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Bayern edges closer to group stage
August 17th, 2011 7:21PM

TAGS:  germany, uefa champions league


[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Despite missing a slew of chances, Bayern Munich moved closer to assuring qualification for the UEFA Champions League when it beat FC Zurich, 2-0, at home in the first leg of their qualifying series. Arjen Robben scored one goal and set up Bastian Schweinsteiger for the other.

The only team to lose at home was FC Copenhagen, a 3-1 loser to Viktoria Plzen of the Czech Republic.

Aug. 16
FC Copenhagen (Denmark) 1 Viktoria Plzen (Czech Rep.) 3
BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1 Sturm Graz (Austria) 1
FC Twente (Netherlands) 2 Benfica (Portugal) 2
Arsenal (England) 1 Udinese (Italy) 0
Lyon (France) 3 Rubin Kazan (Russia) 1
Aug. 17
Wisla Krakow (Poland) 1 APOEL (Cyprus) 0
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) 2 Genk (Belgium) 1
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 4 Malmo (Sweden) 1
OB Odense (Denmark) 1 Villarreal (Spain) 0
Bayern Munich (Germany) 2 FC Zurich (Switzerland) 0

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