Bayern Munich Vs. Borussia Dortmund Line, 2011 Bundesliga: Franck Ribery Wastes Game's First Chance

That should have been 1-0 Bayern Munch. Arjen Robben, back in the team after recovering from a pubic bone infection, has been pretty quiet all day, mostly thanks to Marcel Schmelzer kicking him as hard as possible whenever he sees him, which is frequently. However, Robben's a crafty sort of fellow, and managed to escape his long-haired assailant for long enough to set up Franck Ribery for the Frenchman to shoot from an angle inside the box.

He probably should have scored and he definitely should have tested Roman Weidenfeller, but instead he blasted the ball at least 20 yards over. Yuck. A few minutes after the miss, Ribery had a penalty call turned down after falling over, which he seems displeased with. Borussia Dortmund hadn't made significant inroads into Bayern territory for some time, but they're still a threat - Robert Lewandowski pulled off a nice bit of skill to blow past Philipp Lahm and cross for Kevin Grosskruetz, but Rafinho just managed to clear for a corner. Manuel Neuer wouldn't have stood a chance if that ball had actually reached the back post.

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