1860 Munich (h) Intertoto Cup Semi-final Second Leg
5 mins Nobby Solano swung in a right-wing cross and a Gary Speed bullet header found the bottom corner of the Leazes goal, leaving keeper Jentsch no chance. 1-0
42 mins Slack defensive work down the right allowed Borimirov to cross low for Schroth to turn the ball in from close range. 1-1
Half time: Newcastle 1 1860 Munich 1
80 mins 1860 defender Riseth was caught in possession by Lomana LuaLua who raced into the box and rounded the keeper before tucking the ball in from a tight angle. 2-1
89 mins A needless handball from Tyce allowed Nolberto Solano to send Jentsch the wrong way from the penalty spot. 3-1
Full time: Newcastle 3 1860 Munich 1
Uncle Bobby said about new-boy Laurent Robert:
"He was delighted we won and we're now playing a French team, so Laurent may be able to give us some information about them,"
1860 trainer Werner Lorant said:
1860 player Erik Mykland:
Counting all qualifying games, and
matches in the Fairs, UEFA, Cup Winners, Anglo Italian, Champions League
and Intertoto cups, this was our 73rd European tie, and our 38th
victory. Our competitive record against German teams now reads: played
two, won two.
It was a strange night all round for what the
perceived formality of qualifying for the
Intertoto Cup Final. The sun was still shining too brightly for this to feel
evening game and although we're into August there was still
an air of pre-season unreality.
Turnstile and ticket problems caused
congestion prior to kick-off and so inside the ground it was odd to
see vast areas of unpopulated seats. The East Stand was still closed but
the Gallowgate-Milburn corner and the usual away area up in the sky was
There were probably still only 25,000 in the ground when Bobby and a white T-shirted Laurent Robert were paraded on the pitch. However, it was nice to remember just how loud 25,000 can be as the Frenchman was given a rousing reception. The cheers were undoubtedly for the Reunion islander but Bobby and especially his dogged Chairman should also have accepted a hearty slap on the back for not allowing the deal to die.
The ground kept on filling, up to and
beyond kick-off, as the snaking queues were eventually reduced. Some must
have missed our opening forays and one or two probably missed Speed's
United started to turn on the style as
Shola again performed some fancy footwork. One move which saw him Solano
and Bellamy link-up with fast one-touch football was sublime and
Speed almost gave it the perfect finish with a header that he glanced just
The ball was gifted down our left as
Quinn and Elliott pushed forward. With the ball lost
1860 had the weight of numbers to pour forward and when Borimirov got to
the byline he had no problem picking out Schroth to easily
guide the ball into the empty net.
Munich came out with purpose and Max
should have leveled on aggregate when volleying over from a good
position and Given stopped him meeting a Borimirov cross minutes later.
Our midfield looked slow to support the forwards and even slower to help
out the defence, but it was easy to forget that fitness levels are still
around the 75% mark.
Former Celtic defender Vidar Riseth
dallied in defence and LuaLua nicked the ball away from him. LuaLua
bounded into the area, skipped past keeper Jentsch and finished from a
tight angle before his wildly acrobatic celebration.
To conclude, it's still difficult to gain
a true perspective of how Bobby's side is shaping up. Munich did look a
beaten side playing for a bit of pride and they don't look particularly
strong and yet they caused us some problems.
From the Telegraph 1860 (h) match