Shakhtar Donetsk's Taison (R) fights for the ball with Bayern Munich's Rafinha during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match in Lviv, February 17, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
Bayern Munich were held to a goalless draw by Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions league last-16 first leg in Lviv on Tuesday with the German side reduced to 10 men following the second-half sending off of Xabi Alonso.
Alonso, who was making his 100th Champions League appearance, was dismissed with 25 minutes remaining following a second booking from Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Bayern, who trounced Hamburg 8-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, were stifled by a Shakhtar side, playing their first competitive game in two months.
Shakhtar's solid rearguard display maintained their chances of reaching the Champions league quarter-finals for the second time while Guardiola’s Bayern will need to adopt a less cautious approach in the return leg in Munich on March 11.
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