Bayern held to goalless draw by Shakhtar in Lviv

Reuters , Wednesday 18 Feb 2015

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League)
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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