Donovan's Bayern Bundesliga debut (Running Commentary)

Donovan's Bayern Bundesliga debut (Running Commentary)

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Donovan's Bayern Bundesliga debut (Running Commentary)

Landon Donovan Bayern 3 (Getty) 

Landon Donovan has just made his Bayern Munich Bundesliga debut, coming on in the 77th minute with Bayern trailing Hamburg 1-0. Here is a running commentary of the action (Live on GolTV):

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FINAL– Hamburg 1, Bayern Munich 0. And Hamburg moves into first place in the Bundesliga standings. Toni misses a clear header that would have tied it midway through the second half.

How did Donovan do? Some good touches and movement. One nice pass to set up a dangerous Borowski shot.

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92nd minute-  A cross lands at Donovan's feet in the area but his shot is blocked away.

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91st minute– Altintop to Donovan on the right flank, he hits a nice cross in but nobody can get onto it.

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90th minute– Donovan can't get the ball and Bayern keeps falling short in possession.

Two minutes of stoppage.

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88th minute– Lucio races half the field but can't get his 18-yard shot on target. Great run, can't find the net.

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86th minute– Bayern is running out of time here as Hamburg is defending well at home.

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84th minute– Donovan has had some good touches, and a turnover. He definitely doesn't look overwhelmed.

Ribery is trying hard to drive the attack. Toni has a chance to find Donovan streaking down the right but loses possession.

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82nd minute– Ray Hudson just said, "Toni goes down like a big wet girl." Phil Schoen's reply, "Like a what?" Silence.

WoW, Bayern has a shot cleared off the line from Klose.

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82nd minute– Mladen Petrick almost draws a penalty as Hamburg applies the pressure looking to make it 2-0.

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80th minute– Donovan is working on the right flank, having replaced Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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78th minute– Wow, Donovan sets up Tim Borowski with a nice pass and Borowski misses by inches.

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