Bayern beats Lyon 1-0 in Champions League semis

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MUNICH (AP) — Arjen Robben scored in the 68th minute, and Bayern Munich beat Lyon 1-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of a rough European Champions League semifinal in which both teams finished a man short.

Robben cut inside from the right flank and put the ball under goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a shot the deflected slightly off teammate Thomas Mueller, who ducked in an effort to avoid the ball. The deflection was enough to catch Lloris on the wrong foot.

Bayern winger Franck Ribery was ejected in the 37th minute for a challenge after losing the ball and stepping on Lisandro's ankle. The Argentine was carried off the field, then was booed by partisan fans when he returned.

Lyon defender Jeremy Toulalan received yellow cards from Italian referee Roberto Rosetti in the 51st and 54th minutes, the latter for fouling Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The second leg of the total-goals series is Tuesday in France. In the other semifinal, defending champion Barcelona is home next Wednesday trying to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Inter Milan.

Bayern had more chances throughout the match, while Lyon relied on rare counterattacks and created few threats.