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A decade on: Match Report - Bayern Munich 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers shocked Bayern ten years ago today

Bayern Munich v Bolton Wanderers -UEFA Cup Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ten years ago today, Bolton Wanderers achieved one of the greatest results in the club's history. In front of 66,000 fans at the Allianz arena, Bolton Wanderers scored a late goal to leave Munich with a 2-2 draw.

Arguably one of the best highlights of Wanderers' UEFA Cup campaigns, the match will be best be remembered as Kevin Davies' finest hour in a Bolton shirt.

As Wanderers were in a relegation battle at the time, Gary Megson selected a weakened side.

Bolton: Al Habsi, Andrew O'Brien, Cid, Michalik, Gardner, Alonso (Giannakopoulos 56), Nolan, Guthrie, McCann, Braaten (Teymourian 77), Davies.

I mean, how Wanderers didn't get annihilated with a defence like that I'll never know. No Nicolas Anelka, no Ivan Campo, no Jussi Jääskeläinen and no El-Hadji Diouf. It just makes the result that bit more special.

Bayern's team that night was as strong as it could get.

Bayern Munich: Kahn, Jansen, Lucio, Van Buyten, Lell, Ribery (Kroos 60), Ottl, Van Bommel, Schweinsteiger (Altintop 73), Podolski (Toni 57), Klose

From the legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to the wonderkids, it was a team full of talent. One that would expect to steamroller such a small English side like Wanderers.

Bolton shocked Bayern (and the world) eight minutes into the game, when Ricardo Gardner's effort was deflected past Kahn to give Wanderers an unlikely lead. It was Gardner's first goal in almost five years, much to the delight of the travelling Wanderers fans.

As expected, Bayern upped their game, with Lucas Podolski, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger terrorising the Bolton defence. Half an hour into the game, Bayern were level as Podolski beat Al-Habsi with a driven shot.

Schweinsteiger then missed a great chance to give Bayern the lead, so the two sides when into half time with the score tied at 1-1. Although, Munich wouldn't have to wait long to take the lead.

Just four minutes into the second half, Podolski scored his second of the game, thanks to the superb run from Franck Ribery. The Frenchman put it on a plate for Podolski, who couldn't miss from close range.

Ribery nearly got onto the score sheet himself, only to be denied by a quite brilliant save from Ali Al-Habsi. The Oman international was on fine form.

With Bayern seemingly in full control, Ottmar Hitzfeld opted to take off Ribery, Schweinsteiger and Podolski. What a mistake that turned out to be. With ten minutes to go, Wanderers got their famous equaliser.

Andranik's quick throw ('member him?) was flicked by Kevin Nolan into the path of Kevin Davies, who fired the ball under Kahn to ensure Wanderers left Munich with the unlikeliest of draws. It was Davies' first goal of the season, and is easily his best in a Wanderers shirt.

Bolton would go on to reach the last 16 of the competition before being knocked out by Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.