Bayern Game Ends All Square

Last updated : 27 January 2004 By Mad Reporter
The Saints took a seventh-minute lead through a Brett Ormerod headed goal, but Bayern drew level on the hour though Michael Ballack's sweet strike.

The game at St. Mary's also brought the curtain down on defender Francis Benali's 22-year association with the Saints and he made an appearance from the bench.

After the game, Benali told the Saints official website: "I am so glad I had the opportunity to pull on the shirt one more time and I am very grateful to the manager for letting me go on.

"It was wonderful to run out in front of a full stadium and the reception I got was absolutely fantastic. The fact that there was virtually a capacity crowd made it even more special.

"The applause when I went on sent a shiver down my spine and it will live with me for ever."