In this the rematch of the 1999 Champions League final it appeared it would be Manchester United who would edge proceedings with a draw that would have given the Premier League champions the impetus ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford.
Unsurprisingly it was prolific Wayne Rooney who scored the vital goal after just two minutes at the Allianz Arena. Manchester United looked in control and appeared to be heading for a famous win in Munich.
However Old Trafford target Franck Ribery had other ideas when he leveled matters with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Ivica Olic then scored a dramatic late winner to leave the tie balanced nicely ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich 0-1 Manchester United (Rooney)
Bayern Munich 1-1 Manchester United (Ribery)Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United (Olic)