Bayern Munich beats Chelsea to seal UCL Quarter Finals date with Barcelona




Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League quarterfinals after thumping Chelsea on Saturday. Bayern Munich won the second leg, 4-1, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. The Bundesliga winners came into the second leg with a 3-0 advantage, so they ended up with a 7-1 aggregate edge over their Premier League opponent in a tie that began in February.

The German side was able to capitalize on their first leg momentum early as Lewandowski, the competition’s leading scorer, earned a penalty kick in the ninth minute and converted the attempt. Bayern added goals throughout with Ivan Perisic scoring in the 24th minute, and Corentin Tolisso adding to the scoreline fresh off the bench during the 76th minute. Lewandowski headed home the 13th goal of his Champions League campaign in the 84th minute.

Bayern will face Barcelona in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Chelsea was without several starters for this match, including star winger Christian Pulisic and suspended players Marcos Alonso and César Azpilicueta, and had to manage an already-large goal deficit.

Manager Frank Lampard was able use N’Golo Kante and made the questionable choice to keep him in throughout the drubbing. Lampard made only one sub throughout the entire match, which came in the 81st minute as Olivier Giroud came on for the English side’s lone goal scorer, Tammy Abraham




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