Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hat-trick as Bayern Munich stormed into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after a 7-1 (Agg:8-2) demolition of Salzburg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

Salzburg had given themselves a lifeline heading into the second leg of the tie after holding Bayern to a 1-1 draw but Robert Lewandowski had other ideas in this tie.

The Polish strike was to open the floodgates in the 11th minute from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Wober. It was Wöber who kicked Lewandowski’s standing foot in the box in the 21st minute and the Polish stepped up once more to double his and the host’s tally of the night.

Even before Salzburg could get a breather, Lewandowski took advantage of a monumental mix-up in the visiting defense, challenging the keeper for a bouncing ball outside the area and, after the ball rebounded off him and against the post, tapped into the empty net for his hat-trick just three minutes after his second goal.

Gnabry was to score Bayern’s fourth a minute after the half-hour mark as the hosts raced to a 4-0 scoreline at halftime; the tie then tied on a 5-1 aggregate.

It was going to be a mountainous task for Salsburg to salvage anything in the game and despite an improved second half, Muller was to score a fifth for Bayern after he had been put through by Sane. 18-year-old Kjaergaard was to hammer a goal back past the returning Neuer in the 71st minute.

The goal was just a minor blip as Muller and Sane scored late on to take the tally to seven in the evening.

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