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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Football

Majestic Bayern through to semifinals
Reuters
Turin, April 11, 2013
First Published: 23:48 IST(11/4/2013)
Last Updated: 23:50 IST(11/4/2013)

Bayern Munich continued its march toward a second consecutive Champions League final with a 2-0 win at Juventus on Wednesday, securing a 4-0 win on aggregate and a place in the semifinals.

Mario Mandzukic all but killed off the tie in the 64th minute, heading in a rebound to leave Juventus needing to score four goals in 26 minutes.

Substitute Claudio Pizarro added Bayern's second in stoppage time, after Arjen Robben had earlier hit the post for the German champions.

The only sour note for Bayern was a booking for Mandzukic after a clash with Giorgio Chiellini. The striker will miss the team's next match.

The victory keeps Bayern in the hunt for a treble this season after winning the Bundesliga with a record six games to spare on Saturday. It has also reached the semifinals of the German Cup. "It doesn't matter who we meet, everyone in the last four can win it, us included," Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said.


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