Seven-star Bayern maul Swiss upstarts
Germany striker Mario Gomez scored four goals as Bayern Munich marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by smashing FC Basel 7-0 in the second leg of their last 16 clash on Tuesday. Match statisticssports Updated: Mar 15, 2012 02:01 IST
Germany striker Mario Gomez scored four goals as Bayern Munich marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by smashing FC Basel 7-0 in the second leg of their last 16 clash on Tuesday.
It was the biggest win in a Champions League knockout match as records tumbled in Munich and Bayern bettered their 7-1 home win over Sporting Lisbon from the 2009 competition, also in the round of 16.
Having come to Germany holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg three weeks ago, Basel's dreams of reaching the Champions League's last eight for the first time were rudely awakened as they lost the tie 7-1 on aggregate.
Basel ended Manch-ester United's involvement in this season's campaign in the group stage, but spent the majority of the match defending and were totally outplayed.
Robben opened the scoring on 11 minutes when he blast ed home from 12 yards. Mueller made it 2-0 with 42nd minute volley. Gomez scored the third as Holger Badstuber squared a freekick and he added his second on 50 minutes when he turned in a Franck Ribery cross. Gomez completed his hat-trick when he latched onto a Ribery cross and headed in on 61 minutes and did the same six minutes later. Robben slotted home the seventh on 81 minutes.
2010 champions knocked out
Milan: Brazilian substitute Brandao scored in injury time to send Marseille into the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since winning the competition in 1993 as they ousted Inter Milan.
Inter won the second round, second leg match 2-1 at the San Siro after a hectic finish in which Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda was sent off giving away a penalty even later in injury time.
Giampaolo Pazzini, who was brought down by Mandanda, dispatched the spot-kick with the last kick of the match to give the Italians victory but they still went out on away goals.
Diego Milito had earlier given Inter the lead 15 minutes from time and the match looked to be heading into extra-time until the eventful three minutes of injury time.
Almost everything in this last 16 tie happened in injury-time with Andre Ayew giving Marse ille a win in the first leg with a last-gasp goal at home.
First Published: Mar 14, 2012 23:44 IST