Bayern Munich completed the procedure against Chelsea and certified their pass to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. After the conclusive 0-3 at Stamford Bridge. The Bavarian giant again thrashed the ‘blues’ 4-1 with a double and two assists from a runaway Robert Lewandowski and sealed his passport for the final at 8 in Lisbon; where on Friday on the 14th, Barca will be measured at the Da Luz stadium.
Lewandowski only takes 10′ open scoreboard
Hansi Flick did not reserve anything despite the tie being sentenced. With neither Benjamin Pavard nor Kingsley Coman due to injury; the manager preferred Ivan Perisic to Philippe Coutinho to cover the French winger’s absence. The watchword was not to give Chelsea a break and Lewandowski only took ten minutes to put it into practice. The Polish striker, after a pass into the hole by Serge Gnabry that left him alone, forced the penalty, at the request of the VAR, before the departure of Willy Caballero and converted the shot.
The 1-0 ended the hopes of achieving the miracle of a Chelsea plagued by casualties but who jumped into the Allianz Arena with energy. The reappearance of N’Golo Kante was the only good news for a Frank Lampard; who returned to the stage wherein 2012. He won the Champions League as a ‘blue’ player against Bayern Munich itself. The German champion did not slacken and maintained the intensity. Thomas Muller, in his 102nd match in the Champions League, stole a ball from Mateo Kovacic and passed to Lewandowski; who found only Perisic to beat Caballero with a placed shot (24 ‘).
Neuer saves the VAR but then gives 2-1
With everything completely decided; Manuel Neuer intervened for the first time to deflect a shot from Emerson Palmieri (24 ‘) to a corner but did not prevent Callum Hudson-Odoi’s goal from outside the area with a spectacular shot. The German goalkeeper was saved by VAR for a previous offside by David Abraham (28 ‘). Just before the break, Neuer wanted to ‘reward’ Chelsea by clearing an Emerson cross badly; the ball was dead and Abraham scored at pleasure (44 ‘).
In the second half, the insatiable Bayern Munich returned to the charge in search of more goals; as if they were already rehearsing their quarterfinal match against Barca. Thomas Muller missed a sung goal with a shot to the center of Alphonso Davies. Who bounced on the grass and went slightly high after the bounce (61 ‘).
Coutinho enters and Lewandowski completes the festival
Already in the final quarter of an hour, with Coutinho in place of Perisic. Lewandowski also once again showed his skills as an assistant by putting a delayed ball from the baseline that Corentin Tolisso, thrown, spliced into the net (76 ‘).
Lewandowski closed the night with a house-brand chopped header behind the center of the recently entered Alvaro Odriozola. The ‘Pichichi’ of the Champions League has 13 goals and is placed, with 66, in fourth place in the historical ranking of top filmmakers of the competition. He has 53 in the calculation of the season and; without a doubt, he will be the great threat of Barcelona in Da Luz.