Bayern Munich made it through to the Champions League semi-finals by defeating Portuguese side FC Porto 6-1 at the Allianz Arena in their second leg tie.
The Bavarians went into the game 3-1 down from the first leg and were missing a number of key players.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side made easy work of victory in this one. Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara started the scoring on 14 minutes, connecting with Juan Bernat’s cross and finding the net from close-range.
It was only Thiago’s second Champions League goal ever, as his first had come in the first leg.
Bayern levelled the aggregate score on 22 minutes, as centre-back Jerome Boateng headed past the helpless Fabiano. On 27 minutes the German giants were three up.
Good work from Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller down the right resulted in Robert Lewandowski heading past Fabiano.
The home side got lucky for their fourth goal on 36 minutes. Thomas Muller tried a speculative effort from distance that took a heavy deflection off Bruno Indi Martins and squirmed under Fabiano’s legs.
Lewandowski scored his brace six minutes before the break. The Polish international showed some good footwork, before drilling a low shot past Fabiano in the Porto goal. The effort completed what was an extraordinary first half display from the Bavarians.
The Portuguese visitors got a goal back with 17 minutes remaining. Evandro’s cross was headed home by Colombian striker Jackson Martinez from close-range.
It got even worse for Porto as with just three minutes remaining Spanish defender Ivan Marcano was sent-off for a poor challenge on Thiago.
A minute later and Porto’s nightmare was complete, as Xabi Alonso curled a free-kick past Fabiano for Bayern’s sixth of the night.
The victory sent out a message that Bayern Munich are still contenders to win the Champions Leagues this season, even if they did suffer defeat in the first leg of this tie..
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