Bayern Munich sealed their place within the Champions League quarter-final on Saturday, as they beat Chelsea 4-1 (7-1 on combination) on the Allianz Arena.
Bayern struck first inside the opening 10 minutes, as Willy Caballero introduced Robert Lewandowski down inside the field. The Pole duly transformed his penalty, giving Die Roten even more respiration space along with his 52nd goal of an unbelievable season.
The hosts doubled their lead when Mateo Kovačić was caught in possession, Lewandowski then rolling the ball throughout to Ivan Perišić who slotted home. Callum Hudson-Odoi thought he had a comfort goal for the guests, but it was disallowed by VAR for offside from Tammy Abraham within the buildup.
Abraham lastly pulled one back for Chelsea after Manuel Neuer pushed Emerson’s low cross right into the striker’s toes, before Corentin Tolisso got here off the bench to lash it past Caballero – discovering acres of space within the field to seal the win for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side.
Lewandowski’s second of the evening made it 7-1 on combination, emphatically heading home to give the Bavarian giants an evening to bear in mind. Bayern Munich journey to Lisbon for the Champions League quarter-final, the place they may meet Barcelona next Friday.
Manuel Neuer (GK) – 6/10 – Made just a few first rate saves and had strong distribution all game long. Should have finished better for Chelsea’s goal, with a uncommon error permitting Abraham to faucet it in.
Joshua Kimmich (RB) – 6/10 – Was very lively on the right flank, by no means looked out of his depth going forward on the back foot when defending. Made certain Mason Mount couldn’t make an affect on the left wing.
Jérôme Boateng (CB) – 6/10 – Kept Bayern’s defence collectively and did nicely in containing the guests’ assault. Was unfortunate to finally go off injured, albeit after a formidable hour on the back.
David Alaba (CB) – 6/10 – Helped FCB stay compact on the back, and labored very nicely alongside Boateng and Süle – adapting nicely to the change of centre-back accomplice.
Alphonso Davies (LB) – 8/10 – Was the standout defensive player, energetic and constructive all through the game. Created a number of key probabilities and was excellent going up and down the left flank.
Leon Goretzka (DM) – 7/10 – Put in a strong shift in midfield, helped management the midfield battle for the hosts. Did nicely to often drive the ball forward and was very comfy on the coronary heart of Bayern’s efficiency.
Thiago (DM) – 6/10 – Made some good passes into the final third and was unfortunate not to score Bayern’s third, but usually put in an uninspiring efficiency. Linked up properly with Goretzka in a defensive midfield pivot.
Serge Gnabry (RW) – 6/10 – Was surprisingly quiet in a trademark attacking efficiency from Bayern. Rarely had an opportunity to drive forward with the ball, nor did he have any clear reduce alternatives to add to his first leg brace.
Thomas Müller (AM) – 7/10 – Very strong on the coronary heart of the assault as normal. Unlucky not to score after the break, but managed Bayern’s play within the final third.
Ivan Perišić (LW) – 7/10 – Put in an outstanding efficiency on the left wing and precipitated issues for Chelsea the complete evening. Neat finish for Bayern’s second goal.
Robert Lewandowski (FW) – 9/10 – Put in one other trademark striker’s efficiency. Did nicely to win the penalty and open the scoring, was incredible to get two assists both side of the break and capped it off with a strong header to make it 53 goals for the season.
Niklas Süle (CB) – 6/10
Philippe Coutinho (LW) – 5/10
Álvaro Odriozola (RB) – 5/10
Corentin Tolisso (DM) – 7/10
Javi Martínez (DM) – N/A
Willy Caballero (GK) – 5/10 – Started off badly by conceding a penalty in opposition to Lewandowski, and will have finished better for Bayern’s different goals. Did make some vital saves, but couldn’t handle Die Roten’s attacking firepower.
Reece James (RB) – 6/10 – Managed to include Davies for almost all of the game, with some good battles in opposition to the Canadian. Did nicely and looked comfy in place of César Azpilicueta.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – 6/10 – Had a combined evening in Munich, with a incredible block complemented by some poor marking and defending inside the field. Was essentially the most strong defender nonetheless, but struggled to stay on top of Lewandowski.
Andreas Christensen (CB) – 5/10 – Really struggled to address Bayern’s assault, was typically out of position and looked very uncomfortable within the coronary heart of defence.
Emerson (LB) – 5/10 – Defended nicely within the opening quarter of the game, but then utterly collapsed in maintaining Bayern at bay. Very disappointing evening for the Italian, ought to have finished better for both second-half goals.
N’Golo Kanté (DM) – 7/10 – Was the one player who actually looked in place all through the game, led Chelsea by instance as captain for the evening. Made some first rate passes and did nicely to come into the workforce and stabilise the midfield.
Mateo Kovačić (CM) – 6/10 – Made a really poor mistake to be caught out for Bayern’s second goal. Did finally settle into the game, his European credentials have been important but not sufficient for the Blues.
Ross Barkley (CM) – 5/10 – Did not leave his mark on the game, wasted a number of probabilities within the final third and didn’t positively affect the midfield or the game.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) – 6/10 – Was unlucky to have his first half goal disallowed, but was very constructive and energetic in assault. Could have finished more to proceed the assault on events, but was first rate total.
Tammy Abraham (FW) – 7/10 – Took his and Chelsea’s solely massive probability to score, exhibiting nice consciousness and positioning to information the ball home from point-blank vary.
Mason Mount (LW) – 5/10 – Failed to affect the game and break past Bayern’s defence, as was the case within the first leg.
Olivier Giroud (FW) – N/A
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