Bayern Munich demolish Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate to progress into last eight of Champions League

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Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea convincingly as they booked their spot in Lisbon for the quarter-finals.

The Bavarians went into last night’s encounter with a healthy advantage after a 3-0 first-leg victory London. Chelsea would have hoped that their opponents might take a foot off the gas but that wasn’t the case as they followed up with another convincing 4-1 victory as the Allianz Arena last night.

As usual, prime suspect Robert Lewandowski was at the heart of things again, scoring two goals while also laying on two assists.

Yesterday’s double for the Polish striker takes his UCL tally for the season to 13 and he becomes the first player other than the impressive duo of Ronaldo and Messi to reach 13 in a single season. His overall UCL tally also stands now at 66, one above Benzema and only 5 behind Raul in third.

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For Chelsea, the result would have been unsurprising given the gulf in class between both sides. The tie clearly highlights how much improvement the Blues have to make if they are to be back competing amongst Europe’s elites again.

Speaking post-match, Lampard reflected on the tie overall:

We’re obviously disappointed with the defeat but I thought the performance from a number of our players was alright,”

“We competed well in the game in spells, but then we’ve conceded disappointing goals which have come from individual mistakes.

“We’ve learnt a lot from the game tonight – both good and bad – but the bottom line is we will be back. We will learn from this experience and be stronger for it.

“It’s a good exercise to look at a team like Bayern Munich and the experience they have in their squad, and I want to focus on the resilience and the performance levels of the team.

“It was a good experience for us and when you compare our young players with players at Bayern that have lots of appearances in the Champions League, it is promising to see and we will learn from it.

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