The coronavirus pandemic has modified nearly every thing concerning the Champions League. Empty stadiums, video games in August and a match in Portugal.
However Bayern Munich retains successful, and Robert Lewandowski retains scoring.
The Poland striker scored twice and arrange two extra objectives as Bayern beat Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday for a 7-1 win on mixture in Munich to e-book a ticket to Lisbon.
Bayern has gained 18 straight aggressive video games going again to February and hasn’t misplaced since December. Subsequent up is a quarterfinal in opposition to Barcelona, which beat Napoli 3-1 in Saturday’s different sport.
“We needed to win the sport and present we had been choosing up the place we left off,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick informed Sky, including of Barcelona: “As with every opponent, now we have the requisite respect and we’re going to organize properly.”
Lewandowski has 13 objectives in seven Champions League video games this season — placing Cristiano Ronaldo’s document of 17 inside attain — and 53 in 44 throughout all competitions.
Bayern began with a 3-Zero lead from the primary leg in February and took the lead on the evening after 10 minutes when Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot after he’d been tripped by goalkeeper Willy Caballero when by means of on objective.
It was a well-recognized story for Chelsea after a season peppered by goalkeeping blunders. Caballero was beginning after Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped to the bench following a string of errors.
Lewandowski was the important thing man once more for Bayern’s second objective, holding up the ball within the 24th and turning to play in Ivan Perisic, who ran onto the go from the best and hit the ball previous Caballero.
Chelsea was left needing 5 objectives to win and almost began an unbelievable comeback quickly after when Callum Hudson-Odoi put the ball within the web, solely to see his objective dominated out for offside by Tammy Abraham within the buildup.
Abraham did get a objective for Chelsea simply earlier than halftime when Bayern ‘keeper Manuel Neuer gifted him the ball when clearing a cross.
Corentin Tolisso added one other for Bayern within the 76th when he was left unmarked to fulfill a cross from Lewandowski. Then Lewandowski headed within the fourth off an help from Alvaro Odriozola eight minutes later.
Flick stated Bayern’s gamers can have breakfast with their households earlier than flying to Portugal on Sunday afternoon and getting into the UEFA bubble for the quarterfinals onward. Bayern and Barcelona play one another on Friday in a single-game format.