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Bayern Munich 7-1 FC Red Bull Salzburg (8-2 agg): Hosts thrash Austrians to advance into last eight

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Bayern Munich 7-1 FC Red Bull Salzburg (8-2 agg): Hosts thrash Austrians to advance into last eight
Robert Lewandowski scores
Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more goals for a single team in the Champions League than Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick inside the opening 23 minutes as Bayern Munich thrashed Red Bull Salzburg to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Poland captain, on his 100th start in the competition, confidently stroked home two penalties inside 21 minutes, after twice being recklessly brought down by Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober, the second confirmed after a VAR review.

The first spot-kick, swept into the bottom-left corner, was Lewandowski’s 40th goal of the season in all competitions.

He added his third after chasing down an attempted clearance from visiting goalkeeper Philipp Kohn to tap in from close range.

It is the first time a Champions League hat-trick has been completed as early as the 23rd minute, although it is not the quickest treble in the competition, with that record held by Bafetimbi Gomis following his three goals in eight minutes for Lyon in a 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in 2011.

Bayern’s quick start put them firmly in control of a game that had been billed as “all or nothing” by some in the Bavarian media after the six-time winners were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw in the first leg in Austria.

Matthias Jaissle’s Salzburg had early chances with Nicolas Capaldo and Nicolas Seiwald both guilty of failing to convert glorious opportunities.

They were made to pay for their profligacy by the deadly Lewandowski before another mistake in defence allowed Serge Gnabry to add a fourth with a low shot that squirmed under Kohn, while Thomas Muller thumped in a fifth after the break.

On an otherwise bleak night for the visitors Maurits Kjaergaard did at least mange a consolation with a powerful effort into the top-left corner.

But that only seemed to stir Julian Nagelsmann’s team back into life, with Muller finishing off a well-worked move for number six before Leroy Sane thumped home late on.

Lewandowski masterclass inspires Bayern

Much had been made of Bayern’s defensive vulnerabilities after they only scraped a late draw in the first leg, and Salzburg appeared to have real hope of becoming the first Austrian team to reach the last eight of this competition since 1985.

But when it came to it they simply had no answer to a masterclass at the Allianz Arena, with Lewandowski the catalyst for a simple yet ruthless night’s work by the hosts.

The 33-year-old twice outfoxed Wober to set the tone for the second leg and his third – as he reached 85 Champions League goals in three fewer matches than Lionel Messi and 17 before Cristiano Ronaldo – was all about his determination to keep going.

After Ronaldo (seven) and Messi (five), Lewandowski is now only the third player to score 10 or more goals in three or more different Champions League campaigns.

And not content to rest on his laurels after becoming the top scorer in this season’s competition, Lewandowski was also involved in Muller’s second before teeing up Sane for Bayern’s seventh of the night.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 3-2-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 4SüleSubstituted forNianzouat 66′minutes
  • 21HernándezSubstituted forUpamecanoat 60′minutes
  • 42MusialaSubstituted forRocaat 66′minutes
  • 6Kimmich
  • 10Sané
  • 25Müller
  • 7GnabrySubstituted forSarrat 45′minutes
  • 11ComanSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 66′minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2Upamecano
  • 3Richards
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 14Wanner
  • 18Sabitzer
  • 20Sarr
  • 22Roca
  • 23Nianzou
  • 26Ulreich
  • 38Vidovic
  • 40Tillman
  • 44Stanisic

RB Salzburg

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 18Köhn
  • 43Kristensen
  • 22SoletSubstituted forPiatkowskiat 45′minutes
  • 39Wöber
  • 17Ulmer
  • 7Capaldo
  • 19CamaraSubstituted forTijaniat 67′minutes
  • 11Aaronson
  • 13SeiwaldSubstituted forSucicat 45′minutes
  • 9AdamuSubstituted forKjærgaardat 61′minutes
  • 27AdeyemiSubstituted forSeskoat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mantl
  • 2van der Brempt
  • 4Piatkowski
  • 10Bernede
  • 14Kjærgaard
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 21Sucic
  • 30Sesko
  • 33Walke
  • 37Guindo
  • 44Tijani
  • 95Bernardo

Referee:
Clément Turpin

Attendance:
25,000

Live Text

  1. Match ends, FC Bayern München 7, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1.

  2. Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 7, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1.

  3. Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Maximilian Wöber.

  4. Attempt blocked. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Foul by Kamil Piatkowski (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

  7. Bouna Sarr (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Foul by Nicolás Capaldo (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

  9. Attempt missed. Benjamin Sesko (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brenden Aaronson following a fast break.

  10. Goal! FC Bayern München 7, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1. Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

  11. Goal! FC Bayern München 6, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leroy Sané.

  12. Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Foul by Nicolás Capaldo (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

  14. Hand ball by Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern München).

  15. Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Foul by Maurits Kjærgaard (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

  17. Offside, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Philipp Köhn tries a through ball, but Benjamin Sesko is caught offside.

  18. Foul by Marc Roca (FC Bayern München).

  19. Brenden Aaronson (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Goal! FC Bayern München 5, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1. Maurits Kjærgaard (FC Red Bull Salzburg) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Brenden Aaronson following a fast break.

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