Bayern Munich 7-1 Salzburg (8-2 agg): Lewandowski with a record-breaking hat-trick.

Bayern Munich crushed Salzburg 7-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals. Robert Lewandowski scored a record-breaking hat-trick.

After battling in the first leg’s 1-1 draw three weeks ago, Lewandowski came out firing in the second and had a treble by the 23rd minute. The hat-trick was the first in Champions League history.

After a promising start, Bayern demolished Salzburg, and Serge Gnabry was on target as Bayern scored four goals in the first half for the fourth time in a Champions League knockout game – more than all other clubs combined.

Between a double from Thomas Muller and a goal from Leroy Sane, substitute Maurits Kjaergaard pulled one back for Salzburg in a one-sided match that saw Bayern triumph 8-2 on aggregate.

Following a VAR review, Lewandowski buried a penalty after his brilliant move drew a foul from Maximilian Wober, who then had a free-kick he gave away after a tackle on the Pole upgraded to a spot-kick. It produced in another cool finish from the striker into the bottom-left corner.

When Lewandowski blocked Salzburg goalkeeper Philipp Kohn’s clearance and bundled the ball home with his thigh after it rebounded off the post, he completed his hat-trick.

The onslaught continued when Kingsley Coman intercepted Mohamed Camara on the edge of Salzburg’s box, and Gnabry blasted home from the Frenchman’s ball.

As Bayern continued to dominate after the restart, Muller rifled a beautiful finish into the bottom-right corner, but Kjaergaard drew one back for Salzburg nine minutes after replacing Chukwubuike Adamu.

In the 83rd minute, Sane set up Muller for his second goal of the game, and two minutes later, he was on target himself, directing Lewandowski’s flick home at the near post to complete a stunning triumph.

Source: Liverscore News

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