Bayern Munich crushes Chelsea 4-1 with Lewandowski double
Published by Soamas
August 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Under Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea in Germany.
This Bayern Munich is scary. In the middle of the season, the German club was almost halfway through the Bundesliga and had severe problems at home. As the relationship between the then coach Niko Kovac and the team break. A shy Hans-Dieter Flick took over the reins of the club internally and gave it a 360-degree turn.
The German coach was on trial, as he took over the ‘Bavarian’ technical direction on an improvised basis. Still, he gradually raised the club to what it is today, a machine and the main favourite in this peculiar edition of the Champions League. The key with Chelsea was just a formality, and the overall score sums it up: 7-1 in total.
The Munich-based side proved in the domestic tournament that the more than three-month hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic did not affect them. They had the advantage, though, winning 3-0 in the first leg. All the evidence that a disaster with a taste of a beating was in store for Frank Lampard’s charges, who could not count on William or Pulisic.
The Teutonic squad dominated the match from start to finish, and comfortably. He wanted to do with the English. Robert Lewandowski continued to inspire and was once again the guide of this team. That has several figures, both on the field and on the substitutes’ bench.
With less than ten minutes to go, the blues fell apart. The Polish attacker fell in the area, and VAR took a penalty. He shot himself in goal against a Knight who could do little with such a right hand. The Chelsea team never reacted, and although they were 4-0 down on aggregate, they played too calmly.
In the 24th minute, Kovacic lost the ball to the pressure of Müller and Lewandowski took the shot. But in a gesture of humility, he left it to his teammate Ivan Perišić to score the 2-0 momentary. Pivotal closed in advance and with more than half an hour left in the game.
Before the end of the first half, Neuer was a victim of confidence. Also made a huge mistake, which was taken advantage of by Tammy Abraham. He discounted it for the British. So they went to the break, but with the slogan that not even a miracle would change the destiny. Despite them, Chelsea attempted the first few minutes of the second half, but to no avail, Bayern was impenetrable.
Flick made a few changes from the 60th minute and brought in Süle, Coutinho, Tolisso and Odriozola, even bringing in Javi Martínez at the end. The pieces changed, but the game was the same, vertical, but with less intensity. At the age of 75, with Lewandowski as a supporting actor again, he enabled Frenchman Corentin for the 3-1.
The Pole was not going to stay calm when he dressed as ’10′ and looked for his goal. He found it eight minutes from the end with a magnificent header. 4-1 and if the key was already locked, this goal sent the ‘Blues’ down. That was the end of it. Bayern Munich is now in the quarter-finals and, despite being on an excellent level, will now have to face Messi’s Barcelona.