Inter shocked by Marseilles as Bayern hit seven
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A final 15 minutes of high drama at San Siro ended in Marseilles knocking out Internazionale to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals last night.
The French side lost 2-1 but went through on away goals, having led 1-0 from the first leg. They had goalkeeper Steve Mandanda sent off in stoppage time for a wreckless foul, and Giampaolo Pazzini scored from the resultant penalty. But the tie was already beyond Inter following Brandao's cool finish in the 90th minute to cancel out Diego Milito's goal 15 minutes earlier.
In the night's other tie, Mario Gomez scored four times as Bayern Munich ran out 7-0 winners over Basle at the Allianz Arena. Bayern were 1-0 down from the first leg in Switzerland but were in complete control on home soil last night, with Arjen Robben settling any early nerves with an 11th-minute opener. Thomas Müller made it 2-0 in the 41st minute before Gomez went on his scoring rampage to put the tie beyond doubt. Robben got his second nine minutes from time, meaning Bayern had scored seven for the second game in a row, having beaten Hoffenheim 7-1 on Saturday.
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