June 28, 2022

FC Salzburg’s Kamil Piatkowski tries to maintain the ball from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Bayern gained 7-1 on March 8, 2022.ANDREAS GEBERT/Reuters

No matter hope Salzburg had of overcoming Bayern Munich was extinguished by Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat trick in 11 minutes.

It was sport over by the point Lewandowski’s third hit the online within the twenty third minute on Tuesday to make it the quickest treble ever seen in the beginning of a Champions League match.

A second leg that began at 1-1 was tilted 4-1 in Bayern’s favour by the striker’s scoring masterclass. An 8-2 mixture win to succeed in the quarter-finals was accomplished by additional targets from Serge Gnabry, a double from Thomas Mueller, and Leroy Sané. At the least Salzburg prevented full humiliation of not scoring with Maurits Kjaergaard netting for the Austrian workforce in Bavaria.

“That was an announcement win,” Bayern captain Manuel Neuer stated. “I believe we confirmed a distinct aspect of ourselves right this moment and didn’t concede as many probabilities on the break. We had been additionally extra secure in defence, which clearly provides us hope that issues can proceed in that vein.”

Tuesday’s different spherical of 16 sport was far tighter.

Liverpool may deal with its first Anfield loss in a 12 months to nonetheless overcome Inter Milan and attain the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Main 2-0 from the last-16 first leg in Italy, Lautaro Martinez’s swerving shot that decreased the deficit within the 61st minute gave the Italian champions a hope of a comeback.

However inside two minutes, Inter’s job was made harder when Alexis Sanchez was despatched off after his follow-through on Fabinho earned him a second reserving.

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Liverpool held on to lose 1-0 and advance 2-1 on mixture. The 2019 Champions League winners are within the quarter-finals for the fourth time in 5 years regardless of its first loss within the competitors this season.

It was three weeks in the past when Bayern was reliant on a late equalizer from Kingsley Coman to keep away from dropping the primary leg.

After failing to attain – and even hit the goal in Salzburg – Lewandowski has now taken his season tally to 42 targets in all competitions.

It took solely 12 minutes to attain his first towards Salzburg, from the penalty spot after being introduced down by Maximilian Wober. The defender fouled him once more and Lewandowski transformed his penalty once more within the twenty first.

The third got here from open play, working onto Mueller’s go after which knocking a shot previous the advancing goalkeeper Philipp Koehn from the sting of the penalty space.

The earlier quickest hat trick from the beginning of a Champions League match got here in 24 minutes from Marco Simone for AC Milan towards Rosenborg in 1996.

“At the moment it was an opponent on a distinct stage,” Salzburg defender Rasmus Kristensen stated. “We had some probabilities however in the event you don’t make them rely, it’s troublesome. We gave the whole lot nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient. It had nothing to do with angle, focus or the match plan. They merely have been higher in all elements – that’s it.”

Coman seized the ball off Mohamed Camara to arrange Gnabry within the thirty first to shoot below Koehn.

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Mueller scored 9 minutes into the second half earlier than Kjaergaard struck an outstanding left-footed comfort for the knockout part newcomer.

However Mueller swept in his 52nd Champions League aim within the 83rd after exchanging passes with Lewandowski and Sané within the buildup.

The rout was accomplished with an help from the striker who began it. Lewandowski back-heeled the ball for Sané to web the seventh within the eighty fifth.