The German machine club, Bayern Munich mauled Chelsea of Britain 4-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions League making a 7-1 aggregate in Munich thereby sailing into the quarters to meet Barcelona of Spain on Friday 14th August.
Lanky Robert Lewandowski ran riot with a brace and being involved in all the Bayern goals to dump Frank Lampard's side out of the Champions League last-16.
Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso were also on target for Bayern while Tammy Abraham struck Chelsea's only goal of the tie just a minute before half-time
Callum Hudson-Odoi also had an excellent first half strike ruled out following marginal offside call.
If the damage in this last-16 tie was done in February, when Bayern’s 3-0 win arguably flattered Chelsea, the Germans needed no invitation to rip open old wounds.
Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic stretched their aggregate lead inside 25 minutes before Tammy Abraham reduced the damage. In the end, after Corentin Tolisso volleyed home and Lewandowski found a late fourth, six goals separated the two teams and that felt about right.
Bayern had won every match since that 3-0 win, while Chelsea’s squad had been depleted.
Already without Jorginho and Marcos Alonso through suspension, Lampard’s side had to make history without the injured Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro, Christian Pulisic and Arsenal-bound Willian.
The Munich victory brings a greater challenge in defeating the Carolinian Champions, Barca in the quarters on Friday. 14th August.
Other Quarterfinal matches are Atalanta v St Paris on 12th August; RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid on 13th August and Man City v Lyon on 15th August.
The Semifinals are slated for Tuesday 18th August and Wednesday 19th August while the finals will be played on the Saturday 23rd August.
Matches from the quarterfinal stages will be played on one leg basis because of the Covid-19 pandemic restructuring.