This is called a patch. Bayern Munich crushed Salzburg (7-1) to score their ticket to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. After losing to Inter Milan (1-0) at Anfield, Liverpool will also witness this stage of the competition.
At the Allianz Arena, Bayern showed a completely different face from that which appeared during the first leg in Austria (1-1), as Kingsley Coman grabbed the equalizer in the last minute of regulation time. On Tuesday, the injured monster made a short run of RB Salzburg. The show of strength bears the stamp of Lewandowski, whose “hat-trick” (12, 21, 23) in 11 minutes stunned the visitors and set the stage for an easy success, in which Serge Gnabry (31) also took part. Thomas Muller (31), 54, 83) and Leroy Sane (85).
23 minutes for a “hat-trick”
The attackers quickly shook off the doubts that they had been able to accompany the Bavarians in recent days, with a frantic defense at times, and were tackled rough three weeks ago by the eight-times champions Austria. As usual, the main role then went to “Louis”, the Polish striker is now at the top of the scorers’ list, ahead of the Ivorian of Ajax Sebastian Haller (11 goals), with 12 units in eight European matches this season.
Muting on his way out, he made up for it by converting two penalties on Tuesday, which he himself took in front of Maximilian Wober. Then he was rewarded for his fight again: on a pass from Muller, he blocked the goalkeeper who came to meet him and pushed the ball back, which was pushed back first by a pole. Incidentally, the 33-year-old striker scored the fastest hat-trick after kicking off the C1 meet, 23 minutes after Clément Turpin whistled. He is one minute ahead of Marco Simone’s previous record with Milan, against Rosenborg in 1996.
Liverpool says thank you in the first leg
If the 2020 European champions shine, it won’t be for their predecessors in 2019, Liverpool, who lost 1-0 at Anfield at the hands of Inter Milan. The Reds struggled against the Italian champions, but rejoined the top eight in Europe thanks to the success (2-0) they achieved late three weeks ago at the San Siro.
There was no success on the English side on Tuesday. A header was blocked by Virgil van Dijk (31), two attempts by Mohamed Salah failed at the post (52, 76), and another golden opportunity signed by Luis Diaz (90 + 2) was thwarted by an Italian. For their part, the Interests played the blow completely and achieved the best results thanks to Lautaro Martinez (61), the top scorer against Van Dijk in a very passive way and bypassing Alisson.
But the 24-year-old Argentine’s first European goal, who scored a hat-trick on Friday in the league, was not enough. The team led by Simone Inzaghi struggled with Alexis Sanchez (63th place) being sent off in the second half for a second yellow card. However, she did display a compelling face for her comeback after ten years of absence in the final stages of C1.
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