Bayern Munich batters Chelsea, yet again: Three key takeaways

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Bayern Munich players celebrating against Chelsea. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern Munich hammered Chelsea to seal quarterfinals spot in CL.

European football action returned after an unprecedented break. Bayern Munich hosted Chelsea at the Allianz Arena for the second leg of UCL Round of 16. The hosts had secured a comfortable 3-0 margin advantage from their previous thumping victory in London. Fast forward five months, Hansi Flick now had the task to seal their place in the quarter-finals.

The Bavarians are chasing their second-ever treble this season. The record German champions look poised to get their hands on European football’s most priced asset. The second leg against Chelsea was a mere formality for Die Roten. The Blues traveled with a weakened defense and a few others out due to suspension.

Given Bayern’s current form, every fan and football pundit had already predicted the result. Only a miracle could have saved Frank Lampard and his side. Bayern, nonetheless, played out in style. The hosts showed no mercy as they clinched a huge 4-1 win against Chelsea on Saturday, winning the tie on a mammoth 7-1 score on aggregate.

Flick’s men dominated the game. One of the fastest Bayern sides with Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, and Alvaro Odriozola featuring in the match, Chelsea hardly stood a chance to hurt the German juggernauts. With a nosebleed high line and reckless pressing, Flick once again showed the world why Die Roten is here to dominate the European stage. As Bayern face FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of UCL 2020, here are three key takeaways from their second leg triumph over Chelsea.

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