One had to be more than usually optimistic on Chelsea's behalf to see the London club go from Champions League ottendedelsfinalen against Bayern Munich on Saturday night.
And how did not. On the contrary.
After winning 3-0 at stamford bridge back in February, the German club, two strokes under his dominance by winning 4-1 at home at the Allianz Arena.
This is Chelsea, who had Andreas Christensen with throughout the match, out with a comprehensive defeat of the crushing 1-7.
the Victory makes Bayern ready for the quarter-final against Barcelona 14. august.
the quarter-finals to be played as a part of the finalestævnet in Lisbon, Portugal. Here played both the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals over one match.
Bayern had not played a match of importance since the pokaltriumfen against Bayer Leverkusen 4. July.
It was not, however, to see in Saturday's showdown against Chelsea, who got in trouble from the start against the germans.
the Clock had barely reached seven minutes, when Robert Lewandowski got through and was requested by Chelsea goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero.
For a video walkthrough was a penalty kick doomed, and Lewandowski kicked even Bayern at 1-0 with his usual precision.
Stjerneangriberen left then the stage to team-mate Ivan Perisic, who doubled the lead on the polakkens paper midway in the first half.
the Best as the fight seemed to be under control for the hosts, scoring the guests ' Callum Hudson-Odoi on a long shot.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard cheered at the prospect to get a glimmer of hope left, but a few minutes later, the goal being cancelled because Tammy Abraham was offside in the opspillet.
Photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/Ritzau Scanpix
WAS the judgment she did not immediately the young Chelsea players, and shortly before the break reduced the Abraham even after a rare mistake by the Bayern-keeper Manuel Neuer.
Thomas Müller should have brought Bayern ahead with two after the break, but formøblede its great offer in front of the box.
Nor Thiago Alcântara had luck with a header in the open position. Instead featured indskifteren Corentin Tolisso, as he stood completely blank in the field a quarter of an hour before the time, before Lewandowski put the sentence with the head.
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