Liverpool ease past Bayern 3-1 to reach last eight
JC News|March. 13, 2019
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Sadio Mane scored twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday that sent them through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
After the last-16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took control in Munich, bossing the game and nullifying their German opponents.
In-form Mane pounced on a needless charge out of his goal by Manuel Neuer in his 100th Champions League appearance, to round the Bayern keeper with a superb turn before chipping his finish into the empty net to open the scoring in the 26th minute.
Bayern levelled 13 minutes later against the run of play when winger Serge Gnabry beat his marker and his cutback was turned into the goal by Liverpool defender Joel Matip.
Centre back Virgil van Dijk, who had missed the goalless first leg last month, killed off any German hopes of a comeback when he rose high to head home in the 69th minute before Mane headed in his second in the 84th.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Toby Davis)
Bayern vs Liverpool: Why tense, goalless Champions League ties are relics of a bygone eraLiverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - KloppBayern aim to use home advantage to snuff out LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk says Liverpool need big improvement against Bayern to avoid Champions League exitBayern Get Alaba, Coman Boost For Liverpool Clash