Robert Lewandoski scored twice and assisted another two as Bayern run riot against a helpless Chelsea.
A comeback might have been the last thing on Frank Lampard’s mind as Chelsea travelled to Bayern Munich. The Blues were already humiliated in the first leg at Stamford Bridge in a 3-0 defeat. They had so many injuries and suspension coming into this game and defensively they have been very weak this season. For Chelsea, the game was more educational as they put on young players to get some good experience. While for Bayern it was more like a warm-up but they did approach the game cautiously. The Bavarians are aware that things won’t be this easy against their quarter-finals opponents and they needed a competitive game as their domestic season ended almost a month ago.
Chelsea started off to the worst possible start as Willy Caballero was guilty of bringing Lewandoski down inside the box. Though initially the former Dortmund striker was deemed offside but after VAR check Bayern were awarded a penalty. The Polish striker made no mistake from the spot and gave Bayern the lead. Chelsea looked confused as they not really very compact nor they were pressing a lot. In the 24th minute, Matteo Kovacic gave the ball away to Thomas Muller and Lewandoski was close by, he passed the ball to Ivan Perisic and he scored Bayern’s second.
However, despite being five goals down on aggregate Chelsea showed good character. Callum Hudson Odoi combined well with Tammy Abraham to score a stunning goal but after a VAR check it ruled out as Abraham came from an offside position. The Bavarians continued to attack Chelsea while the Blues also looked dangerous at times. During the end of the first half, Emerson drilled in a low cross which was spilled by Manuel Neuer and Abraham pounced on it to make the score 2-1 on the night.
Things were similar in the second half as well with Bayern looking to attack and Chelsea trying to match the Bavarians. Later in the game, it felt like Chelsea just want to hear the final whistle as it looked exhausted and out of energy. Bayern fully exploited that with Lewandoski scoring another and assisting another. The Polish striker found himself on the left-wing and he swang in a hopeful cross which was meet by Corentin Tolisso. Chelsea’s marking was very awful and Tolisso very easily came into the Chelsea box to score Bayern’s third. Lewandoski added another one when substitute Álvaro Odriozola run on the right-wing to swing in a cross. The Spaniard’s cross was met Lewandoski’s header which went past Willy Caballero.
The way in which Bayern managed to score so easily against Chelsea was really humiliating. However, Callum Hudson Odoi was a positive for the Blues in a disappointing night. The Englishman hasn’t played a lot this season but he showed Frank Lampard that he is capable of doing good. Bayern have qualified for the next round with a 7-1 aggregate score over two legs. They will now face FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals in Lisbon.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea 4−1 – All Goals & Highlights – 2020
Full time: Bayern Munich 4 (Lewandoski 10’(P), 83’, Perisic’ 24, Tolisso 76’) vs Chelsea 1 (Tammy Abraham 41’)