Chelsea’s tall ambition of reaching the Champions League quarterfinals in Munich after crumbling 3-0 at home nearly five months ago proved to be a ‘Mission Impossible’.
Their battered image was further damaged with a 4-1 defeat by Bayern Munich as the hosts’ Robert Lewandowski continued his incredible form this year.
So the Germans progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals with a dominant victory over the Blues and will face Barcelona in Lisbon to compete for a place in the last four
The Bavarians went into the match with one foot already in the last eight thanks to their 3-0 aggregate advantage from the first leg, and were rarely troubled by an injury-struck Blues team.
Robert Lewandowski won and converted a penalty to put the tie to bed in the 10th minute, before Bayern pounced on a Mateo Kovacic error and Ivan Perisic doubled the lead in the first half.
Tammy Abraham pulled one back for Frank Lampard’s side just before the break but Bayern restored their two-goal cushion as Corentin Tolisso nodded home from Lewandowski’s cross in the second half.
Lewandowski then capped his masterclass by adding his second of the evening, latching onto a cross with a powerful header to complete the commanding victory.