All hope seem lost for Chelsea night as Bayern Munich completed with the authority of a side with no enthusiasm for letting Chelsea free once more. The bay in class was huge from start to finish and, for Chelsea, it is probably not going to feel like anything over a touring exercise when they come back to the location of their most noteworthy triumph for the second leg on 18 March. The tie is unquestionably done.
Bayern Munich, their place in the last eight of the Champions League everything except made sure about following a staggering second-half presentation, acted like they were determined to eradicate the recollections of their mystifying destruction to Chelsea in the 2012 last. Serge Gnabry two goals and another for Robert Lewandowski fixed triumph for the Bundesliga pacesetters, who played the perishing stages against 10 men after Frank Lampard’s side lost Marcos Alonso to a late red card.
For all the references to Bayern’s misery and those remarkable heroics from Petr Cech and Didier Drogba on that well known night in Munich eight years back, it merited recalling that Chelsea began this tie as longshots on purpose. Frank Lampard advised his players that they must be set up to languish over the reason on the eve of the game and that forecast looked canny during a cumbersome opening for Chelsea, who could have been out of it a long time before half-time.
They yielded an area and ownership from the principal whistle. Bayern squeezed forcefully from the front, which has been their way since supplanting Niko Kovac with Hans-Dieter Flick in November, and it’s anything but a misrepresentation to state that they could have scored multiple times during the opening time frame. The Germans controlled midfield on account of the unobtrusive contacts of Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcântara, who was quiet under tension, and peril flared at whatever point Lewandowski dropped profound, pulling endlessly from Chelsea’s back three to connect with Thomas Müller and spread the happen to Kingsley Coman and Gnabry on the flanks.