Bayern Humiliate Porto To reach Semis

Bayern Munich put in a devastating first-half performance to overcome a first-leg deficit and beat Porto to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
Needing a 2-0 win, Bayern were level on aggregate within 22 minutes thanks to Thiago and Jerome Boateng headers.
Robert Lewandowksi put them further ahead and Thomas Muller drove home for 4-0 before Lewandowski added a second.
Jackson Martinez gave Porto some hope, but Ivan Marcano was sent off, with Xabi Alonso scoring from the free-kick.
The result was a boost to the reputation of Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, who was in danger of suffering a Champions League humbling for a second consecutive season.
Since the Spaniard took over the reigning European champions from Jupp Heynckes in 2013, they have dominated in the Bundesliga, losing only four of 63 games.
But they were were beaten 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid in last year’s semi-finals and looked like they might struggle even to reach that stage this time following a 3-1 first-leg defeat in Portugal.
Guardiola had reached the Champions League last four in all five seasons as a coach of Barcelona and the German club.
And Bayern, chasing a second treble in three years, were confident of making it six.
Captain Philipp Lahm was “utterly convinced” the Bavarians would qualify, although Muller warned “everyone just piling forward would be suicide”.


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