Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Bayern Munich 7 – Basel 0 (Agg. 7-1) (Champions League last-16 2nd leg, March 13, 2012) (Longer highlights.) After ten minutes of one-way traffic from Bayern, the Bavarians got a lucky break as the ball deflected into the path of Arjen Robben and the Dutchman smashed in the aggregate equaliser. Basel fell behind in the 42nd minute when a Robben cross was finished at the near post by Thomas Muller. Bayern then moved 3-nil ahead on the night minutes later when Mario Gomez bagged applied a trademark finish from less than a yard. Basel’s CL coffin was sealed minutes after the restart when Mario Gomez superbly volleyed home a Ribery cross to kill off the Swiss. In the 61st, Mario Gomez completed his 12th career hat-trick heading home a Ribery cross from the left. With the result completely over, Mario Gomez began chasing down Messi’s 5-goal haul record as the forward bagged his fourth of the night from yet another Ribery assist. The massacre in Munich continued with Arjen Robben adding a seventh in the 81st.