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Pizarro leads Bayern to 6-1 rout of Lille

Published on Nov 8, 2012 6:28 AM
 

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Bayern Munich ran riot on Wednesday as Claudio Pizarro scored a hat-trick in only 15 minutes in a 6-1 hammering of hapless French side Lille in their Champions League group clash here Wednesday.

The 34-year-old Pizarro needed just a quarter of an hour in the first half to wrap up his treble as Bayern raced into a 5-0 lead after only 33 minutes as the French club suffered their worst away defeat in the Champions League.

Despite the drubbing and after Valencia won 4-2 at home to BATE Borisov, Bayern are only second in the group behind Spaniards while Lille are definitely out having garnered not a single point.

Despite being only Bayern's third-choice striker behind injured German star Mario Gomez and Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, who was rested, Pizarro seized his chance having also scored twice in Bayern's German Cup win last week.

 
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