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Football: Holders Bayern brush aside United to reach semis

Published on Apr 10, 2014 6:00 AM
(From left) Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, David Alaba and Mario Mandzukic celebrate Mueller's goal against Manchester United during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Munich on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MUNICH (AFP) - Holders Bayern Munich romped into the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at home to Manchester United in Wednesday's, April 9, 2014, quarter-final, second-leg to win 4-2 on aggregate.

Having drawn 1-1 at Old Trafford in last week's first-leg, Bayern had to come from behind after United's left-back Patrice Evra put the guests ahead with a superb second-half strike at Munich's Allianz Arena.

But Bayern equalised just 69 seconds later through a diving Mario Mandzukic header, the first of their three goals in the final half an hour.

Thomas Mueller then tapped Bayern into the lead before Arjen Robben slotted the hosts' third to knock David Moyes' United out of the competition.

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