Highlights: Bayern Munich 7-0 Shakhtar Donetsk; Bayern qualify for Champions League quarters in style
Highlights from Bayern's 7-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League
Bayern Munich absolutely demolished Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk at the Allianz Arena. After a goalless first leg, Bayern made sure they scored enough goals for both the matches in the span of 90 minutes.
The floodgates opened as early as the 4th minute when the Germans were awarded a penalty and Shakhtar defender Oleksandr Kucher was sent off. Thomas Muller made no mistake as he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.
The Ukranians did manage to hold Bayern off for the next 30 minutes, but were unable to stop defender Jerome Boateng from tapping the ball in after goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov made a brilliant save to deny Robert Lewandowski. The rest of the half went past without either side troubling the scoresheet further.
The second half saw the most action as a 10-man Shakhtar began to tire and Franck Ribery made it 3 from a very tight angle. Muller got his second of the match just 3 minutes later when he tapped the ball in after finding himself in the right position at the right time when the goalkeeper was left on the ground.
Holger Badstuber got his name on the scoresheet with a brilliant header off a Rafinha cross. Lewandowski was played through on goal in the 75th minute by Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Pole made no mistake and made it 6.
Shakhtar would have been hoping they played tennis as even a tennis match stops at 6-0, but Bayern were in no mood to let go as Mario Gotze put the finishing touches to the match by making it 7-0. Bayern just missed out on the Champions League record by a single goal, which Liverpool set when they beat Besiktas 8-0 in the 2007/08 season.