Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry scores twice as Bayern take control
After they were outclassed by Bayern Munich at the tie at Stamford Bridge, chelsea’s Champions League campaign is definitely over.
Even the Bundesliga leaders followed in the footsteps of closest competitions RB Leipzig, who won Tottenham at this identical stage six days by coming to the funding and making a impressive show.
And when an home defeat was imposed by Bayern at October Arsenal star Serge Gnabry has been the tormentor-in-chief since he revelled to London.
Even the 24-year-old scored four and he also delivered the conclusion product Bayern had jeopardized to be set up from the exceptional Robert Lewandowski, by the kick-off once he hit clinically early in the second half.
Lewandowski snuffed out some hopes Chelsea had of a comeback when he finished a second sweeping assault, fed with the brilliant teenager Alphonso Davies off.
As if that wasn’t enough, Chelsea’s misery was compounded by defender Marcos Alonso being shipped off on after a clash with Lewandowski following the expert Jorginho was ruled out of the leg when he received a silly yellow card for dissent.
Chelsea might have really over-stretched themselves by becoming out of a group comprising Ajax and Valencia , crucial results being a triumph over last season’s semi-finalists in Amsterdam plus also a draw at Stamford Bridge, if they came from 4-1 down.
That, however, has been a step too far.
The warning signals were flashing as Bayern, appearing sharper and much more ingenious than the side well beaten by Liverpool at the stage last year, sliced them.
Chelsea somehow survived the first 45 minutes in tact but the threat from the likes of Gnabry, Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman was obvious, Thomas Muller.
It wasn’t a real surprise when Chelsea with precision opened up for 3 objectives and the side of Frank Lampard simply had no answer in almost any area of the pitch.
When Chelsea had half-chances they could not convert them when dangerous balls flew across the face of purpose there was no-one on the conclusion of them.
Chelsea looked a defeated side when the deadlock has been broken by Gnabry six minutes following the break and also when there is a consolation, and in truth there’s not, it is that the harm might have been a lot worse, even such was the gulf in class.
They pulled off a miracle to win on the Champions League from Bayern within their Allianz Arena in 2012 – but there is no evidence to suggest they will come anywhere.
More to follow.