Champions League review

Inter out, Gomez leads Bayern rout

March 13, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

There was late drama in Italy as, despite netting a late penalty and winning 2-1, Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League on away goals by a 92nd minute effort from Marseille's Brandao.

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Inter spurned glorious early chances but Diego Milito's scrappy 75th-minute goal appeared enough to force extra-time at least.

But Brandao then scored a goal from nothing in the second minute of stoppage time, and even though there was a further twist when Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda fouled Giampaolo Pazzini, earning a second yellow card and allowing the Italy international to give Inter victory on the night, boss Ranieri's side went out on the away-goals rule.

Mario Gomez hit four goals as Bayern Munich swiftly eliminated the threat of a Champions League exit before humiliating FC Basel 7-0.

The German club, whose Allianz Arena will stage the European final in May, had been embarrassed by a 1-0 loss to Basel three weeks ago at St Jakob Park.

But they warmed up for the game with a 7-1 victory over Hoffenheim on Saturday, a match in which Gomez hit three, and the Germany striker went one better against the Swiss league leaders, profiting from the superb promptings of team-mates Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, an attacking midfield trident the envy of most coaches in this competition.