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Bayern Munich 3-2 Chelsea
Chelsea win 6-5 on agg

Chelsea's Didier Drogba, Tiago and Joe Cole celebrate
Chelsea advanced into the Champions League semi-finals despite a defeat against Bayern Munich.

Manager Jose Mourinho watched the game from a hotel as Frank Lampard's deflected shot dented Bayern's hopes of a second-leg comeback on the half-hour.

Claudio Pizarro gave Bayern a lifeline after 64 minutes, scoring after Petr Cech saved from Michael Ballack.

Didier Drogba headed Chelsea's second, and they qualified despite late goals from Paolo Guerrero and Mehmet Scholl.

Chelsea boss Mourinho initially took his place high in the stands in Munich's Olympic Stadium, but had a change of heart before kick-off and was whisked back to the team hotel by taxi.

Bayern gave Chelsea a scare in the fourth minute, when Ze Roberto escaped from Robert Huth and found Pizarro only 12 yards out, but goalkeeper Petr Cech made a crucial block with his legs.

And as the Germans pressed for the crucial opening goal, Bastian Schweinsteiger almost unlocked Chelsea with a brilliant run, weaving past William Gallas and John Terry before shooting narrowly across the face of goal.

But it was Chelsea who broke the deadlock on the half-hour when Lampard scored a virtual carbon copy of a strike in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

He fired in a speculative effort from 25 yards, but a wicked deflection off Brazilian defender Lucio - as at Chelsea - left Oliver Kahn hopelessly wrong-footed.

Bayern midfielder Michael Ballack wasted a glorious chance to give them a lifeline five minutes before the interval, firing over from close range after a poor header from Huth.

Damien Duff could have stamped Chelsea's ticket into the semi-final on the hour when Lampard's free-kick found him unmarked six yards out, but Kahn produced a stunning reflex save from point-blank range.

Bayern were back in contention four minutes later, when Pizarro scored from almost on the goal-line after Cech had turned Ballack's header on to the post.

It sparked a sustained period of Bayern pressure, with Huth deflecting Bixente Lizarazu's cross on to the bar and Eidur Gudjohnsen clearing Ballack's header off the line.

But Drogba killed off Bayern's hopes of a revival with a stunning second for Chelsea 10 minutes from time.

Cole retrieved a loose ball in the corner, and with no danger apparent, whipped in a cross which Drogba glanced past Kahn.

Guerrero's goal in the dying seconds, followed quickly by another from Mehmet Scholl, provided no consolation for Bayern as Chelsea celebrated another Champions League triumph.


Bayern Munich: Kahn, Sagnol, Lucio, Kovac, Lizarazu (Salihamidzic 78), Schweinsteiger, Demichelis (Scholl 52), Ballack, Ze Roberto, Pizarro, Makaay (Guerrero 73).
Subs Not Used: Rensing, Frings, Jeremies, Deisler.

Booked: Kovac.

Goals: Pizarro 65, Guerrero 90 Scholl 90.

Chelsea: Cech, Ricardo Carvalho, Huth, Terry, Gallas, Cole (Nuno Morais 90), Makelele, Lampard, Duff (Tiago 71), Drogba, Gudjohnsen (Geremi 85).
Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Johnson, Smertin, Forssell.

Booked: Gudjohnsen.

Goals: Lampard 30, Drogba 80.

Agg (5-6)

Att: 59,000

Ref: Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez (Spain).


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