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Bayern Munich Tears Shakhtar Donetsk Into Shreds

The fastest red card in Champions League history helped Bayern Munich ease into the quarter-finals after a 7-0 second-leg win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Despite coming into this last-16 second-leg level after a 0-0 draw in Lviv, Scottish referee William Collum dismissed Shakhtar’s Oleksandr Kucker after only three minutes in the Allianz Arena for a foul on Mario Goetze – effectively ending the tie as a contest.

Thomas Mueller converted the resulting penalty to give the Bavarians a lead that they never looked like relinquishing.

Jerome Boateng smashed in from close range after Robert Lewandowski’s shot had been saved to double the host’s lead, and opened the floodgates in the process.

Franck Ribery scored a fine third just after the interval following a neat one-two with Boateng, before Mueller added a fourth on 51 minutes after good work from Ribery to set him up.

Defender Holger Badstuber got in on the act to add a fifth with a firm header from a Rafinha cross as Die Roten ran riot.

Lewandowski netted a sixth after racing clear, and Goetze completed his side’s joint-highest Champions League win late on as Bayern had the easiest of nights after what promised to be such a tricky clash pre-match.

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