Munich: Allianz Arena saw one of the most tremendous comebacks in the history of UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich overturned a two-goal deficit for the first time in a Champions League tie to register a 6-1 victory over Porto. Bayern cruised to the semi-final stage of the UEFA champions league with 7-4 on aggregate.
Pep Guardiola’s side almost made the impossible, possible on Tuesday night. Within minutes, Bayern equalised Prto’s goal tally. Thiago Alcantara, Jerome Boateng, two from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller’s deflected effort equalled Porto’s tally before surpassing it.
Jackson Martinez reduced the arrears on 73 minutes, and missed a glorious chance to set up what would have been a grandstand finish, before their hopes of an unlikely comeback were dashed when Ivan Marcano picked up a second yellow card and Porto ended the game with 10 men.
Xabi Alonso ensured Bayern would have the last word by converting the resulting free kick two minutes from time, as the 2013 champions booked their place in the hat for Friday’s semi-final draw in Nyon. This was Bayern’s sixth-consecutive semi-final appearance in Europe’s elite club competition.