Bayern Munich route to the final

  • Last Updated: May 18 2013, 18:46 BST

We take a look at how Bayern Munich progressed to the Champions League final on May 26.

Bayern Munich: Beat Barcelona to reach CL final
Bayern Munich: Beat Barcelona to reach CL final

September 19, 2012 v Valencia (H) 2-1

Bayern Munich got their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start thanks to a 38th-minute strike from Bastian Schweinsteiger before Toni Kroos netted in the 76th minute. Nelson Valdez

scored a last minute equalised for Los Che.

October 2 v BATE Borisov (A) 1-3

Bayern were shocked at Belarusian champions BATE, who went ahead through Alyaksandr Pawlaw in the 23rd minute. Vitali Rodionov put them two up 12 minutes from time before Renan Bressan added a third. Franck Ribery netted a consolation in in jury time.

October 23 v Lille (A) 1-0

Thomas Muller's 20th minute penalty was enough for Bayern, who got back to winning ways in France.

November 7 v Lille (H) 6-1

Bayern cruised past poor Lille at the Allianz Arena, with Schweinsteiger starting the scoring in the fifth minute. Claudio Pizarro bagged a 15-minute first-half hat-trick, while Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos were also on the scoresheet. Salomon Kalou scored a Lille consolation in the second half.

November 20 v Valencia (A) 1-1

Bayern needed a late Muller strike to cancel out Sofiane Feghouli's 77th-minute effort as the Spaniards picked up a point.

December 5 v BATE Borisov (H) 4-1

Bayern avenged their defeat in Belarus with a crushing victory in Bavaria. Mario Gomez grabbed his first goal of the competition in the 23rd minute before Muller put them two up nine minutes into the second half. Xherdan Shaqiri and then David Alaba found the target with Egor Filipenko scoring a last-minute consolation.

February 19, 2013 Last 16, first leg v Arsenal (A) 3-1

Kroos and Muller put Bayern in control in the first half before former Bayern striker Lukas Podolski pulled one back early in the second half. Mario Mandzukic seemingly put the tie beyond the Gunners 13 minutes from time.

March 13 Last 16, second leg v Arsenal (H) 0-2 (agg 3-3, Bayern win on away goals)

Bayern were given a scare by Arsenal in the home leg with Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny finding the target for the visitors.

April 2 Quarter-final, first leg v Juventus (H) 2-0

Alaba gave the home side the ideal start as he netted inside the opening 60 seconds before Muller put them in the driving seat after 63 minutes.

April 10 Quarter-final, second leg v Juventus (A) 2-0 (agg 4-0)

Bayern were equally dominant in Turin as a strike in the 64th minute by Mandzukic put them firmly in control of the tie before Pizarro scored in added time.

April 23 Semi-final, first leg v Barcelona (H) 4-0

Bayern dominated from start to finish in Bavaria to register an astounding win over Tito Vilanova's Barcelona. Muller got the ball rolling after 25 minutes before Gomez doubled their advantage four minutes into the second period. Robben put them three up after 73 minutes before Muller completed the scoring eight minutes from time.

May 1 Semi-final, second leg v Barcelona (A) 3-0 (agg 7-0)

Bayern's dominance was there for all to see at the Nou Camp as goals from Robben (48), a Gerard Pique own goal (72) and Muller (76) saw them home.


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