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Bayern took Porto, chewed it to a pulp, spit it out, and buried it under an avalanche of first-half goals to turn the tide of the quarterfinal tie into a wave that the German club can surf to the Champions League semifinals. 

By Alexander Abnos
April 21, 2015

Porto pulled off the shock of the Champions League quarterfinals last week, defeating Bayern Munich 3-1 at the Dragão stadium in Portugal. 

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery hobbled with injuries, many thought Porto had a chance to complete the opposite in the second leg this week, despite missing both of its starting full-backs. 

Bayern took that notion, chewed it to a pulp, spit it out, and buried it under an avalanche of first-half goals to turn the tide of the quarterfinal tie into a wave that the German club can surf to a spot in the Champions League semifinals. 

In a first-half onslaught that in some ways resembled Germany's 7-1 rout of Brazil in last summer's World Cup, Thiago Alcantara got the party started with a simple, close-range headed goal in the 14th minute: 

Jerome Boateng added another headed goal seven minutes later: 

Robert Lewandowski made it a hat trick of Bayern headers, pulling Bayern ahead of Porto on Aggregate after 27 minutes (thanks to a nifty assist from Thomas Muller): 

At this point things just weren't going Porto's way, evidenced by Muller's deflected goal to make it 4-0 after 36 minutes (5-3 on aggregate): 

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Mercy? Hah! Lewandowski got himself another just before halftime to bring the aggregate score to an astonishing 6-3 in favor of Bayern Munich. 

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