Champions See Off United

Holders Bayern Munich made it through to the last four the 2013/14 Champions League after beating Manchester United 3-1 in the second leg of their tie at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening.

The German club were on top 4-2 after the two games against the Premier League side and are still on course for the treble this season.

Patrice Evra gave the visitors the lead on 57 minutes with a superb strike from outside the box to reward first goalscorer backers with Betfair. However, just 90 seconds later, Bayern were back on level terms through Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian forward headed home past United ‘keeper David de Gea to mute the celebrations from the away supporters who had made the trip for the game.

The next big opportunity in the game fell to Wayne Rooney who had a chance to give United what would have been a crucial second away goal. The England international was unable to connect fully, though, with his effort, which was straight at Manuel Neuer in the home side’s goal.

Arjen Robben, who has missed the first leg at Old Trafford, made a difference on his return. It was his assist which set up Thomas Mullen for Bayern’s second. The Dutchman then sealed the result with a strike of his own to make it 3-1 on the evening.

Bayern are still on course for the treble this season as they have already wrapped up the league title in Germany and are in the semi-final of the DFB Pokal where they will face Kaiserslautern. They are also favourites with Betfair to win the premier European competition just like they did 12 months ago.

Manager Pep Gaurdiola is aiming to win the Champions League with two different clubs as he was successful with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.