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Ivica Olić (pictured) scored a hat-trick and Bayern Munich blasted Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade de Gerland to advance to the Champions League final against either Barcelona or Internazionale. Olić scored in the 26th, 66th and 77th minutes to give Bayern a 3-0 victory and a 4-0 aggregate score. The Germans did all of this without the services of Franck Ribéry who was of course red carded in the first leg at the Allianz Arena. Instead it was Olić, the 30-year old Croatian who just joined Bayern this year from Hamburg who sealed the first trip to the Champions League final since Bayern took home Europe’s most coveted prize in 2001. As for Lyon, it was a shambolic performance of the highest order. All of the old sayings about French resistance were renewed as OL played a man down for the final half-hour after Cris was sent off. Even at full strength, OL were no match for Bayern.

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  4. Ive always looked at bayern’s roster and wondered how they werent at the top the last couple years…the addition of robben and i dont know who else (havent followed that close) have finally put them back up there. I think they thoroughly dominated lyon and definitely deserve to be in the championship – their away goal tally is quite impressive in the champs league this year. I will be cheering for them against inter, although i think it’s going to be an awesome match up…

    • I’ll be cheering for Bayern too but I was pulling REALLY hard for Inter today. I didn’t really have a horse in the race but just wanted to watch a good match. However, after that bullshit red card that Sergio coaxed out of the ref by flailing around I was all for Inter. Not to mention the other multiple calls Barca was getting in the first half. I’m shocked Alves didn’t draw a penalty late in the match for his dive. I’m not a big fan of Italian football but I certainly was today.

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