Gomez scores four as Bayern humble Basle
Mario Gomez scored four goals as Bayern Munich destroyed Champions League upstarts Basle 7-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The rampant Bavarians, who scored seven for the second match in a row, handsomely avenged their shock 1-0 first-leg defeat as they went through 7-1 on aggregate to keep alive their dream of playing the final in their own Allianz Arena stadium.
Basle's hopes of becoming the first Swiss team to reach the quarterfinals for 33 years were in tatters by halftime as Arjen Robben, Thomas Mueller and Gomez put Bayern 3-0 ahead.
Gomez added three more 18 minutes after halftime, leaving him one short of Lionel Messi's record Champions League haul against Bayer Leverkusen, as Bayern handed the Swiss their worst-ever European defeat.
Robben completed the scoring with nine minutes left
It was the biggest winning margin in a Champions League knockout match and Bayern's most emphatic victory in the Champions League.