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Porto blown away at Bayern

Updated 2047 GMT (0447 HKT) April 21, 2015
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German champions Bayern Munich looked in trouble after losing the first leg of its European Champions League quarterfinal with Porto 3-1 but on home soil it blew its opponents away by scoring five goals in the opening 40 minutes and running out 6-1 winners. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
Thiago Alcantara got Bayern off and running after 14 minutes, nodding home from Bernat's cross. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Jerome Boateng was next to find the net, nodding home after Holger Badstuber's flick on. His goal canceled out Porto's first leg lead and leveled the tie at 3-3. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Bayern's third goal was a beauty, as Robert Lewandowski headed home after a cross from Philipp Lahm was touched on deftly by Thomas Muller. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
And after Muller's deflected shot had made it 4-0, Lewandowski was on target again as he rifled home from inside the area to compound Porto's misery and make it 5-0 before halftime. Porto did pull a goal back through Jackson Martinez but after Ivan Marcano was sent off for the visitors, Xabi Alonso made it 6-1 on the night and 7-4 on aggregate. Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
Few sides will fancy meeting Bayern in the final four and its coach Pep Guardiola could now face his former side Barcelona. Guardiola led the Spanish club to two Champions League crowns during his four-year reign. GUENTER SCHIFFMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona's task was a lot easier than Bayern's after it won 3-1 away against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of its quarterfinal, and when Neymar grabbed a first half double the match was all but over. JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Neymar rounded the goalkeeper from Andres Iniesta's pass for his first before the Brazilian striker nodded home powerfully from compatriot Dani Alves' cross to make it two. David Ramos/Getty Images