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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea Lose To Bayern, Napoli Share Spoils With Barca

Bayern Munich crushed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, with Serge Gnabry scoring twice for the German giants.

All the goals came in the second half, as Gnabry’s brace was in the 51st and 54th minute was followed by a Robert Lewandowski finish for his 11th Champions League goal this season.

Chelsea had Marcos Alonso sent off late on following a VAR review after clashing with Lewandowski. The second leg is in Munich on March 18.

Elsewhere, Barcelona grabbed an away goal as they came from behind to draw against Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Italy.

Dries Mertens curled in from 18 yards in the 3oth minute to become Napoli’s joint top scorer of all-time, level with Marek Hamsik on 121 goals.

But Barcelona equalised after 57 minutes when Antoine Griezmann scored from Nelson Semedo’s low cross.

The visitors ended the game with 10 men as Arturo Vidal was sent off late on.

In the 89th minute, he fouled Fabian Ruiz, but then, after the Napoli man reacted, Vidal pushed his head into the midfielder’s face and was shown two yellow cards in quick succession.

The return match takes place at the Nou Camp on Wednesday, 18 March, although the Spanish La Liga leaders will also be without suspended midfielder Sergio Busquets as he picked up his third booking of this season’s tournament.

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