Bayern Munich break Champions League record with Basel victory

The German giants are celebrating a major milestone in the Uefa competition as they have secured the biggest victory in the knockout stages in the tournament's current format
Bayern Munich's 7-0 thrashing of Basel is a new record in the Champions League knockout stages in the competition's current format.

Four goals from Mario Gomez, two from Arjen Robben and one from Thomas Muller allowed Bayern to cruise into the quarter-finals of the competition after they had suffered a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their last 16 tie against the Swiss outfit.

The result sees Bayern break the record for the biggest victory in the knockout stages since the Champions League changed its structure in 1992.

The previous record was set at 7-1 and was owned by three different clubs: Barcelona (against Bayer Leverkusen last week), Manchester United (against Roma in 2007) and Bayern (against Sporting Lisbon in 2009).

The Bavarian club will learn who they will face in the next round of the competition on Friday, when the draw for the quarter finals is made.

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