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Marseille in quarters

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

PARIS - Marseille squeezed into the Champions League quarter-finals after a stunning conclusion to their last-16 tie with Inter Milan on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich blitzed FC Basel 7-0 to reach the last eight.

Marseille's match at San Siro looked destined for extra time after Inter's Diego Milito levelled the tie on aggregate in the 75th minute, only for substitute Brandao to slam home in injury time to put Didier Deschamps' side in front.

There was still time for Giampaolo Pazzini to put Inter 2-1 up on the night with a 96th-minute penalty, after goalkeeper Steve Mandanda had been sent off for bringing him down, but the French side went through on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

It will be the first time that Marseille have featured in the competition's last eight since they won the trophy with Deschamps as captain in 1993.

Bayern enjoyed a vastly more comfortable evening at their Allianz Arena home, which will host May's final, despite facing a side that had put paid to Manchester United in the group phase.

Having thrashed Hoffenheim 7-1 at the weekend, Bayern raced into a 3-0 half-time lead to erase Basel's 1-0 first-leg advantage.





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