Bayern routs Basel 7-0 in Champions League

CIARAN FAHEY Associated Press Published:

MUNICH (AP) -- Mario Gomez scored four goals as Bayern Munich routed FC Basel 7-0 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Bayern won 7-1 on aggregate, having lost the first leg in Basel 1-0, and kept alive its dream of playing the final in its own stadium on May 19.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 10th minute and crossed for Thomas Mueller to score in the 42nd before Gomez made it 3-0 with a tap-in before the interval.

Franck Ribery set up Gomez's next three goals, a volley in the 50th, header in the 61st and powerful shot in the 67th as the 26-year-old brought his season tally in the competition to 10 goals.

Robben rounded off the scoring in the 81st.