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Bayern take control

Bayern take control (©GettyImages)
Bayern take control (©GettyImages).

Marseille's decision to field third-choice goalkeeper Elinton Andrade backfired as his mistake gifted Bayern Munich the opening goal in their 2-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win.

The 32-year-old, preferred to number two Gennaro Bracigliano with first choice Steve Mandanda suspended, allowed Mario Gomez's shot to squirm under his body in the 44th minute of the first leg at the Stade Velodrome.

It was Gomez's 11th Champions League goal this season, behind only Lionel Messi, and 37th in all competitions and kept them on course to reach the final at their own Allianz Arena stadium. Arjen Robben added a classy second midway through the second half to put the Germans on the brink of a place in the last four.

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