Bayern Munich Champions League
Bayern Munich will have home advantage if reaching this season’s Champions League final and have been cut to 6/1 with BetVictor to lift the trophy after powering into the last eight with a 7-0 demolition of Basle.
The German giants had to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Switzerland but soon settled any nerves by going ahead in the 10th minute through Arjen Robben.
Thomas Muller then put them in front on aggregate before in-form striker Mario Gomez, who had hit a hat-trick in a 7-1 Bundesliga defeat of Hoffenheim at the weekend, went one better by bagging four goals at the Allianz Arena.
Robben rounded off the magnificent seven with his second of the game nine minutes from time as Bayern sent out an ominous warning to their quarter-final foes.
Marseille are 40/1 to be crowned champions of Europe after a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was good enough to see them go through on away goals.
Diego Milito put the Italian giants ahead on the night with a 75th-minute strike, but Brandao put Marseille in the driving seat in stoppage time and they progressed despite Giampaolo Pazzini scoring for the hosts after visiting keeper Steve Mandanda was sent off in a wild finish at the San Siro.
Inter’s exit is likely to heap even more pressure on manager Claudio Ranieri, but the former Chelsea boss remained defiant.
“It has not been a good year,” said Ranieri. “But should there now be an Inter revolution, no. You should not think of a revolution but a restructuring. The club knows that already. We will keep fighting, the wind has to change. The team can not give any more than it has given.”