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German champs Bayern Munich defeated English Premier League club Chelsea 3-0 Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League.

The German side secured a major advantage at London’s Stamford Bridge stadium in the first leg match.

After a quiet first half, German forward Serge Gnabry bagged two goals in the second half, scoring in the 51st and 54th minutes.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored Bayern’s final goal of the game in the 76th minute. Lewandowski has 11 UEFA Champions League goals this season.

The second leg match will take place in Munich, Germany on March 18.

Meanwhile, Spanish giants Barcelona drew

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