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Rare hat trick powers Bayern into final
April 27th, 2010 6:42PM

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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Croatian striker Ivica Olic scored a hat trick -- only the second ever in a Champions League semifinal -- to lead Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win at French club Lyon and a place in the final.

Bayern will meet the winner of the Barcelona-Inter Milan series in the final to be played May 22 in Barcelona.

Olic's first goal in the 26th minute followed a long period of Bayern domination and all but clinched the series for Bayern which went into the second leg with a 1-0 advantage.

He then added two goals in the second half after Lyon captain Cris had been sent off for receiving two yellow cards, the first for a foul on Olic and the second for dissent.

"I didn't think we'd win in such a one-sided manner and that I'd get three goals," Olic said on German TV afterward. "That's just incredible in a match like this."

Bayern has not reached the final since winning in 2001.

April 27 in Lyons
Lyon 0 Bayern Munich 3. Goals: Olic 26, 67, 78
Lyon -- Lloris, Reveillere, Cris, Boumsong, Cissokho (Gomis 46), Gonalons, Makoun, Govou, Delgado (Pjanic 67), Bastos, Lopez (Ederson 79).
Bayern Munich -- Butt, Lahm, Van Buyten (Demichelis 46), Badstuber, Contento, Robben (Klose 76), Schweinsteiger (Alaba 78), van Bommel, Altintop, Mueller, Olic.
Red card: Lyon -- Cris 49.
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland).
(Bayern Munich wins 4-0 on aggregate.)



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