[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.)