Sadio's brace helps Liverpool stun Bayern Munich

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Liverpool record an emphatic win over German giants, Bayern Munich
Liverpool record an emphatic win over German giants, Bayern Munich

Senegal's Sadio Mane netted a brace helped Liverpool beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in Munich on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Liverpool, five times winners of the Champions League and one of England's most successful team in Europe, picked the fourth slot for English sides as they joined Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City, in the last eight of the competition.

With the first leg ending goalless at Anfield, Mane stunnes fans at the Allianz Arena with the first goal of this second leg to put Liverpool ahead on the 26th minute, however,  a Joel Matip own goal levelled for Bayern.

Two-goal hero, Sadio Mane weaves his way past experienced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was in post for Bayern Munich

Mane again put last season's losing finalists ahead again before Virgil van Dijk's header secured victory for Liverpool, to ensure that English football have four representatives in the quarter finals for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

Liverpool now complete the list for the quarter-finals for which the draw will be conducted on Friday.

The second leg of this Round of 16 tie ended with some stunning results with the great comeback stories for Manchester United who recovered from a 2-0 first leg loss to stun Paris Saint Germain 3-1 in Paris to advance on the away goals rule.

Juventus also recovering from a 2-0 first leg loss to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 with a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in Turin on Tuesday, as well as Tottenham's vital 1-0 away win against Dortmund.

The sides who recorded double wins in the two-leg tie also made it in style.

Manchester City earned a 10-2 aggregate victory over Schalke, winning 3-2 in the first leg, while Barcelona claimed a 5-1 win over Lyon. Porto won 4-3 on aggregate after a 3-1 win in the second leg.

Ajax recorded the biggest upset at this stage, shocking record winners and defending champions, Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu and 5-3 on aggregate.