Video: Impressive Inter Proved Their Worth

Goran Pandev scored a late winner Tuesday to send title holder Inter Milan into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich. Pandev's goal in the 88th minute put the two teams level at 3-3 on aggregate, but Inter advanced on the away goals rule after losing the home leg 1-0.

Samuel Eto'o scored for Inter in the fourth minute, but Mario Gomez leveled in the 21st and Thomas Mueller put Bayern ahead in the 31st. Wesley Sneijder scored in the 63rd to pull Inter level and Eto'o set up Pandev's winner. Pandev scored off a pass from Eto'o, driving a left-foot shot into the roof of the net from inside the penalty box. Eto'o had also set up Sneijder's goal, the Dutchman finding the far corner of Thomas Kraft's goal with a shot from the edge of the area.

Bayern controlled the match for most of the first hour but then allowed Inter to come back. Inter became only the second team to advance in the Champions League after losing the home leg. The first was Ajax Amsterdam in 1996, then coached by Louis van Gaal and now the outgoing Bayern coach. Bayern will now end the season without a title, after completing the domestic double last season and reaching the final of the Champions League, where it lost 2-0 to Inter. Van Gaal has been forced to leave the club at the end of this season, one year earler.

The match began with a minute of silence for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan and Inter's late substitute Yuto Nagatomo stood in the center of the field with a Japanese flag at the end of the match.

Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez's double sent Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Marseille. Having drawn the first leg 0-0, Hernandez put United ahead after five minutes after latching onto Wayne Rooney's cross. The 15th goal of the Mexican striker's debut season for United came in the 75th minute, netting from close range after Ryan Giggs squared the ball into the penalty area.

They did look inferior to their more recent predecessors and they almost suffered as a consequence. But the reality is this: Sir Alex Ferguson has guided his men through to the last eight of the Champions League for a fifth successive season and Marseille, for all their efforts here at Old Trafford, are out.

Bayern Munich 2 - 3 Internazionale Milan



Manchester United 2 - 1 Marseille

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