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CL: Hernandez brace sends Man U through, Inter scrape

Last updated on: March 16, 2011 10:20 IST

Javier Hernandez struck twice to lift Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Olympique Marseille on Tuesday and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the fifth year in a row.

In the other match of the night, holders Inter Milan stunned Bayern to reach the quarters after a last-gasp goal from Goran Pandev to win 3-2 on Tuesday.

Man U's Hernandez scored from close range after five minutes and he latched on to a Ryan Giggs pass to double the lead 15 minutes from time.

Julio Cesar, goalkeeper of Inter Milan (top) celebrates with teammates after their win over Bayern on TuesdayUnited defender Wes Brown headed an own goal with eight minutes left to ensure a nervy finale but the French champions could not find another goal and the Premier League leaders advanced 2-1 on aggregate.

Inter stunned Bayern Munich with an 88th-minute goal from Goran Pandev and advance to the Champions League quarter-finals on the away goals rule.

Inter, who also beat Bayern in last year's final, got off to a dream start with a goal from Samuel Eto'o on four minutes, cancelling out the German team's 1-0 win in Italy in the first leg last month.

The Bavarians levelled through Mario Gomez and took a well-deserved lead thanks to Thomas Mueller on 31 minutes before missing several good chances to increase their lead.

Inter equalised through Dutchman Wesley Sneijder just past the hour and got the winner through Pandev who fired in from just insde the box with two minutes to go.

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