CH (Germany) (Agencies) - Holders Inter Milan reached the Champions League quarterfinals after a dramatic 3-2 win at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's last 16 second-leg clash saw them go through on the away-goals rule as it ended 3-3 on aggregate.
Goals by Bayern's Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller were cancelled out by Inter's Samuel Eto'o and Wesley Sneijder before Goran Pandev scored the Italians crucial third in the 88th minute.
The 30-year-old Cameroon star needed no second invite to plant his shot firmly in the back of the net for his 32nd goal of the season to level on aggregate. But Bayern refused to panic, as they have so often done this season, and worked hard to turn their possession into chances.
They made it 1-1 on the night when Dutch winger Arjen Robben fired in a cross which Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar fumbled and the ball into the path of Germany striker Gomez.
The Bayern star, the scorer of the goal in the first-leg, shielded the ball with his body before flicking it over his head and into the empty goal on 21 minutes. It was his eighth Champions League goal of the season and his 29th in all competitions.
Then with half an hour gone, Bayern took the lead when Robben threaded a pass through the Milan defence for German international midfielder Mueller to give Bayern a 2-1 lead.