Eight European football giants: who made to the Champions League quarters
March 16: These are the European football giants who made to the Champions League 2017 quarterfinals.
Atletico Madrid confirmed their passage through to the Champions League quarterfinals with a straightforward goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday evening.
Last month’s first leg in Germany was a helter-skelter affair won 4-2 by Atletico.
Barcelona completed one of the most extraordinary comebacks in European football history to knock Paris St Germain out of the Champions League with a 6-1 victory that rewrote the record books.
No team had ever overturned a four-goal deficit in a knockout tie, but Sergi Roberto’s stoppage-time goal completed a 6-5 aggregate win that sparked delirious scenes of celebration inside the Nou Camp and sent Barca through to the last eight.
Bayern Munich ran riot with a second successive 5-1 hammering of Arsenal to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 10-2 on aggregate at a stunned Emirates Stadium.
BVB lost 1-0 away to Benfica, but cruised 4-0 at home to move on.
Juventus won comfortably, taking the first leg, 2-0, then the second leg, 1-0, against Porto.
The Foxes’ dream run continued in the round of 16. They lost the first leg, 2-1, but beat Sevilla at home in the return leg, 2-0.
Monaco’s kids pulled the upset over Manchester City, losing the first leg, 5-3, before winning 3-1 at home to bring the tie level at 6-6 on aggregate and advance on away goals.
11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarterfinal berth with a clinical 3-1 win over Napoli. Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month.