Ajax crash out, Benfica advance

Darwin Nunez scored late as Benfica defeated Ajax 1-0 - and 3-2 on aggregate - to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in six years and end the Dutch team's run in the European competition.

Atletico Madrid advance, Manchester United out

Manchester United are out of the Champions League after a 1-0 home defeat to Atletico Madrid saw them beaten 2-1 on aggregate.

The outstanding Luka Modric

There was a neat line lately when Carlo Ancelotti said that Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Modric surprise him, that they move intuitively. That they just know. They don't need telling. "They do things I don't ask of them," the coach said - and that was a good thing.

PSG fail again! What’s next?

Paris Saint-Germain have made a habit of crashing out in the Champions League in remarkable circumstances, but even by their standards, Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid takes some beating.

King Benzema

It was written in the stars that a Frenchman would shine at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night, when Real Madrid hosted Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League round-of-16 second leg. It just wasn't the one we all expected.

Real Madrid advance like King, PSG are out

We are the kings of Europe, read the huge banner that ran behind the south goal at the Santiago Bernabeu. With Karim Benzema leading from the front, Real Madrid certainly played like it to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League.

Manchester City cruise past Sporting Lisbon

Manchester City cruised into the quarterfinals of the Champions League, playing out a goalless draw with Sporting Lisbon at the Etihad Stadium to progress 5-0 on aggregate.

Lionel Messi returns at Santiago Bernabeu for unleashing his magic again

Lionel Messi returns to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night but, for the first time in his illustrious career, he won't be in Barcelona colours.

Bayern Munich crush RB Salzburg

Robert Lewandowski scored three times as Bayern Munich rolled into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 7-1 win over FC Salzburg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

Liverpool survive Inter scare and advance

Liverpool slipped to a shock defeat against Inter Milan at Anfield but managed to seal their place into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

When Neymar nearly joined Real Madrid

On Wednesday the Brazilian will return to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as one of Paris Saint-Germain's biggest threats, but he easily could have been in a Real Madrid shirt if things had gone differently.

Anthony Elanga keeps Manchester United alive

Manchester United earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg clash on Wednesday at Wanda Metropolitano as a late Anthony Elanga goal cancelled out Joao Felix's stunning first-half header.

Chelsea beat Lille

Christian Pulisic secured a 2-0 lead for Chelsea in their round-of-16 first leg against Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Duscan Vlahovic nets on Champions League debut, Juventus draw in Spain

Dusan Vlahovic scored the quickest-ever Champions League goal by a debutant starter as Juventus and Villarreal drew 1-1 in a match soured by an injury to United States midfielder Weston McKennie.

Salzburg show how valuable young and energetic players could be!

As FC Salzburg, Austrian champions with an average age of 23 (22, if you exclude their venerable left-back, Andreas Ulmer, who is 36), were coming within seconds of beating mighty Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte's musings on the importance of experience were doing the rounds in London.

Bayern Munich earn hard fought draw

Kingsley Coman scored a 90th-minute equaliser to help Bayern Munich to a late 1-1 draw away to FC Salzburg in the first-leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash on Wednesday.

Liverpool get past Inter in Milan

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored as Liverpool recorded an important 2-0 win against Inter Milan in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg at San Siro on Wednesday.

Deserving victory for PSG

Real Madrid would have been beyond fortunate to escape with a scoreless draw from the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain, but Kylian Mbappe's stoppage-time winner gave the hosts a deserved 1-0 win.

Manchester City thrash Sporting CP

Manchester City underlined their status as Champions League favourites with a ruthless 5-0 thrashing of Sporting Lisbon to effectively book their place in the quarterfinals.

Time for Lionel Messi to shine against Real Madrid, again!

Even the most ardent Lionel Messi supporter would be forced to admit that things have not gone according to plan at Paris Saint-Germain.


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

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