Champions' League, eighth finals, second leg

Real Madrid 1 - Bayern Munich 0

A first half goal from Zinedine Zidane was enough to give Real Madrid a win over Bayern Munich and take Carlos Queiroz's side into the quarter finals of the competition. The French midfielder was playing in a more forward role due to the absence of the injured Ronaldo, and with just over half an hour gone he beat Kahn from an unmarked position close to goal after Michel Salgado headed a high ball down into his path. Up to that point the Spaniards had had the better of the play, but the goal woke up the visitors and Casillas had to be at his best to save from Zé Roberto and Makaay soon afterwards. It was Salgado though who saved the day when he cleared Pizarro's effort from under the bar with the keeper beaten, allowing his side to go in at the break in front. Guti and Raúl both went close in an otherwise uneventful second half, and the game ended with a fracas between the players as nerves boiled over. (10.03.04)

Arsenal 2 - Celta Vigo 0

As expected, Celta Vigo were knocked out of the competition by an Arsenal side who never really had to move out of second gear to win the match. Arsene Wenger's team had a 2-3 advantage from the first leg, and they went further ahead with a quarter of an hour on the clock when Bergkamp slipped the ball through for Henry to beat Cavallero. Henry scored a second goal twenty minutes later after Cáceres could only head Ljungberg's cross straight to him, and the game was virtually over. Luccin and Jesuli tested Lehmann later in the half, but Henry went close to getting his hat-trick after Pires set him up, and Cavallero was lucky not to give away a penalty after the restart with a neck high challenge on Bergkamp. The Spaniards were left with ten men for the last quarter of an hour when substitute Contreras picked up a second booking for a foul on Reyes. (10.03.04)

Juventus 0 - Deportivo La Coruña 1

Deportivo La Coruña went through in style to the last eight of the competition after a 0-1 win against last year's runners-up Juventus. Irureta surprised everyone including Pandiani rather than Diego Tristán at centre forward, but the move paid off in the twelfth minute when the Uruguayan striker ran on to a long free kick from Molina to get between Ferrara and Montero and beat Buffon from close up. The Italians were missing several key players, and after losing Del Piero to an injury early on they didn't trouble the Spanish goal until close to half time, when Molina stopped an effort from Miccoli at point blank range. Appiah did hit the bar after the break with a long, dipping shot, but Lippi's side never looked like scoring the three goals they needed to turn the game around, and Naybet almost added to their woes when he hit the bar on a rapid breakaway late in injury time. (09.03.04)

Olympique Lyon 1 - Real Sociedad 0

Real Sociedad could not join their compatriots though, and they are out of the competition after losing 1-0 at Olympique Lyon. The Basque side were a goal down from the first leg, but Raynald Denoueix took a cautious approach at the beginning, with five men in midfield and Nihat on the bench. Alkiza shot just wide and Gabilondo had another effort saved by substitute keeper Vercoutre in the first half, but the French team also had their chances and Alberto had to be at his best to keep the scores level at the break. The introduction of De Pedro and Nihat on the hour mark revitalised Real's game, and Xabi Alonso had a header cleared off the line by Deflandres. But in the next play, Govou broke down the left and played the ball in for Juninho to shoot in off the far post and put the game beyond the reach of the Spaniards. The 3,000 or so travelling fans went home disappointed, but at least their team had put on a brave performance. (09.03.04)

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