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Champions League, second round second leg

Barcelona cruised through to the quarter finals with a 5-2 win over Olympique Lyon on Wednesday. Guardiola's side raced in to a four goal lead in the first half with two from Henry and one each for his strike partners Messi and Eto'o. Makoun and Juninho got two back either side of half time, but Juninho got himself sent off later on and Keita rounded things off in injury time.

Atlético Madrid are out though despite a 0-0 draw at Porto. The 2-2 draw from the first leg was enough to take the Portuguese side through on the away goal rule, but they could have won it on the night had it not been for a solid performance from Atlético's keeper Leo Franco. (11.03.09)

Real Madrid are out of the competition after they were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool on Tuesday night. Fernando Torres opened the scoring and Gerard added two more before Dossena wrapped things up near the end. The busiest man on the pitch though was Iker Casillas, who prevented the English side from winning by a much bigger margin.

Spain will have at least one club in the quarter finals though after Villarreal beat Panathinaikos 1-2. Ibagaza opened the scoring for Pellegrini's side soon after the restart, and although Mantzios levelled the tie five minutes later, Llorente won it with a second goal after Ibagaza set him up later on. (10.03.09)