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Champions League, round of 16, second leg

Schalke '04 3 - Valencia 1

Valencia are out of the competition after losing 3-1 to Raúl's Schalke '04. As in the first leg, the Chés took the lead in the 17th minute when Ricardo Costa got his head to a fierce cross from Mehmet Topal to deflect the ball past Neuer. The Bundesliga side turned the scoreline around though with two goals either side of half time, the first a well struck free kick, and the second a shot from Gavranovic which went in off both posts after Guaita had saved a previous effort from Farfán. Neuer pulled off the save of the night from Aduríz soon afterwards and substitute Tino Costa fluffed his shot when free in front of goal, but Valencia were leaving spaces at the back, and Gavranovic burst thought only for Guaita to turn his shot on to the post. With the game in injury time the Swiss striker almost caught out the keeper with a long shot which bounced off the crossbar, and Farfán finally wrapped things up with a third goal on a quick breakaway in the last minute. (09.03.11)

Barcelona 3 - Arsenal 1

Barcelona are through to the quarter finals after beating Arsenal 3-1 in their second leg match. For most of the first half the English side sat back to defend their first leg lead, and it was not until just before the half time whistle that Iniesta won the ball of Cesc and slipped a pass through for Messi to juggle the ball past substitute keeper Almunia and score. Soon after the restart though Busquets headed a Nasri corner past his own keeper, and it was back to square one. Arsenal were left with ten men though when Van Persie was shown a harsh second yellow card for ignoring the referee's whistle. And although Almunia made a couple of good saves from David Villa, he was beaten with twenty minutes to go when Iniesta and Villa combined to put Xavi through. Two minutes later Messi scored a third from the penalty spot after Koscielny brought down Pedro in the area, and Messi, Afellay and Dani Alves all had chances to increase the lead after that. One goal from the visitors would have taken them through on the away goal rule though, and only a last gasp tackle by Mascherano prevented Bendtner from sending the local fans home disappointed. (08.03.11)