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Champions League, round of 16, second leg

Barcelona 3 - Chelsea 0

Barcelona cruised through to their eleventh consecutive appearance in the Champions League quarter finals after a 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday. With only three minutes on the clock Messi opened the scoring with an angled shot through the legs of Courtois, and a quarter of an hour or so later he passed across for Dembélé to score his first goal for the Catalans. Marcos Alonso hit the post at the other end with a free kick, but some twenty minutes in to the second half Messi connected with Luis Suárez for the third, again with a shot through the legs of the keeper, and Messi and Paulinho could have added to the scoreline before Rüdiger headed against the bar in the final minute. (14.03.18)

Manchester United 1 - Sevilla 2

Sevilla are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history after beating Manchester United 1-2 in Old Trafford on Tuesday! The Andalusians needed at least a score-draw after their goal-less first leg tie, but substitute Ben Yedder came on to score two in as many minutes, the first after Sarabia put him through, and the second with a header following a Banega corner which De Gea got a hand to, but which span back into the net. Lukaku volleyed one back from Rashford’s corner with seven minutes to go as Mourinho’s team desperately pushed forward, but Rico and his defence held fast, and Ben Yedder could have completed a hat-trick had he been able to beat De Gea when free on goal near the end. (13.03.18)