Arsenal 3 AC Milan 0 (Aggregate 3-4)
This match was played at The Emirates as The Gunners tried to overturn a 4-0 deficit against tricky Italian opposition to stay in the Champions League Knock-out Rounds...
Defender Laurent Kosicelny opened the scoring for Arsenal to give them the lead after only 7 minutes. Midfielder Tomas Rosicky doubled the lead for The Gunners to half the 4-0 result (from the first leg) to 4-2. Captain and striker Robin Van Persie gave Arsenal real hope just before half-time with a penalty to gift Arsenal a golden 3-0 scoreline. After the second half started, Milan started to play better while Chamberlain was injured, the home side lacked creativity and missed key chances.
|Defender Laurent Koscielny heads Arsenal in-front at The Emirates against AC Milan.|
|Striker Robin Van Persie scores from the penalty spot just before half-time to make it 3-0 on the night against AC Milan and 3-4 on aggregate.|
|Arsenal realise that their 3-0 win against Milan was not enough to progress through to the Last 8 of the Champions League..|
Benfica 2 Zenit St Petersburg 0 (Aggregate 4-3)
Benfica narrowly beat Zenit with a 2-0 win (and a 4-3 aggregate score) to move into the Quarter Final.
Maxi Pereira 45'
Nelson Oliveira 90'.
Barcelona 7 Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Aggregate 10-2)
This match was played at the Nou Camp as Champions League defending champions Barcelona hosted a tough German Bayer Leverkusen side.
Striker Lionel Messi opened the scoring for the home side after 25 minutes after chipping the goalkeeper. He doubled the lead, just before half-time (42nd) to make it 2-0.
Messi scored again, for his hat-trick, 4 minutes after the start of the second half.
Substitute Tello placed the ball past the keeper low into the corner of the net in the 55th minute - with his first touch of the ball...
Lionel added ANOTHER three minutes later, before Tello doubled his personal tally to make the scoreline 6-0 in the 62nd minute. The Argentine added ANOTHER in the 84th minute to give himself 5 goals on the night. Karim Bellarabi scored a late consolation for Leverkusen but this took nothing away from the scoreline on the night.... 7-1 with an embarassing 10-2 aggregate score.
Barcelona strolled through into the Last 8, without breaking sweat on gear 3/4. This shows a message towards their rivals AC Milan, Real Madrid and Napoli that they are a dangerous force to face.
|Striker Lionel Messi opens the scoring for Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen after 25 minutes.|
|Uses great skill and knowledge to double his tally in the 42nd minute. 2-0.|
|Hat-trick hero: Messi delightfully lifts the ball in the air over keeper Leno, into the bottom corner of the net.|
|Magic Messi: Barcelona celebrate as Lionel Messi scores 5 against Bayer Leverkusen, for total domination into the Last 8.|
FACT: Lionel Messi has now scored 12 goals in the Champions League this season.
FACT: Barcelona have made it to the Quarter Final of the CL, 11 times in their history now (which is the second highest total behind Manchester United).
APOEL 1 Lyon 0 (Aggregate 1-1 after full-time), (1-0 still aet) (pens 4-3)
FACT: APOEL are the first team from Cyprus to reach the Last 8 of the Champions League - in history...
Sporting Lisbon 1 Manchester City 0
This match was played at The Estadio Jose Alvalade as Portugese side Sporting Lisbon hosted EPL leaders Manchester City. Xandao scored the only goal of the match in the 51st minute for the home side with a cheeky backheel through the legs of two defenders and into the net.
|Xandao scores the only goal of the match in the 51st minute against Manchester City.|
Manchester United 2 Athletic Bilbao 3
This match was played at Old Trafford.
Striker Wayne Rooney opened the scoring after Hernandez's shot was parried towards him with a tap-in into the net. Striker Fernando Llorente equalised in the 44th minute.
(15:00pm unless stated)
Bolton Wanderers vs QPR: LIVE at 12:45pm
|QPR striker Bobby Zamora has scored 7 goals this season and could score tomorrow against Aston Villa..|
Aston Villa vs Fulham:
This match will be played at Villa Park as 15th placed Villa host a strong 8th placed Fulham in a mid-table clash.
|Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey has scored 12 goals this season.|
Fulham will be looking to win away from home against a Villa side who have 3 key players on the sidelines. They will be boosted by talisman Clint Dempsey opening talks for a new contract, along with the rewarding form of loan striker Pavel Pogrebnyak. Having said this, Fulham have only won 2 away matches throughout the season.
Chelsea vs Stoke City:
This match will be played at Stamford Bridge, as caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo takes charge of his first EPL match against a tough Stoke side who have not necessarily been getting the results they deserve this season who find themselves in 9th place.
|Frank Lampard: Chelsea's top goalscorer this season with 10 goals...|
Sunderland vs Liverpool:
This match will come from The Stadium of Light as 12th placed Sunderland host 7th placed Liverpool. There is only 5 points between the two sides (with a 5 place difference).
|Striker Luis Suarez is Liverpool's joint scorer with 6 goals.... and looks positively influenced after his recent eight match ban.|
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Blackburn Rovers:
This match will be played at Molienuex as 18th placed Wolves host 17th placed Blackburn
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur: LIVE at 17:30pm
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United: LIVE at 14:00pm
Swansea City vs Manchester City: LIVE at 14:00pm
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic: LIVE at 16:00pm
Arsenal vs Newcastle United: LIVE at 20:00pm