Wednesday, 15 April 2009

CL - Last 8: Midweek Review

For the third consecutive year, three English teams will be present in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all going though. Spanish giants Barcelona complete the last four line-up and will try to stop an all-English final in Rome.

UEFA Champions League Roma 2009On Tuesday Chelsea survived a dramatic encounter against Liverpool with a 4-4 draw for a 7-5 aggregate victory while Bayern Munich ensured they exited the competition with at least some dignity as the Germans held Barcelona 1-1 in the second-leg, but losing 5-1 on aggregate.

Reining European champions Manchester United booked their spot with a 1-0 win at FC Porto on Wednesday, going through 3-2 on aggregate, while Arsenal swept past Villarreal 3-0 and 4-1 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions League
Quarter-final Second Leg
Bayern Munich 1-1 Barcelona (Agg: 1-5), Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool (Agg: 7-5), Arsenal 3-0 Villarreal (Agg: 4-1), Porto 0-1 Manchester United (Agg: 2-3).

Semi-final First Leg
Tuesday 28 April
Barcelona v Chelsea (1945)
Wednesday 29 April
Manchester United v Arsenal (1945)

Semi-final Second Leg
Tuesday 5 May
Arsenal v Manchester United (1945)
Wednesday 6 May
Chelsea v Barcelona (1945)

Final (Rome)
Wednesday 27 May
Barcelona/Chelsea v Manchester United/Arsenal (1945)

Source: UEFA

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