Tuesday, 16 March 2010

[UCL] Inter reach last eight

Jose Mourinho enjoyed a happy return to former club Chelsea as Samuel Eto'o's late goal confirmed Inter's place in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea 0-1 Inter
Inter win 3-1 on aggregate.
Jose Mourinho's statement that Stamford Bridge is a happy hunting ground for him was proved right as Inter celebrated a notable success over his former club and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in four years. Samuel Eto'o's late goal increased the Italian champions' first-leg advantage and inflict Chelsea's first home defeat in the competition since February 2006, ending their run of 21 unbeaten games. To cap a miserable night for Carlo Ancelotti's English side, Didier Drogba was ordered off three minutes from time after tangling with Thiago Motta, leaving Mourinho's current club as deserved winners having missed a number of decent second-half opportunities.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Round of 16, Second Leg
Tuesday 9 March 2010
Arsenal 5-0 Porto (Agg: 6-2)
Fiorentina 3-2 Bayern Munich (Agg: 4-4ag)
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Manchester United 4-0 Milan (Agg: 7-2)
Real Madrid 1-1 Lyon (Agg: 1-2)
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Chelsea 0-1 Inter (Agg: 1-3)
Sevilla 1-2 CSKA Moscow (Agg: 2-3)
Wednesday 17 March 2010
Barcelona 4-0 Stuttgart (Agg: 5-1)
Bordeaux 2-1 Olympiakos (Agg: 3-1)

Quarter-final & semi-final draws
The draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will take place at 12.00CET on Friday 19 March in Nyon, Switzerland. At this stage of the tournament, no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The ties will be played on a home-and–away basis, with the first legs scheduled for Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March and the return matches the following week, on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April.

The four victorious teams will, at this point, know their semi-final opponent, as these pairings will also be decided during the 19 March draw. The first legs of the semi-finals will be contested two weeks after the quarter-finals, on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April, with the second legs staged on Tuesday 27 April and Wednesday 28 April.

The final will take place at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday 22 May.

[Tuesday 9 Mar] - [Wednesday 10 Mar] - [Tuesday 16 Mar]

Source: UEFA

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