Wins for Bayern Munich & Malaga on Wednesday saw them join the remaining qualifiers battling for a place at Wembley in May’s showpiece final
Full time at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday represented not only the extinguishing of Arsenal’s spirited attempts at an unlikely comeback against Bayern Munich, it wrapped up the roll call of names who will contest the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League.
In the evening’s other tie, Malaga were able to overturn a first leg loss, beating 10-man Porto 2-0 at La Rosaleda to triumph 2-1 on aggregate. The success of Manuel Pellegrini’s men ensured La Liga has three representatives, with Barcelona and Real Madrid joining them in the hat.
Barca did it the hard way, becoming the first side to wipe out a 2-0 deficit incurred away from home when they won 4-0 at Camp Nou to eliminate AC Milan, while Real Madrid’s success over Manchester United was completed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half winner.
Scottish champions Celtic were put to the sword by Juventus as they lost 5-0 on aggregate, while Paris Saint-Germain ensured a French side would appear in the latter stage by seeing off Valencia.
Galatasaray, another club boosted by some high profile recent glamour signings, won through to the last eight after seeing off a resilient effort by Schalke.
Borussia Dortmund’s passage was far more comfortable however, dispatching the Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk 5-2.
Below is a run down of who will be in the draw for the last eight on Friday, March 15.