Champions League Quarterfinals in the Best of the Week

  • Champions Week
    1/13 The exciting second leg games in Champions League Last-16 and the quarterfinal draw stole the show. On the other hand, the 2016 MotoGP season started.
  • Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal (agg. 5-1)
    2/13 Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal (agg. 5-1): Messi, Suarez & Neymar fire Catalans to quarter-finals: A breathtaking volley from Luis Suarez extinguished a brave challenge from Arsenal and helped send Barcelona through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Camp Nou. All three of Barça's esteemed forward trio were on target this time around, with Neymar punishing slack defending after 18 minutes. A splendid finish from Mohamed Elneny allowed to chalk up a maiden Arsenal goal on the grandest of stages six minutes into the second half. Suarez provided unforgettable fireworks and Messi added a late third to keep Barcelona on course to retain their European crown.
  • Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus
    3/13 Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus (AET, agg 6-4): Brilliant comeback sends hosts through: Bayern Munich staged a brilliant comeback to beat Juventus 4-2 at the Allianz Arena and progress to the Champions League quarter-finals. Goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado gave Massimiliano Allegri's men a shock 2-0 lead at the interval, but the Bavarians fought back through Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller's late header forced extra-time. Thiago Alcantara then gave Bayern the lead for the first time in the 108th minute, before Kingsley Coman's vicious strike made it 6-4 on aggregate and sent the German giants into the last eight.
  • Atletico Madrid 0-0 PSV
    4/13 Atletico Madrid 0-0 PSV: (agg: 0-0, pens 8-7): Spaniards prevail on penalties: Atletico Madrid failed to break through a stubborn PSV backline, but finally booked their place in the Champions League quarter-final via a penalty shootout. Having taken a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Eindhoven, Simeone's men were on the front foot throughout the return match but could not hit the net in 120 minutes of football at the Vicente Calderon. The game went down to penalties, and after 14 successful kicks Luciano Narsingh crashed against the bar to allow Juanfran to net the decisive strike.
  • Holders Barcelona face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final draw
    5/13 Holders Barcelona face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final draw: Champions League holders Barcelona will play Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Champions League quarter-final draw in full: Wolfsburg v Real Madrid, Bayern Munich v Benfica, Barcelona v Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City.
  • Borussia Dortmund draw Liverpool in Europa League quarter-finals
    6/13 Borussia Dortmund draw Liverpool in Europa League quarter-finals: Liverpool have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-finals. Quarter-final draw in full: Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal v Sparta Praha, Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool.
  • Buffon breaks Serie A clean sheet record
    7/13 Buffon breaks Serie A clean sheet record: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken the clean sheet record in Serie A. The 38-year-old shot-stopper successfully negotiated the first 181 seconds of his side’s derby clash with Torino without leaking a goal, meaning that he has broken Sebastiano Rossi’s previous mark of 929 consecutive minutes, which was achieved over 11 matches in the 1993-94 season. Buffon’s remarkable run started on January 10, when he was beaten by Antonio Cassano of Sampdoria after 64 minutes of a 2-1 victory.
  • Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona
    8/13 Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona: Liga leaders pegged back after Rakitic & Neymar strikes: La Liga leaders Barcelona threw away a two-goal lead as they failed to take full advantage of Atletico Madrid's slip-up, drawing 2-2 at Villarreal. And Luis Enrique's side looked to be in pole position to do just that as Ivan Rakitic's fifth league goal of the season put them ahead before Neymar doubled the lead in contentious fashion. After Villarreal coach Marcelino had been sent to the stands, Neymar made it 2-0 with a chipped penalti. Cedric Bakambu scored from close range in the 57th minute, with the comeback completed six minutes later when Pique's replacement Jeremy Mathieu bundled into his own net.
  • PSG 0-2 Monaco
    9/13 PSG 0-2 Monaco: Visitors spoil champions' title party: Newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Monaco courtesy of a couple of defensive blunders leading to goals in quick succession. In the 65th minute, Vagner Love capitalising on slack marking from David Luiz to silence the Parc des Princes crowd. Luiz was culpable again as the visitors doubled their lead three minutes later, the defender hauling down Fabinho inside the box for the latter to step up confidently to the spot and dispatch a Paneka to seal the win.
  • Blatter to appeal six-year football ban
    10/13 Blatter to appeal six-year football ban: Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will appeal his six-year ban from football-related activities at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Blatter has now decided to seek "the annulment of the decision taken by the Fifa Appeal Committee in which he was suspended from all football-related activities at national and international level for six years".
  • MotoGP Qatar: Lorenzo back in the driving seat
    11/13 MotoGP Qatar: Lorenzo back in the driving seat: Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) won the Qatar MotoGP in convincing style, crossing the finishing line ahead of Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and fellow Spaniard Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) at the Losail Circuit. Lorenzo also won the final race last season and so has emulated the feat of Australian rider Casey Stoner (Ducati Desmosedici), who got off to a winning start in 2009 having triumphed in the last race of the previous campaign.
  • 6 Nations: England secure first grand slam in 13 years
    12/13 6 Nations: England secure first grand slam in 13 years: England ran in three tries to complete their first grand slam triumph since 2003 with a 31-21 Six Nations victory over arch-rivals France at the Stade de France. The visitors produced a powerful display but were ill-disciplined at times, enabling scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud, who scored all France's points from penalties, to keep his team in contention throughout.First-half tries by Danny Care and Dan Cole and one more after the break by Anthony Watson, the rest of the points coming from Owen Farrell's boot, proved enough to give England the win they craved.
  • Formula 1: Rosberg wins dramatic Australian Grand Prix
    13/13 Formula 1: Rosberg wins dramatic Australian Grand Prix: Finally, Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes after Ferrari's challenge was squandered by a bungled tyre strategy and Fernando Alonso walked away from a spectacular crash that reduced his McLaren to a mangled wreck. Rosberg's 15th career victory was also his fourth in succession after the German won the final three races of last season. His team mate and pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton finished second, some eight seconds behind after recovering from a chaotic start that pushed the defending world champion back to sixth at the first turn.

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