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Champions League quarter-finals - Previews & how to watch second-leg ties including Atletico Madrid vs Man City
The Champions League returns with the quarter-final second legs as Man City and Liverpool bid to advance to the final four, exclusively live on BT Sport.
The Champions League quarter-finals continue this week with plenty still to be settled in the battle to make the final four.
Liverpool are 3-1 up on Benfica and Man City hold a narrow 1-0 advantage over Atletico Madrid but Chelsea were knocked out after a thrilling defeat to Real Madrid. The other quarter-final saw Villarreal stun Bayern.
Read on for previews of Wednesday’s quarter-final second legs as the Premier League sides bid to make the semi-finals.
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Tuesday 12 April
Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (Agg: 5-4)
Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (Agg: 1-2)
Wednesday 13 April
Liverpool 3-3 Benfica (Agg: 6-4)
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Manchester City (Agg: 0-1)
Wednesday 13 April
Liverpool 3-3 Benfica (Agg: 6-4) - Watch replay
Liverpool eased into a Champions League semi-final against Villarreal as even a sloppy 3-3 draw with Benfica saw them progress 6-4 on aggregate.
On the last two occasions the two teams had met in the last eight of this competition the Reds went on to lift the trophy (1978 and 1984) and there has been little to suggest they cannot make it three this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won eight of their 10 matches, scoring 25 goals – drawing a blank in their only defeat to Inter Milan – and conceding just 11.
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Manchester City (Agg: 0-1) - Watch replay
Manchester City survived a bruising encounter with Atletico Madrid to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a hard-fought goalless draw in the Spanish capital.
Pep Guardiola’s side battled an intimidating atmosphere and a fired-up home side at the Wanda Metropolitano to edge a tense quarter-final courtesy of last week’s equally-draining 1-0 first-leg win.
Atletico finished with 10 men as Felipe – who escaped a booking for a terrible challenge on Phil Foden in the first half – was sent off as home frustrations boiled over in the closing stages.
Tuesday 12 April
Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (Agg: 5-4) - Watch replay
Karim Benzema’s punishing header crushed Chelsea’s remarkable comeback as Real Madrid lost 3-2 at the Bernabeu Stadium but reached the Champions League semi-finals 5-4 on aggregate.
Ruthless France hitman Benzema produced a carbon-copy of the two headed goals he scored in last week’s quarter-final first-leg at Stamford Bridge, where his hat-trick had Real expecting to stroll into the last four.
Champions League holders Chelsea turned up in Madrid with other ideas however, big ideas in fact, of a memorable and odds-defying comeback in this pulsating second-leg.
Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (Agg: 1-2) - Watch replay
Samuel Chukwueze snatched a dramatic 88th-minute equaliser to send Villarreal through to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Four minutes after coming on as a substitute, Chukwueze swept home a cross by Gerard Moreno to cancel out Robert Lewandowski’s 52nd-minute opener and send the LaLiga side through by virtue of a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.
Villarreal had withstood mounting Bayern pressure in the second half, with Lucas Hernandez and Thomas Muller among those who had a chance to win it before the visitors sealed the deal with extra-time looming.