Atletico hold slender advantage over Dortmund

Atletico Madrid held off a late Borussia Dortmund fightback to hold a slender advantage after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Diego Simeone’s side made a blistering start at Estadio Metropolitano and Rodrigo de Paul put them in front in the fourth minute with Lino adding a second however Sebastien Haller fired the Germans back into the tie.

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Barcelona battle back to edge PSG in five goal thriller

Five-time winners Barcelona came from behind to earn a slender advantage over Paris St-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in France. Xavi’s side were in danger of being overawed by a hostile Parisian crowd but the Barcelona boss used his bench to magnificent effect to turn the tie in their favour after seeing a 1-0 lead turn into a 2-1 deficit.

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Kane on target as Arsenal rally to draw with Bayern

Harry Kane returned to north London with a goal as Arsenal’s Champions League hopes hang in the balance after they fought out a draw with Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg at Emirates Stadium. Kane scored from a spot kick to give the Germans the lead however Leandro Trossard scored a late equaliser to leave the tie finely posied.

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All to play for as Real Madrid and City play out six goal thriller

Holders Manchester City and Real Madrid shared six goals in a thriller to leave their Champions League quarter-final evenly poised after the first leg at the Bernabeu. Pep Guardiola’s side took the lead in the second minute through Bernardo Silva but a quick fire double from soon put Real into the ascendency with further goals coming in the second half.

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City draw with Bayern to book semi-final berth

Manchester City set up a Champions League semi-final clash with holders Real Madrid as Erling Haaland’s goal ended Bayern Munich’s hopes of a comeback. Joshua Kimmich scored a late penalty as Bayern restored some semblance of pride as their first leg failure proved too costly.

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