London, March 10:
Bayern Munich, Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven and Juventus are into the final eight of the Champions League. Despite losing 1-0 in London, Bayern ousted Arsenal 3-2 on aggregate. Liverpool hammered Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 to advance 6-2. PSV defeated Monaco, last yearâ€™s finalist, 2-0 and advanced 3-0 over two legs. Two-time winner Juventus eliminated nine-time champion Real Madrid. Juventus advanced 2-1 on aggregate after 30 minutes of extra time. With Real Madrid going out, and FC Barcelona eliminated on Tuesday, it marks the first time since 1993 that a Spanish team failed to reach quarters of Europeâ€™s No 1 club competition.
In Bayernâ€™s 1-0 loss at Arsenal, French striker Thierry Henryâ€™s goal in the 66th minute gave the Gunners some hope. But Arsenal could not come up with the second goal against defence-minded Bayern. The four-time champion Germans won 3-1 two weeks ago in the first leg, advancing 3-2 on aggregate.
Liverpool, another four-time champion, strolled into the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen with two goals from Luis Garcia and another from Milan Baros. Liverpool won by the same score two weeks ago at Anfield, advancing 6-2 on aggregate. PSV, which won its lone European Cup in 1988, defeated Monaco 2-0 on goals by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and DeMarcus Beasley. PSV won the home leg to advance 3-0. Playing in Turin, Juventus led Madrid 1-0 on David Trezeguetâ€™s goal after 90 minutes, forcing 30 minutes of extra time. Real Madrid won the first leg two weeks ago 1-0. Both teams were down to 10 men after 22 minutes of extra time when Ronaldo and Alessio Tacchinardi were sent off on red cards.
Minutes later, Marcelo Zalayeta scored on a 20-yard half volley that skipped in to the right of diving Madrid keeper Iker Casillas.