UEFA Cup : German rivals advance
London, March 13:
German rivals Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen advanced into the UEFA Cup quarter-finals.
Munich lost 2-1 to visiting Anderlecht but moved past the 1983 winners thanks to last week’s 5-0 first-leg victory, while Leverkusen survived a 3-2 loss at Bundesliga rival Hamburger SV to go through on away goals.
The German pair will be joined in Friday’s draw for the next round by Zenit St Petersburg, who beat Marseille 2-0, PSV Eindhoven, Everton and Getafe. Leverkusen held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg and twice led on Wednesday.
Tottenham and Everton both overcame first-leg deficits to force extra time before losing in penalty shootouts. PSV beat Spurs 6-5. Everton rallied to 2-2 on aggregate against Fiorentina before losing 4-2 on penalties. Juan Angel Albin scored with a chip in the 78th minute to lead Getafe 1-0 over Benfica and through 3-1 on aggregate.
LONDON: Frank Lampard scored four goals to lead Chelsea to a 6-1 English Premier League win over Derby. Lampard converted a first-half penalty and then scored three more goals within 15 minutes in the second half, with Salomon Kalou and Joe Cole accounting for the Blues’ other tallies. Chelsea’s 18th win moved them to 61 points, three behind Manchester United and four back of Arsenal. Also, Portsmouth beat Birmingham 4-2 and Aston Villa were held to a 1-1 draw by Middlesbrough.