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Monday, March 3, 2008

UEFA Champions League: Matchday 8

Image courtesy of UEFA.

Tuesday, 04 March

AC Milan 0 x Arsenal 2 (Aggregate 0 x 2) Milan lost for the first time against an English club at the San Siro.

Barcelona 1 x Celtic 0 (Aggregate 4 x 2)

Manchester United 1 x Lyon 0 (Aggregate 2 x 1)

Sevilla 3 x Fenerbahce 2 AET (Aggregate 5 x 5: Fenerbahce advances 2 x 3 after the penalty kick shootout for their first appearance in the quarterfinals).

Wednesday, 05 March

Chelsea 3 x Olympiacos 0. (Aggregate 3 x 0).

Porto 1 x Schalke 0 AET (Aggregate 1 x 1: Schalke advances 2 x 4 after the penalty kick shootout for their first appearance in the quarterfinals).

Real Madrid 1 x AS Roma 2 (Aggregate 2 x 4). A clinical display by Roma. Congratulations to my two favorite Romanisti: Bill and Dennis.

Tuesday, 11 March

Internazionale x Liverpool at 2045 CET. (Aggregate 0 x 2).

  • Away goals count double in the UCL.
  • Four away sides advanced from the initial seven games.
  • Real Madrid again fails to advance from the round of 16.

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