Featured Matches
Previous
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Steaua Bucuresti
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
SV Salzburg
3:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Apoel Nicosia
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Partizan Belgrade
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Panathinaikos
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AaB
Dinamo Zagreb
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chesterfield
Aston Villa
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Hartlepool United
Middlesbrough
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Walsall
Leicester City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
York City
Nottingham Forest
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Brentford
Espanyol
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bury
Blackburn Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Tranmere Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Plymouth Argyle
Yeovil Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Port Vale
Bolton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Southend United
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
St Neots Town
Luton XI
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
DC United
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Colorado
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago
Vancouver Whitecaps
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
New York Red Bulls
ESPN2 1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Bolívar
San Lorenzo
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 5
Game Details
At. San Luis
Santos
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mérida
Toluca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Necaxa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Oaxaca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Dorados de Sinaloa
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Puebla
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Atlante
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Novo Hamburgo
ABC
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
CR Vasco da Gama
AA Ponte Preta
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Bragantino
São Paulo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Internacional
Ceará
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Manchester City
Liverpool
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
César Vallejo
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Juan Aurich
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Universitario de Deportes
Real Garcilaso
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U. Católica
Mushuc Runa
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Emelec
Deportivo Quito
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Olmedo
El Nacional
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
LDU Quito
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Antigua
Municipal
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Washington Spirit
FC Kansas City
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Apr 4, 2012

Chelsea, Real complete semis line-up

Raul Meireles scored a late winner as Chelsea booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 win over ten-man Benfica at Stamford Bridge.

• Champions League Gallery Photo Gallery
• Mourinho: Chelsea won't reach final
• Relief for Lampard as Blues hold on
• Palmer: Di Matteo fails to convince
• UCL review: Tuesday's quarter-finals

Javi Garcia's late equaliser cancelled out Frank Lampard's first-half penalty to make for a nervous finish, but Meireles' late strike secured a 3-1 aggregate victory as the Blues continued their impressive run under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Benfica were left with a mountain to climb after captain Maxi Pereira was sent off for a second bookable offence five minutes before half-time.

With Chelsea leading 1-0 on aggregate thanks to Salomon Kalou's goal at the Estadio da Luz, Benfica needed a victory if they were to progress. Having scored in every away game of the current Champions League campaign, the visitors started with intent.

After clearing a dangerous-looking attack from Nicolas Gaitan, the Blues defence were called upon to block two efforts from Pablo Aimar as they held off a determined start from the Portuguese side.

But with both first-choice centre-halves Jardel and captain Luisao out, Benfica were vulnerable at the back, and stand-in centre-half Garcia was guilty of conceding a penalty after a clumsy challenge on Ashley Cole.

Frank Lampard tightened Chelsea's grip on a semi-final spot, slotting the ball low to Artur's right in the 21st minute.

Needing two goals for victory, Benfica were left with a huge uphill task after Pereira was given his marching orders. Having already been booked for dissent, the Benfica captain was shown a second yellow after a lunge on John Obi Mikel.

Chelsea had a number of chances to add to their lead, Kalou and Torres squandering decent opportunities to put the game to bed. Garcia's 85th-minute header made for a nervous finish, but substitute Meireles lashed home in the second minute of added time as the Blues held on to book their place in the last four for the sixth time in nine seasons.

In the night's other quarter-final, Real Madrid cruised past APOEL Nicosia, thrashing the minnows 5-2 at the Bernabeu to secure a convicning 8-2 aggregate victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace, the second of which was the first free-kick he has scored this season, to take his Champions League tally up to eight for this term and his overall goal total to 49.

Kaka also helped himself to a splendid long-range strike, while Jose Maria Callejon and Angel Di Maria added further strikes, the latter's goal a beautifully-executed chip late on.

APOEL made a fist of it with a pair of away goals to take from the Bernabeu, Gustavo Manduca netting to make it 3-1 and Esteban Solari converting a penalty for 4-2 as an historic campaign for the Cypriots finally came to an end.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.