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Chelsea, Real Madrid reach Champions QF

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea ended England's one-year absence from the Champions League quarterfinals, beating Galatasaray 2-0 Tuesday night on first-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill to complete a 3-1 aggregate win.

"It was everything we wanted it to be. We knew it was going to be a tough game and they hardly threatened," Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard said. "It was a very controlled, very professional performance from all of us."

In the night's other match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory at home over Schalke, finishing a 9-2 rout in the home-and-home, total-goals series.

England failed to have a quarterfinalist last year in Europe's top club competition for the first time since 1996, and Arsenal and Manchester City were eliminated last week. On the final night of the second round Wednesday, Manchester United will try to overturn a 2-0 deficit when it hosts Olympiakos.

Borussia Dortmund has a 4-2 lead going into Wednesday's game against visiting Zenit St. Petersburg and new coach Andre Villas-Boas. Defending champion Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarterfinals last week.

The draw is Friday,

"I think all of the best teams have won their series, although there can be some surprises," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "Whoever we draw, it's going to be difficult."

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