Champions League: Barcelona knocked out, Bayern thrash Man United
Atletico Madrid's resurgence continued on Wednesday just a year after they were forced to sell leading scorer Radamel Falcao to reduce their huge debts as they eliminated Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 40 years. Bayern Munich also reached the last four beating Manchester United 3-1, to go through 4-2 on aggregate.
Atletico Madrid progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 40 years with a 1-0 win over Barcelona on Wednesday to seal a 2-1 aggregate victory. (All AP and AFP images)
Koke put the hosts in front after just five minutes as Atletico also hit the woodwork three times in the first-half. Defeat ends Barcelona's run of reaching six straight Champions League semi-finals.
Atletico were given a late scare as Neymar came within inches of taking the game to extra time when his header went just wide.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino conceded his side had paid for a slow start as Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals.
Holders Bayern Munich romped into the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at home to Manchester United in Wednesday's quarter-final, second-leg to win 4-2 on aggregate.
Having drawn 1-1 at Old Trafford in last week's first-leg, Bayern had to come from behind after United's left-back Patrice Evra put the guests ahead with a superb second-half strike at Munich's Allianz Arena.
Bayern equalised just 69 seconds later through a diving Mario Mandzukic header, the first of their three goals in the final half an hour. Thomas Mueller then tapped Bayern into the lead before Arjen Robben slotted the hosts third to knock David Moyes' United out of the competition.