Chelsea out of Champions League

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

FC Barcelona, Juventus and Villarreal qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

London:

FC Barcelona, Juventus and Villarreal qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday. However, Chelsea has crashed out of the tournament. Ronaldinho scored in the 78th minute to give host Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Chelsea and put the Spanish league leaders into the final eight 3-2 on aggregate. Frank Lampard converted a penalty for Chelsea in injury time. Juventus, which got an 88th-minute goal from Emerson after a goalkeeping error, beat Werder Bremen 2-1. The deciding goal leveled the aggregate score at 4-4, which advanced the Italian champions on away goals. Villarreal drew 1-1 with visiting Rangers and advanced on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate score. Defender Rodolfo Arruabarrena scored Villarreal's equalizer in the 49th minute. The Spanish team is making its debut in the Champions League. Liverpool to face Benfica On Wednesday, defending champion Liverpool hosts Benfica while trailing 1-0 while AC Milan hosts Bayern Munich after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. On the other hand, Arsenal hosts Real Madrid with a 1-0 lead and Lyon has a 1-0 advantage when it hosts PSV Eindhoven. The remaining Champions League game will be March 14 in Milan with Ajax and Inter Milan level 2-2. The draw for the quarterfinals and semifinals is Friday in Paris. (AP)

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