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Home > Sports > Football > Reuters > Report

Lyon cruise into quarter-finals

March 09, 2005 03:35 IST

Champions League pre-quarter-finals

  • Olympique Lyon 7 Werder Bremen 2 (agg 10-2)
  • AC Milan 1 Manchester United 0 (agg 2-0)
  • Chelsea 4 Barcelona 2 (agg 5-4)

Olympique Lyon moved spectacularly into the Champions League quarter-finals with a thumping 7-2 victory over Werder Bremen on Tuesday to wrap up a 10-2 aggregate win.

A Sylvain Wiltord hat-trick, a double by Mickael Essien and goals from Florent Malouda and Jeremy Berthod gave this season's top scorers in the competition a comfortable night.

Wiltord struck after eight minutes when he slotted past helpless Bremen goalkeeper Andreas Reinke and Essien got their second in the 17th minute with a left-foot drive from 20 metres.

Essien tucked home his second and Lyon's third after a defensive mix-up left him with a free run at Reinke and Wiltord grabbed his double by lifting the ball over the keeper.

Florent Malouda made the score 5-2 on the hour mark and Wiltord wrapped up his hat-trick four minutes later before Jeremy Berthod rounded off an easy win with a late penalty.

Johan Micoud and Valerien Ismael replied for Werder.

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