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Real Madrid, Arsenal out of Champions League

March 10, 2005 04:17 IST

Champions League pre-quarter-finals

  • Liverpool 3 vs Leverkusen 1 (agg 6-2)
  • Real Madrid 0 vs Juventus 2 (agg 1-2)
  • PSV 2 vs Monaco 0 (agg 3-0)
  • Bayern 0 vs Arsenal 1 (agg 3-2)

Ronaldo was sent off as Real Madrid went out of the Champions League when they were beaten 2-0 by Juventus after extra time in the second leg of their first knockout round tie in Turin on Wednesday.

Juve won 2-1 on aggregate at the Stadio Delle Alpi with Marcelo Zalayeta's winning goal in the 116th minute coming three minutes after Ronaldo and Alessio Tacchinardi of Juve were sent off after clashing in the chase for a loose ball.

Substitute David Trezeguet had forced extra time for Juve with an acrobatic bicycle kick after 75 minutes.

Juventus joined other former European champions Bayern Munich, Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven who all showed their European vintage by sealing places in the quarter-finals.

Following Tuesday night's defeat of Barcelona by Chelsea, Spain will have no representatives in the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since this stage of the competition was introduced in the 1994-95 season.

Bayern saw off fading English champions Arsenal despite losing 1-0 at Highbury where a superb 66th minute Thierry Henry goal was not enough to turn the tie the London side's way after their 3-1 first leg loss in Germany two weeks ago.

The defeat will be especially painful for Arsenal who have never got past the last eight in seven Champions League appearances.

Liverpool, though, got the better of their German opponents by winning 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen to sail into the quarter-finals on a 6-2 aggregate.

Spaniard Luis Garcia scored twice and Milan Baros grabbed the other before Leverkusen got a consolation goal two minutes from time.

PSV, European champions in 1988 but without any previous success in the Champions League before this season, made sure of their place in the last eight with a 2-0 win at last season's beaten finalists AS Monaco.

The French side went out 3-0 on aggregate and finished the match with 10-men after defender Gael Givet was red carded for a wild tackle after 76 minutes.

Those four join Chelsea, AC Milan and Olympique Lyon in the quarter-final draw that will take place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon on March 18.

The eighth name to go into the perspex bowl will be known next Tuesday after Inter Milan and European champions Porto meet in the second leg of their first knockout round tie. They are currently level at 1-1 after the first leg in Portugal.

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