UEFA CL: Real Madrid and Liverpool through to quarterfinals

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Reigning champions Real Madrid reached their eighth consecutive UEFA Champions League quarter-final with a 5-2 aggregate win against Paris Saint-Germain. 

Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his record of scoring in every UEFA Champions League game this season when he hit the target six minutes into the second half, following a cross by Lucas Vazquez.

PSG’s already difficult task became almost impossible with Marco Verratti’s dismissal for two bookings in the 66th minute, although hosts did level on the night through Edinson Cavani.

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However, Zinedine Zidane team’s progress was confirmed ten minutes from time when Casemiro scored from the edge of the box.

Ronaldo scored for the ninth consecutive UEFA Champions League match, equaling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s competition record; at the same time, French striker Karim Benzema became 11th Madrid player to reach 100 Champions League appearances.


Also on Tuesday evening, Liverpool eased into the last eight after a goalless home draw with Porto wrapped up a 5-0 aggregate victory.

This was only the fifth time in 42 games that Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to score, and Porto’s second clean sheet in their last ten Champions League fixtures.

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