Bayern and Athletico book quarterfinal spots

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Updated: March 12, 2014

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Arsenal and AC Milan were sent crashing out of the UEFA Champions League last 16 ties when they both failed to claw back first leg deficits against Bayern Munich and Athletico Madrid.

At the Allianz Arena Arsenal put up a gallant show in a 1-1 draw against the defending champions. Bastian Schweinsteiger seemed to put the tie out of reach giving the home team a 3-0 scoreline until German Internationas Lukas Podolski equalised on the night to see the Gunners lose 3-1 over the 2 legs.

Athletico with a 1-0 lead gave the home fans plenty to cheer about as they thrashed former winners AC Milan 4-1 at the Calderon to advance 5-1 on aggregate.

In tonight’s action Manchester City look certain to join Arsenal on the Champions League scrapheap as they travel to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona who have a 2-0 first leg advantage while PSG host Leverkusen in a tie that is mere a formality considering their 4-0 advantage.