All square in Manchester and Barcelona

Updated: April 2, 2014


Bayern Munich and Athletico Madrid came away from Old Trafford and the Camp Nou with crucial away goals as both quarterfinal ties ended finely balanced.

In Manchester, an under fire United put on a spirited performance to hold the defending champions Bayern Munich 1-1.

Danny Welbeck looked to have put the hosts in the lead as early as the third minute however the goal was disallowed due to a raised boot earlier in the move.

Bayern dominated most of the first half possession and exchanges however it was United that took the lead early in the second half when Nemanja Vidic rose above the Bavarian defence to nod home a Rooney corner.

United’s lead lasted just 8 minutes as Mandzukic headed a cross back across the face of the goal into the path of the unmarked Schweinsteiger who calmly slotted home the equaliser to leave the tie in the balance.

Bayern will be without Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez for the second leg in Munich after both were singled out for foul play.

In Barcelona the two La Liga title contenders played out a 1-1 draw to leave their tie wide open.

The game remained in deadlock until the 56th minute when Diego opened the scoring for the visitors with a spectacular finish. Neymar ensured the Catalan giants head to Madrid with the tie on level terms when the Brazilian scored the equaliser in the 71st minute.

Tonight’s action sees Borussia Dortmund head to the Santiago Bernabeu while Chelsea welcome PSG.