Barcelona and PSG through to Champions League Quarterfinals

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Updated: March 13, 2014

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Barcelona and PSG joined Athletico Madrid and Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League when the both eased through at the expense of Manchester City and Leverkusen respectively.

Manchester City joined Arsenal on the UCL scrapheap when they failed to turn around a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring for the 4 times UCL champions, his 8th goal of the campaign. Vincent Kompany responded with a goal of his own for the visitors before Dani Alves sealed the tie 4-1 to send the Catalan giants through to the quarterfinals for the 7th consecutive season.

Marquinhos and Lavezzi gave PSG a 2-1 win in Paris and a 6-1 aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Laurent Blanc’s team are looking to join Marseille, 1993, as they only French winners of Europe’s elite club competition.