Benfica knocked off Zenit in Portgual 2-0 to take the tie 4-3 on aggregate.
Apoel held a 1-0 advantage over their high favoured opponents Lyon through 90 minutes, meaning the tie would extend into extra time as the aggregate was standing at 1-1. There was no score in the 30 allotted minutes of extra time, so the teams headed into a penalty shootout. Lyon had their final two attempts saved and Apoel stunned the world dns end their home fans into raptures as they moved into the final 8 for the first time in the club’s history.
Lionel Messi continued to baffle the world with one of the greatest individual performances in the history of European football. Barcelona held a 3-1 advantage heading home to the Camp Nou, meaning the match was over before it began. Don’t tell that to Messi, who set out on a murderous tear, scoring 5 stunningly beautiful goals, becoming the first player in the history of the Champions League to do so. Barcelona won the game 7-1 and the tie 10-2, the second highest aggregate win total in history. They’re a silly team.