In the first leg, the eleven of coach jose mourinho had achieved a 1-1 draw and thus made it into the round of the best eight teams in the fubball league with aplomb. The match between chelsea FC and SSC napoli went to extension with the score 3:1 in favor of the londoners.
Real madrid followed FC bayern munchen, AC milan, benfica lisbon, APOEL nikosia, defending champion FC barcelona and olympique marseille into the quarterfinals. The lots will be drawn this friday in nyon. The games are for the 27th./28. Marz and 3./4. April, the champions league final is scheduled for april 19. May in munich.
Real made everything clear early and never had to seriously fear for the quarterfinal entry. Gonzalo higuain (26.), cristiano ronaldo (55./90.+4) and substitute karim benzema with his second touch of the ball (70.) scored the deserved victory in the bernabeu stadium. The strong ozil was involved in the first and third goals as an assist provider. Higuain completed a nice relay over ozil, khedira and kaka. The 1:3 through zoran tosic (77.) was no more than cosmetic for the guest from russia. The otherwise pale cristiano ronaldo was allowed to score in injury time on benzema’s pass from close range to make it 4:1.