Champions League last 16
Borussia Dortmund progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday despite a 2-1 loss (5-4 aggregate win) against FC Zenit
With Dortmund's 4-2 away win against Zenit in the first leg, Robert Lewandowski's (c.) side had one foot in the door to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
In the 16th minute, Hulk (r.) struck the ball from far outside the penalty area, curling it powerfully into
Shortly before half time, Sebastian Kehl (2nd r.) rose to head the ball in and bring Dortmund back on level terms on the night
It was only centre-back Mats Hummels' (l.) fourth outing in the UEFA Champions League this season due to various injuries over the past couple of months
Weidenfeller (l.) was unable to stop Jose Rondon's (r.) header which gave Zenit a 2-1 win against the Germans
Julian Draxler's expression said it all as FC Schalke 04 lost 3-1 (9-2 on aggregate) away to Real Madrid CF on Tuesday in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 encounter
With the tie all but decided after the first leg, both sides rested first-team regulars at the Bernabeu. For the visitors, 19-year-old Kaan Ayhan was handed his Champions League debut in place of Kevin-Prince Boateng
Schalke held their own initially, but Cristiano Ronaldo (l.) tapped in Gareth Bale's cross in the 21st minute to put the hosts in front
It was the Portuguese superstar's 12th goal in the competition this season and he went on to add a 13th in the second half...
...after Schalke levelled the scores on the night at 1-1 just past the half-hour mark when Tim Hoogland's (2nd r.) deflected shot wrong-footed Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas
But Ronaldo's second and a tap in by Alvaro Morata (l.) completed the victory for the hosts, with Schalke crashing out of the competition
Leverkusen went into their last 16 second leg against Paris Saint-Germain needing to overturn a four-goal deficit from the first game three weeks prior...
...and they got off to the perfect start in the French capital when Sidney Sam rose highest to nod in Giulio Donati's right-wing cross
However, the chances of an unlikely comeback were dealt a blow as Marquinhos leapt highest to head in an equaliser from a corner
The Bundesliga side continued to cave out opportunities, however, and after Eren Derdiyok was fouled in the box, Simon Rolfes had the chance to put them back in front. His weak spot-kick was comfortably saved by Salvatore Sirigu though
That miss took the wind out of Bayer's sails and early in the second half they fell behind when Ezequiel Lavezzi (r.) steered in at the near post
...leaving them powerless to prevent Paris taking the sting out of the game in the closing stages as they failed to reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002
FC Bayern München advanced to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions
The hosts enjoyed the majority of possession in Munich, but failed to fashion many goal-scoring opportunities during the first half
Arjen Robben (l.) missed a great chance after 20 minutes when he got on the end of a Franck Ribery
Having missed the first leg of the last-16 tie due to injury, Franck Ribery (l.) impressed
Bastian Schweinsteiger (2nd l.) got on the end of Ribery's pin-point cross to open the scoring in the 55th minute.
Just two minutes later, Philipp Lahm (r.) was stripped of the ball by Lukas Podolski (c.) in the penalty area and Arsenal's
Thomas Müller had the opportunity to put the icing on the cake from the penalty spot in stoppage time, but Fabianski
It was a night to forget for FC Schalke 04, who were comprehensively beaten 6-1 by Real Madrid CF at the Veltins Arena
The Royal Blues started brightly as captain Benedikt Höwedes (3r.) glanced Jefferson Farfan's outswinging corner narrowly wide
Karim Benzema (c.) made the most of the Spaniards' first chance of the night after 13 minutes
Schalke's response was near-perfect, but Iker Casillas (1.l) had other ideas, foiling Julian Draxler (2r.) from close range
From thereon in it was all downhill for this hosts as Gareth Bale (3r.) raced away to double Real's lead
After hitting the post and wasting a handful of chances, Cristiano Ronaldo eventually got in on the act with two goals of his own in the second half
It was backs against the wall stuff for Schalke, who succumbed to further goals from Bale (r.) and Benzema...
before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1r.) gave the vibrant home fans something to cheer with a stunning 90th-minute volley
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Borussia Dortmund racked up an impressive
After going down 3-0 to Hamburger SV at the weekend, BVB flew out of the blocks with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (2l.) on target in the third minute
Marco Reus (l.) made it two 60 seconds later with his third Champions League goal of the campaign
To their credit, Zenit kept plugging away and pulled a goal back early in the second half through Oleg Shatov...
...only for Lewandowski (c.) to silence the home support two minutes later with his first of the night
Zenit's best player by a mile, Hulk (l.) rifled in a penalty off the underside of the bar for the hosts...
...but BVB had the last laugh thanks to that man Lewandowski, leaving
UEFA Champions League titleholders FC Bayern München and Mario Mandzukic (l.) took on English side Arsenal FC in London in the competition's last-16 first leg
Toni Kroos (r.) gave the home side a first serious warning three minutes into the game when the Bayern midfielder forced goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny into a full-stretch save from a good 20 yards...
...but the Bavarians survived an early scare themselves after nine minutes of play when Arsenal were awarded a penalty for a foul by Jerome Boateng on Mesut Özil (r.), but the Germany midfielder's attempt was saved by Manuel Neuer
There were chances at both ends in the hard-fought encounter, before Bayern were given a spot-kick of their own minutes before the break when Szczesny (r.) fouled Arjen Robben, which earned the Arsenal custodian a straight red card
However, David Alaba also failed to convert from 12 yards...
...as the 21-year-old Bayern left-back's attempt beat Lukasz Fabianski (r.), Szczesny's replacement, only to see his effort denied by the left post
The Munich club remained in the driving seat against ten-man Arsenal side, however, carving out several scoring opportunities, and the Bundesliga pacesetters finally broke the deadlock...
...after 54 minutes courtesy of a beautiful long-range effort by Kroos (r.), which found the top right corner of the hosts' goal
Substitute Thomas Müller (c.) added a second for FC Bayern two minutes from time, heading a Philipp Lahm cross into the back of the net as the Bavarians go into the second leg with a comfortable 2-0 lead
Meanwhile, Bayer 04 Leverkusen have their work cut out for them after a heavy 4-0 defeat at home to French Ligue 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (l.) was the focus of much of the pre-match build up and the towering Swede certainly lived up to the hype...
...clinically dispatching a 39th minute penalty to add to Blaise Matuidi's early strike, before unleashing
German international Lars Bender (r.) tried to instigate a Leverkusen comeback, but the visitors proved just too strong on the night
The hosts' cause was not helped by Ömer Toprak's (l.) sending off in the 58th minute for a second bookable offence
And a fourth goal late on left Stefan Kießling and Co. on their knees, pondering their way back in the second leg