UCL: Chelsea, Bayern Win To Complete Quarterfinal Lineup

Chelsea completed a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years.

The English side were joined in the last eight by defending champions Bayern Munich who beat Lazio 2-1 on the night to win 6-2 on aggregate.

The Blues led from the first leg and sealed their place in the quarterfinals after Emerson Palmieri’s late strike added to Hakim Ziyech’s opener.

Chelsea remain unbeaten in 13 games since Thomas Tuchel took charge and deservedly progressed against an Atletico side that had Stefan Savic sent off late on for elbowing Antonio Rudiger.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was on the scoresheet again scoring a first-half penalty to open scoring against Lazio after Leon Goretzka was pushed by Francesco Acerbi.

Substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made it 2-0 in the second half with a chipped finish from close range.

Lazio got one back through Marco Parolo late on, but Bayern eased through with a 6-2 aggregate win.

Defending champions Bayern are now unbeaten in their past 31 home matches in all competitions and will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday’s draw.

Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City alongside record winners Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund complete the quarterfinal pool.