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Atletico Madrid (2) 1-0 (2) Barcelona

  • Antoine Griezmann scores twice to knock-out the defending champions.

Benfica (1) 2-2 (3) Bayern Munich

  • Arturo Vidal and Thomas Muller score as Bayern cruise into the last four.

Atletico and Bayern join Manchester City and Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

Draw for the semi-finals to take place at 11am BST on Friday 15 April.

Antoine Griezmann
Griezmann put Atletico ahead on the night with a flashing header. Getty Images

Well that is all we have time for on this Champions League live text. We're back tomorrow to follow Liverpool's pursuit of glory in the Europa League, but until then goodbye.

Bayern Munich are the final side to book their place in the last four after they overcome Benfica over two legs. They draw 2-2 in Lisbon after Vidal and Muller goals in each half. They join Manchester City, Atletico and Real Madrid in the semi-finals; quite a line-up.

Full time: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona - Atletico through to the semi-finals

Incredible scenes at the Vicente Calderon as Atletico Madrid knock-out the holders and favourites Barcelona as Antoine Griezmann's scores twice in either half. Luis Enrique's side go from a blip to a full blown crisis as Lionel Messi's goal drought continues.

Free-kick for Barcelona right on the edge of the penalty area, but the players are demanding a penalty - and they have a point. Gabi was inside the box when he raised his hand and what a call from the official. Lionel Messi over the ball and he curls over.

Goal: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (Antoine Griezmann)

Long live the king, the king is dead. Griezmann tucks beyond Ter Stegan to send Barcelona on the brink of crashing out of the Champions League as defending champions. Luis Enrique is motionless, opposite number Diego Simeone extatic.

Penalty for Atletico Madrid

Penalty for Barcelona? The ball bounces up and hits Koke on the arm in the penalty area. Atletico defending on their own goal-line and Gerard Pique is forward for Barca. Can they break through?

Another half chance for Barcelona as Atletico become increasingly frantic at the back. Suarez turns on a sixpence but Oblak makes a smart stop down low.

Goal: Benfica 2-2 Bayern Munich (Talisca)

Hope for Benfica? Talisca curls home a beauty as Rui Vitoria looks on from the stands, after an altercation with the officials. Around 10 minutes left to get the two more they need to qualify.

The pressure continues to swell on the Atletico goal but time isn't on Barcelona's side. Less than 15 minutes to g and that will tick faster after Neymar kicks out at Juanfran.

Panic stations for Atletico, who are trying anything to slow the game down with still over 20 minutes remaining. Godin goes down like he has been snippered, but as it turns out there is some grass on his forehead after a clash with Suarez. The Uruguayan gets a booking for his troubles.

Best chance of the night for Barcelona. Suarez turns Godin and shoots first time but Oblak makes the grab. Atletico defending very deep now and it is all Barca. How long can they hold out?

Chance for Atletico, who have now had a few opportunities to put this tie to bed. Griezmann scampers away from Mascherano on his own but Ter Stegan keeps him out at the near post

Finally, a sighter for Lionel Messi but his shot is deflected behind. This is Barcelona's best spell and when Jordi Alba gets in down the right channel his cross is somehow turned away by Atletico, as Pique seemed certain to score. A Suarez foul ends the attack but that is much better from Barca.

Goal: Benfica 1-2 Bayern Munich (Thomas Muller)

Game, set and match in Lisbon. Alonso's corner picks out Martinez whose header down catches out the Benfica back four who had pushed out, and Muller taps home. Benfica need three to keep their European dream alive.

The hosts goes within inches of booking their place in the semi-final. Lucas loops a header over Ter Stegan but it bounces off the crossbar and to safety.

Atletico are much the more threatening when they get the ball, even if they are being starved of possession, as Juanfran breaks in behind and cuts the ball back beyond the onrushing Ter Stegan but Barcelona scramble it clear.

Out for the second half at the Vicente Calderon. Can Barcelona improve sufficiently to break through Atletico, or will Diego Simeone's side hang on?

Half time in Madrid and Lisbon where it is Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich who are heading into the semi-final. Antoine Griezmann's goal is looking like enough for Atletico against Barcelona, while Arturo Vidal's goal at Benfica has Bayern going through. It could change though...

Atletico break and Carrasco takes aim and Ter Stegen gets down and makes a good save, which he is forced to palm clear.

Oblak called into action for the first time as Neymar curls the ball towards the top corner but the Atletico 'keeper holds on. Barcelona have it all to do.

Goal: Benfica 1-1 Bayern Munich (Arturo Vidal)

Big goal for the German champions. Ederson punches clear Lahm's cross but only as far as Vidal on the edge of the box and he lashes the ball into the top corner of an empty net.

Goal: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (Antoine Griezmann)

Lift off for Atletico. A cross from the right is flicked goalwards by the Frenchman Griezmann, and he powers it past Ter Stegan. Barcelona need a new game plan now and have to score if they're to hold on to their title.

First effort in anger from Barcelona and it comes from their mercurial record scorer. Messi takes aim from a poor angle from 30 yards and is sails over the top.

Goal: Benfica 1-0 Bayern Munich (Jimenez)

Bayern have dominated the opening quarter of this game but they are behind as Benfica square the tie. Sanchez lofts a ball into the centre and as Neuer comes out and gets no-where near the ball, Jimenez heads into an empty net.

Not what you can call a free-flowing start from either side with Atletico hunting down every Barcelona pass, while the visitors are just happy to knock the ball around inside their own half. That dynamic is surely temporary should the score stay the same.

The visitors are at walking pace at times in this first, with Atletico happy to sit back and absorb the pressure, which is hardly coming at them wave after wave. This is when Diego Simeone's tactics will come in for scrutiny.

Another chance for Atletico to put them in the ascendancy in this tie. Griezmann wanders into the penalty area and with a free header forces Ter Stegan into a comfortable save. Big chance.

Barcelona's first spell in possession is greeted by boos and whistles around the Calderon. The visitors not going very far but deflating the Atletico momentum, which had built in the opening minutes.

Chance inside three minutes for the hosts. Pique hooks the ball clear but it finds its way to Gabi, who takes it on first time and his rasping shot is just over Ter Stegan's goal.

Teams are out and we're ready to go in the Spanish capital. Updates from here and in Portugal, where Benfica host Bayern Munich. It could be quite an evening.

It's that time again....

Barcelona's recent problems are well documented, but how much are they linked to the issues which Lionel Messi has encountered? We've had a look at the Argentina forward's recent plight to find out how influential he has been to the current run of form.

The Vicente Calderon has a big part to play this evening. Atletico struggled in their last 16 clash with PSV but it was the home support which helped see them through on penalties, after the hosts struggled for long periods. Simeone's side may need more of the same if they're see off Messi and co.

Kick off is around 10 minutes away, but if you're eager for some football before then we've got live coverage of West Ham vs Man Utd in the FA Cup. A place at Wembley up for grabs.

In the other game in Lisbon, Bayern Munich take a one-goal lead to Benfica as they aim to reach the semi-finals again. Pep Guardiola is under pressure to deliver the Champions League in his final season at the Allianz Arena, having failed to do so in his last two seasons. We'll have goal updates throughout the evening.

Atletico frustrated Barcelona for log periods of the first half of the first leg, but needing to score at least once tonight can they afford to adopt similar tactics? Barcelona might be happy to sit deep themselves tonight with the one-goal lead, and hit their opponents on the break. It is a tough balance to strike.

Changed kits again for this game, ludicrously.

The second leg between Atletico and Barcelona has the capacity to be among the most fascinating ties at this stage in recent years. Diego Simeone's side took the lead and frustrated Barca for much of the first half in the first leg, until the dismissal of Fernando Torres turned the tie on its head.

Barcelona staged a comeback and enter the second leg with a narrow lead thanks to Luis Suarez, but one point from their last nine in La Liga means this game has ramifications both domestically and in Europe. What could a victory for either side do to their title charge? Luis Enrique's side let's not remember are the defending champions.


Benfica: Ederson, Fejsa, Jiménez, Lindelöf, Salvio, Eliseu, Pizzi, Jardel, André Almeida, Carcela-González, Renato Sanches.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Thiago, Ribéry, Martínez, Costa, Alonso, Lahm (c), Vidal, Müller, Alaba, Kimmich

As expected, Augusto replaces Fernando Torres for Atletico. The influential Godin returns at centre-back.

Barcelona are unchanged, with Lionel Messi leading the attack in search of his 500th career goal.


Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Godín, Lucas, Filipe Luís, Augusto, Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Griezmann, Carrasco

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves, Mascherano, Piqué, Alba, Busquets, Rakitić, Iniesta, Neymar, Suárez, Messi.

Team news should be with us in around 15 minutes, but how are we expecting both sides to line up?

Fernando Torres is suspended for Atletico and is expected to be replaced by either Angel Correa, Luciano Vietto or midfielder Augusto. Defender Diego Godin is available again, as are fellow defenders Oliver and Stefan Savic.

Barcelona are not likely to spring any surprises and will be unchanged from the first leg. Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic and Andres Iniesta are all expected to return after being rested for the loss at Real Sociedad.

Before we look ahead to the Champions League action tonight, a quick word on another game going on in another part of Europe. At Upton Park, West Ham United host Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final replay in the final cup tie to be played at the Boleyn Ground, before the club move to the Olympic Stadium. Follow our live coverage of the game ahead of the 7pm kick-off.

Take two in the Champions League quarter-finals and four more of Europe's heavyweights put their status in this year's competition on the line. In Spain, Atletico Madrid host Barcelona in a clash which could have repercussions for the La Liga title race. In Portugal meanwhile, Benfica look to end their dismal major continental final run when they take on Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich. Subtext all over the place tonight, as Manchester city and Real Madrid sit back knowing their last four place is secure. Team news and updates on the way ahead of the 7:45pm kick-offs.