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The players after winning in Leverkusen / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

FC Barcelona’s victory at the BayArena (1-3) was the exception to the rule in this round of Champions League matches. Pep Guardiola’s men managed to get a good result against Bayer Leverkusen, with two goals from Alexis Sanchéz and another from Leo Messi. The rest of the teams that finished first in their groups weren’t able to come away with a victory in their first knock-out game of the competition.

Apoel, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich lost by one goal at Lyon, Marseilles and Basel. Benfica lost in Saint Petersburg but they managed to score two goals (3-2). Chelsea lost to Naples (3-1) and Arsenal had a similar fate at the San Siro (4-0). Lastly, Real Madrid managed to draw in Moscow (1-1). Therefore, Barça was the only team that managed to get an excellent result ahead of the return leg. The Catalans must close out their quarterfinal bid at the Camp Nou on Wednesday March 7th, at 20:45.

All the results

Lyon – Apoel (1-0)
Leverkusen – Barça (1-3)
Zenit – Benfica (3-2)
Milan – Arsenal (4-0)
CSKA – Real Madrid (1-1)
Naples – Chelsea (3-1)
Marseilles – Inter (1-0)
Basel – Bayern (1-0)

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