After Tuesday night’s exhilarating quarter-final 2nd leg ties, the encounters on Wednesday always had a hard act to follow. Bayern Munich relentlessly marched into the semi-finals with a consummate 2-0 victory over Juventus. Over in Catalunya, Barcelona survived a huge scare from PSG to draw 1-1 and progress on away goals after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate. The semi-final line-up is all set now and it is a case of Germany vs Spain. Bayern and Dortmund have been dominant through out the tournament while Barcelona and Real Madrid have had plenty of scares en route, but the pedigree of the La Liga giants makes them favourites at the moment.
Barcelona 1-1 PSG (Agg 3-3, Barca win on away goals)
The tie against Barca was said to be the coming of age of Carlo Ancelotti’s expensively assembled side and they acquitted themselves commendably over the two legs, but ultimately couldn’t get past the pass maters. PSG had two Barca away goals to scale after the 1st leg finished 2-2 and Javier Pastore put them in a strong position five minutes into the 2nd half when he collected Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s pass, beat the shaky Barca defence and ultimately fired past Victor Valdes.