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Champions League: Real Madrid and PSG edge closer to semis


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Champions League: Real Madrid and PSG edge closer to semis

Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid remain on course to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after thumping Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Former Spurs winger Gareth Bale opened the scoring in the third minute as Karim Benzema and Isco linked up perfectly to allow the Welshman to finish from close range.

Isco doubled their advantage 15 minutes later, before Cristiano Ronaldo made sure of the win in the second half with a clinical finish, for his 14th goal in this year’s competition.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain produced a stunning performance to beat Chelsea 3-1 on home soil.

Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi put the hosts ahead after three minutes after drilling a superb volley in the top corner, leaving goalkeeper Petr Cech no chance.

Jose Mourinho’s men equalised just before the break thanks to Belgian international Eden Hazard but were unable to hold on as David Luiz scored an own goal in the second half and Javier Pastore added a third in injury time, giving PSG a major boost ahead of the second leg which will take place on April 8.

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