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Champions League: Heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich safely progress to quarter finals


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Champions League: Heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich safely progress to quarter finals

Holders Real Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Napoli in the last 16.

Napoli completely outplayed the visiting Spaniards in the first half but only had Dries Mertens’ 24th minute goal to show for it.

Real sprung into life in the second half.

Sergio Ramos headed home the equalizer before a Mertens own goal put Real in front.

A late strike by Alvaro Morata then sealed a 3-1 win on the night for a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Elsewhere Arsenal were sent crashing out of the competition at the last 16 stage for a seventh successive season.

Bayern Munich were too good for the Gunners in London and just as they did two weeks ago, the Germans enjoyed an emphatic 5-1 victory.

Arturo Vidal scored a double while Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa also scored as the five-times European champions cruised into the last eight 10-2 on aggregate.

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