20 Mar 2014

Van Persie treble sinks Olympiakos, Dortmund edge Zenit

1:01 pm on 20 March 2014

A Robin van Persie hat-trick has lifted Manchester United to a stunning Champions League comeback against Olympiakos as Borussia Dortmund edged out Zenit St Petersburg to complete the quarter-final lineup.

United, trailing 2-0 from the first leg, won 3-0 at Old Trafford to stay in the hunt for a fourth Champions League title and last season's runners-up Dortmund lost their second leg 2-1 but went through 5-4 on aggregate.

Van Persie cut a forlorn figure as United suffered a humbling defeat by arch-rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday, but he was back to his lethal best as he picked apart the Greek side who have now lost all 12 matches they have played in England.

United and Dortmund joined Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.

The draw for the last eight is on Saturday.