10 Apr 2014

Bayern, Atletico advance to final four

10:57 am on 10 April 2014

Bayern Munich have kept alive their Champions League title defence by suppressing a resilient Manchester United to reach the semi-finals, while the power shift continued in Spain as Atletico Madrid edged past La Liga rivals Barcelona.

United gave the Germans a scare when Patrice Evra's thunderbolt finish put them ahead in their quarter-final second leg, but goals from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben saw them safely through with a 3-1 win on the night and a 4-2 aggregate success.

The La Liga leaders Atletico confirmed their current status as the top club in Spain by ousting Barcelona after Koke's early goal proved enough to secure a 1-0 win and 2-1 victory over the two legs.

Bayern and Atletico will be joined in the semi-final draw by Chelsea, who knocked out Paris St Germain on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw and Real Madrid, who beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 over two legs.