UEFA Champions League review

Pedro saves Barca, Bayern breeze

April 10, 2013

Barcelona survived a scare to draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain and reach the Champions League semi-finals with an away goals victory over Les Parisiens.

Pedro fires home the vital goal which sent Barcelona through on away goals
GettyImagesPedro fires home the vital goal which sent Barcelona through on away goals

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PSG took control of the tie when Javier Pastore put them 1-0 up at Camp Nou five minutes into the second-half but after thwarting Barca for 21 minutes, substitute Lionel Messi combined with David Villa to tee up Pedro, who smashed home a left-footed strike to make it 3-3 on aggregate and tilt the quarter-final back towards the home side.

Barca continued to turn the screw but despite not finding a winner, progressed thanks to the two away goals they mustered last week's 2-2 draw in Paris, reaching the last four at the expense of the Ligue 1 leaders.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich made light work of reigning Serie A champions Juventus with a dominant display in Turin, winning 2-0 to seal a convincing 4-0 aggregate victory.

Juventus had an uphill task after last week's 2-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena and it proved to be insurmountable as goals from Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro put last year's runners up within a step of returning to the final.

Bayern and Barcelona join Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the last four after their respective aggregate victories over Galatasaray and Malaga on Tuesday.