Liverpool oust Barcelona from Champions League

Liverpool ended FC Barcelona’s reign in the Champions League by knocking the defending champions out of the competition on Tuesday.

Inter Milan and Lyon — the league champions of Italy and France — also were eliminated, while English champions Chelsea advanced.

Although Barcelona won 1-0 at Anfield on Eidur Gudjohnsen’s 75th-minute goal, Liverpool advanced on away goals after having won 2-1 at the Camp Nou two weeks ago.

John Arne Riise and Momo Sissoko both hit the Barcelona crossbar, and Ronaldinho hit the Liverpool post.

Inter Milan also went out on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Valencia. The Spanish club had held the Italian leaders to a 2-2 draw in Milan in the first leg.

Lyon, who are on their way to a sixth straight French league title, were upset by visiting AS Roma 2-0. The teams had drawn 0-0 in Italy.

Francesco Totti and Alessandro Mancini each scored in the first half.

Chelsea came from a goal down to beat FC Porto 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and advance 3-2 on aggregate.

Ricardo Quaresma put Porto ahead in the 15th minute, but Arjen Robben equalised with a 30m shot in the 48th and Michael Ballack scored the winner in the 79th minute.

On Wednesday, Arsenal trail PSV Eindhoven 1-0, Lille go to Manchester United 1-0 down, AC Milan and Celtic are level at 0-0 and Bayern Munich will try to overcome a 3-2 deficit against Real Madrid.

The quarterfinal draw is on Friday in Athens, Greece, the venue for the final on May 23. — Sapa-AP

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