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UCL: Mane double as Liverpool stun Bayern to reach last-eight; Messi fires Barca past Lyon

Senegalese forward, Sadio Mane scored twice to help Liverpool hand Bayern a shock defeat in Munich as the Reds advance to quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Bundesliga champions, Bayern had held Liverpool to a goalless draw in the first leg of the round of 16 tie at Anfield, and were the favourites to advance.

But Mane scored the first goal of the tie to put Liverpool ahead in the 26th minute, before a Joel Matip own goal levelled for Bayern before half time.

Defender Van Dijk put the visitors ahead again when he fired into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his goal on 69 minutes.

Mane then capped off an excellent night for Jurgen Klopp’s side when he headed in his second six minutes from time.

Having scored seven, no Liverpool player has scored more away goals in European Cup/Champions League history than Mane.

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Elsewhere, Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more to help Barcelona reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Argentine opened the scoring from the spot in the 17th minute – the first goal of the tie – as the first leg in France ended goalless.

Philippe Coutinho tapped into an empty net from Luis Suarez’s unselfish pass before Lucas Tousart’s volley gave Lyon hope on 58 minutes.

Messi then put the game beyond the visitors when he scored his second of the night before assisting Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele in their respective goals.

As it stands, there are four English teams in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, alongside Juventus, Porto, Ajax and Barca.

All qualified teams will discover their quarter-final and potential semi-final opponents on Friday.

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