Bayern Munich handed Barcelona its worst European soccer defeat in 16 years to move to the brink of its third Champions League final appearance in four seasons.
Scottish champion Rangers and former semifinalist Dynamo Kiev were eliminated from soccer’s Champions League in the third qualifying round.
Celtic defeated Helsingborgs 2-0 to reach the Champions League group stage, where it joins 11 other former winners of European soccer’s elite club competition.
The Portuguese trio of Porto, Braga and Benfica advanced to the Europa League soccer semifinals, where they’ll be joined by Spanish club Villarreal.
Gareth Bale scored with two free kicks to give Tottenham a 2-1 win over Lyon in their Europa League soccer round of 32 opener. Liverpool lost 2-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg.
Porto, Villarreal and Benfica all won easily at home to open their Europa League quarterfinals, while Braga tied 1-1 at 10-man Dynamo Kiev.
Manchester City lost 2-0 to Dynamo Kiev in the opening game of their Europa League round of 16 tie, while English Premier League rival Liverpool was handed a 1-0 defeat at Braga.
Porto, Villarreal and Benfica all won easily at home to open their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Braga tied 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev.
Chelsea and Tottenham both scored late to earn 1-1 draws and advance in soccer’s Europa League, while Liverpool was eliminated on the away-goals tiebreaker.
Dynamo Kiev, Celtic and CFR Cluj won on the road to hold the advantage in their Champions League playoff ties.