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Barcelona, Bayern Munich Claim Champions League Semifinal Spots

April 03, 2012

Barcelona and Bayern Munich won at home to reach the Champions League soccer semifinals.

Lionel Messiscored twice and Andres Iniestaonce as defending champion Barcelona advanced with a 3-1 win over AC Milan after the teams tied 0-0 in their opening quarterfinal match. Ivica Olic scored both goals as Bayern Munich scored its second consecutive 2-0 win over Marseille.

Barcelona will face Chelsea or Benfica in the final four of Europe’s elite club competition, while Bayern will play record nine-time champion Real Madrid or APOEL Nicosia.

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