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Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen win big to reach last 16 of UEFA Cup; Atletico loses

Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen win big to reach last 16 of UEFA Cup; Atletico loses

Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen each recorded a 5-1 win Thursday to reach the next round of the UEFA Cup.
Bayern beat Aberdeen to set up a meeting with 1983 champion Anderlecht, which got past Bordeaux, and Leverkusen routed 2000 winner Galatasaray.
Everton beat Brann 6-1 to advance, but its English rival Tottenham needed a string of saves from recalled goalkeeper Paul Robinson to earn a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague and a place in the round of 16.
Another English side, Bolton, forced the biggest surprise when it drew 0-0 at Atletico Madrid to complete a 1-0 aggregate win over the Spanish powerhouse.
PSV Eindhoven, Fiorentina and Sporting Lisbon also advanced to the next two-legged round of Europe's second-tier club competition in March.
Bayern was held 2-2 in Scotland last week but went ahead in the 12th from a fierce 20-yard free kick from Lucio.
Bayern's second central defender, Daniel van Buyten, made it 2-0 at halftime when he headed in a free kick under the bar.
Lukas Podolski, making a rare start, scored the third in the 71st from a rebound after goalkeeper Jamie Langfield had parried an effort by Miroslav Klose and the Germany striker scored again six minutes later with a header off a corner by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Steve Lovell got the visitors' only goal in the 83rd with a header past keeper Oliver Kahn at the far post, but Mark van Bommel capped off the scoring with a shot inside the far post.
Bayern will meet Anderlecht next after the Belgian club drew 1-1 at Bordeaux for a 3-2 aggregate win.
Bayer Leverkusen veteran Sergej Barbarez scored in the 11th and 22nd to lead his team to a surprisingly big win over Galatasaray.
"Such games are fun to play," Barbarez said. "It's special to beat such a strong team by such a result."
Stefan Kiessling scored in the 13th, Karim Haggui in the 55th and Bernd Schneider completed the scoring by converting a penalty in the 60th.
Ahmed Barusso converted another penalty for Galatasaray's only goal in the 87th, while Leverkusen advanced to a meeting with German rival Hamburger SV, which drew 0-0 with FC Zurich to advance 3-1 on aggregate.
"Now we are looking forward to Hamburg," said Barbarez, who played for Hamburg before joining Leverkusen.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni scored a hat trick to lead Everton past Brann and earn a meeting against Fiorentina, which completed a 3-1 aggregate win over Rosenborg with a 2-1 home win.
Two-time winner Tottenham advanced 3-2 thanks to a 2-1 first-leg win in the Czech Republic.
It rested several players ahead of Sunday's English League Cup final against Chelsea and seemed in control Thursday when Jamie O'Hara scored through a crowd of players in the seventh minute.
But Matej Krajcik equalized six minutes into the second half with a volley and David Strihavka almost put the visitors ahead when he hit the post.
Robinson, who had spent a month out of the team after a series of errors, then made several saves to preserve his team's narrow advantage _ the best a diving, one-handed stop from a curling free kick by Daniel Pudil.
"We were just happy to get through in the end," O'Hara said. "We sat back in a game we should have won by two or three."
Spurs plays PSV next after the Dutch side completed a second straight win over Helsingborg.
Bolton stopped Atletico from scoring for the second time to earn a surprise match against Sporting Lisbon, which won 3-0 at FC Basel.
Benfica got two late goals to escape with a 2-2 draw at FC Nuremburg that allowed it to advance 3-2.
Oscar Cardozo scored in the 89th after a poor clearance by the Nuremberg defense and Angel di Maria finished off a counterattack two minutes into injury time to cancel out second-half goals by Angelos Charisteas and Ivan Saenko.
Rangers drew 1-1 at Panathinaikos to eliminate the Greek side on away goals, while Zenit St. Petersburg got past Villarreal 2-2 on the same rule.
Marseille advanced 3-2 despite a 2-0 loss at Spartak Moscow, while Getafe beat AEK Athens 3-0 to go through 4-1, and Werder Bremen went through 4-0 after a 1-0 win at Braga.
The first legs of the round of 16 are scheduled for March 6, with the return matches the following week.


Updated : 2021-10-25 06:49 GMT+08:00