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Summary

  1. AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria
  2. Soriano gives Sampdoria the lead
  3. Nigel de Jong equalises
  4. FT: Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille
  5. Yambere fires Bordeaux ahead

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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That is all from us for tonight. Be sure to tune in for our Champions League coverage next week. We'll be live on Tuesday for the Madrid derby and Juventus v Monaco. Then, on Wednesday, we'll have PSG v Barcelona and Porto v Bayern Munich. I'll see thee.

FULL-TIME

Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille

It is all over. And it is a big win for Bordeaux. They move to within three points of Marseille, who remain a point behind Monaco, in third and the last of the Champions League qualification spots. St Etienne are between them. It is a tight old race for next season's European Cup in Ligue 1.

Can Porto upset the odds?

Porto v Bayern Munich (Wednesday 19:45 BST)

Porto are arguably the biggest underdogs going into this week's quarter-final ties. The 1987 and 2004 winners are making their first last eight appearance since 2009. They also recently suffered defeat to Maritimo in the Portuguese League Cup semi-finals. Oh, and they're up against Bayern Munich. Who are pretty damn good.

However, if Porto can get past Bayern, things are looking good because their two quarter-final victories (from six ties) came in the years they won the competition.

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Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille

It looks like Cedric Yambere's goal is going to be enough for Bordeaux. Marseille don't look to have anything left in the tank. Come on lads, there's a Champions League place at stake here.

Suarez finds his feet

PSG v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 BST)

After a slow start to his Barcelona career, striker Luis Suarez seems to be finding his feet in the Catalan capital (unfortunately for PSG). He has nine goals in his last 10 games, giving him 16 for the season. When you chuck that in with Lionel Messi's 45 this campaign and Neymar's 27, it gives Barca the hottest three-pronged attack since the Devil's trident.

Neymar (left), Luis Suarez (centre) and Lionel Messi (right)
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Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille

There are five minutes to go in Bordeaux and Marseille are struggling to find a way through the home defence. In fact, the home side look the more likely to add to their lead.

Zlatan missing for PSG

PSG v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 BST)

If there is one player PSG would have wanted available for the tie against Barcelona it is striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic - scorer of 27 goals this season, including two on Saturday, and former employee of Wednesday's opponents.

To say the Swede is on fire is a huge understatement. He has scored 13 goals in his last seven matches for club and country, including hat-tricks against FC Lorient and AS Saint-Etienne. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would be delighted with such a tally.

However, suspension means PSG will have to cope without him until the second leg. Over to you Edinson Cavani.

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PSG in fine form

PSG v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 BST)

It promises to be a superb tie in Paris on Wednesday, with the Ligue 1 leaders having not lost in 33 European games on home turf and currently on a 24 game unbeaten run in all competitions at the Parc des Princes. They have also won their last three games, including

Saturday's French League Cup final (a 4-0 victory over Bastia).

Edinson Cavani celebrates at the end of the French League Cup final
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Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille

Bordeaux v Marseille
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The game is heading towards the last 10 minutes in France, where Bordeaux still hold a 1-0 lead over Marseille thanks to Cedric Yambere's finish.

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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The second half in the San Siro was much better than the first. Sampdoria looked to be heading for victory, but Milan came back strong and earned themselves a deserved point that could have been three, considering the pressure they applied at the end.

FULL-TIME

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

The game is brought to a close as Philippe Mexes squares up to a Sampdoria player. It's Philippe Mexes. It's what he does.

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

More pressure from Milan and Sampdoria are indebted to Matias Silvestri, who comes across his own six yard box to clear the ball ahead of Suso and Jeremy Menez. half a minute of the added five to go.

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

Jeremy Menez has a shot blocked and the ball loops up towards Gianpaolo Pazzini, but he is halted from going through on goal by the referee's whistle for a foul on a Sampdoria defender. The visitores are holding on. Just.

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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We are going to have five minutes of added time in the San Siro. Plenty of time for one of these two to find a winner.

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

Milan are the ones pushing for the win at the San Siro. Giampaolo Pazzini looks to swivel and fire a low shot from inside the box but it is blocked by a Sampdoria defender before it can trouble the keeper.

GOAL

Bordeaux 1-0 Marseille - Cedric Yambere

Cedric Yambere celebrates scoring for Bordeaux
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We have a goal. The stalemate is broken. Cedric Yambere swivels to hammer home a low cross into the box from Mariano's cross. That could be a huge goal in Bordeaux quest to play European football next year. It could also prove very costly to Marseille's Champions league hopes.

HITS THE WOODWORK

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria

Former Liverpool player Suso has looked really lively since joining the game earlier in the half. He comes within an inch of giving Milan the lead with a curling shot from the left corner of the box that hammers against the far post. It was a stunning effort. Emiliano Viviano didn't move.

Bordeaux 0-0 Marseille

Bordeaux v Marseille
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Still no sign of a goal in Bordeaux. The mate is staler than a year-old loaf.

PSG v Barca part three

PSG v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 BST)

Wednesday gives us PSG v Barcelona 2014/15 part three. Hopefully it'll be more Die Hard with a Vengeance than that awful Spiderman sequel with the sand bloke and emo Toby Maguire.

The first two games (in Group F) provided plenty of entertainment, with

PSG winning 3-2 at the Parc des Princes thanks to goals from David Luiz, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi (Lionel Messi and Neymar scored for Barca).

When the teams

met again at the Nou Camp, Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave PSG the lead but Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez responded to ensured Barca finished top of the group with a two-point advantage over their opponents.

Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint Germain competes for the ball with Barcelona players
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GOAL

AC Milan 1-1 Sampdoria - Nigel de Jong

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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Milan are level, and they can be grateful to a huge slice of luck. A corner is swung over and headed up in the air by a Sampdoria head before Nigel de Jong controls and acrobatically puts his foot through the bal, which takes a huge deflection off the unfortunate Alfred Duncan to take it into the net.

Nigel de Jong (right) celebrates scoring for AC Milan against Sampdoria
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Czech Fury on Monaco

Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Another former Juve playing legend, now a director at the club, Pavel Nedved (shaggy hair, major skills) has had this to say about this coming week's tie with Monaco...

"I'm happy because we will be facing an opponent that we respect, but I see chances for us to qualify for the next round. We have a chance, but all matches start at 0-0 and the chance to qualify is 50%. Fortunately we don't have to travel too far, we're playing close to home [in the away match], so we'll see if we can make it to the semi-finals.

"I'm always cautious. Monaco managed to knock out Arsenal, who are a big team, and they played two impressive legs. If you don't approach Champions League matches with the right concentration, you risk being eliminated."

Ps. He's still got the hair... and doesn't appear to have aged.

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KICK-OFF

Bordeaux 0-0 Marseille

We are back under way in Bordeaux.

AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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If anyone is going to drag Milan back into this game it is Jeremy Menez. He charges down the right and gets to the byline before pulling the ball back invitingly to the edge of the six-yard box but none of his team-mates are quick enough to react before Sampdoria hack it clear.

AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria

What kind of a response have Milan got to falling behind? Well, so far, not a hugely effective one. Sampdoria are not only leading they are controlling this game now and the home side look short of ideas going forward.

Blast from the past

Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Alessandro Del Piero was the star of the show the last time these two met in the Champions League. Juventus were 6-4 aggregate winners in the 1997/98 semi-finals with Del Piero scoring a hat-trick in a 4-1 first-leg victory in Turin. He also scored in the second leg, which the French side won 3-2.

That Juve side, which would lose 1-0 to Real Madrid in the final, also contained Didier Deschamps, Edgar Davids, Zinedine Zidane and the current AC Milan manager Filipo Inzaghi, while one Thierry Henry started the second leg and scored for Monaco. That'd be a decent five-a-side team (they can take it in turns in net).

Victor Ikpeba of Monaco (left) and Edgar Davids of Juventus (right) in 1998
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GOAL

AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria - Roberto Soriano

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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That is a good goal. Sampdoria break away into the Milan half but the chance looks to have gone when Eder checks his run, but Samuel Eto'o takes over, turns one way and another before picking out the unmarked Roberto Soriano in the box and he makes no mistake with a low finish past Diego Lopez.

Roberto Sampdoria scores Sampdoria's opening goal
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Hope for Monaco?

Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

There is hope for Monaco this week. While Juventus are on course for their fourth successive Serie A title having lost only twice in the league all season, one of those defeats came this weekend,

at home against bottom club Parma - a club who were declared bankrupt last month.

Juventus were without Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and the league's top scorer Carlos Tevez for the match at the Ennio Tardini stadium. Midfielder Pirlo has not played since the first leg against Dortmund because of a calf injury, while Paul Pogba (thigh) is still sidelined.

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AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

Eder has an effort from an angled free-kick that beats the wall but is pushed past the post by Diego Lopez. I bet Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic would love to still have his boots on to be able to hit that.

Monaco head for Turin

Juventus v Monaco (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Much like our Italian/French-centric text commentary tonight, Tuesday's second Champions League quarter-final tie sees Serie A's top dog square off against one of Ligue 1's leading lights as Juventus host Monaco.

With an unbeaten home record this season and a two-legged

pummelling of Borussia Dortmund in the previous round, Juventus will start this tie as favourites. Monaco have won two and drawn two of their four matches since
edging past Arsenal to reach this stage of the competition.

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HALF-TIME

Bordeaux 0-0 Marseille

The first half in Bordeaux comes to a close shortly after a big penalty shout for the away side. The game's most dangerous player, Romain Alessandrini, is brought down in the area and the Marseille players crowd the ref but he sees nothing in it but a clean tackle.

AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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Close to the first goal of the evening at the San Siro as Luca Antonelli overlaps down the left for Milan and drives over a low cross that Emiliano Viviano dives down to push out into his six-yard box before a Sampdoria defender hammers the ball clear. The Milan forwards were in the hunt but not quick enough.

KICK-OFF

AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

The second half is under way in the San Siro.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Bordeaux 0-0 Marseille

Bordeaux v Marseille
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Marseille have taken the lead in terms of posts hit. It is Romain Alessandrini again, who collects the ball on the right and cuts inside on to his left before curling a shot that Cedric Carrasso does superbly to tip on to the post with a diving save.

Bayer release defender

Switching to Germany and Bayer Leverkusen have

released defender Emir Spahic with immediate effect following a fight with security staff after a German Cup defeat.

The 34-year-old was filmed fighting with security personnel after the home tie with Bayern Munich on 8 April.

Leverkusen managing director Michael Schade said: "The latest revelations from the case last Wednesday leave us no other choice."

Emir Spahic (left)
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Higuain denied clear 'goal'

I'll use half-time at the San Siro to tell you what else has been going on in European football today. And we'll stick with Italy...

Napoli beat Fiorentina 3-0 on Sunday - but only after striker Gonzalo Higuain was wrongly denied a goal.

Rafael Benitez's side were leading 1-0 thanks to Dries Mertens when Higuain's 30-yard effort crashed off the bar and bounced down over the line. Replays showed the ball had gone in but play continued, with further goals by Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon sparing the officials' blushes.

The goal-line technology Italy are set to introduce next season cannot come soon enough.

Bordeaux 0-0 Marseille

Bordeaux v Marseille
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With just over 30 minutes gone at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, it is 0-0 between Bordeaux and Marseille. I appear to be some sort of goal Kryptonite tonight. I can only apologise.

HALF-TIME

AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

The referee brings the first half to an end. A floodlight failure was possibly the most exciting thing to happen between two well-matched sides.

AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

AC Milan v Sampdoria
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Oh, good chance for Alessio Cerci to give the home side the lead but he wastes it. He has a clear sight of goal from the edge of the box but slices his shot high and wide. That would have been a very timely goal for Milan, just before the break.

AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria

They are having a few problems at the San Siro. A power outage briefly halted TV pictures from being beamed round the world and then, for a few minutes, the floodlights went out. Thankfully, someone has stuck a few coins in the meter and the game is back on.

Maybe that banner from the Cagliari game was a prophetic one?

Banners at AC Milan v Cagliari
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This weekend in La Liga

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

While Real prepared for Tuesday's game with a

convincing 3-0 win over Elche, Atletico had to come from behind to
earn a 2-2 draw at Malaga. Antoine Griezmann levelled twice after a Fernando Torres own goal and Samuel Garcia effort had twice put them behind. Malaga's two goals were the first Atletico have conceded in five games. They are eight matches unbeaten in all competitions.

The weekend's results mean Real (who have lost three of their last seven in all competitions) move to within two points of leaders Barcelona, who

threw away a two-goal lead to draw at Sevilla, while Atletico remain third, seven points behind their city rivals.

Antoine Griezmann (centre)
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