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Sunderland stun Chelsea, City and Barça go on

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2013, 0.24CET
Manchester City FC and Sunderland AFC took their places in the English League Cup semi-finals on a night when FC Barcelona advanced to the last eight of the Copa del Rey.
Sunderland stun Chelsea, City and Barça go on
Ki Sung-Yong scores Sunderland's winner against Chelsea ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 18 December 2013, 0.24CET

Sunderland stun Chelsea, City and Barça go on

Manchester City FC and Sunderland AFC took their places in the English League Cup semi-finals on a night when FC Barcelona advanced to the last eight of the Copa del Rey.

English League Cup
Sunderland AFC and Manchester City FC booked their places in the English League Cup semi-finals after overcoming Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC respectively. Frank Lampard bundled the ball in via Lee Cattermole to give José Mourinho's team a second-half lead, but the hosts' response was spirited. Fabio Borini sent the tie into extra time with two minutes remaining, and better was to come when Ki Sung-Yong finished coolly at the death. 

In Leicester, meanwhile, Aleksandar Kolarov's spectacular 30-metre free-kick and goals either side of the break from Edin Džeko put Manuel Pellegrini's side out of sight. Lloyd Dyer posted a consolation for the first division outfit 13 minutes from time.

Copa del Rey
FC Barcelona beat third-tier FC Cartagena 3-0 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate, strikes from Pedro Rodríguez, Cristian Tello and Neymar securing a last-eight berth. They were joined by Levante UD, who overturned a 1-0 deficit to dispatch RC Recreativo de Huelva 4-0, while Getafe CF consigned Girona FC to a 4-1 reverse after being held 1-1 in the opening fixture.

Elsewhere, Villarreal CF edged Elche FC 1-0, advancing 3-2 overall, while CA Osasuna prevailed on away goals against Málaga CF, following up a 3-3 stalemate by holding Bernd Schuster's men 1-1 at home. As for Granada CF, they let slip a 2-0 first-leg lead to draw 2-2 with AD Alcorcón, before succumbing on penalties.

French League Cup
Venezuela striker Fernando Aristeguieta struck 16 minutes from time as FC Nantes – fifth in Ligue 1 – booked a quarter-final ticket by beating second division club AJ Auxerre 1-0. The lineup for the last eight will be finalised on Wednesday, with Paris Saint-Germain v AS Saint-Étienne among the pick of seven remaining ties.

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