FC Bayern München's impressive campaign continued as they triumphed 1-0 at home to Borussia Dortmund to reach the German Cup semi-finals. Already 17 points clear of Dortmund at the Bundesliga summit, and 3-1 ahead of Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, Bayern maintained their cup aspirations thanks to a thunderous first-half effort from Arjen Robben. Daniel Van Buyten, Dante and Mario Mandžukić went close to adding another with second-half headers, though Julian Schieber also missed an excellent chance to equalise in added time.
In the day's other quarter-final, VfB Stuttgart won 2-0 against visitors VfL Bochum 1848 courtesy of goals from Christian Gentner and Vedad Ibišević.
Paris Saint-Germain FC remain on course for a domestic double after their second 2-0 home victory over Olympique de Marseille in four days – this time in the French Cup round of 16. Zlatan Ibrahimović opened the scoring on 34 minutes and settled matters from the penalty spot 19 minutes after the break.
Elsewhere, FC Girondins de Bordeaux needed a shoot-out to squeeze past fourth-tier Raon-L'Étape and reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2008. The Ligue 1 side trailed 2-1 in extra time and were seven minutes away from elimination before Cheick Diabaté took the game to spot kicks, Bordeaux winning 5-3.
AS Nancy-Lorraine were also given a scare away to lower-league opposition but extra-time goals from Benjamin Moukandjo and Thomas Ayasse ensured they progressed, 2-0, at the expense of fifth-tier AS Des Minguettes Venissieux. FC Lorient had no such trouble at home to Stade Brestois 29, with Jérémie Aliadière scoring twice in the last 20 minutes of a 3-0 success.
Chelsea FC set up an FA Cup quarter-final trip to Manchester United FC with a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough FC. A deflected effort from Ramires broke the deadlock six minutes after the interval, before Victor Moses put the result beyond doubt with a simple finish 17 minutes from time.
Club Atlético de Madrid will face Real Madrid CF in the Copa del Rey final after completing a 4-3 aggregate success over Sevilla FC. Already 2-1 up from their home leg, Atlético rubber-stamped the win within half an hour in Andalusia as Diego Costa and Falcao, with a clinical strike, made it 2-0. Jesús Navas gave the hosts slight hope on 39 minutes but they had to wait until second-half added time to equalise on the night through Ivan Rakitić – that goal being sandwiched by red cards for home pair Gary Medel and Geoffrey Kondogbia. The final is on 18 May.
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