Barcelona 4 – Stuttgart 0 (Agg. 5-1) (Champions League, March 17, 2010) Stuttgart’s 1-all draw from the first leg was undone after 13 minutes at the Nou Camp, Lionel Messi took on the stand-offish Stuttgart defence and the Argentine continued his amazing goalscoring form by lashing a stunning drive into the top corner from 20 yards out. The Germans fell 2-behind to see their Champions League almost ended after 22 minutes when Toure and Messi combined to tee up Pedro Rodriguez for a simple tap in. On the hour the Catalans bagged a fantastic third to kill the tie dead, Barca strung together several one-touch passes before the ball eventually being shuttled across to Leo Messi by Alves and, after a brilliant spin, he walloped a low shot into the bottom right in one smooth movement. Barca closed the match with a fourth when Bojan Krkic raced onto Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sublime through-ball to slot past keeper Jens Lehmann from the edge of the box.
Bordeaux 2 – Olympiakos 1 (Agg. 3-1) ( Champions League, March 17, 2010) Having won the first leg 1-nil in Greece, Yoann Gourcuff put Bordeaux in complete control of their tie with Olympiakos converting a sweet free-kick into the top corner after five minutes. The Greeks gave themselves a lifeline just after the hour, Konstantinos Mitroglou picked up a throw from the left and rifled an unstoppable effort into the top corner. Bordeaux secured their place in the quarters two minutes from time when Benoit Tremoulinas whipped in a wicked cross to the back post and reported future Gunner Marouane Chamakh rose high to thump home a cracking header.