Real Madrid cruised into the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-2 win on the night over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday while Chelsea squeezed past gallant 10-man Benfica 2-1 to set up a re-match against holders Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as nine-times champions Real ended APOEL's dream run with an 8-2 aggregate win to set up a semi-final against Bayern Munich.
Ronaldo and Kaka scored before the break, Gustavo Manduca pulled one back in the 67th minute but Ronaldo with a freekick and a Jose Callejon goal made it 4-1.
Esteban Solari netted a penalty for the visitors but Angel Di Maria immediately lobbed a fifth for Real against the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of any European competition.
Real Madrid's Ronaldo celebrates with teammate Kaka after scoring against APOEL during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Madrid.[Photo/Agencies]