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English clubs on the rise again in Champions League

John W. Henry broke his six-week Twitter silence to celebrate. “Sweet,” the Liverpool owner wrote. “Four for England!” Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, which prompted Henry’s celebratory tweet, ensured Premier League clubs filled four of the eight Champions League quarterfinal berths for the first time since the 2008-09 season.…

Ajax rejoins Champions League elite with 2-0 win at AEK

Dusan Tadic scored twice in the second half Tuesday to take Ajax to the last 16 in the Champions League for the first time in 12 years with a 2-0 win over 10-man AEK Athens, which fell to a fifth straight loss in the competition.

AEK loses at Bayern but saves face

Two Robert Lewandowski goals sank AEK in Munich for the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, but the 2-0 loss and the fairly solid performance by the Athens team for most of the game will work wonders for the Greeks’ spirit.

In just two minutes classy Bayern dispatched AEK

AEK’s defense survived for just one hour against Bayern, as the Germans found a way through it after that to win 2-0 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens on Tuesday and leave the Greek champion without a point after three group games.

AEK suffers in the hands of Benfica

AEK succumbed to 10-man Benfica in Athens, going down 3-2 at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, to see any chances it had to advance to the next round of the Champions League slip away after its second defeat in as many group games.

Olympiacos beat Rijeka 2-1

Olympiacos beat Rijeka 2-1 and no more than 90 minutes standing on their way to UEFA Champions League group stage

APOEL Nicosia beat Slavia Prague 2-0

APOEL got off to an impressive start in their Champions League playoff tie, securing a 2-0 win over Slavia Prague on Tuesday night at the GSP Stadium