Dortmund, Atletico survive to reach ECL last eight

Borussia Dortmund have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2021 after Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus goals eliminated PSV Eindhoven.

They were joined in the last eight on Thursday (AEDT) by Atletico Madrid who defeated last season's beaten finalists Inter Milan 3-2 on penalties, after it finished 2-1 to the hosts in the Spanish capital on the night.

Dortmund had drawn 1-1 in the Netherlands last month and Sancho's early shot from 20 metres and Reus' late strike in Germany were enough for a 3-1 aggregate success.

England international Sancho, who scored his first goal since returning to Dortmund on loan from Manchester United in the Bundesliga win at Werder Bremen on Saturday, made it two in two after just three minutes.

PSV improved in the second half, with Mexican substitute Hirving Lozano striking the outside of the post.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic was clearly unhappy with the visitors' revival. Gregor Kobel denied Johan Bakayoko at his near post in the 71st, shortly before Sancho had to go off injured. Reus went on in his place.

One of Reus' first touches was to deliver a free kick that Niclas Fuellkrug met to score, but the goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR check.

Lozano tested Kobel once more before Reus sealed the win.

In Madrid, Simone Inzaghi's runaway Serie A leaders took the lead just after the half hour when wing-back Federico Dimarco finished off a fine move.

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Memphis Depay slams home for Atletico to take the game against Inter into extra time. (AP PHOTO)

But soon after the hosts were level on the night, their all-time leading scorer Antoine Griezmann netting after Koke's deflected through-ball sat up invitingly for the France international.

Griezmann was denied by Yann Sommer in the second half but substitute Memphis Depay equalised on 87 minutes after waves of pressure to send the game to an additional 30 minutes.

Alexis Sanchez and Saul Niguez both had spot-kicks saved in the shootout before Davy Klaassen's penalty was superbly kept out Jan Oblak and Lautaro Martinez blasted over to leave the last eight of Europe's premier club competition without Italian representation.

Record winners Real Madrid, holders Manchester City, six-time champions Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all progressed to the quarters last week.

On Wednesday, Barcelona and Arsenal joined them in the last-eight draw.

With AP.