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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686809 Stud - Lionel Messi vs. Paris Saint-Germain Stud+-+Lionel+Messi+vs.+Paris+Saint-Germain Champions League

A little man with a big heart. Imagine what the PSG players must have thought when they saw the Argentine come off the bench with 28 minutes to go. Despite not being fully fit, he answered Tito Vilanova’s call when the chips were down and provided the pass for David Villa which led to Pedro’s crucial equalizer.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686808 Stud - Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Galatasaray Stud+-+Cristiano+Ronaldo+vs.+Galatasaray Champions League

CR7 almost single-handedly fired Real Madrid into the semifinals at the expense of Galatasaray. He opened the scoring in the 3-0 win in the first leg and scored in almost the same minute in the second to give Los Blancos a 4-0 aggregate lead. So, when the Turks scored three goals who do you turn to? That’s right. Ronaldo’s superb finish settled the nerves and sent Madrid into the last four.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686810 Stud - Mario Mandzukic vs. Juventus Stud+-+Mario+Mandzukic+vs.+Juventus Champions League

What a turnaround for the Euro 2012 breakout star. Last season, he couldn’t command a place in Wolfsburg’s starting lineup and now he’s keeping Mario Gomez out of the team. Not good enough for Wolfsburg, but good enough for Bayern Munich? Mandzukic caused Juve a heap of problems on Wednesday and put the German side out of sight with a close-range header midway through the second half. Super Mario? More like a sure thing.
 

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686811 Studs - Borussia Dortmund squad vs. Malaga Studs+-+Borussia+Dortmund+squad+vs.+Malaga Champions League

The comeback of all comebacks. With eight minutes to go the tie was as good as dead. Eliseu put Malaga 2-1 ahead which meant Dortmund needed two goals to go through. Could they do it? No doubt. Marco Reus scored in the first minute of stoppage time and with seconds remaining Felipe Santana bundled home. He was probably offside but wasn’t Eliseu? It was drama of the highest order and thoroughly deserved by a team that have been on fire in the Champions League.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686812 Studs - Borussia Dortmund fans Studs+-+Borussia+Dortmund+fans Champions League

Dortmund supporters are the envy of the world but they outdid themselves before the start of their thrilling win against Malaga. The German fans unveiled an incredible tifo of a man watching through binoculars with the words "Auf den Spuren des verlorenen Henkelpotts” emblazoned on the banner. Translation? "On the path of the lost Champions League Cup." Bayern, Real and Barca, you’d better believe it.
 

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686814 Dud - Isco vs. Borussia Dortmund Dud+-+Isco+vs.+Borussia+Dortmund Champions League

The world has been talking about the genius of Isco and probably with good reason. But put him up against a world-class side like Dortmund (this team would be good enough to win the Premier League) then maybe his frailties become exposed. It’s possible Malaga’s playmaker will prove us wrong in the future at a big club but on this evidence he has a long way to go. Perhaps his new haircut had something to do with his struggles.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686815 Duds - Malaga's defense vs. Borussia Dortmund Duds+-+Malaga%27s+defense+vs.+Borussia+Dortmund Champions League

Maybe we’re being cruel about the Andalucians’ defense. Pellegrini reckoned there was no refereeing in the final seven minutes as his side came under attack in more ways than one. Man up Malaga! With so little time to defend what was effectively a two-goal lead Malaga should have been looking at becoming the third Spanish team in the semifinals. We know the rest.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686813 Dud - David Beckham vs. Barcelona Dud+-+David+Beckham+vs.+Barcelona Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti tried to fool the world by hinting Becks would start the game at Camp Nou after praising his performance in the first leg. So, what happened? Once Pedro had fired in the equalizer Ancelotti threw on the former Los Angeles Galaxy man with seven minutes to go. The effect? None whatsoever.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686816 Dud - Burak Yilmaz Dud+-+Burak+Yilmaz Champions League

Yilmaz has been one of the shining lights of the Champions League. Without his eight goals Gala wouldn’t have been anywhere near the quarter-finals. However, the man who has been linked with Manchester United was technically MIA at the Bernabeu. Not only did he contribute little in the 3-0 defeat he received a yellow card which ruled him out of the second leg.

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Champions League 185 43 Champions League - Duds and Studs from quarterfinal stage 31686817 Dud - Gianluigi Buffon vs. Bayern Munich Dud+-+Gianluigi+Buffon+vs.+Bayern+Munich Champions League

The highly-regarded goalkeeper had a regrettable Champions League series against Bayern Munich to say the least. Following Juventus' first leg defeat at Allianz Arena, the Italian netminder received criticism from world great Franz Beckenbauer (of all people) who blasted Buffon as "a pensioner" after failing to deny Davil Alaba's surprise early goal. Although that verbal volley may be a bit over the top, it's tough not to cast partial blame on Buffon considering Manuel Neuer - who is renowned as the best goalkeeper in the world - did not allow a single goal in the two-leg series.

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