Leeds and Bayern ahead at halfway stage
At the halfway stage in this season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Leeds United AFC and FC Bayern München, the 1975 finalists, have taken a big step towards the semi-finals while the other two ties are more evenly poised.
Leeds's remarkable Champions League odyssey continued on Matchday 13 as David O'Leary's outsiders romped to a 3-0 victory over Spanish champions Deportivo La Coruña at Elland Road. Republic of Ireland international full-back Ian Harte was the hero, scoring the first goal with a thunderous free-kick and having a hand in the other two.
On the same night Arsenal FC made it two wins out of two for English clubs over Spanish opposition, scoring twice in two second-half minutes to beat last season's runners-up Valencia CF 2-1 at Highbury.
Galatasaray roar back
Arsenal's comeback from a goal down was bettered the previous evening when UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup holders Galatasaray SK recovered from 2-0 down at home to the European champions Real Madrid CF to win 3-2.
And on the same night Bayern drew first blood in the re-run of the 1999 final against Manchester United FC when Paulo Sérgio's 86th-minute strike gave them a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.