Football: Red-hot Chelsea march into Champions League quarter-finals, Bayern Munich advance past Lazio

Chelsea have beaten Atletico Madrid 2-0 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.

Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri were on target to give coach Thomas Tuchel's rejuvenated team a 3-0 aggregate win on Thursday (NZ time).

In the 34th minute of the last-16 second leg, Ziyech squeezed the ball under Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak, as he connected with a cross from Timo Werner, who had raced down the left after being fed by fellow German Kai Havertz.

The three players involved in the goal had come under pressure after falling short of expectations since they arrived at Stamford Bridge in big-money signings last year.

Substitute Emerson made sure of the victory with a 94th-minute strike on the break for Chelsea's second goal.

The win left Chelsea unbeaten in 13 games since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as coach in January. He has engineered a turnaround founded on a defence that has let in only two goals under the German, who led Paris St Germain to last year's final. 

In other action, holders Bayern Munich cruised through to the quarter-finals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons, after beating Lazio 2-1 at the Allianz Arena to secure a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Leading 4-1 from the first leg in Rome, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute - his 39th goal of the season in all competitions - to virtually end Lazio's hopes.

The German champions took their foot off the gas before substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, having replaced Lewandowski, added the second goal in the 73rd minute. Marco Parolo headed a late consolation for Lazio.

Bayern joined fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in the last eight and Lazio's exit means no Italian team will compete in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Juventus and Atalanta having also exited at the last-16 stage.