Atletico Madrid took its place Tuesday as one of Europe's top eight clubs, routing AC Milan 4-1 in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 contest.
Atleti, which triumphed 1-0 at the San Siro in the first leg, delivered a real treat for their fans at Madrid's Vicente Calderon stadium.
Diego Costa put the home side ahead early with a spectacular goal in the 3rd minute, but Kaka got the equalizer for seven-time Champions winner Milan in the 27th minute.
Five minutes before the intermission, Arda Turan's shot from outside the area took a deflection into the goal, giving Atleti a 2-1 lead on the night and a daunting 3-1 advantage overall.
Raul Garcia headed in Gabi's free kick at the 71-minute mark, while Costa got his second of the night in the 86th minute to complete the scoring.
Atletico Madrid last reached the Champions quarterfinals in 1997, with a squad that included the club's current coach, Diego Simeone.
Tuesday's other round of 16 second leg pitted 2013 Champions League winner Bayern Munich against Arsenal.
Bayern, who beat the Gunners 2-0 in the first leg at the Emirates, dominated during the first half on Tuesday, but was unable to score.
The home team finally broke the ice in the 55th minute, when Bastian Schweinsteiger converted.
Lukas Podolsky wasted no time in responding for Arsenal, scoring two minutes later on a steal from Bayern goalkeeper Philip Lahm at the edge of the area.
While the Gunners battled to the end, Bayern had the better of the scoring chances and the match ended 1-1, allowing the German club to advance 3-1 on aggregate. EFE