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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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quarter-finalˌquarter-ˈfinal British English, quarterfinal American English /ˌkwɔːtəˈfaɪnl $ ˌkwɔːrtər-/ noun [countable]  DSone of the four games near the end of a competition, whose winners play in the two semi-finals
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quarter-finalLiverpool beat Porto 2-0 in the second leg of their Uefa Cup quarter-final.Leigh's solitary Cup victory over Salford came in a memorable quarter-final replay in 1959.In Istanbul Galatasaray fought back from two goals down to beat defending champions Real Madrid 3-2 in the other quarter-final.
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