Rummenigge: I haven't seen a referee like the one at the Bernabeu in 40 years

Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 by

Although he will be in Cardiff in June, Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge admitted that he will not attend the Champions League as the pain over their exit at the hands of Real Madrid is still strong. He will attend European Club Association meetings in Cardiff but has no plans to be present at the game, given his anger over Bayern's quarter-final exit. On a contro...Full Story »

Nacho: I laid the flag for Real Madrid fans, not to offend anyone

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 by

In scenes reminiscent of Koke planting the Atletico Madrid flag at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in 2014, Nacho returned the favour on Wednesday night but insisted it was not done to offend. On the last night of European football at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, Real Madrid claimed a 4-2 aggregate win and Nacho led the celebrations on the pitch afterwards. "I did it for the Madridistas, beca...Full Story »

Manchester United 1 Celta Vigo 1 (2-1 agg): Mourinho's men squeeze through to Europa League final as tempers flare

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 by

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United reached the Europa League final after a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo in a match that saw two sent off. Manchester United edged into the Europa League final with a 2-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo as their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford saw late red cards for Eric Bailly and Facundo Roncaglia. Argentine Roncaglia had just levelled on the night for Celta five minutes fro...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo and Torres trade insults at the Calderon

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by

There was no love lost between Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres on Wednesday night as the rival duo enjoyed a frank exchange of views on the Estadio Vicente Calderon pitch. With the score at 2-1 to Atletico Madrid and therefore Real Madrid cruising through, a disagreement sparked up between the pair. "What's wrong?" asked Torres. "Clown." "Go home, idiot," replied the Real winger. The...Full Story »

Diego Simeone eyes 'next step' for Atletico Madrid after Real defeat

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by ESPN

Diego Simeone said he was proud of his team despite their Champions League semifinal result. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was positive and said his team could still take more steps forward and keep improving, after they gave neighbours Real Madrid a real scare in Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg, before exiting the competition 4-2 on aggregate. Few gave Atletico a chanc...Full Story »

Ronaldo hails Real Madrid's pivotal Champions League experience

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by

Cristiano Ronaldo said Real Madrid's greater experience was the killer difference in the Champions League semi-final success over Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick put Los Blancos in command ahead of Tuesday's return fixture at the Vicente Calderon, where Isco's goal proved crucial in thwarting a potential Atletico comeback after early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 2 - 1 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema stars as Real Madrid lose but book Champions League final spot

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 by PA

Karim Benzema's brilliance booked Real Madrid a place back in the UEFA Champions League final after the holders survived an early scare to see off city rivals Atletico 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon. Early goals from Saul and Antoine Griezmann gave Diego Simeone's men realistic hope of hauling back a 3-0 first-leg deficit before a goal from Isco late in the first half effectively ended the conte...Full Story »

Almost 500 fans encourage Atletico at their hotel: Score four!

Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

As usual, Atletico Madrid's fans wanted to encourage their players to the door of the team hotel before an important game - this time looking to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat to their cross-city rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League. Around 500 supporters gathered at the Eurostars Monte Real to encourage Diego Simeone's players as Atletico look to secure a historic night in what will b...Full Story »

Zidane: Real Madrid will try to score and beat Atletico

Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

In Real Madrid's quest for a second successive Champions League trophy, Zinedine Zidane has urged his side to forget about their sizeable advantage going into the return leg of the semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid. Just like in the past two rounds, the coach is adamant that Los Blancos must play to win on the night if they are to reach the Cardiff final. "We are going to try to score an...Full Story »

What the hell were Barcelona thinking in letting Dani Alves go?

Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

The veteran right-back is set for another treble after starring for Juve in the Champions League semi-finals and is making Barca regret letting him go Like Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves is demonstrating for Juventus that there is plenty left in the tank even if his previous employers were content to show him the door. Alves suspected that Barcelona were trying to shuffle him off the books and rep...Full Story »

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