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Barca hit by Messi, Mascherano injuries

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by Foxsports.com

Barcelona are sweating on the fitness of Lionel Messi while Javier Mascherano is out for six weeks after both were injured in the 2-2 draw with Paris St-Germain. Messi was replaced at half-time at the Parc des Princes in Barca's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg clash after holding his right hamstring and he will undergo further tests on Wednesday to determine the extent of the pr...Full Story »

Mourinho looks to nullify Drogba, Sneijder threat

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by Foxsports.com

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists his recent praise for Galatasaray duo Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder was genuine. However, he hopes both have an off-night on Wednesday when the two teams clash in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Two weeks ago Mourinho described Drogba, who he signed for Chelsea in 2004, as "out of this world" and said the Ivorian striker was o...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 2 : 0 Juventus - Bayern take control

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by PA

Bayern Munich's bid to reach a third Champions League final in four years remains on track after they earned a deserved 2-0 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their quarter-final clash. A goal inside the first minute from David Alaba set Bayern on their way and Thomas Muller added a second just after the hour mark as the German giants built a healthy advantage to take to Italy for their ...Full Story »

Paris Saint Germain 2 : 2 Barcelona - Messi injured as Barca held

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by PA

Barcelona scored two away goals but were twice pegged back by Paris St Germain in a dramatic Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Parc des Princes. Lionel Messi gave Barca a half-time lead, a goal owing much to Dani Alves' vision, before departing with a hamstring injury at the interval. Zlatan Ibrahimovic controversially equalised against his former club and though Xavi's late pena...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray preview - Mourinho insists comments are genuine

Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by PA

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists his recent praise for Galatasaray duo Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder was genuine but hopes both have an off-night when the two teams clash in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Two weeks ago Mourinho described Drogba, who he signed for Chelsea in 2004, as "out of this world" and said the Ivorian striker was one of the best players he...Full Story »

Malaga vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Pellegrini: Malaga deserve last-eight spot

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by PA

Coach Manuel Pellegrini believes Malaga more than merit a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they prepare to take on Borussia Dortmund. Malaga have belied financial problems to stamp their mark on both the domestic league and Europe this season. As well as reaching the last eight of the Champions League, Pellegrini's men are also in the hunt for a top-four finish in La Liga...Full Story »

Juventus are outsiders against Bayern, says Conte

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by Goal.com

The Bianconeri boss feels the Bavarians are favourites for the clash of the sides and his men will have to focus on the opponents' mistakes in order to gain something in Germany Juventus coach Antonio Conte has called for his players to exploit Bayern Munich's weak points despite considering his side to be "outsiders" ahead of their Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night...Full Story »

'Juventus the strongest team after Barcelona' - Kroos

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by Goal.com

The Roten player has labelled the Bianconeri the second-best team in Europe ahead of the clash beween the two sides, and says Germany's record against Italian teams is irrelevant Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted Juventus have left an impression on him as he feels they are currently only topped by Barcelona. Both sides currently enjoy a commanding position in their respective ...Full Story »

Attacking Galatasaray suit Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by Goal.com

Cristiano Ronaldo says Galatasaray's attacking style will suit Real Madrid ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. The Istanbul outfit saw off Schalke 4-3 on aggregate in the last 16, while los Blancos overcame Manchester United and the Portuguese is anticipating an offensive affair. “The game against Galatasaray will be wide open and very bal...Full Story »

Khedira: Success of Bundesliga sides in Europe no coincidence

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by Goal.com

The midfielder has credited the resurgence of German clubs in the competition to the quality of academies in his homelandSami Khedira believes the recent success of Bundesliga teams in Champions League is “not a coincidence". The Real Madrid midfielder has applauded youth football in Germany, admiring the dedication and success of academies in his homeland in their production of players...Full Story »

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