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Suarez: Torres 'an idol for many of us' at Atletico

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez says the team is anticipating the return of Fernando Torres this week — but hopes the striker has a bad game for Chelsea. Torres, who left the Vicente Calderon for Liverpool in 2007 prior to his switch to Stamford Bridge, is set to face his boyhood club on home turf for the first time in the Champions League semifinal Tuesday. While Suarez says t...Full Story »

Thibault Courtois: Chelsea encounter is 'special'

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Atletico Madrid's Thibaut Courtois believes parent club Chelsea will be the favorite for the Champions League semifinal clash between the two sides. Diego Simeone's men host the Blues in the first leg of their last-four tie Tuesday, aiming to reach the final of Europe's premier club competition for the first time since 1974. The tie sees on-loan keeper Courtois come up against permanent empl...Full Story »

Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

David Moyes is set to be sacked as manager of Manchester United, Goal UK reports. The Glazer family has decided to dismiss the Scot just 11 months after he was appointed Sir Alex Ferguson's successor. A United spokesperson has denied that Moyes has already been sacked, but Goal UK can report that his departure is "imminent". He is not expected to be in the dugout when United plays Norwich Ci...Full Story »

Ronaldo completes Real Madrid training session — but Bale sits out

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo was fit enough to complete a full training session Monday for Real Madrid as the club prepares for the first leg of its Champions League semifinal with Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old has been battling to shake off a hamstring injury sustained in the quarterfinal win over Borussia Dortmund and was initially a doubt for Wednesday's meeting at Santiago Bernabeu. However, the a...Full Story »

Neymar panned for keeping it brief

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 by Marca.com

Neymar has been criticised by the Brazilian media for intentionally showing the branding on his underpants, his sponsors since 2011, in the Champions League second-leg game at the Vicente Calderón stadium. "He went onto the field with more on his mind than just playing, which is a sin in itself. Nobody with more than two brain cells to rub together could believe it was an accident", Braz...Full Story »

Champions League: Eden Hazard is in a race against time to be fit to face Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by skysports.com

Eden Hazard: Chelsea star being troubled by a calf injury Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland says Eden Hazard will need to return to full training quickly if he is to be considered for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old Belgium forward will miss Saturday's Premier League clash at home to Sunderland due to a calf problem. And Holland say...Full Story »

Boost for Bayern Munich as Neuer expects to return against Real Madrid

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Bayern Munich has been boosted by the news that goalkeeper Manuel Neuer expects to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid. The Germany international was forced off at halftime in last weekend's Bundesliga defeat to Borussia Dortmund because of a calf problem. However, while Neuer was left out of the squad for Wednesday night's DFB-Pokal win over Kaiserslautern, the...Full Story »

Tim Howard extends Everton contract until 2018

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club that will extend his stay at Goodison Park until 2018. The U.S. national team stalwart, who has been at the club since leaving Manchester United in 2007, is now due to remain there until he is 39 years old. "He has been vital to our overall achievements," manager Roberto Martinez told Everton TV. "It's not just ...Full Story »

Eden Hazard a 'major doubt' for Atletico Madrid clash

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Eden Hazard is a "major doubt" for Chelsea's Champions League semifinal first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid. The winger limped out of his side's quarterfinal second-leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain with a calf injury and looks set to miss the meeting with Diego Simeone's men as well. Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland said earlier in the week that Hazard should be available again "...Full Story »

Ronaldo targets Madrid return versus Bayern

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is hopeful of making his comeback from injury in the first leg of the team's Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Portugal international has not featured for Carlo Ancelotti's men since the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal with Borussia Dortmund on April 2, originally missing out with a knee injury before picking u...Full Story »

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