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Pellegrini blasts officials after Malaga exit

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Goal.com

The Chilean was enraged by the performance of the officials during his side's heartbreaking defeat at Signal Iduna Park, claiming the host's winner was offside Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has launched a withering attack on referee Craig Thomson and his assistants after his side's controversial Champions League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund. The Spanish side seemed set to qualify f...Full Story »

Crocked Barca in a real Messi

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Sun

LATE FITNESS TEST ... Lionel Messi LIONEL MESSI faces a last-minute fitness test before the crunch return against Paris Saint-Germain. The Barcelona star has yet to shake off a hamstring problem he picked up in the first leg. Messi, the world’s No 1 player, trained and was provisionally included in Tito Vilanova’s squad. A decision will be made later today, though it is likely he...Full Story »

Ronaldo: Madrid were own worst enemy

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Goal.com

The Portugal attacker, who netted twice, believes that los Blancos must learn some vital lessons from their error-strewn display against the Turkish champions Cristiano Ronaldo was a relieved man after Real Madrid stumbled into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-3 aggregate win over Galatasaray, and admitted that his side had made life unnecessarily difficult for themselves in I...Full Story »

Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid (Agg 3-5): Sneijder and Drogba on song but Blancos progress to last four

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Goal.com

It all looked so easy for the Spaniards after Ronaldo took the lead, but the home side came back ferociously and Mourinho's men entered the last-four by the skin of their teeth The Spanish side looked set to cruise through when Cristiano Ronaldo opened up a four-goal aggregate lead in the opening minutes, but a timid response by the visitors encouraged the Turkish giants to chase the impossib...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Malaga (Agg 3-2): Reus & Santana net in injury-time to seal victory in breathless encounter

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Goal.com

The duo both struck at the death to take BVB from the brink of elimination and into the semi-finals of the Champions League at the expense of the devastated Spanish side Borussia Dortmund booked their space in the final four of the Champions League with a miraculous 3-2 win over Malaga at the Signal Iduna Park. BVB failed to make their dominance count at La Roselada last week and it looked t...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 3 : 2 Malaga - Dramatic win for Dortmund

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PA

Borussia Dortmund came back from the dead to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a quite unbelievable 3-2 victory over Malaga at Westfalenstadion. The German side's run in the competition appeared to be as good as over after Eliseu's strike in the 82nd minute made it 2-1 to Malaga and left the hosts needing two goals to progress after last week's first leg ended goa...Full Story »

Galatasaray 3 : 2 Real Madrid - Real survive scare to progress

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PA

Real Madrid progressed to the last four of the Champions League despite a 3-2 defeat on the night to a Galatasaray side whose second-half comeback had Jose Mourinho's side in a panic. Already three goals up from the first leg at the Bernabeu, the tie was seemingly put to bed by Cristiano Ronaldo's seventh-minute strike. But an Emmanuel Eboue thunderbolt after 57 minutes brought Gala back level...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Paris Saint Germain preview - Roura hopeful over Messi

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PA

Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura says there is a good chance Lionel Messi will be fit to face Paris St Germain. The Argentina international had to be substituted at half-time during last week's Champions League quarter-final first leg at Parc de Princes after picking up a hamstring injury. Messi was unable to play any part in Barcelona's 5-0 league win over Real Mallorca at the weekend bu...Full Story »

Juventus vs Bayern Munich preview - Vucinic ready for war

Posted Tuesday, April 09, 2013 by PA

Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic has compared Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against newly-crowned German champions Bayern Munich as a "war" which is still to be decided. Bayern, who wrapped up their 23rd Bundesliga title with six games to go at the weekend, take a 2-0 advantage into the clash in Turin as they bid to make their second successive semi-final and a third in fo...Full Story »

I hope Messi is fit for return leg, insists Beckham

Posted Tuesday, April 09, 2013 by Goal.com

The former LA Galaxy midfielder was pleased with his side's performance and feels the Parisians can qualify for the semi-finals despite conceding two away goals David Beckham insists he hopes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi recovers from injury in time to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Messi scored the opening goal of the match at the Sta...Full Story »

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