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Benzema strike gives Real Madrid advantage over Bayern

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema’s first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Frenchman was on hand to turn home Fabio Coentrao’s cross on 19 minutes and Madrid’s advantage could have been even […]

Terry, Cech to miss rest of the season

Injured John Terry gets medical attention

Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the rest of the season delivering a huge blow to Chelsea’s Premier League and Champions League title winning aspirations after he was injured during his club’s 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg match on Tuesday. In a double injury blow it was also […]

Defiant Chelsea hold Atletico Madrid

Chelsea's David Luiz attempts to close down Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. Chances were far and few between as Chelsea set up to stifle the hosts […]

Mourinho puts faith in Torres ahead of Atletico clash

Mourinho: Chelsea is little horse

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Fernando Torres will be able to deal with the emotion of returning to face his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in the Blues first-leg Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday, 22 April. Torres, who played over 200 times for Atletico before joining Liverpool in 2007, hasn’t been left out from Mourinho’s […]

UEFA clears Courtois to play against Chelsea in Champions League tie against Atletico

UEFA clears on-loan Thibaut Courtois to play against parent club, Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois has been given the all clear to face Chelsea after UEFA warned the Blues that their demand of £5million from Atletico Madrid to play the on-loan goalkeeper was against the rules. UEFA have acted quickly to block off the Stamford Bridge club’s move, before the two were drawn against each other in the […]

Bayern -Real rekindle rivalry in Champions League semis

Holders Bayern draw Real Madrid in the semis

Titleholders Bayern Munich will face nine-time winners Real Madrid in a dramatic Champions League semi-final, which was drawn Friday. Surprise packages Atletico Madrid must take on 2012 winners Chelsea in the second semi-final which could create a showdown over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who plays for Atletico but is ownned by the English club. Bayern, who […]

Juventus, Benfica and Sevilla reach semi-final of Europa

Andrea Pirlo curls in a free kick to give Juve the lead

Italian champions Juventus proved too strong for a spirited Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals this evening, while Sevilla and last season’s runners-up Benfica also clinched their places in the last four. Juventus’s main focus is on retaining the Serie A title, but Antonio Conte’s side are also desperate to reach a Europa League final […]

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