Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Portugal striker netted his ninth goal of the group stage in a 2-0 win over Copenhagen but the Italian coach was equally pleased with Real Madrid's defensive showing.
The Bundesliga side's coach was angry at the physical nature of the Spaniards' play on Tuesday, but sporting director Rudi Voller vowed to celebrate in style.
Sami Hyypia's men book their place in the knockout stages of this season's UEFA Champions League as the squeeze past La Real courtesy of Toprak's second-half strike.
With Shakhtar losing against Manchester United in the other Group A match, Sami Hyypia's men progressed to the next round with a slender win.
Goal rates the players on show as Los Blancos end their group stage campaign with a comfortable win over the Danish side in matchday six.
The Portugal star netted his ninth of the group stages after Luka Modric had put the visitors in front as they cruised to the last 16 in style
The Eveton loanee produced a dazzling cameo performance to snatch a point for the Toffees against Arsenal on Sunday and insists he is not thinking beyond the summer.
The Blaugrana midfielder insists that his side is still full of confidence in its methods, despite criticism in the press and a poor recent run of form.
Lionel Messi faces American basketball star Kobe Bryant in this sensational shootout video filmed on behalf of Turkish Airlines
The Scottish champions face Tata Martino's men with only pride left to play for with the Spanish champions needing only a draw to finish ahead of AC Milan at the top of the table
Monday, December 9, 2013
A provocative message was unveiled behind Pepe and Carlo Ancelotti as they answered questions ahead of Tuesday's match with Copenhagen.
The defender has thrown his weight behind his teammate's bid to win the individual prize.
The manager says he was happy to sell the Ozil but denied rumors Di Maria could follow the midfielder out of the exit door in January.
The Cameroonian has called for calm after losses to Ajax and Athletic Bilbao but has accepted that his side must improve.
The Real Madrid superstar is happy to see the Wales international fully recovered after a difficult start to his Santiago Bernabeu career.
The Portuguese star said it would not be "the end of the world" if he does not win this year's award and has voiced his happiness with life in Spain.
The coach acknowledged he is interested in signing the Real Madrid winger but said he does not believe Los Blancos will let him go.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
La Roja's No. 1 believes every team will be out to upset the reigning champions and lamented the draw process which saw his side pitted against Netherlands, Chile and Australia
The Frenchman felt Everton's late equaliser should have been ruled out, while opposing manager Roberto Martinez hailed his side and the impact of the Barcelona teenager
The Real Madrid legend says Barcelona's veteran midfielder remains an integral player for Vicente del Bosque's side ahead of next summer's World Cup.