The Italian coach has called on the Santiago Bernabeu support to roar his side to victory against his former club.
Friday, April 24, 2015
By avoiding the two toughest teams left in the competition, Real's chances of a second successive Champions League crown were increased following Friday's draw, says Ben Hayward.
The reigning Premier League champion will be able to deploy the playmaker when it takes on Aston Villa.
Real Madrid travels to Celta Vigo on Sunday, where the club could kickoff five points behind Barcelona in La Liga's title race.
Zinedine Zidane confessed that he is "keeping an eye" on the Belgian but the Blues boss is adamant that his star man is going nowhere.
The former Czech Republic star admits the team did not expect to be such a strong position to win the treble but says it must relish facing Real Madrid.
The former Camp Nou teammates will face off in May with a place in the Champions League final at stake.
The former Blaugrana coach is eagerly anticipating the Champions League semifinal, though he thinks the Bavarians have a tough nut to crack.
The Germany icon feels the Bundesliga champion will go into the game as an underdog, whereas Matthias Sammer expects an even tie.
The return of the former Barca boss to Camp Nou is the undoubted highlight of the Champions League draw, says Kris Voakes.
Barcelona travels the short distance to Espanyol this weekend, aiming to extend its two-point advantage at the top of La Liga.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The coach refutes any suggestions his team required a large dose of luck to eliminate Zenit from the Europa League on Thursday.
The Europa League holders were on the brink of elimination against Zenit, but somehow found a way to progress as their love affair with the tournament continued.
Andre Villas-Boas's side came from a goal down to level the tie at 3-3 before the striker scored on the break to seal a last-four spot.
A late goal from substitute Kevin Gameiro was just enough to earn the reigning champions a place in the semifinals of the Europa League.
Atletico Madrid host Elche in La Liga on Saturday, aiming to put UEFA Champions League elimination to Real Madrid behind them.
The Champions League semifinalists are the strongest is years, according to Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
The inspirational leader moved to a midfield role to take care of Atletico and has stepped up once again in Europe, writes Paul Macdonald.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
His side may have failed to score in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, but the Atletico Madrid boss was still proud.
Javier Hernandez marked only his seventh Real Madrid start with the winner against Atletico Madrid, much to Carlo Ancelotti's delight.