Champions League

Friday, 11 April 2014

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The Belgian is on loan from the Blues and there had been suggestions that he would not be able to play against his parent club, but the Londoners have clarified their position

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The Blues are set to face loan star Thibaut Courtois and summer transfer target Diego Costa, while Pep Guardiola's holders will take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.

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Atletico Madrid's president had said his side could not afford the fee required in order for the Belgian to play against his parent club but Uefa says any clause is "unenforceable"

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The striker says his side will continue to battle for a place in the Lisbon showpiece and feels their quarter-final win over Barcelona was their best performance this season

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Chelsea are still dreaming of European glory after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain and will learn their fate for the last four during the draw in Nyon on Friday afternoon

Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Diego Simeone's side defeated Barcelona to reach the last four of the Champions League and their captain believes the Rojiblancos are continuing to grow in stature

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The midfielder accepted his side only had only themselves to blame for crashing out of the Champions League after failing to take their chances

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The Bavarians have been the outstanding team in Europe over the past 18 months but lost the 2010 final to Chelsea - a game the defender didn't expect his side to play in

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The centre-back underlined the importance of the club testing themselves against the strongest teams, and has set his sights on a return to the competition as soon as possible

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The former France international believes that the Argentine spent the entire Champions League quarter-final second leg "walking around the pitch"

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The former goalkeeper believes ending the club's nine-year trophy drought should take priority over securing qualification to next season's premier European club competition

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The Blaugrana attacker feels that Diego Simeone's side deserve to be applauded after producing a resolute performance against the Catalans

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The Barcelona full-back felt the surface gave Atletico Madrid an advantage they capitalised on in their Champions League quarter-final tie

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The Blaugrana defender has admitted that his team-mates did not know how to break down Diego Simeone's resolute defence but is eager to move on from the defeat

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The ex-Bayern Munich star was less than impressed with the Red Devils' showing at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday and hailed Thomas Muller for performing like namesake Gerd

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The final four have now been decided for Friday's draw - but what can we hope to see from the remaining sides fighting for Europe's top prize?

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The two forwards were unable to inspire their team on Wednesday as the Catalans crashed out of the Champions League and doubts remain over their partnership at this level