Champions League

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

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The hosts knocked out the French giants with goals from Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba, leaving the coach to lament the absence of injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The 23-year-old Belgium international was substituted 17 minutes into the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge

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The Italian has history when it comes to capitulations in Europe's elite competition and almost suffered another damaging loss to Dortmund on Tuesday - his team needs to improve

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BVB came close to one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history by beating Real Madrid 2-0, and in the process demonstrated why they are such an admired side

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Jurgen Klopp's men dominated Real Madrid but were unable to score the crucial third goal on the night as Carlo Ancelotti's side progressed, while PSG crumbled at Stamford Bridge

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The French champions kicked off with a 3-1 lead and were in complete control after 30 minutes, but ended up blowing a glorious chance to prove themselves as a major European force

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After a mixed three-year spell in charge of Real Madrid and a series of clashes with his strikers this season, does Tuesday night's win prove the Portuguese is back to his best?

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The Chelsea manager rushed to the corner of the pitch to greet his players who were celebrating Demba Ba's late strike but insists he was passing on tactical instructions

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Chelsea beat PSG 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals, and the Blue captain says his manager's preparation gave the hosts the edge at Stamford Bridge

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Goal took in the action at Signal Iduna Park, where the home side fell agonizingly short of a historic comeback after Reus' first half double, sending los Blancos into the semis

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Goals from Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba seal a famous comeback and semi-final place for Jose Mourinho's men despite the loss of Eden Hazard early on to injury

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The hosts went ahead in the first half through Andre Schurrle and hit the woodwork repeatedly after the break, with the Blues finally rewarded for their efforts with a late winner

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Reus netted twice before the break after Weidenfeller saved a Di Maria penalty but the German side couldn't find a third goal to go beyond Carlo Ancelotti's side

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The Spain star has praised the capital club and believes they are one of the top teams on the globe, but is backing his Barcelona side to eliminate them from the Champions League

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The Catalans have failed to score first in their three previous meetings this season, and the coach is keen to change that trend in their Champions League quarter-final second leg

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Despite relying on the striker's goals, the coach is refusing to play him against Barcelona unless he is fully fit, with Adrian Lopez ready to take his place in the second leg

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The Rojiblancos captain believes his side can beat the Catalans in the Champions League quarter-final as they are in the prime of their lives

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The Manchester United striker has been injured since the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, with the manager revealing a pain-killing injection is a possibility