Spain

Wednesday 15 April 2015

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The Catalans' coach is anticipating goals galore in the French capital, even though the home side's top scorer will miss the game through suspension

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Carlo Ancelotti's side had several good chances in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final but failed to convert them

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The Catalans have been majorly dependent on their attacking trio for both goals and assists, whereas the midfield has hardly stepped up when needed this season..

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With his squad brimming with injuries and suspensions, Laurent Blanc will need his South American duo to rise up to the occasion against Barcelona writes Aditya Bajaj.

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The Real Madrid full-back was accused of trying to sink his teeth into the Atletico Madrid ace during the second half of the game in the Spanish capital

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The Real Madrid captain was full of praise for the Atletico shot-stopper, feeling the Slovenian had a bigger bearing on the game than the under-fire Serbian match official

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The Atletico Madrid ace was furious after being left with blood streaming from a gash above his eye but the Real Madrid star insists that the contact was unintentional

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The Atletico midfielder felt Uefa should have chosen an official from a different country after watching the Croatia striker receive a buffeting from the Real Madrid defence

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COMMENT: Carlo Ancelotti's side produced a much-improved derby display, but were unable to turn their possession into anything more tangible and the tie is still wide open

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The Slovenia international, who made a number of key stops at the Vicente Calderon, believes a clean sheet could be vital as they prepare for the return leg next week

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Brilliant goalkeeping from Jan Oblak ensured that Atletico held their defensive nerve at the Vicente Calderon, with the Slovenia international having a fantastic first half

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The European chiefs have told Goal there are no plans to create an annual fixture which would see the game's leading stars come together for a one-off clash

Tuesday 14 April 2015

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Carlo Ancelotti's men defeated their city rivals in last year's European Cup final but the Rojiblancos are unbeaten in the last six meetings between the two sides

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The Real Madrid coach says his Atletico counterpart has shown he is one of the world's best but admits it is difficult to face the man he has failed to beat six times this term