Spain

Thursday 10 April 2014

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The 3-0 Europa League quarter-final defeat left the club 'ashamed' but it simply served to underline how far their financial woes have seen them fall from previous heights

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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

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Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich joined Real Madrid and Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals after sealing victories in Wednesday's second legs

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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 Portuguese giants have enjoyed an impressive Europa League run under the 52-year-old but he insists it is the players who deserve credit

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The Atletico Madrid boss was delighted with his side's persistent pressing as they beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday to seal their place in the Champions League semi-finals

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The Barcelona boss believes his side could have changed the course of the match with more care in front of goal following their Champions League exit to Diego Simeone's men

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The midfielder was in bullish mood after grabbing the only goal to see off Barcelona and send the capital club through to the Champions League semi-finals

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The veteran believes his side should have converted a handful of chances at the Vicente Calderon after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals

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The Bundesliga champions reached the semi-finals at the expense of Manchester United, but the unstoppable machine from the start of the season is slowing down

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Goal rates the players on show as los Colchoneros reach the semi-final of the Champions League for the first time since 1974 at the expense of Tata Martino's men...

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The midfielder's goal after five minutes was enough to send Diego Simeone's side through to the last four at the expense of the lacklustre Catalans

Wednesday 9 April 2014

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The Spain international picked up a hamstring injury during the first leg of the clash with the Blaugrana and has not even made the bench for Diego Simeone's side

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The Barcelona defender says he thought about los Blancos' offer "for two seconds" but says he could not imagine himself at Santiago Bernabeu

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Juan Soler has been released on bail after spending the night in prison, but must stay in Spain to attend a courtroom every two weeks and has also been handed a restraining order

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It had been reported that the former Real Madrid star had gone to fight in Syria but his representative insists that he has never set foot in the country

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The former striker says the injured Spain goalkeeper is often undervalued for his contribution to the side but maintains the Blaugrana have enough quality to conquer Europe

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The Spain centre-back says he and his team-mates would be completely nonplussed by the Portuguese's potential return to the Santiago Bernabeu

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The Spaniard says the Gunners lack the psychological strength of their Premier League title rivals and admits he would be willing to look elsewhere in search of silverware