Champions League

Wednesday 6 May 2015

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The Spain international has admitted things didn't go as planned for the titleholders against Juventus, but he remains confident they will make it to the final

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The attacker's agent has slammed the former Ireland star in the wake of his criticism and says all is well with the Wales international at Real Madrid

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DOSSIER: The Welshman was massively criticised for his display against Juventus, but critics ignore his recent injury setback, unfamiliar role and otherwise strong form this term

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The Bayern Munich boss says there is no tactical plan to nullify the Argentine's effect on matches but does not want his players to focus solely on his old charge

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EXCLUSIVE: The midfielder believes that Ronny Deila's current squad are already strong enough to make an impact on the competition and is desperate to see them seal a return

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COMMENT: The Barca boss was heavily criticised for making constant changes earlier in the season, but his policy has left the squad fresh and firing when it matters most

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COMMENT: The Germans have headed more goals than any other Champions League team, but when their coach was at Barcelona, crossing and heading was 'never in the club's DNA'

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COLUMN: The ex-Spain midfielder believes that Luis Enrique "deserves so much credit" for the job he has done at Camp Nou and predicts their superior fitness will see them to Berlin

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COMMENT: The Catalan coached his boyhood club to the treble in 2009 but just reaching the final with Bayern this season would be more significant

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COMMENT: Pep returns on Wednesday to the club he graced as both player and coach - and the team he shaped into the finest footballing side in the modern era

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The Argentina international netted the winner for Juventus in their Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid, and the full-back was thrilled for his team-mate

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The Spaniard, who again played in midfield in the absence of Luka Modric, is unhappy with how he performed in Turin but thinks Los Blancos can turn the tie around

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The Atletico ace took to Twitter to feign shock at Martin Atkinson not sending off Dani Carvajal, given the official had dismissed him for similar offences last month

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The Colombian is confident the Santiago Bernabeu faithful can roar their side through to the final next Wednesday, arguing that the Blancos were unlucky to lose in Turin

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The former Blancos forward was buoyed by the Bianconeri's 2-1 win in Turin but pointed out that next week's return clash at the Bernabeu will be far more "dangerous"

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The Bianconeri coach was thrilled with the performance of his side against the reigning European champions in Turin but was disappointed that they did not win by a bigger margin

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The Mexican was dropped by Carlo Ancelotti for their loss at Juventus and, despite being gutted at not starting in Turin, he thinks the Blancos can still make the final

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COMMENT: There were problems all through the team as Carlo Ancelotti's side threw away a golden opportunity to take an advantage back to the Santiago Bernabeu next week

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The former Manchester United captain was less than impressed by the Welshman's contribution in Turin, while fellow pundit Paul Scholes felt that Sergio Ramos also went missing