Spanish Football

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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The defender has praised the England international for what he felt was a decisive contribution that keeps Manuel Pellegrini's side in with a chance of reaching the final

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Manuel Pellegrini's charges struggled to break down a solid and compact los Blancos side, rarely threatening despite the visitors being without the Champions League's top scorer

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The England captain made a superb late stop from Pepe to preserve a clean sheet at the Etihad as the two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their semi-final

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Joe Hart made a superb stop from Pepe late on to preserve a clean sheet with Manuel Pellegrini's men heading to the Bernabeu for the return leg with the tie finely poised

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The Argentine has pledged to return to the Italians at some stage in his career, having spent two seasons with San Siro outfit during his playing days

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The Colchoneros face a daunting challenge at Allianz Arena against the Bundesliga heavyweights, but their coach is confident their team spirit can take them through

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Zinedine Zidane's men have a strong record against English opposition in the competition with both sides eyeing a place in the final against either Atletico or Bayern Munich

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The Colombian led the club's attack with applomb during two years at the Calderon, but he believes that Diego Simeone's men are strong both going forward and at the back

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The Real Madrid star had been a doubt heading into the Champions League semi-final first leg and will miss the match despite being passed fit by Zinedine Zidane previously

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The ex-Barcelona coach will be leaving Bavaria for Manchester City when the current season ends, but his compatriot believes he has done a sterling job with the club

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The last time these sides met in European competition, the Spaniards' goalkeeper was on target as they ultimately progressed, but the Ukrainians are confident this time around

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When he was a player the Frenchman did not seem the type to go into management, according to the legendary striker, who was once a team-mate of his in the Spanish capital

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The Dortmund star believes he is ideally suited to the Premier League, while he also spoke about Jurgen Klopp's impact at Liverpool and the Reds' Europa League credentials

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The striker has dealt a blow to Manchester United even before the beginning of the transfer window, as a return to Old Trafford looks further away than ever

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The Bundesliga leaders have received some encouraging news on the injury front as their star defender is ready to return in Wednesday's huge Champions League clash

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The 19-year-old Dinamo Zagreb attacking midfielder says he was close to leaving the club amid interest from several of Europe's top teams, but maintains he is happy now

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The Real Madrid defender has a reputation for being a controversial and hot-tempered player but he insists he would not be allowed to play for the club if that were true

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The Borussia Dortmund chief executive says a mammoth task awaits Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but he believes they have what it takes to win the competition

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The Frenchman has scored a team-best 16 league goals for Sevilla this season and has been linked with a switch to the Camp Nou this summer