Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The ex-Barcelona boss was unable to continue his excellent record at Santiago Bernabeu but insists he was proud of his players despite their defeat
The Ballon d'Or holder was thrust back into the startng lineup in the win over Bayern Munich but says he felt ready after three weeks out.
The Bavarian giants' honorary president praised Real Madrid for its 1-0 win but felt the visitors offered little going forward
The Italian believes the Champions League holders played into his side's hands and praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his efforts upon his return from injury
The former Blancos attacker criticized the hosts for what he considered a slow start and was adamant that Bayern "dominated" despite the defeat.
The Germany international was upbeat despite the defending European champions going down to Karim Benzema's first-half strike at Santiago Bernabeu
The Real Madrid defender was delighted with the result in the semifinal first leg and paid tribute to Iker Casillas for his late save on Mario Gotze.
The Catalan is unnecessarily over-complicating matters for his side - and this was again evident in the Champions League loss to Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti's men won 1-0 in the semifinal opening leg, ensuring that the holders need to triumph at the Allianz Arena if they want to retain their European title
The coach stressed he has a lot of respect for Benfica, which has just clinched the Portuguese league title, and says there is no margin for error in Thursday's meeting.
Bayern struggled against a defensively resilient Real Madrid side, as Alonso and Modric put on a masterclass in the center of midfield, with Benzema netting the solitary goal.
The Frenchman turned home Fabio Coentrao's cross in the first half to seal a win against Pep Guardiola's side, which dominated possession but failed to find a breakthrough
The Reds revealed their plans to extend their stadium's capacity to 58,800 for consultation from fans and locals, with completion by the start of 2016-17 a plausible target.
The midfielder came off the bench to score in the game's penultimate minute to secure a 1-0 victory after a lackluster performance against opponents reduced to 10 men.
The Blues boss and his assistant are accused of misconduct while the Brazilian midfielder may miss the rest of the Premier League season for appearing to strike Sebastian Larsson.
The Welshman, appointed as interim boss after David Moyes's sacking, called on his long-time teammate to assist in Wednesday's practice session, his first in his new role.
The German feels that the Napoli coach would be a "good match" for the Red Devils and says that the Spaniard would love to return to management in the Premier League.
The striker is reportedly a target of both Real and Atletico Madrid, with his representative unsurprised by the level of interest in the Argentine.
The Red Devils have responded to criticism from LMA chief Richard Bevan and say the decision to replace the Scot was not taken until late on Monday night
The Bernabeu legend believes the careless nature in which the Argentine is being looked after could lead to the club's fierce rival tempting him to the capital.