After picking up an injury in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg against PSG, the Barcelona midfielder has recovered in time for the second match.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Champions League is heating up and coaches will be desperate to ensure certain players keep a cool head so they can play in the semifinals.
Paris Saint-Germain trails Barcelona 3-1 going into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Laurent Blanc will be without one of his first-choice players as they chase a "Camp Nou miracle" in their Champions League quarterfinal tie, with the midfielder ruled out.
Luka Modric has been confirmed as having suffered a strained knee ligament, but Real Madrid are unsure how long he will be out for.
Though he didn't score, or even deliver an assist, Spanish legend Raul still showed his class in helping lead the Cosmos to a home-opening win against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Aritz Aduriz struck a brace as Athletic Bilbao returned to winning ways with a resounding victory over Getafe.
The former Tottenham pair both went off injured in Real's 3-1 win over Malaga on Saturday and look likely to miss the Champions League clash against Atletico on Wednesday.
Gareth Bale picked up a calf ailment very early in the home clash with Malaga, while Luka Modric could be out for even longer with a knee injury.
The coach was delighted with Atletico Madrid's first-half showing that set up a 2-1 victory at Deportivo La Coruna.
Luis Enrique said his Barcelona players were fatigued and praised their commitment in sealing a 2-0 La Liga win over Valencia.
The Ballon d'Or holder reached half a century of goals this term having played 45 games for Real Madrid, despite missing a spot kick earlier in the Liga tie with Malaga.
Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 to move two points behind Barceona in La Liga.
Goal took in the action at the Bernabeu, where the home side was far from its best but rode Ronaldo's form to a vital win that keeps it within two points of Barcelona.
Gareth Bale suffered an apparent calf injury during Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Malaga, limping out of the action in the fifth minute.
Antoine Griezmann's first-half brace helped Atletico Madrid claim a 2-1 win at struggling Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann's first-half double proved to be enough for the Rojiblancos, as they held off a late push from the hosts with Diego Simeone watching from the stands.
The Argentine attacker scored his 400th goal for Barca, but it was his overall contribution that helped his sluggish side secure a vital win over Valencia, writes Ben Hayward.
The goalkeeper made a penalty save in Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Valencia.
Carlo Ancelotti's men will be desperate to keep up the pressure on Primera Division leaders Barcelona but their visitors are chasing a Europa League place