The coach was relieved that his charges could edge past Dortmund, claiming they "suffered" en route to the semifinal stage Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The manager has history when it comes to falling short in Europe's elite competition and almost suffered another damaging defeat Tuesday. His team need to improve.
Jurgen Klopp's men dominated Real Madrid but were unable to score the crucial third goal on the night, while PSG crumbled at Stamford Bridge
The goalkeeper was unhappy with how many errors were made at Signal Iduna Park as the Blancos went close to being eliminated to a spirited Dortmund side.
Goal took in the action at Signal Iduna Park, where the home side fell agonizingly short of a historic comeback after Reus' first-half double, sending Los Blancos into the semis.
Marco Reus netted twice before the break after Weidenfeller saved a Di Maria penalty but the German side couldn't find a third goal to go beyond Carlo Ancelotti's club
The Catalans have failed to score first in the clubs' three previous meetings this season, which all ended in draws, and the coach is keen to change that trend.
The Portuguese star was left out because of injury, with Angel Di Maria starting in his place, as Los Blancos look to reach the Champions League last four.
The Rojiblancos captain believes his side can beat the Catalans in the Champions League quarterfinal as they are in the prime of their lives.
Despite relying on the striker's goals, the coach is refusing to play him unless he is fully fit, with Adrian Lopez ready to take his place.
The Catalans attacker is confident his team can advance to the last four in Europe, but he isn’t expecting an easy ride against the capital club.
The midfielder is eagerly anticipating this week's encounter at the Vicente Calderon and is confident that the Rojiblancos can finish the job after earning a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou.
The Portugal forward was just one of a number of stars to leave games early last week, but it should come as no surprise that top players are suffering, a specialist tells Goal
Monday, April 7, 2014
The Portugal international has told the Italian that he "feels at 100 percent" after a recent knee problem, but the Blancos boss is unsure of whether to start the 29-year-old.
The Welshman has formed a potent attacking triumvirate with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo this season, but the former Spurs man feels Los Blancos are a complete team.
The midfielder thinks FIFA has been unfair with its sanctions but says the controversy isn't affecting the players.
The Real Madrid winger scored against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, then against Real Sociedad in La Liga.
The Real Madrid defender says it is fun to tease the Portugal star in the dressing room about defeats.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. dispatched of last season's runners up with a 3-0 win in the first leg and it would be a major shock not to see them qualify
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The president says the club rejected the sporting director's offer to quit and insists the youth system has done nothing but good for its young players