Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The critics are sharpening the knives after Real Madrid's defeat to Schalke, but Madrid's boss is not fearful of being sacked.
Los Blancos came close to a humiliating exit against a team they dispatched 9-2 on aggregate last year. In this form, Madrid is unlikely to retain the Champions League title.
Schalke came agonizingly close to eliminating Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rued a missed opportunity.
Real Madrid scraped into the UEFA Champions League last eight, but was whistled by the Bernabeu crowd after a 4-3 defeat to Schalke.
The Bundesliga outfit win on the night but Los Blancos squeezed through to the next round on aggregate after a thriller at Santiago Bernabeu.
A record 11th consecutive UEFA Champions League win is up for grabs for Real Madrid in its last-16 clash with Schalke at the Bernabeu.
The precocious talent has struggled badly over the last 12 months and he will again watch from the sidelines as Schalke plays Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Schalke coach Roberto Di Matteo is wary of tactically singling out any particular Real Madrid players, such is the La Liga giant's depth of talent.
The first knockout round returns with four ties this week and there are a number of high-profile players who are injured or suspended
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Dortmund manager was pleased by BVB's win over bitter rival Schalke, singling out Henrikh Mkhitaryan for particularly high praise.
Borussia Dortmund scored late three times to see off local rival Schalke in the Bundesliga.
Goal took in the action at Signal-Iduna Park, where the hosts broke the resistance of the visitors with three late goals to wrap up their fourth straight win.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo says he is already in a "frenzy" ahead of his first Revierderby against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Portuguese side could do nothing to claw its way back into the tie as the Bundesliga club went through.
An unexploded bomb forced the relocation of Borussia Dortmund's news conference and the coach hopes to avoid any further surprises.
The Barca star had what was paradoxically his best and worst game of the season, while those complaining about Qatar and Russia should look closer to home.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Goal picks out the star performers on a weekend which saw Bayern thrash another relegation-threatened team and Dortmund climb up the table.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The midfielder was unimpressed by playing conditions and laughed off suggestions Madrid had been in crisis after its derby loss to Atletico
The coach has hailed the goalscoring return of his star forward, who went level with Lionel Messi and Raul at the top of the Champions League scorer chart
The European champions were again convincing winners over the Germans, even if they didn't need match last season's 6-1 scoreline.