Spain

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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The former Blancos attacker criticised the hosts for what he considered a slow start and was adamant that Bayern "dominated" despite their defeat

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The Germany international was upbeat despite the defending European champions going down to Karim Benzema's first-half strike at Santiago Bernabeu

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The Real Madrid stopper was delighted with the result in the semi-final first leg and paid tribute to Iker Casillas for his late save from Mario Gotze

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The Catalan is unnecessarily overcomplicating matters for his side - and this was again evident in the Champions League loss to Madrid as he opted to field his captain in midfield

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Carlo Ancelotti's men won 1-0 in the semi-final opening leg, ensuring that the holders need to triumph in Allianz Arena clash if they want to retain their European title

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The holders struggled against their resilient hosts as Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric put on a masterclass in the centre of midfield, with Karim Benzema netting the solitary goal

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The Frenchman turned home Fabio Coentrao's cross in the first half to seal a win against Pep Guardiola's side, who dominated possession but failed to find a breakthrough

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The 42-year-old insists there is no chance he will have divided loyalties when he comes up against his old employers on Thursday

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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

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The Bernabeu legend believes the careless nature in which the Argentine is being looked after could lead to their fierce rivals tempting him to the capital

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The trainer, who helped to nurture the Chilean's talent at Udinese, believes a switch to Turin would solve the club's lack of width in attack

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The Catalans' punishment has been suspended until a final decision on their appeal against the ban has been taken

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The former Chelsea assistant is adamant that the Real Madrid boss would be ideal for the role at Old Trafford and believes he could become available in the summer

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Despite being on course for the treble, the Bayern boss' style of play has been criticised recently for it's so-called sterility. Two Goal writers debate the issue

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The France stars have both dealt with adversity in recent years but can now start to focus fully on their football after the conclusion of their unwelcome off-field battle