Friday, April 24, 2015

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COMMENT: By avoiding the two toughest teams left in the competition, Real's chances of a second successive Champions League crown were increased following Friday's draw

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COMMENT: The return of the former Barca boss to Camp Nou is the undoubted highlight of the Champions League draw

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The 'Special One' looks to stay unbeaten against the 'specialist in failure' when Chelsea travel to Arsenal on Sunday as this managerial grudge match takes in its latest chapter

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ANALYSIS: The loss of Jurgen Klopp has seen the club lose more than 5% of its value but a football finance expert says positive results on the pitch will see them right

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The Gunners have enjoyed a superb run of form and have won eight games in a row, making this weekend's clash with the Blues a true acid test for Arsene Wenger's men

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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COMMENT: The Europa League holders were on the brink of elimination against Zenit, but somehow found a way to progress as their love affair with the tournament continued

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The Italian side secured their place in the Europa League semi-finals thanks to Mario Gomez and Juan Vargas after Jeremain Lens' first-half dismissal for the visitors

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COMMENT: The German scored the crucial opener in Fiorentina's 2-0 Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev - but only three minutes after the visitors' Dutch forward had been sent off

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Yevhen Shakhov's dramatic late winner secured the Ukrainian outfit's first ever semi-final appearance in European competition, ending the Belgian side's hopes for the treble

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FUTURE ENGINEERS OF EXCITEMENT: The young Argentine has had a huge impact on his new club's season - not least in the Champions League - since joining from Udinese

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COMMENT: The Germany winger returned to his home country from Chelsea to seek more regular football at Wolfsburg but has found the net only once in his first 16 games

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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COMMENT: The Mexican striker sealed a precious win for Real with a late strike against Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu to keep hopes of a second successive trophy alive

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A determined display from the Serie A leaders was enough to hold Leonardo Jardim's side to a goalless draw to confirm their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League

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A dramatic late strike from Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez was the difference between the city rivals over two legs as the holders continue their title defence

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COMMENT: The Real Sociedad coach was sacked at Old Trafford a year to the day but as Louis van Gaal begins to hit the right note, was it all doom and gloom under the Scot?