Ronaldo: I´m sure Real Madrid will win
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident his side can clinch their 10th European Cup on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti's Real will face La Liga champions and city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon after disposing of title-holders Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
Bale promises Real will ´attack´ in Munich
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale declared the Spanish club will try to 'attack' Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg.
In the first leg last week, Real won 1-0 in Madrid, despite having less than 30 per cent possession, and Bale reckons the Spanish club do not need to replicate those tactics to defeat Bayern on Tuesday in Munich.
Lahm rues lack of Bayern killer instinct
Philipp Lahm believes Bayern Munich lacked killer instinct in Wednesday’s 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.
The reigning European champions enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the semi-final first-leg encounter at the Bernabeu, yet were unable to take a goal back to Germany as Karim Benzema’s lone strike settled the match.
Ronaldo in ´perfect´ condition
Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit and ready to help Real Madrid fight for honours after returning in their 1-0 win over Bayern Munich.
The Portuguese superstar had not featured since Real’s 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions quarter-final first leg on April 2, originally with a knee injury before then sustaining a thigh issue.
Simeone knows nothing about Courtois situation
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has no idea if on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois can play against parent club Chelsea.
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has said the 21-year-old Belgium international is free to play in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
UEFA have also cleared Courtois to play in the tie but confusion remains over whether the shot-stopper – who is in his third straight season on loan at Atletico – will line-up for the Spanish club.
Michel feeling sorry for Moyes
Olympiacos coach Michel feels for David Moyes but wants to see his team send Manchester United out of the UEFA Champions League.
The Greek Super League champions hold a 2-0 lead heading to Old Trafford on Wednesday, when a Champions League quarter-final place will be on the line.
Mourinho unfazed by UCL quarter-final draw
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unfazed by who his team face in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
The Premier League giants reached the last eight on Tuesday after completing a 3-1 aggregate victory over Galatasaray with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City positive ahead of Barcelona trip
Manchester City travel to Barcelona on Wednesday confident they can book a place in the UEFA Champions League last eight.
After the 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium last month, City know winning at Camp Nou will be difficult but both Samir Nasri and Joe Hart are optimistic about their chances.
Simeone expecting tough Milan test
Diego Simeone is expecting a tough encounter when Atletico Madrid face Milan in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.
Diego Costa’s goal in San Siro earned Atletico a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, but Simeone knows the job is far from over.
Taarabt not fearing Atletico
Adel Taarabt insists that Milan will not fear Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie in Spain on Tuesday.
The Serie A outfit have it all to do in the Vicente Calderon after Diego Costa’s late strike at San Siro gave Atletico a crucial advantage heading into the return leg.
Moyes sees chance to win Champions League
David Moyes sees this year's UEFA Champions League as an opportunity for Manchester United to win the competition.
Moyes' men take on Olympiacos in Greece on Tuesday in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie, and the Scot talked up his side's chances of claiming a fourth title come May.
Klopp expects tough Zenit test for Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp expects Zenit to provide a tough UEFA Champions League challenge for Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Bundesliga side have travelled to Russia for the first leg of their last-16 tie and will be seen as favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, but Klopp believes his team face a closer match than many may expect.
Turkish champions must beat Bianconeri to progress
Galatasaray host Juventus a winner-takes-all Champions League clash at the Turk Telekom Arena on Tuesday night.
However, while Antonio Conte's men have just one win from five Group B fixtures so far, three draws sees the Serie A champions occupy the second qualifying spot behind Real Madrid, two points ahead of their hosts, meaning a draw would be good enough for the Bianconeri to progress to the knockout stage.
Champions League Preview: Man. United v Shakhtar
David Moyes is eager to lift the gloom at Manchester United by beating Shakhtar Donetsk to win UEFA Champions League Group A on Tuesday.
United are well off the pace in the race for the Premier League title after suffering back-to-back 1-0 defeats against Everton and Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal big match briefing
Arsenal visit the Westfalenstadion tonight to face Borussia Dortmund in Champions League Group F aiming to avenge the 2-1 loss the Germans inflicted at the Emirates Stadium last time out.
Last time when Arsenal traveled to Germany, the situation was bleak for the North Londoners. Despite winning 2-0 against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, they couldn’t overturn a 3-1 deficit from their first leg Champions League round of 16 ties.
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