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Real Madrid manager  Zinedine Zidane has said that the White Angels will not change their style of play in their Champions league semi final second leg against rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. “We’re wrong if we think we’ll go through just because we’ve won two finals”, added the Whites’ coach, Zidane spoke to the media at the Real Madrid City. The Whites coach explained how the team is going in to the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atlético: “We’ll try to go in to the game as we have been doing so far. You have to go out on…

Real Madrid need just two more goals to reach 500 in the UEFA Champions League proper – and Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed an incredible 17.7% of their current total! Real Madrid need just two more goals to become the first team to score 500 in the UEFA Champions League. All-time UEFA Champions League goals* 498: Real Madrid 459: Barcelona 415: Bayern München 350: Manchester United 281: Arsenal 261: Juventus 249: Chelsea 231: AC Milan 218: Porto 187: Lyon Madrid’s goals have come against 57 different clubs, with Bayern München breached more than any other side. Who have Madrid scored most goals…

AS Roma sporting director Monchi has confirmed that the clubs all -time appearance record holder and top scorer Francesco Totti is set to call time on his 24-year career with the club and retire from soccer at the end of this season. The 40-year-old, has been at Roma since he was 13 and made his debut in 1993. He captained the team to the 2001 Serie A title and back-to-back Coppa Italia triumphs in 2007 and 2008. He is out of contract at the end of the season. “There is an agreement with the club that this will be his…

The former Man United man steered Los Blancos to a dominant win over their city rivals, netting a goal in the 10th minute before adding two strikes late in the second half. His performances during the group stage of this year’s competition led many to question whether age was finally catching up with the Portuguese forward, scoring just twice in six games. But after netting his eighth in five games during the knockout stages of the tournament, questions about his diminishing ability have been emphatically answered Even so, the four-time Ballon D’or winner was forced to plead with the Bernabeu…

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed a “great performance” by his team after their 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal first leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid dominated the first half, although they just had just a Cristiano Ronaldo header to show for it at the break. Zidane’s side then took control of the tie midway through the second half when Ronaldo rocketed in his second from the edge of the area and it then got even worse for Atletico with a break ending with the Portugal captain steering in his third of the night…

Real Madrid dominated Atletico Madrid and put three goals past Diego Simeone’s side for a second time this season after the league derby victory last November. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat trick to essentially seal Real’s place in the Champions League final for a second consecutive season. Positives Real came out firing and peppered Jan Oblak’s goal with 10 of the side’s 17 attempts coming in the opening 25 minutes. It was also the perfect stage to secure a first Champions League clean sheet of the season. Negatives It’s difficult to find any in a performance that completely nullified Antoine…

Dani Alves sounds the rallying cry ahead of a critical run-in: “When I arrived at Juve, I said that I wanted to make history in this jersey.” MAKING HISTORY  “We have to keep improving every week but I think we would have accepted this position at the start of the season: we’re at a point where we can still win every competition and we’re excited to have the chance to write history by winning a sixth Scudetto in a row.” THE SECRET TO SUCCESS “It seems straightforward but it isn’t. Winning trophies requires hard work and dedication. We’re conscious of…

The host nation of Euro 2024 must meet certain criteria relating to the respect of human rights, UEFA said on Monday as they prepare to choose between the candidacies of Germany and Turkey. The countries are the only two to have submitted declarations of interest in hosting the competition and UEFA will decide between the two in September 2018. “For the first time ever, these bid requirements contain specific criteria relating to the respect of human rights,” UEFA said in a statement. The criteria are based on the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other UN…

Monaco skipper Radamel Falcao has praised 17-goal star Paulo Dybala, claiming the Juventus forward is a joy to watch. The two attackers will take to the pitch together at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday as their teams clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Dybala has enjoyed a fine second season with the old lady, scoring 17 goals and creating another eight in all competitions, with two of those strikes coming against Barcelona in the Quarters. Falcao told La Stampa, as reported by Football Italia: -Those who love football can’t not like how Dybala plays. Radamel Falcao has…

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he would not feel any extra pressure in Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal first leg at Real Madrid — even though his team have been eliminated from the competition by their neighbours in each of the last three seasons. During Simeone’s five years in charge they have won every other trophy available besides the Champions League, and beaten every other rival faced in Europe, but they have fallen at the biggest hurdle each year in a competition that Atletico have never won. Atletico were beaten by Madrid in dramatic circumstances in both the 2014 and…

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