Bastian Schweinsteiger

Today’s Football Europe News April 26, 2012

Heynckes: Bayern deserved to progress

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger scores the winning penalty

Jupp Heynckes called Bayern Munich ‘sensational’ after eliminating Real Madrid from the Champions League in a penalty shootout on Wednesday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the decisive spot-kick to earn Bayern’s spot in a home Champions League final, which their coach believes was deserved.

From Terry to Badstuber: Champions League final missing men 

The Champions League final on May 19 will be contested between Chelsea and Bayern Munich after Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona were put to the sword in two dramatic semi finals.

Both sides will head into the showpiece occasion of the European season minus the services of some key performers….

Jose Mourinho: I want Chelsea to win Champions League final 

The Former Chelsea manager, whose Real Madrid side lost to Bayern Munich on penalties last night, told a press conference: “Chelsea mean a lot in my life and I would like them to win the final.Jose Mourinho

“John [Terry] is missing, but Chelsea is there, which is the most important thing. But I just hope it’s a good final. Of course I want the Blues to win, but with all respect for the Reds. I think Chelsea boys were heroes yesterday, absolute heroes [against Barcelona].”


Girard comfortable with title pressure

Montpellier head coach Rene Girard admits his side are feeling the pressure as the race for the Ligue 1 title goes down to the wire….

Sa Pinto unsure of semi-final favouritism

Sporting Lisbon coach Ricardo Sa Pinto said his side’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Athletic Bilbao is an even-money bet….

Juventus win to relegate Cesena

Marco Borriello struck nine minutes from time to hand Serie A leaders Juventus a 1-0 victory at Cesena, a result that relegates their hosts….

Valencia v Atletico preview

Valencia coach Unai Emery has labelled his side’s Europa League semi-final decider against Atletico Madrid as the biggest game of his career….

Guardiola set for Rosell talks

Pep Guardiola will talk to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell about his future and how the club moves forward from their Champions League exit….

Bilbao v Sporting preview

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa admits he has no ‘Plan B’ in mind for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final showdown with Sporting Lisbon….

Alan Shearer praises NUFC but fears Chelsea victory 

Alan Shearer has saluted Newcastle United’s “incredible season” – but shares Tyneside’s fears that Chelsea may yet wreck the Champions League party.

United have grabbed the ascendancy in the battle for a top-four place and with four games remaining, look handily placed to maintain their lofty position until the end of the campaign….

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