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.
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….
“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].”
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….
Sporting Lisbon coach Ricardo Sa Pinto said his side’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Athletic Bilbao is an even-money bet….
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 coach Unai Emery has labelled his side’s Europa League semi-final decider against Atletico Madrid as the biggest game of his career….
Pep Guardiola will talk to Barcelona president Sandro Rosell about his future and how the club moves forward from their Champions League exit….
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 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….