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Zinedine Zidane: it was better for Real Madrid to suffer in win over Bayern

• Manager hails refusal to give in after reaching European Cup final• Bayern Munich lament crucial errors after dominating semi-finalZinedine Zidane admitted it was not good for the heart and that Real Madrid had “suffered” to reach a third European Cu…

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Real Madrid resist Bayern Munich onslaught after Sven Ulreich’s blunder

Real Madrid always find a way, they say, and somehow they did – all the way to a third consecutive European Cup final. For so long, they had the Bavarians at the gates, the Santiago Bernabéu gripped by fear, but when a wild, tense night was finally ove…

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Gianluigi Buffon: Referee has a rubbish bin where his heart should be

• Sent-off Juventus goalkeeper criticises Michael Oliver• ‘It was one tenth of a penalty,’ he claimsThe Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon criticised the English referee Michael Oliver, saying he has a “rubbish bin” where his heart should be and accusing …

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Gianluigi Buffon: Referee has a rubbish bin where his heart should be

• Sent-off Juventus goalkeeper criticises Michael Oliver• ‘It was one tenth of a penalty,’ he claimsThe Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon criticised the English referee Michael Oliver, saying he has a “rubbish bin” where his heart should be and accusing …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/11/real-madrid-juventus-champions-league-penalty-gianluigi-buffon-rubbish-bin-heart-referee-oliver

Ronaldo breaks Juventus with added-time penalty for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are in the Champions League semi-finals for the eighth year in a row. That is no surprise but what is a surprise is that for so much of a dramatic, nervous night at the Bernabéu it looked like they might not be.A round of shocks almost had …

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Cristiano Ronaldo double propels Real Madrid to comeback win over PSG

Unai Emery said the preparation for this game started at the Camp Nou last season, but he cannot have meant like this. It was not three goals in seven minutes and it is not decisive yet, but Paris Saint-Germain did concede twice in the last seven minut…

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Harry Kane relishes Real Madrid experience but key moment proves elusive | Sid Lowe

Tottenham’s top scorer could not find the decisive finishing touch at the Bernabéu but still made an impact that demonstrates how far he has comeA backheel at the Bernabéu. That is quite a baptism or it would have been if, as most of this stadium first…

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