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Apr 13

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo on his 100th European goal

“It’s an honour to reach this number,” Cristiano Ronaldo told UEFA.com after scoring his 100th UEFA club competition goal. “And to do it against a team as great as Bayern makes it feel even better.”

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Apr 13

Why Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans is being tipped for stardom

Regarded by some as the new Frank Lampard, Anderlecht’s 19-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans is being linked with moves to top English clubs as he prepares to meet Manchester United.

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Apr 13

Borussia Dortmund coach unhappy with rescheduling of Monaco game – video

Thomas Tuchel, the coach of Borussia Dortmund, says he is unhappy with the hasty rescheduling of the club’s Champions League tie against Monaco following an attack on the Dortmund team bus. Tuchel says the decision taken by Uefa to reschedule the tie for Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after the incident on Tuesday, made him and his players feel powerless

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Apr 13

Monaco boy wonder Mbappé produces the goods

Rested for Monaco’s last two matches, record-breaking forward Kylian Mbappé desperately wanted a big performance and he delivered one with two quarter-final goals in Dortmund.

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Apr 12

Leicester’s manager Craig Shakespeare furious about Griezmann penalty

• Marc Albrighton’s first-half foul was outside the area
• Robert Huth suspended for home leg against Atlético

Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City’s interim manager, complained that his team had been “hard done by” and Kasper Schmeichel was also critical of the referee’s performance after the controversial 1-0 defeat against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Leicester were incensed that the Swedish match official, Jonas Eriksson, decided Antoine Griezmann was inside the area when Marc Albrighton fouled him to concede the decisive first-half penalty. Griezmann beat Schmeichel from the spot but Leicester’s goalkeeper was convinced it should have been a free-kick rather than a penalty.

Related: Antoine Griezmann gives Atlético narrow advantage over Leicester City

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Apr 12

Champions League podcast: Magic for Madrid

Hear from Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel as our panel review a week that brought joy for the city of Madrid in the official UEFA Champions League podcast.

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Apr 12

How Ronaldo’s 100 European goals have come

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach 100 goals in UEFA club competition. Watch them here as UEFA.com dissects his body of work.

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Apr 12

Leicester dig deep to limit damage after referee error puts them in spot of bother | Stuart James

Foxes keep their Champions League dreams alive by restricting Atlético Madrid to narrow lead after official awards home side controversial penalty

Bruges, Copenhagen, Porto, Seville and now Madrid. Leicester City’s European adventure has already exceeded all expectations but it will need something special under the floodlights at the King Power Stadium next Tuesday if Craig Shakespeare and his players are to extend their journey in the Champions League once more.

The damage Atlético Madrid inflicted in the first leg is far from irretrievable as far as Leicester are concerned, yet in many ways they could not be playing catch up against a worse team given the Spanish club’s fondness for letting opponents come on to them before breaking with alacrity.

Related: Antoine Griezmann gives Atlético narrow advantage over Leicester City

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Apr 12

Leicester dig deep to limit damage after referee error puts them in spot of bother | Stuart James

Foxes keep their Champions League dreams alive by restricting Atlético Madrid to narrow lead after official awards home side controversial penalty

Bruges, Copenhagen, Porto, Seville and now Madrid. Leicester City’s European adventure has already exceeded all expectations but it will need something special under the floodlights at the King Power Stadium next Tuesday if Craig Shakespeare and his players are to extend their journey in the Champions League once more.

The damage Atlético Madrid inflicted in the first leg is far from irretrievable as far as Leicester are concerned, yet in many ways they could not be playing catch up against a worse team given the Spanish club’s fondness for letting opponents come on to them before breaking with alacrity.

Related: Antoine Griezmann gives Atlético narrow advantage over Leicester City

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Apr 12

Ronaldo makes history with 100th European goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach a century of goals in UEFA club competition after scoring twice for Real Madrid at Bayern München.

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Apr 12

Ronaldo’s record-breaking double gives Madrid win at Bayern

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 UEFA club competition goals as holders Real Madrid came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Bayern München.

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Apr 12

Advantage Atlético as Griezmann downs Leicester

Antoine Griezmann converted a first-half penalty as Atlético edged closer to a third semi-final in four seasons but battling Leicester clung on to keep their hopes alive.

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Apr 12

Antoine Griezmann helps Atlético fans forget rivals against Leicester City | Sid Lowe

The Frenchman improved on his recent penalty record to keep his team’s hopes of Champions League redemption on track against the English champions

At first, there were just a few of them but very soon everyone joined in, good news travelling fast around the Vicente Calderón, all the way from the Allianz Arena, Munich. The scoreboard was almost as swift: Bayern Munich 1-0 Real Madrid flashed up fast and this stadium, in its 50th and final year, erupted. The noise, loud from the start, rose a level. Then, moments later, it somehow found a way to rise again when Antoine Griezmann put Atlético in the lead. They were enjoying this: it had been quite a minute in Madrid.

Related: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid edge Bayern Munich

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Apr 12

Uefa made us feel ‘impotent’, says Borussia Dortmund manager

• Thomas Tuchel unhappy over hasty rescheduling of Champions League tie
• Monaco eventually go on to win quarter-final first leg

The Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, has angrily criticised Uefa for the rescheduling of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Monaco, claiming its actions made the club feel “impotent”.

Dortmund and Monaco took to the field at the Signal Iduna Park, less than 24 hours after the original tie was postponed when three explosions went off near their team bus as they made their way to the ground on Tuesday, leaving the defender Marc Bartra needing surgery on an arm injury.

Related: Borussia Dortmund’s ‘yellow wall’ stands tall in face of attack on team

Related: Kylian Mbappe gives Monaco crucial edge against Borussia Dortmund

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Apr 12

Borussia Dortmund’s ‘yellow wall’ stands tall in face of attack on team

European football’s largest standing terrace felt vulnerable after terror attack – until one of club’s famed fan choreographies

The “yellow wall”, the 25,000 capacity southern terrace of Borussia Dortmund’s home stadium, is also a face that charts the club’s emotional well-being.

European football’s largest standing terrace wails in frustration when strikers fresh-air the ball inside the box, screams with red-hot anger when the referee overlooks a stone-cold penalty, and goes soppier than the most loved-up teenager when the team scores, breaking out into the club’s dewy-eyed hymn Echte Liebe, meaning True Love.

Related: What we know so far about the Borussia Dortmund blasts

Related: Kylian Mbappe gives Monaco crucial edge against Borussia Dortmund

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Apr 12

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid edge Bayern Munich

This was Real Madrid serving notice that their grip on this trophy is not ready to be loosened quite yet. Bayern Munich have been untouchable in this arena in recent times but, with their number reduced, their 16-match winning run in the Champions League here was curtailed abruptly by the Spanish club – with the identity of the match-winner all too familiar. Carlo Ancelotti once counted Cristiano Ronaldo an ally. He must now feel like his tormentor.

The Portuguese had actually come into this contest having failed to score for 197 days in the competition. He ended it celebrating a brace and a century of goals in Europe, with the “olés” ringing out from those Madrid fans up in the gods. Their only frustration was a linesman’s flag which denied Sergio Ramos a third in stoppage time at the end. Regardless, it is Real who hold sway in this tie ahead of the return in Spain next week.

Related: Antoine Griezmann gives Atlético narrow advantage over Leicester City

Related: Kylian Mbappe gives Monaco crucial edge against Borussia Dortmund

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