Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes Neymar is being played out of position for Barcelona but remains confident he can be the star attraction at the World Cup. "Neymar hasn't shone at Barca because they play different to what he is used to," Scolari told reporters. "He's better when he has space, but Barcelona have him playing on the right."
At the end of this game the Borussia Dortmund coach, Jürgen Klopp, was asked if he thought there was a chance of his side turning the tie around after Real Madrid had completed their first-leg victory. The reply was eloquent: "Do you think I am an idiot?" he said. "We lost 3-0 and now we have to shut up. This is not a situation for hope or big speeches."
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week. A second straight defeat has turned the pressure back on Mourinho's Chelsea side, with big-spending PSG now favored to reach the last four in the European Cup for the first time since 1995 and Liverpool grabbing the impetus in the Premier League.