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La Liga News: 23 April 2015; Javier Hernandez Scores Late Goal to Send Real Madrid Into Semi-Final

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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (agg 1-0): Late Hernandez winner sends Real through | Sky Sports Football
Javier Hernandez scored a late winner as Real Madrid edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid with a 1-0 win to secure their place in the Champions League semi-finals. The striker tapped in from close range as the hosts pressed for the all-important winner, after Diego Simeone’s men had Arda Turan sent off for a second yellow card with 13 minutes remaining.

Chicharito Hernandez, Cristiano Ronaldo key for Real Madrid - Graham Hunter - ESPN FC
here have been a lot of tears in the career of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, so if he turned his head away from the cameras and buried his face in the shoulder of teammate Keylor Navas during the final, ultra-tense moments of the match in which he became Real Madrid's unexpected Champions League hero, he can be forgiven.

Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Talking points from the Bernabeu | Football News | Sky Sports
"They get down and dirty better than anyone else," Graeme Souness told Sky Sports beforehand and Atletico certainly showed their combative side in the Bernabeu. The visiting strikers Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic worked hard to get behind the ball and close down as Diego Simeone’s side set their stall out early on. "Strikers normally have bonuses for goals but those two might be the only ones in Europe who have bonuses for a clean sheet," said Jamie Carragher.

Henry hits out at Hernandez for not celebrating with Ronaldo -
"I don't know about his future there. To be fair to him he doesn't usually play. Tonight was his opportunity and we don't even know if he's going to play after that," Henry told Sky Sports. "He had a couple of chances in the game before that but I can tell you he can thank Ronaldo tonight. I know he went on to celebrate alone and everything but he can thank Ronaldo. For me, he has to.

Diego Simeone proud of Atletico Madrid despite Champions League exit | Football News | Sky Sports
"I leave feeling proud of my team," Simeone said. "Again we competed superbly in a competition as tough as the Champions League and to be among the eight best teams in Europe is not easy. "I was always taught that in the game you have to compete and if you give your all you will go home feeling content.

Iker Casillas hints at Real Madrid stay | Eurosport
“Atletico always make it difficult, it was a difficult tie, but we deserved to go through,” he said to AS. “Things are decided by details. Chicharito got the goal that had evaded us.We had to fight and struggle. Aside from having great players they are a team that fight. You have to get used to how to play like that. We were strong in the middle."

Kondogbia interesting La Liga clubs | Football Espana
According to prestigious French daily L’Equipe, the 22-year-old’s situation with the Ligue 1 outfit is being monitored by Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia. It is understood that Real Madrid have entered the race for the French international’s signature after encountering difficulties in their attempts to bring Paul Pogba from Juventus to the Santiago Bernabeu.

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