Old lady luck shines on Madrid as Barcelona and Bayern get short straw - Goal.com
After the most difficult draw imaginable in the last eight, the best possible pairing in the semifinals. Having overcome the hugely complicated challenge posed by Atletico in two tense quarterfinal games, Real Madrid was rewarded with a tie against Juventus on Friday as Barcelona and Bayern Munich meet in the other pairing.
Sergio Ramos is Madrid's true talisman and five things we learned from the Champions League - Goal.com
There should be no remaining doubt — Ramos is not only a fantastic defender, but also a superb footballer and a leader of men. At the age of 29, he has achieved everything in football twice over. Were it not for Spain's underperformance at the World Cup in Brazil, he would have been in consideration for the Ballon d'Or.
Real Madrid facing Cristiano Ronaldo fitness dilemma - HITC Sport
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a fitness battle and remains at a rather alarming 60% of his peak condition, Mundo Deportivo report. The former Manchester United hero has experienced a wonderful individual campaign on the whole, though there is the impression that it could have been a little more spectacular.
Cordoba 0-1 Athletic Bilbao | Sky Sports Football
Athletic Bilbao remain in the hunt for a place in next season's Europa League competition after they won 1-0 at Primera Division bottom side Cordoba on Friday. Midfielder Benat earned Athletic all three points in fine style when he exquisitely curled home from the edge of the area early in the second half.
UEFA.com's weekly wonderkid: José Gayà - UEFA.com
He debuted for Los Ché in a UEFA Europa League game against FC Rubin Kazan on 12 December 2013 aged 18, before making his first Liga appearance last April. New coach Nuno Espírito Santo has put full faith in Gayà, confirming the youngster as first-choice left-back. His performances – spanning 29 Liga outings this term – have warranted that confidence, prompting media speculation about interest from Real Madrid CF among others.
Celtic set sights on 18-year-old Espanyol wonderkid Juanan Entrena - Daily Record
The teenager has caught the eye of the Hoops’ international scouting system as they look for young talent. Entrena has been star man for Espanyol’s youth team this term and the Scottish champions are understood to have expressed an interest to the Spaniards. The 18-year-old, who was with Barcelona as a schoolboy, can operate on both wings and is touted for an exciting future.