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La Liga News: 27 April 2016; Real Madrid Draw with Manchester City, Inigo Martinez Extends La Real Stay

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Manchester City resist late Real Madrid surge -
It is all to play for in Spain next Wednesday after semi-final debutants Manchester City held ten-time European Cup winners Real Madrid to a cagey goalless draw – but only after a fantastic late stop from Joe Hart. The late withdrawal of Cristiano Ronaldo could have thrown doubt on City's plan to keep it tight but for 80 minutes English team stuck resolutely to their script.

Cristiano Ronaldo driven despite injuries and is perfect for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
As Real Madrid and Atletico lined up in the tunnel of Lisbon's Estadio De Luz for the 2014 Champions League final, Los Blancos' assistant manager, Paul Clement, leaned gently to his left so that he could look beyond the ranks of world-class footballers and see the famous trophy.

Zinedine Zidane hopes Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema recover to face Man City | Football News | Sky Sports
Ronaldo missed the weekend's La Liga win over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury and did not feature in the goalless semi-final first leg at the Etihad on Tuesday night, despite training the day before. Benzema, meanwhile, was withdrawn at half-time against City, leaving his participation for the return leg at the Bernabeu on May 4 in doubt.

Atletico Madrid draw inspiration from Leicester fairytale, says Filipe Luis | Sky Sports
Just as Leicester have defied the odds and left big spenders like Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United trailing in their wake, Atletico have overcome a lack of spending power compared to their Champions League rivals to reach the semis.

Inigo Martinez extends Real Sociedad contract - ESPN FC
Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has extended his contract with the club until 2021. Martinez has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season for the Basque outfit, who are 11th in the Primera Division.

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