CL: Real Madrid, Atl Madrid, Monaco and Juve go through

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS: REAL MADRID V ATLETICO MADRID, MONACO V JUVE

Last year, Real Madrid's Champions League Final 2016 victory against Atletico Madrid was their 11th European Cup triumph. Holders Real Madrid will face arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, a repeat of last year's final.

Zinedine Zidane's side will fight to become the first club to retain the trophy in Champions League history in the final on 3 June in Cardiff.

French side Monaco battle giant Italian Serie A club Juventus in the other last-four tie.

The first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs taking place the following week.

Real Madrid aims to win Europe's premier club competition for a 12th time, after beating German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate to reach the last four. And Spanish La Liga titans Atletico Madrid ended Premier League 2016 champions Leicester City’s fairytale run in Europe, defeating the Foxes 2-1 over two legs. Juventus claimed an impressive 3-0 aggregate win against Barcelona, while Monaco defeated Borussia Dortmund 6-3..

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final

Real Madrid and Portugal superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in 2007 and his first hat-trick against Ajax in 2012. Ronaldo became the top scorer in UEFA club competition against Schalke in 2015. Having become the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition in Real Madrid’s first leg of their tie against Bayern München last week, Ronaldo made it five goals in the second tie by scoring a hat trick to lead Real Madrid into the semi-finals once again in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final – the first player to reach that mark.

Scored for:
15 Manchester United
85 Real Madrid

How scored:
68 Right foot 
17 Header
15 Left foot

Types of goal:
77 open play
12 free-kicks
11 penalties

When goals scored:
45 First half
52 Second half 
3 Extra time

Where goals scored them from:
59 inside penalty area (but not 5-metre box)
25 5-metre box
16 outside penalty area

Goals scored home or away:
51 Home
47 Away
2   Neutral venue

What stage were goals scored:
51 group stage
20 quarter-final
17 round of 16
10 semi-final
2 final

What season were goals scored:
17 2013/14
16 2015/16
12 2012/13
10 2011/12, 2014/15
8 2007/08
7 2009/10, 2016/17*
6 2010/11
4 2008/09
3 2006/07
*Up to quarter-finals second leg

Teams scored against:
9 Bayern
7 Ajax, Schalke
6 Galatasaray, Malmö
5 Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus
4 Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Marseille
3 CSKA Moskva, Dynamo Kyiv, København, Sporting, Wolfsburg
2 AC Milan, APOEL, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets Razgrad, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Zürich
1 Auxerre, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Internazionale Milano, Liverpool, Manchester City, Porto

Goalkeepers scored against the most:
9 Manuel Neuer, Johan Wiland
6 Fernando Muslera
5 Gianluigi Buffon, Andriy Pyatov, Kenneth Vermeer

Assists by:
11 Karim Benzema
7 Gareth Bale
6 Marcelo
4 Ángel Di María, Ryan Giggs

Clubs in the Champions League semi-final draw

Atlético Madrid
Juventus
Monaco
Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo concentrates for a free-kick during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Lionel Messi Out For 6-8 Weeks : Barcelona Tickets

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Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi Out For 6-8 Weeks

Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Messi limped off early in Barca's win over Real Betis on Saturday.

El Caliente also has a muscle tear in his left hamstring.

Messi has scored 14 goals in as many games for Barcelona to date this season.

He also injured his thigh against Almeriain September.

"The club's medical services confirmed that Leo Messi has a torn hamstring muscle in his left thigh and is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks," said a Barca press release. "The first phase of Messi's recovery will be covered in Barcelona and he will then travel to Buenos Aires."

The current World Player of the Year will miss Argentina's friendlies against Ecuador and Bosnia-Hercegovina in November as well as a number of domestic La Liga matches.

"He needs to take as much time as he needs, to recover and get back to his level. We need him at his best," Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas told Spanish television.

"I had something similar at Arsenal. You think you're OK, but you're not.

"I had this injury and I wasn't right for up to a year and a half - it's a really frustrating injury.

"You need to take whatever time you need because if you don't it won't heal properly."

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Neymar, FC Barcelona

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Neymar scored to put Barca ahead after a low Cesc Fabregas cross. Neymar broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the interval from close range.

Then Pedro's shot made it 2-0. Fabregas scored a making it 3-0, then he headed his side's fourth before Jorge Molina scored for Betis from the penalty spot.

The victory was their 12th win in 13 league games.

The loss of Messi will be a concern for Barca manager Gerardo Martino.

The 22-times champions of Spain are back in first place in the La Liga Table. Atletico Madrid is in second, Real Madrid is in third, Villereal is in fourth, Athletic is in fifth.

La Liga Results

SUN 10 NOV 2013

  • Espanyol 1 - 3 Sevilla
  • Valencia CF 2 - 2 Real Valladolid
  • Villarreal 1 - 1 Atlético Madrid
  • Real Betis 1 - 4 Barcelona

SAT 9 NOV 2013

  • Real Madrid 5 - 1 Real Sociedad
  • Getafe 1 - 1 Elche
  • Athletic Club 2 - 1 Levante
  • Celta de Vigo 0 - 2 Rayo Vallecano

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay at Real Madrid for $75 Million

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay at Real Madrid for $75 Million

The Portugal superstar striker has settled his differences with La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Ronaldo will earn around £900,000 more each season than Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi, making him the highest-paid player in Spain.

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Ronaldo reportedly has also struck a deal with Real to increase his share of his image rights increasing them above the current rate of 60 per cent.

'The situation still hasn't been resolved and I don't think now is the right time to talk about it,' said Ronaldo at a press conference in LA. 'Perhaps we'll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work.'

Former Real boss Mourinho jabbed at Real Madrid ahead of the match.

'Madrid is politics. Madrid is not about football, Madrid is not about sport,' said Mourinho.

Ronaldo responded: 'There are some things in life that don't deserve any mention. This is one of those things and I won't comment on it for obvious reasons. I always respect my coaches and try to learn from them.

'As we say in Portugal, "I don't spit on the plate I eat on." That's how I feel. I prefer to try and remember the positive side.'

Ronaldo, cost Madrid £80million in 2009

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Radamel Falcao Garcia, Atletico Madrid

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Los Blancos stunned fans and media by defeating FC Barcelona 3-1 at the Nou Camp to book their spot in the final - and Atletico Madrid earned a 2-2 draw against Sevilla to win on aggregate.

The Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid takes place on Friday, 17 May 2013 21:30 at the historic Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. The best tickets available are for sale now!

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Aritz Aduriz and Radamel Falcao will be men to watch at Athletico Madrid. Falcao is set for a massive pay-day should he complete a summer transfer away from the La Liga club. The Colombian striker is being courted by a host of top European sides after a putting a stellar performance this season in the Spanish top flight. Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City and Chelsea have all reportedly been linked with Falcao's signature.Watch superstar Real Madrid footballers in live action including strikers Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, Karim Benzema, and Gonzalo Higuaín, goalkeeper Iker Casillas Fernández, midfielders Lucky Luke (Luka Modric), Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite “Kaká”, Mesut Özil, Xabier “Xabi” Alonso Olano and defenders José Ignacio “Nacho” Fernández Iglesias and Sergio Ramos García playing for world class club Los Blancos!

Real Madrid are in second place on the Spanish La Liga table behind FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid are in third.

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