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 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.
15 Manchester United
85 Real Madrid
68 Right foot
15 Left foot
Types of goal:
77 open play
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:
2 Neutral venue
What stage were goals scored:
51 group stage
17 round of 16
What season were goals scored:
10 2011/12, 2014/15
7 2009/10, 2016/17*
*Up to quarter-finals second leg
Teams scored against:
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
11 Karim Benzema
7 Gareth Bale
4 Ángel Di María, Ryan Giggs
Clubs in the Champions League semi-final draw
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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.
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Champions League Update & News - Chelsea, AC Milan, Barca, Juve
In his first official start for Chelsea, twenty-year-old Oscar repaid manager Roberto Di Matteo's faith with a stunning double in the Champions League against Juventus at Stamford Bridge.
On Wednesday Chelsea opened their defence of its Champions League title by loosing a commanding lead to draw 2-2 against Italian champion Juventus.
Brazilian midfielder Oscar marked his first start for Chelsea with two long-range goals, but Arturo Vidal pulled a goal back close to halftime and substitute Fabio Quagliarella equalized late on.
"We are disappointed and a little bit deflated to get in a great position to win the game and come away with only a draw," Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo said. "We should have closed the game."
"Every young boy in Brazil dreams of playing in the Champions League so for me to realise this dream, it makes me very proud," said Oscar.
The 20-year-old midfielder joined the European champions after the Olympics from Brazilian side Internacional.
Oscar, a star of South American football, has established himself at international level with six full caps and is expected to play a key role at the 2014 World Cup in his home country.
Barcelona needed two late goals from superstar Lionel Messi to win 3-2 against Spartak Moscow.
RSC Anderlecht goalkeeper Silvio Proto, a boyhood AC Milan fan, was delighted after a string of fine saves earned his side a 0-0 draw at San Siro.
"I'm delighted, especially because I have Italian roots, Italian blood. I think today is one of the best days of my father's life."
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Italian Football & Serie A Update
Reportedly Fabio Capello is linked to a managing job at Internazionale Milan, but the former Milan, Juventus and Roma coach, who was expected to retire following Euro 2012, says he has no interest in returning to Serie A.
"In Italy, no. Absolutely not. Now I want to relax," he added
Former England manager, Capello has blamed a "misunderstanding" over the FA's governing body's decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy. for his decision to resign on Wednesday and said he will not return to Italy.
"I didn't run away, I left because there was a misunderstanding," he told Striscia la Notizia. "I felt great but sometimes you decide to leave."
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Italian Serie A Table
Team, Matches Played, Points
- Juventus 21 45
- AC Milan 22 44
- Lazio 23 42
- Udinese 22 41
- Inter Milan 22 36
- Roma 22 35
- Napoli 22 31
- Palermo 22 31
- Genoa 21 30
- Fiorentina 21 28
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- Parma 21 27
- Chievo 22 27
- Catania 20 24
- Atalanta 21 23
- Bologna 21 22
- Siena 21 20
- Lecce 22 17
- Cesena 22 16
- Novara 22 13
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Juventus Beats Novara 2-0 to Lead Serie A
Udinese was held to a 2-2 draw at Lazio.
Simone Pepe opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Fabio Quagliarella secured the win 15 minutes from time.
Top goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made impressive saves throughout the clash.
Inter Milan's 1-0 win against Cesena was their fifth win in six games moving Inter up to fifth spot - 10 points behind Juventus.
Quaglierella headed in Andrea Pirlo's corner for his first goal in more than a year.
"We were very good in creating opportunities, but less so in finishing them off,'' Conte said. "They're risking giving us heart attacks on the bench.''
Napoli slipped further down the table with a 3-1 loss to Roma.
Catania beat Palermo 2-0 in what is likely to be Maxi Lopez's last home game for Catania.
Maxi Lopez is likely to leave Catania fot AC Milan - and the striker left the field in tears when he was substituted midway through the second half.
"I got emotional today because it's been a tough week,'' Maxi Lopez said. "I didn't know if I would play and then it was important for me to score because you don't know what may happen. I left everything to come to this city, for this club and for my teammates.''