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Carlo Ancelotti: Chelsea pressing gave Real Madrid the advantage in extra time

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was understandably more upbeat than Thomas Tuchel in his post-match press conference, but was also typically circumspect and classy. After going 3-0 down on the night in Madrid, Ancelotti brought on Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo Goes and Marcelo, which ended up changing the course of the match. With ten minutes remaining, Luka Modric picked Rodrygo out …

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Villarreal fuelled to Bayern win by Nagelsmann remark, says Moreno

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno said comments by Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann inspired the Spaniards to their shock 2-1 aggregate win over the German giants in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Villarreal snatched a 1-1 draw on the night and a semi-final place through Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal. “Tonight …

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Mark Halsey says Alonso goal was “correctly disallowed”

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey says that Marcos Alonso’s disallowed goal in Chelsea’s thrilling Champions League tie with Real Madrid was “correctly disallowed” but would have stood if the defender passed it to a teammate.  Chelsea fell short of reaching the Champions League semi-finals after blowing a 3-0 lead in Madrid, with Real pulling two goals back to send …

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Proud Tuchel talks up ‘special’ Chelsea but hits out at ‘laughing’ referee after valiant Champions League exit

Thomas Tuchel was incredibly proud of his Chelsea players after their heroic Champions League exit in Madrid but not so pleased with Polish referee Szymon Marciniak at the final whistle. Chelsea’s reign as European champions came to an agonising end despite beating Real Madrid on a night of high drama at a rocking Bernabeu Stadium. In a Champions League epic, and …

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Real Madrid edge Chelsea in extra time to send reigning champions out

Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (5-4 on aggregate)   Thomas Tuchel was near hysterical on the touchline for almost the entirety of Chelsea’s quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid and he probably won’t calm down too much when he sits down for his post-match analysis. After outplaying Madrid for much of the match, Tuchel and Chelsea fans were left wondering what …

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MLS needs to change regular season format to help TV ratings

Ahead of a new MLS TV deal, more eyeballs are focused on the league. This time, though, it’s the eyeballs of executives at many of the top media companies who are evaluating the strength of the league. After all, Major League Soccer is on the precipice of what it hopes will be a new, landmark media rights deal. Gone are …

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Real Madrid beat Chelsea in extra time to reach semi-finals

Madrid (AFP) – Luka Modric turned the tie and Karim Benzema settled it as Real Madrid held off a sensational fightback from Chelsea on Tuesday to win an enthralling Champions League quarter-final 5-4 on aggregate. Chelsea wiped out Madrid’s 3-1 lead from the first leg in stunning fashion at the Santiago Bernabeu as Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner …

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