European champions Real Madrid have denied reports in the Spanish media that they and Atletico Madrid could be banned from registering new players for a year for irregularities in the signing of minors.
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could be banned from registering new players for a year for irregularities in the signing of minors, Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported on Wednesday.
Former Real Madrid Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez has praised his compatriot "Chicharito" Hernandez, who he described as a "more decisive" player in comparison to Karim Benzema, who he does not consider "a natural goal-scorer."
Real Madrid have never won the Spanish treble and are fighting tooth and nail in La Liga to prevent arch-rivals Barcelona scooping Champions League and domestic league and Cup titles for a second time.
Javier Hernandez will be an important player for Real Madrid in the remaining games of the season after scoring the goal that secured a Champions League semi-final slot, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been a constant thorn in Real Madrid`s side this season but Wednesday`s Champions League clash at the Bernabeu was a bridge too far for the Argentine and his overachieving side.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti`s decision to deploy defender Sergio Ramos in central midfield was the key to Wednesday`s 1-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid, according to captain Iker Casillas.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti sent a warning to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus that his side will not relinquish their Champions League title lightly after finally seeing off Atletico Madrid to progress to the semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate.
In the dying moments of Diego Simeone`s second Madrid derby in charge of Atletico, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby".