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.
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday`s Champions League quarter-final, first leg.
Real Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape without a red card after he threw a punch at Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday`s 0-0 Champions League quarter-final, first leg draw at the Calderon.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday.
Madrid giants Atletico and Real will renew hostilities at the Vicente Calderon in an epic Spanish quarter-final clash in the UEFA Champions League to be held on Tuesday. Also on the night Europe will witness Italian champions Juventus face a well knit Monaco side from France.
Atletico Madrid were left counting the cost of their progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on penalties over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday with three key players set for a spell on the sidelines.
Atletico Madrid will once again have to rely on their formidable home form as they look to overcome a 1-0 first leg deficit against Bayer Leverkusen to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid arrive at Bayer Leverkusen for Wednesday`s Champions League last 16, first leg, clash hoping for a sixth straight clean-sheet in Europe, with Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann hunting more goals.
Real Madrid remained on top of the Spanish Primera Liga after coming back from a goal down to defeat Real Sociedad 4-1 while rivals Atletico stayed in touch with the football league leaders with a 3-1 win over Eibar.
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has announced retirement from international football following exclusion from his country's Africa Cup of Nations squad. He has not played for the national team since being sent off against Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Atletico Madrid are confident they can see off all-comers after last season`s beaten finalists swept into the Champions League knockout rounds with a game to spare, according to hat-trick hero Mario Mandzukic.