Sevilla’s 34-match unbeaten home run may be over but the attacking flair they showed against Real Madrid leaves them full of confidence ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Fiorentina on Thursday.
After a slow start at Barcelona, Luis Suarez now has a strike rate comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while his selfless style has also helped instill a spirit of camaraderie within their deadly attack.
The semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will take fans on a rollercoaster ride as Europe's four giants try to outsmart each other in two-legged ties. The stakes are high this term for Barcelona who face a Bayern Munich side managed by Catalan legend Pep Guardiola.
European champions Real Madrid will need to inflict Sevilla`s first home defeat in over 13 months to realistically maintain their bid for the La Liga title when they visit the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday.
Real Madrid have defied injuries to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona and notched up over 100 La Liga goals but they now face arguably the toughest test of their title charge in an away match to Sevilla on Saturday.
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.
Ahead of the high-octane UEFA Champions League semi-final clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer fired first salvo saying “god-like Messi” will need to perform if the Catalans are to progress in the final.