22 April, 2014 - 16:42

Champions League semi-finals preview

Atletico Madrid host Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois will play between the sticks.

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
Jose Mourinho reached the Champions League semi-finals for eighth time out of ten attempts. However, he only made it to the final twice, in 2004 and 2010. Bully Colchoneros are on his way this time around. Chelsea have authorized Atletico to use their in-form goalkeeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is under contract with the British club. Both clubs have few injury concerns with Chelsea only missing Branislav Ivanovic through suspension. Eden Hazard is still doubtful. The hosts can make a perfect line-up. The Portuguese specialist highlighted the importance of European competition for his club:
“We are lucky to be involved in the Champions League, so we are lucky that in the next two days we don’t think about the Premier League and what’s happened and what is going to happen because now we only think about the match.”

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Availability of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are the main concerns for Carlo Ancelotti ahead of a whopping clash with Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu. The Portuguese star is yet to pass fitness test, while Gareth Bale has gone down with flu. Alvaro Arbeloa is unavailable. Bayern Munich has problems between the sticks as two main goalkeepers missed the last two games. Pep Guardiola, who has had many visits to Madrid as a player and a coach, said at the press-conference:
“Every time I have gone to the Bernabeu, I have never in my head gone there as the favourite.
“Madrid deserve a lot of respect for all their history. They are always a strong team whoever is the coach because they have a lot behind them: great players, fans and a great history.”

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Author: Leon Smolski

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