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Marcelo: No final favourite
Real Madrid left-back Marcelo doesn’t see a favourite in the Champions League Final against Atletico Madrid.
Alba: Atleti an example to us all
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has hailed Atletico Madrid as an example to “all” clubs for the unity they showed in reaching the Champions League final.
‘Atleti’s football wonderful, not ugly’
Enrique Cerezo has hit back at Arturo Vidal’s “ugly” assessment of Atletico Madrid as “our football is wonderful and we play to win”.
‘Spain becoming used to caviar’
La Liga chief Javier Tebas has boasted that Spain is “getting used to caviar” as its teams lie 45 minutes away from European finals.
‘To Atleti’s fellow finalists... watch out!’
Enrique Cerezo has told Atletico Madrid’s fellow Champions League finalists to “watch out” as his club eliminated three domestic champions en route to Milan.
Rummenigge: Bayern were cheated
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed that Bayern Munich were “a bit cheated” in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final elimination by Atletico Madrid.
Burgos: Scared? I had cancer...
German Burgos insists Atletico Madrid’s potential Champions League elimination by Bayern Munich did not faze him as “after cancer, I’m not afraid of anything”.
Vidal: Ugly football won
Arturo Vidal claims Atletico Madrid’s “ugly football” unfairly prevailed over “the best team in the world” in Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Guardiola: Congratulations Atletico
Pep Guardiola offered congratulations to Atletico Madrid after his Bayern Munich side lost in the Champions League semi-final.
Simeone: Penalties were key
Diego Simeone admitted Atletico Madrid were close to losing to Bayern Munich when the Germans were awarded a penalty.
Oblak: Scoring more important!
Jan Oblak wasn’t overly bothered by conceding against Bayern Munich as Atletico Madrid needed to score to reach the Champions League Final.
Torres: Atleti deserved it
Fernando Torres felt Atletico Madrid were well worth their place in the Champions League Final after seeing off Bayern Munich.
Torres: Opponent doesn’t matter
Fernando Torres doesn’t have a preference for Real Madrid or Manchester City as Atletico Madrid’s Champions League Final opponents.
Griezmann: Feet on the ground!
Antoine Griezmann warned Atletico Madrid to keep their ‘feet on the ground’ despite reaching the Champions League Final.
Atletico reach Champions League Final
Antoine Griezmann’s second half goal booked Atletico Madrid’s place in the Champions League Final at the expense of Bayern Munich.
Diego Godin returns to the Atletico Madrid XI for the trip to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final second leg.
LIVEBLOG: Bayern vs. Atletico
Live coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena.
Torres ‘enjoying every day’
Fernando Torres admits he is grateful to have a second Atletico Madrid career and is ‘enjoying every day and every game.’
Torres: Atleti can beat anyone
Fernando Torres reveals what he believes is the key to Atletico Madrid’s success. ‘We’re nothing without the team…we can beat anyone.’
Cholo: I only care about winning
Diego Simeone ‘only cares about winning’ and tells Atletico Madrid that completing the Champions League semi-final ‘depends on mental strength.’
Guardiola hits back at critics
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has replied to the criticism he received after last week’s Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Barca put me to sleep, hints Trap
Giovanni Trapattoni has hinted that Barcelona’s style of play “puts me to sleep” after praising Diego Simeone for his Atletico Madrid being “straight to the point”.
Xavi ‘doesn’t like Atleti style’
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has accused Atletico Madrid of playing too defensively as “I don’t enjoy watching teams who shut up shop”.
Rummenigge promises ‘great battle’
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is promising “a great battle” from Bayern Munich when they host Atletico Madrid for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
Simeone: Gabi sub not a conspiracy
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insisted his decision to substitute Gabi against Rayo Vallecano was not linked to accusations of communication between the pair.
Pep: Kill me if Atleti beat us!
Pep Guardiola has given journalists permission to “kill” him if Bayern Munich are eliminated by Atletico Madrid from the Champions League semi-finals.
Simeone ‘doesn’t fear’ Saul exit
Diego Simeone has made it clear that he sees Saul Niguez’s long-term future at Atletico Madrid ahead of Saturday’s derby against Rayo Vallecano.
Torres: Nothing comparable to CL
Fernando Torres says “winning the Champions League is the only thing left for me to experience” at Atletico Madrid as “nothing would be comparable”.
Cerezo hits back at Pep criticism
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has hit back at Pep Guardiola’s criticism of the Vicente Calderon grass. “We’ve played on this grass all season...”
Atleti’s Simeone appeal rejected
The RFEF’s Appeals Committee has dismissed Atletico Madrid’s appeal for Diego Simeone’s three-match ban to be upheld.
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