CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde accepts criticism is ‘part of the territory’ but denies Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique asked him to explain Roma’s comeback.
Champions League holders Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the competition, while Roma play Liverpool.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes his side ‘taught Barcelona a football lesson’ in their 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.
Former Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert has blamed ‘the football mafia’ for Real Madrid progressing past Juventus in the Champions League.
Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo insists his side ‘must be happy’ to be in the semi-final draw but added they must ‘learn’ from their defeat to Juventus.
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes recalls ‘nobody believed’ his side could reach the Champions League last four this season.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli believes Real Madrid’s late penalty on Wednesday night is evidence of ‘UEFA against Italian clubs’.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has explained Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ‘has to accept’ the late penalty decision against his side.
Former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero has questioned Gianluigi Buffon’s criticism of Champions League referee Michael Oliver.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini insists ‘it is not surprising’ his side were beaten by a late Real Madrid penalty, due to Bayern Munich’s experience last year.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon blasted referee Michael Oliver for ‘losing the plot’ and having ‘a trash can in place of a heart’.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has lamented refereeing decisions in his side’s Champions League elimination by Real Madrid.
Vincenzo Montella felt Sevilla went out of the Champions League with ‘pride’ after their stalemate at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Marcelo insists ‘what happened to Barcelona wasn’t going to happen to us because we’re Real Madrid’.
Zinedine Zidane appreciated Real Madrid’s Champions League progression as ‘we were great at Juventus but everything was the other way round here’.
Cristiano Ronaldo claims he ‘doesn’t understand’ why Juventus protested Real Madrid’s penalty but believes ‘we were fair winners’ overall.
Lucas Vazquez insists he was right to have won a penalty for Real Madrid against Juventus as Medhi Benatia ‘ran me down’.
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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has praised his Real Madrid counterpart Keylor Navas for his ‘psychological strength’.
Zinedine Zidane would prefer Real Madrid to be winning La Liga ahead of any other trophy as it ‘motivates me and the players’ the most.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has called on his teammates to ‘play for pride’ in the second leg of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane insists his side will be fully focused on winning on the night against Juventus on Wednesday.
Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia insists the team have ‘cleansed their mind’ from back-to-back defeats to Bayern Munich and Celta Vigo.
Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias insists his club still ‘believe’ in Champions League progression but must ‘show their best version’.
Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has vented his ‘disgust’ at the defeat to Roma and explained: “Messi cannot win the Champions League alone.”
Roma’s matchwinner Kostas Manolas has described how his side ‘kept believing’ they could eliminate Barcelona in the Champions League.
Edin Dzeko has promises there is ‘more to come’ from Roma in the Champions League after their shock elimination of Barcelona.
Roma sporting director Monchi believes the other three semi-finalists in the Champions League will now ‘fear’ the Serie A side.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco insists his team should now be targeting the Champions League final after eliminating Barcelona.
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