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Pep Guardiola says fans can kill him if Atletico beat Bayern Munich
Pep Guardiola says fans can kill him if Atletico beat Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola will be the manager of Manchester City next seasonBayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola remains confident of progressing to the Champions League finals despite losing the first leg to Atletico Madrid 1-0. Saul Niguez scored a stunning goal to hand the Bavarians a narrow defeat.Guardiola made some questionable decisions during the match such as not starting Thomas Muller and he explained it as a purely strategic decision."The reas

Apr 30 2016
Marco Reus taunts Bayern Munich with Tweet after they lost to Atletico Madrid
Marco Reus taunts Bayern Munich with Tweet after they lost to Atletico Madrid

Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus was quick to mock Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich when they lost to Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The 26-year-old took to Twitter to mock the club who have time and again poached Borussia Dortmund's best players. His Tweet was immediately deleted but as is with social media, someone had a screenshot ready. Marco Reus' tweetThe Tweet t

Apr 30 2016
Why Bayern Munich and Mats Hummels should not be criticized for his decision to leave Borussia Dortmund
Why Bayern Munich and Mats Hummels should not be criticized for his decision to leave Borussia Dortmund

Mats Hummels could soon trade the black-and-yellow kit for the all-red kitFirst, it was Mario Gotze. Then it was Robert Lewandowski. Now, Borussia Dortmund could lose yet another faithful servant to Bayern Munich – their captain Mats Hummels. Dortmund officially confirmed on their website yesterday that Hummels requested a transfer to Bayern Munich in the summer. The 27-year-old defender has been linked to numerous European clubs, most

Apr 29 2016
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career

This season of football has seen the emergence of a few talented footballers who have gone on and achieved great things with their club. Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli has been a revelation for the club ending his season on a high by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Similarly, Arsenal have brought on another one of their youth products to the fore in Alex Iwobi and who can ignore the brilliant Marcus Rashford who has time a

Apr 29 2016
Borussia Dortmund officially confirm Mats Hummels has asked to rejoin Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund officially confirm Mats Hummels has asked to rejoin Bayern Munich

Mats Hummels has expressed his desire to rejoin Bayern MunichBorussia Dortmund have confirmed on their official website that their captain and defender Mats Hummels has asked to move back to Bayern Munich in the summer. The 27-year-old had been linked with a move back to his former club as well as with some of Europe's top clubs in recent weeks.After losing the likes of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to the Munich club, Hummels looks like

Xabi Alonso doesn't feel Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win will be decisive
Xabi Alonso doesn't feel Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win will be decisive

Xabi Alonso directs play in the game against Atletico MadridBayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted their 0-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final has given the Spanish football team "a good advantage" but warned it was not decisive.Saul Niguez scored a fantastic individual goal in the first half to hand Atletico the win here on Wednesday. The return leg match at Munich is schedule

Apr 28 2016
5 times rivals met in the UEFA Champions League final
5 times rivals met in the UEFA Champions League final

Sergio Ramos scored an important goal for Real Madrid against Atletico in the 2014 finalThe UEFA Champions League is a competition which pits the best in Europe against each other as they do battle for the ultimate prize in club football.This leads up to nights which are etched onto the minds of football fans as the very best of European Football produce some of their very best to not only wow the watching world but also to write their names into

Apr 28 2016
5 central defenders Barcelona should target to partner Gerard Pique
5 central defenders Barcelona should target to partner Gerard Pique

Nobody has been able to adequately replace Carles Puyol at BarcelonaBarcelona are desperately in need of a central defender with the likes of Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen destined for the exit this summer. While Javier Mascherano has impressed while playing in that position and Marc Bartra catching the eye often, the Catalans need a solid ball-playing central defender who can carve a niche out for himself alongside the ever present Gerard Pique.&

Apr 28 2016
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich - Player ratings
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich - Player ratings

Simeone saw his side pick up a win in the first legAtletico Madrid pipped Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals, thanks to a brilliant solo goal from Saul Niguez. The Spaniard skillfully danced his way through the Bayern defense and put the ball past Manuel Neuer with a world-class finish.Atletico managed to keep Bayern at bay in a fantastic tactical battle as they stayed compact and essentially cancelled out

Apr 28 2016
Who said what: World reacts to Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League
Who said what: World reacts to Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Saul scored a spectacular goal last nightA wondergoal from Saul Niguez in the 12th minute gave Atletico Madrid a vital 1-0 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. The visitors came close to an equalizer multiple times in the second half, hitting the woodwork along the way, but Atletico held on for the victory, giving them the advantage going into the second leg.Here is how various pundits, play

Apr 28 2016
Stats: Records broken after Atletico Madrid's win over Bayern Munich
Stats: Records broken after Atletico Madrid's win over Bayern Munich

Atletico have a slender advantage against BayernBayern Munich suffered defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid, after a wondergoal from Saul Niguez in the 10th minute of the game gave them a 1-0 lead to take to Germany in the second leg.Pep Guardiola learned the hard way how tough it is to breakdown Atletico Madrid as Bayern couldn’t find a way through. He will have to reconfigure and recalculate his tactics against Simeone when th

Apr 28 2016
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich – 5 talking points
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich – 5 talking points

Saul scored an incredible goal for Atletico Atletico Madrid outfought Bayern Munich 1-0 on the night at the Vicente Calderon to grab a crucial lead before the second leg. It was a fiercely contested game which saw Atletico completely stifle the Bayern attack before Saul Niguez scored a fantastic individual effort for the home side. Pep Guardiola was left frustrated on the night as his star-studded attacking line-up was unable to score e

Apr 28 2016
UEFA Champions League - Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich: Tactical Analysis
UEFA Champions League - Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich: Tactical Analysis

Simeone’s tactics were spot on against MunichIn the first-leg, semi-final UEFA Champions League battle between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, both teams clashed to gain an upper hand in their quest to reach the holy grail of European club football.As it turned out, Atletico won out by a slender margin of just one goal, scored by Saul Niguez. In truth, it was a smashing solo strike from the 21-year-old Spaniard worthy of winnin

Apr 28 2016
Twitter hails Atletico Madrid after their win over Bayern Munich
Twitter hails Atletico Madrid after their win over Bayern Munich

Saul’s wondergoal gave Atletico the winAtletico Madrid will take a 1-0 advantage to the Allianz Arena after Saul Niguez’s brilliant individual goal sent the Vicente Calderon into ecstasy. Diego Simeone once again marshalled his troops into producing a defensive masterclass to deny Pep Guardiola’s Bayern MunichHere’s how Twitter reacted to the game:Atletico called on Saul to get past Bayern Munich. pic.twitter.com

Apr 28 2016
Saul wondergoal gives Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 win as Guardiola's Bayern Munich falter
Saul wondergoal gives Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 win as Guardiola's Bayern Munich falter

Saul gave Atletico the lead with a brilliant left-footed strikeA wondergoal from Saul Niguez in the 12th minute gave Atletico Madrid a vital 1-0 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. The visitor's came close to an equalizer multiple times in the second half, hitting the woodwork along the way, but Atletico held on for the victory, giving them the advantage going into  the second leg.Lineups:Di

Apr 28 2016
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