Tuchel: No one wants to play against Chelsea in Champions League quarters

Thomas Tuchel believes no one wants to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals after the in-form Blues eliminated Atletico Madrid. Chelsea outclassed LaLiga leaders Atletico 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to progress to the last eight 3-0 on aggregate. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson scored as Chelsea extended their unbeaten streak to 14 matches in all competitions, and 13 since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard on January 26 – the longest undefeated start to a tenure by any Chelsea manager in history. Chelsea are yet to concede a goal in…

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UCL: ‘Real Madrid still hungry for Champions League GLORY’ Modric

Luka Modric believes Real Madrid’s older players are still hungry for Champions League glory. Croatia midfielder Modric, 35, has lifted the trophy four times with Madrid since he joined them in 2012 and is the eldest of seven players in their squad aged 30 or over. Sergio Ramos (34), Karim Benzema (33), Marcelo (32), Toni Kroos (31), Nacho (31) and Eden Hazard (30) are the other Madrid players of a certain vintage. Los Blancos did not make it beyond the last 16 in the previous two seasons after defeats to…

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Simeone backs Suarez to use goalscoring ‘gift’ against Chelsea

Diego Simeone hopes Luis Suarez can use his goalscoring “gift” when Atletico Madrid face Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday. Suarez is enjoying a fine season with Atletico, scoring 16 goals in 24 games in all competitions since joining from Barcelona. However, he is without a goal or assist in four Champions League games this season. He has scored in each of his previous seven campaigns in the competition. Atletico coach Simeone said the Uruguayan provided his team with a huge boost. “For all competitions, not only the Champions…

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