Isco slams 'shameful' journalist for Madrid v Juventus coverage

Gareth Bale was hooked at half-time of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final win

Blaise Matuidi brought the sides level on aggregate with an hour gone before a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in added time settled the match.

Many other Premier League clubs are said to be similarly put off his age, although some have indicated that could change if both his wages and Real's presumed asking price came down.

"But I don't know, to be honest". "We just keep on doing what we do".

Real was missing influential captain Sergio Ramos through suspension and Mandzukic headed Juventus in front when the game was only 76 seconds old, meeting a sumptuous cross from former Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

The Madrid star was angered by Spanish radio and television presenter Juanma Castano describing the European champions' controversial elimination of Juve on Wednesday as "a scandal" and "a robbery", following a late penalty given in Lucas Vazquez's favour at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"What happened to Barca was never going to happen to us, we're Real Madrid", said the Brazilian, channelling Madrid's usual self-confidence, which has not waned even following a dismal domestic campaign, which has seen them drop down to fourth in the Liga standings, 15 points behind leaders Barca. Zinedine Zidane is reportedly set to rotate his squad as he aims for them to be as fresh as possible for the Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.

Previous year they suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Bayern Munich before reaching the last four after extra-time. I can't believe people say such things.

The task for Madrid between now and the semi-final is to try and win their games, while at the same time ensuring key players are in peak form for Europe and Zidane will make changes accordingly.



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