Thursday, December 12, 2013
The 64-year-old chastised los Blancos' transfer policy and pleaded for clubs to live within their means, citing former team Bayern Munich as an example
The Real Madrid star amassed more than two-thirds of the vote following his record-breaking run of form, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic a distant second.
The Barcelona winger believes the Premier League clubs represent the toughest fixtures his side could face in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The former Schalke and Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper feels the reigning German champion must accept that time will soon catch up on the star trio.
After another eventful evening of highs and lows, the number of Champions League contenders was whittled down to 16 and we take a look back at how all of the drama unfolded.
The 29-year-old Peruvian attacker has declared that the Gelsenkirchen side is ready, willing and able to take on any team in Europe.
The Italy international was proud of the 10-man Rossoneri's spirited showing at San Siro, as they qualified for the round of 16 with a scoreless draw with the Dutch champion.
The Argentine was devastated after the Partenopei became the first team in the history of Europe's premier club cup competition to be eliminated after amassing 12 points.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The defender admitted he suspected he was offside for the side's controversial second goal, while dedicating the win to under-fire coach Jens Keller
The Blaugrana boss lauded the Brazilian despite admitting he started slowly against Celtic, while branding his team's showing the best of the season
The BVB utility man was overcome by emotion after sealing his side's Champions League progression, with captain Sebastian Kehl celebrating by drinking beer back at the team hotel.
The coach joked that he "lost a few kilos" as the Rossoneri edged past the Dutch giants to secure a spot in the last 16 behind Barcelona in Group H
The Scottish side bowed out of the Champions League with a whimper following a 6-1 loss at Camp Nou, and its manager blasted his squad's lack of bravery and mental strength
The coach was furious with the hosts' time-wasting tactics at San Siro, but praised his team for playing "twice as good" as the Rossoneri
The hosts defeated Arsenal 2-0 but were eliminated on head-to-head goal difference, and the defender shared his deep disappointment at his side's narrow European exit.
The visitors needed to win at Vicente Calderon but instead were turned over by the victorious Rojiblancos on Wednesday.
The visitors set a record-low points haul to reach the last 16 after they were obliterated by the Austrians which ended their nation's 12-year wait for a Champions League win.
The Rossoneri become the only Italian team to make it through to the last 16 after surviving Riccardo Montolivo's red card to claim a crucial draw.
The Partenopei were incredibly unlucky to be eliminated despite finishing on 12 points, while Massimiliano Allegri's men hung on by their fingernails to progress to the last 16
The visitors sealed a spot in the Champions League last 16 in the dampest fashion, losing but going through thanks to Porto's defeat at Atletico Madrid.