CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
REAL MADRID v ATLETICO MADRID
If Atletico Madrid win the Champions League in Lisbon on Sunday morning (Singapore time), it will be the ultimate Cinderella story.
SEMI-FINAL, SECOND LEG
CHELSEA 1 ATLETICO MADRID 3
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL, 2ND LEG
CHELSEA 1 (Fernando Torres 36)
ATLETICO MADRID 3 (Adrian Lopez 44, Diego Costa 60-pen, Arda Turan 72)
- Atletico win 3-1 on aggregate
Once more, Jose Mourinho took things right to the edge.
Once again, the Portuguese got what he wanted: A goal-less away draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-finals.
It seems like nothing is going to stop Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim from owning a European football club.
Reports in both Italian and Spanish media have linked him to Italian giants AC Milan.
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With Manchester United manager David Moyes reportedly given a 200 million pound ($415m) war chest, United's fans' imagination has been working overtime on who they should sign.
TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
THEY huffed and they puffed, and maybe even gave Atletico Madrid a scare or two.
TNP PICTURE: GAVIN FOO
He got the most cheers and applause from the Jalan Besar crowd as he stepped on to the pitch in the 59th minute.
For Singapore's Hariss Harun, and to some extent, Safuwan Baharudin, tonight's glamour friendly against Atletico Madrid could be their ticket to Europe.
Diego Simeone, the 43-year-old Atletico Madrid coach, who once likened his own playing style to “holding a knife between my teeth”, still looked like he could take to the pitch and upend the opposition with his biting tackles.
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