Posts Tagged Madrid

40 years later, Seattle and Portland still angry rivals

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Gonzalo Pineda knows what makes a good rivalry.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Barcelona to meet Bayern, Juventus gets Madrid in semifinals

Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola instructs his players during the soccer Champions League quarterfinal second leg match between Bayern Munich and FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a pairing of coach Pep Guardiola’s past and present teams, Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Real Madrid, Juventus reach Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid's Chicharito celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the second leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul White)

MADRID (AP) — Javier Hernandez scored off a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 88th minute, and defending champion Real Madrid beat crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Injury-hit Madrid hosts Atletico in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a training session in Madrid, Spain Tuesday April 21, 2015. Real Madrid will play Atletico Madrid Wednesday in a Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match in Madrid.(AP Photo/Paul White)

MADRID (AP) — If beating Atletico Madrid wasn’t hard enough for Real Madrid, the defending champions must now find a way to better their crosstown rivals in the Champions League without four of their most important players.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

AP’s European week in photos

In this April 14, 2015 file photo Atletico's Mario Mandzukic, right, argues with referee Milorad Mazic, left, from Serbia after suffering an injury during the Champions League quarterfinal, first leg soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, file)

The image of Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez celebrating a goal at Wembley is perfectly juxtaposed against the background of horrified Reading supporters at the FA Cup semifinal. In a gentler image, cyclists in the Amstel Gold race in The Netherlands rush past a tree in spring bloom.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,