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 By Robbie Dunne

Real Madrid's transformation in the Champions League is no magic trick

While there are subplots for both Bayern and Real Madrid, the entire FC panel is picking Madrid to go through to the UCL final.
Jupp Heynckes speaks of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane ahead of Bayern Munich's Champions League semifinal clash with Real Madrid.
Jupp Heynckes refused to be entertained by the possibility of swapping striker Robert Lewandowski for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid have us spellbound. So much so that they are starting to believe the stories about their special ability in the Champions League. "This competition is the hardest to win," Toni Kroos says. "Maybe that unleashes special powers in us."

For people watching a mediocre Los Blancos side show up week in and week out for a lost La Liga campaign, their form in that competition and their form in Europe are hard to correlate. They stand in stark juxtaposition, and that helps to compound the myth...

Barcelona U19s win UEFA Youth League: Five players to watch

The ESPN FC crew compare the Barcelona side that thrashed Sevilla 5-0 with the one that was upset by Roma in the Champions League.

BARCELONA -- On Tuesday, Barcelona's victorious under-19 team returned from Nyon. At the airport, a worker greeted them with a rendition of "Championes, Championes" and then belted out the club's anthem.

For the second time in the tournament's five-year existence, Barca won the UEFA Youth League, beating Chelsea 3-0 on Monday. They had beaten another English side, Manchester City, in a nine-goal thriller on Friday to make the final, before an Alejandro Marques brace and a late Abel Ruiz effort propelled...

 By Rob Train

Isco has gone from Real Madrid's odd man out to crowning jewel

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid scored some dazzling goals on their way to the Champions League semifinals for the eighth straight year.
ESPN's Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches where Liverpool take on AS Roma and Real Madrid face Bayern Munich.

The little magician, they call him. Disco Isco, the man with the moves like Jagger but none of the pouting and preening. Throughout most of the season, Zinedine Zidane's favourite trick has been making his midfielder disappear before the final whistle, the leader of the dance rarely hanging around for the final waltz. But on Wednesday, everything points to Isco starting and completing the full 90 minutes in the Allianz Arena.

Isco excelled against Malaga a week ago, scoring one and assisting...

Alaves' Alvaro Medran cries during interview because of lack of chances

Alvaro Medran showed his frustration over his lack of playing time at Alaves by crying during a postgame interview.

Medran, 24, on loan from Valencia, made his 17th league appearance for Alaves on Sunday at Las Palmas when he came on in the 74th minute. He scored his team's third goal five minutes later in a 4-0 triumph.

After his flying header hit the net, Medran put both hands to his face and looked to the sky.

"It's been very tough for me since December," Medran told Gol TV while crying. "I've...

 By Robbie Dunne

Out-of-favour Gareth Bale has won trophies, held up his end of the deal at Real Madrid

With Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid looking more uncertain each day, ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses the options available to the Wales international.
Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are showing no signs of sadness despite questions concerning their futures with Real Madrid.
The FC crew are split on whether Bayern Munich or Real Madrid is the likelier side to prevail in their Champions League semifinal tie.
The FC crew are split on whether Bayern Munich or Real Madrid is the likelier side to prevail in their Champions League semifinal tie.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the Champions League semifinal draw which sees Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid and Liverpool vs. AS Roma.

A lot has changed at Real Madrid since Zinedine Zidane declared that the "BBC are the best". It was November 2016 when the Real Madrid manager gushed about his front three: "All my players are the best, but BBC have a little more," he said.

Reports coming from Madrid on Friday suggest that Zidane has run out of patience with Gareth Bale and that his time at Real Madrid is coming to an end. It could very well be true that Real Madrid's loyalty to the player is fading fast. It seems, however, that...

Saul, Stefan Savic 4/10 as Atletico slump to blowout defeat at Real Sociedad

Diego Simeone is worried by Atletico Madrid's away form after a 3-0 loss at Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Diego Simeone is becoming increasingly confident Antoine Griezmann will remain with Atletico Madrid next season.

Atletico Madrid put in a dismal display and succumbed to their heaviest defeat of the season, crashing to a hap-hazard 3-0 defeat at Real Sociedad on Thursday night.

Things started badly, with La Real looking dangerous from the off and it took just 20 minutes before former Real Madrid man and Atleti kryptonite Willian Jose opened the scoring.

Following on from that, Atleti huffed and puffed but looked visibly shattered as the game wore on, shipping two goals to substitute Juanmi in the final...