Real Madrid star Marcelo denied the Champions League holders have an attitude problem after sinking to a new European low.
CSKA Moscow completed a shock double over Real Madrid by winning 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but it was not enough to earn them a place in the Europa League.
Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez told his team to move on from Cristiano Ronaldo after their goalscoring struggles continued on Tuesday.
Real Madrid’s poor form continued as the Champions League holders, shorn of star names, fell to a 1-0 loss away to an organised CSKA Moscow side in Group G.
The draw for the Uefa Europa League semi-final draw took place on Friday and saw Premier League outfit Arsenal being drawn against Atletico Madrid.
Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal were ‘on the ropes’ against CSKA Moscow before a late salvo secured a 2-2 draw in Thursday’s second leg and a 6-3 aggregate win in the Europa League quarter-final.
Arsenal are through to the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow in their quarter-final second leg led them to a 6-3 aggregate victory on Thursday evening, writes DEAN WORKMAN.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette led the way as Arsenal crushed CSKA Moscow 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, putting the Gunners in complete control of the tie.
Romelu Lukaku continued his scintillating start to life at Manchester United with a double in their comfortable 4-1 Champions League win at over-matched CSKA Moscow.
Tottenham Hotspur travelled to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday and finally wore the side down to claim the full three points.