SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPANISH FOOTBALL TEAMS | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WEDNESDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

SPANISH FOOTBALL TEAMS | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WEDNESDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

The last two Spanish Football Clubs with UEFA Champions League Group duties played their games tonight with positive outcomes, but hard worked by but sides. Here are the final results along with all the goalscorers.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014

Atletico de Madrid hosted Juventus FC in their Group A clash with the following starting 11:

Moya; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Ansaldi; Tiago, Koke, Saúl, Arda Turan; Raul García & Mandzukic.

A must win situation for the Spanish Football Club in order to remain open for Group qualification. Atletico de Madrid did not disappoint with a gutsy 1 - 0 win which was won with sweat & heart.

The reality was that these two teams are similar & have plenty of muscle in the midfield that neutralised each other for most of the game. Both teams showed their teeth all match with hard play, strict tactical positioning & creating little real chances. 

Atletico de Madrid pulled from heart in the second half & took advantage of a tiring Italian side that was paying for their tremendous first half effort. The grid-lock was broken in the 74th min when Atletico defender Juanfran crossed into the squared & the ball found Arda Turan who scored the winner. Atletico de Madrid Coach Simeone then took off forwards & packed more the midfield to secure the result. 

A great win for Atletico de Madrid who put in an amazing match of pressure Football neutralizing Tevez & Llorente, apart for "destroying" the play making abilities of Juventus in the midfield. The Italian can leave with their head up high as they too proved "rocky", courageous & had their chances to score.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014

Real Madrid travelled to Bulgaria (Sofia) to play Ludogorets in their Group B match with the following starting 11:

Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Illarra, Modric, Isco; Bale, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, & Cristiano Ronaldo.

The final result was a 1 - 2 victory to Real Madrid which had some serious scares & had to sweat to get their victory.

The Bulgarian Team showed plenty of personality & some great counter-attacking Football that really troubled Real Madrid all match. The Spaniards had to work & had some luck not to have finished with a draw. Iker Casillas had to pull off a flying save to secure the victory for Real Madrid. Speaking of goalkeepers the Ludogorets goalie Stojanov stopped a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in the 11th min & later made three more incredible saves, including a Bale header that had goal written on the ball. 


The Bulgarians scored first in the 6th min through Marcelinho - another corner-defensive lapse from Real Madrid. Then the Spaniards missed a penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo failed to convert, but he made up for it in the 24th min equalizing with another penalty opportunity. 

Real Madrid was not able to secure things until substitutes James & Benzema combined to see the Frenchman score from the Colombian pass in the 74th min. From this moment onwards Real Madrid suffered to the end to get their 3 points.

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