Champions league

Ronaldo hails Real Madrid's pivotal Champions League experience

Ronaldo's first-leg hat-trick put Los Blancos in command ahead of Tuesday's return fixture at the Vicente Calderon, where Isco's goal proved crucial in thwarting a potential Atletico comeback after early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann.

And Ronaldo highlighted Isco's strike as the crucial moment in the tie.

"We knew that with a goal we would kill them, we had more experience and we showed it," Ronaldo to El Larguero

Juventus into Champions League final

Juventus, who ran out 4-1 aggregate winners, will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, who meet in the other semi-final at the Vicente Calderon Stadium tomorrow with Real leading 3-0.

The final is in Cardiff on June 3.

Brazilian Alves provided the cross for Mario Mandzukic to score the first goal in the semi-final, second leg and then added the second himself with an explosive strike to effectively finish off the tie by half-time.

The dream still lives as Leicester storms into Champions League quarters

The team was down and almost out in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Spain, losing 2-0 until a late away goal by Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes hope.

Madang FC beaten 5-0 by AS Magenta

AS Magenta’s Nicolas Marin booted the first and only goal of the first half from a penalty kick in the 25th minute to give the home side a 1-0 lead.

The flood gates opened up in the second half starting from the 60 minute mark when Shene Jean Francois Welepane latched onto a cross from Marin to slot the ball past Madang’s Glen Agat.

AS Magenta scored again in the 69th and 73rd minute before finishing it off with a powerful strike from Joseph Athale that beat Agat in the 85th minute and cap off an easy win.

Vardy gives Foxes a lifeline

Pablo Sarabia gave the home side a deserved lead in the 25th minute when he powered a header in off the far post, before Joaquin Correa doubled the hosts' advantage in the 62nd minute.

Correa also saw his penalty turned away by Kasper Schmeichel in a one-sided first half, while Vitolo and Adil Rami both hit the woodwork after the break.

Gunners blasted by Bayern in Champions League

Thiago Alcantara struck twice on Thursday (AEDT) and Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and substitute Thomas Mueller were also on target as the Bavarians, struggling for form recently, inflicted Arsenal's first defeat of the season in Europe's premier club competition.

Alexis Sanchez had equalised for the visitors, scoring on the rebound after Manuel Neuer saved his 30th-minute penalty.

The sides meet for the second leg in London on March 8.

Casermiro wonder goal puts Real in control

PSG rout Barca to take control

In one of the most remarkable performances in the competition's history, the Ligue 1 champions completely dominated Barca at the Parc des Princes, taking the lead through Di Maria's free-kick after 18 minutes.

Julian Draxler added a second in the 40th minute before Di Maria curled home their third from the edge of the box 10 minutes after half-time.

Edinson Cavani sealed the rout with a low strike to put PSG in a formidable position ahead of the second leg at the Nou Camp on March 8.

Man City: Yaya Toure left out of Champions League squad

City could not include more than 17 overseas players in their squad.

And Guardiola still has 18 on his books, despite letting four foreign internationals leave before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Clubs can change three players after the group stage but Toure, 33, will not be able to play against Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic and Barcelona.

The Ivory Coast international has played a major part in all City's trophy wins since he was bought from Barcelona, then managed by Guardiola, for £24m in 2010.

Celtic hang on to reach Champions League

Beaten 2-0 in Israel, Brendan Rodgers' side progressed on the strength of their 5-2 win in Glasgow last week.

Celtic keeper Craig Gordon saved Maharan Radi's penalty shortly before he was beaten by Ben Sahar's header.