Real Madrid leaving their team dinner | May 14, 2013
Real Madrid 4-3 Real Valladolid | La Liga (Match Day 34)
“We have worked here for three years and the fans are more or less happy with the results, and we always respect them.” […] “I haven’t heard what [Pepe] said and if he said that, at no point has anyone been disrespected in the three years we’ve been working here and to disrespect one player would be to disrespect all twenty-five players. We have always chosen the 11 players we think will win. Status doesn’t play a part here. A lack of respect would have been to not select a player that is playing well in favour of another. There is no lack of respect.” — Aitor Karanka
Real Madrid 4-2 Real Valladolid | Ronaldo 70’
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Özil are the most lethal duo in Spanish football in 2 decades — 32 goals created between the pair.
Real Madrid 3-2 Real Valladolid | Kaká 49’
- Real Madrid has won every official game in which Kaká has scored or assisted (41-0-0).
Real Madrid 2-1 Real Valladolid | Ronaldo 32’
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid | UCL (Semi-final, 1st leg)
- Ronaldo: 43’ (Higuaín assist)“The best team by far won. Individually and collectively Dortmund were better and deserved their victory. They were first to every ball and were far more intense than us. We found it hard to hold onto possession when they pressed. I think all of my players gave it their all. We can come back.” — José Mourinho“We were lacking in attitude and I point to myself first when I say that. It will be very difficult in the return leg at home but we must remain confident and try to react. When the draw for the semi-finals was made a lot of people thought this was going to be easy for us but this is a German team we are talking about; they are a great side.” — Sergio Ramos
Athletic Bilbao 0-3 Real Madrid | Higuaín 76’
“I’m happy because of the win and because I played and scoring a goal is important. We won well, but at times we had problems because Athletic are a good team. This is a stadium where we know how to play and it is a very special place because we won the League here last year.” — Gonzalo Higuaín
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid | Ronaldo 2’
- Since joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo leads La Liga in direct free kick goals (12).
Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid (3-5 agg.) | UCL QF 2nd legReal Madrid advance to the UCL semi-finals and will learn their opponent Friday at 1 PM CEST.
- Essien - pain in right leg
- Ronaldo - injured right leg
- Pepe - injured left leg
- Higuaín - injured left leg and foot