The first legs of the UEFA Champions League semifinals take place this week, as two La Liga clubs hope to take steps toward making the 2016 final a repeat of the 2014 Madrid Derby final. That final, of course, carries one of the most deceptive score lines in soccer history, as Sergio Ramos’ stoppage time goal pushed Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid into stoppage time before Real completed the comeback with three extra time goals to win 4-1. [ MORE: Pardew says LVG’s career could hinge on FA Cup ] The roadblocks to a rematch are massive; Atletico Madrid has to knock off Bayern Munich while Real will square off with Manchester City. Manchester City vs. Real Madrid — 2:45 p.m. ET Tuesday There’s no love lost between Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini and his former employers. The Argentine was sacked after a season in which he won 75 percent of his matches for Real, leading to the legendary comment, “It’s no good having an orchestra with the 10 best guitarists if I don’t have a pianist.” And so Pellegrini’s defiant final months as Man City boss continues with the chance to also tick off a former club. So he’s got that… Read full this story
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