Manchester City rose as Atletico Madrid tried to bully them and secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals

6:30 p.m. ET Rob DawsonCorresponding MADRID — On a night when Atletico Madrid tried everything to make Manchester City lose their minds, Pep Guardiola’s players showed they had the steel as well as the silk to win the Champions League. In the end, it was the home side who lost their temper when Brazilian defender … Read more

Benzema’s brilliance contrasts with Lukaku’s misfortune as Real Madrid take control of Champions League quarter-finals

LONDON — At least Stamford Bridge got to see a top striker finally settle a big game. The inconvenient truth for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel is that it was Karim Benzema, a 34-year-old who is somehow improving with age, who turned that Champions League quarter-final perhaps irrevocably into Real Madrid’s favor in Wednesday’s 3-1 win. … Read more