Featured Matches
Previous
Liverpool
Manchester City
(3) 2
(1) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Guadalajara
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Trencin
Hull City
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Mlada Boleslav
Lyon
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Aberdeen
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Shakhter Karagandy
Hajduk Split
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Astana 1964
AIK Solna
1
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Neftchi Baku PFC
Chikhura Sachkhere
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Omonia Nicosia
Metalurg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Astra Giurgiu
Liberec
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ruch Chorzow
Esbjerg FB
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Moscow
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Elfsborg
FH Hafnarfjordur
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Karabükspor
Rosenborg
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Mlada Boleslav
Lyon
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AS Trencin
Hull City
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Brommapojkarna
Torino
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
St. Pölten
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Minsk
CFR Cluj-Napoca
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
IFK Goteborg
Rio Ave
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Molde
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Ermis Aradippou
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
RNK Split
FC Chornomorets Odessa
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
S.V. Zulte Waregem
Shakhter Soligorsk
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Petrolul Ploiesti
Viktoria Plzen
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Víkingur Gøta
Rijeka
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Mainz
Asteras Tripolis
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Diosgyor VTK
Kuban Krasnodar
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Lech Poznan
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Sarajevo
Atromitos
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Aberdeen
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Club Brugge
Brøndby
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
St Johnstone
FC Spartak Trnava
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
SV Grödig Amateure
Zimbru Chisinau
7:05 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Guadalajara
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Londrina
Santos FC
12:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
Paysandu SC
12:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Unión Comercio
Sport Huancayo
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Melgar
San Martin
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
León de Huánuco
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sky Blue FC
Western New York Flash
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Chicharito: Inter interest pleases me | Zaha

Transfers about an hour ago
Read

Napoli want Fellaini | Chicharito on Inter

Transfer news about an hour ago
Read

Southampton's ex appeal

WhoScored 6 hours ago
Read
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Apr 10, 2014

Courtois won't face Chelsea - Atletico

ESPN FC commentator Mark Donaldson recaps Atletico Madrid's unlikely victory over Barcelona to advance to the Champions League semi-finals.

Thibaut Courtois will not play against Chelsea should they be paired with Atletico Madrid in Friday's Champions League semifinal draw, the Spanish club's president has confirmed.

• Hunter: Atleti exultant as Barca compromise their style
• Delaney: From history to hysterics
• Tomas: Disappointing Barca crash out of Europe
Madrid media hail Atletico progress
Poll: Who will win the Champions League?

Courtois -- currently on loan at Atletico from Chelsea -- has played a significant role in the Spanish side's success this season both at home and abroad. Los Rojiblancos are currently top of La Liga and remain the only unbeaten team in the Champions League, having conceded the fewest goals.

Atletico progressed to the last four of the European Cup for the first time in 40 years with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Barcelona after Koke's goal gave them a 1-0 win at home in Wednesday's second leg at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Club president Enrique Cerezo has told Spanish radio Onda Cero that "a large quantity of money" -- which AS reports to be three million euros per match -- would need to be paid to Chelsea as per the two clubs' loan agreement.

"The problem is whether Courtois can play if we get Chelsea in the draw," he said. "There is something in the contract. For him to play we would have to pay a large quantity of money, a figure we cannot pay."

UEFA rules prevent players being barred from featuring against other clubs, but European football's governing body cannot stop such clauses being inserted into loan agreements.

Courtois is into his third year on loan at Atletico having signed for Chelsea from Genk at the age of 19. He won the Europa League and Copa del Rey trophies during his first two years in Spain.

Cerezo and Atletico head coach Diego Simeone have both said they want to make Courtois' stay permanent this summer, while the 21-year-old said earlier this month that he would make a decision on his future this week.

Atletico would likely be forced to field second choice goalkeeper Dani Aranzubia, 34, who has featured only twice this season. His first outing was in December's 2-0 Champions League group-stage win at home to Porto, which came after Atletico had already qualified for the knockout stages.

His most recent appearance came in February's 2-0 Liga defeat to Almeria, in which he was at fault for both goals and was sent off.

Earlier this season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho described his two goalkeepers as "the best in the world."

Responding to questions about Cech's milestone 300th league appearance for Chelsea, Mourinho described his No. 1 as "fantastic," and said his young understudy was "the best young goalkeeper" in the game. 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.