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Chelsea's goalkeeper Cech collides with  Atletico Madrid's Raul Garcia during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea in pictures

World Soccer's best pictures from last night's Champions League semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea at the Vicente Calderon stadium.

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Costa on the mend

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa who badly gashed his knee when colliding with a goal post after scoring against Getafe at the weekend, looks certain to be fit to face…

Borussia Dortmund's Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against WfL Wolfsburg during German soccer cup semi-final match in Dortmund

Ton up for Dortmund’s Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski scored his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to help them to a place in the German Cup final after beating Wolfsburg 2-0 to set them up for a…