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Madrid take centre stage in Champions

Published: Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12.49CET
Real Madrid CF coach Carlo Ancelotti and midfielder Isco share the cover of the latest issue of Champions Matchday, the official UEFA Champions League magazine.
Madrid take centre stage in Champions
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Published: Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12.49CET

Madrid take centre stage in Champions

Real Madrid CF coach Carlo Ancelotti and midfielder Isco share the cover of the latest issue of Champions Matchday, the official UEFA Champions League magazine.

Champions Matchday goes to the Spanish capital on matchday five. Real Madrid CF coach Carlo Ancelotti and midfield schemer Isco are the cover stars. In two exclusive interviews, we discuss tactics with the four-time European Cup-winning Italian and chart the rapid rise of the 21-year-old playmaker.

Elsewhere, Fernando Morientes talks us through the makeup of the Merengues' 2002 UEFA Champions League-winning team, and we cross town to catch up with Club Atlético de Madrid No10 Arda Turan.

We also sit down with several of Europe's leading coaches: Roberto Mancini at Galatasaray AŞ, John van den Brom from RSC Anderlecht, Pavel Vrba of FC Viktoria Plzeň and Olympique de Marseille's Élie Baup.

On the field, Bayer 04 Leverkusen's prolific striker Stefan Kiessling offers his advice on finding the net, Celtic FC midfielder Kris Commons focuses on three points at home to AC Milan and Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera considers his career highlights.

On top of that, we look at Manchester United FC defender Phil Jones, explore the importance of the long pass, crunch the numbers on UEFA Champions League-winning trends, scout six underrated midfielders and map the lasting influence of AFC Ajax and FC Barcelona great Johan Cruyff.

Champions Matchday is the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League. It is available across Europe on the newsstand and also comes in digital versions which can be purchased via Apple Newsstand. You can also follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

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