“We’ve written history in gold letters”, FC Barcelona captain Roger Riera beamed after leading his team to the UEFA Youth League with Munir El Haddadi joining him in praising the team ethic that carved out success in Nyon.
Benfica proud despite defeat
Captain João Nunes and SL Benfica team-mate Nuno Santos told UEFA.com of the pride of their achievements in the UEFA Youth League despite their final defeat to FC Barcelona, with coach João Tralhão also drawing upon the “enriching experiences from this competition.”
UEFA Youth League final preview
Ahead of Monday's UEFA Youth League final, UEFA.com spoke to SL Benfica coach Joao Carlos Valdao Tralho and his FC Barcelona counterpart, Jordi Vinyals.
Riera relief at Barcelona progress
FC Barcelona captain Roger Riera expressed his delight at making the final of a competition that “compares you to the great forces of football in Europe” after the 1-0 win over FC Schalke 04. Opposite number Pascal Itter told UEFA.com of his pride at the way his team had conducted themselves throughout the UEFA Youth League.
Benfica belief as Madrid exit with pride
Rochinha praised the belief of SL Benfica after they qualified for the inaugural UEFA Youth League final with a 4-0 win over Real Madrid CF, whose coach told UEFA.com that the competition has developed his team.
Barcelona youngsters adding to 'beautiful history'
FC Barcelona coach Jordi Vinyals says that he believes the current crop of youngsters are "going to be part of our beautiful history" as they go into the UEFA Youth League final four, while current senior star Alexis Sanchez says they have "unbelievable potential".
Madrid youngsters following their dreams
UEFA Youth League semi-finalists, Real Madrid CF coach Luis Miguel Ramis says that the competition is allowing the club's youngsters to "dream" of emulating their heroes in the first team.
Rochinha's Youth League 'dream' run
Benfica SL's Rochinha says that his side's run to the last-four of the UEFA Youth League is a "dream of the whole group" as they now now attempt to claim further success in Nyon.
Schalke relishing Youth League experience
After making it into the last-four of the UEFA Youth League FC Schalke 04's Pascal Itter and coach Nobert Elgert go to Nyon confident of further success in a competition that has helped them "develop a lot".
Benfica joy after City win
SL Benfica coach João Tralhão lauded his players for a “perfect” performance after they came from behind to defeat Manchester City FC and make the UEFA Youth League semi-finals, while City’s Patrick Vieira remained “proud” of his team despite pointing to missed opportunities.
Barcelona delight at semi-final spot
FC Barcelona coach Jordi Vinyals revealed that he was pleased with the way that his team overcame the pressure as they made the UEFA Youth League semi-finals with victory against Arsenal FC, whose Steve Gatting said his team’s experience will put them in good stead for the future.
Schalke delight in ‘perfect‘ display
FC Schalke 04 coach Norbert Elgert was full of praise for his side as they defeated Chelsea FC 3-1 to book a place in the UEFA Youth League semi-finals, lauding there performance as “nearly perfect”.
Paris-Real Madrid highlights
Watch the highlights of the UEFA Youth League quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Real Madrid CF.
Madrid delight at last-four spot
Real Madrid CF coach Luis Miguel Ramis and defender Francisco Jose Rodriguez told UEFA.com of their joy at overcoming a man advantage to defeat Paris Saint-Germain FC and earn a semi-final place in the UEFA Youth League, while Paris coach Laurent Bonadei reflected on the benefits of the competition.
Keller lauds 'fantastic' Youth League
FC Schalke 04 coach Jens Keller says that the UEFA Youth League is a "fantastic footballing experience" for the club's youngsters as they prepare for the round of 16.
Zubizarreta hails 'extraordinary competition'
A legend of the club as a player, Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta tells UEFA.com that the UEFA Youth League is playing an important part in the development of the club's young players.
Route to UEFA Youth League final mapped out
The 16 sides qualified from the group stage know the path they must tread to win the UEFA Youth League after the draw for the competition's knockout phase was made.
Napoli and Arsenal joy at reaching last 16
UEFA.com hears from SSC Napoli and Arsenal FC after the Italian side won 2-1 to join their English opponents in the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League, with both teams underlining the value of the competition to the players' development.
Morientes: Youth League offers 'important step'
Three times a UEFA Champions League winner with the club, Fernando Morientes is now looking at Real Madrid CF's UEFA Youth League players and the benefits of it as part of their “continuous learning process”.
Mixed feelings after Paris draw
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Bonadei told UEFA.com that he had "a lot of regret" after his side conceded a late equaliser against Olympiacos FC, whose Bernd Storck was "happy" to take a point.