Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the final of the German Cup after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 (Dortmund win 2-0 on penalties)Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the German Cup semi-finals 2-0 on penalties to(...)

Bayern Munich believe head coach Pep Guardiola will stay with the German club beyond his current contract. Photograph: Reuters.

Juventus may be in the semi-finals for the first time in 12 years but of all four clubs left in, the Italian side have the best record at this stage o(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi  and  Zlatan Ibrahimovic talk before a training session at  the Nou Camp  ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc accepts his side face an almost impossible mission trying to turn around their Champions League quarter-final ag(...)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer leave their news conference in Porto ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg. Photo: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich will not repeat the mistakes they made last season when they face Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, according to Thomas (...)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola warns his side not to fall asleep against Porto. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they meet Porto but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their(...)

 Thomas Müller drills the ball home through a crowded Georgian box to score Germany’s second goal in the Group D qualifier   at Boris Paichadze Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Georgia 0 Germany 2World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with two goals in five minutes from M(...)

Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his first start for Germany since last summer’s World Cup final in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his first start for Germany since the World Cup final last year when his team take on Georgia in a E(...)

Oleksandr Kucher of Shakhtar Donetsk challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich during the Champions League round of 16 first leg match at the Donbass Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayern Munich 0Xabi Alonso saw his 100th Champions League appearance ended prematurely, although his red card did not cost Bayern M(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)