Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium. Photo: Andrea Comas/Reuters

A year after Atletico Madrid went to Barcelona and won the league title, Barcelona went to Atletico Madrid and won it back. As the final whistle went(...)

Neymar’s two goals against Bayern Munich in Germany  took  his run of goals at the sharp end of the season to 11 in 10 games. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Welcome to the Premier League then, Nathan. Or rather, welcome to wherever you’re off to next, which will, let’s face it, almost certainly be somewher(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts at the end of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg draw with Juventus at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. The result saw the reigning champions knocked out.  Photograph: Juanjo Martin/EPA.

Carlo Ancelotti left his technical area and headed down the tunnel, never to return. Real Madrid had just been knocked out of the Champions League, Ju(...)

 Alvaro Morata equalises for Juventus in the Champions League semi-final second leg at  Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo:  Paul Hanna/Reuters

Massimo Allegri had warned his team would face “95 long and interminable minutes” at the Santiago Bernabéu, and so it proved. But the reward at the en(...)

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 (...)

Carlos Tevez, pictured with Juventus team mate Patrice Evra, was been been an integral part of the Old Lady’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Last week, a few hours after Juventus’s victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Carlos Tevez was stopped by(...)

A dejected Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo head back to the centre circle after Juventus score during the  Champions League semi-final first leg  in Turin. Photograph:   Michael Regan/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Gareth Bale’s agent for accusing Real Madrid’s players of not passing to him, insisting: “It would have been better if(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  takes part in a training session on the eve of the Uefa Champions League semi-final second-leg football match against Real Madrid. Photo: Marco Berterello/Getty Images

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could start Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg at Real Madrid after returning from injury at the weeke(...)

Carlo Ancelotti has said Gareth Bale has no intentions of leaving Real Madrid. Photograph: PA

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti insists Gareth Bale has no intention of leaving the club amid suggestions the Wales international is frustrated by(...)

 A camera operator at the  La Liga match between Real Madrid  and Valencia  at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The players union have called an indefinite strike on May 16th over disagreements on how revenue from a proposed new law will be divided amongst top teams and lower leagues in Spain. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s hopes of overhauling La Liga leaders Barcelona suffered a stinging blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia on Saturd(...)