Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid  shoots past goalkeeper Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer  to score during the Champions League semi-final second leg match  at Allianz Arena. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich 2 Atletico Madrid 1 (2-2 on agg; Atletico go through on away goal) Diego Simeone has won everything at Atlético Madrid during four-and-(...)

 Arturo Vidal watches on as Saul Niguez scores Atlético Madrid’s winner against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty

Now that we are all living in a Leicester City world, it is hard to watch the Champions League without wondering how its snazziest participants will c(...)

Atletico’s Saul Niguez celebrates his side’s opening goal of the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

Atlético Madrid 1 Bayern Munich 0 The road to Milan must go via Munich yet, but it was Atlético who emerged from Madrid in the lead, the scarves st(...)

Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2021. Photograph: Reuters

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new five-year contract at Bayern Munich, the club have announced. The 30-year-old put pen to paper on a new deal(...)

Bayern Munich manager Peop Guardiola on the sidelines during the Champions League game against Arsenal at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Bayern Munich hogged 66 per cent of the ball in their 5-1 Champions League victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola wanted more. “Wha(...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)

Martin O’Neill has said he is pleased with ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification group. Photograph: Reuters

Though dutifully respectful to top seeds Wales, Martin O’Neill admitted in the aftermath of this afternoon’s World Cup draw that he was worried midway(...)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Gurdoila says Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. Photograph: Reuters

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after Barca eliminated his side 5-3 on aggregate t(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Bayern Munich’s Thiago, Xabi Alonso, Juan Bernat and Mehdi Benatia all in pursuit. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Bayern will need a Munich miracle to retain their dream of reaching the Champions League final on home soil after the five-time champions slumped to a(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique first met Guardiola when they both played on Spain’s gold-medal winning football team at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barça beat Córdoba 8-0 at the weekend. The team is humming, and its coach knows it. When Luis Enrique spoke about the draw for tonight’s Champions Lea(...)