Gareth Bale only flickered sporadically during Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City. Photograph: Epa

In the end Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t make it out on to the pitch at the Etihad. He wasn’t the only one. Midway through the second half on a still, clea(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is tackled by Nicolas Ottamendi of Manchester City during their Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: PA

1) No sign of stage fright from Pellegrini’s men This was Manchester City’s first European Cup semi-final and Real Madrid’s 27th yet there was no s(...)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart saves from Real Madrid’s Pepe during the sides’ Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester City 0 Real Madrid 0 The most important factor for Manchester City, reflecting on a night of surprising torpor, is that they at least pr(...)

Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in his last 25 league games. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

It took quite a while for people to believe in Harry Kane. At the start of last season he was an afterthought, a squad player who might provide back-(...)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder  Sergio Busquets in action against Atletico Madrid’s   French forward Antoine Griezmann   during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match  at the Vicente Calderon. Photograph:   Curto de la Torre/AFP/Getty Images

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday that Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League could help his team’s preparation for this sum(...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany during a training session at the City Football Academy, Manchester. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has lost his battle to be fit for his side’s decisive Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris Saint(...)

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic says PSG are hunting down the Champions League. Photograph: Afp

For Manchester City a first Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain represents something genuinely new in the years of plenty. Big spenders?(...)

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring the first goal for Manchester United in their Premier League clash with Manchester City. Photo: Lee Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1 There has not been a surplus of material for Manchester United’s highlights reel this season but amid all the(...)

Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

 Liverpool’s James Milner  scores his side’s second goal in the Premier League win over Manchester City at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0 What might have been was the question on everyone’s lips at Anfield but for very different reasons. For Liverpool, it w(...)