Pep Guardiola will take over a City squad at the crossroads on July 1st. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

After Manchester City’s meek elimination from the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s first challenge when replacing Manuel Pellegrini as manager in the(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has said he has no regrets despite Manchester City’s tame Champions League exit. Photograph: PA

Manuel Pellegrini admitted Manchester City missed a rare opportunity to reach the Champions League final after they were knocked out by Real Madrid. C(...)

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, Jese and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate after beating Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final at the Bernebeu. Photo: Gerard Julien/Getty Images

There was a brave wave, a sad trudge off, and now for Vincent Kompany in the coming days surely more soul-searching as Manchester City’s captain conte(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores the winning goal in their Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Gerard Julien/Getty Images

Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 0 (aggregate: 1-0) Perhaps the most harrowing part for Manchester City amid all the regrets and raw disappointment is t(...)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at a press conference before his side take on Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg. Photo: AP

Zinedine Zidane said that not reaching the Champions League final would represent a “failure” but still he smiled. At the club where the pressure can (...)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: “This will be very, very, very difficult. It will not be like the last game against Wolfsburg.” Photograph: Gerard Juliengerard/AFP/Getty Images

Even now, after all the money spent, the trophies that have already been stacked up in the years of Abu Dhabi ownership and all the A-grade footballer(...)

Southampton striker Shane Long opens the scoring in the Premier League game against Manchester City  at St Mary’s. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Southampton 4 Manchester City 2 Not the best preparation for Real Madrid, nor the best message to Manchester United. This was as comfortable an after(...)

Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)

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(...)