The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)

Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona with a calf injury. The Italy internatio(...)

Juventus defender Patrice Evra has said he will shake Luis Suarez’s hand before the Champions League final in Berlin. Photograph: Afp

Patrice Evra says he will shake Luis Suárez’s hand when the two players meet before the Champions League final in Berlin, but the Frenchman insists th(...)

 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(...)

Carlos Tevez won and scored a second half penalty to give Juventus a 2-1 first leg lead over Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty

Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1When Juventus needed a striker with ice in his veins, Carlos Tevez answered the call. This pulsating semi-final tie was balanc(...)

Juventus players celebrate with their supporters after they reach the last four of the Champion League following a 0-0 draw away to Monaco. Photograph: Afp

AS Monaco 0 (0) Juventus 0 (1)Those from Barcelona to Bayern Munich via Madrid will not be quaking in their boots just yet, but Juvenuts are back wher(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Juventus’ striker  Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring his side’s winner. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Juventus 2 Borussia Dortmund 1Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Boru(...)

Party off, GarthMetro Herald, July 4th. After Dublin City Council blocks two of his Croke Park gigs, Garth Brooks starts issuing ultimatums: The great(...)

  Luis Suárez of Barcelona did not make hte 23-man Ballon d’Or list. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award.The list, which will be whittled down t(...)