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(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Sebastian Rode, Xabi Alonso and Javi Martinez look dejected at the end of their Champions League semi-final. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Bayern Munich 3 Barcelona 2On a muggy, absorbing, oddly processional night at the Allianz Arena Barcelona reached their eighth European Cup final with(...)

Leinster would have started the second, home  leg  of the European Champions Cup semi-final level against Toulon, if a home and away structure was in place for the semi-finals. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

This evening Bayern Munich host Barcelona and will have no option but to go out all guns blazing in an attempt to overturn their 3-0 defeat in the fir(...)

 After the 2013 treble Pep Guardiola’s challenge was no longer to take Bayern to the next level, but to maintain the standards set by his suddenly illustrious predecessor. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters. 1:54

Many neutrals find Chelsea a hard club to like, but one night in May 2012, they were briefly Germany’s second-favourite team. Chelsea were playing Bay(...)

 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(...)