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(...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi jubilates his first goal against Bayern Munich during the Uefa Champions League semifinal first leg match. Photo: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Perhaps the most striking thing about Lionel Messi’s second goal against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night was its gentleness. There(...)

Bayern Munich flyer Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Photograph: Afp

Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn calf muscle, Bayern Munich have confirmed.The forward, who suffered the injury (...)

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the final of the German Cup after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 (Dortmund win 2-0 on penalties)Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the German Cup semi-finals 2-0 on penalties to(...)

Jackson Martinez got Porto’s third in their 3-1 win against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Reuters

Porto 3 Bayern Munich 1Porto capitalised on a string of defensive mistakes to beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarte(...)

 Thomas Müller drills the ball home through a crowded Georgian box to score Germany’s second goal in the Group D qualifier   at Boris Paichadze Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Georgia 0 Germany 2World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with two goals in five minutes from M(...)

Oleksandr Kucher of Shakhtar Donetsk challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich during the Champions League round of 16 first leg match at the Donbass Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayern Munich 0Xabi Alonso saw his 100th Champions League appearance ended prematurely, although his red card did not cost Bayern M(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

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Ferenc Puskas was born in 1927 and it kind of felt like that’s when the build-up began to the announcement of the winner of the award named in his hon(...)

Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche arriving at Fifa awards. Photograph: Andreas Meier/Inpho

The dream dashed - James Rodriguez has been awarded the Fifa Puskas award for goal of the year. Irish woman Stephanie Roche’s effort during Peamount’s(...)