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(...)

 Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: “I have read in Munich that without winning the Champions League, the work would not be complete. I must accept that.”  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Diego Simeone admitted his Atlético side face a challenge tonight but has warned Bayern Munich to expect a battle at the Vicente Calderon. Madrid fac(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal against Celta Vigo. Photo: Susanna Vera/Reuters

Real Madrid 7 Celta Vigo 1 Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the top of the Primera Division scoring charts by grabbing four goals in the second half as (...)

Real Madrid manager  Zinedine Zidane  during a training session at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on Tuesday. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane vouched on Tuesday for the harmony in his Real Madrid dressing room after comments by Cristiano Ronaldo that hinted at divisions. Re(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly apologised to his Real Madrid team-mates over Whatsapp for suggesting they are not at his level. Photograph: Getty

Cristiano Ronaldo has apologised to his Real Madrid team-mates for claiming they are not at his level, according to reports in Spain. Following Real’(...)

Gareth Bale wheels away after scoring the first goal of his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s  Primera Division win over Deportivo La Coruna at the  Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph:  Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 5 Deportivo La Coruna 0 Zinedine Zidane got off to a flying start as Real Madrid coach when Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over(...)

Gary Neville’s Valencia held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Mestalla. Photograph: Afp

Valencia 2 Real Madrid 2 Gary Neville’s Valencia twice came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against 10-man Real Madrid in the Primera Division to tur(...)