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(...)

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(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid’s winner against Barcelona. Photograph: Reuters

Sergio Ramos went through the back of Luis Suárez, across the pitch, up the stairs, past the chapel, to the left, through the door and into the press (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning goal Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late winner to hand 10-man Real Madrid a shock 2-1 win in a fiery El Clasico and end Barcelona’s (...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Belgium during the friendly international at the Magalhaes Pessoa stadium in Leiria, Portugal. Photograph:  Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Germany 4 Italy 1 World champions Germany crushed Italy 4-1 in their friendly international in Munich on Tuesday to equal their biggest win against(...)

Germany’s Sami Khedira, Mesut Oezil, Lukas Podolski, Toni Kroos and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer react at the end of the friendly defeat to England at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Photograph: EPA

Sami Khedira lamented Germany’s “unnecessary, stupid defeat” to England, with team-mate Mario Gomez conceding it a was “somewhat inexcusable” result. (...)

England’s Eric Dier rises above the Germany defence to head home England’s winning goal during the friendly international at the   Olympiastadion in Berlin. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Germany 2 England 3 Eric Dier’s dramatic stoppage-time header earned England a stunning 3-2 comeback win over world champions Germany in Berlin. Har(...)

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(...)