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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller scores his side’s goal in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photo: Andreas Gebert/EPA

Bayern Munich 6 FC Porto 1 (Bayern win 7-4 on agg) As you were, then, Pep. This was an extraordinary Champions League quarter-final second leg (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Gabriel Paulista is edging closer to a move to Arsenal. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains hopeful of securing a deal to bring in Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista, which is likely to go through an(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Fernando Torres playing at the Vicente Calderón before his transfer to Liverpool in 2007. Torres returns to his boyhood club hoping to resurrect his career after a difficult time at Chelsea. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The Kid returns to the Calderón a man. Fernando Torres has rejoined Atlético Madrid more than 17 years after he played his first game for them, a tal(...)