Cristiano Ronaldo reacts at the end of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg draw with Juventus at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. The result saw the reigning champions knocked out.  Photograph: Juanjo Martin/EPA.

Carlo Ancelotti left his technical area and headed down the tunnel, never to return. Real Madrid had just been knocked out of the Champions League, Ju(...)

Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid after the reigning European champions were eliminated from the Champ(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  fights for the ball with Cagliari’s Brazilian forward Joao Pedro during the  Serie A match at Juventus Stadium. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s determination to prise Paul Pogba from Juventus has led to Yaya Touré being offered as a makeweight in a deal for the Frenchman, who(...)

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(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces the media in Turin yesterday.  Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

The first reaction, outside the madhouse that is Real Madrid, is one of incredulity. Carlo Ancelotti, the manager who won the Champions League last s(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates ending his goal drought against Levante. Rarely has a celebration caused such a fallout. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Rarely has a goal celebration been scrutinised so closely. Last Sunday, Real Madrid laboured to a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Levante in La Lig(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has ruled out a potential move to Manchester United. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale has brushed aside reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time soon.The Wales forwa(...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

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

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)