The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

 Ander Herrera of Manchester United among accused in Spanish match-fixing allegations.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, Japan manager Javier Aguirre, Atlético Madrid captain Gabi and 38 others have been named in an alleged ca(...)

David Silva came on for Manchester City against Roma after six-week injury lay-off. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

David Silva wants Manchester City to avoid Barcelona and both Real and Atletico Madrid in Monday’s draw in Nyon for the Champions League last 16, t(...)

Two Paris St Germain fans were taken to hospital after being stabbed after Wednesday night’s Champions League game at the Nou Camp. Photograph: /Getty Images

Two Paris St Germain fans were taken to hospital after being stabbed following Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Barcelona at the Nou C(...)

Lionel Messi (left) of FC Barcelona scores his team’s first goal past Salvatore Sirigu (centre) and David Luiz of Paris Saint-Germain FC  at Camp Nou Stadium. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in their Champions League showdown for top spot in Group (...)

Juventus’ captain Gianluigi Buffon celebrates with his team mates at the end of the match against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League Group A soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Reuters

Group AJuventus had veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank as they scraped into the Champions League knockout stage with a goalless draw at home(...)

Jose Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side undefeated for 23 matches in all competitions. Photograph: Reuters.

The pursuit of perfection can feel like a hopeless dream in football. Last week a hush descended upon the Etihad Stadium as Bayern Munich produced (...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado scored his first goal for the club since March as his side beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane
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  • December 1, 2014, 08:19

Saints back with a bump With Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier league title stalling slightly on Saturday evening after a 0-(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia celebrates putting last year’s finalists 1-0 against Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon

Atletico Madrid swept into the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare as Mario Mandzukic netted a hat-trick in a crushing 4-0 win at home to Ol(...)

James Collins of West Ham United confronts James McCarthy of Everton   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom on Saturday to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campai(...)