Jose Mourinho even acknowledged that Chelsea had become less artistic since Christmas. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

“Sometimes you win because you are tremendous and other times you win because you are the best. But you can be the best without being tremendous.” — J(...)

 Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling says his refusal to sign a contract is less about money and more about his career ambition. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Raheem Sterling could miss out on £3.38 million(€4.57 million) in wages next season after Brendan Rodgers insisted the England international would sta(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)

Special game, but Barcelona are  strongest, says Bayern  manager Pep Guardiola. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Pep Guardiola faces an emotional return to Barcelona after his current club, Bayern Munich, were drawn to face them in the semi-final of the Champion(...)

Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola will face his old club Barcelona in the Champions League semi final. Photo: Guen Shiffmann/Getty Images

Barcelona have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the Champions League while Juventus will play Real Madrid in the second semi-fina(...)

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool look set to finish the season outside of the top four and without silverware. Photograph: Epa

Losing “is all part of the journey of being a winner”, said Brendan Rodgers on Friday when he cited Phil Mickelson’s history at the Masters as golf’s (...)

Lionel Messi is unable to hit the target with this effort during Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Valencia.  Photo: Getty Images

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi hit his 400th career goal for the La Liga leaders deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win over a Valencia side that will ru(...)

Iker Casillas hugs team mate Sergio Ramos after the Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s full-back Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape a red card after he threw a punch at the Atlético Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday’(...)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer leave their news conference in Porto ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg. Photo: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich will not repeat the mistakes they made last season when they face Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, according to Thomas (...)

Juventus’ Arturo Vidal jubilates after converting a penalty during the Champions League quarter final first leg against AS Monaco. Photo: Di Marco/EPA

Juventus 1 AS Monaco 0Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champion(...)