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(...)

Dundalk are guaranteed at least €550,000 for participation in the Champions League this season. Photograph:  Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Winning their opening fixture in the qualifying round of the Champions League this summer would be worth €630,000 to Dundalk on top of the €550,000 th(...)

Uefa has moved to increase the financial rewards from playing in the Europa League by announcing prize money for the tournament will increase by 65 per cent. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Uefa has moved to increase the financial rewards from playing in the Europa League by announcing prize money for the tournament will increase by 65 pe(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Lukasz Teodorczyk (right) celebrates scoring for Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League second-leg match against Everton at the NSC Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters

Dynamo Kiev 5 Everton 2 (Kiev win 6-4 on agg)And then there were none. The light went out on English football’s involvement in Europe in emphatic and (...)

Mario Balotelli of Liverpool has hit back at critics in an Instagram post. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Mario Balotelli has courted further controversy angrily by attacking his detractors in an angry online video.The Liverpool striker uploaded the video (...)

 Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard will return for the club against Swansea on Monday night. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is back in contention for Monday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.The veteran midfielder, who is leaving for(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku  celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Uefa Europa League Round of 16, first leg game against FC Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Dynamo Kyiv 1 English hopes of progress in Europe remain intact, but only just. An 82nd-minute penalty from Romelu Lukaku gave Evert(...)

 Mario Balotelli’s agent says player is being tested by his manager Brendan Rodgers. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Mario Balotelli’s agent claims manager Brendan Rodgers is pushing the Liverpool striker further than anyone has before in his career.The 24-year-old h(...)