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(...)

Juventus players celebrate with their supporters after they reach the last four of the Champion League following a 0-0 draw away to Monaco. Photograph: Afp

AS Monaco 0 (0) Juventus 0 (1)Those from Barcelona to Bayern Munich via Madrid will not be quaking in their boots just yet, but Juvenuts are back wher(...)

 Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has asked the Bundesliga club to be released from his contract until 2018 after the season. Photo: Friso Gentsch/EPA

Jürgen Klopp has said that he asked to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season as he “no longer feels he is the perfect coach for the club”. (...)

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(...)

Juventus’ midfielder Andrea Pirlo attends a training session on the eve of the Champions League football match against Monaco. Photo: Getty Images

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri faces a tricky dilemma for their Champions League clash against AS Monaco as he tries to decide whether to field (...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku severed ties with long-standing agent Christophe Henrotay and switched to Mino Raiola last month. Photograph: Reuters.

Romelu Lukaku’s new agent has claimed the Belgium striker should not have joined Everton last summer and will eventually sign for one of Europe most p(...)

France’s captain Karim Benzema reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Brazil at the Stade de France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France (...)

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(...)