Gareth Bale only flickered sporadically during Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City. Photograph: Epa

In the end Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t make it out on to the pitch at the Etihad. He wasn’t the only one. Midway through the second half on a still, clea(...)

 Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: “I have read in Munich that without winning the Champions League, the work would not be complete. I must accept that.”  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Diego Simeone admitted his Atlético side face a challenge tonight but has warned Bayern Munich to expect a battle at the Vicente Calderon. Madrid fac(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is tackled by Nicolas Ottamendi of Manchester City during their Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: PA

1) No sign of stage fright from Pellegrini’s men This was Manchester City’s first European Cup semi-final and Real Madrid’s 27th yet there was no s(...)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart saves from Real Madrid’s Pepe during the sides’ Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester City 0 Real Madrid 0 The most important factor for Manchester City, reflecting on a night of surprising torpor, is that they at least pr(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in training ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City. Photo: peter Powell/PA

Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League semi-final Kick off: 7.45pm TV3 from 7.30pm, BT Sport Europe from 7pm When it comes to experie(...)

Former Dutch international midfielder Edgar Davids in Dublin yesterday for the launch of the  Irish end of the new International Champions Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A good few fans may be weighing up whether it is worth finishing fourth if it means Louis Van Gaal might stick around another year, but one of the Dut(...)

Gareth Bale scores his side’s third goal as Real Madrid came from two goals down to beat Rayo Vallecano. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

in Madrid The plan was for Gareth Bale to be withdrawn early but his team needed him and he eventually emerged victorious having led a rescue mission(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas. Photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Bale has revealed he has an excellent relationship with Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and has never had an argument with the Portugal(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates a goal against Sporting Gijon. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

La Liga round-up: Red-hot Luis Suarez hit four goals for the second game in a row as Barcelona, helped by three penalties in the second half, stayed t(...)

Real Madrid have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo has a thigh strain. Photograph: Epa

Cristiano Ronaldo has suffered a thigh muscle injury, but Real Madrid have given no indication if he will be fit for their Champions League clash with(...)