Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring their second goal with Daley Blind and team-mates during the  Champions League quarter-final second leg against Juventus  at the  Allianz Stadium in Turin. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Juventus 1 Ajax 2 (Ajax win 3-2 on agg) First Real Madrid, now Juventus. What a story this Champions League campaign is turning into for Ajax, who pr(...)

 Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong, David Neres, Matthijs de Ligt  and Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrate a goal against FC Emmen. Photograph: EPA

For Ajax, any visions of Juventus spool straight to memories of the one that got away. In May 1996, Louis van Gaal’s team were on the verge of becomin(...)

José Mourinho has said Juventus are at a ‘different level’ to Manchester United after his side’s 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

José Mourinho claimed more investment is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slump(...)

Antonio Conte has left his post as Chelsea manager. Photo: David Klein/File Photo

Maurizio Sarri is set to be confirmed as Chelsea’s new head coach after Antonio Conte was finally relieved of his duties after two increasingly fracti(...)

Italy manager Antonio Conte will move to Chelsea after the tournamet. Photograph: Getty

Prospects A largely uninspiring qualifying campaign combined with the loss through injury of stars like Marco Verratti and Cludio Marchisio have le(...)