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If this Champions League can get to the spring in one piece, there may yet be some real treats in store. Photograph: Getty Images

Even in its current punchdrunk form the Champions League is capable of posing some urgent questions. Questions such as: just how good are Bayern Munic(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg in February. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider this weekend as the antipasto, leading us into an Italian footballing feast. Serie A will return on June 20th, with the first of 124 games th(...)

The  Juventus players celebrate winning the league after the match. Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and secure the Serie A title for an eighth successive season. Massimiliano Allegri’s side had misse(...)

Ajax’s Brazilian forward David Neres celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty Images

Ajax 1 Real Madrid 1 Never mind the gaping difference in budgets; never mind the fairytale narrative that has captivated Europe. Ajax could not beat (...)

Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be playing for Juventus next season. Photograph: Getty Images

Aaron Ramsey has agreed a five-year deal with Juventus worth £36m and will join the Italian champions on a free transfer at the end of the season. The(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Juventus account against Sassuolo. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

Juventus 2 Sassuolo 1 Cristiano Ronaldo broke his Juventus duck in his fourth game when he scored a brace on Sunday to give them a 2-1 win over Sassu(...)

Eden Hazard celebrates Belgium’s 2-1 win over Brazil in Kazan. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Brazil 1 Belgium 2 Roberto Martinez seemed unsure himself before this game whether his Belgium side had the know-how and self-belief to win a World C(...)

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his late winner against Inter. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Juventus produced a stunning late show to beat 10-man Inter Milan 3-2 and get their Serie A title push back on track. Juve saw their gap at the top o(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a last minute penalty against Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final.  Photo: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Juventus 3 (aggregate: 4-3, Real Madrid go through) Real Madrid are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the eighth year in a (...)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri  during their Champions League last 16 encounter which resulted in the Italian side winning 4-3 on aggregrate. Photograph: John Sibley/Reueters

Mauricio Pochettino has described Juventus as “specialists” in football’s dark arts and a club that has “the habit to put pressure on the referee”. Th(...)

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