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 (...)

 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(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus arrives for a training session at Sports park De Toekomst in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Boss Erik ten Hag has warned Juventus that Ajax are happy to continue to play with their underdog tag. They face the Old Lady at the Johan Cruyff Aren(...)

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and players during training in Turin, Italy, before their home game against Atletico Madrid. Photograph: Reuters/Massimo Pinca

Champions League last-16 second leg: Juventus (0) v Atletico Madrid (2) Kick off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: Allianz stadium. On TV:&nb(...)

Manchester United’s players celebrate after an own goal from Juventus’ Alex Sandro gave United victory in their Champions League Group H clash. Photo: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Well, that was a glorious little blast from the past. And no, Cristiano, not in the way you were hoping. Grit, pluck, a feverish belief in the plan: i(...)

  Jose Mourinho reacts during Manchester United’s Champions League Group game clash with Juventus, which they lost 1-0. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

The problem with modern European football is how stratified it has become. With resources now divided so unequally, how, realistically, are the lesse(...)

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(...)

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Chievo’s Mattia Bani and Ivan Radovanovic during the  Serie A  game at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in Verona. Photograph:  Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Chievo 2 Juventus 3 Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Italian champions on(...)

Luis Suarez during a training session on the eve of Uruguay’s quarter-final against France at  the  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.  Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty

World Cup quarter-final: Uruguay v France, 3.0 (Nizhny Novgorod, RTÉ2/ITV) A deliberate handball on the line to stop Ghana going through to the Worl(...)

 Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Diego Godin of Uruguay pose for a World Cup portrait in Russia. Photograph:  Getty Images

As the Uruguay team boarded their plane bound for the World Cup, elaborate thermos flasks under their arms, the cargo was loaded in the hold: boots, s(...)

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