James Milner of Liverpool is fouled  by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the  Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 0 (Real win 3-1 on agg) The Anfield factor was not the vital ingredient that Liverpool ultimately missed most in their attemp(...)

Toni Kroos was dominant as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA

With 35 minutes gone at the Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano, Toni Kroos was yet to misplace a pass, or indeed, break into a jog. He looked fresh. He looked(...)

 Real Madrid’s striker Vinicius Jr celebrates after scoring his side’s third  goal during the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA

Real Madrid 3 Liverpool 1 There is no anger left from 2018, Jürgen Klopp insisted, but there must be from this match. Some things have changed since (...)

Ferland Mendy of Real Madrid scores their side’s late winner from a free-kick  during the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Atalanta  at Gewiss Stadium  in Bergamo. Photograph:  Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Atalanta 0 Real Madrid 1 “Our idea is to attack for 90 minutes,” the Atalanta centre back Cristian Romero had said. Instead, down to 10 men early, he(...)

 Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior celebrates  scoring against Catalan giants Barcelona. Photograph: EPA

Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0 Almost 2,000 days – 1,954 to be precise – since they had last managed it, the Santiago Bernabéu saw their team beat Barcelo(...)

Kyle Walker joins in as Kevin De Bruyne of  celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg match against  Real Madrid  at the  Bernabeu. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 2 Manchester City’s players have missed a clutch of penalties this season. At times they have seemed cursed from the sp(...)

Luis Suarez scores Barcelona’s fourth goal with a backheel during the La Liga match against Mallorca at  the Nou Camp. Photograph:  Alex Caparros/Getty Image

Barcelona 5 Mallorca 2 Lionel Messi scored the 53rd hat-trick of his astonishing career to help Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2 at the Nou Camp to retai(...)

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic scores their first goal during the  La Liga games against  Real Madrid at the  Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 1 Ivan Rakitic’s fine first-half goal proved enough to give Barcelona a hard-earned 1-0 win over rivals Real Madrid at the Sa(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale shrugs off teammate Lucas Vazquez after scoring in their LaLiga win over Levante on Sunday. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo was notorious during his time at Real Madrid for not congratulating his teammates when they scored. Gareth Bale – who was signed by (...)

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui watches his side lose to Levante at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Photo: Rodrigo Jimenez/EPA

They’d been there for a while when the call came through to tell them they were standing in the wrong place. Raphaël Varane’s handball had actually be(...)

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