Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores against Juventus in the Champions League match at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

A mesmeric Lionel Messi scored twice as he inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus to get off to a flying start in Champions League Group D on T(...)

Chelsea celebrate after securing the league title at West Brom. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

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Samir Nasri celebrates his opener against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Getty Images

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Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben celebrates scored twice against   AS Roma  at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini / Reuters

AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at(...)

 Francesco Totti of AS Roma scores the equaliser against Manchester City. The 38-year-old became the oldest scorer in Champions League history at the Etihad.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 AS Roma 1 It has become the recurring theme of Manchester City’s difficult and largely unsatisfactory Champions League story,(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey leaves the field after receiving a red card during the first leg of their Champions League qualifying soccer match against Besiktas at Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul. Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at the sending off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey as his side battled to a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first(...)

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is happy for Arsenal to win ugly, but knows they cannot afford too many costly defensive relapses if they are to challen(...)

Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against the  Ivory Coast. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Colombia’s Teofilo Gutierrez (left) celebrates with teammates Pablo Armero and Victor Ibarbo (right) after scoring the second  against Greece at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

Colombia 3 Greece 0 Being hard to beat is all well and good in the qualifiers but come tournament time the currency is goals and against Colombia in B(...)