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Chelsea’s Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta lifts the Champions League trophy at the Dragao stadium in Porto. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Manchester City 0 Chelsea turned a season of turmoil into the ultimate triumph as Kai Havertz’s ice-cool finish sunk Manchester City 1-0 to(...)

Pep Guardiola: After eight consecutive knockout exits as a manager, the Manchester City boss appears to have struck upon a reliable method in the Champions League. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

So what takes precedence here: the football stuff, or the other stuff? Obviously you know about the other stuff. Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester C(...)

Kylian Mbappe in action for Monaco against Man City in 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City can talk about individual moments. They can point to the volley that Gabriel Jesus fluffed and to Raheem Sterling’s miss. They can qui(...)

Until he wins the trophy for a third time the accusation from naysayers will be that Pep Gurdiola’s finest moments are in the past. Photograph: EPA

Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg: Manchester City (2) v Real Madrid (1), Etihad Stadium, 8pm - Live RTÉ2 and BT Sport 1 When Manchester City w(...)

Juan Mata celebrates after scoring for Manchester United: “You see so many players with physical qualities. They are quick and strong but they don’t make the right decisions.” Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Ninety minutes with Juan Mata is a time full of space and light. It’s a little like watching him play football, where his intelligence and vision are(...)

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were crowned champions after a 1-0 win at West Brom. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

West Bromwich Albion 0 Chelsea 1 When the decisive moment arrived there were a few moments when Antonio Conte gave the impression he might actually r(...)

Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho: “I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me,” said Mourinho.   Photo: Gareth Copley/PA

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife – with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager’s weight. Mourinho found time following hi(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea with manager Jose Mourinho at a press conference before the Sporting Lisbon game. 
orting Clube de Portugal at Cobham Training Centre on December 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom
Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty

Chelsea prepared for the final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon without John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard, but with Jose Mourinho(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

José Mourinho has said winning the Champions League is not necessarily a “consequence of great work” ahead of Chelsea’s confrontation tonight with R(...)

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