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 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo had a night to forget. Photograph: PA

Celta Vigo 2 Real Madrid 2 Maxi Gomez headed a late equaliser to earn Celta Vigo a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at Balaidos, where Gareth Bale had sc(...)

Son Heung-Min scores Tottenham Hotspur’s   second goal during the Champions League game against  Apoel Nicosia at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Apoel Nicosia 0 It has taken a while – 17 appearances, to be precise – but Fernando Llorente is up and running as a Tottenham Hot(...)

 Karim Benzema misses a chance to score. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Tottenham 1 Harry Kane’s reaction said it all. It was a mixture of disbelief and deep regret. There were 71 minutes on the clock at th(...)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese defender Pepe lifts the Champions League trophy at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

The very last time Pepe put on his Real Madrid kit and ran on to the pitch, it wasn’t to play. Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira joined team-mates in cele(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates opning the scoring in their LaLiga win over Malaga. Photo: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Real Madrid’s fans gathered at the fountain of Cibeles, celebrating before their team had even finished playing at Rosaleda. Those who were in Málaga (...)

Real Madrid’s Isco celebrates after scoring a goal in the Champions League semi-final second leg against  Atletico Madrid at  Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters/Livepic

Atletico Madrid 2 Real Madrid 1 (Real Madrid win 4-2 on aggregate) As expected, it will be Real Madrid who travel to Cardiff to play Juventus in yet (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid’s 3-0 win at Santiago Bernabeu last night. Photograph: Getty Images

It happens to every player when they accelerate past the wrong side of 30. Suddenly the legs are heavier. The pace starts to go, younger opponents whi(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the second  of his three goals in the  Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.  Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters/ Livepic

Real Madrid 3 Atletico Madrid 0 The Bernabéu bounced and burst into song, the lyrics ringing around this arena the same that had adorned the huge ban(...)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane:  “Atlético never give in, they keep fighting and they know what their strengths are.” Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Champions League Semi-final, first leg Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Santiago Bernabeu, Tuesday, 7.45pm, TV3, BT Sport 2 Zinedine Zidane does not(...)

 Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane Zidane will go into the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich  under some pressure with talk that some of his superstars are not happy with his squad rotation policy. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted star striker Robert Lewandowski remains a major doubt for his side’s quarter-final first leg clash wi(...)

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