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 Manchester United’s  Paul Pogba and Ajax Amsterdam’s Hakim Ziyech vie for the ball during the Uefa Europa League final  at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

TV3 can congratulate itself on a great season of European football coverage, but nobody’s perfect. On Wednesday night, after the Europa League final, (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid 4 Bayern Munich 2 (AET, Real win 6-3 on aggregate) Real Madrid are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the seventh year in a ro(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his second goal with Real Madrid  team-mate Marco Asensio  during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich 1 Real Madrid 2 This was Real Madrid serving notice that their grip on this trophy is not ready to be loosened quite yet. Bayern Munich(...)

The German press reaction to Bayern Munich’s humiliation of Arsenal. Photograph: Getty Images

German tabloid Bild called it the “gala of Bayern and a humiliation for every Arsenal fan” in their sports pages this morning. And that was pretty spo(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal scores their fourth goal in a 5-1 Champions League last 16 second leg win at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 5 (aggregate: 2-10) If we were to be kind on Arsenal, they did at least have 45 minutes where Arsène Wenger could argue with (...)

Dortmund’s goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after the victory over Bayern Munich. Photograph: EPA

Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 0 Borussia Dortmund had to sweat it out against champions Bayern Munich after taking an early lead but hung on fo(...)

Manchester United pass master Michael Carrick has played only 102 minutes of Premier League football this season but his pass-completion rate of 96.6 per cent is remarkable. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

History can turn on the seemingly least consequential of events. On April 12th, 2015, Manchester United were leading Manchester City 4-1 at Old Traff(...)

 Arda Turan of Barcelona scores against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League game  at Borussia-Park. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Barcelona battled back from a goal down and scored twice in the second half to beat hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 in t(...)

Joe Hart joins Manchester City’s  substitutes  during Saturday’s win against Stoke. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

The first time Pep Guardiola encountered Joe Hart in a competitive game was in September 2013, when Bayern Munich wiped the floor with Manchester City(...)

Sam Allardyce: has an innovative football mind, a good eye for a player, tactical acumen and a capacity to get teams playing for him. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images/

Many of us gave up on the England football team after Fabio Capello too was reduced to funting it up to the big lad. Even Capello couldn’t get some of(...)

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