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Manchester City’s new Manager Pep Guardiola is unveiled during a media day at the Etihad campus. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

After the hoopla of Pep Guardiola’s official introduction to Manchester City, the Catalan was frank about the need to adapt if required. Guardiola is(...)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone   celebrates in front of the Spanish team’s supporters at the Allianz Arena after they claimed a place in the Champions League final by knocking out Bayern Munich. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hailed the “huge mettle” of his team as they booked a place in the Champions League final at the expense of Bayern (...)

 Arturo Vidal watches on as Saul Niguez scores Atlético Madrid’s winner against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty

Now that we are all living in a Leicester City world, it is hard to watch the Champions League without wondering how its snazziest participants will c(...)

Atletico’s Saul Niguez celebrates his side’s opening goal of the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

Atlético Madrid 1 Bayern Munich 0 The road to Milan must go via Munich yet, but it was Atlético who emerged from Madrid in the lead, the scarves st(...)

 Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: “I have read in Munich that without winning the Champions League, the work would not be complete. I must accept that.”  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Diego Simeone admitted his Atlético side face a challenge tonight but has warned Bayern Munich to expect a battle at the Vicente Calderon. Madrid fac(...)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring against Benfica in their Champions League clash. Photo: EPA

Benfica 2 (2) Bayern Munich 2 (3) Arturo Vidal’s thunderbolt and Thomas Muller’s tap-in comfortably put Bayern Munich through to the Champions Leag(...)

A central defender is born. The tackle on Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtne (left) by Javier Mascherano. The rest is history. Photograph: Getty Images

Javier Mascherano has a confession to make: Nicklas Bendtner changed his life. It was March 2011, the Argentinian’s first season at the Camp Nou, and (...)

Carlo Ancelotti is to be announced as the new Bayern Munich manager in the next few days. Photograph: Afp

Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a contract in principle with Bayern Munich to replace Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, the Guardian understands. The(...)

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed he has made up his mind about his future. Photograph: Getty

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed he has made up his mind about his future, without revealing what decision he has taken. The Catalan’s(...)

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal’s winner against Bayern Munich at the Emirates. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 0 After all the post-mortems, the punishing headlines and the scrutiny that has fallen on Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are su(...)

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