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  • Moura hattrick puts Spurs in final

    Lucas Moura conjured the second Champions League miracle in 24 hours with a last-gasp winner to complete his hat-trick and a 3-2 win to send Tottenham Hotspur past a shattered Ajax Amsterdam into the final on away goals on Wednesday.

  • Atletico strike late to overpower Juventus

    Atletico Madrid took a huge advantage in their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, earning a 2-0 home win thanks to late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin in a tense, incident-packed game on Wednesday.

  • Shakhtar's South Americans too strong for Roma

    Shakhtar Donetsk's South American blend proved too strong for AS Roma as goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Fred gave them a 2-1 win in a Champions League tie played in freezing conditions on Wednesday.

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool smash Spartak for seven

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp's philosophy that attack is the best form of defence pays off handsomely as his four-pronged attack hammer Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield.

  • Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

    Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

  • Buffon knocking on Ballon d'Or door

    As Juventus look to end a 21-year-wait for the Champions League title, there are those who believe goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon can end a 54-year wait and be officially crowned the top shot-stopper in Europe.

  • Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season

    Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo leaves the club by mutual consent after one season in charge.

  • Conte claims wounded Arsenal are FA Cup favourites

    Arsenal are favourites to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final as they will be motivated to end their season on a high after failing to qualify for the Champions League, the Premier League champions' manager Antonio Conte says.

  • Versatile Mandzukic becomes Juve's secret weapon

    Mario Mandzukic looks like an old-fashioned centre forward, plays on the left wing and often transforms himself into one of Juventus' key defenders.

  • Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

    A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

  • 'Real won't be intimidated'

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists the European champions will not be cowered by an intimidating atmosphere as they visit Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon for the final time on Wednesday.

  • Dortmund sink Hoffenheim

    Borussia Dortmund edge past Hoffenheim 2-1 to move into third place in the Bundesliga with two matches left and take a big step towards securing a spot in next season's Champions League group stage.

  • Buffon celebrates 100th Juve CL game in style

    Gianluigi Buffon celebrates his 100th Champions League game for Juventus in typical fashion on Wednesday, making a string of brilliant saves in a 2-0 win at Monaco in the first leg of their semi-final.

  • Same old story for Atletico against rivals Real

    Atletico Madrid's 3-0 loss to rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday was just a continuation of results that have blighted the team for almost 60 years.

  • Real on verge of final after Ronaldo hattrick

    Cristiano Ronaldo proves to be Atletico Madrid's Champions League destroyer once more with a hattrick as Real Madrid takes a commanding 3-0 semifinal first-leg lead

  • Pachuca lift CONCACAF title

    A late goal from Franco Jara gave Pachuca a 1-0 win over Tigres on Wednesday and helped the Mexican side to their fifth CONCACAF Champions League title with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

  • Monaco dream on

    A brilliant Monaco side that has taken Europe by storm will not relent in their bid for glory after beating Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League semifinals, promised coach Leonardo Jardim.

  • Italy hails Juventus

    "Unbeatable" Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona "cry" in the quarter-finals.

  • ‘No one will want to play Juve after ousting Barca’

    Juventus's outstanding display to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League will have the rest of Europe running scared of the Old Lady, defender Leonardo Bonucci said on Wednesday.

  • Ronaldo wants boos to stop after rescuing Real again

    Cristiano Ronaldo asked for immunity from the boos of the ever-demanding Santiago Bernabeu crowd after his hat-trick against Bayern Munich on Tuesday fired Real Madrid into the semi-finals of the Champions League for a seventh consecutive season.

  • Simeone pays tribute to dogged Leicester

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone paid tribute to Leicester City's dogged persistence as the Spaniards saw off the English champions 2-1 on aggregate to reach the Champions League semi-finals for a third time in four seasons.

  • Bayern keeper Neuer breaks foot

    Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer may be sidelined for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot during the 4-2 loss at Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg.

  • Bayern left fuming over CL 'robbery'

    Bayern Munich left the Santiago Bernabeu furious with referee Viktor Kassai and his team of assistants after being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday.

  • ‘Dortmund are no dreamers but still in with a chance’

    Borussia Dortmund, still shocked after a bomb attack on the team bus last week, have a slim chance of overturning the 3-2 home loss to Monaco in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says.

  • Rising star Dybala is Messi's mirror image

    Diminutive, dynamic and armed with a deadly left foot, Paulo Dybala could be a prototype of a Lionel Messi clone.

  • Arsenal keep CL hopes alive with Boro win

    Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation.

  • Leicester plot Atletico downfall

    Leicester City remain a surprise guest at the top table of European football but a place in the Champions League semi-finals beckons if they can overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid.

  • Messi in attack, messy in defence

    Four hundred and ninety eight and counting. Lionel Messi closed in on 500 goals for Barcelona with two against Real Sociedad on Saturday night and they turned out to be very important.

  • Dortmund bounce back as tepid Bayern falter

    Borussia Dortmund bounced back from the trauma of the bomb attack on their team bus and their Champions League defeat in midweek to earn an emotion-filled 3-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

  • Higuain fires Juve towards scudetto

    Gonzalo Higuain's brace sent Juventus eight points clear in Serie A with a 2-0 win at struggling Pescara on Saturday, as Napoli capitalised on a Roma slip-up to boost their Champions League hopes.