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Luis Suarez's goal was 'silly' for Juventus to concede, says Max Allegri

Luis Suarez's goal was 'silly' for Juventus to concede, says Max Allegri

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri called Luis Suarez's Champions League-winning goal a "silly" one to concede after Barcelona's 3-1 triumph in Saturday's final.

Barcelona clinch Champions League glory

Barcelona clinch Champions League glory

Luis Suarez's 68th-minute goal, which was added to by Neymar's late strike, was decisive as Barcelona beat Juventus to win the Champions League final. Earlier, Ivan Rakitic gave Barca the lead before Alvaro Morata equalised.

Enrique: Juventus and Barca similar

Enrique: Juventus and Barca similar

Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique predicts his side will have more possession in the Champions League final, but Juventus 'have a style similar to ours'.

Juve boss Allegri hopes Messi is 'stoppable' in Champions league final

Juve boss Allegri hopes Messi is 'stoppable' in Champions league final

Juventus coach Max Allegri says he and his side have been thinking of a plan to stop Barcelona's star Lionel Messi in Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin.

Barcelona name squad

Barcelona name squad

Barcelona have named the squad which will face Juventus in the Champions League final, with Andres Iniesta included.

Juventus's Giorgio Chiellini ruled out of Champions League final

Juventus's Giorgio Chiellini ruled out of Champions League final

Giorgio Chiellini will miss Juventus' Champions League final with Barcelona on Saturday, the club has confirmed.

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta confident of fitness for Champions League final

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta confident of fitness for Champions League final

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said he is confident of being fit to face Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus, despite missing training again on Tuesday.

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon says Lionel Messi 'an alien'

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon says Lionel Messi 'an alien'

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said his club will be up against "an alien" when they face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday, part of his high praise for the Argentine striker.

Carlo Ancelotti is proud of Real Madrid record and wants to stay with club

Carlo Ancelotti is proud of Real Madrid record and wants to stay with club

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he is happy to continue in the job, but knows his future is out of hands, when speaking after Los Blancos crashed out of the Champions League to Juventus at the semifinal stage on Wednesday night.

Allegri: Courageous Juve

Allegri: Courageous Juve

Max Allegri reveals he told Juventus to ''have courage'' against Real Madrid to earn their spot in the Champions League Final.

Gianluigi Buffon: It seemed like destiny' for Juve to reach UCL final

Gianluigi Buffon: It seemed like destiny' for Juve to reach UCL final

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said it was "destiny" that Juventus reached the Champions League final in Berlin, with the Italy goalkeeper having won the World Cup there in 2006.

Juventus knock out Real Madrid

Juventus knock out Real Madrid

Champions League holders Real Madrid crashed out of the competition with a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu that saw Italian giants Juventus advance to the final 3-2 on aggregate.

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola calls Lionel Messi the 'best player of all time'

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola calls Lionel Messi the 'best player of all time'

Pep Guardiola praised his former protege Lionel Messi as the "best player of all time" and said he is thrilled that the Argentine is back to his best, despite the Barcelona star proving so decisive in Bayern Munich's elimination from the Champions League.

Barcelona's Luis Enrique talks up Treble after success over Bayern

Barcelona's Luis Enrique talks up Treble after success over Bayern

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said his side are in a "marvellous position" to win the Treble after they reached the Champions League final despite a 3-2 defeat at Bayern Munich.

Barca reach final despite defeat

Barca reach final despite defeat

Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League final with a 5-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich despite losing the second leg 3-2 at the Allianz Arena.

Ancelotti: Benzema fit to face Juventus

Ancelotti: Benzema fit to face Juventus

The Italian says the Frenchman is ready to return after a month out with a knee injury but he has yet to decide whether to start the forward.

Allegri: Pogba will probably face Madrid

Allegri: Pogba will probably face Madrid

The France international only made his comeback at the weekend but is set to start at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Enrique: Barca will play for win

Enrique: Barca will play for win

Luis Enrique has made it clear that Barcelona will not hold back when they face Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich patience key against Barcelona

Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich patience key against Barcelona

Pep Guardiola has said patience will be key if Bayern Munich are to overturn their 3-0 first-leg deficit in the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona on Tuesday.

Enrique revels in 'perfect result'

Enrique revels in 'perfect result'

Luis Enrique described Barcelona's 3-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as the perfect result.

Pep: Barca were more than Messi

Pep: Barca were more than Messi

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola declined to credit Lionel Messi for lifting Barcelona to their 3-0 win, saying instead that his former club prevailed with an overall "solid" performance.

Messi's moments of magic leave Pep brokenhearted

Messi's moments of magic leave Pep brokenhearted

Two goals from Lionel Messi and a third from Neymar gave Barcelona a semifinal first leg win at the Camp Nou. Messi scored with a shot from 20 yards and a superb solo effort before Neymar added a third in stoppage time.

Allegri praises Juventus' intensity in Champions League win vs. Real Madrid

Allegri praises Juventus' intensity in Champions League win vs. Real Madrid

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri rued a few missed chances in their 2-1 Champions League win against Real Madrid, while praising his team's intensity ahead of next week's second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid can still get past Juventus

Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid can still get past Juventus

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was "confident we can come back" after his side lost 2-1 at Juventus in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal.

Pirlo: Juve sent a message

Pirlo: Juve sent a message

Andrea Pirlo said Juventus ''sent the message that we are here and we want this Final'' after beating Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi not distracted by Pep Guardiola's return to Barcelona

Lionel Messi not distracted by Pep Guardiola's return to Barcelona

Lionel Messi says making the Champions League final, not getting one over former coach Pep Guardiola, is the main motivation for Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg at home to Bayern Munich.

Luis Enrique says Barcelona focused on beating Bayern, not Pep Guardiola

Luis Enrique says Barcelona focused on beating Bayern, not Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said his team were setting out to beat Bayern Munich, not former boss Pep Guardiola, in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal first leg at the Camp Nou.

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich must attack Barcelona to beat them

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich must attack Barcelona to beat them

Pep Guardiola insisted he was "here to win" as he marks his return to Barcelona in Wednesday night's Champions League semifinal at the Nou Camp, while adding his team must attack Luis Enrique's defence.

Tevez gives Juventus edge against Real

Tevez gives Juventus edge against Real

Alvaro Morata and a Carlos Tevez penalty saw Juventus beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Champions League semi-final.

Allegri: Madrid a great team

Allegri: Madrid a great team

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri calls on his side to be close to perfect to beat a great team in Real Madrid. The Bianconeri are in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2003, and will face Los Merengues in the first leg.

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Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Gremio

Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final
Al Jazira 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final

Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona
Champions League round of 16 draw

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group
Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group

A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win
Shakhtar 2 - 1 Manchester City

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win

Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win
Tottenham 3 - 0 Apoel Nicosia

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund
Real Madrid 3 - 2 Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord
Feyenoord 2 - 1 Napoli

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord

Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16
Maribor 1 - 1 Sevilla

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16

Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five
FC Porto 5 - 2 Monaco

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five

Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win
Red Bull Leipzig 1 - 2 Besiktas

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win

RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B
Bayern Munich 3 - 1 PSG

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B

Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos
Olympiacos 0 - 2 Juventus

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos

Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting
Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting

Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow
Man United 2 - 1 CSKA Moscow

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow

Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw
Chelsea 1 - 1 Atletico

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw

Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C
Roma 1 - 0 Qarabag

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C

Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale
Celtic 0 - 1 Anderlecht

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale

Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus
Juventus 0 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus

Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display
Anderlecht 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display

Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification
Basel 1 - 0 Man United

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification

Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout
Qarabag 0 - 4 Chelsea

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Roma

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive

Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic
PSG 7 - 1 Celtic

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F
Man City 1 - 0 Feyenoord

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia
Apoel Nicosia 0 - 6 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive
Napoli 3 - 0 Shakhtar

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive

Lorenzo Insigne's magical strike broke Shakhtar Donetsk's defences and Napoli went on to a 3-0 win, which gives them hope of Champions League progress.

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw

Liverpool squandered a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.

Tottenham come from behind to beat Dortmund and seal top spot
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Tottenham

Tottenham come from behind to beat Dortmund and seal top spot

Son Heung-Min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through to the Champions League round of 16 as group winners.