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Real Madrid's James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on two-year loan

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on two-year loan

Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal with an option for a permanent transfer, subject to a medical.

Chelsea secure signing of defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma

Chelsea secure signing of defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma

Chelsea have signed defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma, with the Germany international moving for a reported £34 million.

Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has returned to boyhood club Everton, the Premier League club have announced.

Lionel Messi officially agrees new Barcelona contract until 2021

Lionel Messi officially agrees new Barcelona contract until 2021

Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until 2021.

Arsenal sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for club-record fee

Arsenal sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for club-record fee

Arsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee, reported to be around €53m.

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid on six-year deal

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid on six-year deal

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Theo Hernandez from rivals Atletico Madrid, with the defender signing a six-year deal with the European champions.

AC Milan sign Hakan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen

AC Milan sign Hakan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen

AC Milan have completed the signing of Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen.

Germany hold off Chile to win Confederations Cup with Stindl goal

Germany hold off Chile to win Confederations Cup with Stindl goal

Lars Stindl struck the only goal of the match as Germany beat Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup in Saint Petersburg on Sunday.

Portugal secure third spot in Confed Cup with win over Mexico

Portugal secure third spot in Confed Cup with win over Mexico

Portugal claimed third place in the Confederations Cup with a fiery 2-1 extra-time victory over Mexico in Moscow.

Lyon president confirms Lacazette on brink of €45-50m Arsenal move

Lyon president confirms Lacazette on brink of €45-50m Arsenal move

Arsenal are on the verge of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for a club-record fee, the French club's president has confirmed.

Leon Goretzka's early brace helps Germany beat Mexico in semifinal

Leon Goretzka's early brace helps Germany beat Mexico in semifinal

Leon Goretzka's two goals staked Germany to an early lead and the world champions cruised past Mexico 4-1 to advance to the Confederations Cup final.

Bravo the hero as Chile stun Portugal on penalties to reach final

Bravo the hero as Chile stun Portugal on penalties to reach final

Chile advanced to the Confederations Cup final with a 3-0 penalty shootout defeat of Portugal in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

Germany ease into semifinals with win over Cameroon

Germany ease into semifinals with win over Cameroon

Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner both scored their first senior international goals as Germany beat 10-man Cameroon 3-1 in Sochi to book their place in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Chile reach Confed Cup semis after draw against Australia

Chile reach Confed Cup semis after draw against Australia

Chile survived a scare to reach the semifinals of the Confederations Cup with a 1-1 draw against Australia in Moscow.

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals

Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand in St Petersburg to secure their place in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Mexico-beat-Russia-to-advance-to-Confederations-Cup-semifinals

Mexico-beat-Russia-to-advance-to-Confederations-Cup-semifinals

Mexico advanced to the Confederations Cup semifinals as Group A runners-up by rallying for a 2-1 win over hosts Russia, who were eliminated.

Alexis Sanchez sets Chile goals record in draw with Germany

Alexis Sanchez sets Chile goals record in draw with Germany

Alexis Sanchez became Chile's leading goal scorer but he was unable to celebrate the occasion with a victory after Germany struck back in a 1-1 Confederations Cup draw at the Kazan Arena.

Cameroon and Australia settle for draw, hurting Confed Cup hopes

Cameroon and Australia settle for draw, hurting Confed Cup hopes

Mark Milligan's second-half penalty meant Australia and Cameroon had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg on Thursday.

Liverpool complete Mohamed Salah signing from Roma

Liverpool complete Mohamed Salah signing from Roma

The total deal is worth €39 million (£34.3m) and could be a club-record transfer fee, depending on the exchange rate of the British pound against the euro. Liverpool paid ВЈ35m to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.

Peralta goal completes Mexico comeback vs. New Zealand

Peralta goal completes Mexico comeback vs. New Zealand

Ugly scenes marred Mexico's Confederations Cup victory over New Zealand as Oribe Peralta got his side out of jail at Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past host Russia

Cristiano Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past host Russia

Cristiano Ronaldo's 74th senior international goal was enough to hand Portugal Confederations Cup victory over hosts Russia.

Germany make winning start to Confederations Cup against Australia

Germany make winning start to Confederations Cup against Australia

Joachim Low's much-changed Germany opened their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Australia in Sochi.

Vidal, Vargas help Chile defeat Cameroon amid VAR controversy

Vidal, Vargas help Chile defeat Cameroon amid VAR controversy

Late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas saw Chile open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Cameroon -- but it is unlikely to spare FIFA having to answer some difficult questions about the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

Hector Moreno snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as Mexico denied Portugal a late victory in their opening Confederations Cup match.

Russia dominate New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russia dominate New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russia kicked off their Confederations Cup Group A campaign in style as they cruised to a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in St Petersburg.

Gianluigi Donnarumma tells AC Milan he will not renew contract

Gianluigi Donnarumma tells AC Milan he will not renew contract

Gianluigi Donnarumma has informed AC Milan that he will not be extending his contract with the Serie A club, opening up the prospect of a transfer this summer.

Everton complete deal for Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen

Everton complete deal for Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen

Everton announced the signing of Ajax attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen for a fee of £23.5 million (€27m) on Thursday.

Everton sign Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for club-record fee

Everton sign Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for club-record fee

Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a club-record deal.

Southampton part ways with manager Claude Puel

Southampton part ways with manager Claude Puel

Southampton have sacked manager Claude Puel with immediate effect.

Leicester City sign Hull defender Harry Maguire

Leicester City sign Hull defender Harry Maguire

Leicester have announced they will sign defender Harry Maguire from Hull for an undisclosed fee, reportedly around £17 million.

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: It all went wrong for us vs. Real
Champions League Final

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: It all went wrong for us vs. Real

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he was hugely disappointed after his side crumbled in the second half to lose 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Zinedine Zidane hails historic Real Madrid win, vows to stay at Bernabeu
Champions League Final

Zinedine Zidane hails historic Real Madrid win, vows to stay at Bernabeu

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane accepted that his team had "made history" by beating Juventus 4-1 in Saturday night's final in Cardiff to become the first team to retain the Champions League title in its modern, expanded format.

Juventus 'let go psychologically' in Champions League final - Max Allegri
Champions League final

Juventus 'let go psychologically' in Champions League final - Max Allegri

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says his side "let go psychologically" in the second half of their 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League
Juventus 1 - 4 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo's brace ensured Real Madrid became the first team in history to win back-to-back Champions Leagues with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Juventus.

Gianluigi Buffon gunning for glory
Champions League Final

Gianluigi Buffon gunning for glory

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is desperate to claim the Champions League title ahead of his side's meeting with Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday.

Real Madrid know how to live with Champions League pressure - Zidane
Champions League Final

Real Madrid know how to live with Champions League pressure - Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his players feel no extra pressure as they aim to make history with back-to-back Champions League titles in Saturday's final against Juventus.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri taking on history, not just Real Madrid, in Cardiff
Champions League Final

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri taking on history, not just Real Madrid, in Cardiff

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side "must" win the Champions League on Saturday night, insisting that now is their time.

Gareth Bale keen to feature in Cardiff
Champions League final news

Gareth Bale keen to feature in Cardiff

Gareth Bale has made it clear that he is fit enough to return to action for Real Madrid on Saturday in the Champions League final against Juventus.

Massimiliano Allegri eyes perfect finale
Champions League final news

Massimiliano Allegri eyes perfect finale

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bring a wonderful season to an end by beating Real Madrid in next weekend's Champions League final.

Real reach final as Atletico onslaught falls short
Atletico Madrid 2 - 1 Real Madrid

Real reach final as Atletico onslaught falls short

The brilliance of Karim Benzema and Isco booked Real Madrid a place back in the UEFA Champions League final after the holders survived an early scare in a 2-1 second-leg loss to city rivals Atletico at the Vicente Calderon.

Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'
Juventus 2 - 1 Monaco

Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'

Juventus coach Max Allegri believes his side "have a very good chance of winning the Champions League" after beating Monaco on Tuesday to reach the final.

Dani Alves nets stunner as Juventus beat Monaco to reach UCL final
Juventus 2 - 1 Monaco

Dani Alves nets stunner as Juventus beat Monaco to reach UCL final

Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons after a 2-1 win at home to Monaco on Tuesday night secured a 4-1 victory on aggregate.

Real to go for goals at the Calderon
Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid

Real to go for goals at the Calderon

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has warned his side that they have no divine right to a place in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Juventus now believe says Chiellini
Juventus v Monaco

Juventus now believe says Chiellini

Juventus central defender Giorgio Chiellini says he and his team-mates have plenty of belief that they can go all the way and win the Champions League this season.

Gonzalo Higuain fires Juventus to victory at Monaco
Monaco 0 - 2 Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain fires Juventus to victory at Monaco

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice from Dani Alves passes to put Juventus in control of their Champions League semifinal with Monaco ahead of next week's second leg in Turin.

Leonardo Jardim targets first-leg lead
Champions League semifinals

Leonardo Jardim targets first-leg lead

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim expects the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Italian giants Juventus to be crucial.

Buffon wary of youthful Monaco
Champions League semifinals

Buffon wary of youthful Monaco

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has warned his Juventus colleagues not to take UEFA Champions League semi-final opponents Monaco lightly.

Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg
Real Madrid 3 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in his second straight Champions League game as Real Madrid swept aside city rivals Atletico 3-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday night.

Zinedine Zidane plays down mental edge
Champions League news

Zinedine Zidane plays down mental edge

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid's recent Champions League supremacy over Atletico Madrid will count for nothing in this season's semi-finals.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco in Champions League semis
Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco in Champions League semis

Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals.

Juventus' Allegri: 'We could've played for a whole day and not conceded'
Barcelona 0 - 0 Juventus

Juventus' Allegri: 'We could've played for a whole day and not conceded'

Massimiliano Allegri has called his side ''a great Juventus'' after qualifying for the Champions League semifinals 3-0 on aggregate over Barcelona, while adding his side looked like never conceding even if the match lasted all day.

Luis Enrique: Barcelona 'should have scored a goal' but didn't take chances
Barcelona 0 - 0 Juventus

Luis Enrique: Barcelona 'should have scored a goal' but didn't take chances

Luis Enrique was left frustrated with Barcelona's wastefulness in front of goal as they came up short in their bid to overturn a three-goal deficit against Juventus, held to a goalless draw.

Juventus defensive masterclass dumps out Barcelona
Barcelona 0 - 0 Juventus

Juventus defensive masterclass dumps out Barcelona

Juventus held Barcelona to a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night, ending their hosts' hopes of another sensational second-leg rally and advancing to the Champions League semifinals 3-0 on aggregate.

Mbappe sets Champions League record as Monaco oust Dortmund
Monaco 3 - 1 Dortmund

Mbappe sets Champions League record as Monaco oust Dortmund

Kylian Mbappe made Champions League history as Monaco swept away Borussia Dortmund 6-3 on aggregate after a 3-1 victory in their second-leg quarterfinal tie at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Higuain: Barca capable of miracles
Juventus news

Higuain: Barca capable of miracles

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has called on his teammates to ensure complete focus when they face FC Barcelona for a UEFA Champions League semi-final place on Wednesday night.

Neymar looking to repeat history
Barcelona news

Neymar looking to repeat history

Neymar is adamant that Barcelona can pull off another Champions League comeback as they bid to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit against Juventus.

Zinedine Zidane: Six goals led to Real Madrid's win, not the referee
Real Madrid 4 - 2 (AET) Bayern Munich

Zinedine Zidane: Six goals led to Real Madrid's win, not the referee

Zinedine Zidane said it was Real Madrid's efforts -- not a poor refereeing display -- that was most important in his team's extra dramatic 4-2 extra-time victory over Bayern Munich.

Ancelotti: 'VAR is necessary'
Real Madrid 4 - 2 (AET) Bayern Munich

Ancelotti: 'VAR is necessary'

Carlo Ancelotti warned ''it's time for VAR, because you can’t decide a Champions League semi-final spot like this'' after Bayern Munich's controversial loss to Real Madrid.

Real beat Bayern in controversial UCL quarterfinal
Real Madrid 4 - 2 (AET) Bayern Munich

Real beat Bayern in controversial UCL quarterfinal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in extra time to complete a hat trick and take his career Champions League goal tally to an even 100 as Real Madrid advanced to the semifinals over 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Atletico end Leicester dream despite Vardy strike
Leicester 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico end Leicester dream despite Vardy strike

Brave Leicester's Champions League dream ended as they were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Atletico Madrid.