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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.

Ancelotti: Juventus high quality

Ancelotti: Juventus high quality

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said the time has come to separate the men from the boys when his side face Juventus in the semifinals of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Real Madrid leave Karim Benzema out of squad to face Juventus

Real Madrid leave Karim Benzema out of squad to face Juventus

Real Madrid have left Karim Benzema off their Champions League squad to face Juventus on Tuesday after the striker failed to return to fitness.

Barcelona vs Bayern and Juventus vs Real Madrid in UCL semis

Barcelona vs Bayern and Juventus vs Real Madrid in UCL semis

The draw for the semifinals of the Champions League sees Barcelona drawn against Bayern Munich with a reunion for Pep Guardiola. Reigning champions Real Madrid will take on Italian giants Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti defends Sergio Ramos decision, praises Javier Hernandez

Carlo Ancelotti defends Sergio Ramos decision, praises Javier Hernandez

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti defended his decision to start center-back Sergio Ramos in midfield because of injuries to his squad, and praised match-winner Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez for never giving up.

Juventus' Buffon: 12-year wait makes semifinal berth even more special

Juventus' Buffon: 12-year wait makes semifinal berth even more special

The 12-year wait between Juventus semifinal berths gives the Old Lady extra reason to celebrate Wednesday's achievement, says legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Atletico Madrid still on course for season objectives, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid still on course for season objectives, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team were still on track to obtain their season's objectives and could be happy despite losing out to Real Madrid in this season's Champions League quarterfinals.

Allegri: Tactics dictated by conditions

Allegri: Tactics dictated by conditions

The coach conceded that his side reached the last four of the Champions League with a very unattractive style of play, but has no regrets.

Javier Hernandez scores late winner as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid

Javier Hernandez scores late winner as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid

Javier Hernandez netted a late winner as Real Madrid reached the last four of the Champions League following a 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Juventus reach Champions League semis after goalless draw in Monaco

Juventus reach Champions League semis after goalless draw in Monaco

Juventus moved into the last four of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years after playing out a goalless draw with Monaco in the second leg of their quarter-final tie.

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich 'can play even better' than their 6-1 win

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich 'can play even better' than their 6-1 win

Bayern Munich manger Pep Guardiola insisted that his team "can play even better" than they did in their 6-1 thrashing of Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Atletico Madrid take commanding lead over Juventus amid more VAR controversy in Champions League
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Juventus

Atletico Madrid take commanding lead over Juventus amid more VAR controversy in Champions League

Late goals by central defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano, amid more video assistant referee (VAR) controversy.

Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling on target late as 10-man Manchester City defeat Schalke
Schalke 2 - 3 Manchester City

Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling on target late as 10-man Manchester City defeat Schalke

Late goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling gave Manchester City a 3-2 win at Schalke 04 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday that put the English side in the driving seat.

Bayern Munich frustrate Liverpool in Anfield stalemate
Liverpool 0 - 0 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich frustrate Liverpool in Anfield stalemate

Liverpool and Bayern Munich cancelled each other out to draw 0-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash on a tense night at Anfield.

Barcelona play to goalless draw at Lyon in Champions League match
Lyon 0 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona play to goalless draw at Lyon in Champions League match

Barcelona were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at Olympique Lyonnais in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday as both sides remained unbeaten in this season's competition.

Marco Asensio scores late winner as Real Madrid beat Ajax in first leg
Ajax 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Marco Asensio scores late winner as Real Madrid beat Ajax in first leg

Marco Asensio scored a late winner for Real Madrid in a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam, who were left to rue a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee (VAR) in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg on Wednesday.

Tottenham hit three past Borussia Dortmund to take control of Champions League tie
Tottenham 3 - 0 Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham hit three past Borussia Dortmund to take control of Champions League tie

Tottenham Hotspur will take a commanding lead to the Westfalenstadion next month after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash at Wembley.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba sent off as PSG triumph at Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 - 2 PSG

Manchester United's Paul Pogba sent off as PSG triumph at Old Trafford

Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe left Manchester United with a mountain to climb as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at Old Trafford in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg and Paul Pogba was sent off.

Nicolo Zaniolo strikes twice to clinch Roma win over Porto
Roma 2 - 1 Porto

Nicolo Zaniolo strikes twice to clinch Roma win over Porto

Teenager Nicolo Zaniolo scored a quick-fire double to earn AS Roma a 2-1 win against Porto in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.

Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund
Champions League draw

Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund

Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Liverpool have been drawn against Bayern Munich.

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim
Manchester City 2 - 1 Hoffenheim

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim

Manchester City battled back to winning ways, coming from a goal down to overwhelm Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Champions League with a brilliant Leroy Sane double that ensured they progressed to the last-16 as winners of Group F on Wednesday.

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group
Valencia 2 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group

Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on Wednesday and missing their chance of topping Group H.

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot
Shakhtar 1 - 1 Lyon

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot

Olympique Lyonnais earned the point they required to book their place in the Champions League last 16 but needed Nabil Fekir's equaliser 20 minutes into the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau
Young Boys 2 - 1 Juventus

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau

Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday to hand the Serie A side their first away defeat in a competitive match for over a year.

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E
Ajax 3 - 3 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E

Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich sealed top spot in Group E following a thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw at Ajax in which both sides ended with 10 men.

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match
Benfica 1 - 0 AEK

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match

Benfica finished its Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over AEK Athens on Wednesday.

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale
Real Madrid 3 - 0 CSKA

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale

Real Madrid suffered their heaviest ever home defeat in Europe on Wednesday when the already-qualified Spaniards were thumped 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot
Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1 Roma

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot

Viktoria Plzen beat struggling Roma 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to earn a Europa League spot.

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona
Barcelona 1 - 1 Tottenham

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur made it into the round of 16 of the Champions League, coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday which saw them finish second in Group B at the expense of Inter Milan.

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade 1 - 4 PSG

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade

Paris Saint-Germain reached the round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to an inspired performance by their three-pronged attack of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade.

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven
Inter Milan 1 - 1 PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B's bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday to finish third behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage
Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage

Mohamed Salah's first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli in Champions League Group C action on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid
Monaco 0 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid

An under-strength Borussia Dortmund deepened AS Monaco's season-long misery on Tuesday with a 2-0 away victory that ensured they finished top of Champions League Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group
Club Brugge 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group

Atletico Madrid were denied top place in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday after a goalless draw away at Club Brugge in Belgium meant they finished second behind Borussia Dortmund.

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow
Schalke 1 - 0 Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's stoppage time goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League Group D action on Tuesday.

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D
Galatasaray 2 - 3 Porto

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D

Porto struggled to a 3-2 away victory over Galatasaray in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday but the Turks stayed third in Group D and secured a spot in the Europa League's round of 32.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has ended the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi stranglehold on the Ballon d'Or.

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble
Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 1 Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble

Two first-half goals gave Paris Saint-Germain a crucial 2-1 Champions League home win over Liverpool, putting them in a great position to qualify and leaving Jurgen Klopp's side, finalists last season, in danger of elimination.

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C
Napoli 3 - 1 Red Star

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C

Napoli swept aside Red Star Belgrade with a typically entertaining performance as two goals from Dries Mertens helped them to a 3-1 win over the former European champions in their Champions League match on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare after a goalless draw against visitors Club Brugge in Group A on Wednesday.

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal
Tottenham 1 - 0 Inter Milan

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal

Christian Eriksen kept Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of reaching the round of 16 in the Champions League alive when he came off the bench to score a late winner in his side's 1-0 victory over Inter Milan at Wembley on Wednesday.