Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level.

Mainz 05 hoping to catch Bayern Munich in festive spirits
Mainz 05 hoping to catch Bayern Munich in festive spirits

Mainz 05 are hoping to find runaway leaders Bayern Munich distracted by the winter break on Friday with Pep Guardiola`s side hunting more Bundesliga records in their final match of 2014.

Borussia Dortmund stay in bottom three after Wolves draw
Borussia Dortmund stay in bottom three after Wolves draw

Ailing German giants Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga`s relegation places after a battling 2-2 draw with second-placed VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg
Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg

Undefeated Bayern Munich outclassed Freiburg 2-0 on Tuesday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points and create a Bundesliga defensive record.

Bullish Freiburg boss aims to tackle Bayern head on
Bullish Freiburg boss aims to tackle Bayern head on

Coach Christian Streich has urged his struggling Freiburg side to tackle run-away Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich head on in Tuesday`s Bundesliga match despite his team losing several key players to injury.

Bayern Munich`s Pep Guardiola relishing Shakhtar Donetsk clash
Bayern Munich`s Pep Guardiola relishing Shakhtar Donetsk clash

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted Monday he is relishing facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League when the clubs meet for the first time in the last 16.

UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16
UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16

Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea were drawn on Monday against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City tackle Barcelona in two blockbuster Champions League last 16 ties.

Chasing teams lose touch with Bayern after draws
Chasing teams lose touch with Bayern after draws

 The Bundesliga was in danger of turning into another one-horse race on Sunday after second-placed VfL Wolfsburg were held 1-1 at home by promoted Paderborn, leaving titleholders Bayern Munich nine points clear at the top.

Bayern Munich thrash Augsburg to go 10 clear
Bayern Munich thrash Augsburg to go 10 clear

 Bayern Munich underlined their status as Bundesliga champions-in-waiting as Saturday`s 4-0 thrashing of Augsburg moved them 10 points clear at the top of the German league.

Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich roll past Augsburg 4-0
Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich roll past Augsburg 4-0

Bayern Munich steamrolled past Augsburg 4-0 with four goals in 13 minutes on Saturday to increase their lead to 10 points at the top of the Bundesliga.

AC Milan outline new `Emirates` stadium plans: Report
AC Milan outline new `Emirates` stadium plans: Report

AC Milan have outlined plans for a new all-seater venue that could be named the Emirates and be partly funded by the Serie A club`s sponsors of the same name, reports said Thursday.

AS Roma still well short of European elite
AS Roma still well short of European elite

AS Roma`s premature Champions League exit, following Wednesday`s home defeat to Manchester City, was a painful reminder that they are still well short of the European elite despite their domestic upturn in the last 18 months.

Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees
Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees

 Manuel Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City`s remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions` Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players.

New-look Bayern ease past CSKA Moscow 3-0
New-look Bayern ease past CSKA Moscow 3-0

 Already qualified Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 with another dominant performance on Wednesday to complete their fifth win in six Champions League Group E games and leave the Russians bottom of the table and out of Europe.

Bayern's Schweinsteiger Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term v CSKA
Bayern's Schweinsteiger Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term v CSKA

Bayern Munich`s Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E.

Mario Goetze`s World Cup-winning boot brings joy to children`s charity
Mario Goetze`s World Cup-winning boot brings joy to children`s charity

The boot with which Mario Goetze struck the World Cup-winning goal this year has raised two million euros (US$2.45m) for the German charity event "A Heart for Children", the organisers revealed on Saturday.

Guardiola, Loew welcome goal-line technology in Germany
Guardiola, Loew welcome goal-line technology in Germany

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola and Germany`s Joachim Loew have both welcomed the decision to introduce goal-line technology into the Bundesliga for next season.

Ballon d'Or award: Will Manuel Neuer break Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly?
Ballon d'Or award: Will Manuel Neuer break Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly?

Once again, it's that time of year when football fans argue who deserves to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award – the greatest award an individual player can win in the sport. Like in the recent past, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have already started as the favourites to win the award. But their duopoly could see an abrupt ending this January, as the Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has found himself as one of the three finalists.

Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain
Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said it would be a "huge honour" to one day lead Germany out as the first black captain of the World Cup holders.

Thomas Muller says 'will be boring' if Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or again
Thomas Muller says 'will be boring' if Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or again

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has stated that it would be almost boring to see Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo winning the prestigious Ballon d'Or award yet again.