Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit
Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit

 Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have reached a crossroads after Tuesday`s Champions League exit to Barcelona, with the team in need of renewal and the Spanish coach under growing pressure to deliver European silverware.

UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...
UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...

Barcelona-Bayern Munich tie is probably over after an unstoppable Lionel Messi scored twice in a space of three minutes. Chasing an away goal, Bayern pushed hard in the dying minutes, allowing Neymar to score the third. Interestingly, Barca trailed in the possession game though, to Pep Guardiola's Bavarians. The return-leg is on May 14 at the Allianze Arena. And Bayern will hope to repeat their quarter-final outing against Porto to keep their continental hopes alive.

2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview
2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview

This is the match-up everyone is waiting for. German champions Bayern Munich will play Barcelona in the second semi-final of the 2015 UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou. It also marks the return of former Barca manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona after leaving the Catalans in 2012.

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?
What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

European champions Real Madrid have been usurped by Barcelona at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months.

Thomas Mueller sparkles as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear in Bundesliga
Thomas Mueller sparkles as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear in Bundesliga

Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Hanover 3-1 on Saturday and stretch their advantage at the top to 11 points after VfL Wolfsburg slumped to a 1-0 loss at Augsburg.

Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game
Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will return to Anfield later this month for a star-studded charity match, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw
We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.

Xabi Alonso sees red as Bayern Munich toil in 0-0 draw with Shakhtar
Xabi Alonso sees red as Bayern Munich toil in 0-0 draw with Shakhtar

Bayern Munich`s attacking ambitions were curtailed by an organised Shakhtar Donetsk who held them to a goalless draw in their Champions league last-16 first leg on Tuesday with Xabi Alonso sent off for the Germans in the second half.

David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard
David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Steven Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if the outgoing Liverpool midfielder fancies a La Liga swansong.

Arjen Robben to the rescue as Bayern Munich snatch win at Mainz
Arjen Robben to the rescue as Bayern Munich snatch win at Mainz

Arjen Robben scored a 90th minute winner in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Friday to send Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich into the winter break with a commanding 14-point lead.

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.

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.

Stunning Sergio Aguero treble gives Manchester City hope
Stunning Sergio Aguero treble gives Manchester City hope

Sergio Aguero scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester City stunned 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday to reignite their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.

Money isn`t everything, says Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso
Money isn`t everything, says Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso claimed on Monday that Manchester City`s struggles in the Champions League prove it is not possible for clubs to buy success in Europe`s top competition.

Spain relieved ''annus horribilis'' is finally over
Spain relieved ''annus horribilis'' is finally over

At the start of 2014, Vicente del Bosque`s Spain were serious contenders to become only the third nation after Italy and Brazil to successfully defend their World Cup title.

Fledgling Spain face stern test against world champions Germany
Fledgling Spain face stern test against world champions Germany

An all-conquering Spain side were on the crest of a wave last time they faced Germany on the way to winning the 2010 World Cup but they now meet on Tuesday in what will be a stern test for a new fledgling team.

Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education
Jack Wilshere studying Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo in his footballing education

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been watching clips of Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo as he bids to fill the holding midfield void created by the international retirement of Steven Gerrard.

England`s Wilshere reveals Alonso inspiration
England`s Wilshere reveals Alonso inspiration

England`s Jack Wilshere has revealed that he has been adapting to his new international role as a holding midfielder by studying footage of Bayern Munich`s Spanish midfield organiser Xabi Alonso.

Gareth Bale tells Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Real Madrid for Man Utd
Gareth Bale tells Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Real Madrid for Man Utd

Gareth Bale has reportedly told superstar Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Real Madrid for Manchester United because he is unhappy with the former's transfer policy.

World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark
World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark

Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.