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Madrid out to continue Europe's recent dominance

Thursday 18 December 2014 14.30 CET
Madrid out to continue Europe's recent dominance
As Real Madrid CF prepare to face CA San Lorenzo in a bid to win a first FIFA Club World Cup, we look back at the tournament and its illustrious predecessor.
 
Bayern's Alaba chosen as Austria's finest
National Association

Bayern's Alaba chosen as Austria's finest

FC Bayern München defender David Alaba described it as "something special" to have been voted as Austrian Player of the Year for the fourth time in a row.
Thursday 18 December 2014 11.45 CET
 
Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
General

Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it

After Wednesday's record-breaking shoot-out in the FA Cup second round, UEFA.com looks back at some previous penalty competitions that entered history.
Thursday 18 December 2014 10.00 CET
 
Story so far: Club Atlético de Madrid

Story so far: Club Atlético de Madrid

Defeat at Olympiacos FC proved a false start for a new-look Club Atlético de Madrid, whose emphatic response included four successive wins and five clean sheets.
Thursday 18 December 2014 9.05 CET
 
Story so far: Paris Saint-Germain

Story so far: Paris Saint-Germain

Often deputising for the injured Zlatan Ibrahimović, Edinson Cavani was Paris Saint-Germain's chief source of goals as the Ligue 1 side qualified with two games to spare.
Wednesday 17 December 2014 12.50 CET
 
Dominant Madrid march into Club World Cup final

Dominant Madrid march into Club World Cup final

Real Madrid CF sailed into their first FIFA Club World Cup final after dispatching Cruz Azul FC 4-0 in Marrakech for the Spanish side's 21st straight win in all competitions.
Tuesday 16 December 2014 22.12 CET
 
Story so far: Real Madrid CF

Story so far: Real Madrid CF

Inspired by five-goal forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, holders Real Madrid CF topped Group B by 11 points after winning all six of their matches.
Tuesday 16 December 2014 16.40 CET
 
Pirlo named Serie A player of the year again
National Association

Pirlo named Serie A player of the year again

Andrea Pirlo, 35, has been named the best player in Itay for the third year running, with six of his Juventus team-mates joining him in the Serie A all-star XI.
Monday 15 December 2014 23.32 CET
 
Man City v Barcelona: fixture facts and reaction

Man City v Barcelona: fixture facts and reaction

In a repeat of last season's round of 16 tussle, won by FC Barcelona, Manchester City FC will take on the Blaugrana in a "very difficult tie" according to Luis Enrique.
Monday 15 December 2014 18.27 CET
 
Juventus v Dortmund: fixture facts and reaction

Juventus v Dortmund: fixture facts and reaction

"Dortmund change their face in Europe," says Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon as the Bianconeri take on the Bundesliga strugglers for the first time since the 1996/97 final.
Monday 15 December 2014 18.15 CET
 
Arsenal v Monaco: fixture facts and reaction

Arsenal v Monaco: fixture facts and reaction

AS Monaco FC's Leonardo Jardim says his team will be the underdogs when they play Arsenal FC in a round of 16 tie that will mark the return of Arsène Wenger to the principality.
Monday 15 December 2014 17.53 CET
 
Leverkusen v Atlético: fixture facts and reaction

Leverkusen v Atlético: fixture facts and reaction

With the clubs meeting for a second time, Club Atlético de Madrid captain Gabi said his side will not underestimate their German opponents while Roger Schmidt hailed a "great draw".
Monday 15 December 2014 17.52 CET
 
Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea: facts and reaction

Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea: facts and reaction

The Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea FC tie is not just a repeat of the 2013/14 quarter-final but a return to Stamford Bridge for David Luiz, who moved to France in the summer.
Monday 15 December 2014 17.52 CET
 
Shakhtar v Bayern: fixture facts and reaction

Shakhtar v Bayern: fixture facts and reaction

FC Shakhtar Donetsk are a "dangerous opponent" for FC Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm while Taras Stepanenko dubbed the Bavarians the "strongest club in Europe".
Monday 15 December 2014 17.25 CET
 
Basel v Porto: fixture facts and reaction

Basel v Porto: fixture facts and reaction

FC Porto's Julen Lopetegui vowed to defend Portugal's bid as the country's last representative while Paulo Sousa declared his FC Basel 1893 team can take on any side.
Monday 15 December 2014 17.19 CET