No domestic teams could have sustained the pace or matched the invention
Bayern Munich win 4-0 on aggregate
Portugal captain is starting to dominate a tournament like few before him – not even Leo Messi, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke
“Holland are a joke” is the headline in Volkskrant.
Marseille 0 Bayern Munich 2
A final 15 minutes of high drama at San Siro ended in Marseilles knocking out Internazionale to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals last night.
After Barrygate, prepare for Harrygate. Such is the feverish expectation of England's tournament football success that Gareth Barry's ankle became as much of a hot topic two summers ago as the fractured metatarsals of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney had in previous campaigns. "Barry preying on Fabio's mind" ran one headline at the time. "Not a prayer without crocked Barry" was another.
His passion plays a big part. He's been there and done it, so he knows how it feels
Tottenham Hotspur ace Rafael van der Vaart has suggested that he could have stayed at Real Madrid rather than leaving for first-team football in England.
Six weeks since he 'lost control' on the biggest night of his career, England's top referee has finally answered his critics
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has stoked the fire once more after he claimed Netherlands physiotherapist Dick van Toorn needs glasses for failing to spot Arjen Robben's thigh injury during the World Cup.
Wayne Rooney is the only Premier League player on the 12-man shortlist for Uefa's Club Footballer of the Year. Internazionale, who won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, have five and Barcelona four.
Unified Holland believe this is their time as fired-up Robben claims 'I don't need friends, I want to be a world champion'
Tomorrow they could be hailed as one of the greatest teams of all. Today they relax
Spain's beautiful game may meet its match in Sneijder's steel