Sport Jose Bosingwa says he will not play for Portugal again while Paulo Bento is in charge

Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea defender, has said he will not play international football again while Paulo Bento remains Portugal manager. The 29-year-old had been pre-selected to join his national side for the Euro 2012 play-off games with Bosnia but was left out of Bento's final 25-man squad.

Spanish media reaction to Barcelona victory

Barcelona's joy at reaching the Champions League final and Real Madrid's fury at more perceived refereeing injustice split the Spanish media's reaction to last night's semi-final second leg.

Barcelona expect 'different' Manchester United in Wembley final

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects to face a very different Manchester United side to the one they beat in the 2009 Champions League final as the two teams look set to meet in European football's showpiece at Wembley later this month.

Barca head to Wembley after draw with Real

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 1 (Barcelona win 3-1 on aggregate)

Bolton player Alonso in court over fatal car crash

Madrid police have confirmed Bolton defender Marcos Alonso was involved in a car accident in which a woman died.



Uefa sends Collina to monitor Barca-Madrid clash

Uefa is sending Italian refereeing great Pierluigi Collina to monitor Belgian match official Frank de Bleeckere's handling of a potentially volatile Champions League semi-finals clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Real complaint rejected as Barça feud deepens

Madrid level racism accusation at Busquets as bad blood continues to simmer

Masterful Messi lights up Bernabeu clash

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 2

Hotter than LA, drier than Madrid - Britain hogs the super soaraway April sun!

It's great, but it's not spring as we know it. David Randall on the upsides and downsides of an extraordinary season

Jose Mourinho: 'Copa del Rey is just the start'

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said the Copa del Rey final triumph over Barcelona shows his side can compete with their rivals and can come out on top in the clubs' forthcoming Champions League semi-final tie.

First blood to Real as Ronaldo seals Cup win in extra-time

Barcelona 0 Real Madrid 1 (aet; 0-0 at 90 min)

Ferguson reassured by United response to St James' onslaught

Sir Alex Ferguson insisted that the way Manchester United responded to a ferocious first-half assault by Newcastle on Tuesday night gave him confidence his players would not falter in the Premier League's final furlong.

United damage Wembley dressing room

Hole kicked in wall after FA Cup semi-final defeat / League leaders face Newcastle in key game tonight

De Gea denies Old Trafford deal

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea has refuted reports which say he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United.

Manchester United target David de Gea insists future is yet to be decided

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea has again played down speculation he is set to join Manchester United in the summer.

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