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  1. Decoding Luiz's PSG move, Real Madrid's fickle nature, more

    Gabriele Marcotti

    We don't know exactly how much Paris Saint-Germain will pay to sign David Luiz from Chelsea. Reported figures have ranged from $67 million to $80 million; you suspect that some part of it may be performance-related. What we do know is that the pla...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  2. Real get better of Madrid's emotional Champions League final

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Carlo Ancelotti has been to seven European Cup finals in the past 30 years: three as a player, four as a manager, most as the clear-cut pregame favourite. He brushed off questions about this ahead of the game. ("It's not as if it's particularly ...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  3. Does PSG's move for David Luiz represent value for money?

    Jonathan Johnson

    Speculation on Friday morning suggested that Paris Saint-Germain were preparing a mammoth transfer swoop for Chelsea's Brazil international David Luiz. By the evening, the French champions officially confirmed an agreement for the 27-year-old and tha...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  4. Diego Simeone's road to becoming the darling of football

    Marcela Mora y Araujo

    Diego Simeone needs no introduction at this stage. The Atletico Madrid manager delivered the club's first La Liga title since 1996 and, along the way in a wonderful season, defeated Barcelona at the Camp Nou, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Real Madri...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. Madrid's two clubs arrive in Lisbon via very different paths

    John Brewin

    LISBON -- "We have won the novena and next year we will go for the decima, and then undecima and the duodecima," proclaimed Florentino Perez, Real Madrid's president. It was the key message of a victory banquet speech in Glasgow that followed Real's ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  6. How Atletico can stop Ronaldo, Bale

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are a formidable duo to stop. END# Atletico Madrid has been praised as one of the best defensive teams in Europe this season, and the team's ability to concede a tournament-low five goals...

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  7. Previewing the all-Madrid Champions League final

    Jacob Nitzberg, ESPN Stats & Information

    The UEFA Champions League final is Saturday at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet in the second Champions League final between Spanish clubs, and the first between teams from the same city. Here is a stati...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  8. Atleti and life without Costa

    John Brewin

    It's the first half at Camp Nou in the final game of the La Liga season and Atletico Madrid are making a rare break. Diego Costa sets off down Barcelona's left flank to receive Koke's pass. He never gets there, having suddenly slowed, clutching his l...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  9. How to bet the Champions League final

    James Eastham

    #INSERT type:image caption: Can La Liga champs Atletico Madrid add a Champions League title this season? END# The meeting of Madrid's fierce rivals should provide one of the most fascinating Champions League finals in years. Real Madrid are chasing t...

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  10. How should UEFA spend FFP fine money?

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Six days have passed since UEFA announced its financial fair play settlements with the nine clubs that were found in breach by the Club Financial Control Board (CFCB). One of the upshots of the whole thing is that 50.8 million euros ($69.5 million) w...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  11. Atletico proves money isn't everything

    Rory Smith

    Jose Mourinho spent most of this season perpetuating it. Arsene Wenger has espoused it for years, too. So did Rafael Benitez. It extends way beyond the Premier League, though, into every major European competition. It is perhaps the most pervasiv...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  12. PSG sign off record-breaking season in style

    Jonathan Johnson

    Paris Saint-Germain ended the 2013-14 Ligue 1 season on a high with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Montpellier HSC at Parc des Princes on Saturday. With the capital club's first run of back-to-back titles -- as well as a maiden league and domestic cup ...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  13. What UEFA's Financial Fair Play ruling means

    Gabriele Marcotti

    After months of speculation, settlements have finally been reached between UEFA and nine clubs over breaches of European football's Financial Fair Play regulations. So, what does it all mean? Here are answers to the most pertinent questions. Q: So...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  14. The wisdom of a Leonardo return

    Jonathan Johnson

    According to reports Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain's former sporting director Leonardo has hinted at a sensational return to his former role this summer. After one season out of action because of a suspension for pushing a referee at the end of last...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  15. Three Things: Sevilla vs. Benfica

    Mark Lomas

    After 120 tense minutes in Turin, Sevilla claimed their third UEFA Cup/Europa League title in nine years, beating Benfica 4-2 on penalties. Here are three quick things from the Europa League final... 1. Falling at the final hurdle... again And ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  16. Switzerland are energized by youth

    Brian Homewood

    BERNE, Switzerland -- Switzerland's past two World Cup appearances have put them firmly among the ranks of unremarkable European sides who clutter up the competition. They were one of seven UEFA teams who went out in the group stage four years ago wh...

    Blog | May 12, 2014