Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s historic achievement in reaching the club’s first Champions League final after a superb 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain sealed an impressive 4-1 aggregate victory.
The Champions League semifinal between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City on Wednesday is as much a clash of footballing titans as a proxy battle between competing Persian Gulf nations and visions for European football's future.
Manchester United forecast annual revenue would fall for the first time in five years after its failure to qualify for this season’s UEFA Champions League but backed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to rebuild the English soccer club.
Juventus has been sent back to the drawing board after its Champions League ambitions were shattered by an Ajax Amsterdam side whose transfer spending this season has been roughly one fifth of its own.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised Lionel Messi for settling his side down after a nervy start against Manchester United and inspiring the Catalans to a 3-0 victory to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.