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Real Madrid win with a vital ruthlessness but are they truly great? | Jonathan Wilson | Football | The Guardian
The Champions League triumph against Liverpool showed that Real Madrid’s most obvious quality is simply that they win.

Loris Karius: Merseyside Police look into death threats to Liverpool goalkeeper - BBC Sport
Merseyside Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward to 'give an answer' on his future soon - BBC Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo says he will give an answer on his future "in the next few days" after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League.

Fulham promoted to Premier League after play-off win over Aston Villa | Football | The Guardian
The 2018/19 Premier League is set.

Aston Villa face task of keeping Jack Grealish after Wembley agony | Ian Malin | Football | The Guardian
No 26 did not deliver destiny for Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final, and now Steve Bruce has problems preparing for another promotion tilt.

Lyon sweep to Women’s Champions League win over 10-player Wolfsburg | Football | The Guardian
Lyon produced a superb extra-time comeback to beat 10-player Wolfsburg 4-1 and take a record fifth Women’s Champions League title.

Why didn't Francis Jeffers fulfil his undoubted potential?
When Arsène Wenger splashed £8m on Francis Jeffers, many believed he could become an England regular. What went wrong?

Wayne Rooney: DC United hopeful over deal to sign Everton forward - BBC Sport
DC United are hopeful of getting a deal "over the line" to bring Everton forward Wayne Rooney to MLS, says coach Ben Olsen.