He couldn't say "no" to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, revealed Zinedine Zidane after the football great made a surprise return to coach the club less than a year after leaving the Spanish giants in the wake of one of its great European successes.
For the first time since May 2015 -- a run stretching 46 months -- Real Madrid is out of the Champions League.
Real Madrid may be struggling on the pitch this season but they've certainly had better luck off it.
Ranked second in value behind Manchester United with a worth of over $4 billion, Real Madrid says its stadium renovation plan will help make it the "best club of the 21st Century."
Lionel Messi has fractured a bone in his right arm and will miss the El Clasico match against Real Madrid next week.
Real Madrid has written to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to register the club's opposition to La Liga's plan to stage a league match between Barcelona and Girona this season in the US.
Luka Modric narrowly missed out on winning the World Cup this year, but he did walk away with FIFA's highest individual honor on Monday.
Since last winning the competition in 1996, few clubs have endured Champions League heartbreak quite like Juventus.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a plea deal to avoid prison on tax fraud charges, according to The Associated Press.
Even in silhouette, Cristiano Ronaldo's celebratory pose is instantly recognizable to sports fans across the world.
After nine years, 16 trophies and 451 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane has announced he is stepping down as Real Madrid coach less than a week after he guided the club to a third consecutive Champions League title.
Police are investigating death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after two of his mistakes played a major part in the English Premier League side's 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid.
When it comes to the Champions League, there's no stopping Real Madrid.
In his first Champions League final, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren will not only have to quell Cristiano Ronaldo but also keep Real Madrid's other attacking threats quiet.
The road to Kiev is set to be a weird but not so wonderful one for thousands of Liverpool and Real Madrid fans attending Saturday's Champions League final in Ukraine.
Mohamed Salah could yet write one final crowning chapter in what has been a phenomenal season for Liverpool's Egyptian international.
Liverpool saw off a spirited Roma fightback to reach their first Champions League final since 2007 with a remarkable 7-6 aggregate victory.
Real Madrid reached its fourth Champions League final in five years, narrowly seeing off Bayern Munich in an enthralling semifinal.
It just wasn't Bayern Munich's night but the Champions League magic continues for Real Madrid.
Soccer heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were paired together in the Champions League semifinals while Liverpool's Mo Salah will make an emotional return to former side Roma.
Last year's Champions League finalist Juventus is out of the competition despite a spirited 3-1 second leg win against Real Madrid Wednesday.
Italian side Roma inflicted a shock defeat on Barcelona in the Champions League Tuesday night, overturning a heavy loss from the first leg to advance to the semifinals.
Cristiano Ronaldo had already scored a record 118 Champions League goals but this one was different.