Petr Cech is good with his hands - he's proved that in the Premier League during the past nine years. Nevertheless you might be surprised to discover that he can play the drums.
MICHAEL WALKER: In 1940 Magdalena Heidkamp, wife of Bayern Munich captain Konrad, took the club's trophies and buried them to prevent the Nazis from confiscating them.
Saturday sees the first all-German Champions League final when Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich take on Jurgen Klopp's free-flowing Borussia Dortmund side at Wembley. Here, Sportsmail looks at the crucial battles, the best stats and the stories of the tournament so far in the big countdown to Saturday's showpiece.
Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair has had to have a rib removed as doctors found it was pushing on a vein, causing the blood-clot that has kept him out since May 3.
With the Champions League final just days away, Sportsmail writers think back to their favourite memories from years gone by.
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has raised the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo following Jose Mourinho to Chelsea... after dismissing Manchester United's chances of re-signing the Portuguese star.
Darren Bent has been told he can leave Aston Villa this summer as the club prepares to take a huge hit on their investment in the England international.
Manchester City launched their new Nike kit at the same time as a record-breaking deal with the New York Yankees, and their players took advantage of being paraded in the Big Apple to get stuck in to the nightlife.
Staff at Wembley Stadium were putting the finishing touches to their Champions League final facelift as they prepared themselves for an invasion of German fans.
Paul Scholes will pull on a Manchester United shirt just weeks after announcing his retirement. Fans will get a glimpse of Scholes in the Red Heart Legends match on June 2.
England players will leave the post-season United States tour following the first of two friendlies with Manchester City, defender Gary Cahill has confirmed.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho have been handed two-match Spanish Cup bans for their roles in the ugly scenes at the end of the 2-1 Copa del Rey final defeat to Atletico.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes Tottenham's Gareth Bale would be a great fit for Real Madrid, as Spurs face a fight to keep their star at White Hart Lane.
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano today unveiled former player Claudio Reyna as the new director of football at the newly-formed New York City FC.
Dale Jennings will stand alongside supporters to watch his club mates bid to be crowned Kings of Europe this weekend before bidding a reluctant 'Auf Wiedersehen' to his great German adventure.
Manchester City will appoint Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager by the start of June and he will immediately open face-to-face talks with Carlos Tevez about his future at the Etihad Stadium.
This time last year Florent Malouda was still celebrating Chelsea's Champions League triumph after coming on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.
The speed of former Stoke manager Tony Pulis's departure may have taken some at the club by surprise but the 55-year-old admits he knew the writing was on the wall before the end of the season.
Keep track of all the latest transfers this summer with our club-by-club guide...
Fulham have confirmed the signings of defender Fernando Amorebieta and midfielder Derek Boateng on free transfers. Venezuela defender Amorebieta, 28, has signed a four-year deal after eight seasons with Athletic Bilbao.
There's always been something special about the European Cup final. And our latest Golden Years special features the match ahead of this weekend's clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Amid the predictable praise and admiration for a footballer with truly extraordinary ability, John Collins drops in one telling little word with notable frequency. There are plenty of ‘ifs’ surrounding Leigh Griffiths, right enough.
Manchester City's incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini is preparing to take over from the sacked Roberto Mancini. Here, PETE JENSON sheds some light on the man who is known to Malaga fans as 'God'.
Three years after their first visit, Manchester City were back in Harlem on Wednesday. The chief executive was different — Garry Cook’s Black Country twang being replaced by Ferran Soriano’s Spanish lilts — and this time they were without a manager.
Adel Taarabt has been hit in the pocket with fines of over 60,000 in the past month for a series of misdemeanors. The QPR midfielder has incurred Harry Redknapp's wrath over several breaches of discipline.
Mario Gotze will miss the Champions League final - meaning he will avoid another angry backlash from furious Borussia Dortmund fans. The forward has been ruled out of Saturday's showpiece at Wembley with a thigh injury.
Former Manchester United and England footballer Brian Greenhoff has died at the age of 60. He played 271 games for United and was capped 18 times for England.
Thomas Vermaelen fears he may have to leave Arsenal to keep alive hopes of playing in the World Cup for Belgium. Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are Arsenal’s first-choice partnership and manager Arsene Wenger may sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams this summer.
Hull City are launching a bid to sign Wigan free agent Maynor Figueroa. The Honduran, 30, is out of contract and was due to sign for West Ham next month.
Andy Carroll's prospects of moving to West Ham won’t be jeopardised by the injury that will keep him out for up to four months.