Bayern Munich: Bayern Mu-nich have filed a complaint with UEFA over what they described as “violent attacks” by Spanish police on their fans during half-time of their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. Baton-wielding officers clashed with away supporters at the Bernabeu, with Bayern labelling the police’s behaviour as “misplaced and excessive”.
Mirabelli: Massimo Mirabelli is the new technical director at Milan as the Serie A club’s new Chinese owners embark on an ambitious restructuring project at San Siro. The 47-year-old’s last role in football was with Milan’s city rivals Inter, for whom he had worked as chief scout since the summer of 2014, following a stint in England with Southampton.
Concacaf: Hosts Tigres drew 1-1 with Pachuca in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final on Tuesday after Eduardo Vargas missed a penalty that could have given them an advantage in next week’s second leg. Visiting Pachuca got the perfect start when a Raul Lopez free kick from 35 yards out was deflected into the net by Eduardo Vargas after three minutes. Tigres, defeated finalists last year, equalised after 32 minutes when Ismael Sosa was on hand to tap home after keeper Alfonso Blanco spilled a low cross.
Defoe: Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe will be guest of honour at the birthday party of Bradley Lowery – the young football fan who is battling a rare form of cancer. Lowery’s battle against neuroblastoma has touched the footballing world as he has appeared as mascot for both his beloved Sunderland and England. Defoe has struck up a particularly close relationship with the five-year-old, and told CNN he has been invited to his upcoming birthday party.
Appeal: St Etienne’s home game with Rennes on Sunday will be played behind closed doors. Les Verts have decided to withdraw an appeal against a Ligue 1 sanction after supporters disrupted a league match against rivals Lyon in February.