Robbie Keane of the LA Galaxy vies for the ball with Victor Cabrera of the Montreal Impact during their MLS match. Photograph: AFP Photo

Robbie Keane continues to top the list of Irish earners in the MLS by quite a distance but recent arrivals at LA Galaxy, Steven Gerrard and Giovani Do(...)

Juventus’ and Chievo’s players compete as the stand of Juventus’ supporters is closed after the clash between Torino and Juventus Supporters, during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Chievo. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci criticised supporters who jeered the Serie A champions off the pitch after their 1-1 draw at home to Chievo. Juvent(...)

Robbie Keane’s five goals in two matches against Gibraltar have enabled him win back top scorer slot in  history of European qualification matches from Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Andrea Pirlo was one of the classiest midfield playmakers in Europe for more than a decade, but it turns out that doesn’t count for much in Major L(...)

Robbie Keane has been overtaken by Steven Gerrard as the LA Galaxy’s highest paid player. Photograph: EPA

Robbie Keane remains one of the highest paid players in the MLS according to 2015 salary figures released by the MLS Players Union. Keane currently ta(...)

Andrea Pirlo has agreed a deal with Major League Soccer side New York City FC which will see him leave Juventus and line up alongside Frank Lampard and David Villa. Photo: Getty Images

Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo is leaving Juventus to join Major League Soccer side New York City FC, the Turin club have announced. The Italy star, 36(...)

‘The world of football has possibly never known a man to distribute the ball like Xavi Hernández (L). Arguably only Andrea Pirlo (R) in the modern game can rival him in being so niggardly with possession.’ Photographs: Reuters and EPA.

Someone calculated that the gematria values – where a numerical value is assigned to a letter – of Xavi (56) and pass (55) and they are almost iden(...)

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)

 Alvaro Morata equalises for Juventus in the Champions League semi-final second leg at  Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo:  Paul Hanna/Reuters

Massimo Allegri had warned his team would face “95 long and interminable minutes” at the Santiago Bernabéu, and so it proved. But the reward at the en(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces the media in Turin yesterday.  Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

The first reaction, outside the madhouse that is Real Madrid, is one of incredulity. Carlo Ancelotti, the manager who won the Champions League last s(...)

Juventus players celebrate at the end of their Serie A match against Sampdoria at the Marassi Stadium in Genoa to win their fourth successive league title. Photograph: Reuters.

Juventus landed a fourth successive Serie A crown, and their first under coach Massimiliano Allegri, with four games to spare by winning 1-0 at Sampdo(...)