The Republic of Ireland are set to play the Netherlands in their final home warm-up game ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Netherlands are to provide the opposition in the Republic of Ireland’s farewell friendly in Dublin ahead of the Euro 2016. Details of the fixtu(...)

Bayern  Munich’s Rafinha exchanges words with Arturo Vidal after their defeat at between Borussia Moenchengladbach. Photo: Reuters

In-form Borussia Moenchengladbach struck three times in 14 minutes in the second-half to floor champions Bayern Munich 3-1 and inflict their first Bu(...)

Pep Guardiola is expecting a long-ball game from Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. Photograph: EPA

When Arsene Wenger does write that book there will surely be a chapter about his near misses in the transfer market. It is likely to be substantial. (...)

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal’s winner against Bayern Munich at the Emirates. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 0 After all the post-mortems, the punishing headlines and the scrutiny that has fallen on Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are su(...)

Stoke City have agreed a €17m fee with Inter Milan for Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City have agreed a fee of €17 million with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or e(...)

Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Gurdoila says Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. Photograph: Reuters

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after Barca eliminated his side 5-3 on aggregate t(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Bayern Munich’s Thiago, Xabi Alonso, Juan Bernat and Mehdi Benatia all in pursuit. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Bayern will need a Munich miracle to retain their dream of reaching the Champions League final on home soil after the five-time champions slumped to a(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique first met Guardiola when they both played on Spain’s gold-medal winning football team at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barça beat Córdoba 8-0 at the weekend. The team is humming, and its coach knows it. When Luis Enrique spoke about the draw for tonight’s Champions Lea(...)

Bayern Munich believe head coach Pep Guardiola will stay with the German club beyond his current contract. Photograph: Reuters.

Juventus may be in the semi-finals for the first time in 12 years but of all four clubs left in, the Italian side have the best record at this stage o(...)