Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli (right) walks off the pitch at half-time with Real Madrid’s Pepe, before swapping shirts in the tunnel, during their Champions League Group B match at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Brendan Rodgers is planning to reprimand Mario Balotelli after another disappointing night for Liverpool in the Champions League and the latest demons(...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd right) scores the opening goal against Liverpool   at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3 Sometimes, in football, there is nothing for it but to accept that the other team are vastly superior. Liverpool have(...)

Steven Gerrard scores Liverpool’s second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Round of Sixteen, Second Leg match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield in 2009. Liverpool won the match 4-0. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Liverpool v Real MadridAnfield, 7.45pm, RTE 2, Sky Sports 5Steven Gerrard is demanding a much improved performance from his inconsistent Liverpool sid(...)

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano scored five against BATE Borisov in Minsk. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Group FNeymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in Champions League Group F on(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao at Santiago Bernabeu stadium last week. Photograph: Juanjo Martin / EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has revealed the lengths to which potential suitors for the Portuguese would have to go to sign him from Real (...)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Manchester United and will see out the rest of his playing career at the Spanish club, according to his agent Jorge Mendes. Photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Manchester United and will see out the rest of his playing career at the Spani(...)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his third goal during the friendly between Sweden and England in November 2012. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

On his birthday, an October day so gorgeous it seems as if summer might never end on the outskirts of Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains as defiant as (...)

Borussia Dortmund’s fans during their  Champions League Group D match   against Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to Champions League minnows Ludogorets after they fell a goal behind in Razgrad. After Marcelin(...)

Real Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti talks to Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session at Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia. Photo: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets will look to match the stunning giant-killing exploits of compatriots CSKA Sofia when they make their Champions League (...)