Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo  training ahead of his side’s quarter-final second leg against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The first man down was Gareth Bale, holding his calf. Next came Luka Modric, rubbing his knee. And yesterday morning it was confirmed that Karim Benz(...)

Iker Casillas hugs team mate Sergio Ramos after the Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s full-back Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape a red card after he threw a punch at the Atlético Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday’(...)

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF scores their third goal against  Schalke 04. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid 3 Shalke 4 (Madrid win 5-4 on aggregate) Real Madrid are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. That is not news; w(...)

James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (right) arrives at the team hotel  in Obidos, Portugal.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo missed training on Friday and will sit out Saturday’s friendly against Greece after complaining of muscular pain in his left thigh, (...)

Yaya Touré: “I simply said it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it would be an honour to play for PSG”. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Yaya Touré has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, stating his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken “ou(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid after scoring the winner  in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, Spain. Photogrpah:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 The Cardiff Express set off at 23.12 and (...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes during the defeat to West Brom at the weekend.

David Moyes will be backed by the Glazer family in the January transfer window should he wish to spend heavily, with the Manchester United manager con(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes on the touchline during the Premier League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield

In an attempt to put a bitter summer of transfer humiliation behind them, David Moyes will sit down with under-fire Manchester United vice-chairman Ed(...)