The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

Gareth Bale scores his second and Wales’ third goal in the Euro 2016 Group B qualifier against Israel in Haifa. Photograph:   Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Israel 0 Wales 3Gareth Bale turned on the style as Wales took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2016 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Israel (...)

Gareth Bale celebrates ending his goal drought against Levante. Rarely has a celebration caused such a fallout. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Rarely has a goal celebration been scrutinised so closely. Last Sunday, Real Madrid laboured to a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Levante in La Lig(...)

Holders Real Madrid will play city rivals Atletico in the Champions League quarter finals in a repeat of last year’s final which Real won 4-1. Photograph: Getty 2:15

The defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn to face city rivals Atlético Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals in a repeat of last yea(...)

Real Madrid’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti has been under pressure following a run of poor results. Photograph: AFP.

The Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, insisted that the coach Carlo Ancelotti will continue at the club “whatever happens” but avoided saying (...)

Carlo Ancelotti: ‘Atletico were better than us in everything’ in Madrid derby. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Real Madrid scored twice against Deportivo La Coruña on Saturday evening, but the loudest noise heard at the Santiago Bernabéu was not the cheers that(...)

 Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria (L) displays his new shirt and number on the pitch at Old Trafford with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ashley Young is sure Manchester United did not make an expensive mistake when they spent €80 million and broke the British transfer record to sign Ang(...)

Gareth Bale has fallen from grace as Real Madrid go through a sticky patch since the start of the year. Photograph: Reuters.

A strange thing has been happening recently at Real Madrid, who have started 2015 with only five wins in nine games. Considering they had won the pre(...)

In-form Neymar is challenged by Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi struck the winner for Barcelona as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 at home and move a point behind leaders Real Madrid(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has ruled out a potential move to Manchester United. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale has brushed aside reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time soon.The Wales forwa(...)