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(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

AS Monaco had the last laugh in their Champions League last 16 tie against Arsenal on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 side surviving a shaky second leg performan(...)

Stephanie Roche is ready to adjust to the heat of Texas as she settles in to her new life with the Houston Dash. Photograph: Inpho 2:29

Stephanie Roche is only a few days in Texas but she is already thinking how the heat in the American South might affect her game. On Saturday, a day a(...)

Stephanie Roche netted her first goal of the year and her seventh for Ireland as the Republic’s women’s team completed their Istria Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over World Cup finalists Costa Rica in Croatia on Wednesday afternoon. 2:29

It only took Stephanie Roche two touches this time to produce a goal that already looks like it could be in the shake-up for the best strike of 2015.R(...)

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. The 25-year-old mad(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I’m the first Irish woman to ever go over and play there. I’ve been given a huge opportunity by Houston Dash and I’m hoping I’ll be able to go over and do well and hopefully be successful over there.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times 1:47

Fifa Puskas Award runner-up Stephanie Roche has announced she has signed a two-year contract with the Texas-based Houston Dash soccer team to play (...)

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(...)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo held his birthday party after 4-0 loss against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish Primera Division league soccer match. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has defended the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner after he was criticised for throwing a lavish 30th birthday party on Saturday hours(...)

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(...)

James Rodriguez scored Real Madrid’s opening goal against Sevilla but was later forced off with a broken metatarsal. (Phorograph: REUTERS/Susana Vera)

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez is facing a spell on the sidelines after breaking a metatarsal during Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sevilla. Madr(...)