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(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris lies unconscious after a collision against Everton last season – he persuaded physios to allow him to continue in the game. Photograph Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Players who lose consciousness in English top-flight matches next season will not be allowed to return to the field of play under new rules introduce(...)

Rioters clash with police in Buenos Aires following Argentina’s defeat to Germany in Sunday night’s World Cup Final in Brazil. Photograph. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

‘Tell Me How You Feel Now’ was Monday’s gloating front page headline of Brazilian sports daily Lance!All month the Argentine fans at the World Cup hav(...)

Germany’s Mario Götze scores the winner past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as  Ezequiel Garay looks on at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: David Gray / Reuters

Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra-time) It came later, much later, than the one that decided the final they fought out in Rome’s Olympic stadi(...)

Robin van Persie scores the Netherlands’ opening goal during the World Cup Group B match against Spain  at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Netherlands 5 Spain 1: Redemption for Arjen Robben and the Netherlands arrived in the form of an emphatic reversal of fortunes from the 2010 final and(...)

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger retrieves the ball during the match against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Arsène Wenger accused the Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli of “killing” Arsenal in their 2-0 home defeat by Bayern Munich on a Champions League (...)

Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates his goal against Norwich City with Ashley Young (R). Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters.

A number of former Manchester United players have accused Ashley Young of diving in the wake of last night’s 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad.The England (...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben scores the winning goal past Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during the Champions League Final  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:   Phil Noble/Reuters

Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2: A dramatic late winner by Arjen Robben sealed a fifth European title for Bayern Munich with the Bavarians even(...)