Bayern Munich’s manager Pep Guardiola, with ripped trousers, gives his players instructions during the Champions League second-leg quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Stadium, Munich. Photograph: Getty.

If Pep Guardiola looked unusually hungry on the touchline at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, this was perhaps for more than just the usual reason(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller scores his side’s goal in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photo: Andreas Gebert/EPA

Bayern Munich 6 FC Porto 1 (Bayern win 7-4 on agg) As you were, then, Pep. This was an extraordinary Champions League quarter-final second leg (...)

Jackson Martinez got Porto’s third in their 3-1 win against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Reuters

Porto 3 Bayern Munich 1Porto capitalised on a string of defensive mistakes to beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarte(...)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola warns his side not to fall asleep against Porto. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they meet Porto but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder  Wes Hoolahan holds off the challenge of Poland’s  Tomasz Jodlowiec during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 1 Poland 1: Player ratings16 Shay Given 6/10Nothing to do really. Peszko’s goal was a curling, left footed strike.Encouraging to see him start(...)

Shane Long wheels away in celebration after scoring the Republic of Ireland equaliser against Poland in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho 7:42

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1 So, a night full of passion on pride at the Aviva but points, as they say make prizes, and like the loyalties of(...)

Robbie Keane being put through his paces ahead of the Poland game. LA-based striker should be more involved than last outing in Glasgow. Photograph: Donnall Farmer/Inpho 2:59

A detailed history of Ireland’s many encounters with Poland would run to several volumes and contain its share of comedy and calamity but it is the(...)

Stephen Quinn has played in three of Ireland’s four European qualifiers so far. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having waited six years after he was first called up to the senior squad before winning his first cap, much of that spell spent in the international w(...)

Republic of Ireland internationals   Stephen Quinn and Kevin Doyle during  training  at Gannon Park in  Malahide. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Stephen Quinn has warned the Republic of Ireland not to be fooled into believing they only have to shackle lethal striker Robert Lewandowski to get th(...)

Shay Given is looking to reclaim the Ireland number one shirt from David Forde Photograph: Inpho

Shay Given insists that his aim is to displace David Forde rather than just help to prepare him for the Republic of Ireland’s vital European champions(...)