Germany moved to the top of Euro 2016 qualification Group D after a 3-1 win over Poland in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters

Germany 3 Poland 1 Germany’s Mario Götze struck twice as the world champions beat rivals Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifying enc(...)

 Scotland boss Gordon Strachan  at yesterday’s  media conference. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan senses a healthy “nervous excitement” among his squad and the fans ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in(...)

Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich, the joint fastest in the league’s history. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Coach Pep Guardiola said Bayern Munich were taught a lesson after conceding an early goal against Hoffenheim on Saturday and battling back to win 2-1 (...)

Thomas Müller in action for Bayern Munich during a  friendly against Inter Milan in  Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says he cannot guarantee that Thomas Müller will not follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. Rep(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing fans for a ‘big surprise’. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United are in the process of recruiting a new striker. Senior sources at United were insistent last week that (...)

Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Sebastian Rode, Xabi Alonso and Javi Martinez look dejected at the end of their Champions League semi-final. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Bayern Munich 3 Barcelona 2On a muggy, absorbing, oddly processional night at the Allianz Arena Barcelona reached their eighth European Cup final with(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique first met Guardiola when they both played on Spain’s gold-medal winning football team at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barça beat Córdoba 8-0 at the weekend. The team is humming, and its coach knows it. When Luis Enrique spoke about the draw for tonight’s Champions Lea(...)

Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski speaks with Bayern Munich’s team doctor Volker Braun after he collided with Dortmund’s German keeper Mitchell Langerak during the German Cup DFB Pokal semi-final. Photo: Guenter Schiffman/Getty Images 0:54

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski said he hoped he could play with a face mask in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, first leg in Barcelona aft(...)