Barcelona’s Lionel Messi chips AS Roma goalkeeper  Wojciech Szczesny to score his side’s second goal in the Champions Cup Group F game at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 6 Roma 1 Luis Suarez hit a brace and set up a double for Lionel Messi in his first start after injury as Barcelona crushed AS Roma 6-1 at th(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Richard Keogh: “We have a lot of experience in big games and have to use that.” Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Richard Keogh has made a habit of looking adversity in the eye. His response to the disappointment of losing his captaincy at Derby County in Augus(...)

 Stephen Ward, Darron Gibson and Seamus Coleman at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at the FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Séamus Coleman is determined to play in a major tournament for Ireland and feels that his career would be incomplete if he did not get the chance to (...)

Thomas Muller celebrates with Douglas Costa after scoring Bayern Munich’s fifth goal against Arsenal. Photograph: Reuters

Arsène Wenger lamented a dismal defensive performance from his Arsenal team, as they slumped to a 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich that left their Champions (...)

Arsenal’s Petr Cech looks dejected after Thomas Muller scored Bayern Munich’s second goal. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Bayern Munich 5 Arsenal 1 From the moment that Robert Lewandowski exploited slackness in the Arsenal back line to score his 18th goal of the club sea(...)

José Mourinho: his team have  only one win in seven match. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

José Mourinho’s reluctance to discuss all things Jurgen Klopp was obvious from the outset. The Chelsea manager had spent his week besieged by talk o(...)

Bayern Munich fans hold a banner as they protest in the stands against the cost of tickets. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has promised Arsenal fans they will pay a “good price” for tickets in November’s Champions League return in Bavaria. (...)

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal’s winner against Bayern Munich at the Emirates. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 0 After all the post-mortems, the punishing headlines and the scrutiny that has fallen on Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are su(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Richard Keogh challenges Poland’s Robert Lewandowski for the ball during the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Ah, not to be. The play-offs it is, then, a 2016 summer trip to France remaining a provisional booking until next month’s play-offs are sorted, and as(...)