Polish striker Robert Lewandowski during his team’s training session in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Russell Martin has warned Robert Lewandowski that Scotland will not miss the chance to put another hefty challenge on him. The Poland striker has dema(...)

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman looks a major doubt for Ireland’s two European Championship qualifiers with Germany and Poland due to a hamstring strain. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Seamus Coleman’s fitness will be assessed by the FAI’s medical staff this morning before any final decision is made on his ability to play in the Euro(...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after his fifth goal in the Bundesliga  match against  VfL Wolfsburg in Munich. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski showed that he is in top form ahead of next month’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at home to the Republic of Ireland b(...)

Roma’s  Alessandro Florenzi  celebrates after scoring from just inside the Barcelona half during the Champions League match at the  Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Alessandro Florenzi scored an extraordinary goal from a seemingly impossible position on the right touchline, around 40 met(...)

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(...)