The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

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Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan will continue to produce outstanding online radio content for The Irish Times.

The Irish Times today announced the signing of an extended contract with the Second Captains team who provide The Irish Times Second Captains Podcast;(...)

Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the Premier League against Arsenal. Photograph: by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger had described him as “an Arsenal man”, but Robin van Persie celebrated his goal at Old Trafford yesterday like a Manchester United-suppo(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Andre Villas-Boas. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Andre Villas-Boas has accused Chelsea of playing “invisible” football and lacking style or identity since the days of Jose Mourinho as he prepares (...)