German  coach Joachim Löw during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Ina Fassbender / Reuters
German player ratings

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 6/10 Until the last kick, only had one moment where his heart rate would have crept up at all – stretching time to(...)

Poland’s Sebastian Mila (centre) celebrates with coach Adam Nawalka (left) after scoring against Germany  at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel / Reuters

Poland manager Adam Nawalka has no fears that his players will still be distracted by their historic win over world champions Germany when they take o(...)

 Christoph Kramer (front) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifying match against Poland. He misses the game against the Republic of Ireland with a stomach bug.   Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA 2:19

Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer is out of tomorrow night’s European Championship qualifier against Ireland with the 23 year-old s(...)

Jannik Vestergaard of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates a goal during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. Photo:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

The last leg of the journey to Hoffenheim provides a pretty clear early indication that you are going to a different type of Bundesliga club. Mannh(...)

Germany coach Joachim Low: says he is expecting a very intense game against Martin O’Neill’s Irish side in Gelsenkirchen. Photo:  Greg Fiume/Getty Images

World champions Germany will be without new captain Bastian Schweinsteiger as well as key midfielders Sami Khedira and Marco Reus for their upcoming(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s fans during their  Champions League Group D match   against Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to Champions League minnows Ludogorets after they fell a goal behind in Razgrad. After Marcelin(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Cillian Sheridan’s Apoel Nicosia have been drawn in Group F alongside Barcelona,  PSG and Ajax. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

Liverpool will have the a glamorous return to the Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage. Five-time Europea(...)

Heung-Min Son of Leverkusen celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round second leg match against FC Copenhagen. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Athletic Bilbao came from behind to secure their place in the group stage of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Napoli. After a 1-1 draw in (...)

 Mamadou Sakho  celebrates after Liverpool defeated Manchester City during the International Champions Cup 2014 at Yankee Stadium, New York. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still keen to add to his six summer signings already but he will have to wait to begin work with one of his new (...)