France’s captain Karim Benzema reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Brazil at the Stade de France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France (...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Holders Real Madrid will play city rivals Atletico in the Champions League quarter finals in a repeat of last year’s final which Real won 4-1. Photograph: Getty 2:15

The defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn to face city rivals Atlético Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals in a repeat of last yea(...)

Italy’s former World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a 10-month jail sentence. Photograph Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Fabio Cannavaro has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.The 41-y(...)

Juventus’ striker  Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring his side’s winner. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Juventus 2 Borussia Dortmund 1Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Boru(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels doesn’t seem to interested in transfer talk. Photograph: Marius Becker/EPA

Borussia Dortmund’s battle to avoid relegation will not be derailed by constant transfer talk regarding top players leaving the Bundesliga club, defen(...)

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain second best to Bjorn Borg in Swedish sports poll. Photograph: Yoan Valat / EPA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed disappointment at finishing second in a list of the 150 greatest Swedish sports stars. Former tennis ace Bjorn Borg,(...)

Napoli players celebrate their victory as they hold their trophy after defeating Juventus FC in the Italian Super Cup final at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  EPA

Napoli ended Juventus’s hopes of securing a record seventh Italian Super Cup after snatching a dramatic 6-5 shootout win that stretched to 18 nerve-ja(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Juventus’ captain Gianluigi Buffon celebrates with his team mates at the end of the match against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League Group A soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Reuters

Group AJuventus had veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank as they scraped into the Champions League knockout stage with a goalless draw at home(...)