José Mourinho leaves the examining magistrate’s court number 4 in Madrid. Photo: EPA

José Mourinho declared the case brought against him for alleged tax fraud to be closed after he accepted the arguments put forward by Spain’s Inland R(...)

Harry Winks. Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli inspired Tottenham to a 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Shortly before half-time on a thrilling, boisterous European night, there was a moment of rare comedy at Wembley. Tackling back in his own half, Harry(...)

Christian Stuani of Girona celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during their La Liga win over Real Madrid. Photo: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Girona 2 Real Madrid 1 Girona claimed a stunning 2-1 victory over Real Madrid to deal a major blow to the LaLiga champions’ hopes of retaining their (...)

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy after winning the Best Fifa Men’s Player of 2017 award. Photograph: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Fifa men’s player of the year award. Ronaldo retained the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, inclu(...)

Ronaldo and Mourinho continue to deny any wrongdoing in their tax affairs, while Di Maria pleaded guilty to tax fraud in June. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Andy Quinn, the managing partner of high-profile accounting firm Moore Stephens, has left the firm. Mr Quinn gained public prominence in Irish and in(...)

 Karim Benzema misses a chance to score. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Tottenham 1 Harry Kane’s reaction said it all. It was a mixture of disbelief and deep regret. There were 71 minutes on the clock at th(...)

Tottenham Hotspur players during a training spin at Real Madrid’s  Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur, Tuesday, 7.45pm (Eir Sport 2/BT Sport 2) For Hugo Lloris, it is an occasion to savour and an opportunity to embrace.(...)

Harry Kane will hope to maintain his current goalscoring hotstreak when Tottenham Hotspur meet Real Madrid in their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

When Pep Guardiola referred to Tottenham Hotspur as “the Harry Kane” team, there were people at the London club who did not know whether to laugh or c(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during their La Liga win over Getafe. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Getafe 1 Real Madrid 2 Cristiano Ronaldo atoned for a glaring miss by scoring his first LaLiga goal of the season as Real Madrid defeated cross-city (...)

Ireland’s James McClean watches his shot go fly past Wayne Hennessey in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

James McClean’s right-footed strike in Cardiff on Monday night was enough to book Ireland a 2018 World Cup playoff place with the situation helpfully (...)

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