Jupp Heynckes after winning the Champions League final with Bayern Munich in 2013. Photograph: PA

Bayern Munich have announced the appointment of Jupp Heynckes as coach until the end of the season. The 72-year-old, who succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, ha(...)

German fans celebrate in Windsor Park. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

World champions Germany may have won 3-1 at Windsor Park on Thursday night but Northern Ireland are still parading, if not yet to Russia, then almost(...)

Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery goes down injured during their clash with Hertha Berlin. Photo: Odd Andersen/Getty Images

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury at the weekend. The 34-year-old hurt his left knee in(...)

Bayern Munich have sakced Carlo Ancelotti following their 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Photo: Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have sacked Carlo Ancelotti after Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. The Italian, who led Bayern to(...)

Brendan Rodgers: “We love to play at home but we are a team that enjoys playing away because the space can open up a little bit more.”  Photograph: Virginie Lefour/AFP/Getty

Brendan Rodgers believes Anderlecht’s desire to get their fans back onside could play into Celtic’s hands in the Champions League clash in Brussels. (...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will decide whether to field Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah against Spartak Moscow.  Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Jürgen Klopp seemed genuinely excited by his first visit to Moscow and the formidable police presence that greeted Liverpool’s arrival at Sheremetyevo(...)

 Luis Suarez scores Barcelona’s  third goal against Girona  in the 3-0 victory at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga, maintaining their 100 percent start as they cruised to a 3-0 victory at Catalan rivals Gir(...)

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out until 2018 with a broken foot. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Afp

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out until 2018 after he sustained a broken foot in training on Monday. The injury is a recurrenc(...)

Pep Guardiola: “I don’t know if we are able to compete. We are still in the process of growing.” Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Pep Guardiola admits he does not know if Manchester City can win the Champions League as his side are still in the “process of growing”. The manager(...)