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 Florentino Perez: “We’re doing this to save football. We want to save football for the next 20 years at least so we can survive without worries.” Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Florentino Perez painted a dramatic, dark portrait of football’s future and presented himself and the other breakaway clubs as its saviour as he attem(...)

 Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will hope his team rise to the challenge in the Champions League last-16. Photograph: EPA

Thomas Tuchel has warned his players that Atlético Madrid will test their mental strength when Chelsea face them in the Champions League on Tuesday ni(...)

Top scorer in La Liga but Luis Suárez has not scored away in the Champions League for four years. File photograph: Getty Images

Champions League last-16 first leg: Atlético Madrid v Chelsea Kick-off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: National Arena, Bucharest. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2 and BT S(...)

Lionel Messi leaves the field after being shown a red card during the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Exactly 90 seconds before the act of violence that will earn Lionel Messi his first red card for Barcelona, he’s standing just inside the halfway lin(...)

Kieran Trippier in action for Atlético against Sevilla. Photo: Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Fifa has dismissed Atlético Madrid’s appeal against Kieran Trippier’s ban for breaching English Football Association betting rules, but there is still(...)

Former Swiss star  Stephane Chapuisat reveals  the slip of Liverpool FC during the draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League  at  Uefa  headquarters in Nyon. Photograph: Harold Cunninham/AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool will look to learn lessons from Manchester United’s defeat against RB Leipzig last week after landing the Germans in the last 16 of the Cha(...)

Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi during their Spanish League match against Getafe on October 17th. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has torn into the club over their handling of the Lionel Messi contract situation, which resulted in the forward attem(...)

The Betway logo on the jersey of West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Pool/AFP  via Getty Images

Banning betting companies from being front-of-shirt sponsors for soccer clubs is “one of the most obvious things to do” within the new Gambling Act in(...)

Olympique Lyonnais players take part in a training session at Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu as last Wednesday as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images

Finally, it seemed, the battle was over. After a month of uncertainty and in-fighting and turmoil, French soccer at last had closure. The highest admi(...)

 Newcastle United’s  St James’ Park. The club is subject to a Saudi-Arabia funded takeover bid. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rule(...)

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