Ole Gunnar Solskjær: “We can do it – obviously we need the first goal and we need to stay in the game for half an hour left and one goal in it anything can happen.”  Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Ole Gunnar Solskjær said overturning Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 advantage in the last 16 of the Champions League is not “mission impossible”, with the(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp   on the touchline during his side’s 2-1 defeat to PSG   at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

At the end of Liverpool’s defeat in Paris on Wednesday night Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel offered up a weirdly self-referential round of press confe(...)

Paris Saint Germain’s head coach Unai Emery: knocking out Real is mandatory if he is to have any chance of avoiding the sack this summer. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

As he previewed his team’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid, Unai Emery posed a question and tried not to sound like a man clutching at str(...)

If Andres Iniesta had spent his career in teams that required him to run 50 metres on a regular basis, most of us would never have heard of him. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (2000), author David Winner meets the photographer Hans van der Meer, who was known in the (...)

Even Lionel Messi – heading towards the final year of his contract, a new deal still unsigned – cannot always rescue Barcelona. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

“We tried to score to get back into the tie but they got the third goal, and then the fourth,” the Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique, said at the end o(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger attends a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Arsenal will face Paris Saint Germain in their opening Champions League Group A match. Photo: Getty Images

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s heavy investment this summer and greater experience throughout their squad leaves them better placed to force passage(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill during a training session at   Parc des Princes in Paris ahed of the game against Germany. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA

Northern Ireland v Germany, Parc des Princes, 5.0pm (RTÉ2, BBC1) There comes a time on the road for any emerging team or manager when a signpost co(...)

Chelsea  striker Diego Costa wears a protective face mask as he  take part in a training session at the club’s complex in Cobham, Surrey. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Chelsea were in Paris, almost a year to the day, the front cover of France Football was filled with a picture of Jose Mourinho and thou(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)