Former Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says he found Cristiano Ronaldo difficult to manage. File photograph: Getty Images

Maurizio Sarri says he found Cristiano Ronaldo difficult to manage during his time in charge of Juventus, as he had to consider the “personal interest(...)

Pep Guardiola talks to Kyle Walker during Manchester City’s defeat to Lyon. Photograph: Getty Images

You failed. No matter. Fail again. Fail in pretty much exactly the same way. How many times, Pep, how many times? The idea that Pep Guardiola over-co(...)

Lionel Messi and team-mates during  a training session at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on the eve of the quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty

Champions League quarter-final: Barcelona v Bayern Munich Kick-off: 8pm, Friday. Venue: Estádio da Luz. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2, BT Sport 1 and Vir(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch in Turin after his team crash out of the Champions League. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus 2 Lyon 1 (2-2 on aggregate, Lyon progress on away goals) Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give(...)

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(...)

The Lyon president is to seek damages for ‘loss of opportunity’. Photograph: Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais will seek millions of euros in damages as they face being deprived of European competition for the first time in a quarter of a cen(...)

The football season in France has been ended with Paris Saint-Germain named as champions. Photograph: Getty Images

Paris St Germain have been awarded their seventh Ligue 1 title in eight years after the season was ended amid the Covid-19 crisis, the French League ((...)

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin players celebrate after beating Barcelona in the  Women’s Champions League final  in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin are a team that would make Pep’s Barcelona, Pep’s Man City, Zidane’s Real Madrid and many other teams blush with their stel(...)

 Barcelona’s  Leo Messi celebrates after scoring against Real Valladolid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Photograph: EPA/Andreu Dalmau

Olympique Lyonnais will be out to “reduce” the influence of Lionel Messi when they host Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first leg without (...)

The round of 16 Champions League draw. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Premier League leaders Liverpool have been handed a Champions League last-16 tie against German giants Bayern Munich. In the first fixture drawn in N(...)

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