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(...)

Ballon d’Or: Ada Hegerberg on stage with Martin Solveig and (left) David Ginola.  Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

It was the moment Ada Hegerberg, a 23-year-old Norwegian striker with Olympique Lyonnais, had dreamed of. She had just become the first woman to be aw(...)

Manchester City celebrate Sergio Aguer’s equaliser against Lyon. Photograph: Romain Lafabregue/AFP/Getty

Olympique Lyonnais 2 Manchester City 2 In the end this was a fine draw for Manchester City considering how Maxwel Cornet’s 81st-minute(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

We witnessed our boys in green weaving football magic across the pitch at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille on Wednesday night. We roared with jubilati(...)

Northern Ireland team members together upon winning their Euro 2016 game against Ukraine tonight in Lyon.   A Northern Ireland fan collapsed and died during the game. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

A Northern Ireland football fan has collapsed and died during the European Championship in Lyon, the PSNI has said. The man, in his 60s, collapsed in(...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou Stadium. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Paris St Germain’s then sports director Leonardo declared the club were ready for tougher competitions in Europe two years ago but Tuesday’s Champion(...)