Rafinha  scores for Barcelona in the  Champions League Group B  match against Inter Milan  at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona 2 Inter Milan 0 Barcelona came through their first test without the injured Lionel Messi, earning a convincing 2-0 win at home to Inter Mil(...)

France midfielder Paul Pogba is among the players who have dominated in the tournament. Photograph: Franck FIfe/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has kept busy during the World Cup with a punditry gig on RT (formerly Russia Today). Listening to his analysis, you quickly realise tha(...)

Antonio Conte has left his post as Chelsea manager. Photo: David Klein/File Photo

Maurizio Sarri is set to be confirmed as Chelsea’s new head coach after Antonio Conte was finally relieved of his duties after two increasingly fracti(...)

Isco will be key as Spain look to top Group B with victory over Morocco on Monday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

THE MATCHES GROUP A Uruguay v Russia (Rostov, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Uruguay 13-8, Russia 21-10, Draw 13-5 Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd, 3.0(...)

 Paolo Guerrero earned a reprieve on the eve of this World Cup. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

The Matches Group C France v Australia (Kazan Arena, 11am, RTE/BBC) Betting: France 1/4, Australia 9/1, Draw 11/2. Group D Argentina v Iceland (Spar(...)

  Yuri Gazinskiy  celebrates scoring Russia’s opening goal with team-mates in the World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 All happy families are alike. The national football team was supposed to be the weak link in Rossiya’s football extravaganza (...)

Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev  scores his side’s second goal in the World Cup opening game against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia 5 Saudia Arabia 0 Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the raft(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scores during the  Europa League quarter-final second leg against  CSKA Moscow at the  VEB Arena. Photograph:  Grigory Dukor/Reuters

CSKA Moscow 2 Arsenal 2 (Arsenal win 6-3 on aggregate) Arsenal being Arsenal, it was never going to be straightforward. For much of the evening Arsèn(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey scores their third goal. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Arsenal 4 CSKA Moscow 1 Aaron Ramsey timed the run to perfection but what he produced next would go down as the defining image of an enjoyably serene(...)

Romelu Lukaku  scores his second and of Manchester United’s third goal during the  Champions League  match against  CSKA Moscow at WEB Arena. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

CSKA Moscow 1 Manchester United 4 Manchester United have maximum points from their two Champions League outings and return home from Moscow in buoyan(...)

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