Roma  coach Claudio Ranieri on the sideline during the Serie A  match against  Empoli at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Roma 2 Empoli 1 Roma coach Claudio Ranieri enjoyed a winning start to his second spell in charge of the club as they beat struggling Empoli 2-1 in Se(...)

FC Porto’s Alex Telles celebrates scoring their third goal from the penalty spot in extra-time in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Roma at at Estádio do Dragão. Photograph:   Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Porto 3 Roma 1 (Porto win 4-3 on agg) Porto converted a penalty awarded following a VAR review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat AS Ro(...)

Liverpool players celebrate with fans after their Champions League semi-final win over Roma. Photo: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

It was, of course, never in doubt. Or perhaps only a little in doubt in those moments when Roma pressed and suddenly Liverpool’s defence began to look(...)

Sebastian Larsson reacts after Sweden draw 0-0 with Italy to secure their place at next summer’s World Cup. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

Italy 0 Sweden 0 (Sweden win 1-0 on aggregate) Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after being shut out by S(...)

Italy’s coach Antonio Conte during his side’s victory over Spain in the last 16. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

At his first press conference in Montpellier, before a Euro 2016 ball had been kicked, Italian coach Antonio Conte told us that “the sensations are go(...)

Robbie Brady scores the winning goal. Photo: EPA

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0   Ireland stormed their way into the last 16 of these European Championships with a victory as drama(...)

Ireland’s John O’Shea was replaced in the starting line-up for tonight’s game against Italy. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Manager Martin O’Neill went for broke as he attempted to extend the Republic of Ireland’s stay at Euro 2016 with a shock victory over Italy. O’Neill (...)

Éder scored Italy’s late winner against Sweden. Photograph: Epa

Italy 1 Sweden 0 In the end, there was something fitting somehow that the breakthrough came from a throw in. This was no classic clash but this tourn(...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

Italy manager Antonio Conte will move to Chelsea after the tournamet. Photograph: Getty

Prospects A largely uninspiring qualifying campaign combined with the loss through injury of stars like Marco Verratti and Cludio Marchisio have le(...)

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