Andrea Pirlo

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Ousmane Dembele celebrates his opening goal with Barcelona team-mates  during the Champions League Group G match against Juventus in Turin. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele’s early goal and Lionel Messi’s late penalty saw Barcelona overcome Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League in Turin. The Italian champi(...)

Laois’ Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor will be key players for Geelong in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. File photograph: Getty Images

After more than 100 days of strict lockdown, Coivd-19 restrictions are finally easing in Melbourne. Since July, those of us not deemed essential worke(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo shows his frustration during the Champions League round of 16 second leg  between Juventus and Lyon at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Phototraph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Lisbon will miss Cristiano Ronaldo this week. For the first time in a decade, the Champions League quarter-finals go ahead without him. On Frida(...)

Andre Pirlo has been named as the new Juventus manager. Photograph: Andrea Di Marco/EPA

Juventus have appointed former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as their manager following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. The Italian club acted swiftly as S(...)

Jack Wilshere and Mark Noble of West Ham  argue with referee Stuart Attwell during their Premier League match against  Bournemouth at London Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Almost a week since West Ham’s defeat by Bournemouth at the London Stadium, it remains no easier to understand Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to play Ma(...)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Italian Serie A side Juventus FC in a deal worth €100 million. Photograph: PA

Cristiano Ronaldo described it in matter-of-fact terms as “the moment to begin a new cycle”. In Italy the headline writers went a little bigger as the(...)

 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with the FA Cup trophy after his side’s victory over Manchester United at Wembley stadium, London. Photograph: EPA

By the time talk turned to Antonio Conte’s future on Saturday night, the Italian’s hair was lank with champagne, silverware was acting as a shield and(...)

 Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah  scores his side’s first goal during the 3-0 win in the first leg at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

They tell a story at Manchester City, going back to the days when European Cup quarter-finals were for other clubs, about a time when Liverpool, in th(...)

Neymar scores for Barcelona’s fifth goal, this one   from the penalty spot, during the remarkable 6-1 comeback victory over PSG at the Camp Nou.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty

After Liverpool routed Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield, Pep Guardiola’s men need to turn the tables in dramatic fashion on home turf and without the ai(...)

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Could somebody please give Gennaro Gattuso a hug It was just last year that AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso produced possibly the most self-effacing q(...)

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