Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Diego Godin of Uruguay pose for a World Cup portrait in Russia. Photograph:  Getty Images

As the Uruguay team boarded their plane bound for the World Cup, elaborate thermos flasks under their arms, the cargo was loaded in the hold: boots, s(...)

Napoli’s Jose Callejon celebrates after the match with Napoli fans following their win over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Tell a story in two words. Diego Maradona did his best in the moments that followed Napoli’s stunning 1-0 victory over Juventus in Turin on Sunday nig(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min reacts to their defeat on the pitch after the  Champions League defeat to Juventus at Wembley. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

The pain was still etched on the face of Son Heung-min and when he stopped to speak, he poured it all out. “Disappointed, sad, everything,” said the (...)

Giorgio Chiellini celebrates Juve’s win at Wembley. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Giorgio Chiellini watched Juventus destroy Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League dream with a devastating one-two punch and said the London club lacked(...)

Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala celebrate Juve’s second goal against Spurs. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

For an hour at Wembley, with the quarter-finals of the Champions League beckoning and the scalp of Juventus already partially hacked from its canary-y(...)

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala fires past Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to score their second goal during the  Champions League round of 16  second leg at Wembley. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Juventus 2 (Juventus win 4-3 on aggregate) Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala turned this tie on its head and ultimately sent Spurs(...)

 Fiorentina fans put up scarves, flowers and banners in memory of their captain Davide Astori. Photograph: PA

Serie A stopped for Davide Astori on Sunday. This was supposed to be the biggest weekend of the season, the biggest for many seasons, perhaps, all of (...)

Harry Kane rounds Gianluigi Buffon to score Tottenham’s first against Juve. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Juventus 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 When Christian Eriksen stood over the free-kick Juventus hearts fluttered, and for good reason. The Tottenham playmake(...)

Harry Kane, centre, in training with the Tottenham squad  in Turin on  the eve of their  Champions League match against Juventus.  Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Harry Kane remembers the size of the pitch, the cut of the grass and the feel of the stadium. It was a special game for him – his full England debut a(...)

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during their 2018 World Cup playoff second leg with Sweden. Photo: Marco Bertorello/Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon was born in Carrara, the Tuscan city where they quarried the marble for Michelangelo’s David 500 years ago. Maybe even now there is a(...)

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