Manchester United’s players celebrate after an own goal from Juventus’ Alex Sandro gave United victory in their Champions League Group H clash. Photo: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Well, that was a glorious little blast from the past. And no, Cristiano, not in the way you were hoping. Grit, pluck, a feverish belief in the plan: i(...)

  Jose Mourinho reacts during Manchester United’s Champions League Group game clash with Juventus, which they lost 1-0. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

The problem with modern European football is how stratified it has become. With resources now divided so unequally, how, realistically, are the lesse(...)

José Mourinho has said Juventus are at a ‘different level’ to Manchester United after his side’s 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

José Mourinho claimed more investment is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slump(...)

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Chievo’s Mattia Bani and Ivan Radovanovic during the  Serie A  game at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in Verona. Photograph:  Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Chievo 2 Juventus 3 Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Italian champions on(...)

Luis Suarez during a training session on the eve of Uruguay’s quarter-final against France at  the  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.  Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty

World Cup quarter-final: Uruguay v France, 3.0 (Nizhny Novgorod, RTÉ2/ITV) A deliberate handball on the line to stop Ghana going through to the Worl(...)

 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(...)

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