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Italy players celebrate after winning Euro 2020. Photo: Frank Augstein/AFP via Getty Images

Brian Kerr – Former Republic of Ireland manager High point The re-emergence of Denmark. It came as a surprise to everyone else but not us, having pla(...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini hugging  Spanish defender Jordi Alba after the coin toss prior to their penalty shootout at Wembley. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Giorgio Chiellini is having a whale of a time. That much was evident long before he arrived grinning for the coin tosses to decide who would go first (...)

 Spain’s players celebrate after winning the shootout against Switzerland. Photograph: Getty Images

Switzerland 1 Spain 1 (Spain win 3-1 on penalties) This time, penalties were a bridge too far for Switzerland. They took Spain all the way, riding th(...)

 Viktor Claesson  of Sweden is challenged by Thiago Alcantara and Pau Torres uring the Euro 2020 Group E match at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville. Photograph: Julio Munoz/EPA

Spain 0 Sweden 0 You may have heard this one before. It was noisy in Seville, but the roof was never truly raised at La Cartuja, the sound that linge(...)

Dani Olmo celebrates  after scoring a late winner for Spain in their World Cup qualifier against Georgia at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena  in Tbilisi. Photograph: Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images

Georgia 1 Spain 2 Spain striker Dani Olmo snatched a 2-1 win away to Georgia in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday with a stoppage-time strike from (...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain 1 Barcelona 1 (PSG win 5-2 on agg) Rage, rage against the dying of the light. On a damp night at the Parc Des Princes, Barcelona (...)

Kylian Mbappe completes his hat-trick in scoring Paris Saint-Germain’s fourth goal in the  Champions League round of 16 first-leg match against Barcelona at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona 1 Paris Saint-Germain 4 There were five minutes left when Kylian Mbappé opened up his body and bent a beautiful shot into the far corner of(...)

Lionel Messi leaves the field after being shown a red card during the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Exactly 90 seconds before the act of violence that will earn Lionel Messi his first red card for Barcelona, he’s standing just inside the halfway lin(...)

Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi during their Spanish League match against Getafe on October 17th. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has torn into the club over their handling of the Lionel Messi contract situation, which resulted in the forward attem(...)

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez scores on his debut at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Debutant Luis Suarez wasted no time in making his mark at Atletico Madrid as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a day to forget. Suarez came(...)

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