Liverpool’s  Mohamed Salah celebrates with Diogo Jota  and Sadio Mane after scoring the  first goal during the Champions league last 16 second leg game against  RB Leipzig at Puskas Arena in Budapest. Photograph:  Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

Liverpool 2 RB Leipzig 0 (Liverpool win 4-0 on agg) Europe remains Liverpool’s sanctuary. Unrecognisable in their defence of the Premier League title(...)

Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after defeat to  Leipzig in Germany. He has now lost six of his 10 Champions League matches. Photograph:  Getty Images

There was an eerie quality to the BT Sport analysis of Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League. At times the post-match segment was like wa(...)

Leipzig’s Dutch forward Justin Kluivert scores their third goal. Photograph: Getty Images

RB Leipzig 3 Manchester United 2 Ole Gunnar Solskjær had said beforehand that Manchester United were addicted to making life difficult for themselves(...)

Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar: ‘We reflected a bit on the old success from 95. We wanted to combine the abundance of young talent with experience.’ Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Last season, as Ajax’s future balanced on a gossamer thread, the club’s hierarchy called in seven of their most talented youngsters for a special talk(...)

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars  and chief executive Edwin van der Sar celebrate the club’s victory  over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Last summer, seven of Ajax’s brightest stars were summoned to a room at the Dutch club’s training facility. Edwin van der Sar, the goalkeeper-turned-c(...)

 Roma’s Robin Olsen and Bryan Cristante celebrate after their win in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

CSKA Moscow 1 Roma 2 AS Roma put themselves on the brink of a place in the Champions League knockout stage when Lorenzo Pellegrini’s first goal in t(...)

Juventus lifting  the trophy  following the last  Serie A  match of the season against Verona on May 19th, 2018,  in Turin. Photograph: Getty Images

This was supposed to be a grim summer for Italian football supporters. For the first time in six decades a World Cup was taking place without their na(...)

 Justin Kluivert of Ajax has been called up by Netherlands coacj Ronald Koeman for the firndlies against England and Portugal. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

New Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has named a 33-man preliminary squad for this month’s friendlies against England and Portugal, including a first c(...)

Ajax players celebrate after beating Lyon to reach the Europa League final. Photo: EPA

Dutch giants Ajax will face Manchester United in the Europa League final in Stockholm next week. While the English club have employed a blend of yout(...)

Justin Kluivert, David Neres and Bertrand Traore of Ajax celebrate the 4-1 win over Lyon. Photograph: Getty Images

It is a cold Thursday morning at Ajax’s De Toekomst complex, where the canteen doubles as a trophy room, the sheer weight of football knowledge can be(...)