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(...)

Schalke has confirmed that Leroy  Sane has signed for Manchester City. Photograph: Getty Images

Even in this eyebrow-raising summer of exorbitant spending, the £37m spent by Manchester City on a 20-year-old with four international caps, one full (...)

Daley Blind  with his former club and international manager Louis Van Gaal. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

As the curtain came down on the World Cup two years ago it would have been hard to imagine the Dutch would not be at Euro 2016 but would spend the run(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring a goal in their Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Bayern Munich, chasing a record fourth Bundesliga title in a row, sank Hertha Berlin 2-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice as Borussia (...)

Wesley Sneijder does a “baby celebration” with Jetro Willems after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s late equaliser for the Netherlands against Turkey in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Amsterdam last week. Photograph: Epa.

Johan Cruyff refused to wear their blazer. He just wouldn’t put it on. And some said it came down to that. It was the final straw. Cruyff and t(...)

The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF scores their third goal against  Schalke 04. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid 3 Shalke 4 (Madrid win 5-4 on aggregate) Real Madrid are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. That is not news; w(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo heads home a goal  during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg  match against   Schalke  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/EPA

Schalke 0 Real Madrid 2Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ended a three-game goal drought as the holders beat Schalke 2-0 on Wednesday to take a big step(...)

Bayern Munich’s players celebrate after their win over  FC Cologne. Bayern won the match 2-0. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

European round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo kept up his rich La Liga scoring form as Real Madrid beat Villarreal 2-0 to move up to fourth in the table. (...)

 Diego Costa started Chelsea’s opening Champions League game at home to Schalke on the bench due to hamstring problems. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces tough decisions in his management of Diego Costa and the striker’s temperamental hamstrings as a result of the Blu(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »