Luis Figo

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Gerard Pique can’t keep up with Kylian Mbappe. Photograph: Lluis Gene/Getty/AFP

Presnel Kimpembe slipped. 29 minutes had been played at the Camp Nou. Two minutes earlier Lionel Messi had put Barcelona ahead. Now, as the Paris Sain(...)

The treatment of his great friend  Luis Suarez by the club was the final straw for Lionel Messi. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barça usually get late night kick-off times for La Liga games at the Camp Nou. Players spill out of the stadium around midnight to go home. Lionel Mes(...)

Standing there in the driving rain on November 15th, 1995, it was hard to comprehend just how much optimism there had initially been about the Irish t(...)

John O’Shea won the Premier League five time with Manchester United as well as the Champions League in 2008. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea will retire after the final match of the Sky Bet Championship season on Sunday, his club Reading have an(...)

 Phil Mickelson finished bottom of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship - 13 over par. Photograph: PA

Will we see the envelope rule used at this Ryder Cup? Only time will tell, but there have been a couple of occasions the rule – first introduced back (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo:   he scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Real Madrid.  Photograph: Getty Images

On the day back in 2009 when Real Madrid unveiled their new world record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, an estimated 80,000 turned up at the Bernabeu Stad(...)

Atlético Madrid celebrate their Europa League win. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Marseille 0 Atlético Madrid 3 Another success for Diego Simeone and Atlético Madrid, and another success for Spain in the Europa League. Eight of the(...)

Sergio Garcia  shakes hands with Shane Lowry  after they finished their second round at Augusta. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There is a leveller at the Masters for those outside the ropes, where even sporting superstars must mix with the great unwashed. Take Luis Figo. The(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive officer of Web Summit. The Lisbon venues hold up to 80,000 people so it didn’t feel half as cramped as  the RDS. Photograph: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

If you aren’t familiar with the Web Summit, it’s the Irish founded tech conference that started in Dublin in 2009 with less than 400 attendees and gre(...)

 Visitors trying new virtual reality goggles during the second day of the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Adre Kosters

If you were expecting diversity at the Web Summit, you certainly wouldn’t be disappointed. The event played host to everyone from sports stars to Wiki(...)

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