Qarabag’s Ailton Ferreira Silva scores their second goal during the  Champions League second qualifying round, second leg against Dundalk at the  Dalga Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Qarabag 3 Dundalk 0 (Qarabag win 4-1 on agg) Baku is known as the City of Winds and Dundalk were simply blown away in the Azeri capital on Wednesday (...)

Chelsea’s players celebrate the team’s second goal during their Champions League win over Qarabag. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images

Qarabag 0 Chelsea 4 There was no mass celebration from Antonio Conte and his players at the final whistle, polite handshakes replacing joyous punches(...)

Davide Zappacosta  celebrates scoring Chelsea’s  second goal with Willian during the  Champions League Group C match against  Qarabag FK at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea 6 Qarabag 0 Antonio Conte had entered September wary of a treacherous and cluttered schedule, Chelsea’s head coach braced to chop and change (...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley heads home their  second goal  in the  World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan   at Windsor Park. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 4 Azerbaijan 0 Northern Ireland scored four for the second straight game at Windsor Park to leapfrog Azerbaijan into second place in(...)

Thomas Müller scores his second and Germany’s  third goal in the  World Cup qualifier against the  Czech Republic at Volksparkstadion  in Hamburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images

World Cup qualifiers round-up: Thomas Müller scored twice for the second World Cup qualifier in a row to lead dominant Germany to a comprehensive 3-0 (...)