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Jorge Mendez with Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr and his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro,  at a ceremony in 2015 to celebrate Ronaldo becoming Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Two Irish companies owned by football super-agent Jorge Mendes have appointed a veteran Irish tax expert as a director. Michael Mullins, a former pre(...)

Louis van Gaal was fired by Manchester United in May 2016. Photograph: by Alex Livesey/Getty

Jamie Jackson: Did you feel betrayed because Manchester United wanted you to do three years and then one day after you won the FA Cup final they turne(...)

Thiago Silva remonstrates with the referee after a penalty is awarded to Manchester United. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Football still, it turns out, has the power to fight back. Money is a lot of things but it isn’t quite everything, not yet. Although before we get ca(...)

A plastic water bottle is thrown at Paris Saint-Germain’s Ángel Di María during the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been charged by UEFA following Tuesday night’s Champions League clash between the clubs at Old Trafford. (...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the first leg of the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 fclash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

For all the complexities of elite sport, some things don’t change. In his novel End Zone, Don DeLillo obsesses about the speed of NFL running backs. “(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp   on the touchline during his side’s 2-1 defeat to PSG   at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

At the end of Liverpool’s defeat in Paris on Wednesday night Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel offered up a weirdly self-referential round of press confe(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar stands in front of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after he remonstrates with the referee following their Champions League defeat. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp accused Paris Saint-Germain – and Neymar in particular – of making Liverpool “look like butchers” as his team suffered a third consecutiv(...)

Rafinha  scores for Barcelona in the  Champions League Group B  match against Inter Milan  at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona 2 Inter Milan 0 Barcelona came through their first test without the injured Lionel Messi, earning a convincing 2-0 win at home to Inter Mil(...)

Paris Saint Germain winger Neymar celebrates after scoring his first goal during the Champions League Group C match against Red Star Belgrade at Parc des Princes. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Paris Saint Germain 6 Red Star Belgrade 1 Paris St Germain got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 6-1 home rout of Serbian side Red(...)

 Roberto Firmino scores Liverpool’s winning goal during the Champions League Group C game against Paris St Germain at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 3 PSG 2 It wasn’t until the 83rd minute that Kylian Mbappé decided it was time to introduce himself to Anfield properly and at that stage P(...)

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