Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and players during training in Turin, Italy, before their home game against Atletico Madrid. Photograph: Reuters/Massimo Pinca

Champions League last-16 second leg: Juventus (0) v Atletico Madrid (2) Kick off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: Allianz stadium. On TV:&nb(...)

 Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci after Manchester United’s winner in Turin. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Juventus 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United snatched a memorable victory when first Juan Mata’s late free-kick then Leonardo Bonucci’s even(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Séamus McCarthy commends team-mate James McCarthy during the victory over Italy at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille on Wednesday. photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

It’s always the quiet ones. When the camera closed in on Séamus Coleman’s face in the tunnel in Lille on Wednesday night, it wasn’t hard to read in t(...)

James McClean had one of his best games for Ireland against Italy in Lille. Photograph: Afp

O’Neill’s selection Ireland boss Martin O’Neill was stuck between a rock and a hard place when he made his selection ahead of the Italy game. On pape(...)

Jeff Hendrick nearly gave Ireland the lead in the first half with a fizzinf left footed effort. Photograph: PA

Italy 0 Ireland 1 Darren Randolph 6 Had so little to do as Shane Duffy covered for his hesitancy with two corner conceding headers in either half. B(...)

Robbie Brady scores the winning goal. Photo: EPA

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0   Ireland stormed their way into the last 16 of these European Championships with a victory as drama(...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

Italy manager Antonio Conte will move to Chelsea after the tournamet. Photograph: Getty

Prospects A largely uninspiring qualifying campaign combined with the loss through injury of stars like Marco Verratti and Cludio Marchisio have le(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay  during the  Group D match against Italy  at Estadio das Dunas on June 24th, 2014 in Natal. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Italy 0 Uruguay 1Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup but the only thing people were talking about at Natal’s Estadio das Dunas tonight was Luis(...)

 With  Arsenal player Joel Campbell 
spearheading their frontline, 
Costa Rica 
 have a player capable of providing the cutting edge their smash-and-grab approach demands.
 Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Costa Rica and their collection of nimble attacking talents face Italy ready to produce another World Cup shock.The Central American nation were meant(...)

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