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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard knows his team will have to improve quickly to beat Liverpool. Photograph: PA

If title challenges are built on the ability to grind out scrappy 1-0 wins on the road, then Chelsea are not ready to catch Liverpool and Manchester C(...)

New Dundalk manager Filippo Giovagnoli. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

On early evidence, there’s more than a touch of the Trapattonis about Dundalk’s new manager, Filippo Giovagnoli. It seems to have been much the same s(...)

 Arsenal have announced the signing of Brazil international Willian on a three-year deal. Photograph: PA

Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal. The 32-year-old Brazilian winger was a free agent after leaving Chelsea, having s(...)

 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(...)

Andre Pirlo has been named as the new Juventus manager. Photograph: Andrea Di Marco/EPA

Juventus have appointed former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as their manager following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. The Italian club acted swiftly as S(...)

Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri. Photograph: Miguel Medina/Getty/AFP

Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri after they were eliminated from the Champions League by Lyon, the club have confirmed. Despite winning(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch in Turin after his team crash out of the Champions League. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus 2 Lyon 1 (2-2 on aggregate, Lyon progress on away goals) Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give(...)

 Lazio’s Ciro Immobile is one goal short of Gonzalo Higuaín’s record for most goals in a Serie A season. Photograph: EPA

To listen to Ciro Immobile on Wednesday night was to wonder whether he might be in the wrong line of work. “I hate it when I absolutely have to score,(...)

 Mason Mount scores Chelsea’s opening goal from a free-kick during the Premier League game against Wolves at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Matthew Childs/Pool via Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Wolves 0 Put the concerns over the defensive frailties to one side for now. Forget about Kepa Arrizabalaga’s lowly save percentage, all tho(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg in February. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider this weekend as the antipasto, leading us into an Italian footballing feast. Serie A will return on June 20th, with the first of 124 games th(...)

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