Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan and Preston North End’s Seán Maguire during Ireland training at Antalya Stadium in Turkey.  Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cenk Tosun is the man of the moment in these parts, with locals excitedly revealing themselves to English-speaking visitors as devoted Everton fans. T(...)

 Jupp Heynckes, aged 72, was formally introduced as  Bayern Munich’s interim manager this week. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Jupp Heynckes was formally introduced as Bayern Munich’s interim manager on Monday, declaring that despite having retired four years ago he was “looki(...)

Stephen Kenny and the Dundalk squad train at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Europa League Group D preview: Dundalk v Zenit St Petersburg Venue: Tallaght Stadium Kick-off: 8.05pm Television: Live on EirSport 1 and ESPN Fo(...)

Displaced Ukranian side Zorya Luhansk take on Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

“I’m very pleased with the fact that United sent their scout to watch our game against Vorskla,” the Zorya Luhansk coach, Yuriy Vernydub, said this we(...)

Liverpool are keen on signing Shaktar Donetsk’s Alex Texeira. Photo: Christian Hofer/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk have opened talks with Liverpool over the possible transfer of Alex Teixeira, a source at the Ukrainian club said. Liverpool are so (...)

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano is top scorer in this season’s Champions League.

The talk in Shakhtar Donetsk’s dressingroom last week was not cars or girls or even football, but rather the ceasefire agreed between government forc(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)