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Portugal could finish third in Group F and still progress to the knockout stages of Euro 2020. Photograph: Hugo Delgado/EPA

Third-place price sucks the fun out of group stages Wednesday’s concluding round of group fixtures should hold serious jeopardy for some of the conti(...)

Didier Deschamps: the France manager’s decision to recall Benzema after a highly visible and often bitter absence of nearly six years was surprising.  Photograph: Uefa/AFP via Getty Images

France v Germany, Allianz Arena, Munich, Tuesday, 8pm - Live on RTÉ 2 and ITV Unlike England, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, all(...)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been included in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the upcoming Euro 2020. Photograph: EPA

The pursuit of harmony has been the cornerstone of Didier Deschamps’ reign as France manager. The 1998 World Cup-winning captain sought to become a (...)

Arsenal celebrate Emile Smith Rowe’s early winner against Chelsea. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty

Chelsea 0 Arsenal 1 Although this result is unlikely to apply more than a temporary balm to Arsenal’s wounds, it could have major implications for Ch(...)

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount celebrates scoring the opening goal during the  Champions League quarter-final, first leg against  FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium in Seville. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images

FC Porto 0 Chelsea 2 Thomas Tuchel had referred to the West Brom defeat, his first since becoming Chelsea coach, as a “slap in the face” and four day(...)

Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech scores his side’s second goal against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: PA

Chelsea 2 Sheffield United 0 There was an hour on the clock when Thomas Tuchel erupted at his players. This was supposed to be a stroll against the P(...)

Hakim Ziyech celebrates his goal with his Chelsea team mates. Photograph: EPA

Chelsea 2 Atletico Madrid 0 (Chelsea win 3-0 on aggregate) For Chelsea, it was difficult to imagine a more perfect evening. It had been easy to worry(...)

 Thomas Tuchel   has fallen out with bosses at his previous clubs and he knows the demands under Roman Abramovich: qualify for the Champions League before challenging for the title. Photograph: Neil Hall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The ink on Thomas Tuchel’s contract was still drying when Chelsea’s manager got down to business. The German had arrived in a whirl, rushing to Londo(...)

 Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud scores the winning goal in the  Champions League round of 16, first leg  match against Atletico Madrid at the Arena Nationala stadium in Bucharest. Photograph:  Robert Ghement/EPA

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 1 In the end it came down to Chelsea’s ambition. While Atletico Madrid were held back by Diego Simeone’s negativity, Thomas(...)

 Chelsea’s  head coach Thomas Tuchel: was frustrated by the team’s toothless display at Southampton. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty  Images)

Champions League last-16 first leg: Atlético Madrid v Chelsea Kick-off: 8pm, Tuesday. Venue: National Arena, Bucharest. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2 and BT S(...)

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