Ferland Mendy of Real Madrid scores their side’s late winner from a free-kick  during the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Atalanta  at Gewiss Stadium  in Bergamo. Photograph:  Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Atalanta 0 Real Madrid 1 “Our idea is to attack for 90 minutes,” the Atalanta centre back Cristian Romero had said. Instead, down to 10 men early, he(...)

Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic  scores his side’s first goal  past Liverpool goalkeeper  Alisson during the Champions League  match at Anfield. Photograph:  Jon Super/AFP via Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Atalanta 2 Qualification for the Champions League knock-out stages was the prize for Liverpool but resting some legs for the Premier Leag(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos celebrates after scoring against Atalanta. Photograph: Getty Images

Atalanta 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2 So much for the underdogs. On an extraordinary night in Lisbon Atalanta came within a minute of reaching the semi-fi(...)

Manchester City’s English defender Kyle Walker finished Wednesday’s match in goal. Photograph: Getty Images

Atlanta 1 Manchester City 1 Manchester City remain in control of their Champions League destiny – a point is needed for qualification – but the way t(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates completing his hat-trick by scoring their fifth goal during the Champions League Group C match against Atalanta at the Etihad stadium. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Manchester City 5 Atalanta 1 On a night of firsts for Manchester City, they could savour Raheem Sterling’s maiden Champions League hat-trick. If the(...)

Nottingham Forest celebrate Henri Lansbury’s late equaliser at Villa Park. Photograph: Getty

Aston Villa 2 Nottingham Forest 2 Henri Lansbury struck late to bag Nottingham Forest a lucky point as Aston Villa imploded again. The midfielder(...)

 Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness (right) and new manager Roberto Di Matteo at a news conference in Beijing, China. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

The situation at Aston Villa was so wretched following their recent relegation that Roberto Di Matteo has admitted he felt the need to demolish the e(...)