Dries Mertens after opening the scoring for Napoli. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Napoli 2 Liverpool 0 Liverpool will not mind should history repeat itself and another late defeat in Naples eventually end with Champions League glor(...)

Aaron Ramsey celebrates after scoring Arsenal’s opener against Napoli. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Arsenal 2 Napoli 0 If only Arsenal could unlock the bewildering and elusive secret to away games. Having given themselves an encouraging leg up with (...)

 Napoli’s players argue with referee Paolo Mazzoleni at the San Siro. Photograph: EPA

It should have been an occasion to celebrate. For the first time since 1971, a round of Serie A fixtures was being played on December 26th – St Stephe(...)

Polish head coach Jerzy Brzeczek  talks to his players at a  training session in Wroclaw, Poland before the international friendly against the Republic of Ireland.  Photograph: Jan Karwowski/EPA

If Martin O’Neill feels slightly aggrieved, and it is seems pretty safe to say he does right now, over the speed at which people have started to specu(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez is expected to start at the Kazan Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

Quarter-finalists four years ago when James Rodriguez scored six times and won the Golden Boot, Colombia and their 26 year-old star would most likely (...)

A postage stamp with the image of Poland captain Robert Lewandowski. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

The Matches Group H Colombia v Japan (Saransk, 1pm) Betting: Colombia 4/6, Japan 9/4, Draw 3/1 Group H Poland v Senegal (Spartak Stadium, 4pm)&(...)

Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne celebrates his goal in their Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Photo: Andreas Solaro/Getty Images

Napoli 3 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Napoli kept their hopes of Champions League progress alive with a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F. A brilliant (...)

 Manchester City’s Leroy Sane in action against Napoli. Photograph: EPA

Manchester City 2 Napoli 1 Manchester City extended their perfect record in Group F with a display that saw them purring up though the attacking gear(...)

 Piotr Zielinski  of Poland in action against Quincy Promes  of the Netherlands during the international friendly  in Gdansk on June 1st. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

Liverpool have made a €12 million bid for the Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski but face competition from Napoli for the Polish international. Liver(...)

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jürgen Klopp is to be given substantial funds to overhaul his squad this summer after Liverpool’s latest accounts underlined the financial recovery u(...)