Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku has held productive talks with new Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi. Photograph: Mattia Ozbot/Getty Images

Internazionale remain determined not to sell Romelu Lukaku after rejecting Chelsea’s bid of €100m (£85m), including Marcos Alonso, for the Belgium str(...)

Jules Koundé of Sevilla  during the Europa League final between Seville and  Internazionale at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany, on August 21st, 2020. Photograph:   Friedemann Vogel/Pool via Getty Images

Chelsea have opened talks with Sevilla over the signing of Jules Koundé, having made the French centre-back their top defensive target this summer. K(...)

Has Alvaro Morata just been the victim of a run of bad luck that is bound to come to an end sooner rather than later? Photograph: David Ramos/EPA

The European Championship finals used to be a flat-out sprint, but that’s gradually changed over the years. To win it you had to play two matches from(...)

Sweden’s Viktor Claesson scores the winning goal against Poland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden 3 Poland 2 In the end it was failure for Poland, but at least it was gallant failure. A campaign that had seemed to be fizzling disappointingl(...)

Germany’s forward Thomas Mueller  and defender Lukas Klostermann   during a training session at the team’s base at the Adi Dassler stadium in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Photograph:  Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

Group F: Germany v Hungary Kick-off: 8pm, Wednesday. Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich. On TV: Live on BBC2 and RTÉ News Now. Germany manager Joachim Löw(...)

 Cesar Azpilicueta: “Every tackle, every pass, every chance needs to be treated like all or nothing. I think we will do it.”  Photograph: Fernando Alvarado/EPA

Group E: Slovakia v Spain Kick-off: 5pm, Wednesday. Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville. On TV: Live on RTÉ2. Cesar Azpilicueta has urge(...)

Hungary players congratulate team-mate Attila Fiola  after he scored against France at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Pool

It’s been a humbling weekend for those of us who spent the build-up to the European Championships warning of dull football and exhausted, half-interes(...)

David Marshall is beaten by Patrick Schick’s halfway line lob. Photograph: Stu Forster/AP

Patrik Schick, join the immortals Patrik Schick, join the immortals. The Czech Republic striker’s second goal in his side’s 2-0 win over Scotland is (...)

 Milan Skriniar of Slovakia celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Euro 2020 Group E match against Poland  in St Petersburg. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/EPA

Poland 1 Slovakia 2 Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar capped a memorable afternoon as he complemented a superb all-round display with the winner in th(...)

Can Gareth Southgate harness his array of attacking talents - including Marcus Rashford? Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Three hundred and sixty five days after it was originally scheduled to start, Euro 2020 will finally get under way on Friday night. Delayed by the Cov(...)

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