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Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scores their  first goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in  Budapest. Photograph: Trenka Atilla/PA Wire

Manchester City 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 (Man City win 4-0 on agg) Manchester City made this second leg appear a different sport. One in which th(...)

Manchester City’s João Cancelo battles with  Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Lars Stindl  during the Champions League  round of 16, first-leg match at Puskas Arena in Budapest. Photograph:  PA Wire via DPA

Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 Manchester City 2 Pep Guardiola speaks of how vital it is to “arrive” in optimum form when the Champions League knock-out (...)

 Toni Kroos  scores his second and Germany’s  fourth goal during the Euro 2020 Group C qualifier match against  Belarus   in Mönchengladbach. Photograph: Jörg Schüler/Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany joined the Netherlands at Euro 2020 from Group C after Toni Kroos scored twice as Germany beat Belarus 4-0 in Mönchengladbach. Defender Matth(...)

Wes Hoolahan came off the bench during Ireland’s 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with Austria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

For quite some time now triangles have been football’s favourite geometric shape but to judge by Sunday’s frenetic World Cup qualifier, the Irish team(...)

Hitting the ground: Robbie Brady and Martin Hinteregger in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Austria. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA Ireland’s Robbie Brady is tackled by Austria’s Martin Hinterregger during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Photo: Aidan crawley/EPA

“I know, in this day and age, the slightest wee thing you say about a referee you get fined and that, but . . . you watched the game. You tell me. The(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill appeals to the fourth official after the disallowed goal. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Martin O’Neill was furious with Spanish referee David Borbalan after seeing the Republic of Ireland denied a dramatic World Cup qualifier victory over(...)