A view of the pitch ahead of the game between Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Aaron Connolly gets his first start for the Irish senior team in Geneva where Mick McCarthy has made three changes for the potentially decisive Europe(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar stands in front of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after he remonstrates with the referee following their Champions League defeat. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp accused Paris Saint-Germain – and Neymar in particular – of making Liverpool “look like butchers” as his team suffered a third consecutiv(...)

Atletico Madrid celebrate their Super Cup victory over Real in Estonia. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

Real Madrid 2 Atlético Madrid 4 (AET) Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in (...)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri  during their Champions League last 16 encounter which resulted in the Italian side winning 4-3 on aggregrate. Photograph: John Sibley/Reueters

Mauricio Pochettino has described Juventus as “specialists” in football’s dark arts and a club that has “the habit to put pressure on the referee”. Th(...)

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala fires past Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to score their second goal during the  Champions League round of 16  second leg at Wembley. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Juventus 2 (Juventus win 4-3 on aggregate) Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala turned this tie on its head and ultimately sent Spurs(...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scores their fourth goal to complete his hat-trick. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 5 (Denmark win 5-1 on agg) More than 1,200 years after they first swung by and started giving foreigners a bad name, th(...)

 Karim Benzema misses a chance to score. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Tottenham 1 Harry Kane’s reaction said it all. It was a mixture of disbelief and deep regret. There were 71 minutes on the clock at th(...)

 Iceland’s Arnor Ingvi Traustason is mobbed by team mates after scoring their historic winner against Austria. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland 2 Austria 1 Iceland, the smallest country to ever grace a major tournament, will face England in the Euro 2016 last-16 after securing a rem(...)

  Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring their winning goal. Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Spain 1 Czech Republic 0 There was not a flicker of emotion on the face of Vicente del Bosque’s face but elation was all around him. For so lo(...)

A day that started with Wales climbing above England in the Fifa rankings for the first time ended in glorious fashion for Chris Coleman’s players as (...)