Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in action with Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez during the La Liga game at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Gareth Bale was substituted at half-time of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw in the derby against Atletico at the Bernabeu on Saturday night. The Wales interna(...)

 Real Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos: “What can I say about Cris? He marked a wonderful era, he broke practically every record, but we can’t live off that.” Photograph:  EPA

Real Madrid v Roma, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, 8.0pm (Live on Virgin Media Sports Extra 3 & ESPN) By the time the Champions League final comes ar(...)

 Kylian Mbappé against  Belgium  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. His quick feet buy him and his teammates extra space inside congested penalty areas. Photograph: Getty Images

Solid foundations begin in defence France’s tactics in the 1-0 semi-final win against Belgium did not draw universal approval. “They have played ant(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  had been a signing target of Real Madrid. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Thibaut Courtois has said he is close to signing a new contract at Chelsea and the goalkeeper suggested what has been a long-running saga could be fi(...)

Chelsea’s   goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois:  although he  is happy at Chelsea and willing to sign improved terms, he has regularly expressed his fondness for life in La Liga. Photograph AFP Photo

Thibaut Courtois does not expect discussions to resume over a new contract at Chelsea until the end of the season, when he will be entering the final (...)

Relations between Belgium’s brilliant goalkeeper and their beleaguered coach seemed rather frosty when they appeared together at today’s pre-match press conference.

Irish supporters needn’t get too excited about the reports of a dramatic punch-up on a plane between Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and their m(...)

 Belgian goalkeepers Thibaut Courtois, Jean-Francois Gillet and Simon Mignolet during a training session in Le Haillan. Photograph: EPA

Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was involved in a furious “altercation” with his national team manager Marc Wilmots following his tea(...)

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Finland in the friendly international  at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Belgium 1 Finland 1 Belgium avoided an embarrassing loss to Finland in their penultimate friendly ahead of Euro 2016 when substitute striker Romelu L(...)

Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois insists he will remain at the club next season. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed speculation that he could move to Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain at the end of the season and i(...)

Michael Oliver shows Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a red card after he brought down Swansea striker Bafatimbi Gomis. Photograph: Afp

Thibaut Courtois will miss this weekend’s trip to Manchester City after the Football Association rejected Chelsea’s appeal for wrongful dismissal. The(...)

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