Didier Deschamps: the France manager’s decision to recall Benzema after a highly visible and often bitter absence of nearly six years was surprising.  Photograph: Uefa/AFP via Getty Images

France v Germany, Allianz Arena, Munich, Tuesday, 8pm - Live on RTÉ 2 and ITV Unlike England, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, all(...)

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez scores on his debut at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Debutant Luis Suarez wasted no time in making his mark at Atletico Madrid as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a day to forget. Suarez came(...)

 Gareth Bale during his Real Madrid team’s defeat at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Photograph: Getty Images

La Liga champions Barcelona slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Leganes and Real Madrid were resoundingly beaten 3-0 by Sevilla on Wednesday a(...)

 Barcelona fans with their Catalan flags at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

At the one end of the ground that is an end and not just a wall, a small gang of Rayo Vallecano fans in bright high-vis jackets and yellow hard hats s(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves the pitch alongside Paul Pogba after the FA Cup quarter-final win over Brighton at Old Trafford. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Why are Manchester United usually outplayed in the big matches, and why are some of their most talented players failing to shine? There is one unusual(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the final whistle at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images

Wissam Ben Yedder felt like breaking into song, so he did. At the end of the game at Old Trafford, he and his Sevilla team-mates stood before the visi(...)

 Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku iis tackled by Sevilla’s Ever Banega. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

Sometimes you get what you deserve in sport. With an hour gone on an angsty night at Old Trafford, with Manchester United fumbling vaguely in front of(...)

Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder scores his first goal in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters

Manchester United 1 Sevilla 2 (Sevilla win 2-1 on agg) This elimination of Manchester United from the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday nig(...)

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp applauds their travelling supporters at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Photograph: PA

Jürgen Klopp claimed his Liverpool team stopped playing in a remarkable Champions League tie against Sevilla as they blew a three-goal interval lead a(...)

Guido Pizarro of Sevilla celebrates with team mates and staff members after scoring his side’s third goal in their Champions League clash with Liverpool. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3 Liverpool owed Sevilla for defeat in the 2016 Europa League final according to Jürgen Klopp. Instead, they were transported bac(...)

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