Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring for Portugal during the  World Cup playoff final against North Macedonia at Estádio do Dragão in Porto. Photograph: Jose Coelho/EPA

Portugal 2 North Macedonia 0 Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes scored twice as they beat stubborn visitors North Macedonia 2-0 to qualify for the World Cup (...)

Aston Villa’s Matty Cash reveals a t-shirt supporting Poland team-mate Tomasz Kedziora after scoring against Brighton. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash was shown a yellow card after revealing a message of support to his Poland team-mate stuck in Kiev amid the Russian in(...)

The performances of Reece James have been a testament to Chelsea’s academy. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty/AFP

It turns out that Chelsea had no reason to spend any money on strengthening their right flank last summer. There was no need to rival Paris Saint-Germ(...)

Callum Hudson-Odoi  celebrates  scoring Chelsea’s third goal. Photograph: by Robin Jones/Getty Images

Chelsea 4 Juventus 0 This is what revenge looks like but, moreover, what can happen when the Chelsea juggernaut is able to ramp up. After a first ha(...)

 Federico Chiesa celebrates his winning goal against Chelsea. Photograph: EPA

Juventus 1 Chelsea 0 It was a night when Thomas Tuchel came to crave something, anything, in the final third. At first it was to blow this meeting of(...)

 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(...)

England’s Harry Maguire  scores their winning  goal in the World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/PA Wire

England 2 Poland 1 John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that pres(...)

Gianluigi Buffon has impressed when called upon this season. File photograph: Getty Images

It has become a little hard to trust Gianluigi Buffon when he talks about retirement. In 2017, he told me he had reached a decision to hang up his glo(...)

Juventus have ended AC Milan’s winning start to the season. Photograph: EPA

AC Milan 1 Juventus 3 Juventus inflicted a first Serie A defeat of the season on league leaders AC Milan as a Federico Chiesa double led the Italian (...)

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch in Turin after his team crash out of the Champions League. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus 2 Lyon 1 (2-2 on aggregate, Lyon progress on away goals) Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give(...)

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