Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.

Two late goals seal dramatic win for Arsenal

Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1.

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Fabulous gesture from football club chairman makes one fan’s day

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has reached out to a fan of the club who has been battling cancer with a remarkably kind gesture.

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Somebody gave Rio Ferdinand a microphone at Kieron Richardson's birthday

Rio Ferdinand, Kieron Richardson and a microphone sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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Ireland through to second stage of the Homeless World Cup

The Homeless World Cup is taking place in Chile at the moment and the Irish team are through to the second group stage.

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Schmidt angrily denies blocking Cave selection

Joe Schmidt has angrily denied influencing provincial selection, rubbishing suggestions he has “blocked” Darren Cave’s path back to the Ireland squad.

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Chelsea CEO quits club

Chelsea have announced Ron Gourlay is to leave his role as chief executive.

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Fergie: Van Gaal 'a good choice'

Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has backed the “formidable” Louis van Gaal to restore the club’s fortunes.

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Little girl in miraculous escape during stadium shelling

Incredible CCTV footage from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk shows a young girl avoiding certain death from flying debris by inches.

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League of Ireland decider completely sold out

“It is clear to us that we could have sold this match out three times over. We are very sorry to those who are disappointed.”

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Boxer banned for life after brutal attack on ref

A young boxer who beat up a referee after not agreeing with his decision has been banned from the sport for life.

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Kompany: Fan absence 'unacceptable'

Captain Vincent Kompany claims it is “unacceptable” Manchester City had no fans at their Champions League tie at CSKA Moscow while the home side apparently did.

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Djokovic announces intention to play in Paris on day of son's birth

Novak Djokovic has stated his intention to play at the Paris Masters after the birth of his son.

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Bayern in seventh heaven after meeting with Pope

Pep Guardiola and members of his Bayern team followed up last night’s seven-one thrashing of Roma with a private audience with Pope Francis.

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Wednesday's horse racing tips

Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

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Wenger at 65: What must he do to catch Fergie?

Arsene Wenger is maturing like an average wine. But how phenomenal does his twlight career have to be to overturn any of Fergie’s records?

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City left with questions after failure of Moscow mission

Manchester City were left facing familiar questions over their Champions League prospects after another controversial clash with CSKA Moscow.

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Gerrard: I turned down Real Madrid

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he may look back on not signing for Real Madrid when he had the chance as a mistake but insists he would have regretted leaving ...

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Cheika named new Australian head coach

Michael Cheika has been appointed as the new Australia head coach.

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