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Soccer - Today’s News

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Santi Cazorla, Lionel Messi and John Terry all feature in this week’s lineup.

McCarthy suffers another hamstring blow as Everton earn Europa League qualification

The midfielder had to withdraw from the action on 31 minutes and was replaced by Leon Osman after the problem arose.

We’ll Leave It There So: Sport stunned by Hughes’ death, Pele in special care and all today’s sport

Also, Anna Krien wins Sports Book of the Year and Ireland international Sean St Ledger finally finds a club.

Unfortunate Aiden McGeady miss is unfortunate

It has not been the best of nights for Irish internationals in general.


Footballer Brandao jailed for Motta headbutt

The three judges went beyond the prosecutor’s request for an eight-month suspended term.

Pele moved to ‘special care’ unit as condition worsens – hospital

Iconic footballer is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital.

‘Night Games’ is the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Anna Krien’s book documents the rape trial of a young Australian Rules footballer.

Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League

Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid and other contenders in this year’s competition.

Madrid cut cross from crest after deal with Abu Dhabi bank

The Spanish club revealed the redesign after announcing a three-year deal.

Sean St Ledger and Noel Hunt have both joined Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich

The Irish internationals will be at Portman Road until January.

Zlatan picks Zlatan to lead his ‘dream team’, nicknames himself God

Surprisingly, there’s no room for bearded gent Andrea Pirlo.

Fagan turned down better offer from Paul Cook’s Chesterfield to stick with Pat’s

The PFAI Player of the Year met with the former Sligo Rovers manager but politely declined his offer.

BOD, Paul McGrath, Donal Walsh and 13 GAA stars in Gizzy Lyng’s brilliant hurling video

The video is to coincide with the launch of World Sports Team.

‘Don’t mind us, we’re just trying to get some close-ups of Cristiano’

Are these the world’s worst pitch invaders?

Egypt, Ireland, Zambia: The latest Fifa world rankings are out

Martin O’Neill’s side are keeping good company.

How good is Aguero? Frank Lampard puts him ‘in that bracket’ with Messi and Ronaldo

Lampard praises Argentine striker as “different class”, though he still has a soft spot for old team-mate Didier Drogba

From Poll: Was John Delaney’s apology necessary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was John Delaney’s apology necessary?

A video of the FAI chief singing a republican song caused quite a stir, but was it all blown out of proportion?

‘Who is Roddy Collins anyway?’ – Buckley ‘embarrassed’ by recent comments

His criticism of the FAI Cup final was unhelpful, says the St Patrick’s Athletic boss.

5 talking points from this week’s Champions League action

Liverpool stumble once again, Messi and Ronaldo continue to thrill and other important issues.

FAI Board back John Delaney following republican song controversy

The chief executive had previously apologised for any offence caused.

Who should win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year? Here’s what our writers think

The winner of the prestigious prize, from seven nominees, will be announced on Thursday evening.

Brendan Rodgers pleased despite Ludogorets late show

“To go a goal behind in this competition so early, you need a team that is together and has spirit.”

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘The Test’ is the Irish Sports Book of the Year

The autobiography overcame strong competition from other nominees, including Roy Keane’s memoir

A Cristiano Ronaldo goal was enough to do Liverpool a huge favour this evening

A Cristiano Ronaldo goal was enough to do Liverpool a huge favour this evening

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen also made the knockout stages.

Liverpool’s shaky defence lets them down again as Ludogorets secure late draw

Brendan Rodgers’ side’s Champions League hopes took a blow following the concession of a late goal.

The last 16 beckons as Arsenal defeat Dortmund at The Emirates

Arsenal can now top the group if they beat Galatasaray and Dortmund lose to Anderlecht.


As it happened: Ludogorets v Liverpool, UEFA Champions League

As it happened: Ludogorets v Liverpool, UEFA Champions League

Liverpool couldn’t afford a defeat if they were to remain in the competition, here’s all of the action as it happened.

Alexis Sanchez doubles Arsenal’s lead with a Thierry Henry-esque strike

The Chilean has been regularly tormenting the Dortmund defence this evening.

Some schoolboy defending and a brilliant Sterling pass put Liverpool in front tonight

Rickie Lambert equalised on seven minutes Dani Abalo had given the hosts the lead.

Yaya Sanogo can finally change his Twitter handle after scoring tonight

It is the player’s first goal in 19 competitive appearances for the club.

If you think Mignolet’s was bad, check out this piece of shambolic goalkeeping

Olympiakos stopper Roberto, shield your eyes now.

We’ll Leave It There So: 3 more GAA retirements, a McGregor teaser and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on the Aviva dressing room and the National Athletics Awards.

Scottish teachers are considering making Football Manager a subject for homework

‘Monday’s homework: sign Tó Madeira and Tonton Zola-Moukoko.’

Shamrock Rovers sign two more new players (and two old ones)

Gavin Brennan and David Webster have both completed moves to Tallaght.

Wenger stayed too long at Arsenal – Klopp risks doing the same at Dortmund

The German is in his seventh season with Borussia Dortmund but, just like his opposite number at Arsenal, his best days with the club may be behind him.

Liverpool need first goal against Ludogorets, admits Rodgers LFC

Liverpool need first goal against Ludogorets, admits Rodgers

The Reds are coming into a must-win Champions League game after three consecutive defeats in the competition.

FAI boss Delaney says that legal threat against media outlet was ‘a misunderstanding’

The chief executive released a statement last night in relation to the controversy over a video which showed him singing a Republican ballad.

Who should win Irish Sports Book of the Year? Our writers have their say

The winner for the annual event will be announced on Wednesday evening, with Roy Keane and BOD among the nominees.

‘To win 5-0 away in the Champions League is not normal’ — You said it, Jose

Jose Mourinho hailed another “complete” performance by Chelsea after they thrashed Schalke 5-0.

Soccer - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Zlatan’s back in goalscoring form while BATE reach unwanted milestone

Plus, that man Edinson Cavani scored twice as many goals as Ibra tonight.

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