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Soccer - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Let’s forget about Harry Kane for Ireland, he’s after getting an England call-up

It’s not going to happen, we must accept that now.

‘They need major surgery’ – Redknapp & Carragher lay into Manchester City after Champions League exit

The Premier League champions were knocked out of the Champions League 3-1 on aggregate by Barcelona.

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

We’re down to the business end of the European season.


Liverpool should drop Sturridge against Manchester United, says Hamann LFC

Liverpool should drop Sturridge against Manchester United, says Hamann

The England striker has started the Reds’ last three games but the former midfielder says Raheem Sterling would be the best option up front against Louis van Gaal’s men.

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

We pick the standout players from all the round-of-16 second-leg matches

‘They are champions and have top players so you want to come in and do well’

The midfielder has made an instant impression after his recent move to Dundalk by providing the two assists in their opening two league victories.

Power ranking the teams most likely to win the Champions League

Find out where Real Madrid, PSG and Porto, among others, feature on our list

Soccer - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Eamon Dunphy went full Eamon Dunphy after Man City’s elimination tonight

‘Yaya Toure… an obvious waster’.

Messi provides masterclass but finds Hart at his best as Barca send Man City out

Ivan Rakitic scored to hand the Catalan giants a 1-0 win with Sergio Aguero missing a penalty for the visitors.

Rooney can continue to be a knock out up front

Bryan Robson says the club skipper should lead the line against Liverpool this Sunday.

Brilliant Tevez double blasts Juve past Dortmund and into the last 8

The Argentine striker scored a brace as the Italian champions won out 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion.

It’s 20 years since that glorious Parma team won the Uefa Cup & now the club is in disarray

Captain Alessandro Lucarelli refers to ‘disgusting farce’ surrounding the club as latest owner is arrested on charges of money-laundering & embezzlement.

How well do you remember the 1995 sporting year?

Do you know your Jos Verstappens from your Johnny Herberts?

‘George Hamilton’ and ‘Sanchez’ are trending higher than ‘Messi’ and the reason is brilliant

Messi’s assist tonight was so perfect it turned Pep Guardiola into a Barca fan again

Ivan Rakitic put the home side in front but it was created by a bit of Messi magic.

We’ll Leave It There So: Clare hurlers speak out, Paulie loves a Bounty and all today’s sport

Also, there were some interesting developments regarding the Six Nations trophy presentation ahead of this weekend.

Lars and the real goal: whatever happened to Dortmund hero Ricken?

20 years old when he scored that glorious goal in the 1997 Champions League final, what came next?

Manuel Pellegrini: ‘I don’t think my job is in danger’

Manchester City have a mountain to climb against Barcelona in the Champions League later tonight.

Chelsea insinuate penalty conspiracy on their official website

Earlier this season, manager Jose Mourinho was fined £25,000 for alleging there was ‘a campaign’ against the league leaders.

As it happened: Barcelona v Man City, Champions League Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Barcelona v Man City, Champions League

Manuel Pellegrini’s men trailed the Catalan giants 2-1 going into this evening’s last-16 second leg.

5 Champions League miracles City can take inspiration from ahead of tonight’s clash

The Premier League side face Barca tonight, with few people expected them to progress.

Jon Walters undergoes surgery on fractured cheek, pokes fun at Robert Huth’s chin

The Stoke City man is an injury worry for Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

Adam Johnson has bail extended and back in training as Sunderland lift ban

The England winger was arrested earlier this month over alleged sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl but could return to Premier League action this weekend.

A United legend thinks James Wilson can be the club’s 20-goal-a-season man

Louis van Gaal recently lamented that his team does not have a player capable of hitting that scoring milestone.

Harry Arter celebrated his first Ireland call-up with a stunning goal last night

Meanwhile, Wes Hoolahan came off the bench to score for Norwich.

Mario Balotelli has just two words for his critics

The Liverpool striker took to Instagram yesterday.

Soccer - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Fernando Torres penalty seals Atletico’s place in Champions League quarter-finals

Mario Suarez’ deflected first-half effort for Atletico secured the hosts a 1-0 win on the night and levelled the tie on aggregate.

Despite a spirited showing, Arsenal fall short in quest to reach quarter-finals

The Gunners beat Monaco 2-0 but it wasn’t enough to prevent elimination on away goals.

As it happened: Monaco v Arsenal, Champions League

We were at the Stade Louis II to see if Arsenal could stage a football miracle.

Bono looked unimpressed as Arsenal exited the Champions League tonight

The Gunners went 2-0 up on the night, but the Ligue 1 side still won on away goals.

Sunderland name Dick Advocaat as coach

The Black Cats haven’t wasted any time in replacing Gus Poyet.

Loss of grandmother inspires Rice to launch health awareness campaign

Longford Town’s Stephen Rice and a number of League of Ireland footballers have pulled together to promote platelet donating.

We’ll Leave it There So: Shefflin wins 13th All-Ireland, Roscrea secure cup and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, a police chief has admitted to causing 96 deaths at Hillsborough.

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Police chief admits causing 96 deaths at Hillsborough

David Duckenfield agreed he had “froze”.

4 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League games

Manchester City and Arsenal will have to make up for first leg defeats if they are to remain in this year’s competition.

‘World’s worst team’ one step closer to World Cup qualification

Bhutan’s journey continued on Tuesday as they moved past Sri Lanka 3-1 on aggregate.