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Soccer - Thursday 22 February, 2018

The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Jose Mourinho’s tactics were no surprise.

Soccer - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

It was another dramatic night in the race for a place in the Premier League

Cardiff now enjoy a three-point lead over Aston Villa, while leaders Wolves dropped points.

Mourinho hugs reporter for asking about McTominay instead of Pogba The Happy One This post contains videos

Mourinho hugs reporter for asking about McTominay instead of Pogba

“I think the questions should be about the kid. I think he was fantastic.”

Ex-Celtic youngster makes loan move to Sligo Rovers

21-year-old defender Calum Waters has joined the Bit O’Red from Kilmarnock.

RTÉ pundit brands Man United draw 'dreadful, anti-football, an embarrassing performance' Hard To Watch This post contains videos

RTÉ pundit brands Man United draw 'dreadful, anti-football, an embarrassing performance'

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann was not one bit impressed by what he witnessed this evening.

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half Novelty This post contains videos

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half

The original game then had to be abandoned with Estoril 1-0 ahead.

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma Slender Advantage This post contains videos

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma

The Ukrainian champions hold a 2-1 lead over their Serie A opponents after tonight’s first leg.

De Gea brilliance helps Man United escape Sevilla with a draw

The goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out the La Liga side tonight.

Real Madrid fight back to win without Cristiano Ronaldo

Unai Bustinza had put Leganes in front at Butarque.

'I understand pundits and ex-players in the media have to make a name for themselves'

Ireland’s James McClean believes some analysts ‘have to be controversial to get noticed’.

As it happened: Sevilla v Manchester United, Champions League

Sevilla took on Manchester United in tonight’s last-16 first-leg.

Barcelona agree €40 million deal for Gremio youngster - reports Potential This post contains videos

Barcelona agree €40 million deal for Gremio youngster - reports

Arthur is expected to officially link up with the Catalan club in January 2019.

Firmino will not face disciplinary action following Holgate racism allegation

The incident took place during a Merseyside clash in January.

No Paul Pogba in Man United starting XI for crucial Champions League encounter

The France international missed the win over Huddersfield last weekend due to illness.

James McClean's brother Patrick signs for Sligo Rovers

Patrick McClean helped Waterford earn promotion to the top flight last season.

Experienced Nigerian striker is Dundalk's newest addition for 2018

Marco Tagbajumi heads to Oriel Park having won the Norwegian Cup last season with Lillestrøm.

Wembley-bound Delaney highlights possibilities on offer from League of Ireland

“Guys like that who come back at that age, the opportunity here is massive if they can hold their heads.”

Soccer - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Chelsea close to a perfect game against Barcelona - Conte

Lionel Messi’s equaliser gave his side a narrow advantage in a Champions League last-16 tie.

Aston Villa promotion hopes dented, Sunderland hit rock bottom

Steve Bruce’s side knew that victory would have taken them one point clear of second-placed Cardiff City.

After over 100 career goals, Irish striker returns from New Zealand to join Galway United

Danny Furlong has linked up with Shane Keegan’s side.

Bayern Munich effectively seal place in Champions League last 8

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller each scored braces, while Kingsley Coman was also on target amid a one-sided contest.

Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal

Willian’s powerful strike from the edge of the area gave the London club a second-half lead.

Mourinho plays down pressure on Pogba as midfielder makes United return

The French international was signed in August 2016 for a then-world record fee.

'Maybe we could kill him' – Stopping Alexis Sanchez calls for drastic measures

Manchester United’s chief threat has been identified by the Sevilla boss ahead of the first leg of Champions League last-16 encounter.

As it happened: Chelsea v Barcelona, Champions League, round of 16

Stamford Bridge hosted Lionel Messi and La Liga’s leaders in the first leg tonight.

West Ham hit with FA charge for breaching anti-doping rules

The Premier League club has put it down to ‘administrative oversights’.

Man City consider legal action against fan who allegedly spat at Aguero and said 'suck my d**k'

The two clubs involved have been charged for failing to control their players, but the Argentine striker will not face any action from the English football’s governing body

Cork City sign 'exciting' 18-year-old attacking talent on loan from Preston

Michael Howard will link up with John Caulfield’s League of Ireland champions until June.

Former Ireland U21 international joins Shamrock Rovers from Fulham

Sean Kavanagh has signed on the dotted line with Stephen Bradley’s side.

'If that's the scenario in every match you'd have five or six fellas sent off for jumping for headers' Seeing Red This post contains videos

'If that's the scenario in every match you'd have five or six fellas sent off for jumping for headers'

Footage shows Graham Cummins’ red card against St Pat’s was harsh, says Cork City boss John Caulfield.

Wigan to investigate pitch invasion after win over Manchester City

The troubling scenes following Manchester City’s FA Cup shock at Wigan Athletic are to be looked into by the League One club.

Rakitic: You wouldn't see Messi in the gym much

The Barcelona star is not as active as his Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to working out in the gym

Soccer Republic paid a touching tribute to Liam Miller last night RIP This post contains videos

Soccer Republic paid a touching tribute to Liam Miller last night

Miller died earlier this month, aged just 36.

'Nothing happened in the tunnel' - Guardiola

The Manchester City manager wanted to focus on football, not fighting, after last night’s FA Cup loss.

Soccer - Monday 19 February, 2018

Paul Cook's Wigan dump Man City out of FA Cup after contentious Delph red

Will Grigg was the match-winner as City’s hopes of a quadruple were ended at the DW Stadium.

Lazio pull plug on Man United target De Vrij's contract renewal

The Dutch defender had been in negotiations with the Italian club.

'I want to be the best player in the league... I've seen stuff written about me and it only helps'

Kieran Sadlier has been tipped as one of the stars of the 2018 season, and he’s made a positive start.

Mick McCarthy apologises for swearing during Ipswich goal celebration

McCarthy was celebrating Luke Chambers’ 89th minute goal against Norwich City.