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Yesterday’s News

Double trouble as Cristiano Ronaldo rages at selfie-hunting pitch invader Incident This post contains videos

Double trouble as Cristiano Ronaldo rages at selfie-hunting pitch invader

The Portuguese star was confronted by a supporter who wanted to embrace and congratulate him.

Sessegnon has a lot to improve but potential is there, says Mourinho

Ryan Sessegnon has a lot to learn, according to Jose Mourinho, despite scoring in his Champions League debut on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola hails 21-year-old Dinamo Zagreb star

Dani Olmo has a bright future, according to the Manchester City boss.

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

Two years after €23 million departure, Chelsea could re-sign Ake

The Netherlands defender made the switch from Stamford Bridge to Bournemouth in 2017 and has now been linked with a return to the Blues.

WATCH: 'Dele Alli, for the best part of two years, has stood still' - Graeme Souness

Speaking as a pundit on Virgin Media, the former Liverpool captain wasn’t holding back in his assessment of the England international.

Everton stick with Duncan Ferguson for Man United trip

The club’s former striker oversaw the Toffees’ 3-1 defeat of Chelsea last weekend.

Ronaldo back in the goals for Juventus just in time for Champions League knockout stages

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain proved far too strong for Galatasary as they ran amok with five different scorers on a night when rival supporters also clashed around the city in the build up to the game.

Katie McCabe scores a hat-trick as Arsenal put nine past the Bees

Louise Quinn also scored in the Gunners’ League Cup win.

Here are the teams the 4 English sides could face in the Champions League last 16

Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea have all progressed to the knockout stages.

Bayern Munich's defeat of Tottenham comes at a cost

Kingsley Coman picked up an injury, while Irish international Troy Parrott watched on from the bench for Spurs.

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

Atalanta book knockout place after miraculous Champions League turnaround

Italians qualify for last 16 despite losing first three games of their debut campaign.

Jesus hat-trick inspires Man City to comfortable Champions League win

Atalanta also qualified from the group in second after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 away from home this evening.

Limerick manager Tommy Barrett admits he's not surprised by the club's imminent demise

Speaking to Off the Ball this evening, Barrett said it was a “huge blow” as the county now faces the prospect of no League of Ireland club for the first time since 1937.

Premier League title race already over for Man City, says Gundogan

Even though there is more than half of the season to go, Ilkay Gundogan believes City must accept they have conceded the title.

Whyte to be reinstated by WBC as mandatory challenger to Wilder-Fury II winner

The British heavyweight contender had been provisionally suspended after a failed drug test.

Napoli name Gattuso as new manager a day after sacking Ancelotti

The Serie A club parted ways with their head coach despite qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League last night.

'I'm sure there are so many players who would want to be part of the rebuild of Man United'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Red Devils will have no trouble attracting star signings as they remain “the biggest and best club in the world.”

Limerick FC set to be liquidated LOI

Limerick FC set to be liquidated

The SSE Airtricity League club is on the verge of extinction after a court hearing in Ennis today.

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

Bonner's cruciate recovery, retiring defenders and Tipp's pre-Christmas schedule

The All-Ireland champions are back in competitive action on Sunday.

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career

After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.

Four-in-a-row chasing Donegal learn fate as 2020 Ulster championship draw made

A new-look format has been decided, with groupings confirmed.

Ireland U21 captain Molumby thriving alongside Dubliner Williams in the Championship

The Waterford native is currently on a season-long loan at Millwall from Brighton.

Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return

Bohemians manager Keith Long is a busy man while Cork City also confirm Gearóid Morrissey will remain at Turner’s Cross.

'I was giving out every night going to training' - Flynn reinvigorated after year out

The Kildare forward is back in Jack O’Connor’s panel after stepping away from the game in 2019.

Munster's Arno Botha suspended for three weeks after red card against Saracens

The South African back row was red-carded late in his team’s win last weekend.

Arsenal defender Tierney suffers dislocated shoulder

The ex-Celtic full-back is set for a spell on the sidelines.

International footballers' union backs Irish amateur player banned for social media comments

The player believes he was suspended for criticising the League’s support of John Delaney, a claim the League denies.

Tributes pour in as ex-Premier League manager Jim Smith passes away The Bald Eagle This post contains videos

Tributes pour in as ex-Premier League manager Jim Smith passes away

The 79-year-old had spells in charge of Derby County, Newcastle United, QPR, Portsmouth and Birmingham City.

'A larger than life character' - Northern Irish footballer dies aged 24 RIP

'A larger than life character' - Northern Irish footballer dies aged 24

Carrick Rangers say defender Gerard Thompson suffered a ‘very untimely sudden passing’ last night.

Australian golfer Smith says Reed friendship damaged by 'cheat' row Icy

Australian golfer Smith says Reed friendship damaged by 'cheat' row

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods has picked himself to lead off the US’ Presidents Cup defence.

Michael Duignan hopes to continue in RTÉ role after being elected Offaly GAA chairman

The two-time All-Ireland winner will aim to balance his new job with his analysis and co-commentary work on The Sunday Game.

Ancelotti capable of working anywhere 'at the top level' after Napoli sacking, says Lampard

The Arsenal-linked manager will return to the top echelon of football, according to Frank Lampard.

A loss of over €250k and massive income drop as Galway GAA financial crisis deepens

There was a big drop in Galway’s fundraising income following the revelations at last year’s convention.

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

Fainga’a adds to Connacht's injury woes as flanker to miss Gloucester and Munster games

Head coach Andy Friend will also be without Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion for the games.

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as he replaces Steve Hansen on a two-year deal.

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