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Soccer - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Real Madrid ease pressure on Zidane with rousing victory over Barca

Real go six points clear of their rivals in the table.

Phil Foden earns Man City point after Michail Antonio’s spectacular opener

The Hammers earned a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.

Rivalry set aside as Liverpool boss Klopp heaps praise on Rashford for school meals drive

‘What Marcus has started is absolutely incredible. I don’t know him but even I am proud of him.’

'Everything that Bamford gets, he gets because he deserves it' - Leeds boss Bielsa on hat-trick hero

Last night’s hat-trick took Patrick Bamford’s tally to six Premier League goals in as many games for the season

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Soccer - Friday 23 October, 2020

Derry City move up to fifth with comfortable win over Shels

Joe Thomson and Walter Figueira struck in a 2-0 win for the hosts.

Bamford hat-trick fires Leeds into third as Villa suffer first defeat

Marcelo Bielsa’s side moved within three points of leaders Everton.

'We feel we've given it away here' - Pauw laments missed opportunity as Ireland are left seeking miracle

Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2021 suffered a significant setback with Pauw’s women now having to either get a result against Germany or depend on an unlikely Ukrainian slip-up.

Euro hopes hang by a thread as Ireland fall to frustrating defeat in Kiev

An unfortunate first-half own goal by Áine O’Gorman proved fatal on the evening as Ukraine gained the upper hand.

Hoban hopes impressive Aberdeen form can put him back in Ireland contention

The former Republic of Ireland U21 captain is excelling after returning from a long-term knee injury.

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Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier

Vera Pauw’s Ireland were beaten 1-0 by group rivals Ukraine in a decisive qualifier, as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament took a hit.

Solskjaer takes aim at 'the whole English press' in defence of 'fantastic boy' Greenwood

The youngster, who was sent home from his first England camp, has reportedly been warned about his behaviour.

QPR snap up Shamrock Rovers striker who made his first-team debut at 15

London-bound Sinclair Armstrong has been capped by the Republic of Ireland up to U17 level.

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'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud'

Vera Pauw’s Ireland are all set for the biggest game of their lives.

'That’s who we are doing it for - not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'

Captain Katie McCabe leads Ireland into a potentially historic qualifier in Ukraine this evening.

Waterford accept Antrim's 'generous offer' to play south of the border after forfeit amid Covid concerns

Dundalk will now host Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division 4 clash.

Soccer - Thursday 22 October, 2020

AC Milan too strong as Celtic suffer back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018

Neil Lennon’s side were still smarting from Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

Carlos Vinicius impresses as Tottenham thrash LASK, Leicester beat Zorya

Comfortable night for Mourinho’s men in north London, while Leicester beat their Ukrainian opponents.

Giovagnoli feels 'guilty' over substitute decisions in Molde defeat

Gary Rogers, meanwhile, bemoaned the disallowing of Pat Hoban’s first-half goal.

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Outrageous goal from Kemar Roofe helps Rangers make winning start

The former Leeds United striker scored from inside his own half in a 2-0 victory against Standard Liege.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spares Bernd Leno’s blushes with Arsenal winner in Vienna

The Gunners fought back to beat Rapid Vienna 2-1 in the Europa League.

Brave Dundalk effort comes to nothing in Molde defeat

The Lilywhites led at half-time, but were beaten 2-1 in their opening Europa League group game.

Ireland's Nathan Collins has controversial red card overturned on appeal

Collins was shown a straight red in Stoke City’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley on Wednesday.

As it happened: Dundalk v Molde, Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side begin their Group B campaign by facing the Norwegian champions in Tallaght.

Another spell on the sidelines for luckless Ireland left-back Greg Cunningham

Thankfully this one shouldn’t last too long for the Galway native, who recently returned after a year out.

The man providing additional Irish interest in the Europa League from an unlikely source

Dubliner Graham Carey has helped CSKA Sofia reach the group stages for the first time in a decade.

Ireland's Champions League representatives to meet familiar faces in first qualifying round

Peamount United travel to Glasgow City next month, where they’ll face Irish duo Clare Shine and Tyler Toland.

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

O'Neill blasts officials over red card shown to Irish U21 international Collins

‘The Barnsley player has thrown himself to the ground and held his face,’ said the Stoke City manager.

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins

The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.

Captaining Liverpool 'the stuff of dreams' but Fahey now focused on Ireland's 'massive' opportunity

Reaching the Euros ‘would mean everything’ to the Galway native.

Soccer - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Bayern winger on the double to help holders crush Atletico while Lukaku brace rescues Inter draw

Elsewhere, there were wins for Atalanta and Olympiakos.

Manchester City forced to come from behind to ensure winning start

City recovered against Porto thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres.

Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void

The Premier League side came away from their trip to Amsterdam with a 1-0 win.

A red card and an own goal on a rough night for Irish defenders in the Championship

There were five games in England’s second tier this evening.

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Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5

Games in the SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League can also go ahead.

Real stunned in Madrid by Covid-hit Shakhtar Donetsk

The depleted Ukrainian side held on for the win, having opened up a 3-0 lead in the first half.

As it happened: Ajax v Liverpool, Champions League

Catch up on all the action from Liverpool’s opening Group D win in Amsterdam.

'Sometimes when you start a mission it is a kamikaze, but then the dream becomes the normality'

Rookie boss Filippo Giovagnoli has silenced critics and takes Dundalk into the Europa League group stages tomorrow night.