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Soccer - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Everton fans caught up in trouble ahead of Europa League game with Lille

As many as 5,500 Evertonians are in the Northern French city for tonight’s game

De Gea rules out Real Madrid move: I’m happy at United

Don’t fret United fans, he’s going nowhere.

Double injury blow for Ireland – Whelan and Hoolahan set to miss Scotland clash

Glenn Whelan (fractured leg) and Wes Hoolahan (ankle) sidelined by injury ahead of Euro 2016 qualifier.

Keane: I knew the All Blacks would go after ROG – when I met him for dinner, I warned him

Roy Keane was an unlikely double-agent when the Irish rugby team played New Zealand in 2008.

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Luis Suarez readies himself for El Clasico and a date with destiny

The Uruguayan striker is expected to feature in a competitive game for the first time since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

‘At least Robbie Keane tried’ – Ex-Liverpool stars blast Balotelli

The misfiring Italian was the subject of the post-match debate but our Robbie got a mention as well.

On this day three years ago, Mario Balotelli ripped Manchester United to shreds

The striker, currently under intense scrutiny at Liverpool, does occasionally pop up with impressive performances.

How much longer can Arsenal tolerate treading water under Wenger’s management?

The late, late show in Brussels failed to mask another abject performance.

17 signs you’re a hardcore Dundalk fan

You’ve got your very own ‘Richie’s Towell’, you love your Fyffes bananas and you remember Tom McNulty’s winner in 1991.

Rodgers defends Sterling over nightclub outcry

The Reds boss has hit out at media reports after the youngster was spotted in a nightclub 24 hours after England’s 1-0 win over Estonia

Ireland sandwiched between DR Congo and Congo in the latest FIFA Rankings

It’s only a small improvement but it’s an improvement.

‘Games like this are the reason we play football’ – Cork City’s Donegal man Dunleavy

The 23-year-old midfielder couldn’t be happier with the Rebels ahead of Friday’s title decider.

Soccer - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Champions League round-up: Atleti claim easy win while Olympiakos stun Juve

The Greeks go joint-top of Group A after surprise victory against Italian giants.

Four crucial goals (and one big save) that kept Cork’s unlikely title dream alive

If Cork win the Premier Division title on Friday night, nobody can say they did it the easy way.

Ronaldo and Benzema both on the mark as Real blitz Liverpool at Anfield

The French striker grabs a brace as the Spaniards warm up for El Clasico with a straightforward victory.

This, from Marco Reus, is probably the goal of the night

This, from Marco Reus, is probably the goal of the night

Reus scores a thumper as Dortmund make it three wins from three.

Balotelli swaps his jersey with Liverpool 3-0 down, is substituted at half time

The Italian’s ineffective night was over after 45 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Anfield goal tonight – and it was a bit special

Real beat Liverpool 3-0 thanks to a Ronaldo gem and Benzema double.

We’ll Leave It There So: Keane lashes United, Schmidt on Irish squad and all of today’s sport

Dessie Farrell, John Caulfield, Chris Ashton, Ched Evans and Steven Gerrard are all in the news as well.

As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League

We had live coverage from Anfield as the Merseysiders hoped to cause a shock.

Analysis: Problems mount for Liverpool ahead of crucial Champions League clash

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in serious danger of being knocked out of the tournament by early November.

Roy Keane: ‘It was never going to be like Little House on the Prairie’

The former Manchester United captain expected his eventual exit from the club to be messy.

Ched Evans wants a second chance in football after his release from jail

The former Sheffield United striker has appeared in a video with his girlfriend and insists he wants to clear his name.

Bayern’s performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis

The German club need all the help they can get, don’t they?

Artificial pitches are ‘wrong’ – but Cork boss Caulfield making no excuses for title decider

Cork City have moved their training sessions to an all-weather pitch in the run-up to Friday’s showdown.

Ireland overcome Romania in second stage of Homeless World Cup

Following their opening 11-1 victory over Greece, Ireland have built on their excellent start to the event.

It’s Arsene Wenger’s 65th birthday today so here are 12 of his best photos

From the unbridled joy of winning his first domestic trophy to the despair of that long-running drought.

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta

Medi Abalimba was convicted of multiple fraud offences totalling €67,000 after assuming the Blues starlet’s identity to help maintain a lavish lifestyle.

Ferguson backs ‘formidable’ Van Gaal to revive United

Writing in the recently published updated version of his autobiography, he said the 63-year-old was a “good choice” for the club.

Remember what happened the last time Liverpool played Real Madrid?

The Reds were 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Andrea Dossena.

UCC awarded first Munster Senior League as Avondale lose out after months of appeals

A court of arbitration ruling on a match which took place 11 months ago has handed UCC two additional points.

Roy Keane: ‘Man United is like Disneyland – ‘f**king Mickey Mouses running everywhere’

“It’s almost like a Mafia situation – ‘You’re one of us – don’t ‘f**king say anything bad

Stevie G: ‘I may regret turning down Real Madrid’

The Liverpool captain twice rejected a move to the Bernabeu.

Alex Ferguson: Moyes era wasn’t my fault

The veteran manager says his successor did not appreciate the size of the club.

Roy Keane: ‘Being called a w**ker for two hours is a lot’

The United legend was speaking to a 650-strong crowd at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester.

The aggro and the over-celebrator: What kind of FIFA player are you?

Are you a replay merchant or a commentator?

QUIZ: How big an Arsenal fan are you?

Do you know your Patrick Vieiras from your Pascal Cygans?

5 things to look out for in tonight’s Champions League games

Will Liverpool keep faith with Mario Balotelli and more questions ahead of tonight’s action.