Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Leonardo Jardim reacts on the touchline

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2: Leonardo Jardim criticises Arsene Wenger for lack of respect to his former club

Monaco prevail on away goals after Arsenal score twice but miss out on crucial third

Laurent Koscielny (centre) celebrates Aaron Ramsey's (right) second for Arsenal - it wasn't enough to progress
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet at Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground for their FA Cup fifth-round tie last month. His team were beaten 2-0 by the League One club

Sunderland should look in mirror if playing blame game

There were aspects of the decision to sack Poyet that made sense, although few things tell you more about a club than the way they get rid of managers

Against the best defence in France’s Ligue 1 Arsenal will have to score goals, and it will be a question of how many attack-minded players Arsene Wenger dares to squeeze into the team

Monaco vs Arsenal preview: Arsene Wenger gambles to beat the odds – and history

Arsenal must go on the attack to achieve Champions League first by overturning a two-goal home defeat from the first leg

Per Mertesacker claims Arsenal have shown such progress since the first leg they feel they ‘can beat any team in the world’

Monaco vs Arsenal preview: Gunners could not cope in 3-1 defeat, admits Per Mertesacker

Arsenal face the weight of history in trying to overturn a home deficit from the round of 16 first leg

Jose Mourinho looks on from the touchline

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal are still in the Premier League title race

The Gunners are seven points behind the Blues

Dusan Tadic scores form the penalty spot
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Combative Chelsea manager hits back at 'frustrated' Sky Sports pundits Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher

Carragher has 'forgotten everything he did on the pitch,' says Chelsea boss

Thiago Silva celebrates his goal

Chelsea 2 PSG 2: 'We deserved to be punished with this defeat,' says Jose Mourinho

'We didn't deserve to go through,' manager said

Thiago Silva celebrates PSG's crucial equaliser

Chelsea vs PSG match report: Thiago Silva's extra-time bullet header dumps Chelsea out of Europe despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic red

Chelsea 2 PSG 2 (aet. 3-3 on aggregate - PSG through on away goals)

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The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
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It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor