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Manuel Neuer brilliantly saves Ronaldo's penalty

Jose Mourinho laments the time Cristiano Ronaldo 'failed' in the Champions League

The Chelsea manager has won the European Cup twice - but wishes it had been more

A fans’ poll revealed that the majority of those questioned wanted Alan Pardew to be sacked

Alan Pardew future: Who could replace the Newcastle United manager?

The pressure is building at St James' Park

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller says rejecting Manchester United was an 'easy' decision

The German World Cup winner stayed with Bayern Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: Ramon Calderon claims Real Madrid star is 'fed up'

The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) with his new signings Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind during a photocall at Old Trafford

Premier League football on TV this weekend: Arsenal vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs QPR

We take a look at the key games on television this weekend

Eden Hazard has been named cover star for FIFA 15 in the UK

FIFA 15 demo: First impressions, including Lionel Messi is awesome and small but effective improvements have been made

With the release of a limited version of the game this week, avid FIFA fan Simon Rice offers his early observations

Premier League weekend preview: Will Danny Welbeck start against Manchester City and how will Mario Balotelli fare at Anfield?

Video: The Independent looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League games

Fernando Torres watches AC Milan from the stands

Fernando Torres is 'more useful' than Mario Balotelli, says AC Milan team-mate Diego Lopez

The goalkeeper believes the Italian club completed some smart transfer business

Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay is attended to by medical staff after being struck with a ball while Alexandre Kaleka (red top) of France who hit the shot looks on

Golfer Fabrizio Zanotti knocked unconscious by wayward golf ball

Play suspended at KLM Open

Louis van Gaal watches over Nani

Nani reveals why his form dipped at Manchester United - he was unhappy

The Portugal international is currently on a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Welcome to Maidenhead, the divorce capital of... Italy

A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?