Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale told to be MORE selfish at Real Madrid by Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry, despite infuriating Cristiano Ronaldo and fans

The Welshman has been criticised this season for going it alone

Luis Suarez scores a stunning goal for Barcelona

Luis Suarez bicycle-kick goal for Barcelona could be catalyst that ignites former Liverpool striker's Nou Camp career

The Uruguayan has been slow to make an impact at the Nou Camp

Daniel Surridge of Liverpool with Raheem Sterling

Liverpool vs Besiktas preview: 'We are ticking all the boxes' insists Brendan Rodgers

Demba Ba will return to Anfield for the first time since scoring the goal that saw Liverpool's title chances fade away last season

Turkish fans pictured protesting over ticketing for matches last year

Liverpool vs Besiktas preview: Besiktas build business plan on anarchist foundations

Turkish club risk alienating core fans in replacing old stadium

Danilo celebrates his equaliser with Hector Herrera
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal

Celtic vs Inter Milan: 1967 European Cup finalists have been in steep decline since those days

Battle of fallen giants may not trouble history books

Nacer Chadli was impressed for Spurs this term

Tottenham vs Fiorentina preview: Fitness test for Spurs as success brings tough choices ahead of Europe League tie

Tottenham welcome their Italian opponents to White Hart Lane for the first-leg of their Round of 32 tie

New heights: Roberto Martinez (right) deserves better than to hear Romelu Lukaku saying he wants to move on up to ‘a big club’

Young Boys vs Everton preview: Roberto Martinez has Everton training on artificial pitches ahead of Europa League tie

The sides meet in the first-leg of their Round of 16 tie

Mesut Ozil enjoys watching Schalke vs Real Madrid - the Arsenal man's two former teams

German posts thumbs up picture on Twitter

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives for the Champions League tie against Schalke

Schalke vs Real Madrid team news: Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo feature in attacking Champions League line-up

Holders travel to Germany for first-leg of Round of 16 tie

Champions League latest scores: Cristiano Ronaldo on target in Schalke vs Real Madrid, plus FC Basel vs Porto

Follow the latest scores from tonight's games, plus updates on the major incidents

Schalke vs Real Madrid: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League Round of 16 first-leg fixture at Veltins-Arena

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FC Basel vs Porto: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League last 16 first-leg fixture at St-Jakob Park

Demba Ba scores for Chelsea after Steven Gerrard's slip

Demba Ba returns to Anfield: The former Chelsea striker, who destroyed Liverpool's title hopes, will not stir bad memories - Brendan Rodgers

The striker returns to Merseyside with Besiktas in the Europa League

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Sepp Blatter at the IFAB meeting in Northern Ireland
...as Fifa decide to delay a trial decision for another 12 months
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The IOC are particularly embarrassed over Blatter's allegations that racism is behind criticism of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar
It had been reported that the controversial final would take place on 23 December, but Blatter has clarified the date
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Bob Wilson alongside Arsene Wenger, and Piers Morgan
Former Arsenal player hits out at supporter Piers Morgan after his relentless criticism of Wenger
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Fabio Cannavaro
World Cup winning captain punished for breaching orders
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Russell Crowe, star of Gladiator, has expressed an interest in buying Leeds
Leeds deny club is for sale after Gladiator star Russell Crowe considers surprise approach
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The bookmakers still see Brooklyn Beckham's future in football after being released by Arsenal
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The design for the first 2022 World Cup stadium, Al Wakrah, has been released, with many commenting on its resemblance to a vagina
Premier League is among those unhappy about the change
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Qatar’s proposed stadium
Richard Scudamore says the Premier League is considering legal action against Fifa
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?