At the end of the match Antoine Griezmann was handed a folded-up piece of paper and instructed not to open it until he got home.
For those who knew Gareth Bale when he was a 16-year-old at Southampton, living with his fellow scholars in the club’s digs at Darwin Lodge, he was a wind-up merchant, always smiling, one of the boys. It is a side to him that has been camouflaged. Bale’s public persona has long been synonymous with playing it straight and keeping his feelings under wraps. Until now.
Briefly, Germany toyed with our minds.
In a game of layers and fronts and deep defensive lines, it always seemed likely the ending would boil down to a decisive moment for the men at the very back.
Rarely can so many disbelieving eyes have been trained on Novak Djokovic. The whole of tennis was watching the best player in the world lose the plot, the match and – however briefly – his aura on No1 Court here on Saturday, and it was not an altogether pretty spectacle.
Newcastle United are expected to dominate in the Championship next season.
Glasgow Rangers star Wes Foderingham has named former Liverpool man Pepe Reina as his favourite goalkeeper.
Brendan Rodgers has commented on the possibility of reuniting with Kolo Toure at Celtic.
Everton are chasing both Axel Witsel and Morgan Schneiderlin, but Liverpool are also interested in the former.
The two players, as well as goalkeeper Matz Selz, arrived at Newcastle United this week.
Daniel Sturridge is a key player at Liverpool, but he is not the only attacker who can guide the Merseyside giants to success during the rest of the season.
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink addressed the media ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City.
We round up the most interesting statistics ahead of an exciting weekend of Premier League action.