Real Madrid showed their superiority in their first-ever win over Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League.
A single goal from John O’Shea in the dying minutes of the game saw Ireland draw with Germany 1-1.
La Liga rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look set to meet in an Argentina-Portugal friendly.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team mates on Saturday.
Villarreal were able to match Real’s slick passing for much of the game but their finishing let them down.
The World Player of the Year has now scored his 25th hat-trick.