Champions League

  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a three-wicket win over Chennai 30 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • CLT20: Kings XI are focussed on getting the best out of players, says Bangar 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, on Thursday. Riding on their strong batting line-up, Kings XI put up...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20...
  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite. A last-minute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Arsene Wenger asks for patience with Welbeck after Dortmund defeat 6 hours 20 minutes ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Wenger, who takes his team to second-placed Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday,...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances - Simeone 6 hours 32 minutes ago

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runners-up to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half...
  • CLT20: Southee, Boult set the match for Northern Knights, says Michael Hussey 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    Raipur: Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall. "The Northern Knights pace attack operated very well. Southee and Boult bowled...
  • CLT20: KXIP announce Nafex.com and Shrey as their sponsors for this season 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday announced their association with Nafex.com as the leading arm sponsor and Shrey as back of the helmet sponsor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. While NAFEX.com is known to offer best rates for foreign exchange and make transactions not only easy but also reliable,...
  • Barcelona defender Dani Alves back for Champions League 7 hours 45 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Dani Alves has recovered from a left knee problem and has been included in the team's squad for their Champions League opener. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has also included Brazilian back Douglas for the first time since his signing. Barcelona play Cypriot club APOEL at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Luis...
  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season's competition. Five-times European champions Liverpool will return to the elite event after a five-year absence when they face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday and will also play holders Real Madrid in Group B. Scholes,...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • We will need to adapt to Champions League Twenty20, says MS Dhoni 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of the Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League 11 hours 35 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semi-finals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his...
  • Champions League: Messi-Neymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • CLT20: Lahore join CSK, KKR in Group A; Northern Knights in Group B 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    The Qualifying round of the sixth Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) ended on a disappointing note for the Indian fans with defending champions Mumbai Indians - the only IPL team part of the qualifiers - being knocked out while champions from the neighbourhood Lahore Lions making it to the main draw. Mumbai...
  • CLT20: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20 here on Wednesday. Buoyed by their thumping success in the...
  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 3-2, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Borussia Dortmund secure 2-0 win over Arsenal in Champions League 21 hours 17 minutes ago

    Borussia Dortmund strikers Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of half-time to give their side a 2-0 with over Arsenal on Tuesday, kick-starting the German side's Champions League campaign in Group D. Immobile, signed from Torino in the offseason, sprinted almost half the length of the pitch and held...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores last-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 2-1 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • CLT20: Team's batting let us down, says Kieron Pollard 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard rued the fact that team's batting let them down as the defending champions crashed out of the qualifying round of the Champions League T20, on Tuesday. "They (Northern Knights) fielded well as we could have scored atleast 150-160. What happens in Champions League T20 is...
  • Injury-hit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany Yesterday

    Munich: Injury-hit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians knocked out; Northern Knights, Lahore Lions reach main round Yesterday

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match, on Tuesday. Apart from Northern, the other team that qualified for...
  • CLT20: Glad to play a match-winning knock, says Hafeez Yesterday

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mahammad Hafeez is glad that he could play a match-winning knock in a crucial game against Southern Express as the victory kept his them in hunt for a place in the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament, on Tuesday. "I think the victory was much...
  • CLT20: We were competitive despite defeats, says Jehan Mubarak Yesterday

    Raipur: After being outplayed in three consecutive matches, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak put up a brave front stating that his side put up a fight despite hat-trick of defeats in the Champions League T20 on Tuesday. "In the tournament, we were competitive. We have shown that we could compete against...