Champions League

  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 3-2, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League 3 hours 26 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 3 hours 51 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 4 hours 43 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 3 hours 54 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 Keiron Pollard 7 hours 45 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 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    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...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Dolphins aim to swallow big teams, claims coach 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: They may not be having the big names in world cricket but that doesn't dampen the sprits of South African team Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20. "We are really looking forward to the challenge up ahead. Our intention is to come and win this trophy and...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions down Southern Express for a comfortable win 17 minutes ago

    Raipur: Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, on Tuesday. Put into bat, Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Northern Knights opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) By virtue of their two back-to-back victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run rate (NRR) of +2.684. Mumbai have two advantages going into the crunch...
  • Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday's Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. Brazil international Alves has yet to be given the all-clear by club medical staff due to a sore knee and missed Saturday's 2-0 La Liga win...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Southern Express put Lahore Lions in to bat 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers on Tuesday, from where the top two finishers from the round-robin format will join eight others in the tournament proper. Lahore play the...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years 22 hours 19 minutes ago

    Returning to the Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    Dortmund: Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2013 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons. "It's...
  • CLT20 Qualifiers: Calculators are out as Mumbai Indians face the Knights 22 hours 30 minutes ago

    It all boils down to the last two matches of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) qualifiers with all four teams mathematically still in the fray to go through to the main round. Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • Praveen Kumar out of CLT20 with injury, Mumbai bring in Pawan Suyal 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    Raipur: India discard Praveen Kumar is out of Champions League T20 after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians' opening qualifying game against Lahore Lions, last Saturday. "Praveen Kumar sustained an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians first CLT20 qualifier match. He is undergoing a thorough...
  • Good to have Dwayne Bravo back for CLT20, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of 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 us...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul Yesterday

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round Yesterday

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...
  • Mitchell Johnson still unavailable but KXIP up for CLT20 challenge Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Runners-up in this year's IPL, Kings XI Punjab are looking forward to the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 challenge with skipper George Bailey saying that the side is focused and well prepared for the games ahead. When asked if the CLT20 tournament would be a fresh start for the team after...
  • CLT20: Conditions were not favourable for spin bowling, says Express skipper Mubarak Yesterday

    Raipur: After losing two consecutive matches in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak felt his team has a good spin attack but conditions didn't prove friendly to them. "Obviously we missed Lasith Malinga in the bowling department. Well, I think we have a very good spin bowling...