Champions League

  • Zaheer Khan eyes CLT20 route for India comeback 01-07-2014 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was non-commital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015. "The World Cup is...
  • UEFA bans Red Star Belgrade from Champions League 06-06-2014 10:12 PM

    Nyon: UEFA has barred Serbian title winner Red Star Belgrade from next season's Champions League for not paying their debts. The 1991 European Cup winner was judged "in breach of a number of provisions of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations," UEFA said in a statement. Clubs...
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final 28-05-2014 09:03 AM

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday. Atletico coach Diego Simeone faces a hearing after he ran on to the pitch and was sent off by the referee near the end of extra time,...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners 25-05-2014 04:18 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid's fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Portugal captain also scored for Manchester United when they won the...
  • Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile 25-05-2014 12:53 PM

    Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria accepted a Man-of-the-Match award from Alex Ferguson on Saturday and said winning the Champions League made a sore leg and a year of sacrifice worthwhile. The Argentine worked tirelessly down the wing to keep his side in the final of Europe's elite club competition after...
  • Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions 25-05-2014 12:23 PM

    Whoever won, Madrid was never going to miss out on a night of celebrations. Thousands of Real Madrid fans, chanting "champions!" and clad in their team's white colours, swarmed onto the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday minutes after their team beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title 25-05-2014 12:03 PM

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's...
  • Gareth Bale writes his name into Real Madrid folklore 25-05-2014 11:56 AM

    Gareth Bale completed a dream first season at Real Madrid as he paid off another large slice of his world record price tag with the decisive goal in a 4-1 Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Welsh forward, signed for 100 million euros ($136.31 million) from...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 4-1 25-05-2014 02:53 AM

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in...
  • As it happened: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Final Live 24-05-2014 11:26 PM

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in today's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final 24-05-2014 10:50 AM

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final 24-05-2014 08:32 AM

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Atletico Madrid still waiting on Diego Costa, Arda Turan fitness 24-05-2014 12:00 AM

    Atletico Madrid are still sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and Arda Turan and a decision on whether they can play in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid has not yet been taken, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and playmaker Arda limped out...
  • Ronaldo, Bale fit as Real face Atletico in Champions League final 23-05-2014 09:55 PM

    Rivals Atletico and Real will meet for the fifth time this season when they run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in the Champions League final. ...
  • Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo full of praise for Gareth Bale 23-05-2014 08:48 PM

    Saturday's Champions League final at Lisbon's Stadium of Light is going to be a very special one for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making a rare club appearance in his homeland. The 29-year-old Portuguese national captain, who has scored a season-record 16 goals in the competition, is delighted...
  • Diego Costa, Arda Turan back in training before Real showdown 23-05-2014 12:18 PM

    Forward Diego Costa and playmaker Arda Turan were back in training with their Atletico Madrid team mates on Thursday, suggesting they will be fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and Arda, a key component of the team's attacking play, limped out of last...
  • Factbox: Key Champions League final head-to-heads 22-05-2014 12:28 PM

    Key head-to-heads in Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real players listed first: Iker Casillas v Thibaut Courtois A clash of youth and experience. Courtois, 22, may be a more complete goalkeeper, with his extra height giving him an advantage with crosses, but 33-year-old Casillas has...
  • Carlo Ancelotti restoring Real Madrid's prestige 22-05-2014 11:12 AM

    Carlo Ancelotti promised a heady mix of spectacular football and trophies when he took over at Real Madrid, the holy grail for coaches handed the reins of the world's richest club by income. Although he has not consistently managed the former in his debut season at the Bernabeu, the Italian...
  • Gritty Simeone forges winning mentality at Atletico 22-05-2014 10:56 AM

    Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak. Prowling the touchline dressed all in black and with his hair slicked back, Simeone cultivated a kind of gangster look as he sought to unsettle...
  • Ronaldo confident of fitness, Costa seeks miracle ahead of Champions League final 21-05-2014 04:21 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is certain he will finally shake off his muscle problems and be able to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League football final on Saturday. Ronaldo again set the alarm bells ringing when he pulled up during his warm up ahead of the last...
  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale to play Champions League final 20-05-2014 08:55 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says forward Gareth Bale will play in Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo confident he'll be fit for Champions League final 20-05-2014 07:11 PM

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will have recovered from a persistent thigh injury in time for Saturday's Champions League final. The FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, top scorer in La Liga this season with 31 goals, has been suffering recurring thigh problems since early April and has spent...
  • Diego Simeone won't rule Diego Costa out of Champions League final 19-05-2014 10:26 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says it's still too early to rule Diego Costa out of the Champions League final despite striker's chances of playing looking slim. Costa limped off early in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Barcelona that clinched Atletico's first Spanish league title in 18 years, and the...
  • Ronaldo, Benzema fine for Champions League final: Carlo Ancelotti 18-05-2014 10:18 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not suffered serious injuries and should be fit for next Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Alarm bells rang after Ronaldo, Real's top scorer, apparently hurt himself in the warm-up before Saturday's La Liga game...
  • Big spending PSG, Manchester City punished for excessive losses 17-05-2014 10:19 AM

    Manchester City and Paris St Germain, two of the newly rich clubs in European soccer, have been fined up to 60 million euros ($82.23 million) and had their squads capped for next season's Champions League after breaching UEFA's financial rules. As part of their settlement with UEFA, Premier League champions...
  • Panathinaikos claim Champions League qualifying berth 15-05-2014 09:30 AM

    Athens: Panathinaikos claimed Greece's second Champions League spot on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw against Atromitos in the playoffs left the Greens with an unassailable lead at the top of the table with one match left. Giannis Anastasiou's team took a 33rd-minute leadthrough forward Victor Klonaridis, only for Stefano Napoleoni...
  • No hurry for Financial Fair Play decisions, says UEFA 13-05-2014 10:14 PM

    Turin: UEFA says there is no hurry to announce punishments for clubs, including Paris St Germain and Manchester City, that have breached new rules designed to make soccer more financially stable. Nine clubs, which UEFA has not named but that sources close to the process have said include City and...
  • Real must improve before Champions League final: Sergio Ramos 12-05-2014 05:22 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid need to forget their La Liga flop and focus on ironing out weaknesses before the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico on May 24, according to defender Sergio Ramos. An injury-hit Real, missing key performers including top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Wales winger Gareth Bale and midfielder...
  • Real Madrid's Pepe doubtful for Champions League final 09-05-2014 06:44 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid centre-back Pepe may be a doubt for the Champions League final after being diagnosed with a calf injury in his left leg, the La Liga club said on Friday. Real did not say how long the Portugal international, who has formed a solid partnership with Spain's Sergio...