Champions League

  • Champions League draw: Real Madrid get Liverpool; Bayern, City in same group 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Monaco: Real Madrid will start their Champions League campaign against five-time winner Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad. The 10-time champions, aiming to become the first team to defend the title in 25 years, were drawn into Group B on Thursday. Barcelona and Ajax, both former clubs of Zlatan Ibrahimovic,...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again 23 hours 10 minutes ago

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 1-0 win at home...
  • PCB confident of Lahore Lions' participation in CLT20 Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday it was confident that the Lahore Lions team would get clearance from the Indian government to participate in the forthcoming Champions League in India. A official aware of the developments said that until now the BCCI had not contacted the PCB on the...
  • Celtic slammed after second Champions League exit Yesterday

    Former Celtic players accused the club of refusing to invest sufficiently in the squad after the Scottish champions wasted a Champions League reprieve by crashing out of the competition in the play-off round. Having been beaten 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the previous qualifying round, Celtic were reinstated in...
  • Daniel Vettori to miss Champions League T20 due to personal reasons 3 days ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has decided to pull out from the upcoming Champions League T20 due to some "personal issues". Left-arm spinner Vettori was expected to play for the Northern Districts (Northern Knights) in the qualifying stages of the tournament along with Mumbai Indians, South Express and Lahore...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams 3 days ago

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • Recovering Zaheer Khan may not feature in CLT20 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran seamer Zaheer Khan feels India would struggle to make an impact overseas unless the batsmen raised their game and notch up big scores consistently. India's woeful run of form away from home continued as they were blanked 3-1 by England in the recently-concluded Tests series, with two matches...
  • Daniel Vettori to play in Champions League 3 days ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for Northern Districts province at next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The 35-year-old Vettori, who played the most-recent of his 112 tests for New Zealand two years ago, became available when his Jamaican side was eliminated from contention in...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins 1 week ago

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's first-half goal gave Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit a 1-0 win at Standard Liege and a second-half effort from Hector Herrera...
  • Champions League play-off: Ramsey sees red as Arsenal held to a draw at Besiktas August 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal held on with 10 men to draw 0-0 at Besiktas in the Champions League playoff round on Tuesday, while Bayer Leverkusen are better placed to reach the group stage after winning 3-2 at FC Copenhagen. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off with 10 minutes left in the first...
  • Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs out for three weeks August 19, 2014

    Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will miss both legs of the Champions League playoff against Besiktas after being ruled out for up three weeks with a hamstring injury. The left back was hurt in Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, Arsenal's opening match of the Premier League season. Nacho Monreal will likely...
  • Neuer, Ronaldo, Robben on UEFA award shortlist August 14, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Champions League-winning forward Cristiano Ronaldo are in a three-player contest to win UEFA's best player in Europe award. Arjen Robben, who helped the Netherlands and Bayern Munich reach both major competition semifinals, completes the shortlist announced on Thursday. UEFA says they topped a poll...
  • I am preparing at my academy for the CLT20, says Virender Sehwag 3 days ago

    Discarded India opener Virender Sehwag says he wants to carry forward his good form from the last edition of Indian Premier League to the upcoming Champions League T20 which will be held in just over a month from now. "I hope to do well (in the Champions League). I have started...
  • Champions League playoffs: Arsenal to face Besiktas, Celtic back in August 8, 2014

    Nyon: In a last-minute switch, UEFA reinstated Celtic to the Champions League playoffs on Friday after qualifying-round opponent Legia Warsaw were punished for fielding an ineligible player as a late substitute. Legia, who had eased past Celtic 6-1 on aggregate, is weighing an urgent appeal before playoff matches kick off Aug....
  • Celtic back in Champions League after Warsaw thrown out August 8, 2014

    Legia Warsaw were thrown out of the Champions League by UEFA on Friday after fielding an ineligible player during the second leg of their qualifying tie against Celtic on Wednesday. Unregistered defender Bartosz Bereszynski came on as a substitute with three minutes remaining in Legia's 2-0 win which sealed a 6-1...
  • Arsenal, Porto head Champions League playoffs draw August 7, 2014

    Geneva: Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs that will enter the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the last-round playoffs is held Friday. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight group-stage campaign, and two-time European champion Porto are the highest-ranked teams in the 20-team draw. They are seeded with Zenit...
  • Kings XI Punjab's Sandeep Sharma to miss Champions League Twenty20 July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab in IPL-7, is set to miss the Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury that will keep him out of action till December. Sandeep grabbed the limelight this year by taking 18 wickets...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk July 23, 2014

    Kiev: Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. The Ukraine champions were forced to move from Donetsk, a major industrial city in the East which...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • Lahore Lions to play in 2014 CLT20 July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan will send their domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in India in September, an official said on Wednesday. The Lions, led by former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, beat Misbah-ul Haq's Faisalabad Wolves in the final of the...
  • Zaheer Khan eyes CLT20 route for India comeback July 1, 2014

    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 a...
  • UEFA bans Red Star Belgrade from Champions League June 6, 2014

    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 must show...
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final May 28, 2014

    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, the...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners May 25, 2014

    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 Champions...
  • Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile May 25, 2014

    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 Atletico...
  • Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions May 25, 2014

    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 of...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title May 25, 2014

    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 Stadium...