CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

  • Champions League: Sporting Lisbon want rematch with Schalke over penalty winner Yesterday

    Berlin: Portugal's Sporting Lisbon have lodged a protest with European soccer's governing body UEFA and demanded a rematch with Schalke 04 after a last-gasp penalty gave the Germans a 4-3 win in their Champions League game on Tuesday. "The green-whites (of Sporting) have demanded the match to be played again or...
  • Champions League: Dortmund crush Galatasaray to maintain 100 percent record 2 days ago

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first 18 minutes as Borussia Dortmund trounced Galatasaray 4-0 to maintain their status as Group D leaders in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Gabonese striker tapped in his first after six minutes, following a perfect pass from Marco Reus, and made it 2-0 from...
  • Champions League: Arsenal victory papers over the cracks 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks. Defender Kieran Gibbs and substitute forward Lukas Podolski scored in the final two minutes to dress up what had been another exceedingly underwhelming and lethargic...
  • Brendan Rodgers unimpressed by Balotelli's shirt swap 2 days ago

    Mario Balotelli's misfiring career at Anfield took another turn for the worst against Real Madrid on Wednesday with a halftime shirt-swap that did not impress manager Brendan Rodgers. With Liverpool 3-0 down and being outclassed by the champions, Balotelli was spotted by TV cameras indulging in an exchange of shirts with...
  • Champions League: Arsenal beat Anderlecht 2-1 to stay 2nd in group 2 days ago

    Brussels: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a thrilling Champions League birthday present for manager Arsene Wenger. With defeat seeming assured, Gibbs brought Arsenal back into the game in the 89th minute with a low volley. Podolski followed up...
  • Champions League: Ronaldo, Benzema lead Real Madrid to 3-0 win at Liverpool 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Cristiano Ronaldo's 70th Champions League goal and a double from Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as the reigning champions notched a third straight victory in Group B on Wednesday. All the goals came in a devastating 18-minute spell in the first half at Anfield,...
  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid rout Malmo 5-0 2 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid overcame a sluggish start to score five second-half goals in a 5-0 rout of Malmo and move top of Group A in the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico lacked accuracy in its first-half corners, something that visibly exasperated coach Diego Simeone after a chance went wide in the...
  • I was victim of racist chants, says Luiz Adriano 3 days ago

    Luiz Adriano, who scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's record-tying 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday, said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the Brazilian marksman was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's website. "Supporters behaved improperly and...
  • We need to do better, says Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich hit seven 3 days ago

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better. "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the second...
  • Brendan Rodgers banks on 'big-game' Balotelli to fire against Real Madrid 3 days ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. After completing a 16 million pounds ($25.79 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Champions League: Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault 3 days ago

    Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League victory when they thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday with a performance that underlines the belief that they are real contenders to rule Europe again. Fittingly two heroes from their 2012 final triumph over Bayern Munich - the returning Didier Drogba and skipper...
  • Dortmund looking to consolidate vs Galatasaray in Champions League 3 days ago

    Istanbul: Borussia Dortmund is looking to the Champions League for refuge, even if that entails a daunting visit to Turkish league runner-up Galatasaray on Wednesday. The 2013 finalists are enduring a crisis in the Bundesliga, where five games have yielded four defeats and one draw. Saturday's 2-1 loss at promoted Cologne...
  • Champions League: Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Real visit 3 days ago

    Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Brendan Rodgers's team, third in Group B with three points from two matches, have not yet shown...
  • Champions League: Arsenal's injuries offer hope to Anderlecht 3 days ago

    If Anderlecht are to have any realistic chance of prolonging their involvement in the Champions League beyond the group stage, a home win over Arsenal on Wednesday is paramount. The Belgium side are joint bottom of Group D with one point from their opening two games, two points behind Arsenal and...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest 3 days ago

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Champions League: Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea rout Maribor 6-0 3 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard netted twice and Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea in a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. Hazard scored the last two goals against the Slovenian club, including one from the penalty spot, as Chelsea consolidated top spot in...
  • Bayern win 7-1 at Roma for record away victory in Champions League 3 days ago

    Rome: Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich line-up is finally starting to resemble his Barcelona team that revolutionised football not too long ago. Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern routed Roma 7-1 on Tuesday for a club-record away win in the Champions League, showing the German club is once again among the favourites...
  • Messi closes on Raul as Barcelona beat Ajax 3-1 in Champions League 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Neymar and Lionel Messi each scored for a fifth consecutive game to help Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the Spanish giants returned to winning ways in Europe. Messi started an outstanding performance at Camp Nou by setting up Neymar in the...
  • CSKA Moscow rally to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in Champions League 3 days ago

    Moscow: Manchester City were left struggling in the Champions League on Tuesday after squandering a two-goal lead and conceding a late penalty to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium. Goals from Sergio Aguero and James Milner gave City a comfortable two-goal lead by half-time at Arena Khimki, where...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich face first big test against AS Roma 4 days ago

    Berlin: German League champions Bayern Munich face their first biggest test of 2014-15 season so far when they take on Italian side AS Roma in the Champions League Group E match on Tuesday. In contrast to other German clubs like Borussia Dortmund (Group D), Bayer Leverkusen (Group C) and Schalke 04...
  • Manchester City look to escape trouble in Champions League 4 days ago

    Manchester: This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League. It's not working out that way for the English champions. City are the most high-profile team in early trouble in Europe's elite club competition after picking up just one point from their...
  • Champions League: Barcelona need focus on Ajax ahead of El Clasico 4 days ago

    Barcelona need to avoid getting sucked into the Spanish obsession with El Clasico when they face Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday. All eyes in Spain are on leaders Barca's visit to Real Madrid next Saturday which could see the possible debut of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after...
  • Frank Lampard ruled out of Manchester City's clash in Moscow 4 days ago

    Manchester City will be without midfielder Frank Lampard for Tuesday's Champions League trip away to CSKA Moscow after he was injured in his side's 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Former Chelsea stalwart Lampard, on loan from New York City FC for six months, damaged his thigh making a tackle...
  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's Liverpool clash 4 days ago

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has a buttock muscle strain and is doubtful for their Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, the club said. "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale by Real Madrid medical staff he has been diagnosed as suffering an injury to the...
  • Chelsea may miss Diego Costa as Champions League resumes 5 days ago

    The likely absence of Diego Costa should not stop Chelsea staying in command of Group G of the Champions League, with the Premier League leaders big favourites to beat Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unsure when Costa will be back after the striker returned injured...
  • Schalke need Di Matteo's touch against Sporting Lisbon 5 days ago

    Schalke 04 are hoping their freshly-found discipline under new coach Robert Di Matteo, coupled with his Champions League pedigree will help them beat Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday for their first win in the competition this season. Italian Di Matteo, who replaced Jens Keller, enjoyed a successful debut on the Schalke bench...
  • PCB takes 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore October 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Mohammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork. According to reliable sources, the...
  • Away goals rule has become outdated, says Blatter October 10, 2014

    The away goals rule used for settling the outcome of two-legged knockout ties has "fallen behind the times" and needs rethinking according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The method under which the team that scores the most goals away from home wins the tie was introduced in the mid-1960s. It replaced...
  • UEFA to restrict top-seed status to title winners October 9, 2014

    UEFA is set to introduce changes to the Champions League so only the winners of the highest-ranked leagues and the title holder will be among the top-seeded teams. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed in London that the group-stage change from next season only has to be "ratified" in December on...