Champions League

  • CLT20: Sunil Narine still has a long career ahead of him, says Trevor Bayliss 51 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character. Asked about Narine being reported for suspected illegal bowling action, Bayliss...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while...
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans' need to make their dominance count more effectively. A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat...
  • CLT20: Herculean task for Hobart Hurricanes to beat KKR in semi-finals 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20 and registering 13 wins in a row since the...
  • Home fortress is key for Arsenal, says Wenger -681773970 minutes ago

    Apart from when German clubs are in town, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been a fortress in the Champions League and manager Arsene Wenger says that must continue if his side are to continue their run of reaching the last 16. The Gunners have got past the group stage for the past...
  • Ludogorets set to host Real Madrid in their Champions League home debut 14 hours 19 minutes ago

    Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets will look to match the stunning giant-killing exploits of compatriots CSKA Sofia when they make their Champions League home debut against holders Real Madrid on Wednesday. CSKA, the most successful club in the Balkan country with 31 titles, boast a remarkable record of upsetting the odds, including European...
  • Champions League: Basel fans baffled by coach Sousa's switches as they gear up for Liverpool January 6, 1410

    Paulo Sousa was an enigma to FC Basel fans when he was appointed as coach at the end of last season and, four months later, they are still fathoming what to make of the Portuguese and his endless tactical switches. Incredibly, Sousa was selected after his Maccabi Tel Aviv side were...
  • Champions League: After loss against Dortmund, Arsenal must beat Galatasaray January 6, 1410

    It is almost a given that Arsenal reach the Champions League knockout stages but their path to the last 16 could become "problematic" if they fail to beat Galatasaray on Wednesday. That was the stark warning from midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of the clash with the Turkish side at The Emirates...
  • Atletico out to prove they have firepower to challenge in Europe January 6, 1410

    Atletico Madrid's Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season. Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent's elite club competition,...
  • Xavi sets Champions League appearance record 15 hours 19 minutes ago

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi made a record 143rd appearance in the Champions League when he came on as a substitute in the second half of Tuesday's Group F match at Paris St Germain. Xavi, 34, replaced Ivan Rakitic in the 69th minute at the Parc des Princes with Barca trailing 3-2, surpassing...
  • Terry, Iniesta join Champions League 100 club 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    John Terry became the second Chelsea player this year to make 100 appearances in the Champions League when he captained his side against Sporting Lisbon in their Group G match in Portugal on Tuesday. His team mate goalkeeper Petr Cech, on the bench for the match in Lisbon, achieved the landmark...
  • Champions League: Matic header gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon -862165650 minutes ago

    Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea their first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent a...
  • Champions League: Totti breaks record, earns Roma 1-1 draw with Manchester City -1156170450 minutes ago

    Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in the Champions League's 22-year history by netting a deft equaliser for Roma in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday. The former Italy forward, who turned 38 on Saturday, lifted a fine finish into the corner in the 23rd minute to cancel out...
  • Champions League: David Luiz scores as PSG shock Barcelona 3-2 -1019423730 minutes ago

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain set this season's Champions League alight on Tuesday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lionel Messi's Barcelona in Group F. David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals for PSG as the French club produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona side...
  • CLT20: Tridents register consolation win against Knights -897926610 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Champions League Twenty20 on Tuesday. Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 138 in a 19-over-a-side Group B game, the West Indian outfit got its...
  • Ramsey out for a month but Wilshere eases Wenger's injury pain 21 hours 0 minutes ago

    Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey for a month amid their injury crisis but manager Arsene Wenger revealed with relief that another key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is fit to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Galatasaray. As he reiterated the extent of Arsenal's current injury woes at a news...
  • Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Champions League 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Moscow: Thomas Mueller fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win away over CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League. Mueller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, after Mario Goetze was fouled by CSKA's Mario Fernandes as he dribbled into the box. The...
  • CLT20:Perth Scorchers beat Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings reach semis Yesterday

    Bangalore: Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match on Tuesday but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage. Marsh scored an unbeaten...
  • As it happened: Barbados Tridents vs Northern Knights, CLT20 Match 20 -950521170 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) West Indies champions Barbados Tridents will take on New Zealand side Northern Knights in an inconsequential Group B league match of the Champions League Twenty20. With Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes already booking their semi-final spot from this group, bottom-placed...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Match 19 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...
  • Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's match against Barcelona Yesterday

    Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him. Ibrahimovic, the French league's top scorer over the past two seasons, has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League match with a left heel injury. He missed the last two...
  • KKR focused on their own strengths in semis: Robin Uthappa Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20. "I think they [Hobart Hurricanes] have been playing good cricket. I think some of their batsmen...
  • Champions League: Bayern hold edge over CSKA as City eye comeback Yesterday

    Frankfurt, (Germany): Group E of the Champions League features two teams that need to recover from defeats in opening matches. CSKA Moscow host four-time champion Bayern Munich after losing 5-1 at Roma. Manchester City lost 1-0 at Bayern and are now at home to Roma. Here are some things to know about...
  • Champions League: Messi, Neymar pose big challenge for PSG Yesterday

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have two problems ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona: figuring out how to find their own form again and how to unlock an opposing defense that has yet to concede a goal this season. Despite a glut of stars at their disposal, PSG have drawn six...
  • Barcelona defender Douglas to miss match against PSG Yesterday

    Barcelona Barcelona says right back Douglas has a bruise on his left foot and will miss the club's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. Douglas, who Barcelona acquired from Sao Paulo on a five-year contract, made a poor debut for the Spanish league leaders in their 0-0 draw against Malaga. The club...
  • Champions League: Mourinho at home in Chelsea's away clash against Sporting Yesterday

    Lisbon: It's all level in Group G of the Champions League as the four clubs head into the second set of matches after 1-1 draws. Chelsea play at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, with both clubs looking to take control of the group. The London club had the lead over Schalke at Stamford...