Champions League

  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code 24-04-2014 09:21 PM

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • Fast-breaking Real home in on elusive tenth European crown 24-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Real Madrid took a step closer to an elusive 10th European Cup with a 1-0 home win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday and the Spanish side will hope to finish off the job in Germany having shown how effective they are on the counter-attack. Before the match, Bayern coach Pep...
  • Confident Bayern promise home improvements against Real Madrid 24-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Holders Bayern Munich promised a sharp improvement when they host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after failing to convert the lion's share of possession into goals in a 1-0 defeat in Spain on Wednesday. Bayern enjoyed 80 percent possession in the first half but...
  • Ancelotti happy as Real Madrid thrive without much from Ronaldo, Bale 24-04-2014 10:00 AM

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team for beating holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg without their two biggest names taking a leading role. Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in this season's competition, struggled after returning from injury and record signing Gareth Bale only played the...
  • Benzema goal gives Real Madrid first-leg advantage over Bayern in Champions League semis 24-04-2014 01:53 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid struck early through Karim Benzema and comfortably held Bayern Munich at bay to beat the holders 1-0 on Wednesday and move a step closer to a first Champions League final in 12 years. Chasing a record-extending 10th European crown, Real were content to cede possession to the...
  • Chelsea have Champions League advantage, Simeone concedes 23-04-2014 10:23 AM

    Madrid: Chelsea have the upper hand ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final, second leg after holding Atletico Madrid to a frustrating 0-0 draw in Tuesday's first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Through to the last four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 40 years,...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports 23-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal 23-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep...
  • Atletico Madrid held to a goalless draw at home by Chelsea in Champions League semis 23-04-2014 02:20 AM

    Madrid: Chelsea's defensive game plan proved too much for Atletico Madrid as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho's ultra-defensive tactics worked at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the early exit of goalkeeper Petr Cech to injury in...
  • Familiar foe Pep Guardiola blocking Real Madrid's path to glory 22-04-2014 09:36 AM

    The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich and on Wednesday they will need to get the better of a familiar foe who very much appears to have their number. Pep Guardiola, whose Bayern side play their last four, first leg at the...
  • Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o out of Atletico Madrid clash 22-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o is out of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid because of injury. The Cameroon international has a "minor knee irritation", while Belgium winger Eden Hazard travelled with the rest of the squad to Spain despite missing the last two games with a calf...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final 22-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho finds himself in the Champions League semifinals again, although Atletico Madrid hope to make sure he fails to progress from this stage for the fourth season in a row. Mourinho's Chelsea play at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday with their domestic title hopes floundering following a...
  • Bale skips training session ahead of Champions League semi-final against Bayern 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo completed a full training session on Monday as he races to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to holders Bayern Munich. However, Gareth Bale was unable to train due to a bout of flu, the club added without specifying whether...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to return for Champions League semi-final 21-04-2014 04:58 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final if the message posted on one of his social networking sites is to be believed. Ronaldo has not played for Madrid since leaving the first leg of...
  • Atletico playmaker Arda Turan fit to face Chelsea in Champions League 20-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid playmaker Arda Turan has been declared fit to face Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, the La Liga leaders said on Sunday. The Turkey international has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the quarter-final, first leg against Barcelona on April 1. A...
  • Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer expects to be fit for Real semi-final 17-04-2014 10:48 PM

    Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer expects to be fit to face Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg. Neuer was substituted at halftime in the 3-0 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund last Saturday with a calf muscle problem. "I feel fine and I have the feeling that I...
  • Szczesny eyes more ugly wins for Arsenal in battle for fourth spot 17-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful the team's previous experience of tight Premier League run-ins can help them scrape four more ugly victories and another season of Champions League football. The North London club's title challenge was smashed off course by a 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea last month and a...
  • It must be hard to be Messi, says Barcelona coach 11-04-2014 06:42 PM

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi following sharp criticism of the four-times World Player of the Year's limp performance in Wednesday's Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid. Messi, who has excelled in so many past appearances in Europe's elite club competition, was strangely subdued during the 1-0 reverse...
  • Champions League semi-final: Real Madrid face Bayern, Atletico Madrid get Chelsea 11-04-2014 04:16 PM

    London: Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League semi-finals this month, following Friday's draw in Nyon. In the other semi-final surprise Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid, the only one of the last four not to have won the title, will be...
  • Time for Chelsea to risk it all in Premier League and Champions League

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    A 3-1 loss at the hands of PSG last week meant Chelsea needed to overturn a two-goal deficit on Tuesday night to advance to the...

  • Guardiola struggles to entertain tough Bavarian crowd 10-04-2014 02:53 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola displayed signs that he has yet to fully adapt to life at the German champions following Wednesday's win over Manchester United, complaining of a passive home crowd and the huge expectations placed upon his team. The Bavarians remain on course for a second successive...
  • Wounded Barcelona can still rescue season 10-04-2014 02:02 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona's Champions League reverse at the hands of Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday is a heavy blow but they can still rescue their season by winning La Liga and the King's Cup. Barca retain a realistic chance of avenging the 2-1 aggregate defeat to Atletico in their Champions...
  • Evra's flash in the pan sums up Manchester United's season 10-04-2014 02:00 PM

    London: For two minutes after Patrice Evra's spectacular goal at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, Manchester United fans were allowed to dream that their Champions League campaign would not end in a tame quarter-final exit at the hands of holders Bayern Munich. Bayern's response, though, was typically ruthless, hitting back...
  • Simeone's Atletico closing on greatest season 10-04-2014 01:27 PM

    A key player in the Atletico Madrid team that won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996 and now the club's inspirational coach, Diego Simeone has led his unfancied team to the brink of an even greater achievement. Atletico's stunning 1-0 home win over Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions...
  • David Moyes will focus on rebuilding United for Champions League 10-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Munich: David Moyes said his focus was on building a team to get Manchester United back in the Champions League after they lost to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, all but ending their hopes of playing in next season's competition. After a dismal domestic campaign by their lofty...
  • Champions League: Simeone triumphs in tactical battle with Martino 10-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone got his tactics spot on in the battle with Barcelona counterpart and Argentine compatriot Gerardo Martino as his unfancied side dumped their wealthier rivals out of Europe on Wednesday. Barca were unable to cope with a fired-up Atletico in the opening 20 minutes of...
  • Koke's goal sends Atletico to Champions League semis at Barca's expense 10-04-2014 02:59 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke's early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Adrian Lopez filled in for injured striker Diego Costa and created the fifth-minute opener after...
  • Bayern Munich knock Manchester United out of Champions League 10-04-2014 02:34 AM

    Munich: Title holder Bayern Munich came alive in the second half after falling behind and beat Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to their third straight Champions League semifinal. Bayern advanced 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Manchester, but waited until the last 30 minutes to make...
  • Atletico eye Champions League semi-finals at Barca expense 09-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid is on the cusp of reaching the semi-finals of Europe's top-tier competition for the first time in 40 years as they welcome Barcelona to Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday for the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. Atletico hold a narrow advantage after scoring an away...
  • Manchester United hoping to conquer Munich in Champions League 09-04-2014 09:13 AM

    Munich: Bayern Munich's longest winless run for three years and poor recent home record against English opposition have suddenly made Manchester United's task on Wednesday look a lot less daunting than it was when the draw was made. Bayern will also be without three key midfielders, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, for...