Champions League

  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 10 minutes ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 3 hours 20 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years 4 hours 1 minutes ago

    Returning to the Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Dortmund: Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2013 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons. "It's...
  • CLT20 Qualifiers: Calculators are out as Mumbai Indians face the Knights 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    It all boils down to the last two matches of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) qualifiers with all four teams mathematically still in the fray to go through to the main round. Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers 14 hours 40 minutes ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • Praveen Kumar out of CLT20 with injury, Mumbai bring in Pawan Suyal 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    Raipur: India discard Praveen Kumar is out of Champions League T20 after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians' opening qualifying game against Lahore Lions, last Saturday. "Praveen Kumar sustained an injury to his right shoulder during Mumbai Indians first CLT20 qualifier match. He is undergoing a thorough...
  • Good to have Dwayne Bravo back for CLT20, says MS Dhoni 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for us...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul 20 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round 21 hours 13 minutes ago

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...
  • Mitchell Johnson still unavailable but KXIP up for CLT20 challenge 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Runners-up in this year's IPL, Kings XI Punjab are looking forward to the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 challenge with skipper George Bailey saying that the side is focused and well prepared for the games ahead. When asked if the CLT20 tournament would be a fresh start for the team after...
  • CLT20: Conditions were not favourable for spin bowling, says Express skipper Mubarak 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Raipur: After losing two consecutive matches in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak felt his team has a good spin attack but conditions didn't prove friendly to them. "Obviously we missed Lasith Malinga in the bowling department. Well, I think we have a very good spin bowling...
  • Liverpool primed for Champions League return Yesterday

    Liverpool: Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture. It was December 2009 when Liverpool last played a match in Europe's elite competition, losing 2-1 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • CLT20: Mumbai's fielding needs big improvement, says Pollard Yesterday

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians might have won a one-sided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting September 17. Mumbai thrashed the Jehan Mubarak-led side by nine wickets...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders hungry to taste CLT20 success 22 hours 6 minutes ago

    Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their "reputation" with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20. "We can always make a comeback (in IPL) when you don't start off well as the tournament is two month long. But CLT20...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive Yesterday

    Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20, here on Sunday. Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying...
  • CLT20: Bowlers to be blamed for defeat, says Lahore Lions skipper Yesterday

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez blamed his bowlers for his team's crushing 72-run defeat against Northern Knights in their second qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. "The decision of electing to field was right because the pitch was helping the seamers. We didn't bowl well. We as...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Mumbai bowl in must-win qualifier against Express Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Mumbai opted to bowl. Playing XI: After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan...
  • CLT20: Knights inch closer to main round with big win over Lahore Yesterday

    Raipur: A clinical all-round display by the Northern Knights helped them crush Lahore Lions by a whopping 72 runs to all but ensure their entry into the main round of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. Put into bat under overcast conditions, twin half-centuries by skipper Daniel Flynn (53) and wicketkeeper-batsman...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Lahore Lions put Northern Knights in to bat Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Umar Akmal played a stunning unbeaten cameo of 18-ball 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand batsman Kane...
  • Rohit Sharma's absence felt by Mumbai Indians, says coach John Wright Yesterday

    Raipur: After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury. "Well yeah,...
  • CLT20: Bowlers set up victory, says Lahore skipper Mohammad Hafeez Yesterday

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez feels his bowlers set the stage for victory over Mumbai Indians in their first qualifier of the Champions League T20 tournament, by restricting the opponents to a low score. He, however, also credited his batsmen for finishing the game well to post a six-wicket victory...
  • CLT20: Star IPL players to watch out for 2 days ago

    With the Champions League Twenty20 kicking off and that to happening in India, the IPL teams and their players will be keenly followed. Moreover, in the five editions of the CLT20, IPL teams have always started as favourites. Let's have a look at the star players from the IPL teams to...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians face Southern Express in a must-win game Yesterday

    After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan champions Southern Express in Raipur on Sunday. Pressure will be on Mumbai as they will have...
  • Barbados Tridents highly motivated for CLT20, says skipper 2 days ago

    Bridgetown: Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Barbados Tridents will leave on Sunday for the Champions League Twenty20 in India, confident of defying the odds and making inroads at the lucrative tournament. The Tridents, led by new captain Rayad Emrit, will join nine other teams, including the likes of Indian Premier League...
  • CLT20: Pressure on us now, says Mumbai skipper Pollard 2 days ago

    Raipur: Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper. "We have to now win both...
  • CLT20: Umar Akmal's cameo takes Lahore to a 6-wicket win over Mumbai 2 days ago

    Raipur: Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo of 18-ball unbeaten 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Put into bat, Mumbai produced a mediocre batting display as they could score just 135 for...
  • CLT20: Williamson rues dropped catches but praises good batting and bowling against Express 2 days ago

    Raipur: Northern Knights' Kane Williamson, who steered the New Zealand side to victory in the first qualifier of Champions League T20 against Southern Express here on Saturday, said his team struggled a bit with fielding. "Yeah, we dropped a few (catches)...it was a really good experience for all of us, really,...