Champions League

  • Doeschate praises Russell after KKR's winning start to CLT20 25 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on team-mate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note. Doeschate said the victory is crucial for his side ahead of...
  • Never term coaches as Indian or overseas, says Sanjay Bangar 26 minutes ago

    India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not. "It should never be termed as an Indian or an overseas coach. We need to get over...
  • Bangladesh name Shakib, Rubel in Asian Games squad 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Bangladesh's 15-member squad for the Asian Games has received a fillip with star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain brought in as replacements for offspinner Sohag Gazi and paceman Al-Amin Hossain who have come under the ICC radar clamping down on bowlers with suspect action. The Games...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City 44 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich's last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • India tour for CLT20 is a learning curve, says Mohammad Hafeez 3 hours 38 minutes ago

    Karachi: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez has described their tour of India for Champions League twenty20 tournament as a great learning curve for the players and Pakistan cricket. "We are not in India just to play cricket, we want to go back by impressing the Indian people with our attitude, behaviour...
  • CLT20: Gambhir hails 'unbelievable' Russell, Doeschate 41 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played "unbelievable" knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 opener in...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Kings XI Punjab look to tame Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 debut 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mohali: After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on their power-packed batting line-up, Punjab took the IPL-7 by...
  • Champions League: Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    Schalke 04 halted the Chelsea juggernaut when they drew 1-1 in their Champions League Group G opener at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, handing a wake-up call to the London club who had won their first four games of the season. After Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead with his first goal for...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 1-0 win over Manchester City 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Gerard Pique scores as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in Champions League 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    An under-strength Barcelona got their Champions League campaign off to a solid if unspectacular start when Gerard Pique's header secured a laboured 1-0 win at home to APOEL in their Group F opener on Wednesday. Barca predictably dominated their Cypriot visitors at the Nou Camp and, after waves of attacks, eventually...
  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a three-wicket win over Chennai 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • CLT20: Kings XI are focussed on getting the best out of players, says Bangar 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, on Thursday. Riding on their strong batting line-up, Kings XI put up...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20...
  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite. A last-minute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Arsene Wenger asks for patience with Welbeck after Dortmund defeat 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Wenger, who takes his team to second-placed Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday,...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances - Simeone 19 hours 58 minutes ago

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runners-up to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half...
  • CLT20: Southee, Boult set the match for Northern Knights, says Michael Hussey 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Raipur: Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall. "The Northern Knights pace attack operated very well. Southee and Boult bowled...
  • CLT20: KXIP announce Nafex.com and Shrey as their sponsors for this season 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday announced their association with Nafex.com as the leading arm sponsor and Shrey as back of the helmet sponsor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. While NAFEX.com is known to offer best rates for foreign exchange and make transactions not only easy but also reliable,...
  • Barcelona defender Dani Alves back for Champions League 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Dani Alves has recovered from a left knee problem and has been included in the team's squad for their Champions League opener. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has also included Brazilian back Douglas for the first time since his signing. Barcelona play Cypriot club APOEL at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Luis...
  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid 22 hours 22 minutes ago

    When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season's competition. Five-times European champions Liverpool will return to the elite event after a five-year absence when they face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday and will also play holders Real Madrid in Group B. Scholes,...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury 23 hours 44 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • We will need to adapt to Champions League Twenty20, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of the 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...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League Yesterday

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semi-finals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke Yesterday

    The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his...
  • Champions League: Messi-Neymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game Yesterday

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled Yesterday

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • CLT20: Lahore join CSK, KKR in Group A; Northern Knights in Group B Yesterday

    The Qualifying round of the sixth Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) ended on a disappointing note for the Indian fans with defending champions Mumbai Indians - the only IPL team part of the qualifiers - being knocked out while champions from the neighbourhood Lahore Lions making it to the main draw. Mumbai...