Champions

  • 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...
  • White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' 19-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Washington: White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in...
  • 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

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    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...
  • Mourinho in a hurry to get all the way to final in Champions League 09-04-2014 08:36 AM

    Jose Mourinho's touchline dash after Chelsea scored the goal that clinched their Champions League semi-final place on Tuesday was not done just because he wanted to celebrate with his players by the corner flag. Although it evoked memories of his famous victory sprint and knee-slide with Porto against Manchester United...
  • Dortmund hail 'fantastic' game despite European exit 09-04-2014 08:28 AM

    Borussia Dortmund once again ripped up the predictable script of a Champions League game when they outclassed Real Madrid 2-0 and came agonisingly close to levelling the 3-0 first leg defeat in their quarter-final on Tuesday. The Germans outran their opponents, hit the woodwork twice and have only themselves to...
  • Wayne Rooney will 'definitely' play against Bayern, says Moyes 09-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will play against Bayern Munich on Wednesday even if it means having a pain-killing injection for a toe injury prior to the game, manager David Moyes said. United are in desperate need of Rooney's power and finishing ability in Munich as they look to improve...
  • Demba Ba's late goal sends Chelsea through to Champions League semi-finals 09-04-2014 02:53 AM

    London: Chelsea overturned a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, with Paris-born striker Demba Ba clinching a 2-0 win that sent the London club through on away goals with a 3-3 draw. After losing 3-1 in the French capital, Andre Schuerrle began Chelsea's...
  • Real Madrid survive Borussia Dortmund scare to reach Champions League semi-finals 09-04-2014 02:27 AM

    Germany: Real Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday after losing 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund but finishing up with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Playing without star striker Cristiano Ronaldo due to a left-knee injury, Madrid could afford to miss an early penalty and still go through...
  • Champions League QF, 2nd Leg: Chelsea host PSG in a must-win clash 08-04-2014 08:17 PM

    Following the 3-1 loss at the Parc des Princes in the first leg, Chelsea will host Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge in the second leg. ...
  • Bayern must be disciplined against resilient United: Pep Guardiola 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Bayern Munich must be patient in attack and wary of Manchester United on the break in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said. Holders Bayern have a slight edge after a 1-1 draw in Manchester last week but Guardiola warned of the English team's defensive...
  • Atletico's Diego Costa in fitness battle to face Barcelona 08-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid hope to have talismanic striker Diego Costa back fit against Barcelona on Wednesday when the La Liga leaders bid to pull off another Spanish surprise by reaching the Champions League semi-finals. Spain's Costa has hit 33 goals for Diego Simeone's side in a remarkable season for Atletico,...
  • Chelsea will outscore PSG, says confident Mourinho 08-04-2014 08:42 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in no doubt his side have the scoring capabilities to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The English outfit failed to find their rhythm in a 3-1 defeat at the...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt for Borussia Dortmund tie 08-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo may be kept out of the starting lineup for the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday. The Portuguese international sat out the weekend La Liga match with Real Sociedad after leaving last week's first leg against...
  • Do-or-die for Chelsea against PSG in Champions League quarters 08-04-2014 08:18 AM

    London: Having won the Champions League two seasons ago, experience is on Chelsea's side as the Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge against European football's newest "nouveaux riches" to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's visit on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho lamented the...
  • Real Madrid favourites to advance to Champions League semis 08-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Dortmund: Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund met four times last season in the Champions League and Dortmund won both home games, including a 4-1 win that led to Madrid's elimination in the semi-finals. This time, Madrid hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg of the quarter-finals and the nine-time...