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  • Levante draw Espanyol 2-2 in the Spanish league 6 hours 0 minutes ago

    Valencia: Levante twice came from a goal down to hold Espanyol to a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league on Friday. Victor Casadesus salvaged a point for the host when took a pass from Juan Francisco Garcia to score in the 88th minute. Espanyol midfielder Lucas Vazquez opened the scoring when he...
  • PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suspension cut to three matches 6 hours 36 minutes ago

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-match Ligue 1 ban for insulting match officials has been reduced by one game, the French League (LFP) announced on Friday. The Swedish international launched an expletive-laden rant after PSG lost 3-2 at Girondins Bordeaux on March 15. He also said France was a "shit country"...
  • La Liga: Barcelona need to avoid another slip against Valencia 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona need to avoid a repeat of their slip against Valencia last season to protect their lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona enter the match at Camp Nou strengthened by their 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, with two spectacular goals from Luis Suarez, in the first leg of...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...
  • Beating Manchester United will not make Chelsea champions: Mourinho 21 hours 19 minutes ago

    The self-styled "Special One" faces what he agreed is a special fixture this weekend but Jose Mourinho refused to accept that beating Manchester United to establish a 10-point lead with six games left would mean Chelsea had won the Premier League. His team are seven points clear with a game in...
  • Man City's Vincent Kompany could miss rest of season: Manuel Pellegrini 21 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at halftime during last weekend's 4-2 derby defeat by Manchester United and could miss City's remaining six games...
  • Manchester United short of defensive options for Chelsea game 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against leaders Chelsea because of injury, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. "It is the worst scenario," Van Gaal told a news conference. "Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny...
  • Problems mount for Bayern Munich as long-time team doctor quits Yesterday

    Bayern Munich's long-time team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt has surprisingly resigned following their Champions League loss to Porto, saying the medical department was blamed for the defeat. Mueller-Wohlfahrt, a respected doctor, has been in charge since 1977 and has also treated many other top global athletes, including sprinter Usain Bolt, while also...
  • Europa League: Napoli thrash Wolfsburg, holders Sevilla grab win Yesterday

    Napoli put a foot in the Europa League semi-finals with a perfectly crafted 4-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday as Marek Hamsik scored twice in an Italian masterclass to bring cheer to beleaguered coach Rafa Benitez. Napoli are seven points adrift of the Serie A Champions League places but their...
  • Hazard, Costa, De Gea in running for player of year Yesterday

    London: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have been included on a six-man shortlist for the player of the year in England after helping Chelsea win the League Cup and move to the brink of reclaiming the Premier League. England striker Harry Kane is also on the shortlist as a reward for...
  • Mumbai FC footballer banned for failing dope test Yesterday

    Mumbai: Right footed Mumbai FC midfielder, Dane Lloyd Pereira, has been banned from playing professional football until further notice as he failed the dope test during the course of the 2014-15 I-League. "Pereira has tested positive in a dope test conducted by NADA i.e. National Anti Doping Agency," said an official...
  • Arsenal won't be caught napping by Reading, says Arsene Wenger 2 days ago

    London: Holders Arsenal are unlikely to start slowly against Championship side Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday having learned the lessons from a year ago at the same stage against Wigan Athletic. Like Reading, Wigan were also in the second tier having been relegated from the Premier...
  • Ricardo Quaresma brace against Bayern Munich hints at what might have been 2 days ago

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's brace in the first 10 minutes against Bayern Munich was another tantalising glimpse of what might have been if the mercurial forward had harnessed his talent more effectively. At the age of 31, Quaresma, who inspired Porto to a 3-1 win in Wednesday's quarter-final first leg, seems to...
  • Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona 2 days ago

    Madrid: Peter Lim's takeover of Valencia has given the club's long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire's investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again. Saturday's La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players...
  • Luis Suarez on hot streak for treble-chasing Barcelona 2 days ago

    Luis Suarez was still in disgrace after the World Cup biting incident when Barcelona paid 81 million euros to buy him from Liverpool last July and a slow start in Spain prompted many to question the wisdom of the deal. Nine months on and Suarez has silenced the doubters with a...
  • Laurent Blanc rues PSG absentees after humbling Barcelona loss 2 days ago

    Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc was left to rue the absence of key players after the French champions were humbled 3-1 at home by Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. PSG were without suspended striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, who was sorely missed...
  • Arsenal target Maximiliano Romero dreams of emulating Diego Maradona 2 days ago

    Maximiliano Romero wants to emulate the career of Diego Maradona and become a penalty box predator like Radamel Falcao, the Argentine 16-year-old who is coveted by Arsenal told Reuters on Wednesday. The quicksilver Romero hopes to play for Arsenal in the Premier League if talks with his club Velez Sarsfield can...
  • We take nothing for granted, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 2 days ago

    Barcelona will not make the mistake of underestimating Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final second leg next week after securing a 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday, according to coach Luis Enrique. The Spanish side outclassed the French champions with a goal by Neymar and two from Luis Suarez...
  • Champions League: Barcelona beat PSG 3-1 in quarters 2 days ago

    Paris: Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain's 33-game unbeaten home run in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes. PSG, who were without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended for one...
  • Champions League: Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beat Bayern 3-1 in quarters 2 days ago

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's two early goals and a second-half strike from Jackson Martinez helped a slick Porto complete a stunning 3-1 home victory over a sloppy Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. The Portuguese side raced out of the blocks with two goals in the opening...
  • UEFA not taking action over Carvajal bite allegations 2 days ago

    UEFA are not taking any action against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal over allegations that he bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. European soccer's governing body said in a statement that proceedings had been opened against hosts Atletico over "blocked stairways" and a pitch invasion....
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour 2 days ago

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • Juergen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund at end of season 3 days ago

    Coach Juergen Klopp will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season despite a contract running to 2018 because he does not feel he is the right man for the job any more, the coach said on Wednesday. "I've always said that I would say it if I'm not the...
  • UEFA must act if Carvajal bite evidence conclusive, says Gabi 3 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. Carvajal, who could in any case be sanctioned by European soccer's governing body over a punch he threw at...
  • Rusty Andrea Pirlo still makes the difference for Juventus 3 days ago

    Turin: Even at 35 and playing his first game in seven weeks, Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo made the difference in their 1-0 win over Monaco on Tuesday. Coach Massimiliano Allegri took a calculated risk by thrusting the bearded midfielder into the Champions League quarter-final first leg tie for his comeback after...
  • Champions League: Pleased with my performance, says Jan Oblak 3 days ago

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final to...
  • Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim fumes over 'non-existent' penalty 3 days ago

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was furious after his side lost 1-0 to what he described as a "non-existent penalty" in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Juventus on Tuesday. The controversial decision will add to calls for the use of video replays as it was still not fully clear what...
  • Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf 3 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has praised the development of Barcelona forward Neymar and said the Brazilian is yet to reach his physical peak. Neymar has scored 27 goals from 37 matches this term after netting 15 times in 41 appearances in his debut season at the...
  • Pele's son named coach of Brazilian club 3 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: One of the sons of soccer legend Pele has been named coach of Mogi Mirim, the Brazilian Serie B club said. The appointment of Edson Cholbi Nascimento, known as Edinho, was announced on Facebook by Mogi Mirim's president, former Brazil great Rivaldo, Xinhua reported. "Edinho has worked as an...
  • Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real Madrid held at Atletico Madrid 3 days ago

    Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week's return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday's quarter-final, first leg at...