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  • ISL 2014: Atletico de Kolkata remain unbeaten with 2-1 win over FC Goa 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Margao: East Bengal midfielder Cavin Lobo scored a brace in the second half to help table-toppers Atletico de Kolkata overcome a one goal deficit and edge past hosts FC Goa 2-1 in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. It was Brazil International Andre Santos, who opened...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa, ISL, Match 10 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    Margao: Atletico de Kolkata are all set to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they take on hosts FC Goa in their fourth Indian Super League encounter at the Fatorda Stadium on Thursday. It will be an ideal Diwali gift for the growing number of Atletico fans,...
  • Champions League: Dortmund crush Galatasaray to maintain 100 percent record 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first 18 minutes as Borussia Dortmund trounced Galatasaray 4-0 to maintain their status as Group D leaders in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Gabonese striker tapped in his first after six minutes, following a perfect pass from Marco Reus, and made it 2-0 from...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' player-manager David James rues lack of training 14 hours 42 minutes ago

    Chennai: Disappointed and frustrated after losing two games on the trot, player-manager of Kerala Blasters FC, David James, believes his team lacked the killer instinct. Kerala are languishing at the bottom of the table having lost both their games so far in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. They...
  • Champions League: Arsenal victory papers over the cracks 15 hours 6 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks. Defender Kieran Gibbs and substitute forward Lukas Podolski scored in the final two minutes to dress up what had been another exceedingly underwhelming and lethargic...
  • Brendan Rodgers unimpressed by Balotelli's shirt swap 15 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mario Balotelli's misfiring career at Anfield took another turn for the worst against Real Madrid on Wednesday with a halftime shirt-swap that did not impress manager Brendan Rodgers. With Liverpool 3-0 down and being outclassed by the champions, Balotelli was spotted by TV cameras indulging in an exchange of shirts with...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata start as favourites against FC Goa 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    Margao: Atletico de Kolkata is all set to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they take on hosts FC Goa in their fourth Indian Super League encounter at the Fatorda Stadium, here on Thursday. It will be an ideal Diwali gift for the growing number of Atletico...
  • Champions League: Arsenal beat Anderlecht 2-1 to stay 2nd in group 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    Brussels: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a thrilling Champions League birthday present for manager Arsene Wenger. With defeat seeming assured, Gibbs brought Arsenal back into the game in the 89th minute with a low volley. Podolski followed up...
  • Champions League: Ronaldo, Benzema lead Real Madrid to 3-0 win at Liverpool 20 hours 5 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Cristiano Ronaldo's 70th Champions League goal and a double from Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as the reigning champions notched a third straight victory in Group B on Wednesday. All the goals came in a devastating 18-minute spell in the first half at Anfield,...
  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid rout Malmo 5-0 20 hours 31 minutes ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid overcame a sluggish start to score five second-half goals in a 5-0 rout of Malmo and move top of Group A in the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico lacked accuracy in its first-half corners, something that visibly exasperated coach Diego Simeone after a chance went wide in the...
  • Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay quits club Yesterday

    London: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said on Wednesday he was leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade in which Chelsea were crowned kings of Europe but also suffered plenty of off-field dramas too. Gourlay said in a statement he was off to "pursue new business challenges" after five years in his...
  • Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico Yesterday

    Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time LaLiga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he set...
  • Manchester United job was just too big for Moyes, says Ferguson Yesterday

    Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes' short, traumatic reign at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job while denying he retired leaving the club in decline. In an updated version of his book, "My Autobiography", Ferguson also says it was "nonsense" to...
  • Panel discussion: Mizoram footballer dies during goal celebration Yesterday

    Peter Biaksangzuala died after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal for his Aizwal-based team Bethlehem Vengthlang FC. ...
  • ISL 2014: Chennaiyin FC off to a winning start at home Yesterday

    Goals from Elano Blumer and Bernard Mendy gave Chennaiyin FC 2-1 win over Kerala Blasters FC. ...
  • Baichung Bhutia inducted to Asian Football Confederation's hall of fame Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia has been inducted to the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Hall of Fame, the continent's football governing body confirmed on Wednesday. "It is my pleasure to announce that India's legendary player Baichung Bhutia has been selected to be honoured as an inductee to...
  • ISL 2014: Mendy's goal one of the best I've seen, says Marco Materazzi Yesterday

    Chennai: Former Hull City wing-back Bernard Mendy scored what's being talked about as the best goal in the Indian Super League (ISL) so far, with his team-mate cum manager at Chennaiyin FC, Marco Materazzi, calling it one of the best he has ever seen. Watched by the legends of Bollywood and...
  • I was victim of racist chants, says Luiz Adriano Yesterday

    Luiz Adriano, who scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's record-tying 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday, said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the Brazilian marksman was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's website. "Supporters behaved improperly and...
  • We need to do better, says Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich hit seven Yesterday

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better. "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the second...
  • QPR chairman rebukes Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt over row Yesterday

    Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has apologised to supporters and rebuked the Premier League club's manager Harry Redknapp and striker Adel Taarabt for their public spat over the player's fitness. In a statement on the club's website, Fernandes called a halt to a row that has escalated since Sunday. "We regret...
  • Rogerio set to break Ryan Giggs world record Yesterday

    Rio de Janeiro: Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will become the footballer with the most victories for the same club if Sao Paulo defeat Chapecoense in Brazil's...
  • Levante hire Lucas Alcazar as new coach to replace Mendilibar Yesterday

    Valencia: Spanish club Levante has named Lucas Alcaraz to replace Jose Mendilibar after firing the coach earlier on Tuesday. Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in the standings. Alcaraz,...
  • Brendan Rodgers banks on 'big-game' Balotelli to fire against Real Madrid Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. After completing a 16 million pounds ($25.79 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Champions League: Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault Yesterday

    Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League victory when they thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday with a performance that underlines the belief that they are real contenders to rule Europe again. Fittingly two heroes from their 2012 final triumph over Bayern Munich - the returning Didier Drogba and skipper...
  • Dortmund looking to consolidate vs Galatasaray in Champions League Yesterday

    Istanbul: Borussia Dortmund is looking to the Champions League for refuge, even if that entails a daunting visit to Turkish league runner-up Galatasaray on Wednesday. The 2013 finalists are enduring a crisis in the Bundesliga, where five games have yielded four defeats and one draw. Saturday's 2-1 loss at promoted Cologne...
  • Champions League: Arsenal's injuries offer hope to Anderlecht Yesterday

    If Anderlecht are to have any realistic chance of prolonging their involvement in the Champions League beyond the group stage, a home win over Arsenal on Wednesday is paramount. The Belgium side are joint bottom of Group D with one point from their opening two games, two points behind Arsenal and...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest Yesterday

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Champions League: Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea rout Maribor 6-0 Yesterday

    London: Eden Hazard netted twice and Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea in a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. Hazard scored the last two goals against the Slovenian club, including one from the penalty spot, as Chelsea consolidated top spot in...
  • Bayern win 7-1 at Roma for record away victory in Champions League Yesterday

    Rome: Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich line-up is finally starting to resemble his Barcelona team that revolutionised football not too long ago. Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern routed Roma 7-1 on Tuesday for a club-record away win in the Champions League, showing the German club is once again among the favourites...