Football

  • Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 in Champions League February 6, 1410

    Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 on Wednesday to extend their exceptional record against English clubs in the Champions League. Veteran forward Marco Streller pounced on a loose ball in the goalmouth in the 52nd minute to earn the Swiss champion's first Group B points after a 5-1 loss at Real Madrid. Basel are...
  • Dany Welbeck treble gives Arsenal 4-1 win over Galatasaray February 6, 1410

    London: Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat-trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off. Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were questioned...
  • Karim Benzema's late goal helps Real Madrid win 2-1 at Ludogorets February 6, 1410

    Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th-minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema for a 2-1 comeback win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick. Ludogorets, unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC bag Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza 9 hours 51 minutes ago

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC signed up Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza on Wednesday and finalised their 28-man squad for the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League. Mendoza is a 22-year-old forward who represented Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria and the 2011 U-20 South American championship in...
  • ISL: FC Pune City rope in Greek veteran Kostas Katsouranis 16 hours 3 minutes ago

    Pune: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Wednesday confirmed the signing of veteran Greece international Kostas Katsouranis. The former Benfica defender will join ex-Juventus star David Trezeguet to further strengthen the team. He is the first player to feature in the money-spinning tournament to have participated in this...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish 16 hours 44 minutes ago

    It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans' need to make their dominance count more effectively. A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat...
  • Home fortress is key for Arsenal, says Wenger -681773261 minutes ago

    Apart from when German clubs are in town, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been a fortress in the Champions League and manager Arsene Wenger says that must continue if his side are to continue their run of reaching the last 16. The Gunners have got past the group stage for the past...
  • Ludogorets set to host Real Madrid in their Champions League home debut Yesterday

    Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets will look to match the stunning giant-killing exploits of compatriots CSKA Sofia when they make their Champions League home debut against holders Real Madrid on Wednesday. CSKA, the most successful club in the Balkan country with 31 titles, boast a remarkable record of upsetting the odds, including European...
  • Champions League: Basel fans baffled by coach Sousa's switches as they gear up for Liverpool January 6, 1410

    Paulo Sousa was an enigma to FC Basel fans when he was appointed as coach at the end of last season and, four months later, they are still fathoming what to make of the Portuguese and his endless tactical switches. Incredibly, Sousa was selected after his Maccabi Tel Aviv side were...
  • Champions League: After loss against Dortmund, Arsenal must beat Galatasaray January 6, 1410

    It is almost a given that Arsenal reach the Champions League knockout stages but their path to the last 16 could become "problematic" if they fail to beat Galatasaray on Wednesday. That was the stark warning from midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of the clash with the Turkish side at The Emirates...
  • Atletico out to prove they have firepower to challenge in Europe January 6, 1410

    Atletico Madrid's Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season. Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent's elite club competition,...
  • Xavi sets Champions League appearance record Yesterday

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi made a record 143rd appearance in the Champions League when he came on as a substitute in the second half of Tuesday's Group F match at Paris St Germain. Xavi, 34, replaced Ivan Rakitic in the 69th minute at the Parc des Princes with Barca trailing 3-2, surpassing...
  • Terry, Iniesta join Champions League 100 club Yesterday

    John Terry became the second Chelsea player this year to make 100 appearances in the Champions League when he captained his side against Sporting Lisbon in their Group G match in Portugal on Tuesday. His team mate goalkeeper Petr Cech, on the bench for the match in Lisbon, achieved the landmark...
  • Champions League: Matic header gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon -862164941 minutes ago

    Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea their first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent a...
  • Champions League: Totti breaks record, earns Roma 1-1 draw with Manchester City -1156169741 minutes ago

    Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in the Champions League's 22-year history by netting a deft equaliser for Roma in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday. The former Italy forward, who turned 38 on Saturday, lifted a fine finish into the corner in the 23rd minute to cancel out...
  • Champions League: David Luiz scores as PSG shock Barcelona 3-2 -1019423021 minutes ago

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain set this season's Champions League alight on Tuesday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lionel Messi's Barcelona in Group F. David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals for PSG as the French club produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona side...
  • Ramsey out for a month but Wilshere eases Wenger's injury pain Yesterday

    Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey for a month amid their injury crisis but manager Arsene Wenger revealed with relief that another key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is fit to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Galatasaray. As he reiterated the extent of Arsenal's current injury woes at a news...
  • Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Champions League Yesterday

    Moscow: Thomas Mueller fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win away over CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League. Mueller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, after Mario Goetze was fouled by CSKA's Mario Fernandes as he dribbled into the box. The...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has broken rib Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera broke a rib in the 2-1 win against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday. United couldn't say on Tuesday how long Herrera will be out. The injury forced Herrara, an offseason signing from Athletic Bilbao, to be substituted in the 74th minute. He is the 10th...
  • Puma to provide Indian Super League with match balls Yesterday

    Bangalore: Sports goods manufacturer Puma will supply the Indian Super League (ISL) with match balls for the October 12-December 20 football extravaganza. The ball, named Puma evoPower 1 Statement Football, uses dual outer materials. The first one provides grip for more swerve in dead ball situations while the other reintroduces dimple...
  • Saradha scam: ED freezes bank accounts of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal football clubs Yesterday

    Kolkata: Two prominent football clubs in West Bengal - Mohun Bagan and East Bengal - are facing the heat in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. The Enforcement Directorate has frozen the bank accounts of the two clubs and is also likely to act against another two - Bhowanipore and Kalighat...
  • Diego Costa: the missing piece in the Chelsea jigsaw Yesterday

    One of the more favoured words of Sky Sports football commentators is "barnstorming". If, like me, much of your weekend evenings are spent in front of the television set, being transported to various football stadiums across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, chances are you would be very...
  • Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's match against Barcelona Yesterday

    Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him. Ibrahimovic, the French league's top scorer over the past two seasons, has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League match with a left heel injury. He missed the last two...
  • Messi continues to develop in Barcelona's attack Yesterday

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have even more reason to fear Barcelona star Lionel Messi when the teams meet in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi finds himself in an unusual position of being out-scored by a Barcelona team-mate. But although he is getting fewer goals than Neymar, Messi's overall game continues to...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season Yesterday

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A Yesterday

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma took the...
  • Champions League: Bayern hold edge over CSKA as City eye comeback Yesterday

    Frankfurt, (Germany): Group E of the Champions League features two teams that need to recover from defeats in opening matches. CSKA Moscow host four-time champion Bayern Munich after losing 5-1 at Roma. Manchester City lost 1-0 at Bayern and are now at home to Roma. Here are some things to know about...
  • Champions League: Messi, Neymar pose big challenge for PSG Yesterday

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have two problems ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona: figuring out how to find their own form again and how to unlock an opposing defense that has yet to concede a goal this season. Despite a glut of stars at their disposal, PSG have drawn six...
  • Crouch scores as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 in Premier League Yesterday

    Stoke: Peter Crouch headed in the only goal as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 for their first home victory of the season in the Premier League, ratcheting up the pressure on visiting manager Alan Pardew. Crouch rose above Fabricio Coloccini to head in a cross from Victor Moses in the 15th minute,...
  • Barcelona defender Douglas to miss match against PSG Yesterday

    Barcelona Barcelona says right back Douglas has a bruise on his left foot and will miss the club's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. Douglas, who Barcelona acquired from Sao Paulo on a five-year contract, made a poor debut for the Spanish league leaders in their 0-0 draw against Malaga. The club...