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  • Chelsea, Tottenham face-off in English League Cup final 10 minutes ago

    Manchester: In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho's second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title. The first piece of silverware in the English season is up for grabs when London rivals Chelsea...
  • Pune FC beat Royal Wahingdoh 1-0, go to top of I-League table 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Pune: Pune FC defeated Royal Wahingdoh FC 1-0 in an I-League Round 8 match to move to the top of the points table here on Saturday. A first-half strike from Thongkhosiem Haokip (27th minute) proved to be the difference between the two sides in a hard fought encounter on a rainy...
  • EPL: Saido Berahino strikes as West Brom beat Southampton 1-0 3 hours 39 minutes ago

    West Bromwich: Saido Berahino struck after only two minutes Saturday to steer improving West Bromwich Albion to a 1-0 win over Southampton and extend their unbeaten run to five games. The striker netted his 17th goal of the season when he latched on to the ball and fired a firm left-foot...
  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    Manchester:Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first half at Old Trafford but Rooney, restored to his favoured forward...
  • La Liga: Suarez, Messi score as Barcelona win 3-1 at Granada 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona closed within a point of leaders Real Madrid after in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada in La Liga on Saturday. Barca took the lead at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium when Ivan Rakitic smashed the...
  • Must-win La Liga match for Barcelona against Granada 12 hours 48 minutes ago

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona travel to struggling Granada FC Saturday knowing anything other than a win will almost certainly mean the end of their challenge for the La Liga. The past seven days have seen the Jekyll and Hyde sides of Barcelona's character as they produced a horrible display at home to...
  • Espanyol beat Cordoba 1-0 in Spanish league 16 hours 0 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Espanyol midfielder Abraham Gonzalez scored shortly before halftime to earn his side a 1-0 home win over bottom-placed Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Gonzalez drove in a strike from the edge of the area after striker Felipe Caicedo had headed the ball back to him two minutes before...
  • EPL: Roberto Martinez wants Everton to 'enjoy' league matches Yesterday

    Everton must try to change their cautious approach to matches and play with freedom if they are to start enjoying life in the Premier League, manager Roberto Martinez said on Friday. Everton, who are 12th in the Premier League table with 28 points from 26 matches, have endured an inconsistent season...
  • Chelsea made League Cup a serious competition: Jose Mourinho Yesterday

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously. Mourinho, whose side play Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley on Sunday, claimed his first piece of silverware with Chelsea in 2005...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan go top with win over Shillong Lajong Yesterday

    Shillong: Mohun Bagan took the top spot in the I-League football standings with an entertaining 4-3 victory over Shillong Lajong FC at the JN Stadium on Friday. A brace for Balwant Singh within 15 minutes put the visitors in a strong position before Lajong responded with a goal from Cornell Glen...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • EPL: Arsenal need 'strong response' against Everton, says Arsene Wenger Yesterday

    London: Arsenal need to find a "strong response" against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday after their miserable Champions League defeat by AS Monaco, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Gunners' hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals were shattered by the French side on Wednesday as Monaco romped to a...
  • Chelsea sign tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor Yesterday

    London: Chelsea have signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as their new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the start of the 2015-16 season, replacing South Korean electronics...
  • Europa League: Liverpool knocked out by Besiktas in shootout, holders Sevilla win Yesterday

    London: Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs. Brendan Rodgers's side were the highest profile casualties of the last 32, where holders...
  • Sergio Busquets to renew contract with Barcelona through 2019 Yesterday

    Barcelona: Barcelona say Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Catalan club through 2019. They add that the contract will include an option for an additional year. Busquets is scheduled to sign the deal on Friday. The 26-year-old holding midfielder debuted for Barcelona's...
  • Aston Villa need six wins to avoid Premier League drop, says Tim Sherwood 2 days ago

    Aston Villa need six wins from their remaining 12 games to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history, manager Tim Sherwood said on Thursday. Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert as manager earlier this month, tasted defeat in his first game in charge last weekend as...
  • Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks - reports 2 days ago

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be out for three weeks after suffering a right calf muscle strain, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday. The 35-year-old went off injured in the 37th minute of Juve's 2-1 Champions League last 16, first leg victory over Borussia Dortmund in Turin on Tuesday. Pirlo will miss...
  • I-League: Lajong FC, Mohun Bagan set for keen tussle 2 days ago

    Shillong: The return of rock-solid Korean defender Minchol Son to Shillong Lajong FC squad will prove to be a tough challenge for visiting Mohun Bagan on Friday as both lock horns in I-League round 8 match at the J N Stadium. The North East giant comes into this match with a...
  • Leverkusen edge Atletico 1-0 in first leg of last-16 Champions League tie 2 days ago

    Leverkusen: Hakan Calhanoglu's second-half strike gave Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 home win over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, leaving it all to play for in the second leg. Karim Bellarabi set up Calhanoglu in the 57th minute. It looked like the Germany midfielder wasted...
  • Champions League: Monaco thrash Arsenal at Emirates in first leg of last 16 tie 2 days ago

    London: Veteran striker Dimitar Berbatov demonstrated his enduring quality by inspiring Monaco to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday, priming the principality team for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in 11 years. The 34-year-old former Tottenham and Fulham player finished off a rapid counterattack...
  • Champions League: Borussia Dortmund still optimistic of beating Juventus 3 days ago

    Dortmund: Despite a narrow 1-2 loss on road, Borussia Dortmund are still expected to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals in the second leg against Italian giants Juventus FC at home March 18. In the strange first leg in Turin Tuesday, where both teams lost possession far too often, the scoring...
  • Stephen Constantine announces 32-member probables for World Cup qualifier 3 days ago

    New Delhi: National football coach Stephen Constantine today announced the list of 32 probables for India's forthcoming home and away matches for the preliminary joint qualification round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nepal. The matches would be played on a home and away format and India first host...
  • Clubs to get no compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup : FIFA 3 days ago

    Soccer clubs will not be offered compensation for losing players to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar, FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke told reporters on Wednesday. The proposed dates for the event, over November and December, are set to be ratified by FIFA next month. They would cause a disruption...
  • Failed Messi penalty could be Barcelona's 'what if' moment 3 days ago

    If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi's failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their "what if" moment. Barca were leading 2-1 in the last 16, first leg at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to a Luis Suarez brace when Messi stepped...
  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief 3 days ago

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Sampdoria and Genoa draw Serie A derby match 1-1 3 days ago

    Genoa: Sampdoria drew 1-1 at home to Genoa in a Serie A derby on Tuesday that left the two sides level on points in the fight for a European place. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Genoa could have won it right at the end...
  • Underestimate Monaco at your peril, says Leonardo Jardim 3 days ago

    Monaco do not mind being labelled Champions League underdogs for their last 16 tie with Arsenal and will not lack confidence having progressed to the knockout stage as group winners, coach Leonardo Jardim said. "Since the start of the Champions League Monaco have never been favourites, that said we still managed...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar 3 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League 3 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Juventus beat Dortmund 2-1 in Champions League last 16 tie 3 days ago

    Turin: Juventus settled for a narrow 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday to leave it all to play for in the return fixture in Germany. Carlos Tevez fired Juventus ahead in the 13th minute but Dortmund soon leveled through...