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  • El Clasico: Real Madrid come from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match on Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game...
  • ISL can take Indian football forward, says Kerala Blasters assistant coach 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The new-found professionalism, thanks to the Indian Super League can really take the Indian football forward, Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan said on Saturday. "There has been good playing surfaces. Organisation has been fantastic, the whole thing has just become more professional. It needs that injection as well....
  • EPL: More frustration for Mario Balotelli as Liverpool draw 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mario Balotelli misfired in front of goal again as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull in the Premier League on Saturday. The Italy striker has made an underwhelming start to his Liverpool career and was criticised for exchanging shirts at halftime with Real Madrid defender Pepe in a...
  • Alexis Sanchez brace powers Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Sunderland 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Arsenal won their first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors. Sanchez scored in the 30th minute after a mistake from Sunderland center back Wes Brown, who scuffed an attempted back pass to goalkeeper...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos get first win, hammer Chennaiyin FC 4-1 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Delhi: Delhi Dynamos produced a fine display of attacking football as they cruised to a 4-1 win - their first of the season - over Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match that saw end-to-end stuff from both the teams but better finishing from the hosts here at...
  • Redknapp says QPR have 'moved on' from Taarabt row 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says his row with striker Abel Taarabt is over and he is now concentrating on getting the player fit and back into the team. The pair played out a very public spat at the beginning of the week when Redknapp called the former Morocco international...
  • West Ham stun champion Manchester City 2-1 in Premier League 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    London: West Ham maintained their strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion's Premier League title defense. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring for West Ham with a 22nd minute tap-in following a low pass into the box from Enner Valencia. Diafra...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL, Match 12 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After an impressive start to their ISL campaign, Chennaiyin FC take on crowd favourites Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Chennai have won both their previous matches against Goa FC and Kerala Blasters FC. Delhi Dynamos, on the other hand,...
  • ISL: AIFF suspends Atletico de Kolkata coach, Fikru and Pires 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the All India Football Federation on Saturday suspended head coach of Atletico de Kolkata Antonio Lopez Habas for four matches while two players Robert Pires and Fikru Lemessa have been banned for two matches for breaching disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. Both the...
  • Biting is appalling but harmless, says Luis Suarez 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    Biting opponents may be appalling but it is harmless and should not be punished as severely as a bad tackle, says controversial Barcelona striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan marksmen is set to make his long-awaited Barca debut in El Clasico at Real Madrid later on Saturday after completing a four-month ban...
  • Peter Lim completes purchase of Valencia football club 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Madrid: Singapore businessman Peter Lim has completed the purchase of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga football club Valencia. The deal was signed late Friday night to end a torturous 10 months of negotiations, which finished with Lim purchasing 70 percent of the club's shares for a price reported to be 94 million...
  • ISL: Northeast United FC second on leaderboard after win in Mumbai 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    NorthEast United struck twice in the second half to stun Mumbai 2-0 in a match that saw the home side reduced to nine men. ...
  • ISL: Disappointing we didn't score at least two more goals, says NorthEast United coach 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Following their 2-0 win over nine-member Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League game, NorthEast United FC's head coach Ricki Herbert said he was disappointed that his team couldn't defeat their under-strength opponents by a bigger margin. "It's not good to see only 8-9 players on the field, but...
  • Paul Pogba renews deal to stay at Juventus until 2019 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new contract with the Italian giant, tying him to the Serie A club until 2019. Juventus confirmed the deal on Friday, saying that chief executive Giuseppe Marotta had announced at a shareholders' meeting that "before coming here we signed Paul Pogba's contract extension which...
  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Manchester United, Arsenal eye Brazil defender Mario Fernandes 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro: English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. Fernandes' club CSKA Moscow is understood to have placed a 20 million-pound price tag on the 24-year-old center-half, who can also play at right-back, reports Xinhua. "CSKA is always open to offers, but the...
  • ISL: Gouramangi Singh wants Chennaiyin FC to keep the momentum going 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chennaiyin FC defender Gouramangi Singh has stressed that previous win against Kerala Blasters FC was vital in keeping the team's early-season winning momentum going and he is hopeful that his franchise can continue its victory march against the Delhi Dynamos here on Saturday. Chennai are visiting Delhi for Match...
  • Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president 14 hours 30 minutes ago

    Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. "We are in progressive decline," he told a shareholders' meeting in Turin. "Italian football will soon be dying if it is unable to face up to a double challenge: on...
  • Lionel Messi aims for record vs Cristiano Ronaldo in clasico 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Saturday's game between Real Madrid and Barcelona will last 90 minutes like any other, but this clash between the Spanish giants promises to be a classic among clasicos. Barcelona and Madrid almost always offer scintillating contests, and this one is set up to offer so much more. Not only can Lionel Messi...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma seek confidence boosts 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    After chastening losses in the Champions League, Juventus and Roma seek morale boosts at the expense of Palermo and Sampdoria in the Serie A this weekend. Roma can move provisionally top if they beat third-place Sampdoria on Saturday, with Juventus hosting Palermo a day later. Also, a resurgent Lazio will be looking...
  • Real Madrid against Barcelona: the 'Clasico' in numbers 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    The numbers behind Saturday's La Liga "Clasico" between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium. 1 - The number of 'Clasico' victories Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has presided over in three meetings since taking over from Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2012-13 season, a 2-1 win in April's...
  • ISL: Winless Delhi Dynamos face high-flying Chennaiyin test 16 hours 33 minutes ago

    Delhi: After an impressive start to their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign, Chennaiyin FC take on crowd favourites Delhi Dynamos in the 12th match of the ISL on Saturday here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Chennai have won both their previous matches against Goa FC and Kerala Blasters FC. Delhi...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • Indian Super League: Don't rule out Delhi Dynamos yet 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    Owned by India's leading cable TV distribution company DEN Network and in possession of perhaps the biggest player in the Indian Super League (ISL) in Alessandro Del Piero, Delhi Dynamos may not have set the field on fire yet but it will be foolhardy to consider them as pushovers. Delhi...
  • Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini Yesterday

    Sergio Aguero may have scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City but the Premier League champions are yet to see the best of the Argentina striker, said manager Manuel Pellegrini. Aguero scored all four goals in the home win against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday to take his...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...
  • Costa may return against Manchester United, says Mourinho Yesterday

    Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. But striker Loic Remy is definitely out. The three all missed Chelsea's 6-0 Champions League club record win over Maribor on...
  • Rio Ferdinand plans to retire at end of season Yesterday

    London: Former England captain Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. After being released by Manchester United at the end of last season, the 35-year-old defender has struggled to make an impact at Queens Park Rangers. He was an unused substitute in Sunday's loss to...
  • ISL 2014: NorthEast United FC stun nine-man Mumbai City FC 2-0 Yesterday

    Mumbai: NorthEast United struck twice in the second half in a remarkable turnaround to stun Mumbai City FC 2-0 in an Indian Super League match which saw the home side reduced to nine men in the end on Friday. The home side, who had thrashed Pune City FC 5-0 in their...