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  • Champions League: Problems for Zenit and pies for Dortmund in last 16 25-02-2014 10:55 AM

    Borussia Dortmund fans will be offered tea and pies at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday but there will be no such generosity on the pitch with the Russians intent on reaching their first Champions League quarter-final. Zenit would appear to be rank outsiders against last season's runners-up after scraping through...
  • Berdych tested by Davydenko, Gulbis downs Verdasco 23-04-2013 11:26 PM

    Barcelona: World number six Tomas Berdych was given a tough workout by Nikolay Davydenko at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday before seeing off the former number three 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure a berth in the last 16. Czech Berdych, who had a bye into the second round and is...
  • Atletico sack coach Manzano after Copa exit 23-12-2011 06:02 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid fired Gregorio Manzano on Thursday following their embarrassing exit from the Copa del Rey a day earlier and offered the job to former Argentina midfielder Diego Simeone. Atletico lost 1-0 to third-tier Albacete at their Vicente Calderon stadium on Wednesday to exit the domestic cup competition 3-1...
  • Iniesta out for two weeks with thigh injury 23-12-2011 05:40 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will be sidelined for at least two weeks after injuring his right thigh in a Copa del Rey match on Thursday. Iniesta tangled with Hospitalet goalkeeper Carlos Craviotto in the 28th minute, and was substituted two minutes later as coach Pep Guardiola held his head...
  • Ruthless Barca rout Hospitalet 9-0 in cup 23-12-2011 05:24 AM

    Madrid: Pep Guardiola showed Hospitalet no mercy as the Barcelona coach fielded a full-strength side that demolished the third-tier team 9-0 to reach the last-16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. While Lionel Messi was missing from the Club World Cup champions' starting line-up, the Argentina forward's absence made...