LAST 16

  • Champions League: Problems for Zenit and pies for Dortmund in last 16 February 25, 2014

    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 the...
  • Berdych tested by Davydenko, Gulbis downs Verdasco April 23, 2013

    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 36 75 64 to secure a berth in the last 16. Czech Berdych, who had a bye into the second round and is seeded...
  • Juventus take on Celtic with three goal advantage at home March 5, 2013

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo could be forgiven for having the 2005 Champions League final on his mind when the Italian side take a 3-0 advantage into their last-16 second-leg clash against Celtic on Wednesday. Pirlo was in the shell-shocked AC Milan team who blew a 3-0 halftime lead against Liverpool...
  • Wenger gets threematch ban from UEFA March 30, 2012

    Nyon: Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger got a threematch touchline ban from UEFA on Friday for comments directed at the referee after his team's Champions League elimination this month. UEFA said its disciplinary panel found Wenger guilty of "improper conduct," and fined him 40,000 ($53,000). "Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has been suspended...
  • Chelsea made history with Napoli win: Di Matteo March 15, 2012

    London: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo claimed his side "made history" in progressing to the Champions League quarterfinals with a 54 aggregate victory over Napoli on Wednesday. The Blues went into Wednesday night's last16 tie 31 down on aggregate after defeat in Naples, but triumphed 41 in the second leg at...
  • AVB sacking will make Chelsea dangerous: Napoli March 14, 2012

    London: Napoli assistant coach Nicolo Frustalupi has warned that Chelsea will be dangerous opponents in the second leg of their Champions League roundof16 match on Wednesday in the wake of their recent managerial change. The Premier League side parted company with head coach Andre VillasBoas earlier this month, and named Roberto...
  • Terry hoping for great night at Stamford Bridge March 14, 2012

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry, who has suffered plenty of Champions League heartache, said Wednesday's last16 secondleg clash with Napoli could be one of the greatest night's in the club's history. The former England captain missed the 31 defeat in southern Italy last month, a result that contributed to the sacking...
  • Madrid on verge of quarterfinals against CSKA March 14, 2012

    Madrid: On the cusp of a second straight Champions League quarterfinals appearance, Real Madrid must not relapse into their recent history of slipping up at the last16 stage come Wednesday's return leg against CSKA Moscow. Madrid hold the awaygoal advantage following a 11 firstleg draw, and they have won all 17...
  • Chelsea aim to overturn deficit against Napoli March 14, 2012

    London: If Chelsea fail to overturn a twogoal deficit against a buoyant Napoli on Wednesday, England will be without a representative in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 1996. Chelsea were left to fly the flag for the English Premier League after Arsenal were eliminated by AC Milan...
  • Benfica looking to overturn Zenit advantage March 5, 2012

    Lisbon: Benfica will need to end a fourgame winless run to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League at the expense of Zenit St. Petersburg. The Portuguese club is aiming to overturn a 32 deficit in the second leg of the roundof16 series on Tuesday. Benfica will have to do that without...
  • We can do the 'impossible' against Milan: Wenger March 5, 2012

    London: From the depths of despair after losing 40 in the San Siro, Arsenal have rediscovered some hope, and will have a spring in their step when they embark on "mission impossible" against AC Milan in their Champions League last16 second leg on Tuesday. Logic suggests seasoned Serie A sides...
  • Real crush Espanyol to be in the driver's seat March 5, 2012

    Barcelona: Real Madrid brushed aside Espanyol 50 on Sunday to march on toward their first Spanish league title in four seasons with their 10th consecutive win. Real dominated throughout, barely breaking a sweat in a commanding victory that restored their 10point lead over defendings Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo took advantage of a defensive...
  • Napoli punish sloppy Chelsea in 31 victory February 22, 2012

    Naples: Chelsea's troubles worsened after sloppy defending led to a 31 loss at Napoli in the last16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, with Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani again dampening English hopes in an entertaining first leg. Cavani, who struck a brace against Manchester City to eliminate the Premier League...
  • Real held in Moscow as CSKA score in injurytime February 22, 2012

    Moscow: CSKA Moscow equalized from the last kick of the match when Pontus Wernbloom scrambled the ball into the net, giving the Russian club a 11 draw against Real Madrid in the last16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Swedish midfielder's debut game for CSKA ended with him poking the...
  • Pressure on Ranieri as Inter visit Marseille February 22, 2012

    Marseille: Inter Milan have lost five of their past six games and pressure is mounting on coach Claudio Ranieri to get a win in Wednesday's Champions League match at Marseille. Inter, the 2010 champions, are looking to the Champions League to rescue their season following a dramatic drop in form. Inter...
  • Bayern seek Champions League relief at Basel February 21, 2012

    Basel: Xherdan Shaqiri takes centerstage on Wednesday when the Switzerland star's current and future clubs, FC Basel and Bayern Munich, meet in the Champions League roundof16. Shaqiri, who agreed a reported 11.6 million ($15.3 million) transfer this month, will join the German giants at the end of the season though...
  • Napoli not favourites against Chelsea, says coach February 20, 2012

    Naples: Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has laughed off talk that his side are favourites ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last16 first leg against Chelsea in Naples. Mazzarri is revelling in Napoli's progress to the knockout rounds after 22 years away, but was keen to point out that the Londoners had far...
  • Struggling Chelsea head to Napoli amid pressure February 20, 2012

    London: Outofform and low on morale, Chelsea head to Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday aiming to maintain English interest in the competition. With Manchester United and Manchester City shunted into the secondtier Europa League and Arsenal on the verge of elimination, Chelsea seem to be the only possible quarterfinalists...
  • Real ready for CSKA challenge in freezing Moscow February 20, 2012

    Moscow: Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their perfect run in the Champions League on Tuesday when they face CSKA Moscow in subzero temperatures on the Luzhniki Stadium's artificial pitch. Madrid go into the last16 match after winning all six of their group games in the competition and are also...
  • Di Maria to miss Madrid Champions League game February 19, 2012

    Madrid: Angel di Maria has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Tuesday's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow after apparently aggravating a leg muscle injury. The Argentina international made his first appearance of 2012 in Saturday's 40 league win over Racing Santander, and scored the Spanish leaders' third goal...
  • Leverkusen pose physical test, says Guardiola February 14, 2012

    Leverkusen: Bayer Leverkusen hold a physical advantage over holders Barcelona and will be a tough nut to crack in their Champions League last16 tie, Barca coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday. "They are a physically a stronger team than us and they will be stronger than us when we do...
  • Atletico sack coach Manzano after Copa exit December 23, 2011

    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 10 to thirdtier Albacete at their Vicente Calderon stadium on Wednesday to exit the domestic cup competition 31 on...
  • Iniesta out for two weeks with thigh injury December 23, 2011

    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 fearing...
  • Ruthless Barca rout Hospitalet 90 in cup December 23, 2011

    Madrid: Pep Guardiola showed Hospitalet no mercy as the Barcelona coach fielded a fullstrength side that demolished the thirdtier team 90 to reach the last16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. While Lionel Messi was missing from the Club World Cup champions' starting lineup, the Argentina forward's absence made little...