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  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid 30 minutes ago

    When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match 44 minutes ago

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    London: Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season's competition. Five-times European champions Liverpool will return to the elite event after a five-year absence when they face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday and will also play holders Real Madrid in Group B. Scholes,...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • ISL will help pump up interest in I-League: Dempo 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Panaji: The Indian Super League (ISL) should help pump up interest in the I-League and both tourneys in tandem could raise football quality in India, promoter of Dempo Sports Club and a director of ISL team FC Goa Shrinivas Dempo claims. Dempo was speaking during an interaction with the media Tuesday,...
  • East Bengal win Calcutta Premier Division League 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kolkata: City giants East Bengal got past Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 to annex their fifth back-to-back and 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division crown on Tuesday. Prolhad Roy and Nigerian striker Ranti Martins found the target for the winners while Bello Rassaq struck for the ultimate losers at the largely attended...
  • We will need to adapt to Champions League Twenty20, says MS Dhoni 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of the Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semi-finals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke 3 hours 44 minutes ago

    The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his...
  • Champions League: Messi-Neymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • CLT20: Lahore join CSK, KKR in Group A; Northern Knights in Group B 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    The Qualifying round of the sixth Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) ended on a disappointing note for the Indian fans with defending champions Mumbai Indians - the only IPL team part of the qualifiers - being knocked out while champions from the neighbourhood Lahore Lions making it to the main draw. Mumbai...
  • CLT20: Tournament proper begins with KKR, CSK battle 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group A match of Champions League T20 here on Wednesday. Buoyed by their thumping success in the...
  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 3-2, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League 11 hours 33 minutes ago

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 11 hours 58 minutes ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Borussia Dortmund secure 2-0 win over Arsenal in Champions League 12 hours 50 minutes ago

    Borussia Dortmund strikers Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of half-time to give their side a 2-0 with over Arsenal on Tuesday, kick-starting the German side's Champions League campaign in Group D. Immobile, signed from Torino in the offseason, sprinted almost half the length of the pitch and held...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores last-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 2-1 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • CLT20: Team's batting let us down, says Kieron Pollard 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard rued the fact that team's batting let them down as the defending champions crashed out of the qualifying round of the Champions League T20, on Tuesday. "They (Northern Knights) fielded well as we could have scored atleast 150-160. What happens in Champions League T20 is...
  • Injury-hit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany 16 hours 14 minutes ago

    Munich: Injury-hit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians knocked out; Northern Knights, Lahore Lions reach main round 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match, on Tuesday. Apart from Northern, the other team that qualified for...
  • CLT20: Glad to play a match-winning knock, says Hafeez 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mahammad Hafeez is glad that he could play a match-winning knock in a crucial game against Southern Express as the victory kept his them in hunt for a place in the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament, on Tuesday. "I think the victory was much...
  • CLT20: We were competitive despite defeats, says Jehan Mubarak 17 hours 36 minutes ago

    Raipur: After being outplayed in three consecutive matches, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak put up a brave front stating that his side put up a fight despite hat-trick of defeats in the Champions League T20 on Tuesday. "In the tournament, we were competitive. We have shown that we could compete against...
  • Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's opening Group G match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Chelsea manager...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Dolphins aim to swallow big teams, claims coach 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: They may not be having the big names in world cricket but that doesn't dampen the sprits of South African team Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20. "We are really looking forward to the challenge up ahead. Our intention is to come and win this trophy and...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions down Southern Express for a comfortable win 8 hours 24 minutes ago

    Raipur: Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, on Tuesday. Put into bat, Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Northern Knights opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) By virtue of their two back-to-back victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run rate (NRR) of +2.684. Mumbai have two advantages going into the crunch...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Swansea's Jordi Amat ruled out for six weeks 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    Swansea City central defender Jordi Amat will be out of action for six weeks due to a knee injury, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Spaniard was substituted at halftime during the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Amat started all four Premier League games this...