Second Leg

  • 'Missed chances killed the second leg' May 1, 2013

    CNNIBN's football expert Novy Kapadia reviews the Champions League semifinal second leg between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. ...
  • Dortmund will not get stage fright at Real, Klopp says April 29, 2013

    Madrid: There is no danger Borussia Dortmund will suffer from stage fright in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at Spanish giants Real Madrid, coach Juergen Klopp said on Monday. The Bundesliga side have a healthy 41 lead for the clash at Real's Bernabeu arena following their stunning victory in last...
  • Herculean task for Galatasaray against Real in second leg April 8, 2013

    Istanbul: Didier Drogba and his Galatasaray teammates have a tough task when they try to overturn a 30 deficit against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Drogba, who won the title last season with Chelsea, will take some cheer from his performance in Saturday's...
  • West Ham close in on Premier League return May 8, 2012

    London: West Ham United edged closer to a Premier League return with a 30 home win over Cardiff City on Monday, completing a 50 semifinal aggregate triumph to ease into the Championship playoff final. Kevin Nolan and Ricardo Vaz Te scored in the first half and a late Nicky Maynard strike...
  • DemiGod for his fans, Messi is only human April 27, 2012

    He is the best. There is no one like him. He is already an icon. Not yet 25, and the 'Ballon d'Or' and 'FIFA World Player of the Year' trophies are his favourite toys. But under that skin, he's also a mortal, he is also fraught with frailties that define...
  • Bayern edge Madrid on penalties to reach final April 26, 2012

    Madrid: Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 31 on penalties on Wednesday to secure their place against Chelsea in the Champions League final following a memorable contest between the longtime European rivals. Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have put the home side on their way to the final with two early goals, but...
  • Guardiola, Pique play down reports of rift April 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and defender Gerard Pique have played down reports of a rift, with both saying the centreback was left out of the Spanish and European champions' last two matches for purely sporting reasons. Spain international Pique was an unused substitute in the Champions League semifinal first leg...
  • Bookings not a worry for Chelsea: Di Matteo April 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Chelsea will ignore the prospect of their players missing the Champions League final through suspension when they seek to protect a 10 lead in Tuesday's semifinal second leg at holders Barcelona, according to manager Roberto Di Matteo. Defenders Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole and David Luiz and midfielders Ramires and Raul...
  • Messi sets Champions League scoring record April 4, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona star Lionel Messi broke the record for the most goals in a single Champions League campaign and equalled the alltime European Cup record when he netted an 11thminute penalty against AC Milan in their quarterfinal second leg on Tuesday. Messi scored two firsthalf penalties to lead Barcelona to a...
  • Stakes high for resurgent Chelsea against Benfica April 3, 2012

    London: Chelsea defend a narrow firstleg lead over Benfica in the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, knowing that winning the title for the first time may be their only chance of securing a place in next year's competition. The Blues are five points behind a qualifying spot with only seven games...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Milan wary of resurgent Arsenal despite 40 lead March 6, 2012

    London: Milan still have hard work to do if they are to reach the Champions League quarterfinals despite the luxury of a 40 advantage going into Tuesday's last16 second leg at Arsenal, coach Massimiliano Allegri said. For Arsenal to advance to the quarterfinals, they will need to be the first team...
  • 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...
  • Pak level India in tennis showdown November 9, 2006

    Lahore: A spirited Pakistan drew level with arch-rivals India after winning the second leg of the Indo-Pak tennis tie by clinching both the singles matches on Wednesday. Aqeel Khan shocked Rohan Bopanna 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the first rubber before Aisam Qureshi outclassed Karan Rastogi 6-1, 6-4 in the second. India had...