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Dramatic first defeat for Juve; Napoli draw – Roma pull level with Juventus

MILAN: Genoa handed Serie A leaders and titleholders Juventus a dramatic first league defeat of the season when Luca Antonini scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give…

Real begin King’s Cup defense with 4-1 win

BARCELONA: Raphael Varane converted two corners as a second-string Real Madrid began the defense of their King’s Cup crown with a 4-1 victory against thirdtier part-timers Cornella on Wednesday. The…

Dortmund cruise in German Cup

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund bounced back after slumping to their fourth straight Bundesliga defeat against Hanover 96 at the weekend, cruising past second tier St Pauli 3-0 on Tuesday to reach…

Premier League giants squeeze into q-finals

MANCHESTER: Mario Balotelli sparked a dramatic fightback by Liverpool and Chelsea needed a late own goal to edge past plucky fourthtier opposition as the two Premier League giants squeezed into…

Anelka fails to inspire as Mumbai loses badly

CHENNAI: Former France striker Nicolas Anelka had a forgettable return from suspension when his Mumbai franchise team was drubbed 5-1 by Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League yesterday. The 35-year-old…

‘People’s Player’ Tevez back in Argentina fold

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s forgotten man Carlos Tevez has been included in the squad for the first time in three years for next month’s friendlies in England against Croatia and Portugal.…

Real seals deal with Abu Dhabi state fund

MADRID: Real Madrid have agreed a “long-term strategic partnership” with Abu Dhabi fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) that will strengthen the club’s status as the world’s richest, and help…

Chelsea faces mismatch in last 16 of League Cup

MANCHESTER: Two days after playing at Old Trafford, Chelsea will experience the other side of English football when the Premier League leaders visit fourth-tier club Shrewsbury for the biggest mismatch…

The real Fellaini is finally standing up

LONDON: Written off last season as a sub-standard misfit with a comical haircut, there are signs that Marouane Fellaini is finally beginning to feel comfortable in a red Manchester United…

Benfica lose first league match

LISBON: Portuguese championship leaders Benfica lost their first match of the season in the league in a 2-1 defeat at Braga on Sunday. Brazilian Anderson Talisca, 20, put Benfica ahead…

Van Persie late show denies Chelsea

MANCHESTER: Didier Drogba scored his first Premier League goal since his return to Chelsea, and his first for the club in two-and-a-half years, but a dramatic late equaliser from Robin…

Real beat Barca in ‘El Clasico’

MADRID: Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win…

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