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Barcelona in dramatic win over Madrid

Posted by on 24/04/2017
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Barcelona in dramatic win over Madrid

Barcelona in dramatic win over Madrid

MADRID: Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid yesterday. Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half. Ivan Rakitic’s stunning […]

Hazard fires Chelsea into FA Cup final

Posted by on 22/04/2017
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Hazard fires Chelsea into FA Cup final

Hazard fires Chelsea into FA Cup final

LONDON: Eden Hazard fired Chelsea into the FA Cup final as the Belgian’s blistering strike ensured Antonio Conte’s selection gamble paid off in his side’s dramatic 4-2 win over Tottenham yesterday. Blues boss Conte sprang a major surprise by starting with Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench in the Wembley semi-final as he looked […]

‘Unbeatable’ Juve hailed as Euro dream taking shape

Posted by on 20/04/2017
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‘Unbeatable’ Juve hailed as Euro dream taking shape

‘Unbeatable’ Juve hailed as Euro dream taking shape

MILAN:  “Unbeatable” Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona “cry” on their way to a spectacular Champions League semi-final exit on Wednesday. Those were the headlines splashed across the front pages a day after rock-solid Juventus followed their impressive 3-0 first-leg win over the Spanish […]

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

BARCELONA: Barcelona failed to produce another miraculous Champions League comeback as Juventus held out for a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou yesterday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. The Spanish champions had overcome a 4-0 first leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 with a dramatic 6-1 win back on home […]

Gulf Bank takes home the Kuwait Banking club football league

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Gulf Bank takes home the Kuwait Banking club football league

Gulf Bank takes home the Kuwait Banking club football league

KUWAIT: Gulf Bank proudly took home the Kuwait Banking Club Football cup, after an exciting finale against Boubyan Bank, which was held on April 14, at the Sabah Al-Salem Stadium in Al-Arabi Sports Club. The renowned tournament, which Gulf Bank has won for the sixth time, was held under the patronage of Majed Essa Al-Ajeel, […]

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into semis

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into semis

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into semis

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in yesterday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate. The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year. But they were […]

Sanchez, Ozil strike to end Arsenal away woes

Posted by on 18/04/2017
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Sanchez, Ozil strike to end Arsenal away woes

Sanchez, Ozil strike to end Arsenal away woes

MIDDLESBROUGH: Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ended Arsenal’s run of four successive away defeats with a scratchy 2-1 victory over struggling Middlesbrough in their Premier League clash on Monday. The Gunners’ performance was far from convincing but will still bring some relief to their beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger. There was a period after […]

Lampard lauds Terry as ‘greatest EPL defender’

Posted by on 18/04/2017
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Lampard lauds Terry as ‘greatest EPL defender’

Lampard lauds Terry as ‘greatest EPL defender’

LONDON: Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has hailed John Terry as the Premier League’s greatest ever defender after the club announced their captain will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. The 36-year-old former England international, who made his Chelsea debut in 1998, played more than 700 games for the club and has […]

Man United beat Chelsea to open up EPL title race

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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Man United beat Chelsea to open up EPL title race

Man United beat Chelsea to open up EPL title race

MANCHESTER: Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect manmarking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race yesterday. United didn’t even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their fifth league loss of […]

Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

MADRID:  Lionel Messi kept Barcelona’s title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain’s top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend’s El Clasico.  Earlier on Saturday, Isco struck at the death to keep Real Madrid three points clear and with a game in hand at […]

Isco winner takes Real six points clear

Posted by on 15/04/2017
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Isco winner takes Real six points clear

Isco winner takes Real six points clear

MADRID: Isco struck at the death to send Real Madrid six points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after twice coming from behind to beat Sporting Gijon 3-2 yesterday. Madrid can all but secure a first league title in five years with victory when they host Barca next weekend. But not for […]

Bartra tributes as shaken Dortmund bounce back

Posted by on 15/04/2017
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Bartra tributes as shaken Dortmund bounce back

Bartra tributes as shaken Dortmund bounce back

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund players and fans paid tribute to defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 yesterday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus. Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also […]

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