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Bale shines in Real stroll over Getafe, Silva an instant hit for Sevilla

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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Bale shines in Real stroll over Getafe, Silva an instant hit for Sevilla

Bale shines in Real stroll over Getafe, Silva an instant hit for Sevilla

‘Cristiano has left but we have a good team’ MADRID: Real Madrid got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday by comfortably beating neighbours Getafe 2-0 at home with an inspiring performance from Gareth Bale in the European champions’ first league game in the post Cristiano Ronaldo era. Bale crashed a diving […]

Majestic City hit Huddersfield for six

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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Majestic City hit Huddersfield for six

Majestic City hit Huddersfield for six

Aguero bags treble, continues pyrotechnics on the field MANCHESTER: Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick as Manchester City’s record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield yesterday. Pep Guardiola’s champions opened their home campaign with a pre-match display of ticker tape and exploding fireworks and Aguero continued the pyrotechnics on the field. Aguero, who turned 30 […]

Ronaldo makes a winning debut

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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Ronaldo makes a winning debut

Ronaldo makes a winning debut

Champions Juventus snatch 3-2 win VERONA: Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season yesterday. Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth 100 million […]

Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid 4-2 to win UEFA Super Cup

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid 4-2 to win UEFA Super Cup

Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid 4-2 to win UEFA Super Cup

‘To win this trophy is something great’ TALLINN: Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions. Real had earlier looked […]

Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne

Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne

‘It is a tournament, you need to be good at the right time’ LONDON: Manchester City don’t need to win the Champions League to be judged a success, claims Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne in an interview with the BBC. European club football’s most prestigious trophy has proved elusive to City despite the hundreds of […]

Military precision as Son’s Korea march past Bahrain 6-0

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Military precision as Son’s Korea march past Bahrain 6-0

Military precision as Son’s Korea march past Bahrain 6-0

BANDUNG: Son Heung-min watched from the bench as South Korea tore apart Bahrain 6-0 at the Asian Games yesterday to boost the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s chances of avoiding military service by winning gold. Son, who only joined the squad this week, cheered on the defending champions as Hwang Ui-jo netted a first-half hat-trick and Kim […]

French glamour club PSG turns to China for fans and funds

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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French glamour club PSG turns to China for fans and funds

French glamour club PSG turns to China for fans and funds

SHENZHEN: After three pre-season tours in a row to the United States, French glamour club Paris Saint-Germain turned to Asia in search of new fans and business deals ahead of the new season. It’s the market “with the biggest growth potential,” according to a PSG official discussing the club’s two-week summer trip to Singapore and […]

Record-breaking keeper El Hadary retires – aged 45

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Record-breaking keeper El Hadary retires – aged 45

Record-breaking keeper El Hadary retires – aged 45

CAIRO: Veteran Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary has retired from international duty aged 45, after breaking the record for oldest player to appear at a World Cup in Russia. “After reflecting at length and asking God, I have decided to retire from international football,” El Hadary wrote on Facebook late Monday. El Hadary, nicknamed “High […]

Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topple Juventus 3-1

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topple Juventus 3-1

Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topple Juventus 3-1

First defeat of the pre-season for Italian team LOS ANGELES: Substitute Marco Asensio made an immediate impact by scoring two early second-half goals as Real Madrid rallied to beat Juventus 3-1 in a pre-season exhibition contest on Saturday. Asensio entered the game at the start of the second half and scored less than two minutes […]

City cruise to victory in Community Shield

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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City cruise to victory in Community Shield

City cruise to victory in Community Shield

City back in the groove as Aguero ruins Sarri’s Chelsea bow LONDON: Sergio Aguero spoiled Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s first taste of English football as the Argentine’s double gave Manchester City a stylish 2-0 victory in the Community Shield yesterday. Blues boss Sarri, hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte last month, endured a miserable […]

Serie A champ Juventus top MLS All-Stars on penalties

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Serie A champ Juventus top MLS All-Stars on penalties

Serie A champ Juventus top MLS All-Stars on penalties

Juventus prevail 5-3 in a shoot-out WASHINGTON: Serie A champions Juventus got the best of Major League Soccer’s All-Stars in a penalty shootout Wednesday after an entertaining 1-1 draw in the North American league’s mid-season exhibition. Before a crowd of 72,317 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium – home of MLS’s Atlanta United – Juventus prevailed 5-3 in […]

‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female players: study

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female players: study

‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female players: study

TAMPA: Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study based on nearly 100 amateur players. The report in the journal Radiology suggested that sex-specific guidelines may be needed to guard against head injuries in football, or soccer as it is widely called in […]

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