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Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

MILAN: After losing only three league games last season Juventus have now lost the first two of the new campaign as a deserved 2-1 defeat at AS Roma on Sunday condemned the champions to their worst-ever Serie A start. Not since Bologna in 1941 have the champions of Italy begun the defence of their title […]

Swansea cut United down to size

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Swansea cut United down to size

Swansea cut United down to size

SWANSEA: Second-half goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis earned Swansea City a stirring 2-1 victory over Manchester United yesterday as Garry Monk’s side went fourth in the Premier League. Juan Mata’s 48th-minute strike put United ahead at the Liberty Stadium, but Swansea hit back with quickfire goals to take all three points and edge […]

James and Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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James and Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

James and Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

MADRID: Real Madrid got their season up and running when Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez struck twice in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis on Saturday while La Liga champions Barcelona edged Malaga 1-0 to maintain their perfect start. New coach Rafa Benitez restored James to the starting lineup against last season’s second division winners […]

Ward stars as Palace shock Chelsea

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Ward stars as Palace shock Chelsea

Ward stars as Palace shock Chelsea

LONDON: Joel Ward proved the unlikely match-winner as Crystal Palace produced one of the shocks of the season to win 2-1 away to Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday. It was only the second time in 100 league games under manager Jose Mourinho that Chelsea had lost at their west London home. This […]

Platini wants football at forefront of presidency

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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Platini wants football at forefront of presidency

Platini wants football at forefront of presidency

ZURICH: FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign, a source close to the Frenchman said yesterday. Although Platini, the UEFA president, agrees that reform of scandal-plagued FIFA has to be the priority in the […]

Milan confirm return of Reds misfit Balotelli

Posted by on 25/08/2015
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Milan confirm return of Reds misfit Balotelli

Milan confirm return of Reds misfit Balotelli

MILAN: Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli said he is ready to resurrect his career as he re-joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal that has divided fans and pundits in Italy. Balotelli joined Liverpool from Milan in the summer of 2014 but after a dismal season at Anfield the controversial Italian striker has rejoined the […]

Kolarov, Nasri send City top

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Kolarov, Nasri send City top

Kolarov, Nasri send City top

LIVERPOOL: Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri earned Manchester City a rare 2-0 success at Everton yesterday that equalled a club record and sent them top of the Premier League. City had previously won on only one of their last six trips to Goodison Park-a crucial victory on their way to their 2014 title success. Regaining […]

Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

Barca gain revenge on Bilbao

MADRID: Barcelona exacted revenge for their Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao to get off to a winning start in La Liga thanks to Luis Suarez’s solitary second-half strike. Lionel Messi’s troubles from the penalty spot continued as he saw a first-half spot-kick saved by Gorka Iraizoz. However, his strike partner ensured that miss […]

Qatar agrees to host joint  Asian, World Cup qualifiers

Qatar agrees to host joint Asian, World Cup qualifiers

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Qatar agrees to host joint Asian, World Cup qualifiers

KUWAIT: Kuwait Football Association said yesterday that Qatar Football Association agreed to have Kuwait national team hold its joint Asian Cup and World Cup qualifications in Qatar. KFA said in a press statement yesterday that QFA agreement was after the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) approval of Kuwait request to transfer the qualifiers. Kuwait’s hosting of […]

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

MANCHESTER: Manchester United’s early-season goal-scoring problems resurfaced in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United yesterday that left them with just two goals from their opening three Premier League games. The spotlight will inevitably fall on England centre-forward Wayne Rooney, who has now gone 10 games without a goal for his club and was once again […]

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

MADRID: Athletic Bilbao claimed their first trophy in 31 years as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate on Monday. Lionel Messi had given the European champions-who trailed 4-0 from the first leg-a glimmer of hope with the opener two minutes before half-time. However, any realistic hope […]

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers backed new signing Christian Benteke to transform his side’s play after the former Aston Villa striker’s goal secured a 1-0 victory over promoted Bournemouth. Benteke struck in the 26th minute at Anfield on Monday, prodding home a cross from Jordan Henderson in front of the Kop, and the goal stood […]