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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 […]

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

Posted by on 17/08/2015
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City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

MANCHESTER: Manchester City deepened the gloom at Chelsea with a rousing 3-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium yesterday that took them five points clear of the Premier League champions. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in typically deft fashion in the 31st minute before late goals from captain Vincent Kompany-his second in two games-and Fernandinho signalled […]

Pedro Barca’s hero in Super Cup classic

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

PARIS: Barcelona’s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez was yesterday named on a three-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for 2014/15. The 28-year-old joins perennial top player nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Suarez’s Barca teammate Messi won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2011 while Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is the […]

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning late goal as Liverpool avenged their humiliating defeat on last season’s final day against Stoke City with a 1-0 victory yesterday. The Reds were thrashed 6-1 — their heaviest defeat in 52 years-at the Britannia Stadium 77 days ago, but made partial amends for that loss with a hard-fought […]

Walker gifts United opening win

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Walker gifts United opening win

Walker gifts United opening win

MANCHESTER: Manchester United secured an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their opening Premier League game of the season yesterday thanks to an own goal from Kyle Walker. On manager Louis van Gaal’s 64th birthday the hosts rarely threatened the Tottenham goal as the Old Trafford crowd got their first glimpse of some of […]

MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

MPs regret Gulf Cup’s suspension

KUWAIT: MP Askar Al-Enezi expressed regret at the decision to postpone the 23rd Gulf Cup soccer tournament set to be held in Kuwait for a year. He said the move is a “shameful decision that caused the dismay of the sports community, especially that it does not agree with Kuwait’s sports ability.” He noted that […]

Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

Posted by on 04/08/2015
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Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

Top ten qualifying players from VIVA Real Madrid Academy travel to Spain

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced that the top 10 qualifying players will be travelling to Madrid, Spain, to join a training camp until August 7. The top 10 players were chosen from over 400 participants who joined in the VIVA Real Madrid Academy try outs, held in March 2015, and […]

PSG ease past Lyon

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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PSG ease past Lyon

PSG ease past Lyon

MONTREAL: Paris Saint-Germain started the new season on Saturday just as they ended the old, lifting silverware in the shape of the French Champions Trophy thanks to a 2-0 win over Lyon in Montreal. Two early goals by Serge Aurier and Edinson Cavani put Paris in control of the traditional seasonopening contest and left Lyon […]

Arsenal win Community Shield

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Cech arrival adds to Arsenal’s style

Posted by on 02/08/2015
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Cech arrival adds to Arsenal’s style

Cech arrival adds to Arsenal’s style

LONDON: Arsenal have again been cautious spenders in the transfer market but by recruiting Petr Cech, one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers, they have added some defensive substance to compliment their attacking style. Back-to-back FA Cup victories ended a nineyear silverware drought, but Arsenal have not been relevant during the punishing grind of a […]