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Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

MALMÖ: Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 500 career goals and tied Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer with a double in the Spanish giants 2-0 win away at Malmo yesterday. Ronaldo, 30, netted his 500th and 501st goals to propel Madrid to victory against the Swedish champions in the Group A clash, also extending his record […]

Mata magic gets Man United up and running

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Mata magic gets Man United up and running

Mata magic gets Man United up and running

MANCHESTER: Juan Mata scored one goal and made another as Manchester United came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 yesterday and kick their Champions League campaign into gear. Beaten 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven in their opening game two weeks ago, Louis van Gaal’s side fell behind to a fourth-minute Daniel Caligiuri goal at Old Trafford […]

Al-Hilal rue missed chances as Al-Ahli snatch 1-1 draw

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Al-Hilal rue missed chances as Al-Ahli snatch 1-1 draw

Al-Hilal rue missed chances as Al-Ahli snatch 1-1 draw

RIYADH: Al-Hilal were left to rue a missed penalty, awarded in controversial circumstances, as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 home draw in an incident-packed AFC Champions League semi-final first leg by Emiratis Al-Ahli. A stale match burst into life in the second period, with Brazilian Lima putting Al-Ahli ahead with a strong 57th […]

Suarez inspires Messi-less Barca fightback

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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Suarez inspires Messi-less Barca fightback

Suarez inspires Messi-less Barca fightback

MADRID: Luis Suarez rounded off a stirring fightback by European champions Barcelona as they shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 yesterday. Kyriakos Papadopoulos had headed the visitors into a deserved half-time lead as Barca struggled to open up the Germans without Messi’s magic touch. However, despite also […]

Bayern crush Dinamo

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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Bayern crush Dinamo

Bayern crush Dinamo

MUNICH: Robert Lewandowski’s phenomenal goal-scoring run continued yesterday with a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 5-0 mauling as Dinamo Zagreb’s 45-match unbeaten run was halted in emphatic fashion. Lewandowski again ran riot in the Champions League home match as Mario Goetze and Douglas Costa also netted to put Bayern top of Group F following their 3-0 […]

Arsenal facing Euro crisis

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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Arsenal facing Euro crisis

Arsenal facing Euro crisis

LONDON: Arsenal’s Champions League campaign was plunged into crisis as a horrendous mistake from goalkeeper David Ospina helped Olympiakos claim a stunning 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium yesterday.    Arsene Wenger’s side paid the price for an error-strewn display that condemned them to a second successive Group F defeat and could ruin their hopes of […]

FIFA bans Warner as calls grow for change

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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FIFA’s ethics committee at the centre of Blatter-Platini storm

Posted by on 28/09/2015
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Barca life without Messi begins with Leverkusen

Posted by on 28/09/2015
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Barca life without Messi begins with Leverkusen

Barca life without Messi begins with Leverkusen

MADRID: European champions Barcelona begin a two-month stretch without Lionel Messi when Bayer Leverkusen visit the Camp Nou today hoping to take advantage of the Argentine’s absence. Messi suffered a torn left knee ligament as Barca squeezed past Las Palmas 2-1 at the weekend. Luis Suarez carried the mantle after Messi’s departure with a double […]

Depleted Milan fall at Genoa

Posted by on 27/09/2015
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Depleted Milan fall at Genoa

Depleted Milan fall at Genoa

MILAN: AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic slammed the stuttering Serie A giants after a third defeat of the season left the Rossoneri six points adrift of leaders and bitter city rivals Inter Milan. Milan travelled to Genoa’s Luigi Ferraris stadium looking to make it three wins in a row following 3-2 successes against Palermo and […]

Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

Posted by on 23/09/2015
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Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

LONDON: Record signing Kevin De Bruyne scored again as Manchester City crushed Sunderland 4-1 to reach the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, but Swansea City fell to second-tier Hull City. Manchester City’s perfect start to the Premier League season was abruptly ended by a 2- 1 loss at home to West Ham United at […]

FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

Posted by on 22/09/2015
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FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

ZURICH: FIFA’s executive committee will be updated this week on the American and Swiss corruption investigations which involve some of its own members, football’s governing body said yesterday. The twoday session starting Thursday will be chaired by President Sepp Blatter, who is an expected target of both federal cases. Nine current executive members, including Blatter, […]