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Man City, Stoke, Everton in Cup semis

Posted by on 02/12/2015
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Man City, Stoke, Everton in Cup semis

Man City, Stoke, Everton in Cup semis

LONDON: The plucky underdogs were brought down to earth as Manchester City, Everton and Stoke City reached the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, ending the hopes of second-tier sides who felled fancied opponents in the last round. Manchester City were far short of their finely-tuned best at home to Hull City, but still managed a […]

PSG denied 10th straight win in 0-0 draw with Angers

Posted by on 02/12/2015
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PSG denied 10th straight win in 0-0 draw with Angers

PSG denied 10th straight win in 0-0 draw with Angers

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain’s nine-match winning run in Ligue 1 was brought to a halt on Tuesday as they were held to a 0-0 draw away to promoted Angers. In other matches Lyon battled Nantes to a goalless stalemate in Brittany while there were no goals between Lorient and Nice on a barren night for celebrations […]

Messi voted ‘La Liga top striker’

Posted by on 01/12/2015
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Messi voted ‘La Liga top striker’

Messi voted ‘La Liga top striker’

MADRID: Barcelona star Lionel Messi, the favorite to win FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or title, was on Monday voted the top striker in the Spanish league last season ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. It is the sixth time that the Argentinean has won the title in seven editions of the trophy given by the […]

Juventus sink Palermo to confirm Serie A fightback

Posted by on 30/11/2015
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Juventus sink Palermo to confirm Serie A fightback

Juventus sink Palermo to confirm Serie A fightback

MILAN: Mario Mandzukic, Stefano Sturaro and Simone Zaza struck in the second half as champions Juventus moved up to fifth place in Serie A with a convincing 3-0 win at Palermo on Sunday. Juventus had claimed a third consecutive league win for the first time this season only last week and on Wednesday beat Manchester […]

Milner gives Klopp first league win

Posted by on 29/11/2015
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Milner gives Klopp first league win

Milner gives Klopp first league win

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool gained their first Premier League home win under manager Jurgen Klopp as James Milner’s penalty secured a 1-0 home win over struggling Swansea City yesterday. Milner lifted his spot-kick into the top of the net with just under half an hour remaining after Neil Taylor handled Jordon Ibe’s cross. Striker Daniel Sturridge and […]

Sharpshooter Khalil bags Asian player of the year

Posted by on 29/11/2015
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Sharpshooter Khalil bags Asian player of the year

Sharpshooter Khalil bags Asian player of the year

GURGAON: UAE sharpshooter Ahmed Khalil stunned compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and China’s Zheng Zhi yesterday as he was named Asian player of the year at a glittering ceremony in India. The 24-year-old former youth player of the year could hardly believe his good fortune when his name emerged from the envelope at the Bollywood-themed show in […]

Real’s Bale and Ronaldo score in defeat of Eibar

Posted by on 29/11/2015
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Real’s Bale and Ronaldo score in defeat of Eibar

Real’s Bale and Ronaldo score in defeat of Eibar

BARCELONA: A Gareth Bale header and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Real Madrid a much-needed 2-0 victory over Eibar in La Liga yesterday, following their hammering by leaders Barcelona last weekend, and put them six points off the top of the standings. The Welshman notched up his first goal since the end of August when […]

Barcelona crush Sociedad 4-0, extend lead – Messi, Neymar, Suarez strike to keep Barca rolling

Posted by on 28/11/2015
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Barcelona crush Sociedad 4-0, extend lead – Messi, Neymar, Suarez strike to keep Barca rolling

Barcelona crush Sociedad 4-0, extend lead – Messi, Neymar, Suarez strike to keep Barca rolling

MADRID: Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to seven points yesterday thanks to another clinical display from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to down Real Sociedad 4-0. Messi was making his first league start in two months as he continues his comeback from knee ligament damage. But the Argentine was […]

Watford edge Villa in five-goal thriller

Posted by on 28/11/2015
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Watford edge Villa in five-goal thriller

Watford edge Villa in five-goal thriller

BIRMINGHAM: Rock-bottom Aston Villa were beaten 3-2 by an Odion Ighalo inspired Watford yesterday and have just five points after a deflating 11th defeat in 14 Premier League games. Villa’s recently-installed boss Remi Garde oversaw a draw with Manchester City in his first game in charge before last week’s 4-0 thumping at Everton. Watford’s Spanish […]

Ronaldo stars as Real repel Shakhtar’s rally

Posted by on 26/11/2015
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Ronaldo stars as Real repel Shakhtar’s rally

Ronaldo stars as Real repel Shakhtar’s rally

KIEV: Spanish giants Real Madrid survived a nervous finish when they conceded three late goals to edge Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3 and wrap up top spot in Champions League Group A. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice while Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal were also on target for Real who had already made sure of their place in […]

Mandzukic fires Juve into last 16

Posted by on 26/11/2015
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Mandzukic fires Juve into last 16

Mandzukic fires Juve into last 16

TURIN: A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic saw last season’s beaten finalists Juventus into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over injury-hit Manchester City. City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, travelled to Turin looking to secure top spot in Group D as […]

Suarez, Messi hit doubles as Barca rout Roma

Posted by on 25/11/2015
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Suarez, Messi hit doubles as Barca rout Roma

Suarez, Messi hit doubles as Barca rout Roma

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League knockout rounds for a 12th consecutive season. Suarez got Barcelona rolling at Camp Nou in the 15th minute. Three minutes later […]