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  • Sporting briefs

    Castro out: Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Gonzalo Castro will miss the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury. The 27-year-old suffered a meniscus tear in training yesterday and requires surgery, preventing him from playing any part in...

  • Juventus do perfect Italian job to knock out Monaco

    Juventus do perfect Italian job to knock out Monaco

    A trademark display of grit and resilience earned Juventus a goalless draw at Monaco as the Italian side qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2003 with a 1-0 aggregate victory. Juve, the first Italian team to...

  • Late Hernandez goal sends Real through to last four

    Late Hernandez goal sends Real through to last four

    Holders Real Madrid kept alive their dream of a record-extending 11th European crown when Javier Hernandez's late strike against 10-man Atletico Madrid secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals. After last week's quarter-final first leg...

  • Bayern crush Porto 6-1

    Bayern crush Porto 6-1

    Sensational Bayern Munich destroyed Porto 6-1 to charge into the Champions League semi-finals 7-4 on aggregate and stay on track for a treble in Pep Guardiola’s 100th competitive game in charge last night. The five-time European champions, who...

  • Neymar helps Barca down PSG

    Neymar helps Barca down PSG

    Neymar scored twice as Barcelona reached the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh time in the last eight seasons by comfortably beating Paris St Germain 2-0 last night to complete an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory. The Nou Camp crowd were...

  • Rodriguez may hold key amid injury crisis

    Rodriguez may hold key amid injury crisis

    With Real Madrid facing an injury crisis ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid attention will be on talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to lead them through but James Rodriguez may hold the key. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti will be...

  • Juve aim to continue perfect record against French teams

    Juventus will be hoping to make it 11 victories out of 11 against French teams in knockout ties when they face Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tonight. Juventus, who moved 15 points clear at the top of Serie A...

  • Liverpool renew sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered

    Liverpool renew sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered

    Liverpool FC has renewed its sponsorship deal with Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered Bank for another three years, the English Premier League club said yesterday. London-based Standard Chartered has been Liverpool’s main shirt sponsor since the...

  • We’ve let ourselves down this term – Hart

    Manchester City have “let themselves down” this season and the squad have had “a lot of honest conversations” since the 4-2 defeat at Manchester United nine days ago, says England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Premier League champions have had a...

  • Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown

    Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday’s top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers. Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring...

  • Smalling commits to United

    Central defender Chris Smalling has signed a contract extension to keep him at Manchester United until 2019, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 25-year-old England international has played 147 times for United since moving to Old Trafford...

  • No Falcao decision – Vasilyev

    Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev claims Manchester United bosses have yet to decide whether they will sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the summer. Colombia striker Falcao joined United on a one-year loan deal in September but has...

  • One down, two to go for Juventus

    One down, two to go for Juventus

    Leaders Juventus scored two first-half goals on Saturday to inflict a 2-0 defeat on Lazio and maintain their domestic dominance. Thanks to this victory, which halted Lazio’s run of eight straight wins, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are almost...

  • English football results

    Championship: Blackburn vs Millwall 2-0. League One: MK Dons vs Doncaster 3-0; Notts County vs Preston 1-3; Rochdale vs L. Orient 1-0; Scunthorpe vs Bradford 1-1; Swindon vs Walsall 3-3. League Two: Bury vs Southend 0-1.

  • Football news

    Luka Modric has targeted the Champions League final for making his Real Madrid comeback after he was ruled out of action with a knee injury three days ago. Modric, who only came back from a four-month injury lay-off in March, told Croatian...

  • Sporting briefs

    Banned: Inverness defender Josh Meekings is set to miss the Scottish Cup final after being offered a retrospective ban for handling Leigh Griffiths’ goal-bound header. Scottish A compliance officer Tony McGlennan has issued a ‘notice of complaint’...

  • Neymar double helps Barcelona down PSG

    Neymar double helps Barcelona down PSG

    Neymar scored twice as Barcelona reached the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh time in the last eight seasons by comfortably beating Paris St Germain 2-0 to complete an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory. The Nou Camp crowd were brought to...

  • Majestic Bayern crush Porto 6-1 to book semi-final spot

    Majestic Bayern crush Porto 6-1 to book semi-final spot

    Sensational Bayern Munich destroyed Porto 6-1 to charge into the Champions League semi-finals 7-4 on aggregate and stay on track for a treble in Pep Guardiola's 100th competitive game in charge. The five-time European champions, who lost 3-1 in...

  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United – Fabregas

    Mourinho plan worked very well against United – Fabregas

    Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering Marouane Fellaini was...

  • Russia’s critics should stay at home – Blatter

    World politicians unhappy that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup should stay at home, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to host venue Sochi yesterday. “If a few politicians are not particularly happy that we are hosting the World Cup...

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