Tough Inter draw for Celtic, Liverpool tackle Besiktas in Europa League
Tough Inter draw for Celtic, Liverpool tackle Besiktas in Europa League

Celtic face a tricky Europa League last-32 tie after being drawn Monday against Italy`s Inter Milan as Liverpool take on gritty Turkish side Besiktas.

Besiktas game halted twice as floodlights fail
Besiktas game halted twice as floodlights fail

 Besiktas`s Europa League game at home to Tottenham Hotspur was suspended twice on Thursday after the floodlights failed in each half before the Turkish side won 1-0.

UEFA to continue investigations into Liverpool finances
UEFA to continue investigations into Liverpool finances

UEFA announced on Friday that investigations into the finances of seven European clubs, notably English Premier League side Liverpool, are to continue after a first round of hearings.

Turkish football club boss declares war on beards
Turkish football club boss declares war on beards

The chairman of Turkish football club Genclerbirligi has vowed to fine any of his players who have beards after claiming some looked like students of an Islamic school.

Roma, Monaco, Inter, Liverpool probed over financial fair play
Roma, Monaco, Inter, Liverpool probed over financial fair play

AS Roma, Monaco, Inter Milan and Liverpool are among seven clubs who are being investigated for possible breaches of financial fair play regulations, European soccer`s governing body UEFA said on Thursday.

Alexis Sanchez on target as Leicester hold Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez on target as Leicester hold Arsenal

Leonardo Ulloa cancelled out Alexis Sanchez`s first Premier League goal as promoted Leicester City held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud out for up to four months: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud out for up to four months: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken tibia, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday.

Alexis Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through into Champions League
Alexis Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through into Champions League

Alexis Sanchez`s first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Ronaldinho close to Palmeiras deal

Brazilian giants Palmeiras have emerged favourites to sign out-of-contract former Barcelona star Ronaldinho.

Jack Wilshere expects Arsenal to finish off Besiktas

Jack Wilshere is confident Arsenal`s dramatic late fightback at Everton will provide the perfect springboard to see off Besiktas in Wednesday`s crucial Champions League showdown.

Aaron Ramsey says `sorry` for Champions League red

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey apologised to the club`s supporters on Wednesday after being sent off in his side`s 0-0 Champions League play-off draw away to Turkish side Besiktas.

Wenger says Besiktas draw fair but furious with referee

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged that his side`s goalless draw with Beskitas in a Champions League play-off in Istanbul Tuesday was a fair result for a "difficult" game but blasted the performance of the referee.

Demba Ba strikes bar from kickoff, Napoli held at home

Besiktas hit the bar straight from kickoff as they were held 0-0 at home by Arsenal in Tuesday`s Champions League playoffs while a superb Gonzalo Higuain goal rescued Napoli in a 1-1 draw with visitors Athletic Bilbao.

Arsenal out to profit from luck of draw against Besiktas

After a positive start to the new season domestically, Arsenal head to Istanbul in optimistic mood ahead of Tuesday`s Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas.

Arsene Wenger eyes further signings after serene summer

Arsenal could strengthen their squad again before the transfer window closes, although manager Arsene Wenger may wait until after they have guaranteed a place in the Champions League.

Napoli face Athletic Bilbao in Champions League playoff round

Napoli will play Athletic Bilbao and Arsenal face Turkey`s Besiktas for a place in the Champions League group stage following the playoff round draw on Friday.

Champions League: Ba hat-trick fires Besiktas, Celtic humbled

A Demba Ba hat-trick sent Besiktas into the Champions League playoff round at the expense of former winners Feyenoord and past champions Celtic were humiliated 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

Besiktas buy Ba from Chelsea for 6 mn euro

Turkish top flight side Besiktas on Friday confirmed they had acquired Senegalese international striker Demba Ba from Chelsea for six million euros ($8.1 million) on a four year deal.

I wouldn`t celebrate a goal against Germany, says Jones

Not celebrating a goal against your former team has become something of a fashion in European club football, but United States midfielder Jermaine Jones says he will also follow that trend if he scores against his country of birth, Germany.

Turkish midfielder injured in armed assault in Istanbul

Turkish football club Besiktas`s midfielder Gokhan Tore and five others were wounded in an armed assault at a nightclub in Istanbul.