Basel praise ''courageous'' refereeing, Porto baffled
Basel praise ''courageous'' refereeing, Porto baffled

FC Basel praised the referee`s courage while Porto said they were emotionally affected after match officials took so long to disallow a goal by the Portuguese side that the players were ready to kick off again in their Champions League match.

Liverpool`s Lazar Markovic gets four-game European ban
Liverpool`s Lazar Markovic gets four-game European ban

Liverpool`s Serbian winger Lazar Markovic has been given a four-match ban from European competition, UEFA confirmed on Tuesday.

Sports-mad Roger Federer backs South Africa at Rugby World Cup
Sports-mad Roger Federer backs South Africa at Rugby World Cup

Self-confessed sports nut Roger Federer goes to watch games whenever his schedule allows and is in no doubt who he`ll be cheering at this year`s rugby World Cup -- South Africa.

UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16
UCL: Chelsea face PSG, Man City tackle Barca in last 16

Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea were drawn on Monday against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City tackle Barcelona in two blockbuster Champions League last 16 ties.

Champions League: Basel through despite late Steven Gerrard strike
Champions League: Basel through despite late Steven Gerrard strike

Liverpool`s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16 on Tuesday after withstanding a late fightback sparked by a stunning Steven Gerrard free kick.

UCL, preview: Liverpool vs FC Basel
UCL, preview: Liverpool vs FC Basel

Ten years on from a dramatic comeback in the Champions League, Liverpool will again look to Steven Gerrard for inspiration when they face Basel in a must-win match on Tuesday.

Reds ready for revival after hitting rock bottom
Reds ready for revival after hitting rock bottom

Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool hit rock bottom last month but the Reds manager is confident surviving such a tumultuous period will be the making of his players.

Carlo Ancelotti lauds players after Real Madrid equal best-ever run
Carlo Ancelotti lauds players after Real Madrid equal best-ever run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave all the credit to his players after the Champions League holders matched the club record for consecutive victories of 15 on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti lauds players after Real equal best-ever run
Carlo Ancelotti lauds players after Real equal best-ever run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave all the credit to his players after the Champions League holders matched the club record for consecutive victories of 15 on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Real Madrid claim record-equalling win
Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Real Madrid claim record-equalling win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says
Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says

Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday`s Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers
Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers

Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets.

Ludogorets put Bulgaria on the Champions League map
Ludogorets put Bulgaria on the Champions League map

Ludogorets Razgrad were the pride of Bulgaria Wednesday when their last-gasp 1-0 win over 10-man Basel secured a Bulgarian team their first-ever Champions League group phase points.

Lame Liverpool become Basel`s latest victims

Liverpool became the latest English club to fall victim to FC Basel as the Swiss side triumphed 1-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at the St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

Champions League: Liverpool look for European lift against Basel
Champions League: Liverpool look for European lift against Basel

Liverpool are confident that they can put a frustrating run of domestic form behind them when they face FC Basel in Switzerland in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

We have to improve in defence, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti
We have to improve in defence, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their early-season stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday.

La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery
La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery

Real Madrid's long week comes to an end Saturday afternoon when they face a potentially complicated trip to face newly promoted Deportivo la Coruna in the Spanish La Liga.

World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark
World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez starting to make Real Madrid mark

Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Carlo Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Iker Casillas whistled
Carlo Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Iker Casillas whistled

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club`s fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday`s 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel.

Holders Real Madrid back on song with 5-1 rout of Basel
Holders Real Madrid back on song with 5-1 rout of Basel

 Holders Real Madrid chased away some of their early-season blues when Gareth Bale scored the pick of the goals in a 5-1 rout of FC Basel in their Champions League Group B opener on Tuesday.