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Xabi Alonso facing 5-year prison sentence for tax fraud

Xabi Alonso facing 5-year prison sentence for tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors have called for Xabi Alonso to be sentenced to five years in prison after the former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder was accused of tax fraud.

Mar 21, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Lionel Messi has done lot of damage to me, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Ramos, says Xabi Alonso

Lionel Messi has done lot of damage to me, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Ramos, says Xabi Alonso

"Messi has done a lot of damage to me, Mourinho and Sergio Ramos, we talked about him a lot," the former Real Madrid player was quoted as saying by Marca on Wednesday.

Dec 14, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
Bundesliga: Legends Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso bow out as Bayern face Freiburg in season's last fixture

Bundesliga: Legends Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso bow out as Bayern face Freiburg in season's last fixture

Bayern`s game at home to Freiburg promises to be an emotional afternoon as the Bundesliga champions lift the trophy for the fifth successive season.

May 19, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Bayern Munich's Spain legend Xabi Alonso to retire at end of 2016-17 season

Bayern Munich's Spain legend Xabi Alonso to retire at end of 2016-17 season

"But it was the right moment. I always wanted to end my career earlier rather than too late. I still feel good so I think this is the right time."

Mar 09, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso to retire by end of season: Report

Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso to retire by end of season: Report

Bayern was planning to extend Alonso`s contract for another year.

Jan 19, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski scores as Bayern Munich hammer 10-man Leipzig 3-0

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski scores as Bayern Munich hammer 10-man Leipzig 3-0

Fans in Berlin held up thousands of lights during a poignant minute`s silence before kick off and the Hertha squad had earlier laid a wreath at the site.

Dec 22, 2016, 08:41 AM IST
Tax fraud investigation launched against Javier​ Mascherano

Tax fraud investigation launched against Javier​ Mascherano

 A charge on two counts of tax fraud was launched against Barcelona player Javier Mascherano by Spain`s public prosecution service, a court filing revealed on Monday.

Sep 28, 2015, 20:12 PM IST
Xabi Alonso denies tax fraud claims

Xabi Alonso denies tax fraud claims

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has categorically denied any wrongdoing after a report from Spanish daily El Mundo claimed he is being investigated for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities.

Sep 22, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit

Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit

 Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have reached a crossroads after Tuesday`s Champions League exit to Barcelona, with the team in need of renewal and the Spanish coach under growing pressure to deliver European silverware.

May 13, 2015, 12:08 PM IST
UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...

UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...

Barcelona-Bayern Munich tie is probably over after an unstoppable Lionel Messi scored twice in a space of three minutes. Chasing an away goal, Bayern pushed hard in the dying minutes, allowing Neymar to score the third. Interestingly, Barca trailed in the possession game though, to Pep Guardiola's Bavarians. The return-leg is on May 14 at the Allianze Arena. And Bayern will hope to repeat their quarter-final outing against Porto to keep their continental hopes alive.

May 06, 2015, 23:50 PM IST
2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview

2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview

This is the match-up everyone is waiting for. German champions Bayern Munich will play Barcelona in the second semi-final of the 2015 UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou. It also marks the return of former Barca manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona after leaving the Catalans in 2012.

May 06, 2015, 19:38 PM IST
What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

European champions Real Madrid have been usurped by Barcelona at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months.

Mar 08, 2015, 22:59 PM IST
Thomas Mueller sparkles as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear in Bundesliga

Thomas Mueller sparkles as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear in Bundesliga

Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Hanover 3-1 on Saturday and stretch their advantage at the top to 11 points after VfL Wolfsburg slumped to a 1-0 loss at Augsburg.

Mar 07, 2015, 22:37 PM IST
Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game

Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will return to Anfield later this month for a star-studded charity match, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Mar 05, 2015, 22:44 PM IST
We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of

Feb 18, 2015, 15:04 PM IST
Xabi Alonso sees red as Bayern Munich toil in 0-0 draw with Shakhtar

Xabi Alonso sees red as Bayern Munich toil in 0-0 draw with Shakhtar

Bayern Munich`s attacking ambitions were curtailed by an organised Shakhtar Donetsk who held them to a goalless draw in their Champions league last-16 first leg on Tuesday with Xabi Alonso sent off for the Germans in the second half.

Feb 18, 2015, 09:51 AM IST
David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard

David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Steven Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if the outgoing Liverpool midfielder fancies a La Liga swansong.

Jan 03, 2015, 18:02 PM IST
Arjen Robben to the rescue as Bayern Munich snatch win at Mainz

Arjen Robben to the rescue as Bayern Munich snatch win at Mainz

Arjen Robben scored a 90th minute winner in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Friday to send Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich into the winter break with a commanding 14-point lead.

Dec 20, 2014, 18:11 PM IST
Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg

Record-breaking Bayern Munich bulldoze way past Freiburg

Undefeated Bayern Munich outclassed Freiburg 2-0 on Tuesday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points and create a Bundesliga defensive record.

Dec 17, 2014, 09:03 AM IST
New-look Bayern ease past CSKA Moscow 3-0

New-look Bayern ease past CSKA Moscow 3-0

 Already qualified Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 with another dominant performance on Wednesday to complete their fifth win in six Champions League Group E games and leave the Russians bottom of the table and out of Europe.

Dec 11, 2014, 09:36 AM IST