Knock out king `Rafa` eyes third Europa prize
Knock out king `Rafa` eyes third Europa prize

 Rafeal Benitez is expecting no favours from Ukraine underdogs Dnipro for his swashbuckling Napoli side, while holders Sevilla await Fiorentina in Thursday`s Europa League semi-final first leg ties.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini writes open apology to fans
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini writes open apology to fans

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written an open letter of apology to fans for the club`s woeful form that has left them battling to retain their Premier League status.

Liverpool striker Sturridge says hip surgery successful
Liverpool striker Sturridge says hip surgery successful

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has had successful surgery on a hip problem that effectively ended his season, he said on social media on Tuesday.

Juventus 2 -1 Real Madrid: Tevez penalty gives Old Lady 1st-leg edge in Champions League semis
Juventus 2 -1 Real Madrid: Tevez penalty gives Old Lady 1st-leg edge in Champions League semis

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty as the hosts stunned holders Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg on Tuesday.

UEFA Champions League, 1st semi-final: Juventus vs Real Madrid – As it happened...
UEFA Champions League, 1st semi-final: Juventus vs Real Madrid – As it happened...

Excellent display from Juventus to deny Real Madrid spoils in Turin. Alvaro Morata set the ton of the match by scoring the opener, against his former club, then Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the defending champions. But a penalty conversion from Carlos Tevez all but settled the leg. The return leg is on May 13 at the imposing Santiago Bernanbeu and the Old Lady will need all the tricks in their book to capitalise from this win and make Champions League final in ages.

'Scathing' Diego Maradona slams Sepp Blatter for plunging FIFA into 'anarchy'
'Scathing' Diego Maradona slams Sepp Blatter for plunging FIFA into 'anarchy'

Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has launched a blistering tirade on Sepp Blatter, accusing the FIFA president of plummeting the world football's governing body into 'anarchy' in his tenure.

'Impossible' to replicate Alex Ferguson's feat of 13 EPL titles: Jose Mourinho
'Impossible' to replicate Alex Ferguson's feat of 13 EPL titles: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that it is nearly an 'impossible' task to match former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's haul of 13 Premier League titles.

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu to miss tie against Bayern Munich
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu to miss tie against Bayern Munich

Spanish side FC Barcelona’s French defender Jeremy Mathieu will miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg match against German giants Bayern Munich due to a problem with his achilles tendon.

Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer vows to show Lionel Messi he is boss
Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer vows to show Lionel Messi he is boss

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said on Tuesday he will show FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who the "boss" is when the two teams lock horns in the Champions League semi-final first leg match here on Wednesday.

Phil Jones boost for Manchester United's top-four ambition
Phil Jones boost for Manchester United's top-four ambition

Manchester United could have defender Phil Jones back for the final three games of their season as they try to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone
Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes missing key players in the crucial Champions League semi-final tie will be no excuse for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola when they visit Barcelona.

Lionel Messi `unstoppable` in this form: Pep Guardiola
Lionel Messi `unstoppable` in this form: Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes Lionel Messi is unstoppable on current form as he prepares to face his old club Barcelona for the first time in their Champions League semi-final, first-leg on Wednesday.

Bharat FC shock Mohun Bagan 1-0 in I-League
Bharat FC shock Mohun Bagan 1-0 in I-League

A blunder by skipper Shilton Paul cost table toppers Mohun Bagan dear as wooden spooners Bharat FC beat them 1-0 in an I-League football encounter here on Tuesday.

Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris
Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed.

No Oscar for Brazil at Copa America
No Oscar for Brazil at Copa America

Brazil coach Dunga on Tuesday unveiled a squad shorn through injury of Chelsea`s Oscar for the Copa America in Chile as the five-times world champions look to return to winning ways after last year`s World Cup failure.

Star line-up for CAF Cup play-offs
Star line-up for CAF Cup play-offs

Three ties between former African champions highlighted the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs draw made Tuesday in Cairo.

Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi
Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi believes former Barca boss Pep Guardiola will not leave anything to chance when he takes his Bayern Munich side to the Camp Nou for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

Europa League: Sevilla bullish ahead of Fiorentina visit
Europa League: Sevilla bullish ahead of Fiorentina visit

Sevilla’s 34-match unbeaten home run may be over but the attacking flair they showed against Real Madrid leaves them full of confidence ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Fiorentina on Thursday.

Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola
Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is ready for surprises when he comes up against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Wednesday in what he believes will be an open and attractive game.

Striker Anthony Ujah joins Werder Bremen on four-year deal
Striker Anthony Ujah joins Werder Bremen on four-year deal

Striker Anthony Ujah, who scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season to virtually ensure Cologne`s survival in the top flight, has signed a four-year contract with Werder Bremen.