Guangzhou`s Lippi banned for confronting ref: AFC

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has been slapped with an initial one-match ban for angrily confronting the referee during an AFC Champions League match, the Asian Football Confederation announced Sunday.

Marcello Lippi storm as nine-man Guangzhou crash

Nine-man Guangzhou Evergrande crashed 1-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers Wednesday in a stormy AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg which left their coach Marcello Lippi facing possible disciplinary action.

Guangzhou hit title form in five-goal romp

Title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande destroyed Diego Forlan`s Cerezo Osaka 5-1 as they moved towards their third straight AFC Champions League quarter-finals in ominous style on Tuesday.

Elkesson double secures champs Guangzhou last 16 place

A first-half double from Brazilian striker Elkeson rescued title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande from possible elimination and sent them into the AFC Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Guangzhou on the brink in Asian title defence

Marcello Lippi`s Guangzhou Evergrande face a tense evening in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday with their Asian title defence on the line in the final round of group games.

Diamanti comes to Guangzhou`s rescue

Alessandro Diamanti came to Guangzhou Evergrande`s rescue once again on Wednesday as his first-half equaliser gave the AFC Champions League title-holders a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F. Marinos.

Diamanti sparkles in Guangzhou comeback

New signing Alessandro Diamanti starred with two magical strikes as AFC Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande fought back from two goals down to beat Melbourne Victory 4-2 on Wednesday.

Tardelli expects Ronaldinho to stay at Atletico Mineiro

Diego Tardelli believes Ronaldinho will sign a new contract with Atletico Mineiro despite their recent Club World Cup failure.

Bayern Munich above all other teams: Lippi

World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi said Bayern Munich were above all the other teams at Club World Cup after his side Guangzhou Evergrande were outclassed 0-3 in the semi-final.

Lippi plans to be realistic against Bayern

Marcello Lippi will take a realistic strategy against Pep Guardiola when Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande meet Bayern Munich at Club World Cup here Tuesday.

Guardiola guards against dangers posed by Lippi`s Guangzhou

Few things worry Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola more than a team of underdogs coached by an Italian, making him especially wary of Tuesday`s Club World Cup semi-final against Guangzhou Evergrande.

Lippi confident of Guangzhou`s opener

Italy`s World cup winning coach Marcello Lippi said enthusiasm and expectation for the FIFA Club World Cup would help his side Guangzhou Evergrande show true level as the Chinese club starts campaign against Egyptian side Al Ahly.

Lippi hails progress of Chinese football

Former World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi said here that the historical title-taking feat of Guangzhou Evergrande reflected the progress made by Chinese football.

Tevez is a true warrior: Lippi

Iconic ex-Juventus coach Marcello Lippi has branded Carlos Tevez a "true warrior" and suggested that the Scudetto is already in the reigning champions` hands before a ball has been kicked.

Juventus can overcome Bayern: Lippi

Marcello Lippi believes that Juventus have what it takes to overcome their first-leg defeat against Bayern Munich and make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Lippi plays down Madrid rumour despite Zidane recommendation

The 64-year-old World Cup winner refuses to be enticed into talk of replacing Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu, saying he is happy with the job he has done at the Chinese champions.

Lippi contacted over Ukraine job

Former Italy World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been contacted about taking over Ukraine and could watch Wednesday`s friendly against Switzerland, Italy`s Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Sunday.

Lippi contacted over Ukraine job

Former Italy World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been contacted about taking over Ukraine and could watch Wednesday`s friendly against Switzerland, Italy`s Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Sunday.

Italy’s Lippi happy, but concern over keeper Buffon

Italy’s coach Marcello Lippi said world champions Italy had played well in Monday’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Paraguay, but his happiness was tempered by an injury to goalkeeper Gialuigi Buffon.

Italy’s Lippi happy, but concern over keeper Buffon

Italy’s coach Marcello Lippi said world champions Italy had played well in Monday’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Paraguay, but his happiness was tempered by an injury to goalkeeper Gialuigi Buffon.