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Salah shines again as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2

Two late Roma goals, however, will give the Italians, who came back from 4-1 down to beat Barcelona in the previous round, some hope of an upset in the return game next Wednesday.

Barcelona thrash Sevilla to win King's Cup again

Luis Suarez struck twice in the first half for the Catalans as they won the competition for a record 30th time. However, it was Iniesta and Messi who pulled all the strings as the La Liga leaders blew away Montella's stunned side.

Arsene Wenger factbox

The Frenchman is to leave at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge at Arsenal.

Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of season

The club said a successor would be appointed as soon as possible with German Thomas Tuchel, out of work since leaving Borussia Dortmund almost a year ago, installed as the early bookmakers' favourite.

Ronaldo earns Real late draw with Bilbao

Real were set for defeat until Ronaldo, who also hit the bar with a header early on, struck with his 24th league goal of the season to snatch the draw that left them third on 68 points after 33 games.

Referee has garbage bag instead of heart, fumes Buffon

English referee Michael Oliver awarded Real a penalty in the 93rd minute. Buffon was then sent off for his protests and Ronaldo scored the resulting spot-kick to drag Real through to the semifinals with a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win.

UCL: Liverpool end Man City's European campaign

Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 10 years as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino struck decisive blows to secure a 2-1 win over Manchester City that completed a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Fiery Reds rip apart City in first half itself

Liverpool are the only team to have beaten City in the Premier League this season, with a thrilling 4-3 victory in January, and they repeated the formula of that success by attacking City’s defence from the outset.

Barca surge on two own goals by Roma

Five-time European champions Barca are still unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League and were overwhelming favourites against Eusebio Di Francesco's side, who are third in Serie A.

Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid romp home

Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a bicycle kick which was outrageous even by his standards to lead Real Madrid to an emphatic 3-0 win away to Juventus in their Champions League quarterfinal.

A timeline of Kerala’s Santosh Trophy triumphs

Kerala held their nerves to beat Bengal via penalty shootout as they clinched their sixth national football championships for the Santosh Trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday.

Barca fight back to draw with Sevilla, Real win

Champions Real Madrid eased to a 3-0 win over lowly Las Palmas with goals from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema despite missing six regular starters, including top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Sergio Ramos.

Messi-less Argentina down Italy 2-0

Messi reportedly suffered an groin strain in training on Thursday, so the Barcelona forward was an unused substitute as Argentina kicked off their preparations for the World Cup in June.

Spanish head coach for Gokulam Kerala FC

The exact contract details are yet to be finalized. Valera will be joining the team ahead of the Super Cup qualifier against NorthEast United FC in Bhubaneswar.

Suarez, Coutinho make up for missing Messi; Real beat Eibar

Messi missed a league game for the first time this season to attend the birth of his third son Ciro, but Barca barely needed their talisman against free-falling Malaga, who had striker Samu Garcia sent off after half an hour for a studs-up challenge on Jordi Alba.

Champions League: Plucky Juve dash Tottenham's dreams

The Italians were outplayed by Spurs in a 2-2 first-leg draw in Turin and were on the ropes at Wembley but goals by Argentine strike duo Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in three minutes sent them through 4-3 on aggregate.

Ronaldo inspires Real to PSG win and last eight spot

Zidane's side, who are 15 points adrift of Barcelona in La Liga but aiming for their third straight Champions League crown, were solid throughout as the home side rarely threatened and fully deserved their win.

Man City march on as Chelsea woes continue

Chelsea have now lost four of their last five Premier League games and are in fifth place, five points behind Tottenham Hotspur who occupy the fourth Champions League spot.

Liverpool go second, West Brom sinking fast

Liverpool moved into second place in the Premier League as Egyptian international Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable scoring run in a 2-0 victory at home to Newcastle United.

Neymar to undergo surgery in Brazil

The operation will be performed by the Brazil national team doctor and means the 26-year-old will miss next week's Champions League match against Real Madrid.

Shakhtar Donetsk too strong for AS Roma

Shakhtar, the first team to beat English Premier League leaders Manchester City this season, began with six South American-born players in their lineup, though one of them, Marlos, now plays for Ukraine.

FA Cup: Chelsea stroll past Hull City

Willian bagged two and Olivier Giroud scored his first goal for the club since joining from London rivals Arsenal, while Pedro was also on target for Antonio Conte's dominant side.

Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

Pique rescues a point for Barcelona

The defender headed home a late equaliser against Catalan rivals Espanyol to earn his side a 1-1 draw and maintain their unbeaten La Liga record.

Levante hold struggling Madrid to 2-2 draw

Madrid stay fourth in La Liga after the veteran Italian forward broke through on goal and fired past Keylor Navas, who got a hand to it but could not keep the ball out.

Arsenal suffer 3-1 defeat at rejuvenated Swansea

Arsenal suffered another painful Premier League defeat as Swansea City capitalised on some glaring errors to win 3-1, boosting their survival hopes and denting the visitors' top four chances.

Beckham officially handed Miami MLS franchise

Beckham first announced his plan for a team in the South Florida city four years ago but he has faced a series of problems in finding a suitable venue and has adjusted the consortium backing his plan.

Liverpool stung by Swansea defeat

Liverpool had not lost in 18 games, having just ended the unbeaten league record of runaway leaders Manchester City, but they fluffed their lines in the face of some stout defending.

Coach treated me 'like a piece of s**t': Loic Remy

Remy is the leading scorer for Las Palmas this season with five league goals, but has not featured since December 20 and has been excluded from every matchday squad since Jemez took charge on December 27.

Arsenal manager Wenger gets three-match ban

Wenger, who was aggrieved after West Brom were handed a late penalty to level the match, was charged by the FA for using inappropriate language and behavior towards the match officials.

Wenger defends Sanchez's commitment after dazzling display

The Chilean, who has been widely accused of not pulling his weight for Arsenal in the final year of a contract which expires next June, produced one of his best performances of the season with intriguing timing against Crystal Palace.

Association of Indian Football Coaches launched

The board of directors of the newly floated coaches body comprises former India captain I M Vijayan, former international player Derrick Pereira, Dinesh Nair, Sanjoy Sen and Thangboi Singto.

Ronaldo will be keen to make amends in Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo replicated Messi's celebration four months later when he scored for Real against Barca in the Nou Camp in the Spanish Super Cup, but his actions had unintended consequences.

Romario to run for Brazilian soccer chief post

Romario, 51, now a senator who has led congressional investigations into corruption in Brazilian football, announced his intentions four days after CBF president Marco Polo del Nero was suspended for 90 days by soccer world body FIFA.

Man City roll over Swansea for 15th straight Premier League win

Pep Guardiola's side, fresh from defeating their closest chasers Manchester United on Sunday, were at their dazzling best against the league's bottom club, easing to victory with David Silva's double and goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.

I-League: NEROCA FC outplay Gokulam

This was the Manipur side's maiden win and they have three points from two games. Gokulam remain on one point from three matches, having suffered their second defeat.

CK Vineeth gets Kerala govt job

He was posted as an assistant in the general administration department of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram under the sports quota.

All set for FIFA World Cup draw

The draw for the 2018 finals in Russia will be held in a glitzy ceremony within the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. It will be telecast live on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD from 8.30 pm (IST).

Sterling earns Manchester City dramatic win over Southampton

With Man United having cut the gap to five points and Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool winning, any City stutter would have been cause for celebration. But Pep Guardiola's side thundered on with a club record 12th successive league victory.

Real title hopes fade after draw at Atletico

The first goalless league Madrid derby since May 2005 leaves Real third in the standings, locked on 24 points with Atletico as both sides slipped 10 points behind leaders Barcelona, who beat Leganes 3-0.

Peru down New Zealand to reach World Cup finals

Peru became the last side to clinch their place at next year's World Cup finals when goals from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos gave them a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the second leg of their inter-confederation play-off .

Gigi Buffon – the complete goalkeeper

The 39-year-old, who quit following Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup finals, is considered the greatest goalkeeper of his generation. Onmanorama decodes the shot-stopper.

Mane takes Senegal to World Cup

The win put Senegal on 11 points in the standings, out of the reach of the rest of the teams and ensures a second appearance at the World Cup finals after they reached the quarterfinals in Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Moyes replaces Bilic as West Ham coach

Croatian Bilic was sacked on Monday following a meeting with club officials as West Ham dropped into the relegation zone after a 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool left them with two wins in 11 league games.

West Ham sack manager Bilic

Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager David Moyes, who is currently out of work, has been strongly linked with the position.

Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

Olympiakos goalkeeper Silvio Proto was a prominent figure in a frenetic and surprisingly open match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, coming to the rescue to deny Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on several occasions.

Late Kane goal fires England to World Cup

A draw would have sufficed thanks to Slovakia's 1-0 defeat away to Scotland but Kane's effort at least prevented the inevitable boos that would have greeted a goalless stalemate.

Maradona postpones Kolkata trip yet again

The Argentine legend who was supposed to visit the city on October 8, wrote on his Facebook page that he was looking forward to visiting Kolkata only in November.

Man City striker Aguero hurt in car crash

Media reports said the 29-year-old, who has scored six goals in six league appearances this season, was in Amsterdam for a concert and was the passenger in a taxi that crashed into a street pole.

Rampant PSG outclass Bayern Munich 3-0

Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar found the net, with Kylian Mbappe also making his mark with two assists, to put PSG top of Group B with a maximum six points.

Real Madrid stunned by Betis at home

The defeat leaves Real Madrid without a win in their three home La Liga games this season and in seventh place in the table, seven points behind leaders Barcelona.

Magical Messi hits four as Barcelona thrash Eibar

The Argentine was at his brilliant best as he lethally picked off the demoralized Basques, opening the scoring with a penalty in the 21st minute after Nelson Semedo was brought down by Alex Galvez.

Own goals earn PSG 2-0 home win against Lyon

Defenders Marcelo and Morel turned strikes by Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe into their own net in the 75th and 86th minutes respectively, as PSG maintained their perfect record after six league games.

PSG's terrific trio destroys Celtic

Paris St Germain's forward line of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani tore Celtic apart to a 5-0 rout in their Champions League Group B opener.

Messi, Iniesta turn Barca gloom into party mood

The opening Group D display against last season's Champions League finalists showed that Barca are still in safe hands as long as the guard of Messi and Iniesta remain at the club and are fit and firing.

South Africa mull appeal of FIFA replay order

World football's governing body on Wednesday ordered the African qualifier, which South Africa won 2-1 in Polokwane, to be played again this November after referee Joseph Lamptey lost his last bid to overturn a life ban.

Morientes stars as FIFA Legends edge Indian team

The 20-minute-match, in which the five legends Morientes, Carlos Valderrama, Marcel Desailly, Mexican Jorge Campos and Nigerian Emmanuel Amuneke, took part, was held to begin the 30-day countdown of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

South Korea, Saudi book World Cup berths

Saudi substitute Fahad Al Muwallad scored a spectacular winner for Bert van Marwijk's side, who qualified for the first time since 2006 with victory over a Japan team that had already reached the finals.

Arsenal-themed rap song by Kerala fans goes viral

The 4.28 seconds long music video depicting the journey of a Gunners fan caught the attention football lovers and music aficionados alike after it was shared on Arsenal’s official Facebook account.

Jese shines on debut as Stoke stun Arsenal

The live wire Spaniard, signed on loan from Paris St Germain in midweek, started and finished the decisive move 90 seconds after half-time, slotting home expertly after a sharp link up with substitute Saido Berahino.

Costa determined to rejoin Atletico Madrid

Costa has not played for Chelsea since the FA Cup final in May, following which he claims manager Antonio Conte sent him a text telling him he was not in his plans for the new season.

Lazio beat Juventus 3-2 in dramatic Italian Super Cup

Juve, who beat Lazio 2-0 in the Italian Cup final at the same venue in May after they had also won the league title, came back from a 2-goal deficit in a frantic five-minute spell before Murgia netted the winner.

Aguero on target as Man City down Brighton

City's Gabriel Jesus had two goals ruled out - for handball and offside - and Pep Guardiola's team struggled to break Brighton down until Aguero fired home a pass from David Silva to open the scoring in the 70th minute.

Neymar gets all-clear to make PSG debut

Neymar, whose 222 million euros signing from Barcelona doubled the world-record transfer fee, was prevented from making his debut against Amiens last weekend as his registration had not gone through then.

Rummenigge prefers a stadium to Neymar

The Bayern Munich CEO, who also heads the Europe's clubs association, said more 'rationality' was required as transfer costs spiraled out of control.

Game over as far as Bale deal is concerned, says Mourinho

Mourinho had said on the eve of the contest between the Champions League and Europa League holders that he would 'fight with other clubs' to sign Bale if he did not start the game in Skopje and appeared not to be in coach Zinedine Zidane's plans.

Mourinho makes intentions clear to sign Bale

Bale was once the world's most expensive player when he joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for 85.5 million pounds, although his status in Madrid has fallen due to an injury-ravaged last campaign.

Neymar says he is leaving: Barca

The Brazilian striker arrived at the team's training ground on Wednesday to tell teammates he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1 reported. He left the training area minutes later, it said.

ISL champs to play in AFC Cup

The Asian Football Confederation said as a short-term 'bridging solution', its competitions committee has given 'special dispensation' for the ISL winners.

I'm staying at Real, says Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo's declaration of intent to remain at the Bernabeu for the upcoming season comes despite rumors of his departure which surfaced last month in Portuguese newspaper O Globo.

Conte signs new two-year contract with Chelsea

The deal does not extend the Italian's commitment to the club because he signed a three-year deal when he joined in 2016, but British media reported he has been given improved terms.

Conte signs new two-year contract with Chelsea

The deal does not extend the Italian's commitment to the club because he signed a three-year deal when he joined in 2016, but British media reported he has been given improved terms.

Manchester United agree fee for Lukaku

British media reported that the fee for the 24-year-old would be around 75 million pounds, making him the club's second most expensive signing after last year's world record deal for Paul Pogba.

Juve confirm departure of Alves

Media reports in Italy and England have linked Alves with a move to Premier League side City for a reunion with manager Pep Guardiola, who he worked under at Barca.

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia

Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an awful mix-up in the Russian defense to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Who is playing spoilsport in Kochi?

A day after Manorama reported the cattle menace on one of the practice grounds in Kochi, the authorities have started fencing the Fort Kochi Parade Ground, but tournament director Javier Ceppi said he smelled a rat in the intrusion.

Saudi apologizes over snub of London victims

The Australia team lined up in the center circle ahead of the match at Adelaide Oval late on Thursday, but all bar one of the Saudi players, although silent, dispersed around the pitch and continued to jog and stretch.

ISL likely to reduce number of foreign players in starting XI

Sources in the know have confirmed that after a series of meetings with existing teams, the organizers of the league have come to a decision to pay heed to national coach Stephen Constantine's wish of having more Indians in the starting line-up.

Too close to call as Real take on Juve in UCL final

Spanish football giants Real Madrid will hope to become the first team in history to win the Champions League in successive seasons while Juventus will expect their watertight defense to stand tall against their vaunted rivals.

Ronaldo ready to fire Real to rare double

With eight goals in his last four knockout stage appearances, Ronaldo has almost single-handedly fired Zidane's side into Saturday's Champions League final with Juve.

Atletico beat Chapecoense to win Supercup

Atletico Nacional lifted the South American Supercup after two goals each from Andres Ibarguen and Dayro Moreno gave them a 4-1 victory on the night and 5-3 aggregate win over Brazilian side Chapecoense.

Chape make emotional return to crash scene in Colombia

A delegation from the club, including three players who survived the accident, visited the hospital in Medellin where they received emergency treatment after being pulled from the wreckage of a chartered plane that crashed into a mountainside.

Bielsa tips Brazil to win 2018 World Cup

Brazil have won eight World Cup qualifiers in a row and became the first team to qualify for football's showpiece tournament - other than the hosts Russia - after a 3-0 defeat of Paraguay in March.

Tottenham's title hopes suffer a big blow

Tottenham Hotspur's exhilarating Premier League title surge came to a shuddering halt as they lost 1-0 at West Ham United to leave Chelsea needing six points from four games to be crowned champions.

Lionel Messi's suspension lifted by FIFA

Messi was banned for insulting an assistant referee during a qualifier against Chile in March, a decision based on television images as the incident was missed by match officials.

FIFA rankings: India break into top 100

As per the updated rankings, released on Thursday, the Stephen Constantine-coached side has climbed a rung and is now placed at the 100th spot along with Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia.

Manchester derby ends in a goalless draw

Manchester United held on for a goalless draw in a feisty derby with Manchester City after midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a headbutt in the Premier League clash.

Arsenal beat City to reach FA Cup final

Arsenal will play London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 27 after beating Manchester City 2-1 following extra time in the semi-final at Wembley.

UCL: Real to meet Atletico in semifinals

The other semifinal will feature Monaco and Juventus. Monaco and Real will play the first leg at home, on May 2 and 3 respectively, with the return fixtures being played on May 9 and 10.

Monaco quell Dortmund challenge to seal semifinal spot

French prodigy Mbappe and Colombia striker Falcao scored in the third and 17th minutes before Marco Reus gave the visitors hope with a 48th-minute goal, only for substitute Valere Germain to wrap up the win for the French side nine minutes from time.

Barcelona miss Dani Alves, says Xavi

Alves departed on a free transfer to Juventus after eight seasons at Barcelona in which he won three UEFA Champions League trophies and six La Liga titles.

Ajax win, United held, trouble delays match at Lyon

European football was given good and bad reminders of its past with an impressive 2-0 win for once-mighty Ajax Amsterdam over Schalke 04 in one Europa League game but ugly scenes in the crowd at Lyon delaying another.

Real stay top with Leganes win, Barca thump Sevilla

Real Madrid beat Leganes 4-2 despite resting key players including Ronaldo and Bale as goals from Morata and Rodriguez helped them stay top of La Liga after Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win over Sevilla.

Argentinian FA boss backs under-fire coach Bauza

Bauza, who replaced Gerardo Martino as coach in August, has come under mounting pressure to hold his position as Argentina face the possibility of missing out on a direct qualification berth at next year's World Cup.

EPL: Arsenal, Man City split points

Arsenal twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in a tense Premier League encounter and stay seven points behind the fourth-placed visitors.

Suarez does it for Barca; Real get past Alaves

Suarez rose to the challenge that Messi's absence provided by powering second-placed Barcelona to a hard-fought 4-1 win at struggling Granada after La Liga leaders Real Madrid labored to a 3-0 victory over Alaves.

Only Barca offered financial aid, says Chapecoense chief

Seventy-one people, including 19 Chapecoense players and all of the coaching staff, died when the LaMia charter plane in which they were traveling slammed into a hillside near the Colombian city of Medellin last November.

Arsenal lose to West Brom, Chelsea march on

Arsenal's defeat comes amid more protests from some of the more vociferous of the Gunners' faithful about Wenger, who acknowledged that his side were in the middle of 'a unique bad patch'.

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