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  • PSG star Dani Alves reveals how close he came to signing for Liverpool

    November 1, 2017 6:40 AM 88

    The Brazilian is one of the most successful players in the world, having won three Champions League titles, six La Liga crowns and one Serie A. Alves also looks set to add a Ligue 1 title to that list, if his PSG side continue to dominate France's top flight this season. Alves has admitted he was almost Anfield-bound back in 2006 while at Sevilla

  • Celtic regain some respect against Bayern Munich as Champions League door closes

    November 1, 2017 12:03 AM 83

    Improvement and respect do not always register on a league table. Group B of the Champions League must duly record another defeat for Celtic, their third in four games but, having been dizzied by several batterings in the competition recently, the harm felt self-inflicted last night. This was no capitulation, no meek surrender, but Celtic shot themselves

  • José Mourinho: I stopped Romelu Lukaku taking penalty

    October 31, 2017 11:55 PM 86

    José Mourinho confirmed that he had denied Romelu Lukaku the chance to end his goal drought last night when he ordered Daley Blind to take Manchester United’s second penalty against Benfica. Lukaku, who is now without a goal in six games, was clearly desperate to take the 78th-minute penalty that was awarded after Marcus Rashford was fouled and became

  • Manchester United 2 Benfica 0: Mourinho's men on brink of last-16 place

    October 31, 2017 11:30 PM 93

    Manchester United all but secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday. An unfortunate own goal from young goalkeeper Mile Svilar at the end of the first half and a Daley Blind penalty after the break gave Jose Mourinho's side their fourth win from four games in Group A and put them on the brink of the knockout

  • Champions League: P.S.G. and Bayern Munich Clinch Knockout Round Spots

    October 31, 2017 10:15 PM 85

    Paris St.-Germain and Bayern Munich were the first teams to clinch a spot in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left. P.S.G. routed Anderlecht, 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three times to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic. Manchester United, like P.S.G., won a fourth

  • Home in 4-0 rout of Young Lions

    October 31, 2017 10:14 PM 85

    Home United returned to winning ways last night, with a 4-0 rout of Garena Young Lions at Bishan Stadium. With the win, the Protectors closed the gap on second-placed Tampines Rovers to four points. Adam Swandi gave Home the lead after he tucked the ball home in the 34th minute, before Faris Ramli bagged a second five minutes before half-time

  • Atletico on the brink after dismal home draw with Qarabag

    October 31, 2017 10:10 PM 82

    MADRID: Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes hang in the balance after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Group C minnows Qarabag from Azerbaijan on Tuesday despite playing a large part of the second half with an extra man. The home side had far more chances than Qarabag in the first half but fell behind in the 40th minute when Spanish midfielder

  • Football: Manchester United close to knockout stage with 2-0 win over Benfica

    October 31, 2017 10:02 PM 79

    MANCHESTER, England (REUTERS) - Manchester United almost made sure of a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League by beating Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday (Oct 31) to make it a perfect four wins in Group A. An own goal by Benfica's 18-year-old keeper Mile Svilar on the stroke of halftime and a Daley Blind penalty in the 78th minute

  • Malaysian FA fined $40,000 after 'dog chant' by fans at SEA Games

    October 31, 2017 9:01 PM 98

    Malaysia's football body was fined US$30,000 (S$40,000) yesterday, after the national team's fans chanted "dogs" at supporters from Singapore and Brunei during August's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian supporters chanted "Brunei dogs should just be killed" during their side's 2-1 victory over their neighbours on Aug 14, the Asian Football Confederation

  • India beat Malaysia in women's hockey Asia Cup

    October 31, 2017 1:02 PM 83

    India have won all matches and are top with nine points in Pool A of the the Women's Asia Cup. India continued their winning form as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in their last Pool A match at the Women's Asia Cup held at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium here on Tuesday. Vandana Katariya (54th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (55th) scored for India's third successive