Karan Prashant Saxena


Karan is a Sub-editor at the Express. He can be found tweeting at @PSKaran92.

Could the future of sports coaching in India ever be female?
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

#GenderAnd Culture: Why have we failed to have women taking executive decisions in Indian sport?

UEFA Champions League final, Juventus vs Real Madrid: Old Lady’s defence against Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring prowess
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

In the last two decades, Juventus and Real Madrid both have played five UEFA Champions League Finals. The record for both stands reverse with Juve losing all five contests and Real, on the flipside, winning all five. On Sunday, this statistic could be very different.

UEFA Champions League Final, Juventus vs Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane has to circumvent his past to create history
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Zinedine Zidane will have familiar faces wearing the Juventus jersey and in the stands when his Real Madrid side face his former team in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff. Zizou spent five years at the Turin based club from 1996-2001.

Delhi: Ramjas School under corporal punishment cloud
Tue, May 16, 2017

Delhi Education Department issued a letter to Ramjas School which said “it was found that the school administration is involved in corporal punishment."

Champions League: Kylian Mbappe’s goal past Juventus in vain, redemption for Karim Benzema at Calderon
Thu, May 11, 2017

Juventus reached Champions League final for the second time in the last three years and will face Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid at Cardiff.

Will Antoine Griezmann be the ‘right fit’ for Manchester United?
Sat, May 06, 2017

Antoine Griezmann has been in excellent form for Atletico Madrid in the past two years with 60 goals in his bag.

Champions League recap: Cristiano Ronaldo wipes out ‘off-side’ taint, Juventus’ experience reigns supreme in Monaco
Thu, May 04, 2017

Against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final stage of European competition, Cristiano Ronaldo went on to score 42nd hat-trick of his career

El Clasico: What went wrong for Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Apart from a tremendous performance from Lionel Messi for Barcelona, Real was let down by some major tactical errors in El Clasico.

El Clasico: Real Madrid won’t miss Gareth Bale but Neymar’s absence will hurt Barcelona
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

For the Clasico on Sunday, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s inclusion remains shrouded in mystery.

Real Madrid can settle for a draw, but must win for Barcelona
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

A win against Real Madrid would be a huge boost for Barcelona, as it would take the defending champions to first position in the table.

Champions League: Poor finishing behind Barcelona exit, Bayern Munich undone by refereeing decisions
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Real Madrid, Juventus, Monaco, Atletico Madrid are through to the semi-final stage of the Champions League.

Champions League: Can Juventus ease past Barcelona at Nou Camp without Paulo Dybala?
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Paulo Dybala's absence will put more pressure on Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Manduzkic in the forward line.

Diego Costa’s attitude becoming a worry for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Diego Costa has been able to score despite disciplinary issues but his attitude needs to be checked if Chelsea are to win the title.

La Liga hits and flops: Isco stamps authority, Aritz Aduriz defies age but Atletico Madrid’s penalty woes continue
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Real Madrid maintained their top spot in the La Liga table with a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon with Isco scoring a brace.

Champions League Recap: In a week of tense football, youngsters steal the show
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Paulo Dybala proved that former Juventus player Paul Pogba’s nickname given to him is not far from truth.

La Liga Recap: Atletico Madrid stop Real Madrid’s surge, Barcelona fail to capitalise
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

On a day when the top two in the Spanish league could swap places, Real Madrid drew with local rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona lost at Malaga.

La Liga Recap: Lionel Messi returns with goals; Real Madrid stumble to yet another win
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Barcelona played too deep against Sevilla, quite happy to contain the lead and the match ended at 3-0.

La Liga recap: Barcelona, unlike Argentina, on target in Lionel Messi’s absence
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Barcelona proved they can get the job done in Lionel Messi's absence when they beat Granada 4-1.

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Was the Germany legend a Manchester United ‘flop’?
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

As Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire, was his short-lived stay in Manchester one to forget quickly?

India vs Australia: Is Steve Smith’s plan of ‘ruffling’ Virat Kohli working?
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Virat Kohli has time and again been aggressive in the series against Australia while his bat has failed to do the talking.

India Vs Australia: India come out to bat with a plan, Murali Vijay fumbles before lunch
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay survived Australian bowling attack putting together 102 runs for the second wicket.

Champions League Recap: Another week of comebacks as Manchester City fall, Leicester City rise
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Champions League last-16 stages were rounded off with another series of successful comebacks involving Monaco and Leicester City.

La Liga Recap: Air Ramos takes Real Madrid to top; Barcelona brought back to earth
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

La Liga table continued to prove to be exciting as Barcelona slipped and Real Madrid built on that chance at the top.

Champions League recap: Managers in focus as Barcelona create history, Arsenal repeat it
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

On one hand in the Champions League, there was history by Barcelona against PSG, on the other there was a repeat of history from Arsenal.

La Liga Recap: Real Madrid leaking goals like a sieve despite wins
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Real Madrid have conceded nine goals in their last five league games and invited undue pressure on their goal.

Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri and the price of loyalty in modern football
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Claudio Ranieri's sacking at Leicester City has once again brought into question the romance and heart of the 'beautiful game'.

Champions League recap: Manchester City might have prevailed over Monaco but their defensive woes need addressing
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Radamel Falcao scored a brace for Monaco while also earning a penalty and Kylian Mbappe bagged one against Manchester City.

Amid UP assembly elections, Aligarh Muslim University continues to search for a voice
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Over the years, AMU has not been able to exert the same influence over the political affairs of the country.

Manchester United’s return from the wreckage of the 1958 Munich air disaster
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

On 6th February, 1958, British European Airways Flight 609 crashed at the Munich-Riem airport and ended the 'Busby Babes' era of Manchester United.

What is eating Pep Guardiola?
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Pep Guardiola seems to have more on his plate than he can handle at Manchester City.

We owe more to fans than just reaching semi-finals, says Delhi Dynamos Director Rohan Sharma
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Sharma thanked ex-President Prashant Agarwal for setting up groundwork in place, but believes it is time to reach new heights.

MS Dhoni resignation: What future Captains can learn from ‘Mahi’ way
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

As India bids farewell to its most successful Captain, the new leader in charge, must be ready to make tough decisions for the team.

Tale of the Tailenders: Indian team’s ‘unsung’ heroes
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

In the Mohali Test, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and Jayant Yadav all produced fifties to extend the advantage over England.

Can Vijender Singh prove the doubters wrong, again?
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Vijender Singh will be up against an experienced Francis Cheka when he defends his WBO Asia-Pacific Championship title on December 17.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico Form Check: Real in the groove, Barca continue to stutter
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Real Madrid can open a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga by winning Saturday's 'Clasico' at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico: Should Neymar be benched?
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Neymar has been undergoing a turbulent period on the pitch and off the pitch as Barcelona head into the Clasico six points behind Real Madrid.