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Champions League final moves to Porto from Istanbul with 12,000 fans

May 13, 2021 4:56:08 pm

The Champions League final was moved from Istanbul to the 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao due to England imposing tougher pandemic travel restrictions on Turkey.

Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 after pouncing on Jorginho howler

May 13, 2021 9:04:25 am

Italy midfielder Jorginho’s attempted back pass left out-of-position goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga scrambling to prevent an own goal, diving to palm the ball away just before it crossed the line.

Rennes and PSG

PSG beat Montpellier on penalties to reach French Cup final

May 13, 2021 8:56:17 am

Although PSG’s league title defense is hanging by a thread, it remains on course for a record-extending 14th cup win. PSG plays the winner of Thursday’s match between high-flying Monaco and fourth-tier Rumilly-Vallières.

Atlético Madrid beat Real Sociedad

Atlético Madrid beat Real Sociedad, moves closer to Spanish title

May 13, 2021 8:45:04 am

Gritty and determined, Diego Simeone’s team moved closer to ending its title drought in Spain with a 2-1 home win against Real Sociedad on Wednesday, taking a major step toward securing its first league trophy since 2014.

Man city vs Dortmund, Champions League

City walk the Pep talk

May 14, 2021 7:46:51 am

Pep Guardiola shrugs off Manchester City’s November pain to gallop creatively to the English Premier League title

Man United fixture pileup a ‘crime’ by the EPL: Jurgen Klopp

May 12, 2021 7:39:36 pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticized the Premier League for forcing Manchester United to play three games in five days.

Ajax melts league trophy into star gifts for fans

May 12, 2021 6:16:25 pm

Ajax has melted down its league trophy to give a tiny silver star to all 42,000 season-ticket holders who were locked out of games during the coronavirus pandemic.

False nine was Guardiola’s secret weapon, now it’s unstoppable

May 12, 2021 12:36:23 pm

Guardiola was not the first coach to utilise the 'false nine' approach, with a striker operating in a deeper role to link up play, but his own love affair with the system was born.

Barcelona draws, misses another chance to take league lead

May 12, 2021 12:23:49 pm

Barcelona has missed yet another chance to reach the top in the Spanish league after blowing a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw at Levante.

Manchester United v Leicester City

Man United lose to Leicester to hand Premier League title to Man City

May 12, 2021 9:16:54 am

A thumping header from Caglar Soyuncu gave Leicester all three points after Mason Greenwood had cancelled out Luke Thomas's opener for the visitors.

Manchester city, EPL

Man City’s dominance cemented by 3rd EPL title in 4 seasons

May 12, 2021 8:12:14 am

Locked out of their stadium for a year due to the pandemic, Manchester City fans couldn’t resist gathering outside, waiting for the moment they’d be crowned champions for the third time in four seasons.

Tottenham Hotspur adds fan to its board after Super League collapse

May 11, 2021 11:34:08 pm

The chair of an advisory panel comprising elected representatives from the fanbase will be appointed annually on the club's board, Tottenham said Tuesday.

Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at end of season but postpones call on retirement

May 11, 2021 10:00:06 pm

Gianluigi Buffon, 43, has won 10 Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies with Juventus. On the international stage, he has achieved FIFA World Cup glory with Italy in 2006.

Thomas Tuchel relishing Chelsea run-in with two trophies up for grabs

May 11, 2021 9:51:13 pm

Chelsea are set to face Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday before meeting Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League summit clash on May 29.

Marco Verratti out for season for PSG, doubtful for UEFA Euro 2020

May 11, 2021 7:41:04 pm

The Italian will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks after picking up a knee injury during training for PSG last week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges fans to avoid violent protests before Liverpool contest

May 11, 2021 3:11:32 pm

The match, originally scheduled for May 2, was called off after Manchester United fans protesting against the club's owners, the Glazer family, stormed into the stadium and invaded the pitch.

Premier League targets full stadiums next season, home fans to return soon

May 11, 2021 3:00:02 pm

The Premier League said last week attendance for the penultimate round of matches to be played on May 18-19 and the final day May 23 would be restricted to home fans.

Fortunato Franco

AFC chief Shaikh Salman condoles death of former India footballer Franco

May 11, 2021 1:59:05 pm

Franco was a part of the 1960 Rome Olympics squad but didn't get a game. However, he was an integral part of the 1962 Asian Games gold winning team in Jakarta.

Fulham vs Burnley

Fulham relegated from English Premier League after 1 season

May 11, 2021 10:20:48 am

Fulham joined Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion in going down to the Championship, wrapping up the Premier League's relegation battle at the earliest ever stage with three rounds still to go.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid, Champions League

UEFA has issues with Champions League final switch to London, Porto a backup

May 11, 2021 12:31:04 am

Porto is one of the backup options after UEFA hit snags with its preferred location of London.

Bengaluru FC team returns from Maldives, goes into quarantine

May 10, 2021 10:21:34 pm

The postponement came after the host country's sports minister Ahmed Mahloof asked the ISL side to leave, citing breach of COVID-19 protocols, a sentiment echoed by club owner Parth Jindal.

Barcelona can still win title but can’t make any more mistakes: Ronald Koeman

May 10, 2021 8:20:35 pm

The goalless draw at home to Atletico left Barcelona third in the standings, two points behind Diego Simeone's side and level with second-placed Real Madrid on 75 points.

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UEFA meeting with British government on Champions League final at Wembley

May 10, 2021 6:00:16 pm

UEFA could also seek quarantine waivers for dignitaries and sponsors for the Champions League final, which could be attended by around 20,000 fans

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ATK Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya’s mother succumbs to COVID-19

May 10, 2021 5:48:14 pm

Arindam's club ATK Mohun Bagan, who plays in the top-tier Indian Super League (ISL), offered its condolences.

FIFA confirm concussion spotters to be used at Qatar World Cup next year

May 10, 2021 4:44:16 pm

FIFA introduced trials of concussion substitutions this year, which means permanent substitutions can be made if a player suffers a head injury, even if all replacements have already been used.

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