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LaLiga | Late goals ensure Barcelona win away at Villarreal

Barcelona’s victory followed a fortuitous 1-0 win over Espanyol last week in Xavi’s coaching debut and a goalless draw with Benfica in the Champions League in midweek Barcelona scored twice in the closing stages for a 3-1 triumph at Villarreal on November 27 as they won away for the first time this season and handed new coach Xavi Hernandez a ...

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Milan miss out on top spot with derby draw

AC Milan missed the chance to go top of Serie A on Sunday after a 1-1 derby draw with Inter Milan which allowed Napoli to stay at the summit. Stefano Pioli’s unbeaten side is level with Napoli after a Stefan de Vrij own goal cancelled out Milan old boy Hakan Calhanoglu’s 11th-minute penalty for Inter. As it is Simone Inzaghi’s ...

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Champions League | Ronaldo caps classic United comeback

Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winning goal capped a classic Manchester United comeback win in the Champions League. In a less chaotic manner, Bayern Munich and Juventus also recorded typical trademark wins to top their groups with three straight victories and no goals conceded. Trailing 2-0 at halftime at home against Atalanta, with Paul Pogba left on the bench, United’s wild season ...

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Manchester City hammers an abject Arsenal 5-0

Manchester City rubbed salt into Arsenal wounds with a 5-0 thrashing on Saturday, making it the Gunners’ worst start to a league season since 1954. Mikel Arteta’s experimental selection and switch to a back three failed to halt a slick City attack that suggested it is more than capable of defending its Premier League title despite missing out on Harry ...

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I will be tested to the limit in Croatia: Sandesh Jhingan

It’s quite challenging but I trust myself, my work ethic, says defender Jhingan Trusted for his leadership qualities by his new club HNK Sibenik, Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhingan feels he will be “tested to the limit” while enhancing his game outside his comfort zone at Croatian league Prva HNL. Jhingan will become the first India international footballer to play in ...

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Jhingan joins HNK Sibenik

Sandesh Jhingan will become the first India international footballer to play in the Croatian top-tier league Prva HNL after completing a move from ATK Mohun Bagan to HNK Sibenik. Named India’s footballer-of-the-year last month, the 28-year-old is already in Croatia and watched Sunday’s home win over Hrvatski Dragovoljac. “We expect good things from him as we have followed him on ...

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AFC Cup | ATK Mohun Bagan downs Bengaluru FC

Goals from Roy Krishna and Subhasish Bose helped ATK Mohun Bagan defeat Bengaluru FC 2-0 in the Group D opener of the 2021 AFC Cup at the National Stadium in Maldives on Wednesday. The star-studded ATKMB team handed debuts to 2020-21 ISL winners Amrinder Singh and Hugo Boumous, and Deepak Tangri, while fellow new signings including the pacy Liston Colaco, ...

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Nuno Espirito Santo impatient for transfer window to shut

Harry Kane is in Tottenham’s squad for its Europa Conference League tie this week as manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits he cannot wait for the transfer window to close and end speculation over the striker’s future. Manchester City is keen to sign Kane and was reported to have tabled a bid of £100 million in June. Kane — who has ...

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Laporta paints a grim picture of Barcelona’s finances

Barcelona’s president presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation on Monday, saying its debt had risen to €1.35 billion. Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s “dramatic” situation that ultimately led to Lionel Messi’s departure. Laporta accused Bartomeu of countless “lies” and said he and his board of directors must be held accountable. ...

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