Europa League | Manchester United hangs on to progress

Villarreal puts paid to Arsenal’s hopes. Manchester United has finally reached a major final under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. An inspired goalkeeping performance by David de Gea ensured United was only beaten 3-2 by Roma in a wild second leg of the Europa League semifinals, allowing the English team to complete an 8-5 victory on aggregate. … Read more Europa League | Manchester United hangs on to progress

ISL | David Villa joins Odisha FC’s football committee

Spain’s World Cup-winning forward David Villa has joined the football committee of Indian Super League outfit Odisha FC, the club announced on Thursday. The former FC Barcelona striker will work as a technical advisor and head the global football operations of the club. Joining Villa in the football committee are former head coach Josep Gombau … Read more ISL | David Villa joins Odisha FC’s football committee

Champions League | Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English final vs Man City

Goals from Chelsea’s Timo Werner and Mason Mount sealed a 2-0 victory that ousted Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate. Chelsea’s decision to fire a club legend suddenly doesn’t seem so callous after all. While Frank Lampard’s name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on … Read more Champions League | Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English final vs Man City

AFC Champions League | FC Goa ’keeper Dheeraj tops chart

FC Goa’s Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh has emerged as the best goalkeeper in the group league round of the AFC Champions League even though his side failed to advance to the knockouts in its maiden appearance. Dheeraj, who had excelled during the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup at home, made a whopping 26 saves in five … Read more AFC Champions League | FC Goa ’keeper Dheeraj tops chart

Mourinho looks for redemption at Roma after Tottenham failure

Mourinho’s task will be to challenge new Serie A champion Inter Milan — the team he memorably led to a treble of titles little more than a decade ago during his only previous job in Italy. José Mourinho, that most outspoken of football coaches, will take over next season at Roma, the team with some … Read more Mourinho looks for redemption at Roma after Tottenham failure

Man City ousts PSG to reach first Champions League final

City won 2-0 to eliminate last season’s finalists 4-1 on aggregate. By the time Riyad Mahrez completed the counterattack that sealed Manchester City’s spot in a first Champions League final, it looked so effortless overcoming a Paris Saint-Germain lineup that lost its cool and composure. “Then they lost their nerve and started to kick us … Read more Man City ousts PSG to reach first Champions League final

Bedraggled Real Madrid faces uphill task

Real Madrid could see the return of captain Sergio Ramos for its Champions League second leg against Chelsea in London on Wednesday. The central defender has returned to training after a muscle injury and might make it back to the squad at Stamford Bridge. Left back Ferland Mendy may also return to the squad after … Read more Bedraggled Real Madrid faces uphill task

All India Football Federation thanks Asian Football Confederation

The All India Football Federation (AIFF), on Tuesday, thanked the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for giving it an opportunity to host the Group E matches of the AFC Champions League. All the group matches, which featured FC Goa’s games, were held in Margao. “The AIFF is extremely grateful to the AFC for their support and … Read more All India Football Federation thanks Asian Football Confederation

Big blow to Sevilla’s LaLiga title hopes

Sevilla’s chances of winning LaLiga could be over after it suffered a heartbreaking defeat 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on Monday, with Inaki Williams scoring a 90th-minute winner at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The loss leaves Sevilla six points adrift of leader Atletico Madrid, with four games left to play. In the Premier League, Michail Antonio … Read more Big blow to Sevilla’s LaLiga title hopes

Argentine doctors find irregularities in Maradona’s death

The medical report said “the patient’s signs of risk of life were ignored.” A medical report on the death of Diego Maradona given to prosecutors on Monday said the Argentine football legend agonised for more than 12 hours, did not receive adequate treatment and could still be alive if he had been properly hospitalised. The … Read more Argentine doctors find irregularities in Maradona’s death