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

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

Champions League: Rested City welcomes a tired PSG

A rested line-up faces a tired team with its back to the wall after losing the Champions League semifinal first leg 2-1. According to the tournament’s history books, Paris Saint-Germain has only a 7% chance of reaching its second straight final in a competition it’s desperate to win. Manchester City, meanwhile, is odds-on to reach … Read more Champions League: Rested City welcomes a tired PSG

Euro leagues: Barcelona edges a nail-biting encounter

Messi nets a brace in see-saw game against Valencia; Bale hits hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur Lionel Messi missed a penalty but still scored twice, including an exquisite free-kick, as Barcelona edged a five-goal thriller with Valencia on Sunday to stay within touching distance of the top of LaLiga. After Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both … Read more Euro leagues: Barcelona edges a nail-biting encounter

Inter ends Juve’s hegemony

Inter Milan clinched its first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after Sassuolo drew 1-1 with second-placed Atalanta to assure Antonio Conte’s side of the league crown. Inter is 13 points clear in first place with four games remaining, and its triumph ends a run of nine consecutive title wins for Juventus. The … Read more Inter ends Juve’s hegemony

Pochettino ‘optimistic’ for Mbappe as Neymar nets in crucial PSG victory

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confident Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City on Tuesday after the France striker was forced to watch from the stands as Neymar scored one goal and set up the other in a vital 2-1 win over Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Neymar netted in the … Read more Pochettino ‘optimistic’ for Mbappe as Neymar nets in crucial PSG victory

Delhi’s veteran football administrator and Hindustan FC owner DK Bose dead

Bose was part of Executive Committee of the then Delhi Soccer Association for many years Veteran football administrator and Hindustan FC owner Dilip Kumar Bose died at a local hospital in New Delhi after battling COVID-19. Bose died at the Indian Spinal Injury Centre at Vasant Kunj on Saturday evening. He was in his early … Read more Delhi’s veteran football administrator and Hindustan FC owner DK Bose dead

Henry and Shearer in Premier League Hall of Fame

They are the first inductees into this exclusive club. Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer were on Monday named as the first players inducted into the official Premier League Hall of Fame in recognition of a combined 435 goals and seven Golden Boot awards. Arsenal’s all-time top scorer Henry won two Premier League titles under Arsene … Read more Henry and Shearer in Premier League Hall of Fame