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  • Former Barca boss Bartomeu arrested, reports say

    Catalan police made several arrests after searching the offices of La Liga side Barcelona, a police spokeswoman said on Monday, without confirming the number of arrests made or their identities.

  • Kings’ AFC Cup Group D fixtures to be played in Maldives

    Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Kings, in Group D of the AFC Cup will play their matches in Male, Maldives, a press release from AFC confirmed today.

  • Lukaku keeps Inter's title push on track

    Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and set up another in Inter Milan's 3-0 win over Genoa on Sunday to keep their title push on track ahead of city rivals AC Milan, who beat Roma 2-1.

  • Atletico respond to dip in form with victory at Villarreal

    La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a vital 2-0 win away to Villarreal on Sunday to reaffirm their title ambitions following a difficult run of results.

  • Klopp sets sights on top four as Liverpool win at last

    Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp is setting his sights on Champions League qualification after his side finally got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United that brought a run of four straight Premier League defeats to an end.

  • Chelsea frustrated in home stalemate with United

    Chelsea miss a chance to regain their place in the Premier League's top four as they largely dominated second-placed Manchester United but had to be content with a drab 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge

  • Barca's Pedri faces spell out after muscle injury

    Barcelona midfielder Pedri faces a spell on the sidelines after pulling the soleus muscle in his left calf during Saturday's 2-0 La Liga win over Sevilla, the Spanish club said on Sunday.

  • 'I'm the wrong guy to go at!' -- LeBron fires back at Ibrahimovic

    LeBron James has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s claim that athletes like him should keep out of politics and stick to their sport.

  • Bayern hammer Cologne

    Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 on Saturday for a first win in three league games to stay two points clear at the top.

  • Mbappe double sinks Dijon

    Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille's lead to one point in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

  • Barca move to second

    Barcelona forwards Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi fired the Catalans to a confidence-boosting 2-0 win at in-form Sevilla on Saturday to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

  • Juve held by Verona

    Lacklustre Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona after Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener was cancelled out by a towering header from Antonin Barak in Serie A on Saturday.

  • Sampaoli named head coach of French crisis club Marseille

    Marseille have appointed Jorge Sampaoli as their new coach, the troubled French club's American owner Frank McCourt announced in a statement on Friday.

  • Bale 'happier than ever', says Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho claims Gareth Bale is "happier than ever" as the Tottenham forward tries to salvage his troubled second spell at the Premier League club.

  • Thiery Henry

    Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal coach

    Thierry Henry has stepped down from his role as coach of CF Montreal for family reasons, the Major League Soccer outfit announced on Thursday.

  • Arsenal, Man Utd, Rangers into Europa League last 16

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice including a late winner as Arsenal qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Benfica in Greece, while Manchester United and Rangers cruised through to the next round.

  • Rigidity of Ban, Afg denied India of Copa America berth?

    According to a report by The Times of India (TOI), All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das claimed that India had to decline an invitation from organisers of Copa America to take part in the 2021 edition of the South American football championship after failing to convince Bangladesh and Afghanistan to play their World Cup qualifiers earlier in March-April.

  • 'Amazing' Alli helps Spurs ease into Europa League last 16

    Jose Mourinho saluted Dele Alli after the Tottenham midfielder ensured his side can still save their troubled season with a virtuoso display in Wednesday's 4-0 rout of Austrian minnows Wolfsberger in the Europa League last 32 second leg.

  • Messi double helps Barca dispatch Elche

    Lionel Messi soared past Luis Suarez to become La Liga's top scorer on Wednesday by adding his 17th and 18th goals of the season in a much-needed 3-0 victory for Barcelona over Elche.

  • Man City stretch winning run but Guardiola demands more

    Manchester City moved to the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday but coach Pep Guardiola insisted his team still need to "be more clinical up front".

  • Mendy's late strike puts Real in sight of Champions League quarters

    Ferland Mendy put Real Madrid within touching distance of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday with the late strike that sank 10-man Atalanta 1-0 in Bergamo.

  • AFC asks BFF to consider Afghan position

    In a letter sent to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), the governing body of Asian football, AFC, asked the BFF to consider the situation of Afghanistan and come to an understanding over the venue of their upcoming World Cup Qualifying fixture.

  • Lewy hits goal landmark as Bayern hammer Lazio

    Robert Lewandowski becomes the Champions League’s third top scorer of all time as holders Bayern Munich put one foot in the quarterfinals with a 4-1 thrashing of Lazio in their last-16 first leg in Rome.

  • Acrobatic Giroud gives Chelsea advantage over Atletico

    A spectacular Olivier Giroud overhead kick gives Chelsea a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg in Bucharest.

  • Suspension for match-fixers, says Salahuddin

    Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin has said any person or team proved to be involved with match-fixing in domestic leagues will be suspended.

  • Spain looks to Real and Atletico to halt La Liga decline

    "Sign him up Florentino," Real Madrid's fans wrote on Twitter before Zinedine Zidane was asked if he sent a message to the club's president Florentino Perez.

  • Ronaldo's Crotone double keeps Juve in title hunt

    Cristiano Ronaldo kept Juventus within sight of the Serie A summit on Monday with a headed brace which helped the champions to a 3-0 win over bottom club Crotone.

  • Scottish FA apologises after referee's Covid-19 breach

    The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has apologised after assistant referee Graeme Stewart officiated Saturday's game between Hibernian and Hamilton when he was supposed to be self-isolating.

  • Monaco's offer to Barca after thumping PSG

    Fourth-placed Monaco thumped PSG 2-0 and offered to advice FC Barcelona in their Champions League return fixture against the Paris side.

  • Manchester City stay 10 points clear of United and Leicester

    Manchester City chalk up yet another victory to maintain their stranglehold of the Premier League title race but pursuers Manchester United and Leicester City both secure important wins to enhance their top-four bids