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  • Neymar injured as PSG reach French Cup last 16

    Paris St Germain's Neymar was substituted in tears after suffering what appeared to be a right ankle injury as they beat Racing Strasbourg 2-0 in a French Cup.

  • Aguero scores as City ease into League Cup final

    Sergio Aguero scores the only goal as Manchester City beat League One (third division) Burton Albion 1-0 to secure a 10-0 aggregate victory in their League Cup semi-final.

  • Sevilla stun holders Barca 2-0 in Copa del Rey

    Sevilla produce a brilliant second-half display to beat Barcelona 2-0 in their Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg, leaving the holders with an uphill task to reach the last four.

  • Pressure on Brazil, Argentina

    They may boast seven World Cup victories between them and two of the game's biggest stars in Lionel Messi and Neymar, but Argentina and hosts Brazil will be under immense pressure when the Copa America begins in June.

  • Kings add to Abahani's debutant blues

    Defending champions Abahani fell apart against newcomers Bashundhara Kings, suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of the hosts at the Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari yesterday.

  • Messi left out of Barcelona squad to face Sevilla in cup

    Lionel Messi is left out of Barcelona's squad to face Sevilla in their Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg on Wednesday, while Kevin-Prince Boateng is included after he completed a loan move from Sassuolo.

  • Getafe edge past Valencia in Copa del Rey

    Jorge Molina's 77th-minute strike earn Getafe a deserved 1-0 home Copa del Rey win over seven-times winners Valencia in a feisty quarter-final, first-leg clash on Tuesday.

  • Ronaldo hit by hefty fine

    Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid.

  • BFCA formed to develop football

    In a quest to develop the country's football, the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA) was formed in the presence of representatives from 57 clubs out of the total 67 at a city hotel yesterday.

  • Nilphamari set for stunning debut

    The Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari will mark its debut as the 14th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) venue with a high-voltage encounter between holders Abahani and hosts Bashundhara Kings today.

  • Ronaldo arrives in Spanish court to answer for tax fraud

    Following last night's match, where he missed a penalty. Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in court in Madrid on Tuesday to face accusations of tax fraud, where he is expected to plead guilty after striking a deal last year with authorities.

  • Ronaldo misses penalty, but Juve prevail

    Cristiano Ronaldo misses a second-half penalty for Juventus but it did not matter as the Serie A leaders brush aside Chievo 3-0 in a top-versus-bottom clash.

  • Moses wants £2.86m 'assurance fee'

    Chelsea winger, Victor Moses has made a sensational demand of £2.86m as an 'assurance fee' from Fernebahce, in the likelihood of the

  • Messi inspires Barca

    Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a glimpse into the future but Barcelona still needed Lionel Messi to beat Leganes 3-1 on Sunday and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga.

  • Messi clinches new record, closing in on Pele

    Messi is still doing it for Barcelona and yesterday he picked up a strange but nonethless incredible record that one would not expect from Barca's ever-present talisman.

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    Messi does it again for Barca after coming off the bench

    Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 win over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday, creating one goal and scoring another to keep the Catalans five points clear at the top of La Liga.

  • Man City cut Liverpool gap

    Manchester City reduced Liverpool's lead at the top of the English Premier League table to four points as they eventually found top gear to win 3-0 away to basement club Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

  • Kingsley downs 10-man BJMC

    After being eliminated from the group stages of the season's first two tournaments, falling giants Mohammedan SC may have begun their resurgence with a 2-1 win over 10-man Team BJMC in their first match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Goretzka shines as Bayern cut gap

    Leon Goretzka was outstanding with two first-half goals as Bayern Munich halved Borussia Dortmund's lead at the top of the Bundesliga

  • Magalan thwarts former club

    Nigerian hitman Awala Magalan ensured that Chittagong Abahani made a winning-start to their Bangladesh Premier League campaign

  • Sparse crowds sully contest

    Saif Sporting Club registered a 2-1 victory over Rahmatganj MFS in a Bangladesh Premier League match at the Rafique Uddin Bhuiyan

  • PSG romp to record 9-0 home win

    Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani both scored hat-tricks as Paris Saint-Germain romped to their biggest-ever home win with a 9-0 Ligue 1 thrashing of Guingamp on Saturday.

  • Shitol gives Abahani winning start

    Young forward Faisal Ahmed Shitol came off the bench to rescue Abahani once again as the defending champions' bid for a hattrick of titles began with a 2-1 win over newcomers NoFel SC in the opening match of the 11th Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Dembele and Messi see off Levante but Barca Copa hopes in doubt

    Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarter-finals.


    Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another but could not prevent Atletico Madrid tumbling out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday as Girona progressed on away goals after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

  • Chelsea close in on Higuain

    Chelsea are set to add some much-needed firepower by reuniting manager Maurizio Sarri with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to widespread reports on Thursday.

  • Chelsea agree Higuain loan

    Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season, according to reports in the British media.

  • Real reach Copa quarter-finals despite loss to Leganes

    Real Madrid limp into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, losing 1-0 at Leganes with another lacklustre performance yet advancing 3-1 on aggregate.

  • Girona knock Atletico out of Copa del Rey

    Atletico Madrid crash out of the Copa del Rey to Girona following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side, who sneak through to the quarter-finals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

  • Ronaldo secures Italian Super Cup glory for Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half goal secures a record eighth Italian Super Cup victory for Juventus as they beat AC Milan 1-0 in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.