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  • Real put Inter on the brink

    Real Madrid claimed a first-ever win at San Siro on Wednesday, beating Inter 2-0 in the Champions League after the Serie A side had midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off for dissent in the first half.

  • Argentina mourns Maradona

    Heartbroken fans of Diego Maradona gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to mourn the Argentine soccer legend's death on Wednesday, praying, laying flowers and singing patriotic and sport chants.

  • Atalanta thump Liverpool

    Atalanta's Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored quickfire second-half goals to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over a toothless Liverpool, who barely managed a shot on target, in their Champions League Group D clash at Anfield on Wednesday.

  • Death of a man, not his legend

    As we were travelling to St Petersburg from Moscow by train while covering the 2018 World Cup in Russia, one inquisitive Argentine reporter asked why his country has such frenzied fan following in Bangladesh. The response was plain and simple. It’s because of Diego Maradona.

  • Argentina announces three days of mourning at the passing away of Maradona

    Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, declared three days of official mourning at the passing away of the nation’s football legend Diego Maradona.

  • Messi, Ronaldo bid farewell to the ‘eternal genius’

    Current greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have posted emotional tributes to "friend" Diego Maradona on social media after the footballing legend passed away following cardiac arrest today.

  • Famous quotes of Diego and about Diego

    Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, will forever be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time but also one of the most controversial.

  • No superstar was bigger than you and there never will be: Mashrafe

    “There was no superstar bigger than you in my eyes and there never will be,” wrote former Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on his personal Facebook account as he mourned the death of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona.

  • Football world and beyond react to Maradona's death

    Here are reactions to Maradona's death.

  • Certainly, one day we'll kick a ball together in the sky above: Pele

    Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé mourned the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona on Wednesday, following confirmation he had died of a heart attack earlier in the day.

  • Maradona saw heaven and hell

    World soccer great Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday less than a month after his 60th birthday, was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball, but his demons almost destroyed him.

  • Diego Maradona dies of cardiac arrest at 60: reports

    Reports in Argentina suggest that football legend Diego Maradona suffered a cardiac arrest today and has died at the age of 60.

  • Ibrahimovic drops Sweden return hint ahead of Euros

    AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Wednesday that he missed playing for Sweden and hinted that he may be open to a return to the national side for next year's Euros.

  • ‘Damage control our job against Qatar’

    Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin hopes the national team will do their best to control the damage when they take on Qatar in a World Cup qualifier in Doha on December 4.

  • Ronaldo, Messi among 11 nominees for FIFA Best Men's Player award

    Bayern Munich's treble-winning Robert Lewandowski joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Player award, world soccer's governing body announced on Wednesday.

  • Haaland smashes Champions League scoring record

    Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland became the fastest player in history to score 16 goals in the Champions League during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Club Brugge on Tuesday to top Group F and take a big step towards securing their knockout-stage spot with two games remaining.

  • Juventus march into last 16 with 2-1 win over Ferencvaros

    Juventus progress to the Champions League last 16 after a Cristiano Ronaldo goal and a stoppage-time header from substitute Alvaro Morata gave them a comeback 2-1 home win over Hungarians Ferencvaros

  • PSG revive Champions League chances with Neymar penalty

    Paris St Germain revived their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase when an early Neymar penalty earned a fortunate 1-0 home win against RB Leipzig in Group H on Tuesday.

  • Fernandes double helps United beat Istanbul Basaksehir

    Manchester United stay top of Champions League Group H with two goals from Bruno Fernandes helping them to a 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford

  • Youthful Barca take care of Dynamo to seal knockout place

    An inexperienced Barcelona side missing Lionel Messi and many other first-team regulars eventually cruise to a 4-0 win away to Dynamo Kyiv to reach the Champions League knockout stages for the 17th consecutive season

  • Giroud winner puts Chelsea in Champions League knockout stages

    Striker Olivier Giroud scored a dramatic last-minute winner as Chelsea booked their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over Stade Rennais at Roazhon Park on Tuesday.

  • All the pressure on Real

    Real Madrid and Inter Milan will meet for a crunch Champions League fixture at the San Siro tonight and both sides will be desperate for a win as they stand on the verge of an embarrassing exit.

  • Dennis to miss Dortmund clash over bizarre seat-feud

    Brugge star Emmanuel Dennis will miss their Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund as he reportedly stormed off the team bus after not being able to sit in his favorite seat.

  • Eriksen set for Inter exit

    Christian Eriksen's dream move to Inter Milan looks over with the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker requesting to leave the Italian giants after just 10 months.

  • Will Barcelona freeze in Kiev without Messi?

    Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev. The Blaugrana have left the Argentine out of the 19-man squad to face the Ukrainian outfit on Tuesday.

  • End of Milan’s wait and Liverpool’s new record

    End of Milan’s wait and Liverpool’s new record

  • Messi, De Jong rested for Dynamo Kiev clash

    Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said Monday that Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong will not feature against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League this midweek, instead being given a rest.

  • 'A gentleman on and off the field'

    The supporters of Mohammedan SC don’t flock to the Motijheel-based tent of the Black and Whites to watch their favourite footballers like they once used to during the glory days of football. But today, the Mohammedan supporters once again gathered at the club tent, obviously not to see a new football sensation rather bid goodbye to the great Badal Roy.

  • Ibrahimovic brace ends decade-long wait for AC Milan win at Napoli

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice before picking up an injury as Serie A leaders AC Milan beat 10-man Napoli 3-1 on Sunday to record their first league win in Naples for more than 10 years.

  • Salah to train after negative Covid-19 test, says Klopp

    Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who missed Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win over Leicester City after contracting COVID-19, has now tested negative and can return to training, manager Juergen Klopp has said.