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Juventus beat Lazio to reach Italian Cup semi-finals

Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Gleison Bremer headed home the decisive goal a minute before half-time when he beat Lazio goalkeeper Luis Maximiano to Filip Kostic's cross. The Brazilian's second goal of the season won a tight contest in Turin.

Soccer Football - Coppa Italia - Quarter Final - Juventus v Lazio - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - February 2, 2023 Juventus' Bremer celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Coppa Italia - Quarter Final - Juventus v Lazio - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - February 2, 2023 Juventus' Bremer celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)
AFP |

Lionel Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni would love to see the superstar -- who is one of only six players to compete in five World Cups -- suit up for the next World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Montpellier v Paris St Germain - Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France - February 1, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Montpellier v Paris St Germain - Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier, France - February 1, 2023 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Napoli eye a first since Diego Maradona

Argentina are world champions and Napoli have beaten Juventus 5-1. Just like it was in 1986-87 and 89-90 when they won their only league titles

Napoli beat Juventus 5-1 this term with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia, who leads the league’s assists tally, running rings around a team that won nine Serie A titles between 2011-12 and 2019-20.(AP)
Napoli beat Juventus 5-1 this term with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia, who leads the league’s assists tally, running rings around a team that won nine Serie A titles between 2011-12 and 2019-20.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Kylian Mbappe to miss Champions League clash with Bayern Munich due to injury

The 24-year-old limped off during the first half of PSG's 3-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday.

 Kylian Mbappe (AP)
Kylian Mbappe (AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:38 PM IST
Reuters |

Juventus vs Lazio, Italian Cup quarter-final Live Streaming: When and Where

Juventus vs Lazio, Coppa Italia quarter-final Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Juventus will face off against Lazio in the quarter-final of Coppa Italia on Friday early morning as per Indian Standard Time.(AP)
Juventus will face off against Lazio in the quarter-final of Coppa Italia on Friday early morning as per Indian Standard Time.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:03 PM IST

Charges of attempted rape dropped against Mason Greenwood

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has had all criminal charges against him dropped, police and prosecutors said on Thursday.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood leaves the Manchester Magistrates court in Manchester, Britain, November 21, 2022(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood leaves the Manchester Magistrates court in Manchester, Britain, November 21, 2022(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:53 PM IST
Reuters |

Real Madrid vs Valencia La Liga match Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

Real Madrid vs Valencia, La Liga: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:08 PM IST

France defender Raphael Varane retires from international football

The 29-year-old, who has 93 caps after making his debut in 2013, and also helped Didier Deschamps's side win the UEFA Nations League in the 2020-21 season.

Raphael Varane(Twitter)
Raphael Varane(Twitter)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 06:20 PM IST
Reuters |

Messi scores as PSG moves 5 points clear but Mbappe injured

Mbappe went down clutching his leg just under the right knee and limped off in the 21st minute — having earlier missed a twice-taken penalty and blazed the rebound over an open goal on his second effort.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier Herault SC and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, southern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)(AFP)
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier Herault SC and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, southern France on February 1, 2023. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:41 AM IST
AP |

Lewandowski scores, Barcelona beat Betis to reach 50-point mark

Lewandowski ended his scoring drought in the league to help Barcelona defeat Real Betis 2-1 and increase its lead over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - February 1, 2023 FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - February 1, 2023 FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:37 AM IST
AP |

Martial, Fred strike as Manchester United ease past Forest into League Cup final

January signing Wout Weghorst almost followed his goal in the first leg with another in an opening period of few clear-cut chances, heading a pinpoint Casemiro cross against the post at Old Trafford.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their first goal with Marcus Rashford (REUTERS)
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their first goal with Marcus Rashford (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 07:25 AM IST
Reuters |

‘For me there’s nothing left’: Lionel Messi drops massive retirement hint

Having won the FIFA World Cup last year, Lionel Messi gave a subtle retirement hint about his future and it could surprise fans.

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022.(AP)
Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during FIFA World Cup 2022.(AP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Chelsea sign Enzo Fernandez for British record fee; Sabitzer joins Man Utd

Chelsea have completed the British record 105 million pounds ($129.18 million) signing of Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, Portuguese club Benfica confirmed on Wednesday.

Enzo Fernandez(REUTERS)
Enzo Fernandez(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 07:15 AM IST
AP |

Valencia sacks coach Gennaro Gattuso for poor results

Valencia said in a statement it reached a mutual agreement with Gattuso to end their contract. They did not announce a replacement for Gattuso.

Valencia's head coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts during a semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Valencia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)(AP)
Valencia's head coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts during a semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Valencia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)(AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:13 AM IST
AP |

West Ham set up Man United tie by beating Derby

David Moyes' side saw out the victory without conceding many chances, recording back-to-back wins for the first time since October, and Bowen said he hoped the win would boost his side, who are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.

West Ham United's English midfielder Michail Antonio (2R) celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match vs Derby County(AFP)
West Ham United's English midfielder Michail Antonio (2R) celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match vs Derby County(AFP)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:11 AM IST
Reuters |

Explained: Why Bayern Munich-bound Joao Cancelo is leaving Man City

Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo is all set to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from Manchester City on loan.

Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo is all set to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from Manchester City on loan(Getty Images)
Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo is all set to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from Manchester City on loan(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Ronaldo will move to…’: Al Nassr head coach gives massive transfer update

Al Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia gave a massive transfer update on Cristiano Ronaldo and his future in football.

Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo in action.(REUTERS)
Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo in action.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Brighton strike late to knock holders Liverpool out of FA Cup

Holders Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round on Sunday as Kaoru Mitoma struck a late winner.

Mohamed Salah in action(AFP)
Mohamed Salah in action(AFP)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 01:10 PM IST
Reuters | , Brighton

Watch: Feyenoord keeper's dirty trick denies potential goal, frustrates rival

The match between Feyenoord and FC Twente witnessed an epic moment, involving Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, who showed great smartness to rescue himself from an unwanted situation.

Feyenoord keeper's dirty trick denies potential goal, frustrates rival, who retaliates with angry gesture
Feyenoord keeper's dirty trick denies potential goal, frustrates rival, who retaliates with angry gesture
Published on Jan 30, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Real Madrid frustrated in goalless draw against Real Sociedad

Leaders Barcelona moved to 47 points in the standings after their 1-0 win at Girona on Saturday and are now five points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid. Real Sociedad are third on 39 points, having played one more game than the top two.

Real Madrid Vinicius Junior takes a shot on goal in front of Real Sociedad.(AP)
Real Madrid Vinicius Junior takes a shot on goal in front of Real Sociedad.(AP)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:11 AM IST
Reuters | , Madrid

Son hits double for Tottenham, Man Utd's Casemiro bags brace in FA Cup wins

Fellow Premier League sides Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton also reached round five on a shock-less day.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester United v Reading - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 28, 2023 Manchester United's Casemiro celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Phil Noble(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester United v Reading - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 28, 2023 Manchester United's Casemiro celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Phil Noble(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 08:27 AM IST
Reuters |

I make better decisions now, says Lallianzuala Chhangte

Most effective Indian in ISL, says India head coach Igor Stimac of the Mumbai City FC player with nine goals and five assists.

File photo of Lallianzuala Chhangte(Twitter)
File photo of Lallianzuala Chhangte(Twitter)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Manchester City knock out Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup

Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute goal settled the fourth-round match at Etihad Stadium and the result may yet reverberate through the rest of the season.

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester City v Arsenal - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 27, 2023 Manchester City's Nathan Ake celebrates scoring their first goal as Arsenal's Bukayo Saka looks dejected REUTERS/Molly Darlington(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester City v Arsenal - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 27, 2023 Manchester City's Nathan Ake celebrates scoring their first goal as Arsenal's Bukayo Saka looks dejected REUTERS/Molly Darlington(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 07:11 AM IST
AP |

Real looking to Benzema, again

The French forward has seven goals in seven games since missing the World Cup due to injury

Soccer Football - Copa del Rey - Quarter Final - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - January 26, 2023 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after the match REUTERS/Susana Vera(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Copa del Rey - Quarter Final - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - January 26, 2023 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after the match REUTERS/Susana Vera(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 10:27 PM IST

The academies shaping India's footballing future

If India wants to get better at the world's most popular game, then AIFF can't do all the heavy lifting. That is where academies come into the picture.

Kids during a training session at the RFYC football academy in Navi Mumbai( RYFC)
Kids during a training session at the RFYC football academy in Navi Mumbai( RYFC)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 09:29 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Vinícius scores, Real Madrid beat Atletico in extra time in Copa del Rey

Vinicius scored late in extra time to seal a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their third goal with Karim Benzema and a teammate(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their third goal with Karim Benzema and a teammate(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 07:45 AM IST
AP |

Copa del Rey quarter-final, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming: When

Copa del Rey quarter-final, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming, match timing and venue

The quarter-final clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Copa del Rey will be played on Friday at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.(AFP)
The quarter-final clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Copa del Rey will be played on Friday at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.(AFP)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 09:56 PM IST

Manchester United beat Forest 3-0, closes in on League Cup final

Goals from Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes at the City Ground went some way toward easing the disappointment of the late 3-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, which dented United’s challenge at the top of the league.

Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring his team first goal during the English League Cup semi-final first-leg football match(AFP)
Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring his team first goal during the English League Cup semi-final first-leg football match(AFP)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 09:31 AM IST
AP |

Dembele shines as Barcelona beat 10-man Sociedad 1-0 to reach Copa semifinals

Dembélé scored the winning goal early in the second half as Barcelona defeated 10-man Real Sociedad 1-0 to return to the last four after a one-year absence.

Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with Barcelona's French defender Jules Kounde (R) scoring his team's first goal during the Copa del Rey (King's Cup), quarter final football match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 25, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)(AFP)
Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with Barcelona's French defender Jules Kounde (R) scoring his team's first goal during the Copa del Rey (King's Cup), quarter final football match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 25, 2023. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 09:11 AM IST
AP |

Watch: Mbappe scores 5 goals vs amateur side whose goalkeeper is pastry chef

Kylian Mbappe scored five goals in a 7-0 win vs Pays de Cassel, a sixth-tier side in France consisting of amateurs.

Kylian Mbappe scores a goal for PSG.(AFP)
Kylian Mbappe scores a goal for PSG.(AFP)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 01:40 PM IST
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