Soccer

Blockbuster encounter

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

HOSTS South Korea overpowered Thailand 2-0 yesterday to set up a titanic Asian Games football final against North Korea.

Stoke heap pressure on Pardew

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

LONDON: An early Peter Crouch goal gave Stoke City a 1-0 home win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday to pile more pressure onto beleaguered Toon boss Alan Pardew.

Scary Devils perk up Van Persie

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

ROBIN van Persie believes Manchester United’s expensively-assembled forward line have it in them to frighten their opponents.

Atletico out to prove they have teeth in attack

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

MADRID: Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game at home to Juventus today will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season.

Bulgarian small fries dream big

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

SOFIA: Bulgarian underdogs Ludogorets will look to match the stunning giant-killing exploits of compatriots CSKA Sofia when they make their Champions League home debut against holders Real Madrid tpday.

Scousers seek Swiss high

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

LIVERPOOL are confident that they can put a frustrating run of domestic form behind them when they face FC Basel in Switzerland in Champions League Group B today.

End the drought in Australia

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

THE goals have dried up for FC Seoul in their Asian Champions League campaign but coach Choi Yong-soo is adamant the floodgates can open in their tough semi-final second leg at the Western Sydney Wanderers today.

McCoist slams Rangers defence

Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

GLASGOW: Rangers manager Ally McCoist slammed his side’s shambolic defending after they slipped to a 3-1 home defeat by promotion challengers Hibernian on Monday.

Ibra setback for PSG

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of Paris Saint Germain’s Champions League match against Barcelona today with a left heel injury.

Chelsea ponder replacement killer for Sporting match

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

LONDON: As Jose Mourinho returns to his Portuguese footballing roots, the Chelsea manager may have to decide which back-up marksman he trusts most to shoot down his old employers at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League today.