Soccer

Rodgers warns Reds to plug leaky defence

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LONDON: Brendan Rodgers concedes Liverpool’s season is destined to end in frustration unless his side can plug the gaps in their leaky defence.

‘Rabona’ all in the past for Pochettino

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela’s stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Suarez to return in clasico after biting ban

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

BARCELONA: Luis Suarez’s long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes today against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.

Dunga’s don’ts

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

SAO PAULO: Brazil players are being told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while serving the national football team under the command of coach Dunga (pic).

No Bale for Real

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

THE most star-studded game in world football will be missing one of its brightest lights today as Real Madrid host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu without the injured Gareth Bale.

Trouble flares ahead of match

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LILLE: French riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse large groups of Everton fans gathered on Lille’s main square on Thursday afternoon, hours before the team’s Europa League match.

Lamela stunner

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

ERIK Lamela’s outrageous goal in a big win for Tottenham illuminated the third round of Europa League group-stage matches, in which Fiorentina and Dynamo Moscow maintained their perfect starts to the competition.

Marseille chase a record

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

PARIS: Ligue 1 leaders Marseille chase a club record ninth consecutive victory on Sunday when they travel to Lyon while defending champions Paris Saint-Germain are in action at home to Bordeaux 24 hours earlier.

Rodgers demands solid defence

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers wants to see an all-round improvement in his side’s defending when they face Hull City in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.

Koeman the great Saint

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

SOUTHAMPTON: With the meanest defence in the Premier League, an 8-0 win in his team’s latest showing and the Manager of the Month trophy sitting on his mantelpiece, Ronald Koeman would have been forgiven for allowing himself a wry smile when the inevitable question was asked.