Soccer

Barca edge nine-man Atletico in five-goal thriller

Thursday, 29 January 2015.

MADRID: Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Mourinho cries foul over Costa ‘stamp’ claims

Wednesday, 28 January 2015.

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho once again alleged that his team were the victims of a “campaign” after they edged Liverpool 1-0 in an ill-tempered League Cup semi-final second leg.

Ghana and Algeria keep title dream alive

Wednesday, 28 January 2015.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea: A late diving header by Andre Ayew took Ghana through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday alongside favourites Algeria in a dramatic denouement to Group C.

Ivanovic sinks Liverpool as Chelsea reach final

Wednesday, 28 January 2015.

LONDON: Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool’s expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-0 this morning.

South Korea marches into final

Monday, 26 January 2015.

SYDNEY: South Korea reached the final of the Asian Cup for the first time since 1988 on Monday but listening to coach Uli Stielike you might have thought they had crashed out in the first round.

Pahang unveils 1940s-inspired kit

By Fazrol Nasir - Saturday, 24 January 2015.

KUANTAN: Pahang Football Association today unveiled its new kit for the new season, which is inspired by the design worn by players in early 1940s.

Real Madrid snap up Brazilian midfielder Silva

Saturday, 24 January 2015.

MADRID: European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian under-21 international midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro.

Major upset as UAE bids “Sayonara” to Japan

Friday, 23 January 2015.

SYDNEY: United Arab Emirates produced one of the greatest Asian Cup upsets to send champions Japan tumbling out of the tournament 5-4 on penalties after their quarter-final finished 1-1 after extra time.

Billionaire's cash injection to lead Hamburg out of crisis

Thursday, 22 January 2015.

BERLIN: Billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne has acquired a 7.5 percent stake at former European champions Hamburg SV after pumping in 18.75 million euros in investment and also bagged the stadium naming rights, the club said.

Cahill’s stunning bicycle kick gives Australia a spot in Asian Cup semi

Thursday, 22 January 2015.

BRISBANE: Tim Cahill came to Australia’s rescue again, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host-nation into the semi-finals.