ARSENE Wenger believes Olivier Giroud’s decisive contribution to Arsenal’s vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best in time to fire his side into the Champions League.
Manchester United are moving closer to making £30 million (RM165 million) England star Luke Shaw their first signing of the summer.
BARCELONA are out of the Champions League and far from a shoo-in for the Primera Liga title but at least even the average players in the Nou Camp squad are unlikely to worry about money ever again.
POLAND striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month’s German Cup final in Tuesday’s 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg.
HASHIM Mustapha has been placed temporarily in charge of Kelantan when they face Sarawak in a Super League match tomorrow following the removal of head coach Steve Darby on Tuesday.
SAO PAULO: Brazilian police arrested 54 people at a demonstration late on Tuesday against the World Cup in which two banks were vandalised, officials said.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said on Tuesday they have scrapped plans to sign controversial French forward Nicolas Anelka.
LONDON: Former League Cup winners Luton Town will return to the Football League after a five year hiatus next season as on Tuesday they were assured of winning promotion from the Conference Premier.
LONDON: Paul Lambert took the astonishing step of ending his six-year association with trusted aide Ian Culverhouse on Tuesday after a complete breakdown in the pair’s relationship.
PAHANG coach Zainal Abidin Hassan is confident his side will bounce back from Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to LionsXII but his Armed Forces counterpart B. Sathianathan has confirmed last season’s top scorer Marlon Alex James will be de-registered before the transfer deadline.
NO Malaysian team will advance to the knockout stage of the AFC Cup for the first time in three years after Selangor were eliminated following a 1-0 defeat by Arema at the Kunjurahan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia yesterday.
Everywhere you look at the Emirates these days there is uncertainty and apprehension. Nobody seems to know what Arsenal are playing for.
PARIS: Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season’s competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE: Al Ain became the first team to secure a second-round spot in the Asian Champions League with a 5-0 win over Lekhwiya of Qatar on Tuesday, while Melbourne Victory created a gridlock in Group G with a 2-0 upset win over defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
IPOH: A commotion broke out at the end of the Super League match at Stadium Perak here which saw host Perak lost to Johor Darul Ta'zim 1-0.