Soccer

Schalke up to seventh as Di Matteo wins again

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

BERLIN: Schalke 04 moved up to seventh in the Bundesliga as new coach Roberto di Matteo picked up his third win in four games with Friday’s 1-0 victory over Augsburg.

Unpaid Capello hints at leaving Russia post

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

MOSCOW: Fabio Capello has suggested he is close to leaving the Russian national football team after going unpaid for almost five months.

Arsenal face fight to catch leaders says Wenger

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

LONDON: Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars they can’t afford to lose any more ground in the Premier League title race if they want to overhaul leaders Chelsea.

Manchester supremacy on line in derby clash

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

LONDON: Manchester football supremacy will be at stake at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (9.25pm, Malaysian time) when Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United face off in a potentially momentous derby showdown.

Russian coach refuses to sign black players due to Ebola fear

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

MOSCOW: The coach of Russian Premier League team FC Rostov says he will not sign black players and expressed fears that Ebola could spread to the club.

Dortmund seek Bayern bounce back

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

BERLIN: Germany international Kevin Grosskreutz insists Borussia Dortmund can bounce back from their Bundesliga nightmare — starting with today’s clash at league leaders Bayern Munich.

Roma confident after Juventus loss

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

MILAN: Napoli host Roma today in a clash whose title repercussions could be eclipsed by the painful memories for the family of the last victim of Italian football-related violence.

Barca bank on Suarez

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

LUIS Suarez will make his competitive home debut as La Liga leaders Barcelona look to put the disappointment of their defeat to Real Madrid last weekend behind them against Celta Vigo today.

Rodgers: Liverpool ready to hit peak form

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

NEWCASTLE: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his players are finally starting to gel on the pitch ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle at St James’s Park today.

Gnanalingam, Tan among investors in new MLS club

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

LOS ANGELES: Major League Soccer’s new Los Angeles club will enter the league in 2017 with the backing of an international fleet of high-profile owners.