THE eagerness of the national players to bring home a cushion to defend in the AFF Cup final leaves Malaysia with a two-goal deficit to overturn in the return leg in Bukit Jalil tomorrow.
LONDON: Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace tomorrow.
MALAYSIA were warned about the abilities of midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin. But despite the efforts to stop the “Lionel Messi” of Thailand, Chanathip was just too good in the 2-0 win over the visitors in the AFF Cup final, first leg in Bangkok on Wednesday.
“I am a friend of Dollah Salleh but I don’t fear him, his team and the Malaysian supporters. He probably fears me more.”
BERLIN: Ailing German giants Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga’s relegation places after twice throwing away the lead in a 2-2 draw with second-placed Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
PARIS: French champions Paris Saint Germain ended a run of two defeats with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over second tier AC Ajaccio to reach the French League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.
MAINZ are hoping to find runaway leaders Bayern Munich distracted by the winter break on Friday with Pep Guardiola’s side hunting more Bundesliga records in their final match of 2014.
ROME Milan - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri’s appeal against his one-match ban has been accepted and he will be on the bench for the game against Cagliari on Thursday.
DOUALA: The death of Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse (pic) in Algeria in August was caused by a brutal post-match beating, not an object thrown by angry fans as initially claimed, a new autopsy has found.
MARRAKECH: Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned yesterday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body’s ethics judge.
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