Soccer

Deepavali takes a back seat for Pahang duo

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

FOR the second year running, Pahang midfielders R. Gopinathan and R. Surendran had to put their Deepavali celebrations on hold, and train with their teammates yesterday for the Malaysia Cup return-leg against Kedah in Kuantan tomorrow.

FAS proposes more stadiums for AFF Cup

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

THE FA of Singapore (FAS) will propose the 4,100-capacity Bishan Stadium, Choa Chu Kang Stadium and Jalan Besar Stadium to the Asean Football Federation (AFF) as alternatives to the National Stadium for next month’s AFF Cup matches.

Goals galore

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

BAYERN Munich produced a stunning display to demolish Roma 7-1 on Tuesday but they were not the biggest winners on the most prolific evening in Champions League history.

Belgian strikers to battle in Europa League

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

PARIS: A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton’s Europa League clash at Lille today, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointless Romanians Astra Giurgiu.

Jose not worried

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

JOSE Mourinho insisted he was not worried by the prospect of running short of forward options ahead of Sunday’s visit to Manchester United in the English Premier League after confirming Loic Remy and Diego Costa will both miss Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford.

Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time La Liga goals tally.

Racism row mars Norwich-Leeds clash

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

LONDON: The English Football Association was waiting to receive Mark Clattenburg’s match report late yesterday after the referee stopped Tuesday’s Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United following an alleged racism row.

Hamburger lack bite

Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

BERLIN: Hamburger SV drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday but were left to rue missed chances as they remained in the relegation zone.

‘Wrecked’ Inter coach too tired to face media

Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

MILAN: Beleaguered Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri was so drained after his team snatched a last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to Napoli that he declined to face the media.

Valencia fall to first defeat

Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

Valencia’s unbeaten start to the season came crashing to an end as they were beaten 3-0 away at struggling Deportivo la Coruna as Sevilla moved into second on Sunday.