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  • 'PSG tie set to define season'

    Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid's season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga.

  • Jose won't slam Smalling

    Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise Chris Smalling for a dive which led to the decisive goal in Manchester United's shock 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

  • City's quadruple bid on

    The club record £57 million ($80 million) capture of French centre-back Aymeric Laporte took Manchester City's spending on defence in the past year beyond the budgets of many nations.

  • Titu targets home matches

    With newcomers Saif Sporting Club already eliminated from playoff stage, Abahani remain the country's only representatives in AFC Cup, the second-tier club competition in Asia.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    PSG tie set to define Real Madrid season: Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo admits that Real Madrid's season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga.

  • Klopp grateful for 'fantastic' Firmino, Salah

    Jurgen Klopp backs Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino's cases for player of the year honours after they each bagged a goal and an assist to ensure an easy 2-0 win for Liverpool.

  • Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi

    ‘I saw Leo Cry’

    With the impending tie between FC Barcelona and Chelsea set to take place on February 21, Manchester United’s new signing and Lionel Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Alexis Sanchez reveals details about how emotional things got in the Barcelona dressing room after being knocked out by Chelsea in the semifinal stage of the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

  • Yerry Mina

    Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe

    A disallowed Luis Suarez goal sums up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week running after a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe.

  • Youth policy brings success for Arambagh

    Arambagh KS, situated at the Club para of Motijheel, turned into a festive place yesterday for residents of the locality after the team made history on Saturday night by winning their first major trophy at top-flight football since the club's establishment in 1958.

  • Real peak at perfect time

    Real Madrid's comprehensive 5-2 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday boosted confidence in the Spanish capital with the feeling that they have set themselves up nicely for the looming Champions League showdown with PSG.

  • MU rocked; L'pool sail

    Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

  • Balotelli 'booked for racist abuse complaint'

    Mario Balotelli was booked during Nice's 3-2 loss at Dijon for complaining about racist abuse, his French Ligue 1 club and a local newspaper have claimed.

  • Antonio Conte

    Chelsea slump not all my fault, insists under-pressure Conte

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes blame should be shared for the dramatic slump that has the Italian fighting for his job as West Brom visit the English champions on Monday.

  • Sergio Aguero

    Guardiola hails 'legend' Aguero after four-goal show

    Pep Guardiola hails Sergio Aguero as an "authentic legend" of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued the club's emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win

    Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid warm up for their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain with a big 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga..

  • Neymar

    Neymar sinks Toulouse

    Neymar scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain ground out a 1-0 victory at Toulouse on Saturday in their final tune-up for next

  • Aguero hits Leicester for four

    Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a

  • City demand action for rough play

    Manchester City have written to the body in charge of professional referees to raise their concerns over a series of dangerous challenges

  • Kane again the tormentor

    Harry Kane tormented Arsenal again as the Tottenham striker's clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley

  • Juventus go top amid VAR fiasco

    Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus went top of Serie A on Friday in a 2-0 win at Fiorentina overshadowed

  • 'Fitness, confidence made the difference'

    Arambagh's veteran coach Maruful Haque felt that confidence and energy were the deciding factors behind the stunning triumph in

  • Arambagh

    Arambagh break final jinx

    Arambagh ended their long-standing final jinx by upstaging defending champions Chittagong Abahani 2-0 in the final of the Walton

  • Ousmane Dembele

    Dembele set for comeback

    Ousmane Dembele is in line to make his latest comeback for Barcelona when the leaders of La Liga take on Getafe at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

  • Reus returns after 259 days

    Injury-prone Germany winger Marco Reus returned for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday against Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg having been sidelined for the last 259 days by a torn cruciate knee ligament.

  • Arambagh win maiden title

    Arambagh Krira Sangha trump defending champions Chittagong Abahani 2-0 in the final of the Walton Independence Cup today to break their long-standing jinx in finals of tournaments.

  • All eyes on Wembley

    Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley this weekend aiming to crush the optimism created by the Gunners' new-look forward line while the looming absence of Riyad Mahrez will be missed by both teams at the Etihad.

  • Coutinho opens his Barcelona account

    Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score his first goal for Barcelona in a 2-0 win at Valencia on Thursday that saw his new club ease into another Copa del Rey final.

  • Can Arambagh break final jinx?

    Lightweights Arambagh will look to break their tournament final jinx when they square off against defending champions Chittagong Abahani in the final of the Walton Independence Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.

  • No problem with Pogba: Jose

    Jose Mourinho says his relationship with Paul Pogba remains rock solid despite having dropped his star midfielder, hitting back at pundits who questioned whether the Frenchman is being used in his best position.

  • Isco Madrid exit rumours all lies: Zidane

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has branded a report saying he wants to sell Spain midfielder Isco as "lies". "I have full faith in my team. I am one of those people who, when I start something, I go with it to the death. I believe in what I do, and I want Isco to stay here his whole life," Zidane said at a press conference on Friday ahead of this weekend's home clash with Real Sociedad in La Liga.