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La Liga, Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Real Madrid Edge Barcelona In Thriller To Go Top Of The Table | Football News

Real Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga on Saturday after Karim Benzema's flicked finish helped them claim a thrilling 2-1 victory over Barcelona in a wild Clasico at Valdebebas. Benzema's superb piece of skill and a deflected Toni Kroos free-kick put Madrid in charge and while Oscar Mingueza pulled one back for Barca, they fell to defeat in what could be Lionel Messi's final appearance in this fixture. Victory means Real Madrid go level on points with Atletico, with the top three now separated by a single point. Atletico, without the injured Luis Suarez, face Real Betis on Sunday.But Real Madrid now own the better head-to-head against both of the...
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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Tournament Director Roma Khanna Resigns Due To Personal Reasons | Football News

Roma Khanna on Saturday stepped down as the tournament director of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup, to be held in India in 2022, citing personal reasons. Khanna had spearheaded the bid for the U-17 World Cup back in 2019, and was later appointed as the tournament director for the local organising committee. She also successfully led the bid for AFC Women's Asian Cup, which India is set to host next year in January. "I would like to thank AIFF and FIFA for placing their trust in me," Khanna said in a statement on Saturday."Leading the tournament in India has been a privilege and honour. I am proud of the work that has been d...
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Europa League: Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes Give Manchester United 2-0 Win Over Granada | Football News

Marcus Rashford's brilliant finish and a Bruno Fernandes penalty handed Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Granada on Thursday, putting them firmly in charge of their Europa League quarter-final. Rashford latched onto a long ball from Victor Lindelof in the first half, the striker injecting the one bit of quality into a frantic contest at Los Carmenes before Fernandes made it two in the 90th minute. The result gives United a commanding lead heading into the second leg next week at Old Trafford, where they should finish the job and book their place in the semi-final to face either Ajax or Roma, the Italians leading 2-1 after the first leg.  "It's a...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Make Big Screen Debut As “Antivirus” In Next Asterix Film | Football News

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to confirm the development.© AFP Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his big screen debut in the next Asterix film, the AC Milan and Sweden striker announced on Thursday. The 39-year-old posted the word 'Antivirus', the name of his character, on his Instagram account using the typeset and colours associated with the Goscinny/Uderzo heroes. Ibrahimovic, who was recently recal...
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Indian Women’s Football Team Suffer Narrow 1-2 Defeat vs Belarus | Football News

Indian women's football team on Thursday suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat at the hands of Belarus at the AGMK Stadium. While both the sides played out an even first half, Belarus took the lead through a Shuppo Nastassia penalty before Pilipenka Hanna doubled their lead. Meanwhile, India's Sangita Basfore pulled one back deep into added time. After a good performance against Uzbekistan, India started off with a high tempo in the first half, and almost took the lead within three minutes, when Soumya Guguloth's shot from outside the box struck the Belarus cross-bar. Striker Pyari Xaxa did manage to get her head onto the rebound, but her effort looped over t...
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AFC Cup: After Recovering From COVID-19, Sunil Chhetri To Lead Bengaluru FC On April 14 | Football News

Talismanic India captain Sunil Chhetri has returned to action after recovering from COVID-19 and will lead Bengaluru FC in their AFC Cup preliminary stage two match on April 14. The Bengaluru-based side on Thursday named a 29-member squad for the match against Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC, a day after three COVID-19 cases were detected among the players and staff. Five reserve team players were named in the team as head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli prepares for his first game in charge of the Blues. "Skipper Sunil Chhetri will lead the side into a seventh season of continental football, with the 36-year-old having joined the side in Goa where preparati...
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Porto vs Chelsea, Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg: Chelsea Outgun Porto To Put One Foot In Semis | Football News

A classy goal from Mason Mount on Wednesday helped Chelsea to a 2-0 first-leg win over Porto, whose wasteful finishing could have scuppered their hopes of springing another Champions League upset in the quarterfinals. Mount's slick turn and shot in the first half would have been painful enough for Porto, who were the better side for large spells in Seville but repeatedly lacked the precision to take advantage. Instead, their misery was compounded by Ben Chilwell capitalising on a mistake at the back to score a late second that gave Chelsea another away goal and leaves them on the brink of the semi-finals. They were away goals only in name given both...
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Bayern vs PSG, Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg: Kylian Mbappe Stars As PSG Win At Holders Bayern Munich | Football News

Kylian Mbappe insisted Paris Saint-Germain still have it all to do after he scored twice in a thrilling 3-2 win at holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg. Bayern had their 19-match unbeaten run in the Champions League ended in a repeat of last year's final, as the German giants suffered their first European defeat since March 2019. PSG raced into a 2-0 lead after just 28 minutes behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena as Neymar created goals for Mbappe and Marquinhos. Bayern, whose top scorer Robert Lewandowski is sidelined by a knee injury, drew level courtesy of headers by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas ...
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FC Porto vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming | Football News

Chelsea will face FC Porto in Seville on Thursday.© AFP FC Porto will take on Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday (Wednesday local time). Chelsea, wounded by the 5-2 loss to West Brom in the Premier League, will be looking to put in a strong performance against Porto at a neutral venue. Both legs of the quarter-final clash between the two sides ...
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Bayern Munich vs PSG, UEFA Champions League: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming | Football News

Bayern Munich vs PSG will be a repeat of the 2020 Champions League final.© AFP Defending champions Bayern Munich will be up against French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night (local time). The Champions League holders will be without talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski while another key player Serge Gnabry tested positive for...