Uefa Champions League
Football  /  Published 14.07.20

La Liga toppers to start from scratch

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have to get past the Round-of-16 stage first if they are to advance in the Uefa Champions League, which resumes on August 7. So no matter how well they finish the ongoi...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 13.07.20

Ruling recasts top-4 race

Manchester City’s success in overturning their Champions League ban on Monday has huge ramifications on the Premier League and the remaining two teams that will qualify for Europe’s top cl...
By Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 02.05.20

Crown & ‘curse’: Benfica’s jinx after Eusebio magic

Ever heard of Béla Guttmann’s curse? Guttmann, a Hungarian football coach known for his futuristic out-of-the-box thinking that often left opponents playing catch-up, was in charge of the Benfica s...
By TT Bureau in

Sports  /  Published 29.04.20

Virus to freeze big-buck transfers: Gaizka Mendieta

Gaizka Mendieta, the former Spain international and the man who gave Valencia many a memorable night during his eight-season stay at the Mestalla, feels the summer of 2020 may not see too many signing...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 28.04.20

Uefa: Inform by May 25

European football leagues have been given a May 25 deadline to inform governing body Uefa of their plans to restart their domestic competitions.Soccer has ground to a halt in all major leagues in Euro...
By Reuters in Manchester

Sports  /  Published 24.04.20

Uefa focus on finishing seasons

Qualification for the next Champions League should be “on sporting merit” and domestic leagues should “explore all possible options” to finish seasons because of the coronavirus crisis, Europe...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 22.04.20

Leagues search for exit route

The Dutch football season effectively ended on Tuesday after their government extended a ban on major public events by three months, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said in a statement. The move...
By Agencies in Netherlands

Sports  /  Published 21.04.20

Uefa call to finish season

Uefa on Tuesday gave a “strong recommendation” to European football federations to attempt to finish the current season once play is able to resume after the stoppage caused by the Covid-19 pandem...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 19.04.20

Day San Siro erupted & Barca bit the ash

With a volcanic eruption as the background, on April 20, 2010, Inter Milan humbled the Spanish giants in a memorable Champions League game. Angshuman Roy goes time travelling…Ten years ago, from Apr...
By Angshuman Roy in

Sports  /  Published 16.04.20

BRIEFS: Bigger than Camp Nou

Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday began building a new stadium costing 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) and boasting a 100,000 capacity, making it one of the world’s largest arenas. I...
By TT Bureau & Agencies in Shanghai


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