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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

Football

Cech hails Chelsea's 'moral strength'

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech hailed the team's "moral strength" on Wednesday after a last-gasp goal sent the Blues past Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League semi-finals the day before.

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans as ultimate souvenir

The man many regard as the sport's best player of all time presented the ultimate superfan souvenir in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup that Brazil will host in two months.

Chelsea will outscore PSG, says confident Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in no doubt his side have the scoring capabilities to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

United march into Munich with greater confidence

Bayern Munich must be patient in attack and wary of Manchester United on the break in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said.

Liverpool on top as Everton down Arsenal

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as his side returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win away to West Ham on Sunday.

Bayern's Guardiola under-fire for rotation policy

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has come under fire from his Bundesliga peers for fielding a weakened team ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, second-leg at home to Manchester United.

Rooney doubtful for Bayern clash

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will miss Saturday's Premier League game at Newcastle United with a bruised toe and is doubtful for next week's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich, manager David Moyes said.

Manchester City storm past Southampton

Manchester City kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 4-1 win at home to Southampton in Saturday's early kick-off match. Victory saw City close to within a point of Liverpool.

Rooney out with toe injury, doubt for Bayern return

The England striker suffered the injury during the second half of the 1-1 draw with Bayern at Old Trafford last Tuesday. United face the German champions in the return on Wednesday.

Real resume title battle sans Ronaldo

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes his side still have every chance of claiming the La Liga title this year despite falling into third place with just seven games remaining.

Creaky Chelsea look to halt slide

After a damaging loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Chelsea will seek to resurrect their creaking title challenge in Premier League against Stoke City on Saturday.

Madrid avenge Dortmund defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record equalling goal before exiting to injury as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on Wednesday to take a big step toward the Champions League semifinals.

No love from Paris, Chelsea in trouble

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury-time on Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week.

Bayern draw wins time for Man United

Manchester United showed great spirit in a 1-1 draw with holders Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. United led through a Nemanja Vidic header, while Bastian Schweinsteiger got a precious away goal for Bayern.

Barcelona hit by transfer ban

Barcelona have been given a transfer ban for two consecutive windows and fined 450,000 Swiss francs ($509,400, Rs. 3crore approx) for breaching rules on the international transfer of foreign under-18 players, FIFA said on Wednesday.
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