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Man City fans boo UEFA anthem

UEFA take no action against Man City over booing fans

LONDON (Reuters) - European soccer's governing body UEFA saved themselves from even greater worldwide ridicule when they announced Manchester City would not face any disciplinary action because their supporters booed the Champions League anthem. UEFA's Icelandic match delegate Geir Thorsteinsson...

5 shocking managerial sackings

Football has never been a forgiving sport , be it for the players or the managers . To catch up with the cut-throat competition clubs do not excuse even a single slip on the the part of the managers...

Under-fire Benitez needs Ronaldo back at very best

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, (Reuters) - With coach Rafa Benitez under-fire for Real Madrid's perceived lack of attacking threat, the Spaniard needs Cristiano Ronaldo to return to his very best at Sevilla on Sunday. Real are joint top of La Liga...

Defiant Cech says Arsenal can still reach last 16

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Beaten five times on a humbling night in Munich on Wednesday, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the London club can still qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite being bottom of Group F...
Jose Mourinho

Mourinho has platform to relaunch season after Dynamo win

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea now have the perfect platform to relaunch their season and banish all talk of manager Jose Mourinho's departure after their 2-1 home win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday. Mourinho could...

Barca’s Neymar and Suarez shining in Messi absence

By Tim Hanlon REUTERS - The link-up play and understanding that Barcelona strike duo Neymar and Luis Suarez have developed in the absence of Lionel Messi was emphasised again in the Champions League victory over BATE Borisov. Over the last few...
Bayern Munich

Mueller double as formidable Bayern crush Arsenal

MUNICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich dismantled Arsenal 5-1 in Champions League Group F on Wednesday after a sensational first-half performance to close on the knockout stages with two matches left. The Bavarians struck three times in the first half through...
Jose Mourinho

Mourinho amazed as Chelsea fans hail their Special One

By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Under-fire Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho said he was amazed by a mass show of loyalty towards him from supporters as the struggling London side fought their way to victory over Dynamo Kiev in a...