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Official: Appiah, Kingson,Tanko join Black Stars backroom staff
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Isco sinks Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid progress despite loss
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Real Madrid secured a place in their 15th European Cup final with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Atletico Madrid, despite losing 2-1 on the night in the final ever European game at Vicente Calderon. Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick at the Bernabeu had given Diego Simeone’s side a mountain to climb, but Atleti were intent on making history by becoming the first team to overturn a 3-0 first-leg defeat in the Champions League history, as the hosts raced into a two-goal lead...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Arsenal breathe new life into top-four hopes with Southampton win
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Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were on target as Arsenal won 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday to move up to fifth in the Premier League and fuel their hopes of a late push for the top four. Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute of what had been a cagey game, selling the Saints defence a dummy before finishing left-footed for his 20th goal of the season, before Giroud headed a second with seven minutes remaining. It was a...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick against Atletico mired by offside controversy
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Real Madrid put on a master class in its first leg of its Champion League semifinal against crosstown rivals Atletico on Tuesday, entirely thanks to star Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored all three of the team’s goals. It was the 32-year-old’s 42nd hat trick for Real Madrid. The first goal of the match, however, didn’t come without a bit of controversy. Ronaldo appeared to be offside when his teammate first crossed the ball to him. Ronaldo wasn’t able to score off...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Champions League final could be played under closed roof for first time in Cardiff
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The roof of the 74,500-capacity stadium has been closed in the past for Wales rugby internationals, but shutting it for European club football’s showpiece event would see UEFA break new ground The 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff could be played under a closed roof for the first time. UEFA will make the decision closer to the June 3 final at the Principality Stadium, local organising committee officials told a Champions League media briefing on Friday. The roof of the...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid  Zinedine Zidane rejects Champions League semi-final ‘favourites’ tag
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Real and Atletico meet for the fourth successive season in the Champions League knockout phase Zinedine Zidane does not think Real Madrid are favourites in their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, despite his side holding the upper hand in recent meetings with their city rivals. Tuesday night’s first leg at the Bernabeu sees the two teams meet in the competition for the fourth successive year. Real have won on all three previous occasions, including in two finals in 2014...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017