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Tonca, Ribandar register big wins

Agassaim: Young Boys of Tonca recorded an easy 4-1 win over Nauxim Sports Club in the GFA Second Division League match at Agassaim ground, on Tuesday. The winners led 1-0 at the break with Amlesh Shirodkar scoring team’s first goal in the 12th minute which proved to be the only difference in the first session. In the second half, Sachin …

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India’s meek surrender hands Kiwis 2-0 series win

Christchurch: A star-studded India was outplayed by seven wickets inside three days in the second Test against New Zealand here with the home team making a mockery of the visitors’ world no 1 status to complete a memorable series sweep. New Zealand prevailed by seven wickets, chasing down a modest target of 132 in just 36 overs, after India’s second …

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Shree Nagesh outshine Ronit SC

Agassaim: Shree Nagesh Maharudra Sports & Cultural Club scored a resounding 3-1 win over Ronit Sports Club in the Goa Football Association’s Second Division League match played at Agassaim ground, on Monday. The teams started the match on equal terms but Ronit SC shot into lead in the 17th minute through Antonio D’Costa. Ronit SC who were leading by a …

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Real leapfrog Barca at top after ‘Clasico’ win

Madrid: Real Madrid showed their character by beating Barcelona 2-0 in Sunday’s top-of-the-table ‘Clasico’, leapfrogging their rivals at the La Liga summit after a week in which their pride had taken a beating at home and in Europe. Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr scored the opener in the 71st minute with a strike that deflected off Gerard Pique, flummoxing goalkeeper Marc-Andre …

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Man City lift eighth trophy under Guardiola

London: Pep Guardiola said his Manchester City players were hungry for silverware before Sunday’s League Cup final and they duly gobbled up an eighth trophy of his reign to prove themselves the insatiable gluttons of English football. City secured a third straight League Cup and fifth in the last seven seasons with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley …

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Pickford and De Gea show ‘the life of the goalkeeper’

Liverpool: Manchester United’s David De Gea and Everton’s Jordan Pickford experienced the highs and lows of being a goalkeeper after their mistakes led to both goals in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday before they made amends with fine saves. De Gea gifted Everton a third minute lead when he casually hung on to the ball, allowing Dominic …

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UEFA meets amidst Euro 2020 coronavirus concerns

Manchester: European football’s governing body UEFA gathers in Amsterdam for their annual congress as they face up to the possible impact of the coronavirus on the Euro 2020 championship and this month’s playoffs. The virus has already played havoc with domestic fixtures in Italy where Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan was one of six games postponed this weekend. …

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Advantage Blues after narrow win over ATK

Bengaluru: Defending champions Bengaluru FC registered a narrow 1-0 win over ATK in the first leg of their Indian Super League semifinal clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Deshorn Brown’s opportunistic strike (31st minute) proved to be the difference in what was a closely-fought first leg battle. Edu Garcia kicked off an even contest with a …

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Mohun Bagan inch closer to title

Imphal: Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan inched closer to a second I-League title with a convincing 3-1 win over debutants Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC here on Sunday. Spaniard Fran Gonzalez (14th minute) scored his 10th goal of the season, converting a penalty to go top of the scoring charts, while compatriot Joseba Beitia (22nd) and Senegalese striker Papa Babacar …

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India staring at defeat after another top-order flop show

Christchurch: India’s top-order frittered away a golden chance with another shoddy batting show as New Zealand regained complete control of the second Test after Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah’s hostile fast-bowling spell had given the visitors a slender first-innings lead here on Sunday. Shami (4/81 in 23.1 overs) and Bumrah (3/62 in 22 overs) were brilliant in their execution, dismissing …

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