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Scholes accuses Man U of allowing Liverpool to `take the mickey out of them`

Scholes accuses Man U of allowing Liverpool to `take the mickey out of them`

London, Mar. 11 : Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has slammed Louis Van Gaal's side for allowing Liverpool to take the mickey out of them during their 0-2 defeat in the first leg of the Europa League last-16 tie at Anfield.

Forward Daniel Sturridge scored a superb penalty to put Liverpool in lead before midfielder Roberto Firmino doubled the score in the 73rd minute.

In contrast, Van Gaal's side failed to create a single chance and it was goalkeeper David de Gea's brilliance which had made magnificent saves.

Ferdinand hammers Man Utd, Van Gaal post Liverpool rout

Ferdinand hammers Man Utd, Van Gaal post Liverpool rout

London. Mar. 11 : Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has criticised the club in the wake of its humiliating defeat at the hands of Liverpool, saying that the Emirates Stadium club is showing no signs of improvement under manager Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool produced a dominating performance as they outclassed disjointed United to take a deserving 2-0 first leg lead in the last-
16 of the Europa League at Anfield.

Admitting that United deserved to be booed by fans, the 37-year-old said that the reaction of the spectators was obvious after such a dismal show by the team.

Liverpool outplay weakened Man Utd in Europa League last-16

Liverpool outplay weakened Man Utd in Europa League last-16

London, Mar. 11 : Liverpool produced a dominating performance as they outclassed disjointed Manchester United to take a deserving 2-0 first leg lead in the last-16 of the Europa League at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's side remained in possession throughout the match with Liverpool getting their first goal in the 20th minute.

Forward Daniel Sturridge scored a superb penalty to put Liverpool in lead before midfielder Roberto Firmino doubled the score in the 73rd minute.

Football legend Pele to auction off medals, trophies and 1000-goal crown

Football legend Pele to auction off medals, trophies and 1000-goal crown

New Delhi: Football legend Pele announced on Thursday that he would auction off his medals, trophies and even a career 1000-goal crown to fans and collectors.

The Brazilian great said that he hopes his fans will treasure the artifacts and share his story for generations to come.

"I have decided to allow fans and collectors to own a piece of my history as well. I hope they treasure these artifacts and share my story with their children and generations to come," Pele said.

Ibrahimovic fires as PSG knock Chelsea out of Champions League

Ibrahimovic fires as PSG knock Chelsea out of Champions League

London, Mar. 10 : Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a second-half goal as Paris Saint Giant ended Chelsea's Champions League dreams after claiming a 2-1 win over Guus Hiddink's team in the second leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge, thereby progressing through to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot put PSG ahead in the 16th minute of the match before Chelsea' star striker leveled the score just after 11 minutes, the Guardian reported.

Giroud, Walcott's brace send Arsenal into FA Cup quarters

Giroud, Walcott's brace send Arsenal into FA Cup quarters

London, March. 9 : Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott smashed a brace each to help Arsenal romp into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup after claiming a thumping 4-0 win over Hull City in the fifth round at the KC Stadium.

Forward Giroud put his side ahead in the 41st minute of the game before he scored his second goal in the 71st minute to double his side lead, the Guardian reported.

Midfielder Walcott then scored two consecutive goals for Arsenal in the 77th and 88th minute to pile further misery on Hull City.

Ronaldo helps Real brush off Roma to reach CL quarters

Ronaldo helps Real brush off Roma to reach CL quarters

London, March. 9 : Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo netted a second-half goal as Real Madrid raced into the quarterfinals of the Champions League after brushing aside Roma 2-0 in the second leg of the last-16 tie at Santiago Bernabeu, thereby completing a 4-0 aggregate triumph.

After a goalless first half, Ronaldo opened his side account in the 64th minute, when he scored his 40th goal of the season.

James Rodriguez then doubled his side lead just four minutes later by hammering a low shot from a tight angle, the Guardian reported.

Stephen Constantine names India's probables for World Cup preliminary qualifying round

Stephen Constantine names India's probables for World Cup preliminary qualifying

New Delhi: Star striker Sunil Chhetri is among a 28-strong Indian probable squad announced on Tuesday for the 2018 soccer World Cup preliminary qualifying round matches against Iran and Turkmenistan.

While India travel to Tehran to play Iran on March 24, they will host Turkmenistan in Kochi on March 29 in the Qualification Round 2 games.

The team will have a camp in the capital from March 16 prior to the departure to Tehran on March 21.

Constantine sounded "excited," when asked about the camp.

Wenger's patience snaps over his `boring` Arsenal future talks

Wenger's patience snaps over his `boring` Arsenal future talks

London, March. 8 : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at his critics, who still question his ability to win titles with the club, and described the comments against him as 'boring'.

The Frenchman recently became Europe's longest serving manager after he completed his 19 years at the Emirates Stadium. But he continues to receive criticism after the Gunners have gone five games without a win in all competitions.

Arsenal are also on the verge of exiting the Champions League and slipping out of the Premier League title race.

Messi-Ronaldo fan war: Murder accused sent to four-day police custody

Messi-Ronaldo fan war: Murder accused sent to four-day police custody

Mumbai, March. 8 : Nigerian man Nwabu Chukwuma, who was charged for murdering his friend after an argument over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer, has been sent to a four-day police custody by the Vasai Court on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old was arrested and charged with murder after he killed his friend Obinna Michael Durumchukwa on his 34th birthday following the debate about the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars spiralled out of control.



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