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Brilliant Bayern thump Atletico

Champions League holders Bayern Munich extended their record run to 12 straight wins in the competition as they thumped Atletico Madrid. Just 59 days after lifting the 2020 title in Lisbon, Hansi Flick’s side were in ominous form again as they made light work of Diego Simeone’s usually watertight side. Winger Kingsley Coman, matchwinner against Paris St-Germain in Lisbon at ...

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Barcelona start afresh with five-goal rout of Ferencvaros

Barcelona exorcised some of their Champions League demons by thrashing Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday, in their first European game since last season’s humiliation by Bayern Munich. Lionel Messi won and then scored a penalty before the 17-year-old Ansu Fati contributed to two brilliant goals, volleying in one for himself and then setting up another for Philippe Coutinho. Barca’s ...

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Morata double gets Juventus off the mark in Kiev

Alvaro Morata struck twice on Tuesday as Juventus made light of Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence to get their Champions League campaign off the mark with a 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev. Spaniard Morata opened the scoring just after the break when he tapped in off a rebound and nodded in a second with six minutes to go to give Juventus three ...

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BCB expedites tempo to kick off Corporate T20 League next month

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been trying hard to organise the much-talked-about ‘Corporate T20 Cricket League’ after the newly-introduced BCB President’s Cup in place of the domestic blockbuster annual T20 extravaganza Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). BPL was scheduled to roll onto the ground either in November-December or December-January window. But it will not be held in either of the windows. ...

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Punjab beat Mumbai in IPL’s first-ever second super over

Kings XI Punjab beat holders Mumbai Indians as the Indian Premier League witnessed a second super over for the first time after skipper KL Rahul’s heroics on Sunday. Rahul smashed 77 off 51 deliveries as Punjab equalled Mumbai’s score of 176 in the second match of the day after the opening game also ended in a tie. Kolkata Knight Riders ...

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Liverpool denied by VAR in derby draw with Everton

Champions Liverpool were foiled by VAR as they were held to a 2-2 Premier League derby draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday after a late effort from Jordan Henderson was ruled out. Everton remained top of the table on 13 points, three ahead of Liverpool, after an incident-packed end to the 237th Merseyside derby. The game was locked ...

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Tireless Mbappe sends PSG top with brace at Nimes

Kylian Mbappe shrugged off any lingering fatigue to score twice in his second game in 48 hours as Paris Saint-Germain defeated 10-man Nimes 4-0 on Friday to take over top spot in Ligue 1. The France forward struck the opener on 32 minutes at the Stade des Costieres and netted again late on as a weary Nimes folded following the ...

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Karthik hands over KKR captaincy to England’s Morgan

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik stepped down Friday as captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, handing over to England’s Eoin Morgan for the rest of the Indian Premier League tournament. Hours before Kolkata were to take on the Mumbai Indians in the Twenty20 tournament, the franchise said that Karthik, 35, wanted to “focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s ...

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England confirm invitation to tour Pakistan in 2021

England could tour Pakistan for the first time in over a decade after officials confirmed they had received an invitation to visit the Asian giants early in 2021 for a “short white-ball series”. Fifty-over world champions England have not played in Pakistan since 2005/06. An attack by armed militants on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009 ended major cricket tours ...

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Jahanara eyeing to have taste of championship

Bangladesh women pacer Jahanara Alam is eyeing to have the taste of the championship as she prepares to feature in the upcoming edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020. Jahanara, who is the only Bangladeshi to feature in successive editions of the tournament that is known to be women’s IPL, still regrets failing to clinch the trophy. The right-arm pacer ...

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