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Nepalese national football team arrive in Dhaka

The Nepalese national football team arrived in Dhaka on Thursday by a special chartered flight to play two FIFA International Friendlies with hosts Bangladesh on November 13 and 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. With the match, Bangladesh are going to return to international football after about 10 months. State-run Bangladesh Television will telecast both matches live while Bangladesh Betar ...

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Messi scores as Barcelona struggle past Dynamo Kyiv

Barcelona registered three wins from three in the Champions League as they beat a depleted Dynamo Kyiv to go top of Group G. Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot inside five minutes and Gerard Pique headed home to secure an unconvincing victory. Messi is yet to score a goal from open play this season. A consolation tap-in goal was ...

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Shakib again top ODI all-rounder

Bangladesh champion all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan regained his spot as the number one all-rounder in ODIs just after returning from a year-long ban which came to an end on October 28. He tops the ranking chart with 373 rating points to his name. Shakib played his last game during the 2019 ICC World Cup against Pakistan in July. He was ...

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Jesus retirns from injury to seal Man City victory

Gabriel Jesus marked his return from injury with a fine finish as Manchester City beat Olympiakos to maintain their 100% record in Champions League Group C. City had taken an early lead through Ferran Torres’ cool finish but made hard work of what should have been a straightforward night against the Greek champions. They needed Jesus, who had not played ...

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Maradona admitted to hospital in Argentina

Argentine football great Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital Monday for medical checks, his personal doctor announced. “It’s not a serious situation and we didn’t come for an emergency,” Leopoldo Luque told reporters outside the clinic in La Plata, south of Buenos Aires. Though he gave no details of Maradona’s condition, Luque said his patient would undergo a series of ...

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No home comforts for Man Utd in Arsenal defeat, Bale send Spurs second

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang condemned Manchester United to fresh misery at Old Trafford as his penalty clinched a 1-0 win for Arsenal, while Gareth Bale was the match winner with his first goal since returning to Tottenham in a 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday. Aubameyang ended a five-game goal drought in the league when he stepped up to convert a 69th-minute ...

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Barcelona held by 10-man Alaves to extend winless streak in La Liga

Barcelona made it four La Liga games without a win on Saturday after failing to beat 10-man Alaves, a 1-1 draw leaving Ronald Koeman’s side sitting 12th in the table. Luis Rioja put Alaves in front at Mendizorrotza after an error from Barca’s back-up goalkeeper Neto, with Antoine Griezmann equalising in the second half, a minute after Jota Peleteiro had ...

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Gayle passes 1,000 T20 sixes, misses century by one run

Chris Gayle went past 1,000 T20 sixes on Friday but missed another of his trademark quickfire centuries by one run as his King’s XI Punjab were beaten by Rajasthan Royals in the race for Indian Premier League playoff places. The 41-year-old Gayle hit 99 off 63 balls with another eight sixes taking his overall Twenty20 total to 1,001. King’s XI ...

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Spurs stunned by Antwerp as Milan, Arsenal cruise to victories

Jose Mourinho said he would have liked to make 11 half-time changes after his Tottenham Hotspur side slumped to a shock 1-0 Europa League defeat at Royal Antwerp on Thursday, while Serie A leaders AC Milan and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal eased to straightforward wins. Spurs failed to create a single chance of note in a lifeless display, with Gareth Bale, ...

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Juventus fall to Messi’s Barcelona without Covid-hit Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo missed Juventus’ Champions League clash against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, two weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, with the Italian giants losing 2-0 at home on Wednesday in his absence. Messi, 33, set up Ousmane Dembele to put Barca in front after quarter of an hour in Turin, adding a second himself from the penalty spot in stoppage time. ...

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