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  • Bruno penalty lifts Man Utd past dogged Copenhagen

    Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty in extra time as Manchester United scraped past FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Monday in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, reshaped into an eight-team straight knockout tournament in Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Messi or Ronaldo? Liverpool legend Rush makes his pick

    Liverpool legend Ian Rush scored 346 goals for the Reds during a coveted career. The legendary striker sat down for an interview with The Daily Star, organised by the club's commercial partners Standard Chartered Bank. The 58-year-old Welshman spoke about Jurgen Klopp’s team that ended a 30-year title drought, his view of the current footballing climate, the bond with Diego Maradona and much more.

  • Relief for Atletico as negative tests give green light

    Atletico Madrid breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after further coronavirus tests on their players and staff turned up negative, allowing the team to travel to Portugal on Tuesday for their Champions League quarter-final against Leipzig.

  • Atletico report two positive coronavirus cases

    Spanish side Atletico Madrid on Sunday reported two positive coronavirus tests, just four days before they face Leipzig in Portugal for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

  • Ronaldo’s rallying call

    Cristiano Ronaldo spoke of the importance of “critical thinking” in the wake of Juventus’ Champions League exit and the sacking of Maurizio Sarri.

  • ‘Pirlo’s screwed now’

    Gennaro Gattuso warned Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo that his illustrious playing career will count for little in his new job.

  • Messi carries Barca but Bayern lie in wait

    Lionel Messi scored a brilliant solo goal as Barcelona saw off Napoli on Saturday but they are likely to need something even more special from their captain to beat Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

  • U-21s to start fitness training under Air Force

    With the Bangladesh national football team’s training camp under threat after so many footballers tested positive for Covid-19, a group of the U-21 hockey team are all set to start fitness training today after a gap of six months.

  • Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea

    Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of titles.

  • Messi helps Barca sink Napoli to reach last eight

    A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive season where they face Bayern Munich.