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First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish 'dream' games BERLIN: Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg's WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp's Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, first-leg clash in the Europa League."These are absolutely dream games for the club," said Augsburg manager Stefan Reuter.Both matches have long since been a sell-out.The club received 5,000 applications for just 2,000 away tickets for the Liverpool game with Klopp set to make his first appearance in Germany since leaving Borussia Dortmund to coach Liverpool.But first, Markus Weinzierl is chasing his third win over Bayern as Augsburg coach as they hunt for precious points to keep them away from a relegation fight with just one win in their last five matches.Curiously, Augsburg have beaten Bayern in each of the last ...


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PSG's Verratti, Pastore won't start against Chelsea - Blanc PARIS: Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore are not fit enough to start for Paris St Germain against Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes, coach Laurent Blanc said on Saturday.The Italian midfielder replaced the Argentine playmaker at halftime in PSG's 0-0 home draw against Lille in Ligue 1 but Blanc said he would not take any chances against Chelsea.Verratti was back in the squad after a ...

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Terry doubtful for Chelsea's clash with PSG LONDON: Chelsea captain John Terry is a major doubt for their Champions League last 16 first leg against Paris St Germain on Tuesday after going off injured in his side's 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday."We have just two days to recover and it is something to think about in the future because two days of recovery is not enough," manager Guus Hiddink said of Terry.The experienced defender appeared to ...

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Ronaldo double keeps pressure on Barca MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win on Saturday.Ronaldo's early opener was cancelled out by Javi Eraso before a two-goal burst just before half-time from James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos put Madrid in control.Real were reduced to 10 men late on as Raphael Varane saw a red card, but Ronaldo ...

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Pakistani umpire banned by BCCI Pakistani cricket umpire Asad Rauf has been banned for five years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after he was found guilty of "misconduct and corruption".According to Times of India, "Mr. Asad Rauf has been banned for a period of five years from umpiring or playing or representing cricket in any form or anyway being associated with the activities of the Board and its Affiliates," the BCCI said in a statement ...

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South Africa bowl against England JOHANNESBURG: South Africa won the toss and sent England in to bat in the fourth one-day international at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.England, leading the five-match series 2-1, made two changes, with bowlers Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes replacing Chris Jordan and David Willey.South Africa made one change from the team that won the third match by seven wickets in Centurion on Tuesday. All-rounder Chris Morris replaced fast bowler Morne Morkel.Teams:South Africa: AB de Villiers ...

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Mohsin terms PSL as Dubai Super League ISLAMABAD: Former Coach Mohsin Hasan Khan while terming PSL as Dubai Super League said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should be shifted to Dubai as it is doing anything for the promotion of the game in the country.Criticizing on the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Mohsin said there was no need to hold the PSL in Dubai. "PSL is Pakistan's league and should have happened here," he said while talking to a private news channel.He said ...