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Dortmund defeat's a Real wake-up call: Casillas DORTMUND: Captain Iker Casillas said Real Madrid were given a Champions League wake-up call as they lost 2-0 to last season's beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund in their quarter-final second leg match but still went through to the last four 3-2 on aggregate on Tuesday.Germany winger Marco Reus scored both Borussia's goals to spark hopes of the hosts reaching the semi-finals.However, Real held on but patently missed their star performer Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on the bench because he had not recovered fully from the knock to the knee he took in the first leg. "Maybe it's good for us to receive a wake-up call like that from time to time," said Casillas."We committed errors at the back that cost us and we cannot commit in the semi-finals."It's better that it came tonight and not in the upcoming games we have."After half-time we had to be mentally strong."When the scoreboard says ...

Palmer 'amazed' but also perplexed by young guns AUGUSTA: It has been 50 years since Arnold Palmer won the last of his four Masters titles and he is amazed at what he sees in the modern game.Speaking Tuesday ahead of the 78th edition of golf's most prestigious tournament, the 84-year-old living legend said that he was "very impressed" by the top players."I've been watching these young guys and it's amazing how they hit the golf ball, how well they play," he said."I've never ...
Big field of contenders sparks Masters excitement AUGUSTA: Augusta National's trademark back-nine drama in the final round of the Masters could reach epic heights Sunday with a field that offers no clear favorite and several rising young stars.Rory McIlroy and defending champion Adam Scott squandered late leads last month to lose, while reigning British Open champion Phil Mickelson and Australian star Jason Day are coming off injuries.World number one Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time after back surgery ...
Hat-trick hero Destro hit with four-game ban MILAN: Roma striker Mattia Destro was handed a four-game ban by league officials on Tuesday, ending a dream weekend in which the Italy World Cup hopeful scored a hat-trick for the Giallorossi.Destro claimed all three goals in Roma's 3-1 away to Cagliari on Sunday but fell victim to trial by television following a request by the disciplinary commission of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).As Destro tried to tackle Davide Astori from behind, his hand came ...
Adrian ready to step into Costa's shoes: Simeone MADRID: Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes bit-part striker Adrian Lopez is up to the task of replacing top scorer Diego Costa for his side's Champions League quarter-final, second leg at home to Barcelona on Wednesday.Costa is a major doubt for the match due to a hamstring injury that forced him off just half an hour into last week's 1-1 draw in the first leg.Adrian has scored just twice this season in 31 appearances, but ...
Jose Mourinho certain Chelsea will win against Paris St-Germain According to Sky Sports Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is convinced his side will be able to knock out Paris St-Germain out of the Champions League by overturning a two-goal first leg deficit. Chelsea suffered a 3-1 defeat in the first leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Mourinho expressed his faith over his side’s ability to recover from the the loss in tonight's clash and progress to the semi-finals. Sky sports quoted Mourinho as saying, "I ...
Pakistan street children return to rapturous welcome KARACHI: Pakistan's street children footballers returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after clinching the bronze medal in Brazil, with captain Sameer Ahmed hailing the "once in a lifetime" experience.Competing for the first time in the Street Child World Cup, the Pakistanis hammered title-holders India 13-0 in their first match before beating Kenya and Mauritius and tying with the United States to top their group.They squeezed past the Philippines 3-2 in the quarter-finals before losing to ...


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