Guardiola slams ‘unacceptable’ health risks as Man City reach FA Cup final | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] LONDON: Pep Guardiola slammed the “unacceptable” schedule that put fatigued Manchester City’s health at risk in their 1-0 win against Chelsea in an FA Cup semi-final scheduled just three days after their gruelling Champions League exit. Guardiola was furious that the Football Association and television broadcasters set City’s semi-final for Saturday instead of giving … Read more

Liverpool out of Europa League as Leverkusen advance to semis | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] LONDON: Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League after a 1-0 win against Atalanta that wasn’t enough to overturn their quarter-final deficit, while Bayer Leverkusen’s 1-1 draw at West Ham took the German champions into the last four on Thursday. In Jurgen Klopp’s last season as Liverpool boss, the Reds were hoping to give … Read more

‘Very bad’ referee ended Barca’s challenge, says coach Xavi | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] BARCELONA: Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez claimed the referee’s decision to send Ronald Araujo off in their Champions League knock-out by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday was “unnecessary” and ended the club’s hopes. Araujo was dismissed in the 29th minute for pulling down Bradley Barcola on the edge of the box with Barcelona leading 1-0 on … Read more

Bellingham ‘used to’ racist abuse in Spain | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] MANCHESTER: Jude Bellingham said he and his Real Madrid teammates have become accustomed to dealing with racist abuse at away grounds in Spain, but the England international does not believe the authorities will do enough to quell the problem. A racist gesture was made towards France’s Aurelien Tchouameni after he scored the only goal … Read more

Arsenal seek to silence doubters as Bayern Champions League test looms | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] LONDON: Arsenal are preparing for a potentially season-defining Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday as familiar doubts simmer over whether they can handle the pressure after their damaging Premier League defeat by Aston Villa. Sunday’s 2-0 loss brought back uncomfortable memories for Mikel Arteta’s side, who led the way for most of … Read more

Saudi reviews football fan rules after whip attack | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has vowed to review the fan code of conduct after a “disgraceful” attack in which a spectator appeared to whip a player. The incident occurred on Thursday during a match between Saudi teams Al Ittihad and Al Hilal at the Saudi Super Cup in Abu Dhabi. Footage … Read more

Bayern beat Cologne to delay Leverkusen title party | The Express Tribune

[ad_1] MUNICH: Bayern Munich defender Raphael Guerreiro struck a brilliant second-half goal and Thomas Mueller scored late to beat Cologne 2-0 on Saturday, delaying Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga title party to Sunday at the earliest. Bayern’s win means Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen, who are 13 points clear of the Bavarians, need to beat Werder Bremen at home … Read more