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Ronaldo champing at the bit as record looms

WORLD Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks about to make a comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for their Champions League semifinal first leg tonight.

"Their awful record has been salvaged this season"

Champions League now the priority for Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hinted he will rest a number of key players for his side’s crucial Premier League game away...

Cech, Terry to miss rest of the EPL season

Club Atletico de Madrid v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the rest of the season after landing heavily and injuring his right elbow in...

United break with tradition in Moyes sacking

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League By sacking David Moyes as manager after less than a season in charge, Manchester United contravened the principles...

Mourinho’s cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico Madrid

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho returned to Spain with an ultra-cautious approach as his team earned a 0-0 draw with Champions...

Caf Cup is a waste of time, says Chiefs coach

2014 Nedbank Cup: Kaizer Chiefs v AS Vita (DRC)
KAIZER Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter came to his players' defence following a 2-1 home defeat to Asec Mimosas in the Caf...

"People say we didn't turn up, but that's their opinion"

Premiership congestion vexes Sundowns coach Pitso

Absa Premiership: Moroka Swallows v Mamelodi Sundowns PITSO Mosimane is admittedly anxious with two Absa Premiership matches remaining.

Celtic run rings around pitiful Orlando Pirates

ORLANDO Pirates' awful league campaign was summed up by this 1-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic, who put in a flawless performance at Free State Stadium yesterday.

Up the Bucs? Niang sparks wild transfer rumours

Absa Premiership: SuperSport United v AmaZulu MAME Niang’s appearance in the stands at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night had the rumour mill in overdrive as speculation over a possible move to Orlando Pirates next season immediately began to filter through the stands.

Safa clears Bafana coach Igesund of wrongdoing

Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund is not guilty of trying to influence players to ask for excessive monetary bonuses during the African Nations Championship tournament in January, the SA Football Association (Safa) said on Thursday.

Moyes sacking showed a lack of decency, says Neville

West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League Manchester United’s players lost confidence and belief under David Moyes and played poor football but the manager’s sacking on Tuesday showed a “lack of decency“, according to former United defender Gary Neville.

Five things that went wrong for David Moyes

Manchester United v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final David Moyes was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday. Here, we look at five key reasons why the Scot failed to survive his first season in charge at Old Trafford:

Five potential successors to Moyes at United

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Manchester United were on the lookout for a new manager after David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after failing to see out his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

Moyes sacked, Giggs in charge for rest of season

Manchester United Training Session and Press Conference David Moyes’s short and disastrous reign at Old Trafford came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when Manchester United announced he was leaving the club following a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager since replacing Alex Ferguson last July.

'Prince of Wales' targets three crowns after Cup stunner

Gareth Bale’s brilliant winner in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona gave the world’s most expensive player his first taste of major silverware and the Wales winger is hungry for more.

Real Madrid fans jam streets to celebrate Cup win

Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona.

Robben inspires Bayern to Cup final against Dortmund

FC Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final
Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday...

Dortmund’s winning run earns them Cup final spot

In-form Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Tuesday with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Robert Lewandowski to reach the German Cup final.

Ferguson job offer ‘lost in translation’, says Pep

Bayern Muenchen - Doha Training Camp Day 3 Pep Guardiola has joked that he could have been offered the chance to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, but would not have understood due to the Scot’s accent.

Victorious Juve close in on third straight title

Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to close in...

"Giovinco and Llorente on target"

Udinese's teenage goalkeeper frustrates Inter

Teenage goalkeeper Simone Scuffet performed heroics for Udinese to secure a share of the points from a thrilling scoreless draw with Inter which dented the Milan giants' Europa League hopes on Thursday.

Record-breaking Juventus scrape past Parma

Juventus remained on course for a third successive Serie A title with a 2-1 win over Parma which ended the away side’s 17-match unbeaten run and set a record of 15 successive home wins in a season.

Mauritania advance, Appou still eyes world record

Mauritania moved a step closer to a first Africa Cup of Nations finals appearance Sunday with an historic 2-0 victory...

African history-maker Appou eyes world record

Mauritian Kersley Appou could become the oldest international goalscorer Sunday just seven days after creating African football history.

Neymar dons Pele's mantle as the pressure mounts

International Friendly: South Africa v Brazil THE pressure will be on new hero Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at this year's Soccer World Cup, according to the country's all-time great Pele.

Ronaldo scores double as Spain, France, Germany win

Neymar’s hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year’s World Cup tested out their squads on a busy night of friendlies on Wednesday which also brought victories for Spain, Germany and France.

Algeria win, Drogba scores in Ivory Coast draw

Algeria won, Ivory Coast drew and Ghana and Cameroon lost Wednesday as African qualifiers prepared for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with warm-up games.

Atletico Madrid line up Jose Mourinho again

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final ATLETICO Madrid sent Jose Mourinho packing without a major trophy in his final season in Spain and the surprise Champions League semifinalists are itching to land another blow on the Portuguese coach in their first-leg clash this evening.

Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis

Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League semifinals this month, following Friday’s draw in Nyon.

Valencia stun Basle as Juve, Benfica and Sevilla win

Valencia turned the tables on a stunned Basle side to reach the Europa League semifinals on Thursday with a 5-0 win...

"Competition favourites Juve beat Lyon 3-1 on aggregate, Rodrigo double sees Benfica cruise past Alkmaar"

Juventus, Porto and Benfica grab first-leg wins

Juventus left it late before putting a foot in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, edging a stubborn Olympique Lyon 1-0 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci as Basel, Porto and Benfica also grabbed first-leg wins.

Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

Mario Gomez dusted off his shooting boots to put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Juventus while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning their last-16 first leg 3-1 away on Thursday.

Serero in line for R4.3 million bonus at Aajax

THULANI Serero stands to make a personal bounty of more than R4-million when his club, Ajax Amsterdam, wins the Dutch...

"He scored the decisive goal in Sunday's win over ADO Den Haag"

Chelsea accused of fixing Dutch league

English Premier League giants Chelsea, which financially backs Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, have been accused of trying to fix the Dutch league.

Engelaar betters Rooney wonder strike - video

*** BESTPIX *** A-League Rd 21 - Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory Not to be outdone by Wayne Rooney’s dazzling long-range goal at the weekend, Dutch international Orlando Engelaar scored with a wonder strike from even further away for A-League side Melbourne Heart.