Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

LISBON (Reuters) – Having squandered numerous chances to clinch their knockout stage place, Benfica and Napoli face a Champions League showdown on Tuesday knowing they will only have themselves to blame if they are eliminated.The Group B match could easily have been one of the numerous dead rubbers in the final week of the group… Continue reading Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

Liverpool to name stand after ‘King Kenny’ Dalglish

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish is to have a stand named after him at Anfield in recognition of his contribution to the club as player and manager. The Premier League club said the Centenary Stand would be renamed later this year, on a date to be determined, in the 66-year-old Scot’s honour to… Continue reading Liverpool to name stand after ‘King Kenny’ Dalglish

Soccer – Muntari banned after racism complaint, Inter and Lazio sanctioned

MILAN (Reuters) – Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari has been banned for one game after he walked off the pitch at Cagliari on Sunday, having been booked for complaining to the referee about racist abuse in the crowd.Serie A’s disciplinary committee also said that no action would be taken against Cagliari because only around 10 supporters… Continue reading Soccer – Muntari banned after racism complaint, Inter and Lazio sanctioned

FIFPro wants clear guidelines after attack on Dortmund soccer team

BERNE (Reuters) – The world players’ union FIFPro said that Borussia Dortmund should not have played so soon after Tuesday’s attack on their bus and wants clear guidelines on dealing with similar incidents should they happen in the future.Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to AS Monaco was postponed by 24 hours after… Continue reading FIFPro wants clear guidelines after attack on Dortmund soccer team

Ronaldo expects to peak at crucial point in season after downing Bayern

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Real Madrid’s opponents should brace for a reenergised Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese said he had been following a special training regime to hit peak shape in the final stretch of the campaign.The usually prolific Ronaldo has had his quietest campaign in front of goal in the league since 2010 but made… Continue reading Ronaldo expects to peak at crucial point in season after downing Bayern