Borussia Dortmund 1-2 (2-4 agg.) Manchester City, Signal-Iduna Park (Bellingham 15' - Mahrez 54' pen., Foden 75') "This is the only way for Borussia Dortmund," said Hans-Joachim Watzke this week. The Dortmund chief executive was defending the Bundesliga club's policy of scouting young players, offering them a platform to develop, and selling them on for a large profit. "And it's working fantastically." After defeat to Manchester City saw Dortmund exit the Champions League, perhaps for over a year given their current position in the Bundesliga, it may seem hard to believe Watzke. But the 61-year-old has a point. Speaking to the BBC, he was responding to accusations from City manager Pep Guardiola that Dortmund pay too much to agents in order to secure players. As Watzke pointed out, the Catalan has a habit of forgetting that he has spent almost €1 billion ($1.2 billion) of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth on his own team. Because that is what Borussia Dortmund are up … [Read more...] about Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League – but for how long?
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Jurgen Klopp's Red have plenty of work to do at Anfield tonight as they look to pull off a memorable Champions League comeback against Zinedine Zidane's Los Blancos. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream and catch all the action from the UCL, no matter where you are in the world today. Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream Date: Wednesday, April 14 Kick-off time: 8pm GMT / 9pm CET / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 12.30am IST / 5am AEST / 7am NZDT Venue: Anfield, Liverpool (England) Live stream: BT Sport (UK) / FREE Paramount Plus trial (US) / Free DAZN trial (CA) / Optus Sport (AUS) Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free Liverpool were soundly outplayed in the first leg in Madrid, with the Premier League side experiencing a wretched first half that saw Real storm into a 2-0 lead. Liverpool started the second half with intent, with Mohammed Salah on target early, only to see Vinicius Junior score a third … [Read more...] about Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch Champions League from anywhere right now
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan believes Royal Challengers Bangalore should bat Glenn Maxwell and Washington Sundar ahead of their talisman AB de Villiers. RCB had opened the innings with Washington Sundar and Virat Kohli in the opening clash of the season against reigning champions Mumbai Indians whereas Glenn Maxwell had batted at number four. RCB had pushed AB de Villiers at number five against MI and the talisman had provided the finishing touches as he had scored a quickfire knock of 48 runs from only 27 balls when the team was under the cosh. Irfan Pathan, who was recently tested positive for Covid-19, feels RCB should use AB as a finisher in the coming match as they had done against MI as he can bat anywhere in the line-up. Pathan believes Sundar should bat at number three even if Devdutt Padikkal opens the innings and it will be an advantage if the former can score a little cameo of 25-30 runs. RCB’s director of cricket Mike Hesson has confirmed Padikkal will play … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: RCB Should Bat Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar Ahead of AB de Villiers – Irfan Pathan
Imagine the following scenario: Borussia Dortmund win the Bundesliga and then a few months later are banished by the German Football League (DFL). Sounds unthinkable, right? Not so in China. There, Jiangsu Suning were still celebrating winning the championship in November when the eastern Chinese club had their license revoked. The Chinese Football Association was out to make an example of the club. As recently as 2014, the powers-that-be in Beijing issued an agenda aimed to make China a football superpower by 2050 — and wealthy investors quickly set out to invest in football both in China and abroad. "The problem is, it became clear to the Chinese government that there weren't going to be the financial returns, or the playing returns associated with making such an investment," British sports economist Simon Chadwick, who teaches at Emlyon Business School, told DW. Aging European and South American stars such as Marek Hamsík, Carlos Tevez and Hulk were attracted to the … [Read more...] about China’s Communist Party forcing investors to pull money out of European football
REPORT - SRH VS RCB by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Share Tweet The game turned on SRH's decision to compulsively swipe Shahbaz Ahmed against the line in the 17th over. © BCCI/IPL A familiar script played out at the Chepauk for a second straight night in IPL 2021. Sunrisers Hyderabad were bossing a chase of 150 on a slow wicket but at 96/1 in the 14th over, the wicket of half-centurion David Warner triggered an almighty collapse pushed SRH off the rails. Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets in an over and Harshal Patel added another two at the death as Royal Challengers Bangalore edged home by six runs for their second straight win to start the season. Warner grabbed the chase by the scruff of its neck Chasing 150 can get tricky on this Chepauk surface in the second half as Kolkata Knight Riders had demonstrated only a night earlier and having faced all of five balls in the first three overs, Warner kicked into … [Read more...] about Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed help RCB eke out another close win
IMAGE: Defending champions Mumbai Indians lost the season opener to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on April 9. Photograph: BCCI/IPL Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma says he has to do 'a lot of maintenance work' to ensure he remains in peak physical condition ever since the hamstring injury he suffered during the last IPL. The stylish right-handed batsman missed some part of the IPL last year and the initial portion of the Australia tour, including the white-ball leg, due to the injury. "Maintaining what I have built up in the last three or four months. Obviously I was injured during the last IPL. So there's a lot of maintenance work that I have to keep doing just to maintain my lower body, hamstring and stuff like that," Sharma said in 'Captain's Corner', a video posted by Mumbai Indians on its Twitter handle on Tuesday. Speaking about the hard work put in by the players who took part in a fitness session after MI's loss in the tournament opener of this … [Read more...] about I have to do a lot of maintenance work for my lower body: Rohit