Manchester United’s players attend a training session at the Carrington training ground on the eve of their Champions League match against Barcelona. Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi finished with a bloody nose and swollen cheek but Barcelona left unscathed, with one foot in the semi-finals and Manchester United hoping for another Champions League miracle.
Manchester United needed two Paul Pogba penalties to stay in contention for a top-four Premier League finish by beating West Ham 2-1, while Tottenham moved up to third thanks to Lucas Moura’s hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.
Arsenal moved into the Premier League top four, but made hard work of seeing off 10-man Watford 1-0 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fortunate early opener on Monday. Aubameyang profited from an error by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster as he blasted an attempted clearance in off the Gabon international.
Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple will be defined by Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Tottenham and their following two Premier League games. Guardiola’s side are in contention to win all four major trophies after lifting the League Cup, reaching the FA Cup final and staying in touch with Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Taunton: Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century inspired Bangladesh’s bid for the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history against the West Indies on Monday. Needing 322 to claim their second win of the tournament, Bangladesh were powering towards victory as they repelled the West Indies’ barrage of bouncers to reach 248-3 after 34 overs at Taunton.
MANCHESTER: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Virat Kohli side’s are having a demoralising effect on their World Cup opponents. India beat Pakistan by 89 runs via DLS method in Manchester on Sunday to extend their blistering start to the World Cup. Two-time champions India, among the favourites to lift the World Cup
The cricket fans expressed their anger over a viral video, showing Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik and other Pakistani cricket stars sitting together in a café, while some of their friends having Sheesha.