Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in action with FC Porto's Yacine Brahimi. Reuters
Liverpool crushed FC Porto 4-1 in Portugal on Wednesday to win their Champions League quarter-final tie 6-1 on aggregate and march on to a last-four showdown against Barcelona.
Sadio Mane gave the Reds a first-half lead in the second leg at the Estadio do Dragao, effectively killing off a Porto side that had lost 2-0 in England a week ago.
Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk added further goals after the break for Jurgen Klopp's team, with Eder Militao netting a consolation for Porto.
Porto have not made the semi-finals of this competition since they last won it in 2004 and, tellingly, Porto coach Sergio Conceicao admitted the domestic league is his priority, with Porto currently level on points with leaders Benfica.
Jurgen Klopp's side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up.
Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Naby Keita’s goal after just 15 seconds inspired a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday.
The world community needs to join hands and send out a clear and loud message that racism, bigotry and xenophobia are a bane that have no place in a sane society.
Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Eighty days after the world came together at Meydan Racecourse for Dubai World Cup Day, international racing’s collective gaze shifts to England’s Ascot Racecourse, where the globe’s top grass horses convene for the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting. Staged over five days of six races each, Tuesday through Saturday, the action commences at 2:30 pm
SHARJAH: Sagheer Afridi and Asif Shadab shared the man of the match award after brilliant performances with the bat and ball in DHL’s big win over Emirate Islamic Bank in the Sharjah Corporate League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament is being held under the auspices of the Sharjah Cricket Council. Afridi cracked a scintillating ton