Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet (right) heads the ball to score against Real Sociedad during their Spanish League match at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest attempt on Tuesday.
Into the final of the Copa del Rey and with a comfortable 11-point lead at the top of La Liga, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is expected to give a number of fringe players a chance when they visit bottom side Huesca on Saturday.
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.
Blue Point joined a select group of sprinters to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes twice with another scintillating display in the five-furlong highlight on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The five-year-old Shamardal horse showed his customary early speed from stall one and disputed second towards the far side
DUBAI: The organising committee of the UAE Tour, the only UCI World Tour cycle race in the Middle East, met recently to adopt the final report on the inaugural edition of the Tour, which was held from Feb.24 to March 3. All 18 UCI World Teams took part in the 2019 UAE Tour, which was a first for Asia, and the race
Manchester: England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual one-day international innings as the World Cup hosts thrashed Afghanistan by 150 runs on Tuesday. Victory at Old Trafford saw favourites England go ahead of holders Australia to sit top of the World Cup group
Sharjah: Cricket’s most dreaded rivalry did not live up to the expectation as Pakistan fizzled amid light drizzles, failing to break the World Cup jinx against India at the Old Trafford once again. And with the most recent loss it has become 7-0 at the games biggest stage over a period of 27 years. India have managed to keep