Valencia’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2019 Spanish Copa del Rey match against Barcelona on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Barcelona’s Champions League recovery has begun and Getafe’s hopes of qualifying for the tournament could be over after they were beaten 2-0 at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Damage limitation, and a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey, will be the prize if Barcelona beat Valencia on Saturday as their rejuvenated opponents eye a final flourish to their remarkable comeback season.
The five-time European champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four in their first appearance at the stage of the competition since 2015.
Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later.
Riding on stupendous innings by Wriddhiman Saha, David Warner and an incredible bowling performance by Rashid Khan (3-7) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) trounced Delhi Capitals (DC) by 88 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL)
Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic secured a 7-6, 6-3 victory over compatriot Filip Krajinovic in the first round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. With the first set going into a tie-break after each player
Virtual confirmation of a play-off berth will be at stake when a depleted Mumbai Indians (MI) take on a rampant Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a blockbuster top-of-the-table Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Wednesday.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Tuesday it will send a security assessment delegation to Pakistan this weekend with a view to the playing in the country in early 2021. If the tour goes ahead it will be South Africa’s first visit to Pakistan since 2007/08.