Barcelona players attend a training session ahead of their Champions League match against Slavia Prague. Reuters
Lionel Messi said on Friday he will stay at Barcelona, insisting he could never go to court against “the club of his life”. But he launched a stinging attack on Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu,
Finally, the Messi saga has come to an end with the star player himself clearing the air (“Messi confirms stay at Barca but trains guns on club president,” Sept 5).
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.
Pakistan made a light work of the modest total to break their losing jinx against India after 12 failed attempts in the showpiece events. Prior to this match, India had defeated Pakistan in all 12 World Cup matches .
For the first time in Premier League history, United trailed 4-0 at half-time and have now suffered a run of taking just one point from a possible 12 in the league.
Shaheen Afridi struck the first blow with an express delivery that swung in to trap Rohit Sharma lbw for a first ball duck and the bowler celebrated with his trademark open-arm gesture.