Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (centre) scores against Elche during their Spanish League match at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Barcelona compounded their Champions League misery at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain by drawing on Sunday at home to Cadiz, who scored an 89th-minute penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi broke a Barcelona
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.
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.
Pakistan managed 149-7 in their 20 overs with their in-form wicketkeeper batsman Rizwan anchoring the innings after they were sent in to bat.
Sharjah coach Abdulaziz Al Anbari was overwhelmed after a thumping victory against Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in their AFC Champions League match on Tuesday. A resilient Sharjah produced a stupendous performance to rout Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor 4-1
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) lower order put up a brave fight but could not get their team past the finishing line, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat them by 18 runs in a high-scoring encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Team ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, are through to the Men’s Bronze Category final of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament’s Padel Championship, where they meet Humaid Ghanem Al Hajeri