Manchester City’s Phil Foden (left) scores against Borussia Dortmund during their Champions League first leg quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Bayern Munich began their defence of the Champions League title in ominous fashion by crushing Atletico Madrid 4-0 on Wednesday, while Liverpool and Manchester City also won but Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat.
Manchester City moved to the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday but coach Pep Guardiola insisted his team still need to ‘be more clinical up front’.
Both the European giants Manchester City and Real Madrid lived up to their billing and sealed their berths in the last eight of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola expects to be labelled a “failure” if Manchester City do not reach the semifinals of the Champions League for the fifth straight year since he joined the English club. City hold a 2-1 lead over Borussia Dortmund heading into the second leg of the quarterfinals
Babar Azam hit a sensational 122 from 59 balls to lead Pakistan to 205-1 for a resounding nine-wicket win over South Africa and a 2-1 lead in their Twenty20 series on Wednesday.
"Pakistan captain Azam has ended Kohli's long reign at the top of the ICC Men's ODI player rankings," the ICC said in a statement. The 26-year-old becomes the fourth Pakistani batsmen to get the top spot in ODIs and the first since Mohammad Yousuf in 2003.
Bawazir slotted a pass off Caio from the left side of the six-yard box into the net to put Sharjah 1-0 up in the 62nd minute. Air Force did try hard to retore the parity with some attacking football but an agile Sharjah goalkeeper Adel Al Hosani put up a brave a front to defy the visitors with some great athletic display.
Veteran defender Seyed Jalal Hosseini scored five minutes before halftime to earn last season’s AFC Champions League finalists Persepolis a 1-0 win over Al Wahda of the UAE in their opening Group E clash in Goa on Wednesday. Persepolis, who lost last