Day

April 16, 2019

Allegri sticking with Juventus despite Champions League flop

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">


Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced on Tuesday he would be staying on as coach with the Italian giants next season despite another Champions League disappointment.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s side crashed out of the championship to Dutch side Ajax after a 2-1 loss on the night in Turin and 3-2 aggregate defeat.

“I met the (club) president (Andrea Agnelli) a couple of days ago and told him that

Messi hails Barca demolition of United, but laments slow start

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">


Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi said Barcelona put on a spectacle in their victory over Manchester United on Tuesday, but warned his teammates they cannot afford any more slow starts if they are to win the competition.

Messi capitalised on early mistakes from Ashley Young and David de Gea to score twice at Camp Nou before Philippe Coutinho added a third for a 3-0 win, 4-0 on aggregate. 

But United

Ajax skipper De Ligt shocked by ‘bizarre’ win over Juve

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">


Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt said he was lost for words after his wonderful header dumped Juventus out of the Champions League on Tuesday in a “bizarre” 3-2 aggregate win.

The young Dutch side backed up their 4-1 humbling of Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the last 16 by stunning Cristiano Ronaldo and Juve 2-1 in Turin.

The four-time winners will face either Manchester City

Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semis

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">


Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt’s thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, bidding for his sixth Champions League title, scored a 28th-minute header to put Juve ahead after a 1-1 first-leg draw, but Donny van de Beek levelled for Ajax before

Cardiff sink relegation rivals Brighton to boost survival bid

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">


Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Cardiff kept alive their bid to secure Premier League survival with a crucial 2-0 win against fellow strugglers Brighton on Tuesday.

Neil Warnock’s side would have been pushed to the brink of relegation with a defeat at the Amex Stadium.

But goals either side of half-time from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison moved third-bottom Cardiff to within two points of fourth-bottom Brighton.

Brighton have managed

1 2 3 7