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Top 5 Fixtures To Watch In UEFA Champions League Matches

In the first time of Champions League history, all the 16 participating teams belong to top-five leagues of Europe. It is a knock out round with no minnows taking part in the tournament.

This season, every match of the 16 will have double-doze of excitement but some fixtures stand above the rest and enthusiasts won’t want to miss those games. Here’re the top-five must watch fixtures of 2019-20 Champions League.

Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool

Liverpool would start the knockout round from where it was last season and it could bring light in the eyes of its supporters. The squad is also suffering from poor performance in English Premier League but still better than last year. On the other hand, Atletico is in the midst of a rebuild. Its manager Diego Simeone is capable of making any tie tough on an opponent.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain

After winning six-consecutive Ligue 1 titles and getting seven-point lead in the table this season, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is excited about the knockout round. Also, they have the advantage of having a manager that was earlier with Dortmund.But Borussia … Read the rest

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India vs West Indies: India Loses 1st ODI By 8 Wickets And 13 Balls Remaining

West Indies took a lead of 1-0 in the three-match ODI series with India. It beat India by 8-wickets and 13 balls to spare in the first One-Day International on Sunday.

West Indies won the toss and choose batting

Hetmyer with Shai Hope put an intimidating 218-run partnership for the record ODI stand by West Indies for any match against India. He hit 7-sixes and 11-fours and smashed 139-runs in 106 balls. Hope scored 102 and remained not out. West Indies reached 291/2 in 47.5 overs.

In fielding, West Indies conceded only 24 extras but managed to stop India at 287/8 in 50 overs.Sheldon Cottrell two wickets –LokeshRahul (6) and Virat Kohli (4) – by giving 46 runs.

India batting and fielding

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were the most successful batsmen from the Indian side. They both make half centuries and added 114-runs for India. Pant made 71-runs off 69 balls. It was his first ODI half-century. Iyer scored 70 off 88 balls and made his firth ODI half-century.

India was reduced to 25-2 after losing Rahul and Kohli. Rohit Sharma tried taking a … Read the rest

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La Liga 2019: Real Madrid vs Valencia: Team Info, Match Timing, Where To Watch

The upcoming La Liga fixture on Monday 16th December is going to be very interesting because of involvement of Real Madrid and Valencia. Buoyed with the recent winnings, the Real Madrid looks more confidant but Valencia is also preparing to give a tough fight.

Real Madrid

The squad is on a winning spree with eight wins in the last 10 matches in all competitions. If they can, the La Liga would be their fifth consecutive win across competitions. The Real coach Zinedine Zidane also doesn’t want to take chances with his winning squad and for this reason, he isn’t certain whether or not to rest midfield general Casemiro.

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho; Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Bale, Benzema, Rodrygo will feature in the Sunday fixture.

Valencia

Their victory over Ajax Amsterdam was the only one out of the last 16 matches of the Champions League managed them secure a birth and now they are aiming high by repeating their success in their home game. But Valencia has a disadvantage that is most of its players are injured.

Jasper Cillessen has picked a calf injury last … Read the rest

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Michael Vaughan Tweets That Indian Team Can Only Challenge Aussies On Their Soil

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that it is only India that can compete with Australian team on its home ground situation. His opinion came after the Aussies secured a 1-0 lead against New Zealand in the three-match Test series at home.

Aussies vs Kiwis Test match

Australia took lead of 417 runs on Day 3 of the first Test at Perth Stadium in Saturday. Aussies have already thrashed Pakistan by 2-0 in the recently concluded two Test series at home. They are in a dominant position in the first Test against Kiwis and the Aussies seem to be determined to win the second Test.

The Englishman started a series of tweets on India vs Australia

Michael Vaughan said that Indian team had the tools to compete Down Under against Tim Paine’s side. But for New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum lost no time in responding to his tweet. McCullum said that return of Trent Boult would bring the Kiwis back to the game. But McCullum admitted that the Kiwis were losing the first Test.

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World Of Football Gets A Rejig With Messi, Alba, Semedo Make A Come Back

Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo are now part of the FC Barcelona squad that is going to challenge Real Sociedad on Saturday. The left back Alba didn’t feature after suffering a recurrence of his calf knock against Slavia Prague in the start of November.

Portuguese international and the right back Nelson Semedohad been standing for the injured Alba but he too was ruled out for five weeks 23 minutes after Alba pulled up again.

Return of players

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto made a ceremonial return to La Liga after remaining out fromBarçathat travelled to Milan midweek and clinched their first ever victory over Inter at the San Siro.

AnsuFati and Carles Perez, the goalscoring heroes of that match were rewarded for their spectacular performance. Also, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Alena are included in the squad. But keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is expected to replace Neto that made his debut in the Italian fashion capital.

Brazilian midfielder Arthur is still suffering from a pubis problem but a rejuvenated Ivan Rakitic hasn’t got a break even after giving excellent performance. He has yet to … Read the rest

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India Beat West Indies By 67 Runs And Wins Series With 2-1

India beat West Indies by 67 runs in the third match of T-20 series. With this win, India won the series by 2-1. Indian team won the first match but lost the second. The third match was played on Wednesday in Wankhede stadium Mumbai. With this series, India won three consecutive series against West Indies. India won the first series by 3-0 in 2018 and second series with 3-0 in August this year.

Highlights of the series

Rahul became Man-of-the-Match and Virat Kohli was Man-of-the-Series

Virat Kohli made 113 runs in the series

It is second time that three Indian batsmen made 50+ runs in T20

Kohli made his 24th half-century; Rohit made 19th half-century and Rahul made 8th half-century

Three Indian batsmen made half-centuries for the first time in T20 in England in 2007

Rohit made record of 400 sixes

Rohit became third cricketer to make 400 sixes in the international cricket. With 534 sixes, Chris Gayle of West Indies is the first batsman to hit maximum sixes. He’s followed by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi with 476 sixes. Rohit … Read the rest