Sunday, 28 Nov, 2021

Sports

Asensio hat-trick, Benzema double as Real hit Mallorca for 6

Marco Asensio scored a superb hat-trick as Real Madrid reclaimed top spot in La Liga with an emphatic victory over Mallorca at the Bernabeu. Asensio scored twice in five first-half minutes - either side of Lee Kang-in's well-taken response for the visitors. The Spaniard found

Hakimi's injury-time goal rescues Messi-less PSG 

Achraf Hakimi scored a dramatic injury-time goal as Paris St-Germain maintained their winning start to the Ligue 1 season with victory at Metz. Hakimi curled into the bottom corner in the 95th minute for his second strike of the match to make it seven straight wins for Mauricio

World Cup Knocking On The Door 

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is knocking on the door. Cricket fever has started gripping in the world. Given different situation of CORONA pandemic across the world specially in Cricket World, different participating teams are doing the last-minute fine tuning.  Off course

Knee injury behind substitution of Messi: Pochettino

Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed an injury was the reason he substituted Lionel Messi during Sunday's win over Lyon. Messi appeared unhappy at being replaced, but Pochettino said he had taken a knock to his left knee. The 34-year-old will miss PSG's

Quality Afghans May Shock Few Teams

Combination skilled proven T20 specialists and raw quality talents Afghanistan may shock one or two title aspirants. From my close links with Afghans and knowing their never to die attitude can tell my readers that they are tough cookies.  The recent turmoil in Afghanistan would

Cricket coach Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury passes away 

Noted cricket coach and sports writer Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury died at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday morning. He was 67. Jalal Ahmed The former coach breathed his last at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital at 11:25am. Debabrata Paul, general secretary of the Cricketers Welfare Association of

"Chokers" Protean Are Dark Horse 

South Africa has not won many global tournaments. So far can recollect they won only one and that was Champions trophy at Dhaka Bangladesh. In every global tournament whether ODI or T20 South Africa promises to rock.  But they choke most times. Everything is not always well in

BPL champions Bashundhara Kings Receive Trophy 

Bashundhara Kings received the trophy of Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) formally in a prize giving ceremony after the closing match of the league on Monday.  They played a 1-1 draw against Dhaka Abahani Ltd in their last match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the

Decision to substitute Messi for team's sake: Pochettino

Lionel Messi made his home debut for Paris St-Germain but was replaced in the second half as they went on to beat Lyon to make it six wins from six. Summer signing Messi hit the angle of post and bar with a free-kick in the first half and forced a save from Anthony Lopes but was below

Reality Check For Team Tigers 

Bangladesh cricket in recent times winning three series on a trot must be oozing in confidence. Does not matter whatever is the composition or strength of the opposition or whatever wickets or conditions the matches are played consistent wins always give confidence. But such confidence

Mane scores 100th goal in Liverpool win

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club in a victory against Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp's side created numerous chances against a resilient Palace before Mane pounced on a rebound at the back post in the

Pele says he is 'recovering very well' after surgery

Brazil legend Pele says he is "recovering very well" after briefly being readmitted to intensive care following a recent operation. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon this month and was initially released from intensive care on Wednesday. Sao

Challenges Would Be Very Different For Tasman Cousins 

New Zealand is the form team in all formats now. They won the first ever World Test Championship planning appropriately and executing clinically against firm favorites India in the one off final.  They almost won the ICC ODI Championship 2019 at Lords only losing to the host

Can Two Popular Teams Reach The Prime In T20 World Cup?

What happens if two of the most popular teams in UAE, host India and defacto home team Pakistan to reach the final finishing top two and winning the semis? It would be box office bonanza and definitely most viewed cricket event of the recent time. True the two teams would have advantages

Messi kept quiet on full debut as PSG draw at Bruges

Lionel Messi's main task at Paris St-Germain will be to help deliver an elusive Champions League, but for all the fanfare surrounding the Argentina star's first start it proved a frustrating evening as the club began their European campaign with a draw at Club Bruges. Messi

Man City beat RB Leipzig in 9-goal thriller 

Jack Grealish scored a wonderful goal on his Champions League debut as Manchester City scored six past RB Leipzig to put the pain of losing last season's final behind them. City produced a stunning attacking display to overcome last season's Bundesliga runners-up and get their

Why West Indies and England Are Two Fancied Sides? 

ICC T20 World Cup T20 World Cup 2021 will be the most popular global event over the next two months at Oman and UAE.  The outbreak of cricket fever has been already felt. Contamination world spread during the remaining part of IPL 2021 in UAE.  All squads have been announced.

Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern beat Barca 

Goals from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski settled a battle of the big two in Champions League Group E as Bayern Munich claimed a dominant opening-game victory at Barcelona. The German champions controlled the game, with Muller scoring his seventh career goal against Barca

Who Wins T20 World Cup 2021? 

For COVID19 global impacts ICC T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled for staging in Australia was postponed for 2022. Some critics would argue that powerful BCCI for paving the way for IPL 2021 influenced ICC taking that decision. But for massive Corona contamination devastating India IPL 2021 was

Ronaldo scores but Young Boys beat Man Utd 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored again for Manchester United, but they were beaten 2-1 late on by Young Boys in their Champions League opener after Aaron Wan-Bissaka's red card. Despite playing with 10 men 55 minutes, it looked like a solid defensive display would see United come away with