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Walid Soliman guides Al Ahly to CAF Champions League final

Cairo giants Al Ahly have reached the CAF Champions League final despite a 2-1 away defeat to Algerian side ES Setif in the semi-finals. The Red Devils won the first leg 2-0 in Cairo thanks to goals from Walid Soliman and Islam Mohareb, therefore they won 3-2 on aggregate. Following …

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Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event – sources

Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women’s golf tour have pulled out of this week’s tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone “high up” in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. They said world number nine Shanshan Feng …

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Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Madagascar qualify for the finals

Madagascar have qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time by beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Vontovorona. Thailand-based midfielder Njiva Rakotoharimalala, 26, scored the only goal. They became the first team to qualify for a place in the finals that have now been expanded from 16 …

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Fans Injured in Stand Collapse in Spain

Two supporters were carried away on stretchers and two others suffered minor injuries after part of a stand collapsed in Sevilla’s win at Eibar. Spanish media reported that railings gave way as supporters rushed to the front to celebrate Ever Banega’s penalty for 2-0 at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. The …

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Luka Modric named best male player and Marta best female player at Fifa awards

Luka Modric was named the world’s best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid midfielder, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award. Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May and …

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Liverpool won a seventh straight game

Liverpool won a seventh straight game in all competitions from the start of a season for the first time in 28 years by easing past Southampton at Anfield. The hosts scored three first-half goals to subdue Saints into just limiting the damage after the break and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp …

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Champions League draw: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus drawn against Man Utd

Manchester United will face a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League group stage. Ronaldo, who was at United between 2003 and 2009, joined Juve for £99.2m in July after nine years at Real Madrid. Valencia and Young Boys are the other teams …

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Mohamed Salah accuses Egyptian FA of ignoring complaints over image rights

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has accused the Egyptian Football Association of ignoring his complaints over image rights. Salah, 26, was upset his image was used in April to promote official sponsor WE when he had a deal with rival telecommunications company Vodafone. The EFA denied suggestions that Salah …

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Gareth Bale scored for the second successive La Liga game as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Girona.

The Catalan hosts took the lead when Borja Garcia rifled home from 12 yards before Sergio Ramos equalised with a penalty after Marco Asensio was fouled. Real edged ahead through another penalty won by Asensio – this time taken by Karim Benzema – before Bale’s composed finish from Isco’s pass. …

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Premier League results: A first win for Unai Emery, four red cards & a surprise result

Arsenal won for the first time under Unai Emery, Everton had Richarlison sent off and drew at Bournemouth, Leicester scored a late winner at Southampton and Huddersfield were held at home by Cardiff. Earlier on Saturday, newly promoted Wolves surprised Manchester City, as Aymeric Laporte rescued a point for the …

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