Women’s Champions League: Chelsea 1-0 Fiorentina

Women’s Champions League: Chelsea 1-0 Fiorentina

Karen Carney’s eighth-minute penalty proved the only goal of the game in KingstonChelsea outplayed Fiorentina but had to settle for a mere 1-0 lead in their Women’s Champions League last-16 tie. Karen Carney’s early penalty was the only goal as the Blues were thwarted by several fine saves from Swedish goalkeeper Stephanie Ohrstrom. The hosts’…

Heineken Champions Cup: Eight-try Leinster crush Wasps 52-3 at the RDS

Heineken Champions Cup: Eight-try Leinster crush Wasps 52-3 at the RDS

Leinster’s James Lowe has scored six tries in five games this season Heineken Champions Cup Leinster (14) 52 Tries: Cronin, L McGrath 2, Lowe 2, Larmour, Henshaw, J McGrath Cons: Sexton 5, Byrne Wasps (3) 3 Pen: Sopoaga Leinster began the defence of their Champions Cup crown with a thumping 52-3 eight-try defeat of Wasps.…

Champions Cup: Leinster face challenge from Racing & Saracens for 2019 title

Champions Cup: Leinster face challenge from Racing & Saracens for 2019 title

Leinster’s 2018 triumph followed successes in 2009, 2011 and 2012After finishing bottom of their pool two seasons previously, Leinster completed a remarkable turnaround by lifting the Champions Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in Bilbao in May. Their defence starts on Friday as they entertain Wasps in this season’s tournament opener. English champions Saracens, who…

Champions League: Man Utd v Valencia – the fall and rise of the La Liga side

Champions League: Man Utd v Valencia – the fall and rise of the La Liga side

Valencia signed Portugal international Goncalo Guedes for a club record £36m from Paris St-Germain in the summerTwo years ago Valencia were a laughing stock. Thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp, owner Peter Lim’s experiment of giving his business partner Gary Neville his first taste of management was quickly turning from divisive to disastrous.…