Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 23 July, 2014
Celta, Zaragoza, Mallorca in last 16 of Copa del Rey

Madrid, Nov 30 - Celta, Real Zaragoza and Mallorca have advanced into the round of 16 in Spain's Copa del Rey.

Celta Vigo defeated Almeria 3-0 to overcome a 0-2 defeat in the home leg against the second division side who played well in the first half Thursday, reports Xinhua.

After the break, however, South Korean striker Park put Celta ahead and Roberto Lago's goal in the 92nd minute took the game into extra time, where it was decided by a goal by Quique de Lucas. Celta will play Real Madrid in the next round.

Zaragoza sneaked into the last 16 on away goals despite a 1-2 defeat in Granada. Ighalo and Diego Mainz scored for the home side, but Jose Mari's 55th minute goal ensured Zaragoza progressed.

The day's final match saw Mallorca and Deportivo la Coruna draw 0-0. Mallorca qualified thanks to the away goals rule after the 1-1 draw in La Coruna in the first leg.

Meanwhile all of the favourites such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Atletico Madrid all assured their progress to the last 16 Tuesday and Wednesday. (IANS)


We concentrated on players from NE only, says John Abraham on ISL

We concentrated on players from NE only, says John Abraham on ISLBollywood actor John Abraham who co-owns the North East United FC, the Guwahati franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League, today said his team management`s aim was to  Read more »

Fan tattoos 'Messi 10' on his back to impress his hero

Lionel MessiLondon, July 22 - An Argentine fan of football great Lionel Messi-Hernan Baigoria-appears to have gone above and beyond to show his love for the Barcelona superstar.  Read more »

James Anderson hearing to be held on 1 August

James Anderson hearing to be held on 1 AugustDubai, July 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson via video conference on Friday 1 August.  Read more »

Sharma, Kumar and Vijay rise in ICC Test player rankings

Sharma-Vijay-RahaneDubai, July 22 : Players to make an upward movement on the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, following the historic win against England at Lord's on Monday, include; man of the match Ishant Sharma,  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »