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Chelsea’s Lampard in positive mood ahead of Barca showdown in CL semifinal

Chelsea’s Lampard in positive mood ahead of Barca showdown in CL semifinalLondon, Apr 18 : Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said they can beat any team in the world on their day, even if it's Barcelona, which is regarded as one of the finest teams in football.

Lampard said the hype around Barcelona would terrify lesser clubs, and he is happy that no one is giving Chelsea a prayer of beating Lionel Messi and his chums in Wednesday's semi-final.

"You can talk yourself into fear by speaking too much about Barca. We are under no illusions about the task but I like the tag of underdogs," The Sun quoted Lampard, as saying.

"That's always refreshing when you have belief in yourself. We'll have to be at our best because we are taking on the best. We have a plan to beat Barcelona and we pride ourselves on the fact Messi has never scored against us," he added.

"We respect that Barcelona have been the dominant team of the last few years but on our day we can be a match for anyone," he said. (ANI)


AIFF launches academy certification programme

All-India-Football-FederationNew Delhi, April 24 : All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday launched the 'AIFF Academy Certification' which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country through a certification model.  Read more »

'Sympathetic' Mourinho 'feels sorry' for 'axed' Moyes

'Sympathetic' Mourinho 'feels sorry' for 'axed' MoyesLondon, Apr 24 : Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he feels sorry for sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Mourinho said that he prefers not to comment about the  Read more »

Royal Challengers opt to field against Knight Riders

Royal-Challengers-KKRSharjah, April 24 : Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Thursday.  Read more »

Ex-Pak captain Saleem Malik slams PCB for refusing to review life ban

Saleem MalikKarachi, Apr 24 : Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban over alleged match fixing in 2008.  Read more »

Indian driver Chandhok and team qualify third

Indian driver Chandhok and team qualify thirdSilverstone (England), April 19 : India's Karun Chandhok along with his Murphy Prototypes teammates Rodolfo Gonzalez and Alex Kapadia qualified third in his first ever European Le Mans (ELMS) race here Saturday.  Read more »

Rosberg plans on discussing concerns on 'over the line' Bahrain GP with Hamilton

Nico RosbergLondon, Apr 18  : Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg is reportedly planning to discuss concers regarding their fight for victory in Bahrain, which went 'over the line', with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.  Read more »