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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)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Greame Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Test

Graeme SmithJohannesburg, July 31 - South Africa's former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.  Read more »

It will be tough for us on day five: Shikhar Dhawan

shikhar dhawanSouthampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day Thursday.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  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 »