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Schalke tie 2-2 with Arsenal in Champions League

Schalke tie 2-2 with Arsenal in Champions LeagueBerlin, Nov 7 : German football side Schalke clawed back from a 0-2 deficit at home to share points with Arsenal, owing to goals by Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan in group B of UEFA Champions League.

Schalke staged a dominant opening period at sold-out Veltins Arena Tuesday to give Arsenal a hard time yet it were the visitors that broke the deadlock against the run of play with 18 minutes on the clock, reports Xinhua.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott capitalised on a rebound to poke home into the open goal. The "Royal Blues" were still dazed by the opener when Arsenal's Olivier Giroud headed home a cross by Lukas Podolski to double the lead seven minutes later.

In the dying minutes of the first half the hosts picked up their game as Klaas Jan Huntelaar reduced Arsenal's lead to 2-1 when he finished a combination into bottom left from inside the box.

After the break Schalke piled on the pressure to press the "Gunners", that seemed content with the one goal lead, into defence.

Jefferson Farfan exploited a flick on a cross by Ibrahim Afellay to slot home the equaliser.

In the closing period, Walcott came close to scoring a winner but Schalke goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall ensured the two all draw with his save.

Consequently Schalke remain unbeaten at the Champions League to occupy first position in group B, followed by Arsenal, Olympiacos and Montpellier. (IANS)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  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 »