PLZEN, Czech, Nov 8: Real Madrid took a huge step towards clinching a spot in the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday with a 5-0 rout of Viktoria Plzen as Karim Benzema scored two of four first-half goals for the Spanish giants.

TURIN, Nov 8: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended his taunting of Juventus supporters after his side’s sensational late revival which saw them grab a 2-1 win over the Italians and boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Nepal women's national football team will play their first match against India on Thursday in the Olympic tournament.

PARIS, Nov 8: Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has called for football officials to take action against Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers, who he claims “disrespected” him during Tuesday’s Champions League game against Napoli.

NEW DELHI, Nov 8: Indian cricket star Virat Kohli has stirred controversy in his homeland after telling fans who don’t support the national team to leave the country and “live somewhere else.”

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: A five-member team is representing Nepal in the 17th Asian Open Karate Championship that Bangladesh is hosting from November 9-11.

BARCELONA, Nov 7: A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of national football icon Ronaldinho’s passport as part of a case involving a $2 million unpaid fine after investigators found just $7 in the star's bank account, according to reports.

DUBLIN, Nov 7: Bob Marley may have had a passion for football, but that one love is apparently not shared by his estate, which recently requested Irish football team Bohemians to remove an image of the reggae legend their away strip.

POKHARA, Nov 7: A mixture of drives, cuts and pull shots by Indian batting maestro Ravi Inder Singh powered Pokhara Paltan to first ever Pokhara Premier League (PPL) trophy defeating Chitwan Rhinos by three wickets in the final match played at the Rangshaala Cricket Ground, Pokhara on Tuesday. The left-handed batsman scored 90 runs off 58 deliveries including 13 boundaries and three sixes.