Sydney FC see red as Adelaide United steal FFA cup tie

Sebastian Hassett 8:23 PM   Sydney FC's hopes of securing their first silverware under Graham Arnold were dashed at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night when an extra-time double from Bruce Djite enabled Adelaide United to book their place in the FFA Cup semi-finals.

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Van Gaal's United not good enough: Neville

In the spotlight: Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

11:34 PM   After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the title is misplaced, says Gary Neville.

Villa trip to New York expected: Melbourne

Super start: David Villa relishes his first goal for Melbourne City.

Michael Lynch 10:35 AM   Melbourne City football chiefs are hopeful that Spanish superstar David Villa will play 10 matches with the club, culminating in the round 11 pre-Christmas derby with Melbourne Victory.

Balotelli should be dropped: Carragher

Mario Balotelli

Sam Holden 1:09 AM   Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, says former Anfield defender Jamie Carragher.

Blind faith rescues Manchester United

Daley Blind

8:10 AM   Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Monday.

Ognenovski under fire for alleged swipe

Sebastian Ryall and Sasa Ognenovski celebrate victory.

Dominic Bossi   Sydney FC defender must enter a submission explaining his swipe at Wanderers midfielder before learning whether he will face any suspension.

Al-Hilal taking no risks in race for glory

Saudi Al-Hilal players celebrate with their fans after defeating UAE's Al-Ain in the semi-final.

Dominic Bossi   Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal are taking no risks in their pursuit of an Asian Champions League title and their intent was evident from the moment they touched down in Australia. 

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos to miss Liverpool Champions League clash

Sidelined: Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale will not travel to northern England.

11:42 PM   European champions Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for their Champions League trip to Liverpool on Wednesday as both were left out of Carlo Ancelotti's squad due to injury.

Man arrested after drone flown at EPL game

Soccer ball.

5:49 PM   A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said on Monday.

Victory women aim to steal the show

Net gain: Christine Nairn, centre, is embraced by Victory teammates after scoring.

Michael Lynch 5:01 PM   The women from Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will be aiming to steal the show at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night when they play in the curtain-raiser ahead of the Melbourne derby.

Pressure ... club or country, it's always there, says Milligan

Mark Milligan.

Michael Lynch 4:54 PM   Melbourne derby matches or international fixtures in difficult environments against tough opponents. All bring their own types of pressure, but for Melbourne Victory captain and Socceroo midfielder Mark Milligan, it is all part of the job.

Socceroos on right track: Milligan

Mark Milligan

Melissa Woods 4:45 PM   Socceroos defender Mark Milligan says Australia has to suffer some short term pain for long term gain on the international stage.

Wanderers' star Santalab given all clear to play in ACL final

Cleared of injury: Brendon Santalab.

Sebastian Hassett 2:54 PM   After back-to-back defeats to start the A-League season, the Western Sydney Wanderers have finally received some good news with Brendon Santalab cleared of significant injury ahead of Saturday night's Asian Champions League final first leg against Al-Hilal.

Mark Bosnich charged over Sydney CBD driving accident

Charged: Mark Bosnich.

Louise Hall 12:03 PM   Former Socceroos goalkeeper-turned-football commentator Mark Bosnich has been charged following an accident in Sydney's CBD with driving recklessly or furiously.

Late goal rescues united from red faces

Brendan McLoughlin 1:48 PM   Daley Blind has rescued spluttering Manchester United with a dramatic late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Redknapp blasts 'overweight' Taarabt

'I could have run about more than he did': Harry Redknapp.

8:52 AM   QPR boss Harry Redknapp blasts the weight and attitude of star midfielder Adel Taarabt, who he says is carrying too many pounds to finish a game.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Worried teammates crowd around Biaksangzuala after the incident.

A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday.

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City ready for life after Villa

Melbourne CIty's David Williams and Newcastle's Scott Neville vie for the ball during Sunday's A-League encounter.

Mindful of David Villa's impending exit, Melbourne City is confident it is building some substance to last beyond the Spaniard's stay.

Five things we learned this weekend

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Dominic Bossi   The rivalry of the Sydney derby is now genuinely felt among the players. Animosity has long been part of the battle in the stands but Saturday showed there is no love lost between the players.

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