Sydney shock champions Guangzhou
SYDNEY • Australia's Sydney FC upset reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 in the AFC Champions League (ACL) yesterday.
Milos Dimitrijevic was the home team's hero as his shot squirmed beneath Guangzhou goalkeeper Zeng Cheng in the 88th minute.
The loss left the expensively assembled Chinese giants with only one point from two ACL Group H matches this season.
Klopp to be given war chest for transfers
LONDON • Liverpool have said that manager Juergen Klopp will be given substantial funds to overhaul his squad this summer after the club's latest accounts underlined the financial recovery under Fenway Sports Group.
The Anfield club have announced that revenue for the year ending May 31, 2015 increased 16.5 per cent to a record £297.9 million (S$584.8 million).
Galatasaray banned from Europe for 2 years
NYON (Switzerland) • Uefa yesterday banned Galatasaray from all European competitions for two years for breaching spending rules.
A Uefa statement said the ban was ordered by the Uefa club financial control adjudicatory chamber after Galatasaray "failed to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement" made with the European body in May 2014.
Platini should resign, says German FA chief
BERLIN • Michel Platini should step down as Uefa president to solve the leadership vacuum within European football's governing body, says Reinhard Rauball, the boss of the German Football Association.
Yesterday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that Platini had launched an appeal against his six-year football ban.