Association football

Olympiakos downs AC Milan 3-0 in friendly

Greek champion Olympiakos defeated Italy's AC Milan 3-0 late on Thursday in a friendly match that launched the International Champions Cup in Canada and the US.

The result, with goals from Alejandro Dominguez, Dimitris Diamantakos and Andreas Bouchalakis, marked Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi's first defeat in three friendlies since he took charge of the San Siro club.

Dick Advocaat is new coach of Serbian football team

Dick Advocaat is new coach of Serbian football team

BELGRADE -- Dutch football coach Dick Advocaat will take over the Serbian national team, Serbian Football Association (FSS) President Tomislav Karadžić has confirmed.

Advocaat will take over from Ljubiša Drulović, who was acting coach of Serbia after Siniša Mihajlović left.

Standard Liege on Panathinaikos’s way

 Asteras Tripolis snatched 1-1 draw in Finland

By George Georgakopoulos

The draw for the third qualifying round of the Champions League on Friday has put Belgian league runner-up Standard Liege on Panathinaikos’s way to the competition’s play-offs, meaning the Greens have avoided more dangerous opponents such as Zenit St. Petersburg and Lille.

No UEFA games in Israel as Ukraine teams will not face Russian rivals

European football’s governing body UEFA announced July 17 that no Champions League or Europa League matches could be played in Israel until further notice “for security reasons,” as it also said Ukrainian and Russian clubs will not face each other at its top annual organization.

Liverpool start life after Suarez with defeat

Liverpool started life without Luis Suarez on Wednesday with a 2-1 defeat against Danish side Brondby in the club's opening pre-season friendly.
Christian Norgaard gave the home side the lead from a free-kick midway through the first half before Liverpool's Swedish international winger Kristoffer Peterson levelled early in the second half.