London: Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Sevilla all reached the knockout stage of the Champions League with two matches to spare. Alvaro Morata scored in injury time to send Juventus through with a 2-1 win at home over Hungarian team Ferencvaros. Barcelona top the group and booked their spot in the last-16 for the 17th straight season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv. Both Chelsea and Sevilla left it late to advance from Group E.
ISL: Mumbai beat 10-man Goa
Mumbai FC got their first win of the Indian Super League season, beating FC Goa 1-0 in Margao, Goa, today. Adam le Fondre converted a penalty late in injury time to deny Goa their second straight draw. Goa played the second half with 10 men after Redeem Tlang was shown the red card in the 40th minute.
AAI gets government nod
The long-running drama over the recognition of the Archery Association of India (AAI) has finally ended after eight years as the association got the Sports Ministry’s nod today. AAI had been derecognised since 2012 after Vijay Kumar Malhotra was elected again as president after four decades in administration. However, the saga finally ended after the Sports Ministry stated that the election on January 18 this year was held as per the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011. Agencies