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Bayern wins 2-1 to stretch Bundesliga lead

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to three points on Sunday after Mario Gomez scored twice in a 2-1 victory over 10-man Stuttgart and title rival Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with Kaiserslautern. “No one was expecting Dortmund to drop points, but we’ve won our match so it’s been a good day,” Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. Gomez took his season tally to a...Full Story »

Udinese tops Serie A after beating Chievo 2-1

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Udinese defied the preseason skeptics by moving to the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Chievo on Sunday, as AC Milan was held to an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bologna and stayed third. Udinese surprised many last season by finishing fourth, but the unfashionable club was expected to struggle this campaign after losing key midfielder Gokhan Inler to Napoli, while striker Alexis Sanchez—wh...Full Story »

Stoke dents Spurs' Premier League title challenge

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Tottenham’s 11-match unbeaten run ended Sunday with a 2-1 loss at Stoke in the English Premier League. Matthew Etherington, who played for Tottenham from 2000-03, scored twice in the first half to help send the Spurs to their first defeat since Aug. 28. Emmanuel Adebayor scored on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute for Tottenham, which was hurt by a red card to Younes Kaboul late in the g...Full Story »

Lille beats Dijon 2-0 in French league

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Defending champion Lille kept the pressure on Montpellier and Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the French league by beating Dijon 2-0 at home on Sunday. Striker Moussa Sow and midfielder Eden Hazard scored a goal in each half to help Lille back to winning ways after it failed to reach the next round of the Champions League when it drew 0-0 against Trabzonspor on Wednesday. Lille is in third p...Full Story »

Malaga draws 1-1 with Osasuna in Spain

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Malaga salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Osasuna on Sunday to maintain its place among Spain’s Europa League contenders. Malaga created more scoring chances throughout at La Rosaleda stadium, with former Osasuna defender Nacho Monreal coming close in the 32nd with a volley that hit the post. Osasuna forward Ibrahima Balde grabbed the opener a minute later when he pounced on a loose ball i...Full Story »

World is their oyster after Barca reign in Spain

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Barcelona headed off to Japan for the Club World Cup on Sunday after proving they were still the side to beat in Spain with their 3-1 ‘Clasico’ victory at the home of arch-rivals Real Madrid. The European and Spanish champions dealt a demoralising blow to their La Liga title rivals by silencing the Bernabeu on Saturday and more glory could follow if they f...Full Story »

Striker Anelka agrees to join Shanghai Shenhua

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed to join Shanghai Shenhua, the club said on Sunday in a major coup for Chinese football. The former Arsenal and Real Madrid star will be the biggest name to appear in China's Super League, which is growing in stature despite significant corruption problems that have left several officials facing jail. "We have basically agreed on the details of the cont...Full Story »

Al Sadd earn crack at Barca in Japan

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

TOYOTA, Japan, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Asian champions Al Sadd ground out a 2-1 win over Tunisia’s Esperance at the Club World Cup on Sunday to set up a dream semi-final against European kings Barcelona. “Barcelona are the best team in the world but anything is possible in football,” said Al Sadd coach Jorge Fossati. “If we stay humble and keep this spirit anything can happen...Full Story »

Oguchi Onyewu scores only goal as Sporting beats Nacional 1-0

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Sporting Clube de Portugal beat Nacional de Madeira in Lisbon 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from American defender Oguchi Onyewu. The win extends Sporting's home win streak to nine in all competitions. The goal came 22 minutes in. Former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua nodded on a Andre Martins free kick, and Onyewu out-jumped the goalkeeper at the far post to head home. Though that end...Full Story »

Redknapp wary of wounded United, City

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes his side's push for a first-ever Premier League title is neither helped nor hindered by Manchester United and Manchester City's inclusion in the Europa League. Redknapp has long voiced his frustrations at playing Thursday nights in the Europa League then domestic matches on the following Sunday. And now that Spurs' time in the Europa League is coming t...Full Story »

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