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Berg sends Hoops to defeat

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Celtic's Europa League hopes are in ruins after Marcus Berg's second-half goal gave Hamburg a 1-0 victory in their Group C clash at Parkhead.The Hoops matched the visitors in the first half but failed to convert several decent chances, and in the 63rd minute Berg claimed the points when he took a Ze Roberto pass before drilling his shot from distance past Artur Boruc.Celtic remain bottom of the ...Full Story »

Moyes - We did our best

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Everton slumped to a record defeat in Europe but manager David Moyes refused to condemn his depleted side after a 5-0 thrashing by Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.The free-scoring Portuguese team moved out of sight in this Europa League match with three goals in the space of six second half minutes.It was their heaviest defeat at this level since the thumping by Dinamo Bucharest in the UEFA Cup.Os...Full Story »

Decisions dismay Hodgson

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was left baffled by the decision making of referee Paul Allaerts during farcical scenes in tonight's 1-1 Europa League draw with Roma.Allaerts awarded the Italian giants a harsh penalty after John Arne Riise went tumbling beneath minimal contact from Stephen Kelly in the 76th minute.It was a poor decision and the sense of injustice was heightened when the official brandis...Full Story »

Mowbray warns Hoops over futures

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Tony Mowbray warned the Celtic players they have until January to save their Parkhead careers after their Europa League hopes suffered an almost fatal blow with their 1-0 defeat by Hamburg.The Hoops matched the visitors in the first half but failed to convert several decent chances and, in the 63rd minute, Swedish striker Marcus Berg claimed the points when he took a Ze Roberto pass before drill...Full Story »

Ancelotti hails goal hero Kalou

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed the performance of two-goal striker Salomon Kalou as the Blues took a giant stride towards the Champions League knock-out stage with an easy win over Atletico Madrid.Kalou, who missed two easy chances early on, scored in each half during the 4-0 victory.His efforts were followed by Frank Lampard's first strike in open play for the club this season and an own g...Full Story »

Ferguson eyeing next stage

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes his side are now well on course for the Champions League knock-out stages after edging past CSKA Moscow.United maintained their 100% record in Group B after Antonio Valencia struck a late goal to secure a 1-0 win in the Russian capital.With three games still remaining, Ferguson hopes his side can now secure their passage with something to spare.F...Full Story »

Funkel surprised at size of task

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Hertha Berlin coach Friedhelm Funkel has realised exactly what he has let himself in for by becoming their new coach after witnessing his side's eighth consecutive league defeat yesterday.Funkel took over from Lucien Favre only 24 hours before their defeat by Hamburg a fortnight ago, meaning Saturday's 3-0 reverse at Nurnberg was the first time he could really be held accountable for his side's ...Full Story »

Magath relaxed about investigatio

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

nSchalke coach Felix Magath has welcomed an investigation into his club's accounts and does not fear for any consequences.The Royal Blues risk losing their licence to play in the Bundesliga, according to a report in yesterday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, as the German Football League (DFL) take a look at their accounts with the suspicion they have infringed upon league licensing rules.The W...Full Story »

Hoeness - Muller not ready

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness believes it is too early to call his side's new striker sensation Thomas Muller into the national team.Muller put Bayern on their way to a 2-1 win at Freiburg on Saturday in front of Germany coach Joachim Low, who has already hinted that Muller will be in his next squad selection. But Hoeness would prefer it if the 19-year-old was left out of the Nationa...Full Story »

Babbel backed despite defeat

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA

Stuttgart director of sport Horst Heldt labelled his side's situation as "catastrophic" after they lost 2-1 to Schalke - but insisted the position of coach Markus Babbel was not up for discussion.Babbel saw his side lose for the fifth time already this season yesterday and slip to 13th in the table ahead of Sunday's games."The situation is critical, it's catastrophic, but we are not discussing t...Full Story »

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