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Ajax holds AC Milan 1-1 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

AMSTERDAM (AP)—Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored against his former club to help AC Milan salvage a 1-1 draw against Ajax on Tuesday in Group G of the Champions League. Ajax captain Luis Suarez gave the host the lead in the 23rd minute, darting past Alessandro Nesta after playing a one-two with Urby Emanuelson on the left flank before providing a cross for Mounir El Hamdaoui, who calmly slotted i...Full Story »

Forlan spearheads Uruguay tourism campaign

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)—World Cup star Diego Forlan of Uruguay is making a pitch for tourists to visit his country. Forlan was voted the best player at the World Cup and says in a commercial that such an honor is “incredible … but also tiring.” Luckily, he says in the ad, Uruguay is the perfect place “for taking a break” and that this summer he “got t...Full Story »

Madrid, Bayern keep perfect record with late goals

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

LONDON (AP)—Nine-time winner Real Madrid took control of its Champions League group with a 1-0 victory over Auxerre on Tuesday as AC Milan was held to a 1-1 draw at Ajax. Substitute Angel Di Maria scored in the 81st minute to clinch Madrid’s second straight win in Group G. “We knew it would be a very hard game, I prepared it well tactically,” Madrid coach Jose Mourinho ...Full Story »

Ajax 1-1 AC Milan - Honours even as Milan battle back in Amsterdam

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by PA22 hits

Ajax and AC Milan shared the spoils in their Group G fixture at the Amsterdam Arena with a 1-1 draw satisfying the visitors more than the home side. Mounir El Hamdaoui gave Ajax the lead in the 24th minute before former Ajax hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled for the Rossoneri in the 37th. Milan frustrated the home team, who were more vibrant from start to finish but failed to find a way through...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv v Lyon - Lyon laden with injuries

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA74 hits

Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli Gutman insists Lyon's current struggles in Ligue 1 will have no bearing on their Champions League encounter in Israel. Lyon currently sit in the relegation zone after failing to win any of their past four league games, including Saturday's home defeat in the Derby du Rhone to arch rivals St Etienne. The pressure is starting to mount on coach Claude Puel but Gutman rem...Full Story »

Inter Milan v Werder Bremen - Milito may miss Bremen visit

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA97 hits

Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf will be forced to assemble a makeshift team for the Champions League tie at Inter Milan due to injuries to three key players. Claudio Pizarro, Clemens Fritz and Torsten Frings have all been ruled out of the match at the San Siro and Schaaf admits the already difficult task of beating the cup holders has been made even harder. "These injuries hit us hard," he s...Full Story »

Cardiff v Crystal Palace

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by BBC.com32 hits

Npower ChampionshipVenue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Tuesday, 28 September Kick-off: 1945 BSTCoverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio & highlights on The Football League Show TEAM NEWSInfluential Cardiff pair Craig Bellamy and Seyi Olofinjana are both unlikely to be involved against Crystal Palace. Bellamy has been sidelined for the past three weeks with a knee injury...Full Story »

Arsene backs Flappy Handski

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by The Sun224 hits

ARSENE WENGER has told Arsenal blunder keeper No 2 Lukasz Fabianski to finally prove himself at Partizan Belgrade tonight. Fabianski, known by fans as Flappy Handski, starts this Champions League clash due to an elbow injury Manuel Almunia picked up during his shocking display in Saturday's 3-2 home loss to West Brom. Gunners supporters will not be filled with confidence based on his last ou...Full Story »

Lampard blow for Blues

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by PA11 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed England midfielder Frank Lampard will miss their Champions League clash against Marseille at Stamford Bridge.Lampard will also be absent from England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley next month after Ancelotti insisted the player needs more time to recover from hernia surgery.The 32-year-old midfielder has now been absent for a month...Full Story »

Kev blast at 'shot' Rooney

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by The Sun303 hits

WAYNE ROONEY has been blasted by Kevin Keegan. The former England boss says the Manchester United star's confidence is "shot" - and also thinks Rooney is a hypocrite. Keegan watched woeful Roo struggle in United's 2-2 draw at Bolton where he was hauled off after 61 minutes yesterday. And he said: "Manchester United are minus Wayne Rooney at the moment. It's a different Wayne Rooney this ...Full Story »

Culture clash means José Mourinho risks everything on Real gamble

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by theguardian.com407 hits

  Real Madrid manager has put his formidable reputation on the line at an institution that demands the impossible José Mourinho's priority has always been to win, but at Real Madrid he is expected to entertain as well.   For every Brian Clough who is run out of town on day 44 there is a manager who remakes a club in his image. Arsenal were a chess team until Arsène Wh...Full Story »

McClaren on roll, little Mainz eye German record

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Former England manager Steve McClaren guided his Wolfsburg team into the Bundesliga top six on Sunday as little Mainz refused to get carried away by their record-chasing start. Wolfsburg, who lost all three of their opening matches, saw off Freiburg 2-1 for a third consecutive win with Brazilian striker Grafite scoring both goals. Grafite, the Bundesliga's top marksman last seas...Full Story »

Owen landmark rescues United at Bolton

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

BOLTON (AFP) - Michael Owen's 200th career goal in England rescued Manchester United from defeat as Sir Alex Ferguson's side were held to a 2-2 draw by Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday. Martin Petrov's first goal in a Bolton shirt looked to have earned the hosts a famous victory before substitute Owen popped up with a 74th-minute equaliser. United went into the game knowing that victory ...Full Story »

Perfectly placed Payet deepens Lyon gloom

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

PARIS (AFP) - Dimitri Payet scored the winning goal and cleared two shots off the line as Saint-Etienne earned a 1-0 win at local rivals Lyon on Saturday to pile the pressure on OL coach Claude Puel. Payet curled home an inch-perfect free-kick in the 75th minute after Saint-Etienne had weathered sustained pressure from their hosts, who were denied by the frame of the goal on three occasions. V...Full Story »

Roma sink Inter with last-gasp Vucinic winner

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport84 hits

ROME (AFP) - AS Roma claimed their first win of the season in dramatic fashion when Mirko Vucinic's stunning stoppage-time header gave them a 1-0 home win over champions Inter Milan on Saturday. Montenegro forward Vucinic, who came off the bench late in the match to replace Francesco Totti, dived to turn in Daniele De Rossi's cross from the right and put an abrupt halt to Inter's strong start. ...Full Story »

Dyer nets late clincher

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2010 by PA5 hits

Willie Dyer's late goal kept Raith second in the table following a 2-1 win over Falkirk.The visitors opened the scoring after seven minutes as Ryan Flynn ran onto a Mark Stewart pass to score from six yards and Kallum Higginbotham could have made it two but he shot straight at David McGurn.Gregory Tade equalised for Raith after 37 minutes when he shot past Robert Olejnik from 12 yards and Laure...Full Story »

Report: Milan's Robinho Faces Another Bench Start Against Genoa

Posted Friday, September 24, 2010 by 95 hits

Milan forward Robinho will not start against Genoa on Saturday evening as he is not in peak condition, claims Tuttosport.There was plenty of expectation when Robinho arrived from Manchester City, but he has been used sparingly by coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has largely resisted calling him.Alexandre Pato's injury seemed to allow Robinho hope of regular action, but Allegri doesn't feel he is ...Full Story »

Chelsea's Frank Lampard likely to miss next three matches

Posted Friday, September 24, 2010 by theguardian.com40 hits

Chelsea's Frank Lampard looks set to miss their next three matches after a recurrence of a groin injury. Frank Lampard has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hernia operation and looks set to miss Chelsea's next three matches. The midfielder's slow recovery from surgery means he could be absent for Premier League games against Manchester City away and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, plus th...Full Story »

Villa earns Messi-less Barcelona win over Sporting

Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

MADRID (AP)—Barcelona survived a tough contest and the absence of Lionel Messi as David Villa’s second-half goal earned the champions a 1-0 win over Sporting Gijon. Daniel Alves played Villa through on goal in the 50th minute and the Barcelona striker made no mistake as he shot over goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar for the only goal at the Camp Nou stadium. Barcelona dominated play but la...Full Story »

Mexico suspends Vela, Juarez for 6 monthsv

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by 57 hits

MEXICO CITY (AP)—Mexico’s national federation has suspended Carlos Vela and Efrain Juarez for six months and fined 11 other players for violating its code of conduct. The players threw a party at the team hotel in Monterrey after a friendly match against Colombia on Sept. 7. The sanctions were announced at a news conference Tuesday by Nestor de La Torre, the director of national te...Full Story »

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