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Eriksson in talks to join Iran’s Persepolis FC

Posted Friday, November 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport118 hits

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is holding talks in Iran to become the next coach of Persepolis FC, following his departure from Leicester City last month, the Iranian side and media said Thursday. Eriksson arrived on Iran's Kish Island, in the Gulf, on Wednesday and the negotiations had begun, the Persepolis football club website said. The website of Iranian state television said E...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 2 : 1 Chelsea FC - Blues in danger after loss

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA90 hits

Chelsea crashed to a last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen to put them in real danger of failing to reach the Champions League knockout stage and pile the pressure on Andre Villas-Boas. For the third time on their travels in Group E, the Blues took the lead, Didier Drogba scoring only his second goal of the season shortly after half-time. But, as against Valencia and Genk, the visitors th...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 : 2 FC Porto - Porto edge out Shakhtar

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA46 hits

Porto snatched a 2-0 victory at Shakhtar Donetsk to set up a shoot-out with Zenit St Petersburg for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. The hosts twice hit the woodwork before being undone by Hulk's strike 11 minutes from time. Razvan Rat's stoppage-time own goal added insult to injury. It meant any hopes of Shakhtar reaching even the Europa League disappeared, while Porto will nee...Full Story »

FC Otelul Galati 2 : 3 Basel - Basle keep alive hopes

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA41 hits

Ruthless finishing made the difference for Basle in Romania as they beat Otelul Galati 3-2. And should they beat Manchester United on December 7 at St Jakob-Park, Basle will pip the English champions to a place in the Champions League knock-out stages. That is the remarkable position which Heiko Vogel's team are in, after first-half goals from Fabian Frei, Alexander Frei and Marco Streller at ...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto preview - Eduardo and co hardened ahead of Porto task

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA109 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo has detected a steely determination among his team-mates to kick-start their Champions League campaign. The Ukrainian side currently sit bottom of Group G knowing that defeat to fellow strugglers Porto will terminate any hopes they have of progressing in the competition. But Eduardo, the former Arsenal marksman, insists they are not ready to raise the white fla...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 : 2 Liverpool - Johnson back to bite Blues

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA42 hits

Glen Johnson scored a sensational late winner to earn Liverpool three vital Barclays Premier League points in a 2-1 win at his old club Chelsea. Former Blues full-back Johnson netted a brilliant solo effort to inflict his former side's third defeat in four league matches and leave both teams 12 points behind Manchester City. Each side committed bad defensive errors to concede earlier goals, wi...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Liverpool preview - Liverpool are still contenders - Villas-Boas

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA303 hits

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has refused to rule Liverpool out of the Barclays Premier League title race, despite them having slipped 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. Three draws in their last three home games have seen the Reds lose touch at the top of the table, and they could be 15 points behind by the time they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday should City win again on ...Full Story »

FC Sion loses Swiss verdict in transfer ban case

Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

Swiss club FC Sion sustained a major defeat Friday in its legal battles against football authorities over six players it signed despite a FIFA transfer ban. A cantonal (state) court ruled in favor of FIFA and the Swiss Football League in an appeal case judgment which denies Sion’s players the right to be registered. League president Thomas Grimm told The Associated Press that the verdict...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC 7 : 2 Airdrie United - Albion in seventh heaven

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA17 hits

Scott Chaplain scored a hat-trick as Albion thrashed Airdrie 7-2. Chaplain's header put the home side in front on 13 minutes only for Jamie Stevenson's drilled effort to level 10 minutes later. Albion regained the lead on 29 minutes through Chaplain's overhead kick and Micheal O'Byrne's header extended it nine minutes before half-time. John Gemmell scored from close-range on 56 minutes and th...Full Story »

Hamilton FC 3 : 1 Queen of South - Hamilton leave it late

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA12 hits

Two late goals helped Hamilton to a 3-1 win over bottom club Queen of the South. Hamilton took the lead after 15 minutes after Matthew Paterson met Grant Anderson's cross to fire into the bottom corner. The away side replied quickly, though, Kevin Smith heading home Allan Johnston's corner after the half-hour mark. They almost went in front on the hour, but Scott McLaughlin's free-kick was ti...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers 0 : 1 Chelsea FC - Lampard sees Blues past Rovers

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA45 hits

Frank Lampard directed a second-half header past Paul Robinson as wobbly Chelsea clung onto a precious clean sheet to secure a 1-0 win at Blackburn. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas knew his side could not countenance any more dropped points after two consecutive Barclays Premier League defeats including their 5-3 loss to Arsenal. And while Lampard did the business by stooping to nod home a low Br...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs Airdrie United preview - Rovers trio missing for derby

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA68 hits

Albion have ruled out the injured trio of Barry Russell, Chris Boyle and Steven Canning for their derby clash with Airdrie United. Rovers are looking for their first ever victory over their neighbours in the third meeting between the two sides since the Diamonds were reborn in 2002. Captain Ciaran Donnelly is a doubt with a hamstring problem, however defender Simon Marriot should feature provi...Full Story »

Hamilton FC vs Queen of South preview - Stopper Cerny doubtful for Accies

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA36 hits

Hamilton will hand a late fitness test to goalkeeper Tomas Cerny when Queen of the South visit. The stopper has missed Accies' last two games with a shoulder injury. Manager Billy Reid does welcome full-back Stephen Hendrie back to his squad after Scotland under-17 duty and Ziggy Gordon should be available following injury. However, Alex Neil, Lee Kilday and Kyle Wilkie remain out with long-t...Full Story »

Manchester United 2 : 0 FC Otelul Galati - United labour to victory

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA13 hits

Wayne Rooney turned into a midfield star as Manchester United's slow rehabilitation from the day it still hurts Sir Alex Ferguson to think of continued, despite a 2-0 victory over Otelul Galati. On their first appearance at Old Trafford since being thrashed 6-1 by Manchester City, Antonio Valencia's eighth-minute tap-in and a late deflected effort from Rooney ensured United grabbed maximum poin...Full Story »

(N) FC Viktoria Plzen 0 : 4 Barcelona - Messi nets hat-trick in Barca romp

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA43 hits

Lionel Messi brought up his double century of goals for Barcelona with a hat-trick as they qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with a comfortable 4-0 victory over 10-man Viktoria Plzen in Pep Guardiola's 200th game as coach. Messi won and converted a 24th-minute penalty as Marian Cisovski was sent off, added a second just before half-time and, after Cesc Fabregas headed the third...Full Story »

Genk 1 : 1 Chelsea FC - Blues pay penalty

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA33 hits

Chelsea blew the chance to put one foot in the Champions League knockout stage but their 1-1 draw with Genk was overshadowed by another racism storm for the beleaguered club. The Blues threw away a half-time lead at the Cristal Arena, with Ramires putting them ahead and David Luiz missing a penalty before Jelle Vossen exposed more bad defending by netting Genk's first goal of the competition. ...Full Story »

Manchester United vs FC Otelul Galati preview - Ferguson: Rio can still prosper

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA680 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Rio Ferdinand still has a major role to play at Manchester United even if his days as an automatic presence on the team sheet are over. Thirty-three on Monday, Ferdinand was unusually singled out by Ferguson for criticism in the wake of what the United manager felt was kamikaze defending against Manchester City nine days ago. Given much-publicised injury problems th...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 2 : 1 FC Porto - Manduca punishes Porto

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA34 hits

Gustavo Manduca's last-minute winner meant APOEL Nicosia remained unbeaten at the top of Group G after their 2-1 victory over Porto in the Champions League. Ailton Almeida scored the opening goal from the penalty spot against the run of play before Porto striker Hulk equalised in the 89th minute, also from the spot. It looked like the Portuguese side had salvaged a draw after they had dominate...Full Story »

Zenit St.Petersburg 1 : 0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Lombaerts strike enough for Zenit

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA19 hits

A goal by Nicolas Lombaerts in first-half stoppage-time guided Zenit St Petersburg to a deserved 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk as they moved a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages. Lombaerts headed home Viktor Fayzulin's corner as the Russian side finally beat Shakhtar goalkeeper Olexandr Rybka who had been in inspired form. Victory saw Zenit move to the top of Group G ahead...Full Story »

Zenit St Petersburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Spaletti envious of Lucescu

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA270 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk may be bottom of their Champions League group and missing key players, but Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spaletti is still envious of opposite number Mircea Lucescu. Shakhtar are without a win in Group G after being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Zenit last time out. On top of that, Mircea will be without the services of first-teamers Fernandinho, Jadson and Dmytro Chygrynsk...Full Story »

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