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Chelsea FC 2 : 2 Newcastle - Blues held by Newcastle

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA19 hits

Carlo Ancelotti's new-look Chelsea looked anything but challengers for next season's Barclays Premier League title as they threw away victory against Newcastle in a 2-2 draw. In what could be his final home game in charge, Ancelotti's team selection very much appeared to have the new campaign in mind and it looked promising when Branislav Ivanovic scored inside two minutes. But Jonas Gutierrez...Full Story »

Shakhtar fetes birthday with Rihanna

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) - Ukraine's leading football side Shakhtar Donetsk celebrated its 75th birthday in a spectacular party at its new stadium with US star Rihanna and Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich. The team, which reached the Champions League quarter finals this year, had its 51,000-capacity stadium filled to capacity in a major showpiece late Saturday for the city which will host ma...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC 2 : 0 Queen's Park - Gemmell at the double for Albion

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA19 hits

John Gemmell bagged a brace as a 2-0 win earned Albion a place in the Second Division play-off final at the expense of Queens Park. Albion, who had finished second in the Third Division, almost led in the opening seconds but Ciaran Donnelly`s close-range effort from Steve Canning`s free-kick whistled past the post. Queens Park`s response came from Michael Daly but his right-foot shot from 18 y...Full Story »

Queen's Park 1 : 1 Albion Rovers FC - Chaplain snatches draw for Albion

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by PA18 hits

Scott Chaplain's late strike earned Albion a 1-1 draw against Queens Park in the first leg of their Second Division play-off semi-final. Chaplain cancelled out Craig Smith's opener to leave the tie finely poised heading into the second leg. Smith gave Queens Park the lead after 11 minutes when he converted David Anderson's cross from close range. Albion almost responded but Robert Love's shot...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 : 1 Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea gifted vital win

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by PA23 hits

Chelsea enjoyed a double dose of outrageous fortune to keep their slim Barclays Premier League title hopes alive as two critical blunders by the assistant referees saw them beat Tottenham 2-1. The champions closed to within three points of Manchester United ahead of the leaders' trip to Arsenal thanks to goals from Frank Lampard and Salomon Kalou that should never have been given. Spurs were o...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 : 0 West Ham United - Torres finally ends goal drought

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA26 hits

Fernando Torres finally scored his first goal for Chelsea as he ended his 15-hour goal drought and helped keep his side's slim Barclays Premier League title hopes alive with a 3-0 defeat of West Ham. The £50million man had not found the net for 901 minutes for club and country, 732 for the champions since joining them almost three months ago, but it took him just eight minutes to do so aft...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 : 1 Birmingham - Malouda double sends Blues second

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by PA56 hits

Carlo Ancelotti's decision to leave out Fernando Torres paid off as Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou fired Chelsea up to second in the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 home win over Birmingham. The champions beat Birmingham to become Manchester United's closest challengers, moving to within six points of the leaders and giving themselves a glimmer of hope of retaining their crown. Once agai...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) 1 : 3 Chelsea FC - Blues show fighting spirit

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011 by PA10 hits

Carlo Ancelotti's tenure as Chelsea manager may be about to end this summer, if rumours are to be believed, but his players showed they are still determined to fight for the Italian with a crushing 3-1 victory at West Brom. After Peter Odemwingie had given Albion a 17th-minute lead, the Blues replied with three first-half goals from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard. If Chelsea an...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) vs Chelsea FC - Hodgson tips Torres to end famine

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011 by PA160 hits

Fernando Torres will be a "big success" at Chelsea despite his poor form since joining the club, according to his former manager Roy Hodgson, Hodgson's West Brom team face the Blues on Saturday, and the former Liverpool boss has backed the £50million star to deliver over the long term. "He's a very good player, a top, top class striker", Hodgson said. "It's not been a good season by hi...Full Story »

FC Porto beats Spartak Moscow 5-2 in Europa League

Posted Friday, April 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport16 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—Hulk scored the opener and set up two more goals as FC Porto routed Spartak Moscow 5-2 in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals to advance 10-3 on aggregate on Thursday. “We are very, very happy with what we did today and in the first leg because we were able to go through to the semifinals,” Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas said. In the semifinals in two...Full Story »

Barcelona beats Shakhtar 1-0 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP)—Lionel Messi scored his club-record 48th goal of the season Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League semifinals with a clinical 1-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, easily protecting a 5-1 advantage from the first leg. Messi struck in the 43rd minute to send the Spanish champion through to a probable semifinal against archrival Real Madrid, which has a 4-0 edge ...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 : 1 Barcelona - Barca cruise into last four

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA32 hits

Barcelona secured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after completing a 1-0 win Shakhtar Donetsk. Leading 5-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp, Barca weathered an early storm at the Donbass Arena before netting what would prove to be the only goal of the night through Lionel Messi just before half-t...Full Story »

Manchester United 2 : 1 Chelsea FC - Ancelotti left feeling blue

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA30 hits

Carlo Ancelotti's mighty gamble on £50million man Fernando Torres backfired as Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United to place a massive question mark over his future as Blues boss. As Sir Alex Ferguson has noted, Roman Abramovich is obsessed by winning this competition. As the Russian was in the directors' box, looking down as United emerged tr...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Barcelona preview - It`s not all over yet - Striker

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA235 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano remains confident his team can still reach the semi-finals of the Champions League despite needing to produce one of European football's greatest comebacks to get past Barcelona. Shakhtar go into the quarter-final second leg at the Donbass Arena trailing 5-1 from last week's first meeting at the Nou Camp, and it will need something special to prevent 2006 a...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Wigan Athletic preview - Ancelotti calm about future

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by PA49 hits

Carlo Ancelotti insists his job as Chelsea manager des not depend on turning around the club's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United. Wednesday night's 1-0 first-leg defeat to United at Stamford Bridge has left the Blues in danger of finishing without a trophy for only the third time since Roman Abramovich's takeover. On both other occasions, Abramovich sacked the manager, d...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 0 : 1 Manchester United - Rooney hands United advantage

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by PA56 hits

Wayne Rooney was a TV star once more - this time for all the right reasons as his clinical first-half goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 Champions League triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Rooney went into the quarter-final first-leg tie still not knowing what his punishment will be for the four-letter outburst at West Ham on Saturday. But the uncertainty didn't affect him as he took full...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 : 1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Five-star Barca destroy Donetsk

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by PA42 hits

Barcelona all but secured their spot in the Champions League semi-finals and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after building a huge 5-1 first-leg lead over Shakhtar Donetsk. Following on from Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Tottenham, Barca appear to have done all the hard work in their home quarter-final tie after another memorable European night at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta, Dani...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Villa concerned by lack of goals

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by PA391 hits

Barcelona head into their Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk in buoyant mood, although striker David Villa admits to concern over his recent lack of goals at club level. Barca now boast an eight-point advantage over Real Madrid at the Primera Division summit with only eight games remaining after Pep Guardiola's men took full advantage of Madrid's shock home defeat to Sporting Gij...Full Story »

Stoke City 1 : 1 Chelsea FC - Potters inflict blow on Blues` title dream

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA18 hits

Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title defence foundered at the Britannia Stadium where they were lucky to escape with a point from a 1-1 draw. Jon Walters put the hosts ahead with an eighth-minute breakaway goal, only for Didier Drogba to head an equaliser just past the half-hour. The action became more frenetic in the second half with the Potters hitting the woodwork twice and forcing sever...Full Story »

South American Friendly Round Up: FC Porto Duo Carry Colombia Past Ecuador

Posted Monday, March 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

Colombia 2-0 Ecuador Battling in the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on Saturday, Colombia took down Ecuador 2-0 thanks to goals from FC Porto players Fredy Guarin and Radamel Falcao. The Colombians were the top team throughout, dominating their neighbors to the south with solid passes and creative attacking. In the early going, Colombia showed their creativity by getting through the Ecua...Full Story »

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