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Bilbao beat Levante, close in on Champions League

Posted Monday, January 16, 2012 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

Athletic Bilbao beat Levante 3-0 in La Liga on Sunday to move within four points of their fourth-placed opponents and edge closer to a Champions League berth. The result lifted them above Sevilla and Espanyol into fifth position, while eighth-placed Malaga play Sporting Gijon later on Sunday. First-half goals from Fernando Amorebieta and Fernando Llorente, his seventh of the season, and a last...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 3 - 0 Levante - Brilliant Bilbao close in on Euro spot

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012 by PA15 hits

Athletic Bilbao produced a superb first-half display to ease past Levante 3-0 and move to within four points of their fourth-placed opponents in the race for a Champions League place. Fernando Amorebieta opened the scoring after 11 minutes as he took advantage of uncharacteristically slack marking from Levante to head home Markel Susaeta's corner. Oscar de Marcos then passed up two glorious op...Full Story »

Mark Hughes gets close to signing Brazil's golden Henrique for QPR

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012 by theguardian.com143 hits

QPR's new manager Mark Hughes is trying to bring in new players before the transfer window closes. Mark Hughes wants Henrique, a 20-year-old Brazilian striker who won the golden shoe at last summer's under-20 World Cup, to spearhead his rebuilding of Queens Park Rangers, with a deal to sign him from São Paulo "getting close", according to an executive at the west London club. Alongside t...Full Story »

Anichebe eclipses Keane to earn Everton point

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

An equaliser from substitute Victor Anichebe earned Everton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday that brought the hosts' run of four consecutive home defeats to an end. The away side enjoyed the better of the first half at Villa Park but required Anichebe's intervention to claim a share of the spoils after Darren Bent had put the hosts in front in the 56th minute. The result preserved the one...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC 0 - 1 Stirling Albion - McLeish the hero for Binos

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PA32 hits

Craig McLeish scored the only goal as Stirling shocked Albion to win 1-0, despite being reduced to 10 men late on. Stirling went ahead after 11 minutes, McLeish picking the ball up on the edge of the area and drilling an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner. Anthony Stevenson tested Stirling goalkeeper Callum Reidford on the stroke of half-time, but his rasping drive was tipped away. The...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Betis preview - Mascherano: El Clasico not a distraction

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012 by PA34 hits

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano insists his side will be putting all thoughts of next week's mouthwatering Copa del Rey showdown against Real Madrid to one side while they focus their efforts on Sunday's Primera Division encounter with Real Betis. Barca and Madrid meet in the first leg of the cup quarter-finals at the Bernabeu on Wednesday in what is a repeat of last season's final, whic...Full Story »

Montrose vs Clyde preview - Wood set to make Montrose debut

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PA47 hits

Montrose include Garry Wood in their squad to face visitors Clyde after the former Ross County striker agreed terms at Links Park. Wood will be part of a Gable Endies set-up that also includes full-back Stephen McNally after injury, but centre-half Alan Campbell looks set to continue on the sidelines alongside broken-toe victim Paul Lunan. Montrose manager Ray Farningham said: "Garry gives us ...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Everton preview - McLeish expects Keane to inspire Villa

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PA105 hits

Boss Alex McLeish is hoping the signing of striker Robbie Keane can act as an inspiration to the other Aston Villa players ahead of the home Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. Keane is included in the Villa squad after signing on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy until the end of February. McLeish is refusing to reveal whether the Republic of Ireland international will start but has no dou...Full Story »

Mallorca vs Real Madrid preview - Casillas not focussing on Barca clash

Posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PA121 hits

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas is eager to put his side's forthcoming cup clash with Barcelona to one side as they look to reinforce their lead at the top of the Primera Division. Madrid face Real Mallorca on Saturday night looking to extend their lead to eight points before Barca take on Real Betis at home on Sunday. They do so digesting the news they will meet their great rivals in the qu...Full Story »

Pato plans Milan stay - Brazilian striker claims to have no intention of moving on

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by skysports.com54 hits

Alexandre Pato: Has responded to PSG reports by committing himself to AC Milan Alexandre Pato has sought to end the rumours claiming he is close to sealing a switch to PSG by committing himself to AC Milan. PSG sporting director Leonardo announced on Thursday that he was 'optimistic' regarding the club's chances of luring the Brazil international to France. Pato has responded to those comment...Full Story »

Ronaldo in spotlight for Mallorca clash

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by Supersport.com228 hits

Even more attention than usual will be focused on Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo when the La Liga leaders play at Real Mallorca on Saturday after his petulant reaction to whistling from disgruntled fans last weekend. The Portuguese refused to celebrate his goal at the Bernabeu, Real's fifth in a 5-1 thrashing of Granada and his 21st of the campaign, after a section of the home support ...Full Story »

Barca book Real Copa del Rey clash

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by ESPN90 hits

Barcelona set up a blockbuster Copa del Rey quarter-final against Real Madrid without ever having to hit top gear against Osasuna. Barca had won the first leg 4-0 and were able to rest most of their top players and still win 2-1. Dejan Lekic's drive put Osasuna 1-0 up at half-time on the night but Alexis Sanchez headed a 49th-minute equaliser after Adriano's cross-shot flashed across the six...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Iker Casillas feels Clasico has lost some of its shine

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

Iker Casillas is of the opinion that the Clasico is losing some of its luster because Real Madrid and Barcelona are now clashing so regularly. The great rivals are set to collide again in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, with Madrid already having booked its place in the last eight and Barca almost inevitably set to join, given the Catalans are taking a four-goal advantage into the second...Full Story »

Cars, stores hit in attack on Olympiakos fan club

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by 28 hits

ATHENS, Greece (AP)—Police say a group of youths on motorcycles attacked an Olympiakos supporters’ club in Athens, damaging the premises as well as 10 cars and 5 storefronts. No injuries have been reported. The perpetrators, who used clubs and rocks but wore no identifying team insignia, left the scene quickly and police are looking for them. Attacks on football fan clubs are frequ...Full Story »

3 German clubs fined for fans lighting fireworks

Posted Friday, January 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

BERLIN (AP)—Three Bundesliga clubs have been fined after their fans lit firecrackers and smoke bombs during separate league and German Cup games this season. The German football federation said Thursday that Hertha Berlin had been fined ?12,000 ($15,300) after its fans set off smoke bombs during the Bundesliga game at Borussia Dortmund, fireworks in the cup match at Rot-Weiss Essen and fi...Full Story »

Liverpool attacker close to European switch

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2012 by footybunker.com253 hits

Finding first team appearances increasingly harder to come by in recent months, Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt could be heading for the Anfield exit this month. The Dutchman has been linked with a move away from the club for some time now and after reports suggested that Galatasaray have a rising interest in the winger, a transfer may finally materialize. Kuyt has made 21 appearances for the R...Full Story »

Dalglish insists club committed to racism fight

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says it is “utterly rubbish” to suggest that defending Luis Suarez during a racism case means the club is not interested in fighting racism. The Uruguay striker is serving an eight-match ban for repeatedly racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a match. Liverpool was condemned by anti-racism groups after ...Full Story »

'Belief is key against Barcelona' - Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino ahead of La Liga clash

Posted Monday, January 09, 2012 by Goal.com75 hits

Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino insists that his players will approach Sunday night’s derby against Barcelona believing that they can spring a surprise. The hosts go into the game eighth in the table, 14 points behind their second-placed city rivals who are in still in the hunt for both La Liga and Champions League titles this season. Pochettino admits that trying to come up with a g...Full Story »

Clint Dempsey posts hat trick in rout

Posted Monday, January 09, 2012 by ESPN100 hits

LONDON -- Clint Dempsey scored the first hat trick of his career, Brad Guzan saved a penalty and Landon Donovan had an assist on a successful day for Americans in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Dempsey made it 12 goals for the season by scoring in the eighth and 61st minutes, then converting a penalty kick in the 81st of Fulham's 4-0 win over Charlton, which is top of the third ...Full Story »

Roma's Daniele De Rossi: I have very clear ideas about my future

Posted Monday, January 09, 2012 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has refused to say whether he has decided to commit his future to the Giallorossi. The 28-year-old's current deal expires in the summer and negotiations regarding a new contract have so far proven fruitless. Roma is keen to tie De Rossi down to a new contract amid reports that free spending Manchester City is interested in the Italy international. "I have clea...Full Story »

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