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Udinese 0 : 2 Parma - Amauri brace sinks Udinese

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA11 hits

Parma striker Carvalho Amauri scored in each half to help his side beat 10-man Udinese at the Friuli Stadium. The visitors followed up last week's upset of Inter Milan with a victory which prevented Udinese from climbing into the top four. Udinese had Gokhan Inler sent off in the 22nd minute when he fouled Sebastian Giovinco and then made contact with the referee. Amauri got his first in the ...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Wigan preview - Colback ready for relegation scrap

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA47 hits

Midfielder Jack Colback has told manager Steve Bruce to count him in for Sunderland's fight to stay in the Barclays Premier League. The 21-year-old academy graduate was handed his first league start for the club at Birmingham last Saturday as injuries and a dismal run of results forced Bruce into yet another reshuffle. Colback did not let his manager down with an assured display, although he c...Full Story »

Blackpool vs Newcastle preview - Holloway looks to revive winning spirit

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA30 hits

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hopes to revive the spirit of last year's promotion charge to beat relegation this season. The Seasiders have plunged into danger after winning just one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League games. A year ago Holloway's men staged a remarkable late push to sneak into the Championship play-offs and then go on to win promotion at Wembley. They maintained that m...Full Story »

Brescia vs AC Milan preview - Milan closing in on title

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA57 hits

AC Milan will take a big step closer to their first Scudetto in seven years if they win at relegation-threatened Brescia. The Serie A leaders travel to the Mario Rigamonti stadium with a six-point cushion over Napoli and just five rounds remaining. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said: "This game is the game of the season because it's the most important and can decide the league title." Th...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Lazio preview - Big chance for Lazio

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA62 hits

The stakes are high for Lazio and Inter Milan ahead of their showdown at the San Siro. Two wins on the trot have lifted Champions League-chasing Lazio to fourth in the standings, just three points behind third-placed Inter with five games remaining. The top four teams in Serie A qualify for Europe's elite club competition. "The game in Milan is crucial for us," said Lazio coach Edy Reja. "...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Osasuna preview - Barca keen to bounce back

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA69 hits

Barcelona will look to ease the pain of Wednesday`s Copa del Rey final defeat to Real Madrid when they host lowly Osasuna, where a win would see Pep Guardiola`s side take a significant step towards retaining their Primera Division crown. Hopes of a second treble in three years were sunk as Barca were beaten in the cup by bitter rivals Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo heading in the only goal of the ...Full Story »

Norwich back on promotion track

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by Supersport.com46 hits

Norwich crushed local rivals Ipswich 5-1 at Portman Road on Thursday to move up into second place in the English Championship, taking another step closer to automatic promotion to the Premier League. The Canaries - looking to become the first team in a decade to win successive promotions from the third to top tier of English football -took the lead through Andrew Surman on 13 minutes. An own...Full Story »

Manchester City ready to fight Inter Milan for £15m Zapata

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by Talksport.co.uk105 hits

Manchester City are lining up a summer bid for Udinese defender Cristian Zapata, according to reports in Italy. The 24-year-old has become the cornerstone of the Serie A side's defence this season but Udinese are bracing themselves for offers at the end of the season. It is understood that Inter Milan, who are keen to freshen up their ageing defence, are currently leading the charge for Zapa...Full Story »

AC Milan's Marco Amelia ready for 'decisive' clash against Brescia

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Marco Amelia says there is plenty of incentive for AC Milan to beat Brescia on Saturday as he eyes a Scudetto and Coppa Italia double this season. Amelia, 29, was afforded a rare appearance in goal during the Coppa Italia semi-final, first-leg clash against his former club Palermo on Wednesday which saw the game end in a 2-2 draw. But with the league title within touching distance for Milan, w...Full Story »

AC Milan closing in on Serie A title

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

ROME (AP)—AC Milan is starting to sense how close it is to its 18th Serie A title, now that Silvio Berlusconi’s club has opened up a six-point lead over Napoli with five matches remaining. Milan won its last title in 2004 and the wait for another Italian league trophy has been especially agonizing since city rival Inter Milan has won the past five titles. “You could say that ...Full Story »

Montpellier faces Marseille in League Cup final

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by 48 hits

PARIS (AP)—Montpellier looks to end a 21-year trophy drought when it faces Marseille in Saturday’s League Cup final, a role reversal from last season when Marseille was the team chasing elusive silverware. The last time Montpellier won a domestic trophy, an infamously unruly Eric Cantona was playing alongside a scraggly haired Laurent Blanc in the side that won the French Cup in 199...Full Story »

Barbara Berlusconi appointed to Milan board

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by Supersport.com1962 hits

Barbara Berlusconi was on Wednesday voted onto the AC Milan board during the club's annual general meeting. Berlusconi is the daughter of club president Silvio Berlusconi, the Italy Prime Minister, and also the girlfriend of Milan's Brazilian forward, Alexandre Pato.Full Story »

Inter chief backs Leonardo

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by Supersport.com40 hits

Inter Milan's chief executive has assured Leonardo over his future, but told the Brazilian coach there won't be a spending spree on players in the offseason. With new Uefa spending controls coming into effect from next season, Inter CEO Ernesto Paolillo told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Serie A side will have to rely on bringing young players into the side. And Paolillo insiste...Full Story »

Asia Backs Bin Hammam in FIFA Election

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by english.cri.cn47 hits

Reports confirm Bin Hammam will ahve the backing of the EAFF. Bin Hammam is strongly-tipped to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of FIFA. Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam will have the support of the East Asian Football Federation in his bid to become the next FIFA President, the EAFF said on Tuesday. "The EAFF Executive Committee...has unanimously welcomed the decision of Mr Mohamed bin ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola urges 'brave' Barcelona to attack Real Madrid in Copa del Rey final

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists his team will be ready to handle Real Madrid when the two giants meet in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night. It's the second of four Clasicos between the historic rivals and a chance for Barca to grab some silverware. "I guess it's a final where anything can happen and there will be a very festive atmosphere. We have to encourage our team and have...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Arsenal preview - Crouch back for Spurs

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by PA323 hits

Peter Crouch is available for their north London derby against Arsenal after returning from the suspension that ruled him out of Tottenham's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. Steven Pienaar (groin) and Niko Kranjcar (foot) could play some part after making good progress in their injury treatment but Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton (both knee) are still out. Jonathan Woodgate (calf) a...Full Story »

St Pauli’s Stanislawski named as new Hoffenheim coach

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport128 hits

BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) - St Pauli coach Holger Stanislawski will take over at Hoffenheim from next season after signing a three-year deal, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday. Stanislawski steered St Pauli into the top division from the regional league after taking over in 2006 but said last week he was leaving the club after 18 years as player, sports director and coach. The 41-year-old w...Full Story »

Villarreal pair face bans for deliberate bookings

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by xinhuanet.com40 hits

NYON, Switzerland (AP)—Villarreal players Nilmar and Santi Cazorla could be suspended for the first leg of the Europa League semifinal against FC Porto for getting deliberate yellow cards in the previous round. UEFA said Tuesday that its disciplinary committee will hear their cases Wednesday. The Brazil forward and Spain midfielder received yellow cards near the end of Villarreal’...Full Story »

Barca extend Zubizarreta's contract

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by Supersport.com45 hits

Barcelona have extended sports director Andoni Zubizarreta's contract until 2013, the Spanish league leaders said on Monday. The former Barca goalkeeper, Spain's most capped player with 126 caps, replaced Txiki Begiristain last July. "The aim has to be to remain competitive, to stay loyal to our style and to evolve our way of playing, giving the professional teams all the resources they need...Full Story »

Pato facing spell out - Milan striker sidelined with thigh problem

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by skysports.com65 hits

AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato looks set to miss a chunk of the run-in after being ruled out for two to three weeks with a thigh problem. The Brazilian sustained the injury in Saturday's 3-0 victory at home to Sampdoria, when he had to be substituted before half-time. Scans have now revealed the extent of the damage and Milan confirmed on their official website that it would take at least a...Full Story »

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