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Mar 8, 2014

Ibrahimovic shines again as PSG stay eight points clear

PARIS (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic was again the chief tormentor as French champions Paris St Germain won 3-0 at Bastia to stay eight points clear at top of the Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a powerful header into the top corner in the sixth minute before his clever backheel set up Ezequiel Lavezzi for the second goal 13 minutes later.

Mar 8, 2014

Soccer-Ibrahimovic shines again as PSG stay eight points clear

PARIS, March 8 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic was again the chief tormentor as French champions Paris St Germain won 3-0 at Bastia to stay eight points clear at top of the Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a powerful header into the top corner in the sixth minute before his clever backheel set up Ezequiel Lavezzi for the second goal 13 minutes later.

Mar 6, 2014

France coach Deschamps plays down “great expectations”

PARIS (Reuters) – France coach Didier Deschamps is wary of increased expectations after his team hit form to beat Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi set up a 2-0 victory at the Stade de France that seemed to confirm something had clicked in the French set-up following last November’s World Cup playoff win against Ukraine.

Mar 6, 2014

Soccer-France coach Deschamps plays down “great expectations”

PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) – France coach Didier Deschamps is wary of increased expectations after his team hit form to beat Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi set up a 2-0 victory at the Stade de France that seemed to confirm something had clicked in the French set-up following last November’s World Cup playoff win against Ukraine.

Mar 5, 2014

Razor-sharp Benzema inspires France to 2-0 win over Netherlands

PARIS (Reuters) – A razor-sharp Karim Benzema led France to a stylish 2-0 home victory over fellow World Cup finalists the Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday.

The French were greatly helped by the miserable performance of the visitors’ defence as the Dutch back four were repeatedly outpaced on a springlike Parisian night.

Mar 5, 2014

Soccer-Razor-sharp Benzema inspires France to 2-0 win over Netherlands

PARIS, March 5 (Reuters) – A razor-sharp Karim Benzema led France to a stylish 2-0 home victory over fellow World Cup finalists the Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday.

The French were greatly helped by the miserable performance of the visitors’ defence as the Dutch back four were repeatedly outpaced on a springlike Parisian night.

Feb 24, 2014

Bjoerndalen leads solid, yet not brilliant Norway

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Ole Einar Bjoerndalen pushed back the limits of time to inspire his country to a solid, although not scintillating display in the Olympic biathlon as Martin Fourcade and Darya Domracheva eased Norway’s stranglehold.

Bjoerndalen, 40, won two gold medals at the Sochi Games to set a record of 13 Winter Games medals, beating compatriot and former cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie’s previous mark of 12.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon-Bjoerndalen leads solid, yet not brilliant Norway

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Ole Einar Bjoerndalen pushed back the limits of time to inspire his country to a solid, although not scintillating display in the Olympic biathlon as Martin Fourcade and Darya Domracheva eased Norway’s stranglehold.

Bjoerndalen, 40, won two gold medals at the Sochi Games to set a record of 13 Winter Games medals, beating compatriot and former cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie’s previous mark of 12.

Feb 24, 2014

Cross country: Bjoergen shines as Norwegian men flop

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Marit Bjoergen and Petter Northug were expected to dominate cross-country at the Winter Olympics but even though only the ‘Iron Lady’ and her female compatriots delivered, Norway still edged out bitter rivals Sweden in sport’s medal table.

Bjoergen, 34 next month but who has not ruled out competing in Pyeongchang in four years, claimed three titles to equal the women’s all-time Winter Games record of six gold medals.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Cross country- Bjoergen shines as Norwegian men flop

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Marit Bjoergen and Petter Northug were expected to dominate cross-country at the Winter Olympics but even though only the ‘Iron Lady’ and her female compatriots delivered, Norway still edged out bitter rivals Sweden in sport’s medal table.

Bjoergen, 34 next month but who has not ruled out competing in Pyeongchang in four years, claimed three titles to equal the women’s all-time Winter Games record of six gold medals.

    • About Julien

      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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