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May 12, 2015

Luis Enrique ‘suffers’ on sidelines as Barca reach final

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique saw his team beat Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate to reach their eighth European Cup final on Tuesday, but said it had been a nerve-racking experience having to watch their stellar run from the sidelines.

The Catalans are in the running for a treble of titles in the coach’s first season in charge and Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Bayern allowed them to advance to the final for the first time since 2011 courtesy of their 3-0 first-leg win.

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Messi is the best player of all time – Bayern’s Guardiola

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after the Spanish side eliminated the Bavarians 5-3 on aggregate to reach next month’s Champions League final.

“He is the best player of all time,” Guardiola said. “I compare him with Pele. I am so happy to see this football.”

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Luis Enrique “suffers” on sidelines as Barca reach final

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique saw his team beat Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate to reach their eighth European Cup final on Tuesday, but said it had been a nerve-racking experience having to watch their stellar run from the sidelines.

The Catalans are in the running for a treble of titles in the coach’s first season in charge and Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Bayern allowed them to advance to the final for the first time since 2011 courtesy of their 3-0 first-leg win.

May 12, 2015

Barca reach Champions League final despite Bayern loss

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the Champions League final, despite losing 3-2 at their former coach Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Tuesday, with an aggregate 5-3 win and will face Real Madrid or Juventus in Berlin next month.

Barca’s tricky Brazil forward Neymar scored twice in the first half to kill off the hosts’ chances following the Spanish side’s 3-0 first leg win at the Nou Camp last week.

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Barca reach Champions League final despite Bayern loss

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the Champions League final, despite losing 3-2 at their former coach Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Tuesday, with an aggregate 5-3 win and will face Real Madrid or Juventus in Berlin next month.

Barca’s tricky Brazil forward Neymar scored twice in the first half to kill off the hosts’ chances following the Spanish side’s 3-0 first leg win at the Nou Camp last week.

May 11, 2015

Barcelona wary of ‘crazy’ game at Bayern – Luis Enrique

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona want to avoid their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday turning into a frantic encounter that could jeopardise their 3-0 first leg advantage, coach Luis Enrique said.

The Spaniards scored three times late in the game to beat Bayern last week but Enrique said he was fully aware the Germans were far from beaten.

May 11, 2015

Schalke axe Boateng, Sam after poor run

MUNICH (Reuters) – Schalke 04 released midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and striker Sidney Sam on Monday following the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat by Cologne which put their European place for next season at risk.

The club also suspended defensive midfielder Marco Hoeger until Saturday.

Sports director Horst Heldt had warned there would be consequences after Schalke, who reached the Champions League knockout stages this season, lost in Cologne on Sunday. They have managed only one win in their last eight league games.

May 11, 2015

Soccer-Barcelona wary of ‘crazy’ game at Bayern – Luis Enrique

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – Barcelona want to avoid their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday turning into a frantic encounter that could jeopardise their 3-0 first leg advantage, coach Luis Enrique said.

The Spaniards scored three times late in the game to beat Bayern last week but Enrique said he was fully aware the Germans were far from beaten.

May 11, 2015

Wrestling, taekwondo joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) and the world taekwondo federations (WTF) on Monday pulled out of the sports umbrella organisation SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organised by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

May 11, 2015

Olympics-Wrestling, taekwondo joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) and the world taekwondo federations (WTF) on Monday pulled out of the sports umbrella organisation SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organised by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

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