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Nov 10, 2012

Arsenal waste two-goal lead to draw with Fulham

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s topsy-turvy season took another turn for the worse when they let slip a two-goal lead and missed a late penalty to draw 3-3 at home to a Dimitar Berbatov-inspired Fulham on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud’s double – his first home Premier League goals – could not prevent Arsenal staying seventh in the table, sliding four points behind fourth-placed Everton who came from behind to beat visiting Sunderland 2-1.

Nov 10, 2012

Soccer-Arsenal waste two-goal lead to draw with Fulham

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Arsenal’s topsy-turvy season took another turn for the worse when they let slip a two-goal lead and missed a late penalty to draw 3-3 at home to a Dimitar Berbatov-inspired Fulham on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud’s double – his first home Premier League goals – could not prevent Arsenal staying seventh in the table, sliding four points behind fourth-placed Everton who came from behind to beat visiting Sunderland 2-1.

Nov 7, 2012

Barca stunned by Celtic as United reach last 16 at Champions League

LONDON (Reuters) – Barcelona wasted their first chance to reach the Champions League last 16 after a surprise defeat by Celtic but Manchester United edged through and six-goal Bayern Munich rocketed closer to progression on Wednesday.

Favourites Barca lost 2-1 in Glasgow after Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt struck in a famous win for the modest Scottish champions, who exposed the continued defensive frailties of the slick passing Catalans with non-stop energy and physicality.

Nov 7, 2012

Barca stunned by Celtic as United reach last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Barcelona wasted their first chance to reach the Champions League last 16 after a surprise defeat to Celtic but Manchester United edged through and six-goal Bayern Munich blasted their way closer to qualification on Wednesday.

Favourites Barca lost 2-1 in Scotland after Victor Wanyama netted with a first-half header and Tony Watt stroked home on 83 minutes in a famous win for the modest Scottish champions who almost shocked the Catalans last time out.

Nov 7, 2012

Soccer-Barca stunned by Celtic as United reach last 16

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Barcelona wasted their first chance to reach the Champions League last 16 after a surprise defeat to Celtic but Manchester United edged through and six-goal Bayern Munich blasted their way closer to qualification on Wednesday.

Favourites Barca lost 2-1 in Scotland after Victor Wanyama netted with a first-half header and Tony Watt stroked home on 83 minutes in a famous win for the modest Scottish champions who almost shocked the Catalans last time out.

Oct 24, 2012

Real among big guns left reeling by defeats

LONDON (Reuters) – Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal and AC Milan suffered painful Champions League defeats on Wednesday which complicated their chances of progressing from an increasingly intriguing group stage.

German sides shone the brightest as Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund downed nine-times European Cup winners Real 2-1 at home while local rivals Schalke 04 pulled off a 2-0 victory at Arsenal thanks to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s second-half opener.

Oct 24, 2012

Soccer-Real among big guns left reeling by defeats

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal and AC Milan suffered painful Champions League defeats on Wednesday which complicated their chances of progressing from an increasingly intriguing group stage.

German sides shone the brightest as Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund downed nine-times European Cup winners Real 2-1 at home while local rivals Schalke 04 pulled off a 2-0 victory at Arsenal thanks to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s second-half opener.

Oct 12, 2012

Pedro hat-trick as Spain shine, Sweden sweat

LONDON (Reuters) – Spain and hat-trick hero Pedro turned on the style in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win in Belarus amid a television blackout while Sweden had viewers switching off before rallying in the Faroe Islands on Friday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 75th minute winner salvaged a 2-1 victory for the Swedes who were 1-0 down to the 158th-ranked Faroes while Italy also enjoyed a second-half surge to prevail 3-1 in Armenia.

Oct 12, 2012

Soccer-Pedro hat-trick as Spain shine, Sweden sweat

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Spain and hat-trick hero Pedro turned on the style in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win in Belarus amid a television blackout while Sweden had viewers switching off before rallying in the Faroe Islands on Friday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 75th minute winner salvaged a 2-1 victory for the Swedes who were 1-0 down to the 158th-ranked Faroes while Italy also enjoyed a second-half surge to prevail 3-1 in Armenia.

Oct 10, 2012

Spain and Italy on alert as mighty meet minnows

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Spain face a tricky trip to Belarus in World Cup 2014 qualifying on Friday when a host of top European sides take on unheralded nations as they bid to avoid sizeable shocks en route to Brazil.

The Spanish know only too well that their Group I game in Minsk is far from a foregone conclusion after midfielder Javi Martinez’s club side Bayern Munich lost 3-1 at Belarussian champions BATE Borisov in the Champions League last week.