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Mar 14, 2015

Soccer-Bournemouth, Watford and Boro level in Championship race

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough all scored convincing wins at the top of the tightest league in Europe on Saturday but Derby County faltered in the English Championship title race by drawing at fellow promotion hopefuls Norwich City.

Bournemouth, set on their way by a first-half hat-trick from Brett Pittman, thumped bottom-of-the-table Blackpool 4-0, Watford beat Reading 4-1 and Middlesbrough defeated Ipswich Town 4-1 to take all three teams to 69 points at the top of the second tier.

Mar 12, 2015

Chelsea’s exit leaves England facing embarrassing failure

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s elimination from the Champions League after losing to Paris St Germain on the away goals rule leaves the English Premier League facing the embarrassing realisation that it is not, as it likes to think, the best league in the world.

A month after clinching a 5.1 billion pounds ($7.64 billion) TV rights deal, there is a very real possibility that for the second time in three seasons, no English club will make it into the last eight of European soccer’s elite competition.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea’s exit leaves England facing embarrassing failure

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s elimination from the Champions League after losing to Paris St Germain on the away goals rule leaves the English Premier League facing the embarrassing realisation that it is not, as it likes to think, the best league in the world.

A month after clinching a 5.1 billion pounds ($7.64 billion) TV rights deal, there is a very real possibility that for the second time in three seasons, no English club will make it into the last eight of European soccer’s elite competition.

Mar 12, 2015

man PSG stun Chelsea with Thiago Silva header

LONDON (Reuters) – Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Paris St Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after they overcame the sending-off of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a brave 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

PSG, who had striker Ibrahimovic dismissed after 31 minutes, went through after the two sides battled to a 3-3 draw over the two legs of their last-16 tie.

Mar 11, 2015

Luiz delight as PSG knock out old club Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – David Luiz, whose thunderous header helped knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday, apologised to the fans of his former club for his goal celebration even if most of them had gone home by the time he scored it.

The Paris St Germain defender, who won a Champions League winners medal with Chelsea in 2012, powered his header in off the underside of Thibaut Courtois’s crossbar in the 86th minute to level the scores at 1-1 and force the match into extra time.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Luiz delight as PSG knock out old club Chelsea

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – David Luiz, whose thunderous header helped knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday, apologised to the fans of his former club for his goal celebration even if most of them had gone home by the time he scored it.

The Paris St Germain defender, who won a Champions League winners medal with Chelsea in 2012, powered his header in off the underside of Thibaut Courtois’s crossbar in the 86th minute to level the scores at 1-1 and force the match into extra time.

Mar 11, 2015

Thiago Silva goes from villain to hero as PSG oust Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Paris St Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after they overcame the early sending-off of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a brave 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

PSG, who had striker Ibrahimovic dismissed after 31 minutes, went through after the two sides battled to a 3-3 draw over the two legs of their last-16 tie.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-10-man PSG stun Chelsea with Thiago Silva header

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Paris St Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after they overcame the early sending-off of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to secure a brave 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

PSG, who had striker Ibrahimovic dismissed after 31 minutes, went through after the two sides battled to a 3-3 draw over the two legs of their last-16 tie.

Mar 11, 2015

Thiago Silva header gives PSG away goals win over Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.

The deciding goal was headed home by Thiago Silva in the 114th minute after the PSG captain had earlier given away the penalty that put Chelsea 2-1 ahead.

Mar 11, 2015

Soccer-Thiago Silva header gives PSG away goals win over Chelsea

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.

The deciding goal was headed home by Thiago Silva in the 114th minute after the PSG captain had earlier given away the penalty that put Chelsea 2-1 ahead.