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Apr 8, 2014

Last-gasp Ba goal sees Chelsea past PSG into last four

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea substitute Demba Ba struck a dramatic late goal to seal a 2-0 home win over Paris St Germain and a place in the Champions League semi-finals on away goals on Tuesday after a night of almost unbearable tension.

PSG were heading for a first appearance in the last four since 1995 when Ba bundled in a loose ball after 87 minutes to clinch the tie, which ended 3-3 on aggregate.

Apr 8, 2014

Soccer-Last-gasp Ba goal sees Chelsea past PSG into last four

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Chelsea substitute Demba Ba struck a dramatic late goal to seal a 2-0 home victory over Paris St Germain and a place in the Champions League semi-finals on the away goals rule on Tuesday.

PSG were heading for a first appearance in the last four since 1995 when Ba bundled in a loose ball after 87 minutes to clinch the tie, which ended 3-3 on aggregate.

Apr 7, 2014

Liverpool keep eye on the prize, Everton glimpse top four

LONDON (Reuters) – Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs on Sunday.

On a weekend when the sporting eyes of the nation were turned to the city following Saturday’s Grand National, Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park to boost their chances of a top-four finish and a possible place in next season’s Champions League for the first time in nine seasons.

Apr 7, 2014

Victory sets up Liverpool for hugely emotional week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool prepared themselves in the best way possible for a hugely significant week when they beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday and returned to the top of the Premier League table.

An incident-packed match at Upton Park finished with Liverpool taking all three points thanks to Steven Gerrard’s two penalties which lifted them on to 74 points, two more than Chelsea who kept the top seat warm for them overnight after their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Apr 7, 2014

Even ‘without strikers’ Chelsea could be too strong for PSG

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has been claiming his side have no decent strikers but whatever he may think, Chelsea still have the firepower to beat French champions Paris St Germain and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

PSG, without injured spearhead Zlatan Ibrahimovic, do not actually need to score any goals at Stamford Bridge to knock Chelsea out following their 3-1 first leg win in Paris.

Apr 7, 2014

Soccer-Even “without strikers” Chelsea could be too strong for PSG

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho has been claiming his side have no decent strikers but whatever he may think, Chelsea still have the firepower to beat French champions Paris St Germain and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

PSG, without injured spearhead Zlatan Ibrahimovic, do not actually need to score any goals at Stamford Bridge to knock Chelsea out following their 3-1 first leg win in Paris.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Victory sets up Liverpool for hugely emotional week ahead

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Liverpool prepared themselves in the best way possible for a hugely significant week when they beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday and returned to the top of the Premier League table.

An incident-packed match at Upton Park finished with Liverpool taking all three points thanks to Steven Gerrard’s two penalties which lifted them on to 74 points, two more than Chelsea who kept the top seat warm for them overnight after their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Victory sets up Liverpool for hugely emotional week ahead

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Liverpool prepared themselves in the best way possible for a hugely significant week when they beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday and returned to the top of the Premier League table.

An incident-packed match at Upton Park finished with Liverpool taking all three points thanks to Steven Gerrard’s two penalties which lifted them on to 74 points, two more than Chelsea who kept the top seat warm for them overnight after their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool back on top as Everton push on for top four

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs on Sunday.

Earlier Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season’s Champions League for the first time in nine seasons.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season’s Champions League for the first time in nine seasons.

Everton’s sixth successive Premier League win based on an outstanding all-round team performance meant that although they stayed in fifth place, one behind Arsenal, they are only a point behind the Gunners with a match in hand in the tight race for fourth spot.