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Sep 30, 2015

Tetchy Wenger defends selection as Arsenal lose again

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s hopes of advancing from the Champions League group stage for the 16th straight season were left dangling by a thread after they lost an astonishing clash 3-2 to visiting Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday.

The Gunners have now lost their opening two group matches for the first time ever following their 2-1 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago and are bottom of Group F, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who they have to play twice.

Sep 29, 2015

We were never scared of Arsenal, says Olympiakos coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympiakos Piraeus were never scared of Arsenal and were totally focussed on defeating them in the Champions League on Tuesday to rewrite the pages of their own European history saga, according to their coach Marco Silva.

Olympiakos ended a 50-year losing streak in England by beating Arsenal 3-2 — having lost all 12 of their previous competitive European matches in the country since they played West Ham United in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.

Sep 29, 2015

Soccer-We were never scared of Arsenal says Olympiakos coach

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Olympiakos Piraeus were never scared of Arsenal and were totally focused on defeating them in the Champions League on Tuesday to rewrite the pages of their own European history saga, according to their coach Marco Silva.

Olympiakos ended a 50-year losing streak in England by beating Arsenal 3-2 — having lost all 12 of their previous competitive European matches in the country since they played West Ham United in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.

Sep 29, 2015

Official behind the goal takes centre stage – at last

LONDON (Reuters) – Ever since they were introduced by UEFA in 2012, fans all over Europe have been asking the same question: what does the official behind the goal do?

It was UEFA president Michel Platini who opted to use “the human face of football” – namely, additional assistant referees – rather than goalline technology to help decide whether the ball has crossed the line as well as aid the man in the middle with his decision making.

Sep 29, 2015

Soccer-Official behind the goal takes centre stage – at last

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Ever since they were introduced by UEFA in 2012, fans all over Europe have been asking the same question: what does the official behind the goal do?

It was UEFA president Michel Platini who opted to use “the human face of football” – namely, additional assistant referees – rather than goalline technology to help decide whether the ball has crossed the line as well as aid the man in the middle with his decision making.

Sep 29, 2015

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes hit by Olympiakos defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s Champions League hopes were left dangling by a thread on Tuesday after they lost an astonishing clash 3-2 to Olympiakos Piraeus who won a competitive European match in England for the first time in 50 years.

After losing their opening game to Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago, Arsenal are bottom of Group F, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who they have to play twice.

Sep 29, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal’s Champions League hopes hit by Olympiakos defeat

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Arsenal’s Champions League hopes were left dangling by a thread on Tuesday after they lost an astonishing clash 3-2 to Olympiakos Piraeus who won a competitive European match in England for the first time in 50 years.

After losing their opening game to Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago, Arsenal are bottom of Group F, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who they have to play twice.

Sep 26, 2015

We’re to blame for defeat not the officials says Pellegrini

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur produced their best football of the season — and benefited from two offside goals — as they came from behind to beat Manchester City 4-1 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

City, who have now lost two in a row after being beaten 2-1 by West Ham United last week, had no answer to a rampant Spurs in the second half.

Sep 24, 2015

Strauss was right to leave me out, says Pietersen

LONDON (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen says England cricket director Andrew Strauss was right to overlook him for this year’s Ashes test series victory over Australia.

The controversial South African-born batsman, speaking to 200 delegates at a Sports Industry Breakfast Club meeting on Thursday, was asked if his former captain Strauss made the correct move in leaving him out.

Sep 24, 2015

Cricket-Strauss was right to leave me out, says Pietersen

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen says England cricket director Andrew Strauss was right to overlook him for this year’s Ashes test series victory over Australia.

The controversial South African-born batsman, speaking to 200 delegates at a Sports Industry Breakfast Club meeting on Thursday, was asked if his former captain Strauss made the correct move in leaving him out.