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Aug 20, 2013

Real Sociedad and Zenit win, Milan held by PSV

LONDON (Reuters) – Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 2-0 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday.

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hat-trick as the Russian team made light of the absence of Brazil striker Hulk to thump Pacos de Ferreira 4-1 away in Porto.

Aug 20, 2013

Soccer-Real Sociedad and Zenit win, Milan held by PSV

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 2-0 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday.

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hat-trick as the Russian team made light of the absence of Brazil striker Hulk to thump Pacos de Ferreira 4-1 away in Porto.

Aug 18, 2013

Chelsea celebrate Mourinho return with 2-0 win

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea celebrated Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge home-coming with an easy 2-0 win over promoted Hull City in their Premier League opener on Sunday, despite an early penalty miss from Frank Lampard.

Fellow Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas also began the season with a victory over a promoted side when Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 at Crystal Palace with a penalty from new Spanish signing Roberto Soldado.

Aug 18, 2013

Soldado penalty gives Spurs opening win at Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Spain striker Roberto Soldado’s penalty on his Premier League debut gave Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in their opening match of the season on Sunday.

Spurs, who were not awarded a single penalty last season, were given the spot kick early in the second half for an unfortunate handball by Palace defender Dean Moxey as he tried to block a dangerous Aaron Lennon cross.

Aug 18, 2013

Soccer-Soldado penalty gives Spurs opening win at Palace

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Spain striker Roberto Soldado’s penalty on his Premier League debut gave Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in their opening match of the season on Sunday.

Spurs, who were not awarded a single penalty last season, were given the spot kick early in the second half for an unfortunate handball by Palace defender Dean Moxey as he tried to block a dangerous Aaron Lennon cross.

Aug 14, 2013

Brazil slump to Swiss loss, Argentina beat Italy

LONDON (Reuters) – Tetchy Brazil were upset 1-0 in Switzerland while Argentina beat Italy 2-1 even without Lionel Messi on a mostly successful night for South American teams in friendlies ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Paraguay, bottom of their qualifying group and with almost no hope of reaching a fifth World Cup finals in a row, managed a shock 3-3 draw away to an unusually sloppy Germany side on coach Victor Genes’s debut.

Aug 14, 2013

Soccer-Brazil slump to Swiss loss, Argentina beat Italy

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Tetchy Brazil were upset 1-0 in Switzerland while Argentina beat Italy 2-1 even without Lionel Messi on a mostly successful night for South American teams in friendlies ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Paraguay, bottom of their qualifying group and with almost no hope of reaching a fifth World Cup finals in a row, managed a shock 3-3 draw away to an unusually sloppy Germany side on coach Victor Genes’s debut.

Aug 14, 2013

Brazil lose to Swiss as Argentina beat Italy

LONDON (Reuters) – Listless Brazil were upset 1-0 in Switzerland while Argentina beat Italy 2-1 without Lionel Messi on a mostly successful night for South American teams in friendlies ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Paraguay, bottom of their qualifying group and with almost no hope of reaching a fifth World Cup finals in a row, managed a shock 3-3 draw in Germany on coach Victor Genes’s debut.

Aug 14, 2013

Soccer-Brazil lose to Swiss as Argentina beat Italy

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Listless Brazil were upset 1-0 in Switzerland while Argentina beat Italy 2-1 without Lionel Messi on a mostly successful night for South American teams in friendlies ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Paraguay, bottom of their qualifying group and with almost no hope of reaching a fifth World Cup finals in a row, managed a shock 3-3 draw in Germany on coach Victor Genes’s debut.

Aug 14, 2013

Pumas look to back to basics scrum

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina have long been renowned for their powerful front rows and the Pumas see the revised scrummaging laws as a chance to recover a dominance of that facet of the game in their second Rugby Championship.

The International Rugby Board (IRB)’s introduction of a global trial period for a modification in how rival packs engage at a scrum to reduce impact and protect front row players Will be used in the Championship that starts on Saturday.

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