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Nov 6, 2014

Soriano hat-trick puts Salzburg in last 32

LONDON (Reuters) – Salzburg reached the Europa League’s knockout stage thanks to a Jonatan Soriano hat-trick in a 5-1 win at Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday as Dynamo Moscow kept up their perfect group stage record to join them in the last 32.

Celtic missed out on a guaranteed place in the next stage of the competition after conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 in Romania with FC Astra in their 300th European game.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-Soriano hat-trick puts Salzburg in last 32

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Salzburg reached the Europa League’s knockout stage thanks to a Jonatan Soriano hat-trick in a 5-1 win at Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday as Dynamo Moscow kept up their perfect group stage record to join them in the last 32.

Celtic missed out on a guaranteed place in the next stage of the competition after conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 in Romania with FC Astra in their 300th European game.

Nov 1, 2014

No case for the defence as Liverpool’s struggles continue

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno dithered, Newcastle United’s Ayoze Perez scored and the Merseysiders’ difficulties were laid bare in a few seconds of sloppy defending by a player recruited with the frittered proceeds of Luis Suarez’s departure.

This was the narrative that echoed around the Liverpool forums and message boards within seconds of the full-time whistle in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park as the Anfield club’s fans began to debate where it had all gone wrong.

Nov 1, 2014

Soccer-No case for the defence as Liverpool’s struggles continue

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno dithered, Newcastle United’s Ayoze Perez scored and the Merseysiders’ difficulties were laid bare in a few seconds of sloppy defending by a player recruited with the frittered proceeds of Luis Suarez’s departure.

This was the narrative that echoed around the Liverpool forums and message boards within seconds of the full-time whistle in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park as the Anfield club’s fans began to debate where it had all gone wrong.

Oct 28, 2014

Balotelli inspires Liverpool, Chelsea tame Shrews

LONDON (Reuters) – Mario Balotelli enjoyed a rare moment of ecstasy in a Liverpool shirt by inspiring a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday while Chelsea had to call for reinforcements to see off Shrewsbury Town.

On a night when Premier League West Bromwich Albion were dumped out by second tier Bournemouth, both Liverpool and Chelsea flirted with danger before reaching the quarter-finals.

Oct 28, 2014

Soccer-Balotelli inspires Liverpool, Chelsea tame Shrews

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Mario Balotelli enjoyed a rare moment of ecstasy in a Liverpool shirt by inspiring a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday while Chelsea had to call for reinforcements to see off Shrewsbury Town.

On a night when Premier League West Bromwich Albion were dumped out by second tier Bournemouth, both Liverpool and Chelsea flirted with danger before reaching the quarter-finals.

Oct 28, 2014

Chelsea tame Shrews, Balotelli inspires Liverpool

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the League Cup quarter-finals but had to call for reinforcements to see off fourth tier Shrewsbury Town 2-1 on Tuesday while Mario Balotelli inspired Liverpool’s 2-1 comeback victory over Swansea City.

On a night when Premier League West Bromwich Albion were dumped out by second tier Bournemouth, both Liverpool and Chelsea flirted with danger.

Oct 28, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea tame Shrews, Balotelli inspires Liverpool

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the League Cup quarter-finals but had to call for reinforcements to see off fourth tier Shrewsbury Town 2-1 on Tuesday while Mario Balotelli inspired Liverpool’s 2-1 comeback victory over Swansea City.

On a night when Premier League West Bromwich Albion were dumped out by second tier Bournemouth, both Liverpool and Chelsea flirted with danger.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Stellar Lamela is hot Spur as Tottenham hit five

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela scored a stunning ‘rabona’ goal to light up Thursday’s Europa League ties, wrapping his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

That goal, a second Lamela volley and a Harry Kane hat-trick helped secure a 5-1 victory over Greek side Asteras Tripolis but the result seemed almost insignificant in comparison to the sheer technical brilliance of the Argentine’s moment of magic.

Oct 23, 2014

Kramaric hat-trick downs Feyenoord, crowd trouble in Bratislava

LONDON (Reuters) – Andrej Kramaric underlined his status as one of the hottest prospects in European football with a hat-trick for Croatian side Rijeka in a surprise 3-1 Europa League victory over Feyenoord on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, who has 20 goals in 14 domestic league, European and international appearances this season, single-handedly dismantled the former European champions with three second-half strikes in the space of 13 minutes, including a penalty, that moved them into contention in Group G.