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Apr 10, 2014

Valencia complete stunning comeback to beat Basle

LONDON (Reuters) – Valencia completed an astonishing comeback against Basle to reach the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday by overhauling a three-goal deficit helped by a hat-trick from Paco Alcacer to win 5-3 on aggregate after extra time.

It completed a good night for Spain as 10-man Sevilla tormented a fragile Porto side to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory as Juventus and Benfica joined them in the last four after safely negotiating their quarter-final second legs.

Apr 10, 2014

Soccer-Valencia complete stunning comeback to beat Basle

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) – Valencia completed an astonishing comeback against Basle to reach the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday by overhauling a three-goal deficit helped by a hat-trick from Paco Alcacer to win 5-3 on aggregate after extra time.

It completed a good night for Spain as 10-man Sevilla tormented a fragile Porto side to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory as Juventus and Benfica joined them in the last four after safely negotiating their quarter-final second legs.

Apr 8, 2014

Chelsea snatch late triumph, Madrid hold off Dortmund

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Real Madrid held off a spirited Borussia Dortmund fightback.

Chelsea substitute Ba bundled the ball home in the 87th minute to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge that sent the London club through after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Apr 8, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea snatch late triumph, Madrid hold off Dortmund

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Real Madrid held off a spirited Borussia Dortmund fightback.

Chelsea substitute Ba bundled the ball home in the 87th minute to secure a 2-0 win in the quarter-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge that sent the London club through after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Apr 6, 2014

Norwich sack manager Hughton, appoint youth-team coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Norwich City sacked manager Chris Hughton on Sunday and gambled on inexperienced youth team coach Neil Adams in an effort to reverse their flagging fortunes and scrap their way clear of relegation.

The Premier League club took action after a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion left them hovering one place above the relegation zone with five matches of the season remaining.

Apr 6, 2014

Soccer-Norwich sack manager Hughton, appoint youth-team coach

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Norwich City sacked manager Chris Hughton on Sunday and gambled on inexperienced youth team coach Neil Adams in an effort to reverse their flagging fortunes and scrap their way clear of relegation.

The Premier League club took action after a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion left them hovering one place above the relegation zone with five matches of the season remaining.

Apr 5, 2014

Davis Cup: Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Tennis-Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer’s Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

The fancied Swiss were given a scare when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was upset in four sets by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, ranked 64 in the world, 61 places below his opponent.

Apr 4, 2014

Bonucci is a Europa League Lyon tamer for Juve

LONDON (Reuters) – Juventus left it late before putting a foot in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, edging a stubborn Olympique Lyon 1-0 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci as Basel, Porto and Benfica also grabbed first-leg wins.

Swiss side Basel took a huge step towards a second successive last-four appearance as Matias Delgado scored twice and Valentin Stocker netted a third in injury time in a 3-0 win over Valencia played behind closed doors.