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Apr 3, 2014

Soccer-Bonucci is a Europa League Lyon tamer for Juve

LONDON, April 3 (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.

Apr 1, 2014

Hooliganism still haunts European game

LONDON (Reuters) – The violent death of a fan on the opening weekend of the Swedish football season on Sunday was a sharp reminder that though high-profile riots in Europe’s stadiums are largely a thing of the past, hooliganism has by no means been eradicated.

Modern policing and stewarding, and widespread use of CCTV, has meant that most stadiums are largely trouble-free environments on the inside and few now have the need for fenced segregation.

Apr 1, 2014

Soccer-Hooliganism still haunts European game

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – The violent death of a fan on the opening weekend of the Swedish soccer season on Sunday was a sharp reminder that though high-profile riots in Europe’s stadiums are largely a thing of the past, hooliganism has by no means been eradicated.

Modern policing and stewarding, and widespread use of CCTV, has meant that most stadiums are largely trouble-free environments on the inside and few now have the need for fenced segregation.

Mar 26, 2014

Liverpool hang on to beat Sunderland, keep title dream alive

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool stayed firmly in the hunt for a first league title in 24 years as superb strikes from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge fired them to a 2-1 win over an obdurate Sunderland side at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Merseyside club’s seventh successive Premier League victory, achieved without the swaggering attacking play that has lit up their recent performances, moved them back ahead of Manchester City into second place one point behind Chelsea.

Mar 26, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool hang on to beat Sunderland, keep title dream alive

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Liverpool stayed firmly in the hunt for a first league title in 24 years as superb strikes from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge fired them to a 2-1 win over an obdurate Sunderland side at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Merseyside club’s seventh successive Premier League victory, achieved without the swaggering attacking play that has lit up their recent performances, moved them back ahead of Manchester City into second place one point behind Chelsea.

Mar 26, 2014

Dzeko at the double as City beat United, Arsenal held

LONDON (Reuters) – A clinical double from Edin Dzeko helped Manchester City move second in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Manchester United on Tuesday while Arsenal’s title hopes all but evaporated in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

Manchester City took the lead after 43 seconds at Old Trafford and never looked back, exposing United’s soft center almost at will with Dzeko and Yaya Toure netting in the second half to inflict another painful defeat on home boss David Moyes.

Mar 25, 2014

Soccer-Dzeko at the double as City beat United, Arsenal held

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – An Edin Dzeko double helped Manchester City move second in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over rivals Manchester United on Tuesday while Arsenal’s title hopes almost evaporated with a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City.

City took the lead after 43 seconds and never looked like ceding control, exposing their opponents’ soft centre almost at will, with Dzeko and Yaya Toure netting in the second half to inflict another painful defeat on United manager David Moyes.

Mar 22, 2014

Chelsea hit Arsenal for six, Liverpool and City win big

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea ripped apart 10-man Premier League title rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling on Saturday to ensure Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game turned sour as Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins.

Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as City wrapped up a punishing 5-0 victory over 10-man Fulham and Luis Suarez’s prolific run continued with a treble as Liverpool twice came from behind to thrash Cardiff City 6-3.

Mar 22, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea hit Arsenal for six, Liverpool and City win big

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea ripped apart Premier League title rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to ensure Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game turned sour and Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins.

Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick including two penalties as City wrapped up a punishing 5-0 win over bottom club Fulham and Luis Suarez’s prolific run continued with three goals as Liverpool twice came from behind to thrash Cardiff City 6-3.

Mar 19, 2014

Van Persie treble sinks Olympiakos, Dortmund edge Zenit

LONDON (Reuters) – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick lifted Manchester United to a stunning Champions League comeback against Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday as Borussia Dortmund edged out Zenit St Petersburg to complete the quarter-final lineup.

United, trailing 2-0 from the first leg, won 3-0 at Old Trafford to stay in the hunt for a fourth Champions League title and last season’s runners-up Dortmund lost their second leg 2-1 but went through 5-4 on aggregate.