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Mar 19, 2014

Soccer-Van Persie treble sinks Olympiakos, Dortmund edge Zenit

LONDON, March 19 (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.

Mar 13, 2014

Soccer-Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Mario Gomez dusted off his shooting boots to put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Juventus while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning their last-16 first leg 3-1 away on Thursday.

Germany striker Gomez had not scored since returning in February after five months out with a knee injury but tilted the tie in his team’s favour with a 79th-minute strike while Real Betis tore up the form book to win 2-0 at local rivals Sevilla.

Mar 13, 2014

Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Mario Gomez’s goal put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 draw at Juventus in a Europa League last-16 first leg while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning 3-1 at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Germany striker Gomez had not scored since returning in February after five months out with a knee injury but tilted the tie in his team’s favour with a 79th-minute strike while Real Betis tore up the form book to win 2-0 at local rivals Sevilla.

Mar 9, 2014

Chelsea surge clear with Tottenham drubbing

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea surged seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-0 demolition of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

A trademark poacher’s goal from Samuel Eto’o, a penalty from Chelsea top scorer Eden Hazard and two strikes in the last three minutes by Demba Ba did the damage as Tottenham, reduced to 10 men for most of the second half, imploded.

Mar 8, 2014

Stylish United demolish woeful West Brom

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United rediscovered a touch of their old swagger, easing past strugglers West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.

Phil Jones headed home a Robin van Persie free kick in the first half, Wayne Rooney finished a sweeping passing move with another header after the break and Danny Welbeck added a third to inflict further misery on a woeful West Brom side.

Mar 8, 2014

Soccer-Stylish United demolish woeful West Brom

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United rediscovered a touch of their old swagger, easing past strugglers West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.

Phil Jones headed home a Robin van Persie free kick in the first half, Wayne Rooney finished a sweeping passing move with another header after the break and Danny Welbeck added a third to inflict further misery on a woeful West Brom side.

Feb 27, 2014

Hot Spurs in Europa comeback, Porto and Napoli win

LONDON (Reuters) – Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in four minutes as Tottenham Hotspur overturned a two-goal aggregate deficit to beat 10-man Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 over two legs on Thursday to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

It was a painful return to London for Tottenham’s former coach Juande Ramos whose side took the lead on the night through Roman Zozulya.

Feb 27, 2014

Soccer-Hot Spurs in Europa comeback, Porto and Napoli win

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in four minutes as Tottenham Hotspur overturned a two-goal aggregate deficit to beat 10-man Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 over two legs on Thursday to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

It was a painful return to London for Tottenham’s former coach Juande Ramos whose side took the lead on the night through Roman Zozulya.

Feb 27, 2014

Anelka handed five-match ban for “quenelle” salute

LONDON (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined 80,000 pounds for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture in a match in December, the Football Association said on Thursday.

The Frenchman, who made a “quenelle” salute after scoring in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United on December 28, has also been ordered to complete a compulsory education course.

Feb 27, 2014

Anelka handed five-match ban for ‘quenelle’ salute – FA

LONDON (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined 80,000 pounds for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture in a match in December, the Football Association said on Thursday.

The Frenchman, who made a “quenelle” salute after scoring in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United on December 28, has also been ordered to complete a compulsory education course.