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Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Holders Sevilla beat Zenit to reach Europa League semis

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro scored a late equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw at Zenit St Petersburg that sent the Europa League holders into the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate win on Thursday.

Fiorentina also went through by beating 10-man Dynamo Kiev 2-0 for a 3-1 aggregate win while Napoli completed a 6-3 win over two legs against VfL Wolfsburg after a 2-2 draw in Italy.

Apr 19, 2015

Liverpool need to find big-game mentality, says boss Rodgers

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his team lack a big-game mentality after their reputation as the nearly men of English football was reinforced in a 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

The seven-times competition winners were outplayed in almost all departments by an Aston Villa side struggling for points in the Premier League.

Apr 19, 2015

Soccer-Liverpool need to find big-game mentality, says boss Rodgers

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his team lack a big-game mentality after their reputation as the nearly men of English football was reinforced in a 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

The seven-times competition winners were outplayed in almost all departments by an Aston Villa side struggling for points in the Premier League.

Apr 18, 2015

Wenger’s joy after ‘lucky’ Arsenal reach FA Cup final

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded luck played a big part in deciding Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final after 120 minutes against a Reading outfit fuelled with “ready to die” resilience.

Few predicted the Championship side would put up much of a fight on Wembley’s wide pitch that seemed perfectly-suited to Arsenal’s mesmeric passing game.

Apr 18, 2015

Soccer-Wenger’s joy after ‘lucky’ Arsenal reach FA Cup final

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded luck played a big part in deciding Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final after 120 minutes against a Reading outfit fuelled with “ready to die” resilience.

Few predicted the Championship side would put up much of a fight on Wembley’s wide pitch that seemed perfectly-suited to Arsenal’s mesmeric passing game.

Apr 18, 2015

Reading keeper’s error sees Arsenal reach FA Cup final

LONDON (Reuters) – FA Cup holders Arsenal were taken to extra time before a horrendous error by Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici brought the Championship side’s dream to an end in a 2-1 semi-final defeat on Saturday.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez snatched his second goal at the end of the first extra period to subdue the plucky second-tier strugglers, but his tame goalbound shot barely trickled over the line after being spilled by the devastated Federici.

Apr 18, 2015

Soccer-Reading keeper’s error sees Arsenal reach FA Cup final

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – FA Cup holders Arsenal were taken to extra time before a horrendous error by Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici brought the Championship side’s dream to an end in a 2-1 semi-final defeat on Saturday.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez snatched his second goal at the end of the first extra period to subdue the plucky second-tier strugglers, but his tame goalbound shot barely trickled over the line after being spilled by the devastated Federici.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Napoli thrash Wolfsburg, holders Sevilla grab win

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Napoli put a foot in the Europa League semi-finals with a perfectly crafted 4-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday as Marek Hamsik scored twice in an Italian masterclass to bring cheer to beleaguered coach Rafa Benitez.

Napoli are seven points adrift of the Serie A Champions League places but their chances of reaching Europe’s elite competition by winning its second-tier cousin look strong after they crushed the German side in their quarter-final first leg.

Apr 16, 2015

Napoli hit Wolfsburg for four in Europa League masterclass

LONDON (Reuters) – Napoli put a foot in the Europa League semi-finals with a perfectly crafted 4-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday as Marek Hamsik scored twice in an Italian masterclass to bring cheer to beleaguered coach Rafa Benitez.

Napoli are seven points adrift of the Serie A Champions League places but their chances of reaching Europe’s elite competition by winning its second-tier cousin look strong after they crushed the German side in their quarter-final first leg.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Napoli hit Wolfsburg for four in Europa League masterclass

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Napoli put a foot in the Europa League semi-finals with a perfectly crafted 4-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday as Marek Hamsik scored twice in an Italian masterclass to bring cheer to beleaguered coach Rafa Benitez.

Napoli are seven points adrift of the Serie A Champions League places but their chances of reaching Europe’s elite competition by winning its second-tier cousin look strong after they crushed the German side in their quarter-final first leg.