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Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Feyenoord leave holders Sevilla facing final game drama

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Feyenoord’s Karim El Ahmadi scored a superb goal to help them reach the Europa League last 32 with a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Thursday that left the holders facing a winner-takes-all final game to stay in the competition.

Feyenoord scored early in the second half through Jens Toomstra, then withstood a concerted spell of pressure from the Spanish side before wrapping up the points when El Ahmadi received a bouncing ball and struck a precise, looping finish.

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.