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Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-Moenchengladbach through as Hrgota nets Poborsky-style lob

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Branimir Hrgota scored a goal reminiscent of Karel Poborsky’s stunning chip at Euro ’96 to help his side reach the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.

Swede Hrgota scored twice, including an outrageous scooped lob that recalled former Czech international Poborsky’s goal against Portugal, in a 3-0 win over FC Zurich that helped the Germans finish top of Group A.

Nov 30, 2014

Liverpool’s Gerrard rubbishes talk of Rodgers rift

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as “nonsense” talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday’s victory over Stoke City.

Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three consecutive Premier League defeats with a nervy and hard-fought 1-0 victory that arrived courtesy of a late goal from Glen Johnson.

Nov 30, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool’s Gerrard rubbishes talk of Rodgers rift

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as “nonsense” talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday’s victory over Stoke City.

Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three consecutive Premier League defeats with a nervy and hard-fought 1-0 victory that arrived courtesy of a late goal from Glen Johnson.

Nov 28, 2014

Liverpool’s Rodgers joint favourite for the sack

LONDON (Reuters) – You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies’ joint favourite.

After last season’s runners-up spot, a terrible start to this season has left the Reds without a win in five games, 12th in the table, flirting with an early Champions League exit and Rodgers as low as 4/1 with one bookmaker to get the sack.

Nov 28, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool’s Rodgers joint favourite for the sack

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies’ joint favourite.

After last season’s runners-up spot, a terrible start to this season has left the Reds without a win in five games, 12th in the table, flirting with an early Champions League exit and Rodgers as low as 4/1 with one bookmaker to get the sack.

Nov 27, 2014

Feyenoord leave holders Sevilla facing final game drama

LONDON (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 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.