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Feb 22, 2013

Soccer-Chelsea in Europa League to win it, says Terry

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – There is no way European champions Chelsea will ease off in the pursuit of the Europa League crown even if it interferes with their domestic duties, captain John Terry said on Friday.

Chelsea dropped down into the less regarded Europa League after becoming the first reigning European champions to fail to get through the group stage of the Champions League.

Feb 18, 2013

Hungry Bayern eye biggest prize after near misses

LONDON (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s failure to lift European football’s top prize since 2001, despite two Champions League final appearances in the past three seasons, is beginning to weigh on the German giants.

Bayern, who last lost on October 28, have yet to concede a goal in 2013 and have built up a 15-point league lead in their pursuit of another Bundesliga crown, but manager Jupp Heynckes knows what the club’s owners really want.

Feb 18, 2013

Soccer-Hungry Bayern eye biggest prize after near misses

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s failure to lift European football’s top prize since 2001, despite two Champions League final appearances in the past three seasons, is beginning to weigh on the German giants.

Bayern, who last lost on Oct. 28, have yet to concede a goal in 2013 and have built up a 15-point league lead in their pursuit of another Bundesliga crown, but manager Jupp Heynckes knows what the club’s owners really want.

Feb 15, 2013

Russian Europa joy as holders Atletico stunned

LONDON (Reuters) – Russian clubs ruled the Europa League roost on Thursday as Rubin Kazan upset holders Atletico Madrid while Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding first-leg advantages in their last 32 ties.

Rubin’s Gokdeniz Karadeniz scored after six minutes and Pablo Orbaiz struck deep into added time to give the Russians, who played the entire second half with 10 men after Roman Sharonov was sent off, a shock 2-0 win at Atletico.

Feb 14, 2013

Europa League holders Atletico, Napoli stunned

LONDON (Reuters) – Serie A title challengers Napoli were stunned 3-0 at home by Czech club Viktoria Plzen as Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding first-leg advantages in their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday.

Goals from Vladimir Darida, Frantisek Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl upset Napoli while Anzhi beat Hanover 3-1 and Zenit won 2-0 at home against five-times European Cup winners Liverpool.

Feb 14, 2013

Czech misery for Napoli as Anzhi and Zenit shine

LONDON (Reuters) – Serie A title challengers Napoli were stunned 3-0 at home by Czech club Viktoria Plzen as Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding first-leg advantages in their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday.

Goals from Vladimir Darida, Frantisek Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl upset Napoli while Anzhi beat Hanover 3-1 and Zenit won 2-0 at home against five-times European Cup winners Liverpool.

Feb 14, 2013

Soccer-Czech misery for Napoli as Anzhi and Zenit shine

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Serie A title challengers Napoli were stunned 3-0 at home by Czech club Viktoria Plzen as Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg opened up commanding first-leg advantages in their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday.

Goals from Vladimir Darida, Frantisek Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl upset Napoli while Anzhi beat Hanover 3-1 and Zenit won 2-0 at home against five-times European Cup winners Liverpool.

Jan 30, 2013

Newcastle French connection clicks in “massive” Villa win

LONDON (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s French spending spree paid immediate dividends in their fight against Premier League relegation with a “massive” 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Tuesday.

Newcastle, plagued by injuries and languishing in 15th place having finished a surprise fifth last season, have signed five French players in the January transfer window.

Jan 30, 2013

Soccer-Newcastle French connection clicks in ‘massive’ Villa win

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Newcastle United’s French spending spree paid immediate dividends in their fight against Premier League relegation with a “massive” 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Tuesday.

Newcastle, plagued by injuries and languishing in 15th place having finished a surprise fifth last season, have signed five French players in the January transfer window.

Jan 16, 2013

Arsenal and Man United sneak FA Cup replay wins

LONDON (Reuters) – Jack Wilshere’s late strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Swansea City and Manchester United also progressed with a 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday.

Arsenal wasted a hatful of good chances before sealing the win over Swansea thanks to midfielder Wilshere’s sublime left-foot strike past Michel Vorm four minutes from time following relentless pressure from the home side.

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