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Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea will not fancy playing Atletico, says Antic

BELGRADE, April 11 (Reuters) – Chelsea avoided Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals draw but Atletico Madrid are no soft option, Atletico’s former title-winning coach Radomir Antic warned on Friday.

Surprise Spanish league leaders Atletico stunned Barcelona in the quarter-finals, sealing a 2-1 aggregate win this week with a 1-0 home victory, but are still considered the dark horses to win the trophy for the first time.

Apr 6, 2014

Red Star steal march on Partizan in Serbian title race

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade went three points clear of champions and city rivals Partizan at the top of the Serbian first division after Nikola Mijailovic and Dragan Mrdja gave them a 2-1 win at Spartak Subotica on Saturday.

The result left 1991 European Cup winners Red Star in the driving seat with 53 points from 22 games while Partizan, who host their bitter foes on April 26, have 50 after being held to a 1-1 home draw by sixth-placed Vojvodina Novi Sad.

Apr 5, 2014

Soccer-Red Star steal march on Partizan in Serbian title race

BELGRADE, April 5 (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade went three points clear of champions and city rivals Partizan at the top of the Serbian first division after Nikola Mijailovic and Dragan Mrdja gave them a 2-1 win at Spartak Subotica on Saturday.

The result left 1991 European Cup winners Red Star in the driving seat with 53 points from 22 games while Partizan, who host their bitter foes on April 26, have 50 after being held to a 1-1 home draw by sixth-placed Vojvodina Novi Sad.

Mar 28, 2014

Milan surge into playoffs, Real edge Maccabi

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former Euroleague winners Milan powered into the playoffs with two games to spare after an 82-73 win at Fenerbahce and eight-times champions Real Madrid stayed top of their section with a dramatic victory at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Holders Olympiakos Piraeus boosted their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals thanks to an impressive 80-63 away rout of Unicaja Malaga while their cross-town rivals Panathinaikos went down 84-62 at Barcelona, who stretched their perfect Top 16 record to 12 wins.

Mar 17, 2014

Humbled United slipping into mediocrity

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Conceding three penalties to Liverpool at Old Trafford would have usually triggered a furore among Manchester United fans, players and management under any other circumstances but for the humiliating manner in which they lost Sunday’s derby.

Not even the fiery Wayne Rooney questioned referee Mark Clattenburg’s decisions on an afternoon the England striker described as one of the worst days he ever had in football, after a crushing 3-0 defeat left United with only a forlorn hope of finishing in the top four in the Premier League.

Mar 17, 2014

Soccer-Humbled United slipping into mediocrity

March 17 (Reuters) – Conceding three penalties to Liverpool at Old Trafford would have usually triggered a furore among Manchester United fans, players and management under any other circumstances but for the humiliating manner in which they lost Sunday’s derby.

Not even the fiery Wayne Rooney questioned referee Mark Clattenburg’s decisions on an afternoon the England striker described as one of the worst days he ever had in football, after a crushing 3-0 defeat left United with only a forlorn hope of finishing in the top four in the Premier League.

Mar 3, 2014

Dejected Kovacic hoping for World Cup boost

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic needs to get back playing regularly for Inter Milan not only to rekindle his flailing Serie A career but to keep his place in the national team’s starting line-up, the 19-year old has said.

Kovacic, who moved to Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in 2012, thrived in a deeper role in his first season in Italy under Andrea Stramaccioni but has struggled as an attacking midfielder this season, with Walter Mazzari in charge.

Mar 3, 2014

Soccer-Dejected Kovacic hoping for World Cup boost

ZAGREB, March 3 (Reuters) – Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic needs to get back playing regularly for Inter Milan not only to rekindle his flailing Serie A career but to keep his place in the national team’s starting line-up, the 19-year old has said.

Kovacic, who moved to Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in 2012, thrived in a deeper role in his first season in Italy under Andrea Stramaccioni but has struggled as an attacking midfielder this season, with Walter Mazzari in charge.

Feb 28, 2014

Holders Olympiakos struggle as Barcelona march on

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague holders Olympiakos Piraeus face an uphill battle to reach the knockout stages following a 78-74 defeat at Fenerbahce while Barcelona stretched their winning Top 16 streak to eight matches.

CSKA Moscow won a rip-roaring Russian classic against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 94-93 and former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom made a cameo appearance for Spaniards Laboral Kutxa Vitoria who are bottom of Group E with a 1-7 record.

Feb 24, 2014

Soccer-Serbia coach shuns old-style patriotism and promising youngsters

By Zoran and Milosavljevic BELGRADE, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Serbia must adopt a new set of values to prove their soccer patriotism and the experiment of introducing promising home-based players is over, assistant coach Ilija Petkovic said on Monday.

Ljubinko Drulovic was named this month as caretaker head coach until a permanent successor to Sinisa Mihajlovic is appointed in June, with Petkovic as his number two.

    • About Zoran

      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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      1999
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      Serbian, English, Italian
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