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Nov 11, 2012

Soccer-Partizan pull clear in Serbia as Red Star stutter again

BELGRADE, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade stayed firmly on course for a record sixth successive league title after they went eight points clear the top with a 2-0 home win over struggling Radnicki Kragujevac.

The result left Partizan in the driving seat with 33 points from 12 matches, eight more than bitter city rivals Red Star who slipped to a 1-0 defeat at neighbours OFK.

Nov 11, 2012
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Is Chicharito the new Solskjaer?

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Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said recently it was his dream to take over as manager at Old Trafford one day and if he fulfills it in the foreseeable future, the 39-year old Norwegian could coach a lethal finisher that is almost a carbon copy of himself from his playing days.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made an immediate impact after joining United in the summer of 2010, helping the club to their 19th league title with more than just a few vital goals.

Nov 9, 2012

Moscow coach fumes after defeat by Barca

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Barcelona demolished six-times winners CSKA Moscow 81-60 on Friday to stretch their perfect Euroleague basketball record to five victories while holders Olympiakos Piraeus triumphed 84-71 at Emporio Armani Milan.

Joy for Italian fans came from an unlikely source as Mapooro Cantu, who reached the group stages through an eight-team qualifying tournament, blew away Fenerbahce 82-58 to rekindle memories of the club’s glory days.

Nov 9, 2012

Inter and Leverkusen reach Europa League last 32

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the Europa League knockout stage with emphatic wins on Thursday but holders Atletico Madrid and former winners Liverpool suffered surprise defeats.

Russia’s Rubin Kazan, Olympique Lyon, Hanover 96 and Metalist Kharkiv joined Bayer and treble UEFA Cup winners Inter in sealing their progress to the last 32 with two games to spare.

Nov 9, 2012

Soccer-Inter and Leverkusen reach Europa League last 32

BELGRADE, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the Europa League knockout stage with emphatic wins on Thursday but holders Atletico Madrid and former winners Liverpool suffered surprise defeats.

Russia’s Rubin Kazan, Olympique Lyon, Hanover 96 and Metalist Kharkiv joined Bayer and treble UEFA Cup winners Inter in sealing their progress to the last 32 with two games to spare.

Nov 8, 2012

Inter Milan cruise into last 32 of Europa League

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Rodrigo Palacio scored twice as Inter Milan cruised through to the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday while holders Atletico Madrid’s 16-match unbeaten run came to an end in Portugal.

Inter, who beat Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in Serbia with all the goals coming in the second half, were joined in the next phase by Bayer Leverkusen, Rubin Kazan, Metalist Kharkiv, Hanover 96 and Olympique Lyon.

Nov 8, 2012

Inter cruise into last 32 of Europa League

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Rodrigo Palacio scored twice as Inter Milan cruised through to the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday while holders Atletico Madrid’s 16-match unbeaten run came to an end in Portugal.

Inter, who beat Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in Serbia with all the goals coming in the second half, were joined in the next phase by Bayer Leverkusen, Rubin Kazan, Metalist Kharkiv, Hanover 96 and Olympique Lyon.

Nov 8, 2012

Atletico progress on hold, Liverpool pegged back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Europa League holders Atletico Madrid failed to secure the point required to qualify for the knockout stages after a 2-0 defeat at Portugal’s Academica ended their 16-match unbeaten run in the continent’s second-tier competition on Thursday.

Wilson Eduardo netted twice for Academica to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the last 32, having volleyed the hosts ahead after an inviting cross by Joas Dias before he steered in a second-half penalty.

Nov 8, 2012

Soccer-Atletico progress on hold, Liverpool pegged back

BELGRADE, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Europa League holders Atletico Madrid failed to secure the point required to qualify for the knockout stages after a 2-0 defeat at Portugal’s Academica ended their 16-match unbeaten run in the continent’s second-tier competition on Thursday.

Wilson Eduardo netted twice for Academica to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the last 32, having volleyed the hosts ahead after an inviting cross by Joas Dias before he steered in a second-half penalty.

Nov 3, 2012

Soccer-Champions Partizan go five points clear in Serbia

BELGRADE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade took a five-point lead at the top of the first division with a 4-0 win at Radnicki Nis after their bitter city rivals Red Star slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Jagodina on Saturday.

Partizan have 30 points from 11 games followed by Red Star on 25 and Jagodina with 23 after their first win over the 1991 European Cup winners in 10 league games.

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      "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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