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Chelsea coach refutes ‘boring jibes’

Posted by on 27/04/2015
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Chelsea coach refutes ‘boring jibes’

Chelsea coach refutes ‘boring jibes’

LONDON: Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of “Boring, boring Chelsea” during the London derby on Sunday. The Premier League leaders relied on a watertight defence to earn a 0-0 draw at The Emirates and are within six points of their first […]

Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

Posted by on 27/04/2015
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Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

LONDON: Chelsea plucked a performance straight from the Jose Mourinho textbook-with John Terry writing a chapter all of his own-as they grafted to a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Sunday that leaves them almost certain to claim the title. It was not particularly pleasing on the eye, but the fact Arsenal’s best two chances fell […]

Hernandez double helps Real put four past Celta

Posted by on 27/04/2015
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Hernandez double helps Real put four past Celta

Hernandez double helps Real put four past Celta

BARCELONA: Real Madrid’s Javier Hernandez struck twice as they came from behind to beat Celta Vigo 4-2 away and keep the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Sunday. The Mexico forward is only in the side due to an injury crisis but followed up the goal that knocked Atletico Madrid out […]

Bayern crowned champions

Posted by on 26/04/2015
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Bayern crowned champions

Bayern crowned champions

BERLIN: Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 25th time yesterday as Wolfsburg’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians can no longer be caught. Gladbach’s Germany striker Max Kruse sent the title to Munich as his 90th-minute winning goal at Borussia Park saw Bayern finish the weekend with an unassailable […]

United facing revival mission after defeat

Posted by on 26/04/2015
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United facing revival mission after defeat

United facing revival mission after defeat

LIVERPOOL: Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side need to discover a late-season improvement in form if they are to secure a top-four finish following a lacklustre 3-0 loss away to Everton at Goodison Park yesterday. James McCarthy, John Stones, with his first-ever Everton goal, and Kevin Mirallas were on the mark for the […]

Chelsea’s coronation put on ice

Posted by on 26/04/2015
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Chelsea’s coronation put on ice

Chelsea’s coronation put on ice

LONDON: Chelsea must wait at least another week for the Premier League title after drawing 0-0 with Arsenal in a niggly, physical encounter at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. Chelsea had three penalty appeals turned down in the first half, and Arsenal one, and while the home side procured clearer chances after halftime, the result favoured […]

Fernandinho seals City win

Posted by on 26/04/2015
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Fernandinho seals City win

Fernandinho seals City win

MANCHESTER: Fernandinho claimed a dramatic 89th-minute winning goal for Manchester City to secure a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa yesterday, a result which could have major ramifications at both ends of the Premier League. It was the second goal in four minutes at Eastlands after Carlos Sanchez appeared to have earned FA Cup finalists Villa […]

Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semi-finals

Posted by on 24/04/2015
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Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semi-finals

Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semi-finals

PARIS: Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals yesterday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus. Barcelona, who are in the last four for the seventh time in eight seasons,will be at home to the Bundesliga side […]

Sevilla through to Europa League semis

Posted by on 24/04/2015
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Sevilla through to Europa League semis

Sevilla through to Europa League semis

PARIS: Holders Sevilla sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate. The Spanish side threw away a commanding lead in the tie by conceding two second-half goals, and the match looked to be heading […]

Female footballers seek to level the playing field

Posted by on 23/04/2015
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Rock solid Juventus through to last four

Posted by on 22/04/2015
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Rock solid Juventus through to last four

Rock solid Juventus through to last four

MONACO: Juventus are through to the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 2003 after a goalless draw in their quarter-final, second leg with Monaco yesterday saw them progress 1-0 on aggregate. A controversial Arturo Vidal penalty in the first leg in Turin last week ultimately proved enough for the Serie […]

Hernandez shatters Atletico dreams

Posted by on 22/04/2015
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Hernandez shatters Atletico dreams

Hernandez shatters Atletico dreams

MADRID: Javier Hernandez scored the winner two minutes from time as Real Madrid once again shattered Atletico Madrid’s Champions League dreams with a 1-0 win on aggregate to progress to the semi-finals. The tie was a repeat of last season’s final, won by Real 4-1 after extra-time, but Atletico had gone unbeaten in seven previous […]

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