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MLS Designated Player Dissection: Red Bulls foward Thierry Henry struggling

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

he patience of supporters for the New York Red Bulls' biggest name has withered while reservation has morphed into outright criticism. Two hundred seventy minutes into the 2011 MLS season, Thierry Henry has yet to record a point or even look threatening, having placed a mere four shots on target. Is this really the serene striker that ghosted untouched through back lines, boasting the most pedi...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0 : 1 Barcelona - Barca cruise into last four

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by PA86 hits

Barcelona secured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League and a probable showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid after completing a 1-0 win Shakhtar Donetsk. Leading 5-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp, Barca weathered an early storm at the Donbass Arena before netting what would prove to be the only goal of the night through Lionel Messi just before half-t...Full Story »

Schalke 04 vs Inter Milan preview - Howedes predicts tough evening

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by PA705 hits

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes is expecting a busy night when Inter Milan come to the Arena AufSchalke looking to overturn a 5-2 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. With a three-goal cushion and five away goals in the bag, it would take an amazing effort from Inter for the Royal Blues not to book their place in the semi-finals, where they would meet eith...Full Story »

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn set for root and branch review after Premier League dip

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by Thisislondon.co.uk68 hits

Lee Cattermole has witnessed Sunderland's on-field dip Quinn has seen Sunderland manager Steve Bruce's team go from Europa League hopefuls to a Championship candidates this term and has pledged to carry out a full inquest in the reversal of fortune this summer. "Once we get through this, we'll look back to see what might have been done differently, how we might have improved things," Quinn sa...Full Story »

Zlatan banned for three games

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by skysports.com78 hits

Swede faces another suspension after swearing at linesman AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for three domestic games after swearing at a linesman. Ibrahimovic: Banned for three matches The Swedish striker was sent off during Sunday's Serie A victory over Fiorentina, his second red card in as many appearances for the Rossoneri. Ibrahimovic had just returned from a two-match ...Full Story »

Juve plan Aquilani talks

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by skysports.com48 hits

Serie A giants keen to land midfielder, while ruling out Buffon sale Aquilani: Impressed this season in Italy Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta is confident the club can strike a deal for Alberto Aquilani. The midfielder returned to his Italian roots last summer on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool. Having struggled to make the grade in England, the 26-year-old was deemed surp...Full Story »

Tottenham may lose prized players if they miss Champions League spot

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by theguardian.com132 hits

• Club must finish in top four, says Heurelho Gomes• Spurs keeper says they can upset odds and beat Real Madrid Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes says if Spurs play like they did against Stoke and do not concede they can upset Real Madrid. Heurelho Gomes says Tottenham Hotspur could face a battle to keep their prized assets if the club do not qualify for the Champions League again next s...Full Story »

Zaragoza 2 : 1 Getafe - Zara claim vital win

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011 by PA37 hits

Real Zaragoza moved three points clear of the relegation zone after winning 2-1 against fellow strugglers Getafe, whose miserable 2011 lurches from bad to worse. Zaragoza netted twice in the opening 35 minutes through Leo Ponzio and Nicolas Bertolo to take control of the match and, although Getafe pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time through Javi Casquero, it was not enough to deny the...Full Story »

Milan win despite Ibra seeing red again

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011 by Supersport.com65 hits

AC Milan won 2-1 at Fiorentina to stay top of Serie A on Sunday despite striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic being sent off for his second match in a row. First-half goals from Clarence Seedorf and Alexandre Pato put AC Milan in command before Juan Vargas pulled one back and Ibrahimovic, returning from a two-match ban following his red card at Bari, was dismissed. Napoli won 2-0 at Bologna to keep up ...Full Story »

Gerard Houllier targets unbeaten finish for Aston Villa

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011 by BBC.com71 hits

Houllier hails 'massive win' Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has challenged his team to remain unbeaten until the end of the Premier League season after they beat Newcastle 1-0. The win means that Villa are now five points clear of the relegation zone, with games against West Ham, Stoke, West Brom and Wigan to come. "We need as many wins as we can," Houllier said. "We've started a league of ...Full Story »

Arsenal beat Blackpool as Lehmann

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011 by UK.eurosport.yahoo.com133 hits

Arsenal kept their vain hopes of winning the Premier League title alive with a 3-1 win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Quick-fire goals midway through the first half from Abou Diaby and Emmanuel Eboue gave Arsenal control of the match after they rode out a bright opening spell from Blackpool. Gary Taylor-Fletcher pulled one back for the Tangerines early in the second half, but Robin van P...Full Story »

Valencia 5 : 0 Villarreal - Valencia put five past Villarreal

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA82 hits

Valencia took a giant step towards securing themselves a third-place finish in the Primera Division with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over local rivals Villarreal at the Mestalla. Roberto Soldado, who netted all four goals in last weekend's 4-2 win at Getafe, continued his fine run of form by opening the scoring in the 14th minute. Juan Mata notched twice in the second half - either side of an ...Full Story »

Fiorentina 1 : 2 AC Milan - Milan three-points clear at top

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA51 hits

AC Milan re-established a three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina, but the win came at a price with Zlatan Ibrahimovic picking up his second red card in his last two games. Clarence Seedorf put the Rossoneri in front in the eighth minute and Alexandre Pato doubled their lead before the break. Ibrahimovic missed two chances to seal the win before Juan Vargas gave the...Full Story »

Malaga 0 - 0 Deportivo La Coruna - Stalemate fails to ease drop fears

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA41 hits

Relegation-threatened Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna shared a mutually unsatisfactory goalless draw at La Rosaleda, with a point not enough to ease either side's anxieties. Hosts Malaga remain second bottom, level with Hercules on 29 points, while Deportivo are just five points and two places shy of the drop zone on 34. Both were hoping for a momentum-shifting win but it is Malaga who will con...Full Story »

Bari 1 : 1 Catania - Catania claim survival point

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA39 hits

Catania edged a point closer to Serie A safety after scrapping out a 1-1 draw at rock-bottom Bari. The Sicilians have been revitalised under former Argentina midfielder Diego Simeone but fell behind at the Stadio San Nicola when Alessandro Gazzi netted for the hosts after 33 minutes. Catania rallied and equalised on the stroke of half-time through Maxi Lopez. Both sides had chances to win it ...Full Story »

Aston Villa 1 : 0 Newcastle - Collins eases Villa relegation fears

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA53 hits

James Collins eased Aston Villa's relegation worries with a first-half strike to secure a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League clash at Villa Park. The Welsh international defender headed home an Ashley Young free-kick midway through the first half to give Villa revenge for a 6-0 mauling at the hands of the Magpies at St James' Park in August. More importantly, the victory...Full Story »

Cagliari 1 : 1 Brescia - Two red cards but Brescia claim point

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA39 hits

Brescia picked up a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in their quest for Serie A survival but finished the game with striker Eder and coach Giuseppe Iachini seeing red. Andrea Cossu gave Cagliari a first-half lead at Stadio Sant'Elia, but Andrea Caracciolo levelled the scores after the break. In the closing stages Eder went to ground cheaply inside the Cagliari penalty area and picked up a second yellow ca...Full Story »

Lazio 2 : 0 Parma - Lazio ease to victory

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA37 hits

Lazio leapfrogged Udinese to go fourth in Serie A with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Parma to spoil Franco Colomba's first match in charge. Hernanes put the Romans ahead midway through the first half before substitute Sergio Floccari made it 2-0 with 13 minutes remaining. The result spoiled Colomba's bow in the Parma dugout but raised the hosts' prospects of securing Champions League football...Full Story »

Blackpool 1 : 3 Arsenal - Gunners maintain challenge

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by PA32 hits

Arsenal's victory cut Manchester United's lead at the top to seven points with a 3-1 win at Blackpool on an afternoon that started dramatically with Arsene Wenger forced to hand a last-minute place to veteran Jens Lehmann after Manuel Almunia injured his knee in the warm-up. Abou Diaby and Emmanuel Eboue put Arsenal into a commanding position at Bloomfield Road but Gary Taylor-Fletcher replied ...Full Story »

Beneficent Blackpool are perfect opposition for shot-shy Gunners

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by theguardian.com155 hits

Arsenal must end their recent scoring drought at Bloomfield Road or bid adieu to their Premier League title hopes Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger reacts during their goalless Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers. Arsenal's once-prolific scorers have suddenly stopped finding the net. If they cannot rectify that problem this afternoon, against Blackpool, who have the most porous def...Full Story »

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