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Goals either side of the break from Charlie Adam and Luke Varney secured the Tangerines’ victory on a rain swept night but the course of the match was all but decided when 25-year-old Michael Oliver, the Premier League’s youngest referee, sent-off Baggies duo Pablo Ibanez and Gonzalo Jara inside the opening half hour. However, a [...]
Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the goals for Milan as Michele Pazienza was sent-off for the hosts for a pair of handballs before Ezequiel Lavezzi hit an ingenious late consolation. Milan now trail Lazio by just two points in second place while Napoli, who were by far the better side for long periods, even with [...]
Spain begin as bookmakers’ favourites to win Euro 2012 on the back of their Euro 2008 triumph and recent World Cup win, but they will have to make history as no team has ever retained the European Championship. However, the current Spain side have got used to making history, topping the world rankings for the [...]
AC Milan, third last term, had new recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the San Siro stands and the former Inter Milan striker applauded when Alexandre Pato slammed in a 16th minute opener. Swede Ibrahimovic was unavailable to new coach Massimiliano Allegri as he has not yet completed the formalities of his move from Barcelona but Milan [...]
Kaka, Robinho and company brought down Chile in an electrifying second round match at Ellis Park yesterday, ensuring the five time champions a spot in the quarterfinals. Despite being one of the most eye-catching teams at this year’s tournament, Chile appeared almost ordinary in front of an irrepressible Brazil, who tore them down 3 goals to 1.
Team USA’s remarkable run at the World Cup was brought to an end yesterday by Ghana, as the Americans bowed out after a 2-1 loss and Ghana becoming only the third-ever African country to reach the quarterfinals. After four years of planning, two years of qualifying and months of training, Howard and the rest of [...]