Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
3. WORLD: Cannavaro isn't infallible
December 21st, 2006 3:52AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Days after completing a sweep of the major international awards, Italian Fabio Cannavaro proved he isn't infallble,
costing Real Madrid two goals in Recreativo Huelva's shock 3-0 win in Madrid on Wednesday night.

The Italian defender, named the 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2006 European Player of the Year, was robbed of the ball on the edge of the area by young Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle for the first Recre goal in the 35th minute. In the second half, he was turned inside out by Nigerian Ikechuckwu Uche, who hammered home a right-footed shot for the second goal.

Ironically, Cannavaro was only playing on Wednesday because Real Madrid successfully appealed his second yellow card that earned him a red card last Sunday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Recreativo had asked for a postponement of the game after four fans traveling to the game were killed when their bus crashed into a stationary truck on the highway. Another 14 Recreativo supporters remained in serious condition.

The loss drops Real in third place five points behind leader Sevilla, which beat struggling Deportivo Coruna, 4-0. Mali international Frederic Kanoute extended his La Liga scoring lead by getting his 13th and 14th goals of the season.

ENGLAND. Substitute Didier Drogba's goal on a free kick in the 79th minute gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Newcastle United and moved it into the semifinals of the League Cup. Tottenham needed overtime to beat Southend United of the League Championship, 1-0. Wycombe Wanderers of the Football League 2 (fourth level) advanced to the final four on Tuesday after beating Premier League club Charlton, 1-0. The fourth quarterfinal match between Liverpool and Arsenal was postponed because of fog and rescheduled for Jan. 9.

GERMANY. Bayern Munich's bid for a third straight German Cup title went up in smoke as Alemannia Aachen produced the shock of the season with a 4-2 win in the round of 16. Aachen went ahead 3-0 before Bayern scored two goals. Jan Schlaudraff, a Bayern winter transfer target, added an insurance goal. Bayern's last loss in the German Cup was also at the hands of Aachen in February 2004. Second Division Kickers Offenbach is the only minor-league team left in the competition. Americans Steve Cherundolo and Joe Enochs had mixed results. Cherundolo's Hannover beat Duisburg, 1-0, while Enochs' Osnabrueck fell at home to Hertha Berlin, 3-0.

ITALY. Inter Milan won its 10th straight Serie A game -- a club record -- in impressive manner, defeating Lazio, 2-0, in Rome despite playing the entire second half with 10 men after Macedonian-Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off. Inter won on goals by Argentine Esteban Cambiasso and Italy national team defender Marco Materazzi. On the last day before the Christmas break, Roma remained in second place with a 2-1 win over Torino.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan    
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving    
Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of ...
Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly    
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects    
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor    
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro    
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules    
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. For the day-by-day preseason ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves    
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when ...
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead    
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives