4. WORLD: Tie leaves Barca three points behind Sevilla
Atletico Madrid held defending champion Barcelona to a 1-1 tie Thursday
in Barcelona, leaving the defending champion three points behind league
leader Sevilla going into the two-week Christmas break.
Ronaldinho put Barca in front
four minutes before halftime with a goal on a free kick. Argentine
teenager Sergio Aguero
equalized for the visitors in the second half. Barca still has a makeup
game in its favor.
CHILE. Colo Colo looked
set to clinch the Torneo Clausura championship after beating Audax
Italiano, 3-0, in the first leg of the final on Wednesday.
Argentine-born midfielder Matias
Fernandez, who will join Spanish club Villarreal in January,
scored on a free kick from 40 yards. It was the 20-year-old star's 15th
goal of the season. The second leg of the final will be played on
COLOMBIA. Cucuta won its
first championship for the first time after a 1-1 tie at Tolima on
Wednesday in the second leg of the Torneo Clausura final gave it
2-1 victory on aggregate. MacNelly
Torres scored the deciding goal for Cucuta in the 76th minute.
Its coach, Jorge Luis Pinto,
will take over the Colombian national team in 2007.
PORTUGAL. Benfica moved
within eight points of Premier League leader Porto with a 4-0 win over
Belenenses in Lisbon on Thursday. Mexican striker Kikin Fonseca notched his first
Benfica goal on a header in the 53rd minute. Portuguese international Simao Sabrosa and Greeks Giorgios Karagounis and Konstantinos Katasouranis also
scored for Benfica. Play in the Premier League resumes Jan. 14.
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