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.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying April 23, 12:12 p.m. |
"I love David Moyes. Not only as a manager, but as a person. He was very ... What They're Saying April 22, 9:23 p.m.
"I think the strict lesson is, any time you bring in a player and there's going ... U.S. Paralympic national team roster April 22, 9:01 p.m.
[OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. Paralympic national team head coach Stuart Sharp named a 17-player roster ... Red Bulls and Dynamo struggle to rediscover 2013 form April 22, 8:47 p.m.
[MLS: Week 8] A week after finally picking up its first win, the New York Red ... Brilliant move by young Belgian April 22, 8:44 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Theo Bongonda, an 18-year-old who plays for Zulte Waregem, scored after what we'll ... Lahm: 'Heart and passion' will decide Real-Bayern semi April 22, 8:41 p.m.
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] For the second time in three seasons, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid meet ... Seattle and Washington are doormats no more April 22, 8:35 p.m.
[NWSL: Week 3] The NWSL's midweek slate of games begins Wednesday when Seattle, a 3-0 winner ... Cruz Azul keeper Corona gets reprieve April 22, 7:06 p.m.
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona, Mexico's likely No. 1 keeper for the World ... Shalrie Joseph rejoins the Revolution April 22, 6:13 p.m.
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The New England Revolution claimed midfielder Shalrie Joseph, a four-time MLS Best XI selection ... Chelsea grinds out scoreless draw in Madrid April 22, 6:06 p.m.
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Defense-minded Chelsea got the result it was looking for, settling for a 0-0 ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives