6. WORLD: Inter and Lyon fail to clinch titles
Both Inter Milan and Lyon failed in their bids to clinch their respective league titles on Wednesday.
Inter Milan lost for the first time this season when it fell, 3-1, to second-place Roma at home. Inter's hopes of sealing its second successive Scudetto were dashed as late second-half goals from Francesco Totti and Marco Cassetti sealed Roma's win
Lyon all but mathematically wrapped up a record sixth French title in a row when it was held to a 0-0 tie by Rennes at home.
Lyon is 18 points ahead of second-place Toulouse with six games to play. Lyon has to lose all six games and Toulouse would have to win all of its games by a combined margin of 27 goals for Toulouse to overtake Lyon.
In England, Chelsea cut Manchester United's lead in the Premier League to
three points when the Blues won, 4-1, at West Ham on Wednesday.
England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips
scored two spectacular goals from in a five-minute span during the
first half to lead Chelsea. Goals after the break from Ivorians Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba sealed the victory.
Liverpool regained third place with a 2-0
win over Middlesbrough thanks to two goals from Steve Gerrard. Arsenal is fourth, eight points ahead of Everton and Bolton with four games to play.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Moreno scores in Tijuana's Copa MX victory March 5, 3:56 a.m. |
U.S. U-20 forward Amando Moreno has yet to play for Tijuana in its charge to the ... Former MLS players dominate MLS coaching ranks March 5, 3:32 a.m.
The first 19 MLS titles have been won by 12 coaches. Six of the 20 current ... D.C. United wins second leg but loses CCL series March 5, 3:09 a.m.
Needing a three-goal victory to advance in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United came up short ... MLS CBA deal: who got what? what gave up what? March 5, 2:23 a.m.
An agreement in principle was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early Wednesday evening ... What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng March 5, 1:20 a.m.
"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped ... What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish March 4, 8:28 p.m.
"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey ... Video Pick: How Messi and Neymar warm up March 4, 8:21 p.m.
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming ... Three takeaways from USA-Norway March 4, 6:10 p.m.
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit ... Road to Vancouver: Sweden stuns Germany at Algarve Cup March 4, 5:29 p.m.
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on ... MLS and union headed deep into overtime March 4, 1:26 p.m.
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives