Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
AZ ends Dutch dominance of big three
April 20th, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[EUROPEAN RACES] Despite losing its third game of the season, AZ Alkmaar clinched the Dutch league, marking the first time since 1981 that the championship won't go to PSV, Ajax or Feyenoord, the big three.

Coached by former Ajax and Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal, AZ lost to Vitesse, 2-1, but clinched the Eredivisie title with three games to play when second-place Twente lost, 1-0, at Feyenoord and third-place Ajax fell to PSV, 6-2.

FRANCE. Lyon's hopes of an eighth straight league title appear to be dead after a 1-0 loss to Bordeaux dropped it to third place, four points behind Marseille and two behind Bordeaux. Brandao's goal 11 minutes from time gave Marseille a 2-1 win at Lorient.

GERMANY. Brazilian striker Grafite scored both goals to give Wolfsburg a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen that kept it three points ahead of Bayern Munich and Hamburg at the top of the Bundesliga. The defending champion beat Arminia Bielefeld, 1-0, on Luca Toni's late goal while HSV edged Hannover 96, 2-1.

ITALY. Inter Milan remained 10 points ahead of second-place Juventus despite conceding a goal in stoppage time that allowed Juve to earn a 1-1 tie. Czech defender Zdenek Grygera scored on a header to cancel out young striker Mario Balotelli's goal midway through the second half. AC Milan moved into a tie with Juve thanks to its 5-1 win over relegation-threatened Torino. Filippo Inzaghi, 35, scored a hat trick to give him 11 goals for the season.

PORTUGAL. Porto remained four points ahead of second-place Sporting with five games to play thanks to a 3-0 win at Academica on second-half goals by Rolando, Lisandro Lopez and Mariano Gonzalez.

SCOTLAND. One point separates Celtic and Rangers, which both won. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's fourth goal in as many games helped Celtic beat Aberdeen, 2-0, while Rangers won, 3-2, at Hibernian with American Maurice Edu getting the third Rangers' goal.

SPAIN. Barcelona maintained its six-point lead over Real Madrid with seven games left to play when it beat Getafe, 1-0, on Lionel Messi's goal. Marcelo's goal earned Real Madrid a 1-0 win at Recreativo Huelva for its 15th victory in its last 16 games.

 

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Kljestan and Boyd get first goals    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan, whose short-term move to MLS over the summer was thwarted, finally got ...
Zakuani makes 'most difficult decision' in his life    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] At the age of 26, Steve Zakuani is retiring from soccer, his career never ...
Crew lines up young Swede for 2015 campaign    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Columbus Crew is about to enter the playoffs for the first time under ...
Red Bulls are rolling, Sporting KC is reeling    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Sporting Kansas City starts off defense of its 2013 MLS Cup title Thursday ...
Controversial call sends FC Dallas into next round    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] One game into the 2014 MLS playoffs and already the postseason is roiled by ...
You won't believe he missed from there    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Napoli's Jose Callejon demonstrates how to miss an open net from ...
What They're Saying: Jermain Defoe    
"It was hurtful. In England, at all the clubs I've played for, no one ever said ...
An own goal worthy of dance celebration?    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Less than two minutes after kickoff in this Kenyan Premier League ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 33] Seattle closed out the regular season atop the Soccer America Power Rankings by ...
FIFA introduces official logo    
[WORLD CUP 2018] FIFA and World Cup 2018 organizers introduced the official logo for the tournament ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives