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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Sunderland coach Gus Poyet praised Jozy Altidore for his contribution to the Black Cats' 2-1 win against Southampton in the English League Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday. The U.S. international, who turned 24 on Thursday, played a key part in both goals. His 59th-minute header drew a great save from ... Read the whole story
Barcelona qualified comfortably for the second phase of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after beating AC Milan 3-1 at the Camp Nou thanks to a Lionel Messi brace and a set-piece header from Sergio Busquets. After the game, El Larguero asked center back Gerard Pique how Tata Martino's Barcelona ... Read the whole story
France coach Didier Deschamps lost his cool on Thursday during a press conference in which he was repeatedly asked about the inclusion of Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra in his squad for next week's crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff series vs. Ukraine. Evra was reprimanded by Deschamps and the ... Read the whole story
Chelsea cruised to another 3-0 win against Schalke in UEFA Champions League Group E play in London on Wednesday, this time without the services of playmaker Eden Hazard, who was instrumental in the Blues' previous 3-0 win in Gelsenkirchen two weeks ago. Coach Jose Mourinho chose to put the Belgium ... Read the whole story
Austria Vienna coach Nenad Bjelica has said that Atletico Madrid has what it takes to win the UEFA Champions League after Los Colchoneros thrashed his team, 4-0, at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. Diego Simeone's men have already won Group G with two games to spare, having reached a maximum ... Read the whole story
Adidas has denied a report claiming that it offered up to 125 million euros [$167 million] this past summer so that Barcelona striker Lionel Messi could join one of its sponsors: Real Madrid, Chelsea or Bayern Munich. According to Mundo Deportivo, the sportswear giant would pay half of Messi's 250 ... Read the whole story
Sky Sports pundit Ray Wilkins launched a scathing attack on Manchester United winger Ashley Young for allegedly diving to win a penalty during United's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Tuesday. While replays showed minimal contact between Young and Sociedad's Markel Bergara, the referee pointed to the spot, anyways, and ... Read the whole story
Southampton, the Premier League's surprise package of the season so far, has seen Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana called up for Roy Hodgson's England squad to face Chile and Germany in a pair of friendlies next week. The Soton pair will join teammate Rickie Lambert for the first time with ... Read the whole story


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