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BroadwayBomber55
12-04-11, 04:17 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournament FT Scores: December 3, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet, BBC Sport and other soccer sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Fifth Round (Round of 16)
From Soccerway.com

Estoril 2-2 aet (2-4p) Olhanense

dgreco
12-04-11, 07:03 PM
Juventus v. Roma could be a tasty matchup in the quarterfinals if they both win. Juve and Roma are tied for the most Coppa Italias with 9.

I think if the favorites win each matchup the quarters will be great. I am looking forward to a good Coppa Italia this year.

BroadwayBomber55
12-05-11, 07:08 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 4, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic kept the pace on Rangers in the SPL standings after a 1-0 victory over Dundee United.

Gary Hooper scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute as Neil Lennon's men are still four points behind Rangers.

Dundee United 0-1 Celtic

Spanish La Liga
Atletico Madrid bounced back from their Madrid derby thrashing against Real Madrid last week by defeating Rayo Vallecano 3-1.

Gabi had a goal and assist even though his 90th minute own goal spoiled a shutout.

Radamel Falcao also had a goal and assist.

Eduardo Salvio came off the bench to score Atleti's third.

Real Sociedad stunned Malaga 3-2.

Martín Demichelis gave Real Sociedad a 1-0 lead 10 minutes in with an own goal.

But Malaga scored the next two goals with Rondon scoring in the 20th minute and Sebastián Fernández scoring in the 59th minute.

But two late goals from Real Sociedad, Carlos Vela in the 89th minute and Diego Ifrán off the bench in stoppage time gave Real Sociedad the win.

Osasuna edged Real Betis 2-1 to maintain their spot in the Top 7.

Miguel Flaño scored in the 39th minute to give the Pamplona side a 1-0 halftime lead.

But Betis came back in the 80th minute when Rubén Castro came off the bench to score the equalizer.

In stoppage time, Javad Nekounam scored the winner for Osasuna off a free kick in the last kick of the game.

Osasuna GK Andrés Fernández was another hero with 7 saves.

Real Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao ended their match in a 1-1 stalemate.

Álvaro Giménez Candela gave Mallorca a 1-0 lead two minutes in, but Fernando Amorebieta equalized for Los Leones before halftime to share the spoils.

Finally, Granada escaped the drop zone with a 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza. Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the game before halftime.

Granada GK Roberto recorded a 5-save clean sheet.

Atlético Madrid 3-1 Rayo Vallecano

Real Sociedad 3-2 Málaga

Osasuna 2-1 Real Betis

Mallorca 1-1 Athletic Bilbao

Granada 1-0 Real Zaragoza

Italian Serie A
Juventus regains top spot of the Serie A standings with a 2-0 victory over Cesena.

Arturo Vidal set up Claudio Marchisio to score the first goal of the game in the 72nd minute.

11 minutes later, Francesco Antonioli fouled Emanuele Giaccherini in the penalty area allowing Vidal to score from the spot and the three points for Juve.

Fiorentina thrashed AS Roma 3-0 and Luis Enrique's men had three players sent off.

Juan was sent off in the 17th minute for his harsh foul on Stevan Jovetic in the area. Jovetic converted the penalty to give La Viola a 1-0 lead.

Alessandro Gamberini headed a Riccardo Montolivo corner before halftime to give La Viola a 2-0 lead.

Roma midfielder Fernando Gago was ejected in the 76th minute after receiving a two yellow cards.

Roma forward Bojan Krkic saw a straight red for his handball in the area 9 minutes later allowing Santiago Silva to convert the spot to make it 3-0 Fiorentina.

Bologna recorded a 1-0 win over Siena thanks to Marco di Vaio's 28th minute goal.

Cagliari also recorded a 1-0 victory over Catania thanks to Segundo Ibarbo's 64th minute and Michael Agazzi's 7-save clean sheet.

The matches between Chievo Verona v. Atalanta and Parma and Palermo ended goalless.

Catania 0-1 Cagliari

Bologna 1-0 Siena

Chievo Verona 0-0 Atalanta

Fiorentina 3-0 AS Roma

Juventus 2-0 Cesena

Parma 0-0 Palermo

German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 leaped themselves to the Top 4 after a 3-1 triumph over Augsburg.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his 13th Bundesliga goal and assist with Raul and Christian Fuchs also finding the back of the net for the Gelsenkirchen club.

Hamburg whitewashed Nurnberg 2-0 thanks to José Paolo Guerrero and Marcell Jansen.

Hamburg SV 2-0 Nurnberg

Schalke 04 3-1 FC Augsburg

French Ligue 1
Jaroslav Plasil's 1st minute goal and assist to Carlos Henrique's 52nd minute tally helps Bordeaux earned a 2-0 victory over Nancy.

Nene and Jeremy Menez each had a goal and assist as Paris Saint-Germain keeps pace with Montpellier with a 3-2 victory over Auxerre.

Lyon raced out to a 3-0 lead and hanged on to a 3-2 victory over Toulouse.

Lisandro López led the charge with a goal and assist.

Bordeaux 2-0 AS Nancy Lorraine

Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 AJ Auxerre

Lyon 3-2 Toulouse

Dutch Eredivisie
Twente thrashed Utrecht 6-2 to keep pace with AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven.

Ola John and Willem Janssen delivered a brace for the Enschede outfit.

Feyenoord Rotterdam shuts out PSV Eindhoven 2-0.

Sekou Cissé and Ruben Schaken scored for Ronald Koeman's men.

Heerenveen thrashed AZ Alkmaar 5-1 thanks to goals from Bas Dost, Rajiv van La Parra, Filip Djuricic, Ramon Zomer and Luciano Narsingh.

Feyenoord Rotterdam 2-0 PSV Eindhoven

FC Utrecht 2-6 Twente Enschede

Vitesse Arnhem 4-0 RKC Waalwijk

Heerenveen 5-1 AZ Alkmaar

Greek Super League
AEK Athens 1-0 Kerkyra

Doxa Dramas 0-2 FC Xanthi

Giannina 2-2 PAOK Salonika

Levadiakos 0-0 Panionios

Aris Salonika 3-1 Panathinaikos

dgreco
12-05-11, 09:24 PM
Lazio picked up the 3-0 win today to keep pace with the top 3.

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:06 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournament FT Scores: December 4, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet, BBC Sport and other soccer sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Fifth Round (Round of 16)
From Soccerway.com

Mirandela 1-1 (3-4p) UD Oliveirense

Desportivo Aves 2-1 aet Ribeira Brava

Tirsense 0-0 aet (3-4p) Nacional

Leixões 2-5 aet Académica

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:21 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 5, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Sevilla continues their hot streak after vaporizing Getafe 3-0.

Ivan Rakitic was the provider for two of them as Federico Fazio, Manu and Frederic Kanouté were on target for Sevilla.

Sevilla 3-0 Getafe

Italian Serie A
Lazio moved to within four points of the Top 3 with a 3-0 whitewash over Novara.

Tommaso Rocchi led the charge with a double.

Lazio 3-0 Novara

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:22 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournament FT Scores: December 5, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet, BBC Sport and other soccer sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Fifth Round (Round of 16)
From Soccerway.com

Mon 05/12/11
Sporting CP 2-0 Belenenses

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:40 AM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Group Stage

Group Matchday 6 Fixtures: December 6-7, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Benfica, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, APOEL Nicosia, Barcelona and AC Milan punched their tickets into the Round of 16 Knockout Stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Who will join them?

In Group A, Manchester City have a big game at Etihad Stadium against the 4-time European Cup winning Bavarians needing a win and Napoli dropping points at El Madrigal against Villarreal to advance to the R16 UCL KO stage instead of the Round of 32 Knockout Stage of the UEFA Europa League.

In Group B, it's a three way dance between Trabzonspor, Lille, and CSKA Moscow. One team joins 3-time winners Inter Milan in the UCL KO stages, one team is in the R32 UEL KO stage, and one team is eliminated from all European competitions.

In Group C, 3-time winners Manchester United travel to Switzerland to take on Basel. If United avoid defeat, they join 2-time winners Benfica. However, a win against Basel and Benfica dropping points at home to Otelul Galati will give United Group C.

In Group D, 4-time winners Ajax Amsterdam control their own destiny as Frank de Boer's men host Jose Mourinho and 9-time winners Real Madrid at Amsterdam Arena needing only a point to advance. Lyon need to score big time against Dinamo Zagreb and hope the Merengues score at will against Ajax.

Meanwhile in Group E, 2008 runners-up Chelsea host two-time runners-up Valencia at Stamford Bridge. Andre Villas-Boas and company can advance to the UCL KO stages with Bayer Leverkusen with a 0-0 draw or a win while Unai Emery's men need a high scoring draw or a win.

It's between 1993 winners Marseille, Olympiacos and 1997 winners Borussia Dortmund to see who goes on to the R16 UCL KO stage with the Gunners from Group F, the R32 KO stage and eliminated from all European competitions. Borussia Dortmund need to score big against Marseille and get help from Arsenal against Olympiacos.

In Group G, it's comes down to a game from Estadio do Dragao as 2-time winners Porto need to avoid defeat against Zenit St. Petersburg to advance. Zenit need a victory to advance.

In Group H, Barcelona and AC Milan clinched UCL KO stage spots. It's down to Viktoria Plzen and BATE Borisov to see who makes it to the R32 UEL KO stages.

TUE - 6TH DEC 11
19:45 Group E Chelsea vs Valencia
19:45 Group E Genk vs Bayer Leverkusen
19:45 Group F Borussia Dortmund vs Marseille
19:45 Group F Olympiacos vs Arsenal
19:45 Group G Apoel Nicosia vs Shakhtar Donetsk
19:45 Group G FC Porto vs Zenit St Petersburg
19:45 Group H Barcelona vs BATE
19:45 Group H Plzen vs AC Milan

WED - 7TH DEC 11
19:45 Group A Man City vs Bayern Munich
19:45 Group A Villarreal vs Napoli
19:45 Group B Inter Milan vs CSKA Moscow
19:45 Group B Lille vs Trabzonspor
19:45 Group C Basle vs Man Utd
19:45 Group C Benfica vs Otelul Galati
19:45 Group D Ajax vs Real Madrid
19:45 Group D Dinamo Zagreb vs Lyon

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 02:45 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Group Stage

Group Matchday 6 Team News: December 6, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Chelsea v. Valencia - Stamford Bridge, London, England
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Romeu, Meireles, Ramires, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Mikel, Malouda, Ferreira, Kalou.

Valencia: Diego Alves, Barragan, Rami, Victor Ruiz, Jordi Alba, Feghouli, Tino Costa, Albelda, Mathieu, Jonas, Soldado. Subs: Guaita, Topal, Aduriz, Piatti, Dealbert, Pablo, Parejo.

Genk v. Bayer Leverkusen - Cristal Arena, Genk, Belgium
Genk: Koteles, Pudil, Nadson, Simaeys, Vanden Borre, Tozser, Ngcongca, Camus, Limbombe, Dugary, Vossen. Subs: Sandomierski, Grimi, Barda, Buffel, Sarr, Nwanganga, Peeters.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Kadlec, Schwaab, Reinartz, Castro, Rolfes, Bender, Ballack, Sam, Schurrle, Derdiyok. Subs: Yelldell, Oczipka, Friedrich, Kiessling, Ortega, Da Costa, Jorgensen.

Olympiacos v. Arsenal - Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece
Olympiakos: Megyeri, Torosidis, Papadopoulos, Mellberg, Marcano, Maniatis, David Fuster, Modesto, Mirallas, Djebbour, Holebas. Subs: Costanzo, Papazoglou, Pantelic, Fetfatzidis, Orbaiz, Potouridis, Abdoun.

Arsenal: Fabianski, Djourou, Vermaelen, Squillaci, Andre Santos, Coquelin, Frimpong, Benayoun, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Arshavin. Subs: Mannone, Rosicky, Park, Eastmond, Miquel, Ozyakup, Yennaris.

Borussia Dortmund v. Marseille - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Felipe Santana, Hummels, Lowe, Kehl, Gundogan, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski, Gotze, Barrios. Subs: Langerak, Da Silva, Zidan, Perisic, Grosskreutz, Kagawa, Owomoyela.

Marseille: Mandanda, Azpilicueta, N'Koulou, Diawara, Traore, M'bia Etoundi, Diarra, Amalfitano, Gonzalez, Andre Ayew, Remy. Subs: Bracigliano, Cheyrou, Kabore, Jordan Ayew, Omrani, Sabo, Valbuena.

APOEL Nicosia v. Shakhtar Donetsk - GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus
Apoel Nicosia: Urko, Paulo Jorge, Jahic, Marcelo Oliveira, Poursaitides, Charalambidis, Trickovski, Manduca, Morais, Alexandrou, Marcinho. Subs: Chiotis, Kaka, Solari, Belaid, Satsias, Adorno, Solomou.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Rybka, Hubschman, Kucher, Fernandinho, Luiz Adriano, Willian, Shevchuk, Mkhitaryan, Srna, Rakitskiy, Pyatov. Subs: Eduardo, Kobin, Seleznev, Gai, Rat, Martins.

Porto v. Zenit St. Petersburg - Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal
FC Porto: Helton, Pereira, Otamendi, Rolando, Maicon, Joao Moutinho, Fernando, Defour, James Rodriguez, Hulk, Djalma. Subs: Bracali, Belluschi, Kleber, Fucile, Varela, Mangala, Souza.

Zenit St Petersburg: Malafeev, Criscito, Lombaerts, Hubocan, Aniukov, Shirokov, Denisov, Semak, Danny, Faitzulin, Lazovic. Subs: Zhevnov, Bruno Alves, Bukharov, Rosina, Zyryanov, Lukovic, Bystrov.

Barcelona v. BATE Borisov - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona
Lineup
G 13 José Manuel Pinto
D 32 Marc Bartra
D 24 Fontás
D 19 Maxwell
D 35 Martin Montoya
M 30 Sergi Roberto
M 11 Thiago
M 28 Jonathan Dos santos
F 17 Pedro
F 34 Rafinha
F 39 Isaac Cuenca

Substitutes
D 3 Gerard Piqué
G 36 Olazábal
M 33 Sergio Gómez
D 38 Kiko
D 26 Marc Muniesa
M 29 Martí Riverola
F 27 Gerard Deulofeu

BATE Borisov
Lineup
G 30 Aleksandr Gutor
D 22 Marko Simic
D 21 Yegor Filipenko
D 18 Maksim Bordachev
D 5 Aleksandr Yurevich
M 17 Aleksandr Pavlov
M 2 Dzmitry Likhtarovich
M 8 Aliaksandr Valadzko
F 7 Artem Kontsevoy
F 10 Renan Bressan
F 25 Dzmitry Baha

Substitutes
F 99 Mateja Kezman
F 15 Maksim Skavysh
M 77 Filipp Rudik
D 14 Artyom Radkov
G 35 Pavel Chasnowski
M 23 Edgar Olekhnovich
M 11 Mikhail Gordejchuk

Viktoria Plzen v. AC Milan - Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Viktoria Plzen
Lineup
G 24 Marek Cech
D 18 David Bystron
D 28 Marian Cisovsky
D 8 David Limbersky
D 27 Frantisek Rajtoral
M 10 Pavel Horváth
M 20 Petr Jiracek
M 6 Vaclar Pilar
M 11 Milan Petrzela
F 23 Marek Bakos
F 26 Daniel Kolár

Substitutes
D 15 Frantisek Sevinsky
M 9 Martin Fillo
D 14 Radim Reznik
F 17 Jakub Hora
M 5 Michal Duris
G 33 Roman Pavlik
M 16 Vladimir Darida

AC Milan
Lineup
G 1 Marco Amelia
D 25 Daniele Bonera
D 5 Philippe Mexes
D 2 Taye Taiwo
D 52 Mattia De Sciglio
M 23 Massimo Ambrosini
M 10 Clarence Seedorf
M 22 Antonio Nocerino
M 28 Urby Emanuelson
F 70 Robinho
F 7 Pato

Substitutes
G 30 Flavio Roma
F 11 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
D 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
M 20 Ignazio Abate
D 76 Mario Yepes
D 33 Thiago Silva
M 34 Bryan Cristante

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 02:46 PM
The scenarios for the final matchday in the UEFA Champions League group stages
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/992254/champions-league-permutations?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 02:54 PM
GOAL! Chelsea struck first at Stamford Bridge.

Juan Mata feeds Didier Drogba who tucks it home.

Chelsea need to win and win only. They need more goals.

Chelsea 1-0 Valencia 1st Half 6:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:07 PM
GOAL! Olympiacos takes the lead over the Gunners.

Rafik Djebbour takes advantage of the mistake between Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou and slots it home.

Good start for the successful Greek football side who need a win and help between Borussia Dortmund and Marseille.

Olympiacos 1-0 Arsenal 1st Half 21:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:09 PM
GOAL! Chelsea doubles their lead.

Didier Drogba slips a pass to Ramires who undressed Victor Ruiz and scores.

A dream start for Chelsea 22 minutes in.

Chelsea 2-0 Valencia 1st Half 22:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:15 PM
GOAL! Good news for Olympiacos, bad news for Marseille.

Robert Lewandowski feeds Jakub Blaszczykowski to find the back of the net against the 1993 winners.

The 1997 winners need four more goals and help from Arsenal.

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Marseille 1st Half 27:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:21 PM
GOAL! Jelle Vossen gives Genk the lead over Bayer Leverkusen.

That's good news for the winner of Chelsea v. Valencia. The winner of that game wins the group is Leverkusen loses to the Belgians.

Genk 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen 1st Half 32:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:24 PM
PENALTY TO BORUSSIA DORTMUND! GOAL!

Stéphane Mbia with a terrible challenge on Sebastian Kehl who was hurt in the penalty area.

Mats Hummels slots in the penalty.

Jurgen Klopp's men need more goals.

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Marseille 1st Half 36:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:26 PM
GOAL! Olympiacos doubles their lead.

David Fuster takes advantage of a misread and failed clearing howler from Vito Mannone and taps it in.

Bad news for Borussia Dortmund and Marseille.

Olympiacos 2-0 Arsenal 1st Half 41:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:27 PM
GOAL! The Young Barca squad score first.

Sergi Roberto with the goal for Pep Guardiola's men.

Barcelona 1-0 BATE Borisov 1st Half 42:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:40 PM
GOAL! Marseille get a goal back.

Loïc Remy headed a Morgan Amalfitano five minutes into first half injury time.

Hope for Didier Deschamps' men.

Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Marseille HT

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:41 PM
HT Scores: 2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Didier Drogba has a goal and assisted on Ramires' tally to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead over Valencia.

Goalless at the Estadio do Dragao between Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg. Porto needs a win to advance to the UCL KO stages.

Sergi Roberto scored the only goal of the game as Barcelona lead BATE Borisov 1-0 at the Nou Camp.

Luiz Adriano's missed penalty the biggest moment of the first half as APOEL Nicosia is aiming to win Group G in a 0-0 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Goalless also in the Czech Republic as Viktoria Plzen and AC Milan are scoreless. Plzen just need a point to advance to the R32 KO stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Olympiacos are 45 minutes away from advancing as they lead 2-0 over Arsenal who punished the Gunners on a defensive communication error and a Vito Mannone misread howler.

Borussia Dortmund leads Marseille 2-1. The 1997 winners need to score four more goals and hope that Arsenal comes back and get a point against Olympiacos.

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:53 PM
GOAL! AC Milan struck first in the Czech Republic.

Alex Pato gets the goal.

Viktoria Plzen 0-1 AC Milan 2nd Half 49:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 03:55 PM
GOAL! Another for the Rossoneri.

Robinho sets up Alex Pato for the first goal. Pato returns the favor.

Viktoria Plzen 0-2 AC Milan 2nd Half 51:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 05:27 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Group Stages

Group Matchday 6 FT Scores: December 6, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

An incredible day in Groups E to H in the UEFA Champions League.

Group E
Chelsea whitewashed Valencia 3-0 to send Los Che to the Round of 32 Knockout Stage of the UEFA Europa League and also advanced to Round of 16 Knockout Stages of the UEFA Champions League as Group E winners.

Didier Drogba had a monster game for the 2008 runners-up after Juan Mata fed him the ball twice and scored and having an assist to Ramires' first-half goal.

Woeful defending from Unai Emery's men as they cost themselves a place in the UCL KO stage and finished third as Los Che enters the Europa League KO stages where they won that competition in 2003-04.

Andre Villas-Boas' men won Group E thanks to 2002 runners-up Bayer Leverkusen dropping points against Belgian side Racing Genk in a 1-1 draw.

Jelle Vossen gave Genk a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute before Sidney Sam found Eren Derdiyok in the 79th minute to share the spoils.

Chelsea 3-0 Valencia

Racing Genk 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Group F
The most incredible drama of the day occurred in Group F.

Olympiacos thought they were advancing to the R16 KO stages of the Champions League after dismissing Arsenal 3-1 behind a calamity of errors.

The most successful side in Greek football history punished the Gunners on a defensive communication error between Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou allowing Rafik Djebbour to pounce in the 16th minute and a Vito Mannone misread howler allowing David Fuster to tap in a failed clearance 20 minutes later for a 2-0 Olympiacos halftime lead.

Mannone came into the game in the 25th minute replacing Lukasz Fabianski who injured his knee in a melee.

Yossi Benayoun got the Gunners on the board in the 57th minute, but Francois Modesto sealed Olympiacos's win with one minute to go.

But Olympiacos were relegated to third place in Group F and into the R32 stage of the UEFA Europa League. Why?

Because 1993 winners Marseille staged a remarkable comeback against 1997 winners Borussia Dortmund on the road 3-2.

Dortmund were up 2-0 in the first 44 minutes. Robert Lewandowski feeds Jakub Blaszczykowski to find the back of the net in the 23rd minute to give Jurgen Klopp's men a 1-0 lead.

Dortmund doubled their lead 9 minutes later when Marseille's Stéphane Mbia was booked for a terrible challenge on Sebastian Kehl who was hurt in the penalty area. Mbia kicked Kehl in the face.

Mats Hummels slots in the penalty to give Dortmund a 2-0 lead.

But Loïc Remy headed a Morgan Amalfitano five minutes into first half injury time to give Didier Deschamps' men some hope.

Very late in the game in the 85th minute, Amalfitano dished his second assist of the game after whipping a corner to André Ayew who nods it in off a set piece to make it 2-2.

Two minutes later, Mathieu Valbuena, who came off the bench for Remy, collected a Djimi Traore and finishes with glee and sent Marseille to the R16 KO stage. What a wonder goal.

Olympiacos fans in Piraeus were stunned after seeing the result in Dortmund.

Arsenal wins Group F, Marseille is the Group F runner-up, Olympiacos finished in third.

Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Marseille

Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal

Group G
Two-time winners Porto are out of the UEFA Champions League.

Last year's UEFA Europa League winners will defend their title in the R32 KO stages of the UEL after succumbing to a goalless draw at the Estadio do Dragao against Zenit St. Petersburg.

Despite outshooting Zenit 25-3 including a 8-0 edge in shots on target, Hulk and company failed to find the back of the net as Vyacheslav Malafeev made a 8-save clean sheet.

Zenit moves on as Group G runners-up because the surprise side in this year's competition, Cypriot's APOEL Nicosia won the group despite a 2-0 defeat to Ukrainian Premier League outfit and last year's quarter-finalists Shakhtar Donetsk.

APOEL's Nektarious Alexandrou toppled Shakhar's Fernandinho in the penalty area in the 12th minute.

But Luiz Adriano had his penalty saved by Urko Pardo.

But the Brazilian forward made amends by scoring in the 62nd minute to give Shakhtar a 1-0 lead.

Yevhen Seleznyov came off the bench to seal the win 16 minutes later.

APOEL wins the group over Zenit based on head-to-head with the Cypriots having a +1 goal differential (2-1) over the 2008 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners.

Porto will defend their UEFA Europa League title after finishing third.

Apoel Nicosia 0-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Porto 0-0 Zenit St Petersburg

Group H
Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen seals third spot and a place in the R32 UEL KO stages after earning a 2-2 draw against 7-time winners AC Milan.

The Robinho and Alex Pato combination scored the first two goals of the game as the two Brazilians each shared a goal and assist.

But two very late goals from David Bystron in the 89th minute and Michal Duris came off the bench to secure a point in stoppage time.

Finally, defending and 4-time winners Barcelona, used their La Masia squad to outclass BATE Borisov 4-0.

Ahead of Part 1 of El Clasico, Pep Guardiola rested the likes of Lionel Messi, David Villa, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol and Victor Valdes.

And the La Masia group pasted four on BATE Borisov.

Pedro Rodriguez had 2 goals along with Sergi Roberto and Martin Montoya adding a tally each.

Issac Cuenca had two assists on two of the four Barca goals.

Barcelona 4-0 BATE Borisov

Viktoria Plzen 2-2 AC Milan

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 06:43 PM
I bet Boogie, PlsDontTearDownY.S. and the rest of the Arsenal supporters in this board are saying "What the @#&! Vito Mannone?!"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD63sDBnmY8

BroadwayBomber55
12-06-11, 06:58 PM
This is an amazing goal from Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena against Borussia Dortmund.
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/gotd-valbuena-saves-the-day/129n0u41

dgreco
12-07-11, 11:58 AM
Yesterday was a huge day in Champions league and today is even bigger. A few big matches to fill in those final spots.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 12:23 PM
New digs? Atletico Madrid reveal new stadium plans.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/993093/atletico-madrid-reveal-new-stadium-plans?cc=5901

dgreco
12-07-11, 12:34 PM
^Very nice.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 02:45 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Group Stage

Group Matchday 6 Team News: December 7, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Manchester City v. Bayern Munich - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Man CIty: Hart, Savic, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Yaya, Barry, Nasri, Aguero, Silva, Dzeko.
Subs: Kolo Toure, De Jong, Milner, Johnson, Zabaleta, Balotelli, Pantilimon

Bayern: Butt, Petersen, Olic, Rafinha, Boateng, Pranjic, Contento, Alaba, Badstuber, Gustavo, Tymoschuk. Subs: Gomez, Ribery, Lahm, van Buyten, Neuer, Muller, Usami.

Villarreal v. Napoli - El Madrigal, Villarreal, Spain
Villarreal: Diego Lopez, Angel, Zapata, Musacchio, Joan Oriol, De Guzman, Senna, Bruno, Perez, Nilmar, Ruben. Subs: Cesar, Rodriguez, Marchena, Mario, Camunas, Gullon, Joselu.

Napoli: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga, Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani. Subs: Rosati, Grava, Dossena, Fernandez, Santana, Dzemaili, Pandev.

Basel v. Manchester United - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Basel: Sommer, Steinhofer, Abraham, Dragovic, Park, Shaqiri, Cabral, Granit Xhaka, Fabian Frei, Alexander Frei, Streller. Subs: Colomba, Chipperfield, Stocker, Kusunga, Kovac, Zoua, Pak.

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Park, Giggs, Jones, Young, Nani, Rooney. Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Welbeck, Fletcher, Valencia, Macheda, Gibson.

Benfica v. Otelul Galati - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Benfica: Artur Moraes, Amorim, Garay, Jardel, Emerson, Witsel, Javi Garcia, Aimar, Bruno Cesar, Cardozo, Gaitan. Subs: Eduardo, Miguel Vitor, Luis Martins, Nolito, Matic, Rodrigo Moreno, Saviola.

Otelul Galati: Grahovac, Rapa, Benga, Perendija, Ilie, Neagu, Filip, Giurgiu, Antal, Paraschiv, Iorga. Subs: Branet, Skubic, Ljubinkovic, Frunza, Viglianti, Punosevac, Pena.

Lille v. Trabzonspor - Stade Lille-Metropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Lille: Landreau, Debuchy, Basa, Chedjou, Beria, Balmont, Mavuba, Payet, Cole, Hazard, Sow. Subs: Enyeama, Gueye, Souare, Obraniak, Rodelin, Bonnart, Jelen.

Trabzonspor: Zengin, Celustka, Kacar, Glowacki, Cech, Balci, Zokora, Colman, Altintop, Alanzinho, Yilmaz. Subs: Kivrak, Mierzejewski, Henrique, Yumlu, Akgun, Pawel Brozek, Oztorun.

Inter Milan v. CSKA Moscow - San Siro, Milan, Italy
Inter Milan: Castellazzi, Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Samuel, Chivu, Faraoni, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho, Milito. Subs: Orlandoni, Pazzini, Thiago Motta, Alvarez, Caldirola, Zarate, Crisetig.

CSKA Moscow: Gabulov, Nababkin, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Alexei Berezutsky, Oliseh, Semberas, Mamaev, Dzagoev, Vagner Love, Doumbia. Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Cauna, Aldonin, Rahimic, Shchennikov, Fedotov.

Ajax Amsterdam v. Real Madrid - Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ajax: Vermeer, Van Der Wiel, Vertonghen, Anita, Blind, Enoh, Eriksen, Janssen, Lodeiro, Sulejmani, Ebecilio. Subs: Cillessen, Ligeon, Van Rhijn, Serero, Bulykin, Ozbiliz, Klaassen.

Real Madrid: Adan, Fabio Coentrao, Arbeloa, Albiol, Varane, Sahin, Granero, Callejon, Kaka, Benzema, Higuain. Subs: Mejias, Pedro Mendes, Ozil, Alonso, Altintop, Di Maria, Rodriguez.

Dinamo Zagreb v. Lyon - Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia
Dinamo Zagreb: Kelava, Vrsaljko, Vida, Ademi, Ibanez, Calello, Leko, Badelj, Sammir, Kovacic, Beqiraj. Subs: Loncaric, Tomecak, Situm, Alispahic, Pokrivac, Rukavina, Krstanovic.

Lyon: Lloris, Dabo, Bakary Kone, Lovren, Cissokho, Gonalons, Fofana, Briand, Gourcuff, Lacazette, Gomis. Subs: Valverde, Cris, Kallstrom, Grenier, Lopez, Ederson, Reveillere.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 02:46 PM
Here the scenarios for Groups A to D in the UEFA Champions League
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/992254/champions-league-permutations?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 02:57 PM
GOAL! Not a good start for Manchester United.

A cracking volley from Marco Streller gives Basel a 1-0 lead 9 minutes in.

The United defense gave Xherdan Shaqiri too much room and he whipped in a cross for Streller to hit a cracking volley.

Basel 1-0 Manchester United 1st Half 12:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 02:59 PM
GOAL! It's getting worse for Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

Oscar Cardozo scored a tap in after beautiful play from Axel Witsel and Nicolas Gaitan.

Benfica will win Group C if their score holds up.

Benfica 1-0 Otelul Galati 1st Half 14:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:03 PM
GOAL! Jose Callejon picks up a Kaka pass and scores for Real Madrid at Amsterdam Arena.

Ajax Amsterdam 0-1 Real Madrid 1st Half 16:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:22 PM
GOAL! Manchester City takes the lead over Bayern Munich.

It's David Silva.

Edin Dzeko flicked a pass to the former Valencia livewire who blasted it home.

A massive boost for Manchester City.

Manchester City 1-0 Bayern Munich 1st Half 37:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:31 PM
GOAL! Mateo Kovacic puts Dinamo Zagreb in front over Lyon.

Despite being down to 10 men with Jerko Leto sent off for two yellow cards, the Croatian side scored despite Hugo Lloris double save.

Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Lyon 1st Half 44:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:32 PM
GOAL! Gonzalo Higauin puts Real Madrid 2-0 up on Ajax.

GOAL! Bafetimbi Gomis pulls one back for Lyon.

Ajax Amsterdam 0-2 Real Madrid 1st Half HT

Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Lyon 1st Half 45:00+2

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:48 PM
HT: UEFA Champions League

Manchester United trail 1-0 to Basel. If they lose, they're in the UEFA Europa League. Benfica leads Otelul Galati and is on track to top Group C.

Manchester City is one half away from moving on as they lead Bayern Munich 1-0 behind David Silva. They also need Villarreal to help them as they're in a goalless stalemate with Napoli.

No scores in Group B action.

Real Madrid leads Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 and Dinamo Zagreb is tied 1-1 with Lyon.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:53 PM
GOAL! Lyon scored twice in a minute.

Jimmy Briand sets up Maxime Gonalons and Bafetimbi Gomis and Lyon's back in it.

Dinamo Zagreb 1-3 Lyon 2nd Half 51:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 03:56 PM
GOAL! CSKA Moscow have their noses in front.

Seydou Doumbia, who was suspended in CSKA's last European Cup match, scores a vital goal for the Russian side.

But hang on Esteban Cambiasso levels the scores. Trabzonspor is still in second.

And City go 2-0 up! Yaya Toure gets the tally.

And Gomis has a hat-trick.

Sheer craziness.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:07 PM
GOAL! Napoli hit the front at El Madrigal!

That's bad news for City supporters.

Gokhan Inler finds the goal that could send Napoli through with a win.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:09 PM
GOAL! Lisandro Lopez joins in on the scoring party for Lyon.

Now, the French side needs one more goal. Some rut rohs for Ajax.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:13 PM
GOAL! Bafetimbi Gomis scored his fourth goal and Lyon looks like they're in.

Lyon leading Dinamo Zagreb 6-1.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:19 PM
GOAL! Lyon increase their chances of advancing.

Jimmy Briand scored Lyon's 7th goal.

GOAL! Marek Hamsik scored for Napoli. Looks like Man City are out too.

dgreco
12-07-11, 04:28 PM
GOAL! Lyon increase their chances of advancing.

Jimmy Briand scored Lyon's 7th goal.

GOAL! Marek Hamsik scored for Napoli. Looks like Man City are out too.

Unbelievable. Lyon needed a 7 point swing and they have gotten 8! If it holds on Lyon moves on. Also, after a slow start Napoli finally strikes and does it twice in 10 minutes.

Also, Basel opened up a 2-0 lead over Man. U.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:29 PM
GOAL! Both Manchester clubs are out?

A gloomy day for both City and United.

Alex Frei nets Basel's second and both Manchester clubs will be out of the Champions League if things stand.

dgreco
12-07-11, 04:30 PM
GOAL! CSKA Moscow have their noses in front.

Seydou Doumbia, who was suspended in CSKA's last European Cup match, scores a vital goal for the Russian side.

But hang on Esteban Cambiasso levels the scores. Trabzonspor is still in second.

And City go 2-0 up! Yaya Toure gets the tally.

And Gomis has a hat-trick.

Sheer craziness.

I am hoping Moscow can get a second goal and move on. I rather see them move on than Trabz.

dgreco
12-07-11, 04:31 PM
GOAL! Both Manchester clubs are out?

A gloomy day for both City and United.

Alex Frei nets Basel's second and both Manchester clubs will be out of the Champions League if things stand.

Looks like only 2 Premier teams moving on to the Knockout stage. Premiership could have 6 teams in the Europea knockout though.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:31 PM
i am hoping moscow can get a second goal and move on. I rather see them move on than trabz.

and they do! Vassili Berezoutski gives CSKA Moscow a lifeline.

dgreco
12-07-11, 04:32 PM
Man U isn't out yet with the late goal.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:33 PM
GOAL! Phil Jones grabbed one back for United.

One minute + stoppage time to go.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:34 PM
Three minutes added in Basel...will Basel hang on?

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:37 PM
Basel hangs on! Manchester United are out of the Champions League!

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 04:40 PM
CSKA Moscow is also through. Ditto for Lyon.

dgreco
12-07-11, 04:43 PM
Some exciting matches today. Also, all 3 Italians teams left in the group stage move on. If Udinese didn't draw Arsenal earlier it might be all 4.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 05:12 PM
Some exciting matches today. Also, all 3 Italians teams left in the group stage move on. If Udinese didn't draw Arsenal earlier it might be all 4.

I think the Italian Serie A league is the biggest winner of them all having three clubs in the R16 KO stage. Spain had 2 (both El Clasico rivals), England had 2 (both London clubs), Germany had 2.

BroadwayBomber55
12-07-11, 07:38 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Group Stage

Group Matchday 6 FT Scores: December 7, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Group A
Manchester City is one English club not joining the UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage party.

Roberto Mancini's men completed Part 1 of their quest to join the 16 clubs in the UCL KO stages by defeating Group A winners and 4-time winners Bayern Munich 2-0 at Etihad Stadium.

Edin Dzeko assisted on both City goals to David Silva and Yaya Toure.

However, City needed Napoli to drop points to Villarreal at El Madrigal in Part 2 of their quest.

It didn't happen and City were relegated to the UEFA Europa League after Walter Mazzarri's side sank the Yellow Submarine 2-0 behind Marek Hamsik's goal and assist to Gokhan Inler's 65th minute goal.

Manchester City 2-0 Bayern Munich

Villarreal 0-2 Napoli

Group B
CSKA Moscow advanced to the knockout stages by defeating three-time winners Inter Milan at the San Siro.

Seydou Doumbia, who missed the game against Lille in Group Matchday 5 through suspension, gave the Russian Premier League side a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.

But Inter's Esteban Cambiasso levelled the scores one minute later and it looked like Turkish outfit Trabzonspor was going to advance with a draw against Lille and a CSKA Moscow draw against Inter.

Vasili Berezutsky had other ideas though with four minutes to go as he gave CSKA a 2-1 lead and hanged on for the win. CSKA Moscow GK Vladimir Gabulov made seven saves.

As for Lille, the defending French Ligue 1 champions and Trabzonspor had a goalless stalemate that sees the Turkish side nabbed third and Rudi Garcia's men knocked out from all European competitions.

Lille outshot Trabzonspor 22-5, but can't find the back of the net.

Internazionale 1-2 CSKA Moscow

Lille 0-0 Trabzonspor

Group C
3-time winners Manchester United controlled their own destiny heading to the final game against Swiss side Basel needing to avoid defeat to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

However, for the third time under Sir Alex Ferguson (1994-95, 2005-06 previous times), the Red Devils were eliminated from the Champions League after Basel defeated them 2-1.

Poor defending, turnovers and wasted chances doomed United.

Marco Streller hit a cracking volley from a Xherdan Shaqiri cross that gave the Swiss outfit a 1-0 lead 9 minutes in.

Things got even worse for United when Nemanja Vidic left the game with a knee injury in the 43rd minute.

United kept pumping chance after chance, but can't find the equalizer.

And it got even nightmarish for Fergie when Shaqiri whipped in a cross and Alex Frei scored with six minutes to go.

Phil Jones kept hope alive with two minutes to go and Federico Macheda hit the crossbar, but United were bounced out.

United will still be in Europe, but in the Europa League.

Meanwhile, two-time winners Benfica won Group C after edging Otelul Galati 1-0 thanks to Oscar Cardozo scoring the only goal in the 7th minute.

A snakebitten three months for United.

Benfica 1-0 Otelul Galati

FC Basel 2-1 Manchester United

Group D
Like 1993 winners Marseille, Lyon made an incredible comeback to progress to the UCL KO stages after thrashing Dinamo Zagreb 7-1.

Dinamo Zagreb right winger Jerko Leko was sent off for two yellow cards, but the Croatian club struck first with Mateo Kovacic in the 40th minute.

But Lyon opened the floodgates.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first of four goals before halftime to give Lyon a chance.

Then, Gomis went on to score three in the second half.

Jimmy Briand had a goal and two assists. Maxime Gonalons and Lisandro Lopez also struck for Rémi Garde's side.

Lyon did their own part and now needed 9-time winners Real Madrid to defeat 4-time winners Ajax Amsterdam and the total winning margins of Lyon and Real Madrid is 8 goals or more.

And Jose Mourinho's second string did just that as the Merengues outclassed Ajax 3-0.

José Maria Callejón had a brace and Gonzalo Higauin scored to eliminate Ajax whose winning margins of 9 goals between their loss to Real Madrid and Lyon's hammering of Dinamo Zagreb was enough for Lyon.

Ajax Amsterdam 0-3 Real Madrid

Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon

dgreco
12-07-11, 07:59 PM
I think the Italian Serie A league is the biggest winner of them all having three clubs in the R16 KO stage. Spain had 2 (both El Clasico rivals), England had 2 (both London clubs), Germany had 2.

Russia was a big winner too; getting 2 clubs through.

Too bad Italy is down to 3 clubs in CL next year.

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 01:15 AM
Russia was a big winner too; getting 2 clubs through.

Too bad Italy is down to 3 clubs in CL next year.

Same with France.

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 01:53 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 7, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Mallorca rescues a point against Granada in a 2-2 battle that resumed after the match being abandoned in the 63rd minute back on November 20 when a linesman was pelted with an umbrella.

Granada defender Inigo Lopez fouled substitute striker Tomer Hemed in the 67th minute of the restarted match and scored the equalizing spot kick.

Granada 2-2 Mallorca

Dutch Eredivisie
After the match was abandoned by heavy fog last month in the 45th minute, Excelsior and AZ Alkmaar ended in a goalless draw after the restart.

Excelsior 0-0 AZ Alkmaar

Greek Super League
Doxa Dramas 0-1 OFI Crete

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 02:20 AM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Knockout Stage

Round of 16: Teams and Draw

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Group Winners: Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Benfica, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, APOEL Nicosia and Barcelona

Group Runners-Up: Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Basel, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Marseille and AC Milan

Format:
http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/competitions/Regulations/01/63/02/44/1630244_DOWNLOAD.pdf

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shootout. In the final, the tie is played as a single match. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

Draw date from Nyon, Switzerland: December 16, 2011 at 12:00 CET

Ties:
First Leg: 14–15 & 21–22 February 2012
Second Leg: 6–7 & 13–14 March 2012

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 03:44 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Will current UEFA Champions League titleholders Barcelona led by Lionel Messi win their second FIFA Club World Cup in three years?

Will 2011 Copa Libertadores and one of Brazil's legendary clubs Santos led by Neymar meet the Catalans in the final and win?

Who will be this year's Cinderella like DR Congo and 2010 CAF Champions League winners TP Mazambe?

Find out on December 8-18, 2011 as 7 teams battle it out for the FIFA Club World Cup from Japan.

http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 03:49 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Play-Off

Fixture: December 8, 2011

From FIFA.com
http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/index.html

2011 J. League Division 1 winners and hosts of the tournament Kashiwa Reysol take on 2010-11 OFC Champions League winner, New Zealand's ASB Premiership side Auckland City.

The winner takes on 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League winner Mexican side Monterrey.

08/12 19:45 Kashiwa Reysol v. Auckland City FC

steveo_88
12-08-11, 06:08 AM
We win but still lose. We're out of Europe but still in Europe. Typical City!:P

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 01:17 PM
We win but still lose. We're out of Europe but still in Europe. Typical City!:P

Manchester City, as long as they comply and adjust to the rules with UEFA Financial Fair Play in place for next season, will have more chances to be in UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues.

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 11:24 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournament FT Scores: December 7, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet, BBC Sport and other soccer sites

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Third Round
From Soccerway.com

Wed 07/12/11
Aetos Skydra 0–1 Pierikos

Kallithea 1–0 Veria

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 11:38 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournament FT Scores: December 8, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet, BBC Sport and other soccer sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
First Leg
From Soccerway.com, Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet

23-time Copa Del Rey winners Athletic Bilbao edged third tier side Real Oviedo 1-0 in the first leg.

Oscar de Marcos scored an away goal for Los Leones in the 11th minute to take back to San Mames.

Meanwhile, 9-time Copa del Rey winners Atletico Madrid lost to Segunda B side Albacete 2-1 in their first leg.

A 31st-minute penalty from Antonio Calle gave Albacete a 1-0 lead before Jose Manuel Zurdo doubled their lead in the 61st minute.

Atleti's Adrian missed a penalty two minutes later and were down to 10 men after Alvaro Soto Dominguez was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Adrian made it 2-1 in the 70th minute, but it wasn't enough for Atleti.

Albacete 2-1 Atlético Madrid

Real Oviedo 0-1 Athletic Bilbao

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it and Soccerway.com

9-time Coppa Italia winners Juventus advanced to the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia tournament with a 2-1 win over Bologna after extra time.

Emanuele Giaccherini thought he won it for Juve in normal time, but Bologna's Andrea Raggi forced extra time in the dying seconds.

But Juve youth product Claudio Marchisio netted the winner in the 103rd minute to send Antonio Conte's men into the last 8.

Juventus 2-1 Bologna

BroadwayBomber55
12-08-11, 11:52 PM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Play-Off

FT Scores: December 8, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 J. League Division 1 winners and hosts of the tournament Kashiwa Reysol defeat 2010-11 OFC Champions League winner, New Zealand's ASB Premiership side Auckland City 2-0.

Junya Tanaka gave Kashiwa a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute and Masato Kudo doubled their lead three minutes later to seal the Japanese side's progress to the quarterfinals as they will take on 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League winner Mexican side Monterrey on December 11.

Kashiwa Reysol 2-0 Auckland City

BroadwayBomber55
12-09-11, 12:05 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: December 9-14, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
SAT - 10TH DEC 11
12:30 Hibernian vs Rangers
15:00 Aberdeen vs St Mirren
15:00 Celtic vs Hearts
15:00 Dunfermline vs Kilmarnock
15:00 Inverness CT vs Dundee Utd
15:00 St Johnstone vs Motherwell

TUE - 13TH DEC 11
19:45 St Johnstone vs Aberdeen

Spanish Primera Liga
All eyes of the football world will be centered on Madrid's legendary Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as Part 1 of El Clasico starts in La Liga play between Spain's two legendary and most successful clubs: Real Madrid v. Barcelona.

It is the third time that the Merengues and the Catalans face off this season after having two brutal encounters in the Supercopa de Espana back in August.

Jose Mourinho vs. Pep Guardiola, Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi, it's all here in Part 1 in La Liga play between these two El Clasico rivals.

SAT - 10TH DEC 11
17:00 Levante vs Sevilla
19:00 Real Betis vs Valencia
21:00 Real Madrid vs Barcelona

SUN - 11TH DEC 11
11:00 Rayo Vallecano vs Sporting Gijon
15:00 Getafe vs Granada
15:00 Villarreal vs Real Sociedad
17:00 Malaga vs Osasuna
17:00 Real Zaragoza vs Mallorca
18:45 Athletic Bilbao vs Racing Santander
20:30 Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid

Italian Serie A
SAT - 10TH DEC 11
17:00 Lecce vs Lazio
17:00 Siena vs Genoa
19:45 Inter Milan vs Fiorentina
19:45 Palermo vs Cesena

SUN - 11TH DEC 11
14:00 Atalanta vs Catania
14:00 Bologna vs AC Milan
14:00 Cagliari vs Parma
14:00 Udinese vs Chievo
19:45 Novara vs Napoli

MON - 12TH DEC 11
19:45 Roma vs Juventus

TUE - 13TH DEC 11
19:45 Genoa vs Inter Milan

German Bundesliga
FRI - 9TH DEC 11
19:30 Hertha Berlin vs Schalke 04

SAT - 10TH DEC 11
14:30 Augsburg vs Borussia M'gladbach
14:30 Cologne vs SC Freiburg
14:30 Mainz vs Hamburg
14:30 Nurnberg vs TSG Hoffenheim
14:30 Werder Bremen vs Wolfsburg
17:30 Hannover 96 vs Bayer Leverkusen

SUN - 11TH DEC 11
14:30 Borussia Dortmund vs FC Kaiserslautern
16:30 VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

TUE - 13TH DEC 11
19:30 Cologne vs Mainz

French Ligue 1
SAT - 10TH DEC 11
18:00 AS Nancy vs AC Ajaccio
18:00 Rennes vs Brest
18:00 Sochaux vs PSG
18:00 St Etienne vs Caen
18:00 Toulouse vs Evian TG
18:00 Valenciennes vs Montpellier
20:00 Marseille vs Bordeaux

SUN - 11TH DEC 11
16:00 Auxerre vs Nice
16:00 Lille vs Dijon
20:00 Lorient vs Lyon

Dutch Eredivisie
FRI - 9TH DEC 11
19:00 ADO Den Haag vs Heracles

SAT - 10TH DEC 11
17:45 FC Twente vs NEC
18:45 AZ vs De Graafschap
18:45 Excelsior vs Heerenveen
19:45 PSV vs NAC

SUN - 11TH DEC 11
11:30 VVV vs Roda JC
13:30 FC Utrecht vs Feyenoord
13:30 RKC vs Ajax
15:30 Vitesse vs FC Groningen

Portuguese Liga
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
3:15 ET Braga v Paços de Ferreira

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
1:30 ET Beira Mar v FC Porto
3:30 ET Sporting Lisbon v CD Nacional de Madeira

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011
11:00 ET Rio Ave v Gil Vicente
11:00 ET Vitoria Setubal v Feirense
1:15 ET Uniao Leiria v Guimaraes
3:15 ET Maritimo v Benfica

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
3:15 ET Olhanense v Académica de Coimbra

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
10:15 ET FC Xanthi v Levadiakos
10:15 ET PAOK Salonika v Atromitos
12:30 ET AEK Athens v Giannina

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011
8:00 ET Asteras Tripoli v Aris Salonika
8:00 ET Panetolikos v OFI Crete
10:15 ET Ergotelis v Doxa Dramas
10:15 ET Panionios v Panathinaikos
12:30 ET Kerkyra v Olympiakos Kerkyras

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
12:00 ET Levadiakos v Olympiakos

BroadwayBomber55
12-09-11, 03:53 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: December 9-13, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
First Leg
From Marca.com

Defending and 18-time Copa del Rey champions Real Madrid enter in this competition. So does 7-time winners Valencia, 6-time winners Real Zaragoza and 5-time winners Sevilla.

20:00
13/12/2011 Cádiz Valencia

21:00
13/12/2011 Mirandés Villarreal

21:00
13/12/2011 Deportivo Levante

21:00
13/12/2011 Almería Osasuna

21:00
13/12/2011 R. Sociedad Granada

21:00
13/12/2011 Alcorcón Zaragoza

21:00
13/12/2011 Celta Espanyol

21:00
13/12/2011 Córdoba Betis

21:00
13/12/2011 Mallorca Sporting

21:00
13/12/2011 Racing Rayo

21:00
13/12/2011 Getafe Málaga

22:00
13/12/2011 San Roque Sevilla

20:00
13/12/2012 Ponferradina R. Madrid
Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From Legaseriea.it

Palermo - Siena 13/12/2011
21:00

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Eighth Round Fixtures
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011

steveo_88
12-09-11, 06:17 AM
Manchester City, as long as they comply and adjust to the rules with UEFA Financial Fair Play in place for next season, will have more chances to be in UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues.

Same goes for all the other top clubs in Europe and the eastern european oligarchs!;)

dgreco
12-09-11, 11:48 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: December 9-13, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From Legaseriea.it

Palermo - Siena 13/12/2011
21:00

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Eighth Round Fixtures
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011

I'm excited for all the Coppa Italia action next week.

BroadwayBomber55
12-09-11, 03:34 PM
BB55's Primer - El Clasico Part 1: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

I can't wait for Part 1 of El Clasico between Spain's two most legendary and most successful football/soccer clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona this Saturday from Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Outside the UEFA Champions League final, it is the second most watched club football match in the world. Bigger than the Old Firm rivalry between Rangers and Celtic, bigger than the Northwest derby between Manchester United and Liverpool, bigger than the Manchester derby between United and Manchester City.

For the third year in a row, Real Madrid is on top of the La Liga table with Barcelona in second.

But in the two previous encounters, Barcelona won the first meeting and went onto win the La Liga title.

So, both El Clasico legs are very important for a team winning the La Liga crown.

In Part 1 of 2 series, I'll talk about which players from both sides I think will start Part 1 of El Clasico.

In Part 2, my keys to victory for each side and my prediction for Part 1 of El Clasico.

BroadwayBomber55
12-09-11, 04:37 PM
BB55's Primer - El Clasico Part 1: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: My recommended starting 11 for Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho will have everyone healthy except for Ricardo Carvalho who is injured.

The questions for the Special One are will he use a three-man defensive brick midfield, who should start a left back: Marcelo or Fabio Coentrao who should start between Mesut Ozil and Kaka and also Gonzalo Higauin or Karim Benzema up front with Angel di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo?

This is my recommended starting 11 for Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

Formation: 4-3-2-1
GK: Iker Casillas
RB: Alvaro Arbeloa CD: Pepe CD: Sergio Ramos LB: Fabio Coentrao
DM: Sami Kheidra DM: Xabi Alonso DM: Lassana Diarra
RW: Angel di Maria LW: Cristiano Ronaldo
ST: Gonzalo Higuain

Tons of tough choices for the special one, but I think a 3-man midfield to start is the best bet in my mind.

We've seen teams try to win with a 2-man midfield like Manchester United did in the 2011 UEFA Champions League final when they used Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick and it didn't pay off.

I also think back to the 5-0 game in the Camp Nou last year, Mourinho started Ozil in the first half and gave up two goals.

I think if Real Madrid keep it scoreless before halftime, I see Mourinho putting in a Ozil or Kaka for the second half.

I like to see Fabio Conterao in at left back because he's more reliable and not as reckless as Marcelo. Marcelo can bomb forward, but he's a defensive liability.

Finally, Higuain for Benzema. Sure, Benzema has the strength, but doesn't have the pace and El Clasico experience Higuain has.

BroadwayBomber55
12-09-11, 04:52 PM
BB55's Primer - El Clasico Part 1: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: My recommended starting 11 for Barcelona

For Pep Guardiola's men, they're relatively healthy too.

However, which formation will the former player turned Barca manager use? A 4-3-3, 3-4-3 or the 3-5-2?
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/10999660-barcelona-to-the-bernabeu-352-dream

I think Pep will go with the 4-3-3 with Dani Alves as the swingman that changes to a 3-4-3.

The only issue is who to start between Alexis Sanchez, Pedro or the latest La Masia graduate, Issac Cuenca up front with David Villa and Lionel Messi?

Here's my recommended Barcelona started 11 vs. Real Madrid which had only one tough choice.

Formation: 4-1-2-2-1
GK: Victor Valdes
RB: Dani Alves CB: Carles Puyol CB: Gerard Pique LB: Eric Abidal
DM: Sergio Busquets
CM: Xavi CM: Andres Iniesta
LW: David Villa
RW: Pedro
ST: Lionel Messi

Pretty much straight forward even though I think Pep could also use Javier Mascherano instead of Puyol with Pique, but Puyol can play anywhere in the back four.

As for the three up top, I go with Pedro because of his experience in El Clasico even though it wouldn't surprise me for Pep to go with Sanchez or Cuenca with Villa and Messi.

dgreco
12-09-11, 06:00 PM
Interesting stuff on the clasico.

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 01:24 AM
BB55's Primer - El Clasico Part 2: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: My keys to victory for each and my final verdict

The keys for Real Madrid to beat Barcelona:
- Win the midfield battle

- Press up the pitch and stick with their man

- Score first

- Pepe needs to keep his cool

- Run at and test the Barcelona defense

The four keys for Barcelona to beat Real Madrid:
- Win the midfield battle

- Win the aerial battles and set pieces

- Support in defense when Dani Alves bombs forward

- Neutralize CR7

- Continue the dominance vs. Real Madrid under Pep Guardiola

BB55's Prediction: This might not be a title decider early on since it's only the 14th or 15th game for these two El Clasico rivals, but it can be a momentum booster down the road.

The two Clasico matchups are as important as the other 36 games in the La Liga season.

Real Madrid have yet to lose at home during La Liga play going 6-0-0 scoring 28, conceding 7.

But Barcelona have yet to lose at the Bernabeu under Pep Guardiola going 2W-1D-0L in La Liga play and 3W-2D-0L in all competitions.

With Barcelona not having a dominant record away from Camp Nou going 2W-3D-1L, it is a must for Real Madrid to get a leg up on the Catalans.

I think whoever wins the midfield battle, who finishes with aplumb and keeps their cool will decide this game. But I must say, it will come down to the star players who are more productive like Ronaldo, Higuain/Benzema, and Mesut Ozil/Kaka vs. Lionel Messi, Xavi/Andres Iniesta/Cesc Fabregas and Pedro/Alexis Sanchez/Issac Cuenca.

Both of these teams have depth and talent in their roster.

Real Madrid may be hot, but if Barcelona go inside the Bernabeu and get a win, it will be a blow to RMCF's psyche.

If Real Madrid get a decent result like 0-0 or better yet a win, it will benefit them even more.

However, in a tough game like this, it's hard to pick against the defending three-time La Liga champions.

BB55's Final Verdict: Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 01:53 AM
UEFA Champions League news
Dinamo Zagreb sacked coach Krunoslav Jurcic after 7-1 drubbing by Lyon
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/993908/krunoslav-jurcic-sacked-as-zagreb-coach-after-lyon-rout?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 02:22 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' FT Scores: December 9, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 moved into the Top 2 with a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his 13th goal of the season in the 19th minute to give Schalke a 1-0 lead.

Gustavo Ramos equalized for Hertha 6 minutes later to make it 1-1.

But Teemu Pukki scored the winner for Schalke before halftime to give the Gelsenkirchen outfit the three points.

Hertha Berlin 1-2 Schalke 04

Dutch Eredivisie
ADO Den Haag 2-0 SC Heracles Almelo

Portuguese Liga
Braga 5-2 Paços de Ferreira

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 02:25 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 9, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Eighth Round
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011

Rennes Ta 2-2 aet (4-3p) Nantes

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 04:03 PM
El Clasico Part 1: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

Team News from ESPN Soccernet and LigaBBVA.com

Real Madrid
Lineup
G 1 Iker Casillas
D 4 Sergio Ramos
D 3 Pepe
D 12 Marcelo
D 24 Lassana Diarra
M 15 Fábio Coentrão
M 14 Xabi Alonso
M 7 Cristiano Ronaldo
M 22 Ángel Di María
F 9 Karim Benzema
F 10 Mesut Özil

Substitutes
M 8 Kaká
D 18 Raúl Albiol
D 17 Álvaro Arbeloa
F 20 Gonzalo Higuaín
M 6 Sami Khedira
G 13 Antonio Adán
M 21 José Maria Callejón

Barcelona
Lineup
G 1 Victor Valdés
D 5 Carles Puyol
D 3 Gerard Piqué
D 22 Eric Abidal
D 2 Dani Alves
M 16 Sergio Busquets
M 8 Andrés Iniesta
M 6 Xavi
F 4 Cesc Fábregas
F 10 Lionel Messi
F 9 Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes
M 15 Seydou Keita
G 13 José Manuel Pinto
F 7 David Villa
M 14 Javier Mascherano
D 19 Maxwell
M 17 Pedro
M 11 Thiago

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 04:04 PM
GOAL! Real Madrid strikes first seconds in.

What a calamity howler from Victor Valdes.

The Barca goalkeeper mis-kicked his clearance into the feet of Karim Benzema who accepts the early Christmas gift.

Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona 1st Half 2:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 04:38 PM
GOAL! Barca equalizes.

Lionel Messi with a great run who feeds Alexis Sanchez who finishes magnificently despite two defenders surrounding the Chilean.

Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona 1st Half 37:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 04:48 PM
HT from the Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Real Madrid 1 minute in thanks to Victor Valdes' howler.

But Alexis Sanchez tied it up for Barca in the 30th minute.

Shots are 9-4 in favor of the Merengues with both clubs having three shots on target each.

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 05:12 PM
GOAL! Barca takes the lead!

What a pinball deflection to give the Catalans the lead.

Xavi strikes a volley from outside the box, hits Marcelo and the deflection tricked Iker Casillas where the ball hits the post and into the back of the net.

Lucky shot that counts for Barca.

Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona 2nd Half 54:00

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 05:17 PM
First Substitution: Real Madrid

In: Kaka
Out Mesut Ozil

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 07:22 PM
FT from the Santiago Bernabeu

Barcelona go on top of the La Liga table with a 3-1 victory over Real Madrid and earned a leg up against their El Clasico rivals.

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 09:02 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 10, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Rangers stay on top with Celtic breathing down their necks again.

Nikica Jelavic bagged a brace for Ally McCoist's men in Rangers 2-0 victory over Hibernian.

The Croatian scored the first of two from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after Hibs Michael Hart commits a foul on Ranger Lee Wallace.

8 minutes later, Jelavic headed in a Greg Wylde cross to double Rangers' lead and snatch the three points.

Victor Wanyama's 72nd minute goal lifts Celtic to a 1-0 victory over Heart of Midlothian.

Heart GK Marian Kello made 8 saves to keep Hearts in it, but it wasn't enough.

Hibernian 0-2 Rangers

Aberdeen 2-2 St Mirren

Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-3 Dundee United

St Johnstone 0-3 Motherwell

Dunfermline Athletic P-P Kilmarnock

Spanish Primera Liga
Barcelona is on top of the table and have a leg up in the El Clasico rivalry in La Liga play after defeating Real Madrid part 1 from the Santiago Bernabeu, 3-1.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema took advantage of Barcelona GK Victor Valdes howler 23 seconds into the contest to give Jose Mourinho's men a 1-0 lead.

A shocking error from Valdes that Benzema accepts the early Christmas present with glee.

But Barcelona equalized in the 30th minute when Lionel Messi had a great run through two Real Madrid defenders and Alexis Sanchez finishes with authority on the fly.

In the 53rd minute, a freak goal gave the Catalans a 2-1 lead.

Xavi fired a bouncing half-volley that went off Marcelo and it trickles towards Iker Casillas' goal, hits the post and bounces over the goalline and into the back of the net. A slice of luck strike.

13 minutes later, Barca doubled their lead as they catch Real Madrid on the break and Cesc Fabregas scored.

Real Madrid livewire winger Cristiano Ronaldo had only two shots on target, seven shots total including an incredible miss with a header before Fabregas' goal.

Real Madrid still have a game in hand on Barcelona, but that was a costly blow for Jose Mourinho's men.

Barcelona can go into the FIFA Club World Cup on a high.

Meanwhile, Real Betis stunned Valencia 2-1 to move away from the drop zone.

An own goal from José Antonio Dorado Ramírez in the 66th minute gave Los Che a 1-0 lead.

But two stoppage time goals from Rubén Castro help Betis grab the three points.

Finally, Levante earned a 1-0 win over Sevilla.

Victoriano Nano scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute and Gustavo Munua made 6 stops to give Levante 29 points on the season, one behind Valencia.

Levante 1-0 Sevilla FC

Real Betis 2-1 Valencia

Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona

Italian Serie A
Inter Milan moved up to mid-table with a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.

Giampaolo Pazzini opened the scoring in the 41st minute for Claudio Ranieri's men.

Yuto Nagatomo sealed the three points 4 minutes into the second half.

Lazio moved into the Top 2 after a 3-2 win over Lecce.

Miroslav Klose led the way with 2 goals and assist.

Marco Rossi and Rodrigo Palacio struck for Genoa in their 2-0 win over Siena.

Finally, Adrian Mutu's 63rd minute header gave Cesena a shock 1-0 win over Palermo.
Ezequiel Muñoz was sent off for Palermo after two bookable offenses.

Lecce 2-3 Lazio

Siena 0-2 Genoa

Internazionale 2-0 Fiorentina

Palermo 0-1 Cesena

German Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach missed out on an opportunity to move to the top of the German Bundesliga table after Augsburg had a shock 1-0 win.

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.

Augsburg GK Mohamed Amsif had a 5-save clean sheet.

Christian Clemens and Lukas Podolski had a double each as Cologne destroyed Freiburg 4-0.

Vedad Ibisevic's brace lifts Hoffenheim to a 2-0 victory over Nurnberg.

Claudio Pizarro's goal and assist led the way for Werder Bremen's 4-1 thrashing over Wolfsburg.

Goalless draws occured in the matches between Mainz v. Hamburg and Hannover 96 and Bayer Leverkusen.

FC Augsburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

FC Cologne 4-0 SC Freiburg

Mainz 0-0 Hamburg SV

Nurnberg 0-2 TSG Hoffenheim

Werder Bremen 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Hannover 96 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen

French Ligue 1
Foued Kadir's 46th minute goal helps Valenciennes earn a 1-0 winning scalp against Montpellier.

That opened the door for Paris Saint-Germain to move into a first-place tie after a 1-0 triumph over Sochaux.

Kevin Gameiro's 20th minute goal was good enough for PSG.

Marseille had a goalless draw against Bordeaux.

AS Nancy Lorraine 2-2 AC Ajaccio

Sochaux 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

St Etienne 2-0 Caen

Stade Rennes 1-1 Brest

Toulouse 2-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard

Valenciennes 1-0 Montpellier

Marseille 0-0 Bordeaux

Dutch Eredivisie
Goals from Adam Maher, Simon Poulsen, a Vito Wormgoor own goal and a Charlison Benshop strike helps AZ Alkmaar stay on top of the Dutch Eredivisie table with a 4-0 romp over De Graafschap.

Twente defeated NEC Nijmegen 2-0 behind goals from Luuk de Jong and Nacer Chadli.

Dries Mertens' 37th minute goal was good enough for PSV Eindhoven with a 1-0 win over NAC Breda.

Twente Enschede 2-0 NEC Nijmegen

AZ Alkmaar 4-0 De Graafschap

Excelsior 0-5 Heerenveen

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 NAC Breda

Portuguese Liga
Beira Mar 1-2 FC Porto

Sporting Lisbon 1-0 CD Nacional de Madeira

Greek Super League
FC Xanthi 1-1 Levadiakos

PAOK Salonika 3-1 Atromitos

AEK Athens 2-1 Giannina

BroadwayBomber55
12-10-11, 09:04 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 10, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Eighth Round
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011

BroadwayBomber55
12-11-11, 03:07 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Quarterfinals

Fixtures: December 11, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 CAF Champions League winners Tunisian side Espérance takes on 2011 AFC Champions League winners Qatari side Al-Sadd where the winner takes on Lionel Messi and 2010-11 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona in the semifinals.

The loser of that match goes to the Fifth place match.

Meanwhile, 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol, fresh off their win over 2011 OFC Champions League winners New Zealand's Auckland City take on 2011 CONCACAF Champions League winners Mexico's Monterrey. The winner of that match takes on the Neymar and 2011 Copa Libertadores champions Brazilian side Santos in the semifinals.

The loser of that match takes on the loser of the Espérance/Al-Sadd match for fifth place.

http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/index.html

QUARTER-FINALS
2 11/12 19:30 Toyota Kashiwa Reysol v. Club de Futbol Monterrey

3 11/12 16:00 Toyota Espérance Sportive de Tunis v. Al-Sadd Sports Club

dgreco
12-11-11, 08:59 AM
Solid win by Barca.

dgreco
12-11-11, 09:02 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Quarterfinals

Fixtures: December 11, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 CAF Champions League winners Tunisian side Espérance takes on 2011 AFC Champions League winners Qatari side Al-Sadd where the winner takes on Lionel Messi and 2010-11 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona in the semifinals.

The loser of that match goes to the Fifth place match.

Meanwhile, 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol, fresh off their win over 2011 OFC Champions League winners New Zealand's Auckland City take on 2011 CONCACAF Champions League winners Mexico's Monterrey. The winner of that match takes on the Neymar and 2011 Copa Libertadores champions Brazilian side Santos in the semifinals.

The loser of that match takes on the loser of the Espérance/Al-Sadd match for fifth place.

http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/index.html

QUARTER-FINALS
2 11/12 19:30 Toyota Kashiwa Reysol v. Club de Futbol Monterrey

3 11/12 16:00 Toyota Espérance Sportive de Tunis v. Al-Sadd Sports Club

Glad Al-Sadd won. Rooting for Qatar against Barca. I hope they build a decent program by the time they host the world cup.

BroadwayBomber55
12-11-11, 03:41 PM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Quarterfinals

FT Scores: December 11, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 AFC Champions League winners, Qatari side Al-Sadd will be the team to take on 2010-11 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona in the semifinals.

Khalfan Al Khalfan gave Al-Sadd a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute when Kader Keita's shot made Esperance ST goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifa mishandled the shot and Al Khalfan headed in the opening goal.

Abdulla Koni made it 2-0 for the Qatari side in the 49th minute.

Ousama Darragi got the Tunisian side on the board 11 minutes later, but it wasn't enough.

Al-Sadd will take on Barcelona in the semifinals on Thursday.

Meanwhile, 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol will be the ones taking on Neymar and 2011 Copa Libertadores winning Brazilian side Santos in the semifinals after the Japanese eliminated 2011 CONCACAF Champions League winning Mexican outfit Monterrey 4-3 via penalties after a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

Leandro Domingues gave Kashiwa Reysol a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute, but Chilean international striker Humberto Suazo equalized for Monterrey five minutes later.

No goals were decided after 30 minutes of extra time, so it came down to penalties.

Monterrey missed twice: Kashiwa keeper Takanori Sugeno saved Luis Perez and GK Jonathan Orozco hit his shot off the post.

Kashiwa Reysol missed once when Orozco stopped Junya Tanaka.

But Ryohei Hayashi scored the last penalty to send the J. League winners to the semifinals.

Esperance ST 1-2 Al-Sadd

Kashiwa Reysol 1-1 aet (4-3p) Monterrey

dgreco
12-11-11, 06:02 PM
Napoli gets lucky with the draw against Novara today. They played a week match and seem to play poorly against the bottom half of the league.

BroadwayBomber55
12-11-11, 10:54 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 11, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Espanyol completed the main Barcelona sweep over main Madrid clubs after dispatching Atletico Madrid 4-2.

With Barcelona outclassing Real Madrid in El Clasico, FC Barcelona's little brother defeated the second most successful team in Madrid in Atleti from Cornellá - El Prat.

An early Verdu brace 7 minutes in gave Espanyol a 2-0 lead.

Romaric and Sergio Garcia added a goal and assist each to lift the Periquitos to 8th.

Getafe lift themselves out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Granada.

Francisco Casquero came off the bench and scored the game's only goal in the 78th minute to give Getafe the three points.

Mallorca leaped to 11th with a 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza.

Víctor Casadesús' 39th minute goal was the only score of the game.

Sporting Gijon completed the winners' list on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano.

Nacho Novo delivered a brace to give Sporting Gijon the three points.

The matches between Villarreal v. Real Sociedad, Malaga v. Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao and Racing Santander ended in 1-1 stalemates.

Rayo Vallecano 1-3 Sporting Gijon

Getafe 1-0 Granada

Villarreal 1-1 Real Sociedad

Málaga 1-1 Osasuna

Real Zaragoza 0-1 Mallorca

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Racing Santander

Espanyol 4-2 Atlético Madrid

Italian Serie A
Udinese hit the top of the Italian Serie A standings with a 2-1 win over Chievo Verona.

Antonio Di Natale's 67th minute header and assisted on Dusan Basta's header with a cross 12 minutes later.

Meanwhile, AC Milan were denied victory in a 2-2 road draw against Bologna.

Marco Di Vaio collected Alessandro Diamanti's through ball on the fast break and slotted his shot past Marco Amelia to give Bologna a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.

5 minutes later, the Rossoneri equalized when Kevin-Prince Boateng finds Clarence Seedorf.

In the 71st minute, Zlatan Ibrahimovic won and scored a penalty after Bologna defender Andrea Raggi toppled him over in the penalty area.

But two minutes later, Diamanti made it 2-2 and Bologna stole a point in the game.

Blerim Dzemaili's 84th minute equalizer saved Napoli in a 1-1 draw against Novara.

Atalanta and Catania also ended in a 1-1 draw as the Elephant moved into 9th.

Cagliari and Parma ended scoreless.

Atalanta 1-1 Catania

Bologna 2-2 AC Milan

Cagliari 0-0 Parma

Udinese 2-1 Chievo Verona

Novara 1-1 Napoli

German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich hit the top spot in the German Bundesliga standings with a 2-1 triumph over Stuttgart.

Mario Gomez netted a brace to take his tally to 13 goals in Bundesliga play.

Borussia Dortmund were held 1-1 at home by Kaiserlautern. Shinji Kagawa gave Dortmund a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, but Kaiserlautern's Olcay Sahan's equalizer in the 60th minute helps his club earn a point.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Kaiserslautern

VfB Stuttgart 1-2 Bayern Munich

French Ligue 1
Defending French Ligue 1 champions Lille kept pace with Montpellier and Paris Saint-Germain for the summit after a 2-0 win over Dijon.

Moussa Sow scored in the 16th minute to give Rudi Garcia's men a 1-0 lead and assisted on Eden Hazard's 58th minute goal to help Lille move to within two points of both Montpellier and PSG.

Lyon are four points back after a 1-0 win over Lorient. Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute.

AJ Auxerre 2-1 Nice

Lille 2-0 Dijon FCO

Lorient 0-1 Lyon

Dutch Eredivisie
Defending Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam bounced back from their UEFA Champions League exit with a 1-0 win over RKC Waalwijk. A 42nd minute own goal from Guy Ramos, who deflected a Christian Eriksen's pass into his own net, was good enough for Frank de Boer's men.

Feyenoord Rotterdam were held 2-2 against Utrecht.

VVV Venlo 2-0 Roda JC Kerkrade

FC Utrecht 2-2 Feyenoord Rotterdam

RKC Waalwijk 0-1 Ajax Amsterdam

Vitesse Arnhem 0-0 FC Groningen

Portuguese Liga
Rio Ave 2-0 Gil Vicente

Vitoria Setubal 1-1 Feirense

Uniao Leiria 1-0 Guimaraes

Maritimo 0-1 Benfica

Greek Super League
Asteras Tripoli 1-0 Aris Salonika

Panetolikos 1-0 OFI Crete

Ergotelis 2-1 Doxa Dramas

Panionios 1-2 Panathinaikos

Kerkyra 0-4 Olympiakos

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 12:55 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 11, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Eighth Round
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011

dgreco
12-12-11, 07:44 AM
Udinese is at the top of Serie A, but Juventus has a game in hand. Udinese is battling for its first ever Serie A title.

bxnyy1889
12-12-11, 02:38 PM
[QUOTE=BroadwayBomber55;7407175]BB55's Primer - El Clasico Part 2: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: My keys to victory for each and my final verdict

The keys for Real Madrid to beat Barcelona:
- Win the midfield battle

- Press up the pitch and stick with their man

- Score first

- Pepe needs to keep his cool

- Run at and test the Barcelona defense

The four keys for Barcelona to beat Real Madrid:
- Win the midfield battle

- Win the aerial battles and set pieces

- Support in defense when Dani Alves bombs forward

- Neutralize CR7

- Continue the dominance vs. Real Madrid under Pep Guardiola

BB55's Prediction: This might not be a title decider early on since it's only the 14th or 15th game for these two El Clasico rivals, but it can be a momentum booster down the road.

The two Clasico matchups are as important as the other 36 games in the La Liga season.

Real Madrid have yet to lose at home during La Liga play going 6-0-0 scoring 28, conceding 7.

But Barcelona have yet to lose at the Bernabeu under Pep Guardiola going 2W-1D-0L in La Liga play and 3W-2D-0L in all competitions.

With Barcelona not having a dominant record away from Camp Nou going 2W-3D-1L, it is a must for Real Madrid to get a leg up on the Catalans.

I think whoever wins the midfield battle, who finishes with aplumb and keeps their cool will decide this game. But I must say, it will come down to the star players who are more productive like Ronaldo, Higuain/Benzema, and Mesut Ozil/Kaka vs. Lionel Messi, Xavi/Andres Iniesta/Cesc Fabregas and Pedro/Alexis Sanchez/Issac Cuenca.

Both of these teams have depth and talent in their roster.

Real Madrid may be hot, but if Barcelona go inside the Bernabeu and get a win, it will be a blow to RMCF's psyche.

If Real Madrid get a decent result like 0-0 or better yet a win, it will benefit them even more.

However, in a tough game like this, it's hard to pick against the defending three-time La Liga champions.

BB55's Final Verdict: Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona[/QUOTE

Another Barca win, even though madrid had enough chances to tie/win barca came out on top again, Ronaldo disappeared like he usually does, it was great to have sanchez out there on the wing. I think we are stronger with fabregas messi sanchez up front. I think with this win, we would go on a good run madrid will lose or tie a some games and barca will stay on top of the league

bxnyy1889
12-12-11, 02:41 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 10, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Rangers stay on top with Celtic breathing down their necks again.

Nikica Jelavic bagged a brace for Ally McCoist's men in Rangers 2-0 victory over Hibernian.

The Croatian scored the first of two from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after Hibs Michael Hart commits a foul on Ranger Lee Wallace.

8 minutes later, Jelavic headed in a Greg Wylde cross to double Rangers' lead and snatch the three points.

Victor Wanyama's 72nd minute goal lifts Celtic to a 1-0 victory over Heart of Midlothian.

Heart GK Marian Kello made 8 saves to keep Hearts in it, but it wasn't enough.

Hibernian 0-2 Rangers

Aberdeen 2-2 St Mirren

Celtic 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-3 Dundee United

St Johnstone 0-3 Motherwell

Dunfermline Athletic P-P Kilmarnock

Spanish Primera Liga
Barcelona is on top of the table and have a leg up in the El Clasico rivalry in La Liga play after defeating Real Madrid part 1 from the Santiago Bernabeu, 3-1.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema took advantage of Barcelona GK Victor Valdes howler 23 seconds into the contest to give Jose Mourinho's men a 1-0 lead.

A shocking error from Valdes that Benzema accepts the early Christmas present with glee.

But Barcelona equalized in the 30th minute when Lionel Messi had a great run through two Real Madrid defenders and Alexis Sanchez finishes with authority on the fly.

In the 53rd minute, a freak goal gave the Catalans a 2-1 lead.

Xavi fired a bouncing half-volley that went off Marcelo and it trickles towards Iker Casillas' goal, hits the post and bounces over the goalline and into the back of the net. A slice of luck strike.

13 minutes later, Barca doubled their lead as they catch Real Madrid on the break and Cesc Fabregas scored.

Real Madrid livewire winger Cristiano Ronaldo had only two shots on target, seven shots total including an incredible miss with a header before Fabregas' goal.

Real Madrid still have a game in hand on Barcelona, but that was a costly blow for Jose Mourinho's men.

Barcelona can go into the FIFA Club World Cup on a high.

Meanwhile, Real Betis stunned Valencia 2-1 to move away from the drop zone.

An own goal from José Antonio Dorado Ramírez in the 66th minute gave Los Che a 1-0 lead.

But two stoppage time goals from Rubén Castro help Betis grab the three points.

Finally, Levante earned a 1-0 win over Sevilla.

Victoriano Nano scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute and Gustavo Munua made 6 stops to give Levante 29 points on the season, one behind Valencia.

Levante 1-0 Sevilla FC

Real Betis 2-1 Valencia

Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona

Italian Serie A
Inter Milan moved up to mid-table with a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.

Giampaolo Pazzini opened the scoring in the 41st minute for Claudio Ranieri's men.

Yuto Nagatomo sealed the three points 4 minutes into the second half.

Lazio moved into the Top 2 after a 3-2 win over Lecce.

Miroslav Klose led the way with 2 goals and assist.

Marco Rossi and Rodrigo Palacio struck for Genoa in their 2-0 win over Siena.

Finally, Adrian Mutu's 63rd minute header gave Cesena a shock 1-0 win over Palermo.
Ezequiel Muñoz was sent off for Palermo after two bookable offenses.

Lecce 2-3 Lazio

Siena 0-2 Genoa

Internazionale 2-0 Fiorentina

Palermo 0-1 Cesena

German Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach missed out on an opportunity to move to the top of the German Bundesliga table after Augsburg had a shock 1-0 win.

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.

Augsburg GK Mohamed Amsif had a 5-save clean sheet.

Christian Clemens and Lukas Podolski had a double each as Cologne destroyed Freiburg 4-0.

Vedad Ibisevic's brace lifts Hoffenheim to a 2-0 victory over Nurnberg.

Claudio Pizarro's goal and assist led the way for Werder Bremen's 4-1 thrashing over Wolfsburg.

Goalless draws occured in the matches between Mainz v. Hamburg and Hannover 96 and Bayer Leverkusen.

FC Augsburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

FC Cologne 4-0 SC Freiburg

Mainz 0-0 Hamburg SV

Nurnberg 0-2 TSG Hoffenheim

Werder Bremen 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Hannover 96 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen

French Ligue 1
Foued Kadir's 46th minute goal helps Valenciennes earn a 1-0 winning scalp against Montpellier.

That opened the door for Paris Saint-Germain to move into a first-place tie after a 1-0 triumph over Sochaux.

Kevin Gameiro's 20th minute goal was good enough for PSG.

Marseille had a goalless draw against Bordeaux.

AS Nancy Lorraine 2-2 AC Ajaccio

Sochaux 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

St Etienne 2-0 Caen

Stade Rennes 1-1 Brest

Toulouse 2-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard

Valenciennes 1-0 Montpellier

Marseille 0-0 Bordeaux

Dutch Eredivisie
Goals from Adam Maher, Simon Poulsen, a Vito Wormgoor own goal and a Charlison Benshop strike helps AZ Alkmaar stay on top of the Dutch Eredivisie table with a 4-0 romp over De Graafschap.

Twente defeated NEC Nijmegen 2-0 behind goals from Luuk de Jong and Nacer Chadli.

Dries Mertens' 37th minute goal was good enough for PSV Eindhoven with a 1-0 win over NAC Breda.

Twente Enschede 2-0 NEC Nijmegen

AZ Alkmaar 4-0 De Graafschap

Excelsior 0-5 Heerenveen

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 NAC Breda

Portuguese Liga
Beira Mar 1-2 FC Porto

Sporting Lisbon 1-0 CD Nacional de Madeira

Greek Super League
FC Xanthi 1-1 Levadiakos

PAOK Salonika 3-1 Atromitos

AEK Athens 2-1 Giannina

Cleanest Clasico yet, none of the nonsense from the last couple of games, it was enjoyable to watch, there should be no complain of referees favoring barca or flopping alot. Good Game, even with a game in had madrid i dont beleive they will hold on to the liga

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:42 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 12, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Italian Serie A
Juventus remains unbeaten and leapfrogged Udinese for top spot based on goal differential with a 1-1 draw against AS Roma.

Daniele De Rossi gave Luis Enrique's men a 1-0 lead 5 minutes in after Francesco Totti fed him the ball.

But Giorgio Chiellini levelled at 1 for Juventus in the 61st minute.

Roma had a chance to win it in the 63rd minute when Juve forward Arturo Vidal fouled Erik Lamela in the area.

But Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saved Totti's penalty. Buffon had 9 saves in the game.

AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

Portuguese Liga
Olhanense 0-2 Académica de Coimbra

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:49 PM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Group Stage

Group Matchday 6 Fixtures: December 14-15, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

It's last chance saloon for some clubs trying to avoid elimination from the UEFA Europa League.

Who will be in the Round of 32 Knockout Stages?

WED - 14TH DEC 11
18:00 Group D FC Zurich vs FC Vaslui
18:00 Group D Lazio vs Sporting
18:00 Group E Besiktas vs Stoke
18:00 Group E Dynamo Kiev vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv
18:00 Group F PSG vs Athletic Bilbao
18:00 Group F Slovan Bratislava vs SV Red Bull Salzburg
20:05 Group J Maccabi Haifa vs Schalke 04
20:05 Group J Steaua Bucuresti vs AEK
20:05 Group K Fulham vs Odense BK
20:05 Group K Wisla Krakow vs FC Twente
20:05 Group L Anderlecht vs Lokomotiv Moscow
20:05 Group L SK Sturm Graz vs AEK Athens

THU - 15TH DEC 11
18:00 Group A PAOK Salonika vs Rubin Kazan
18:00 Group A Shamrock Rovers vs Tottenham
18:00 Group B FC Copenhagen vs Standard Liege
18:00 Group B Hannover 96 vs Vorskla
18:00 Group C Hapoel Tel-Aviv vs Legia Warsaw
18:00 Group C PSV vs Rapid Bucuresti
20:05 Group G AZ vs FC Metalist Kharkiv
20:05 Group G FK Austria Vienna vs Malmo FF
20:05 Group H Birmingham vs Maribor
20:05 Group H Club Brugge vs Braga
20:05 Group I Atletico Madrid vs Rennes
20:05 Group I Udinese vs Celtic

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:50 PM
UEFA Europa League News

Celtic supporters fined by UEFA
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11787/7372937/Fans-land-Hoops-UEFA-fine

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:54 PM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Knockout Stages

Round of 32 and Round of 16 Draws from Nyon, Switzerland: 16 December 2011 13:00

From UEFA.com

The knockout phase involves 32 teams: the 24 teams that finished in the top two in each group in the group stage and the eight teams that finished in third place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/competitions/Regulations/01/62/69/60/1626960_DOWNLOAD.pdf

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shootout. In the final, the tie is played as a single match. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four better third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage (based on their match record in the group stage) are seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage are unseeded. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other. In the draws for the round of 16 onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn against each other.

Teams
Group Winners (Seeded) Runners-up Qualified (Unseeded) (Position TBD)
A PAOK
B Standard Liege Hannover 96
C PSV Eindhoven Legia Warsaw
D Sporting CP
E Stoke City
F Athletic Bilbao
G Metalist Kharkiv
H Braga
I Atlético Madrid
J Schalke 04
K Twente
L Anderlecht
Lokomotiv Moscow

2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage third-placed teams
Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Seeded
A Manchester City 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
C Manchester United 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9
F Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 8 6 +2 9
E Valencia 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 8

Unseeded
G Porto 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
D Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
B Trabzonspor 6 1 4 1 3 5 −2 7
H Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5

Round of 32 Knockout Stage Ties
First Leg: 16 February 2012
Second Leg: 23 February 2012

Round of 16 Knockout Stage Ties
First Leg: 8 March 2012
Second Leg: 15 March 2012

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:55 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Knockout Stage

Round of 16: Teams and Draw

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Group Winners: Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Benfica, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, APOEL Nicosia and Barcelona

Group Runners-Up: Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Basel, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Marseille and AC Milan

Format:
http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/competitions/Regulations/01/63/02/44/1630244_DOWNLOAD.pdf

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shootout. In the final, the tie is played as a single match. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

Draw date from Nyon, Switzerland: December 16, 2011 at 12:00 CET

Ties:
First Leg: 14–15 & 21–22 February 2012
Second Leg: 6–7 & 13–14 March 2012

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 07:57 PM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Group Stage Matchday 6 Fixtures here: http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php/127595-2011-12-European-Club-Football-Soccer-Thread?p=7408803&viewfull=1#post7408803

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 08:01 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments News

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64 Draw: December 12, 2011
Ties to be played on January 7-8, 2012
http://www.fff.fr/cfra/actu/540297_tirage-au-sort-integral

BroadwayBomber55
12-12-11, 11:25 PM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Fifth Place match and Semifinals Fixtures: December 14-15, 2011

From FIFA.com
http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/index.html

2011 CONCACAF Champions League Winners Mexican side Monterrey will take on 2011 CAF Champions League winners Tunisian outfit Esperance TS in the fifth-place match.

In one semifinal, 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol take on 2011 Copa Libertadores winner and one of Brazil's legendary and most successful clubs Santos led by Brazilian young forward Neymar.

Santos will look to add their third world title in the FIFA Club World Cup after winning back-to-back Intercontinental Cups in 1962 against Benfica and 1963 against AC Milan in a one-game play-off.

The other semifinal pits 2011 AFC Champions League winner Qatari's Al-Sadd face off against Lionel Messi, Xavi and 2011 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona who are looking for their second FIFA Club World Cup in three years.

The winners will meet in the final on Sunday December 18 at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

The losers will meet in the third place game on the same day and venue.

MATCH FOR FIFTH PLACE
Match Date - Time Venue Results
4 14/12 16:30 Toyota Club de Futbol Monterrey - Espérance Sportive de Tunis

SEMI-FINALS
Match Date - Time Venue Results
5 14/12 19:30 Toyota Kashiwa Reysol - Santos Futebol Clube
6 15/12 19:30 Yokohama Al-Sadd Sports Club - FC Barcelona

dgreco
12-13-11, 10:11 AM
Juventus and Roma finished in a draw. Juventus and Udinese are tied at the top of the ladder going into this next match day.

dgreco
12-13-11, 10:33 AM
Palermo v. Siena at 3pm EST in Coppa Italia Round of 16 match.

BroadwayBomber55
12-13-11, 07:20 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 13, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
St Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen

Italian Serie A
Inter Milan moved up to 7th after a 1-0 victory over Genoa in the Comunale Luigi Ferraris.

Nerazzurri's Yugo Nagatomo scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute when Ricardo Alvarez delivered a cross and the Inter defender heads it in.

Genoa 0-1 Internazionale

German Bundesliga
Cologne's Lukas Podolski's 85th minute equalizer denied Mainz a victory in a 1-1 draw.

Sami Allagui gave Mainz a 1-0 lead in the 70th minute before Podolski scored the equalizer.

FC Cologne 1-1 Mainz

BroadwayBomber55
12-13-11, 07:50 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 13, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
First Leg
From Marca.com

Defending and 18-time Copa del Rey champions Real Madrid bounced back from their El Clasico defeat to Barcelona with a 2-0 road victory over third-tier side Ponferradina.

Jose Callejon and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals for Jose Mourinho's men as they take a 2-0 aggregate lead back to the Bernabeu.

The only sour note for the Merengues is Raul Albiol sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

5-time winners Sevilla edged Segunda División B – Group 4 side San Roque 1-0 thanks to Frederic Kanouté's 12th minute strike.

1987 winners Real Sociedad thrashed Granada 4-1 with Xabi Prieto leading the rout with a brace.

Racing Santander outlasted Rayo Vallecano in a 5-goal slugfest 3-2.

Crisitian Stuani's brace kept Racing Santander in the match and Ariel Nahuelpan netted the winner with one minute to go.

2-time winners Deportivo La Coruna behind Saúl's double crippled Levante 3-1.

Osasuna thrashed Almeria 3-1 thanks to first-half goals from Dejan Lekic in the 16th minute, a 30th minute penalty from Javad Nekounam and 10 minutes later, Xavier Annunziata.

Sanchez Pepe Diaz's goal at the death lifts Segunda Division side Cordoba to a 1-0 victory over two-time winners Real Betis.

Jimenez Juanmi's 84th minute tally lifts Malaga to a 1-0 victory over Getafe.

Two-time runners-up Sporting Gijon edged 2003 winners Mallorca 1-0 behind Juan Ramon Muniz's goal in the 80th minute.

7-time winners Valencia had a goalless draw against Segunda División B - Group 4 outfit Cadiz.

4-time winners Espanyol also had a goalless stalemate against 3-time runners-up Celta da Vigo.

Upset big Alcorcon had a 1-1 draw against 6-time winners Real Zaragoza. Jorge Orti scored in the 7th minute to give Zaragoza a 1-0 lead, but Oriol Riera equalized in the 22nd minute for Alcorcon.

And Segunda División B – Group 2 side Mirandes had a 1-1 draw against Villarreal.
Martinez Alain Arroyo gave Mirandes a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute before Borja Valero scored an away goal in the 83rd minute for the Yellow Submarine.

Cádiz 0-0 Valencia

Ponferradina 0-2 Real Madrid

AD Alcorcon 1-1 Real Zaragoza

Almeria 1-3 Osasuna

Celta Vigo 0-0 Espanyol

Cordoba 1-0 Real Betis

Deportivo La Coruña 3-1 Levante

Getafe 0-1 Málaga

Mallorca 0-1 Sporting Gijon

Mirandes 1-1 Villarreal

Racing Santander 3-2 Rayo Vallecano

Real Sociedad 4-1 Granada

San Roque 0-1 Sevilla FC

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From Legaseriea.it

Siena outlasted three-time Coppa Italia winners Palermo 3-0 in penalties after a thrilling 4-4 tie after extra time.

Reginaldo netted a brace and Pablo Gonzalez scored for Siena.

But Rosanero Josip Ilicic netted a hat trick to keep Palermo in the contest and force extra time.

Nicolas Bertolo scored in the 98th minute to give Palermo a 4-3 lead into the first-half of extra time, but Angelo netted the equalizer for Siena two minutes later to force penalties.

Ilicic, Mauro Bollino and Mauro Cetto missed the spot kicks for Palermo while Gonzalez, Emanuele Pesoli and Angelo netted Siena's penalties to secure their spot in the quarterfinals.

Palermo 4-4 aet (0-3p) Siena

dgreco
12-13-11, 08:14 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 13, 2011

From Sky Sports, ESPN Soccernet and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
First Leg
From Marca.com

Defending and 18-time Copa del Rey champions Real Madrid bounced back from their El Clasico defeat to Barcelona with a 2-0 road victory over third-tier side Ponferradina.

Jose Callejon and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals for Jose Mourinho's men as they take a 2-0 aggregate lead back to the Bernabeu.

The only sour note for the Merengues is Raul Albiol sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

5-time winners Sevilla edged Segunda División B – Group 4 side San Roque 1-0 thanks to Frederic Kanouté's 12th minute strike.

1987 winners Real Sociedad thrashed Granada 4-1 with Xabi Prieto leading the rout with a brace.

Racing Santander outlasted Rayo Vallecano in a 5-goal slugfest 3-2.

Crisitian Stuani's brace kept Racing Santander in the match and Ariel Nahuelpan netted the winner with one minute to go.

2-time winners Deportivo La Coruna behind Saúl's double crippled Levante 3-1.

Osasuna thrashed Almeria 3-1 thanks to first-half goals from Dejan Lekic in the 16th minute, a 30th minute penalty from Javad Nekounam and 10 minutes later, Xavier Annunziata.

Sanchez Pepe Diaz's goal at the death lifts Segunda Division side Cordoba to a 1-0 victory over two-time winners Real Betis.

Jimenez Juanmi's 84th minute tally lifts Malaga to a 1-0 victory over Getafe.

Two-time runners-up Sporting Gijon edged 2003 winners Mallorca 1-0 behind Juan Ramon Muniz's goal in the 80th minute.

7-time winners Valencia had a goalless draw against Segunda División B - Group 4 outfit Cadiz.

4-time winners Espanyol also had a goalless stalemate against 3-time runners-up Celta da Vigo.

Upset big Alcorcon had a 1-1 draw against 6-time winners Real Zaragoza. Jorge Orti scored in the 7th minute to give Zaragoza a 1-0 lead, but Oriol Riera equalized in the 22nd minute for Alcorcon.

And Segunda División B – Group 2 side Mirandes had a 1-1 draw against Villarreal.
Martinez Alain Arroyo gave Mirandes a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute before Borja Valero scored an away goal in the 83rd minute for the Yellow Submarine.

Cádiz 0-0 Valencia

Ponferradina 0-2 Real Madrid

AD Alcorcon 1-1 Real Zaragoza

Almeria 1-3 Osasuna

Celta Vigo 0-0 Espanyol

Cordoba 1-0 Real Betis

Deportivo La Coruña 3-1 Levante

Getafe 0-1 Málaga

Mallorca 0-1 Sporting Gijon

Mirandes 1-1 Villarreal

Racing Santander 3-2 Rayo Vallecano

Real Sociedad 4-1 Granada

San Roque 0-1 Sevilla FC

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From Legaseriea.it

Siena outlasted three-time Coppa Italia winners Palermo 3-0 in penalties after a thrilling 4-4 tie after extra time.

Reginaldo netted a brace and Pablo Gonzalez scored for Siena.

But Rosanero Josip Ilicic netted a hat trick to keep Palermo in the contest and force extra time.

Nicolas Bertolo scored in the 98th minute to give Palermo a 4-3 lead into the first-half of extra time, but Angelo netted the equalizer for Siena two minutes later to force penalties.

Ilicic, Mauro Bollino and Mauro Cetto missed the spot kicks for Palermo while Gonzalez, Emanuele Pesoli and Angelo netted Siena's penalties to secure their spot in the quarterfinals.

Palermo 4-4 aet (0-3p) Siena

Palermo made a good comeback but lost a game they should have won. Siena moves on to most likely face Udinese.

BroadwayBomber55
12-13-11, 08:42 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: December 16-21, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Saturday 17th December
12:30 Aberdeen vs Hibernian
15:00 Hearts vs Dunf'mline
15:00 Kilmarnock vs Dundee Utd
15:00 Motherwell vs St Mirren
15:00 Rangers vs Inverness

Sunday 18th December
15:00 St Johnstn vs Celtic

Spanish La Liga
It is the last La Liga fixtures before their Winter Break.

Saturday 17th December
17:00 Mallorca vs Getafe
17:00 Sporting G vs Espanyol
19:00 Bilbao vs Zaragoza
21:00 Sevilla vs Real Mad'd

Sunday 18th December
11:00 Atletico M vs Real Betis
15:00 Granada vs Levante
17:00 Osasuna vs Villarreal
18:45 R Santandr vs Sociedad
20:30 Valencia vs Malaga

Italian Serie A
It is the last Serie A fixtures before their Winter Break.

Saturday 17th December
17:00 Chievo vs Cagliari
19:45 AC Milan vs Siena
19:45 Fiorentina vs Atalanta

Sunday 18th December
14:00 Catania vs Palermo
14:00 Cesena vs Inter
14:00 Genoa vs Bologna
14:00 Juventus vs Novara
14:00 Parma vs Lecce
19:45 Lazio vs Udinese
19:45 Napoli vs Roma

Tuesday 20th December
17:00 Siena vs Fiorentina
19:45 Cagliari vs AC Milan

Wednesday 21st December
17:00 Udinese vs Juventus
19:45 Atalanta vs Cesena
19:45 Bologna vs Roma
19:45 Inter vs Lecce
19:45 Lazio vs Chievo
19:45 Napoli vs Genoa
19:45 Novara vs Palermo
19:45 Parma vs Catania

German Bundesliga
It is the last Bundesliga fixtures before their Winter Break.

Friday 16th December
19:30 Bay Munich vs Cologne

Saturday 17th December
14:30 Leverkusen vs Nurnberg
14:30 Hamburg vs FC Augsburg
14:30 Hoffenheim vs Hertha Ber
14:30 Freiburg vs B Dortmund
14:30 Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart
17:30 Schalke vs W Bremen

Sunday 18th December
14:30 K'lautern vs Hannover
16:30 M'gladbach vs Mainz

French Ligue 1
The last French Ligue 1 fixtures before their Winter Break.

Saturday 17th December
18:00 Brest vs Auxerre
18:00 Caen vs Nancy
18:00 Dijon vs St Etienne
18:00 Marseille vs Lorient
18:00 Montpellier vs Toulouse
18:00 Nice vs Valenc'nes
20:00 Lyon vs Evian Thonon Gaillar

Sunday 18th December
16:00 AC Ajaccio vs Rennes
16:00 Bordeaux vs Sochaux
20:00 PSG vs Lille

Tuesday 20th December
20:00 Nancy vs Marseille

Wednesday 21st December
18:00 Auxerre vs Dijon
18:00 Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Montpellier
18:00 Lille vs Nice bet
18:00 Lorient vs Caen
18:00 Rennes vs Bordeaux
18:00 Sochaux vs AC Ajaccio
18:00 Toulouse vs Brest
18:00 Valenc'nes vs Lyon
20:00 St Etienne vs PSG

Dutch Eredivisie
The last Dutch Eredivisie fixtures before their Winter Break.

Friday 16th December
19:00 De G'fschp vs RKC

Saturday 17th December
17:45 H Almelo vs Vitesse A
18:45 NEC vs VVV
18:45 Roda JC vs Excelsior
19:45 Groningen vs Utrecht

Sunday 18th December
11:30 Ajax vs Den Haag
13:30 Feyenoord vs Twente
13:30 NAC vs AZ Alkmaar
15:30 Heerenveen vs PSV

Portuguese Liga
Last fixtures for the Portuguese Liga before their Winter Break

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
3:15 ET Benfica v Rio Ave

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011
1:15 ET Guimaraes v Gil Vicente
3:30 ET FC Porto v Maritimo

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
11:00 ET CD Nacional de Madeira v Vitoria Setubal
11:00 ET Feirense v Uniao Leiria
11:00 ET Paços de Ferreira v Beira Mar
2:15 ET Académica de Coimbra v Sporting Lisbon

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
3:15 ET Olhanense v Braga

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011
10:15 ET Levadiakos v Ergotelis
12:30 ET FC Xanthi v Panionios
12:30 ET Panathinaikos v Asteras Tripoli

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
8:00 ET Doxa Dramas v PAOK Salonika
8:00 ET OFI Crete v Kerkyra
10:15 ET Aris Salonika v Panetolikos
10:15 ET Atromitos v AEK Athens
12:30 ET Olympiakos v Giannina

BroadwayBomber55
12-15-11, 02:47 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Fifth Place Match FT Scores: December 13, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 CONCACAF Champions League winners Mexican side Monterrey defeats 2011 CAF Champions League winners Tunisian's Esperance ST 3-2 to claim fifth place in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yannick Ndjeng gave Esperance ST a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute, but the Mexican side scored the next three goals.

Hiram Mier, Aldo De Nigris and Jesus Zavala found the back of the net for Monterrey.

Mier brought down Youssef Msakni in the penalty area to give Esperance ST a spot kick which Khaled Mouelhi converted in the 75th minute.

But the Tunisian side came up short as Monterrey hanged on to win.

Monterrey 3-2 Esperance ST

BroadwayBomber55
12-15-11, 02:57 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Semifinals FT Scores: December 14, 2011

From FIFA.com

2011 Copa Libertadores and 2-time Intercontinental Cup winners Brazilian side Santos advanced to the finals of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup with a 3-1 triumph over 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol.

Brazilian 19-year-old sensation Neymar scored a stunner in the 19th minute collecting a Ganso pass and fired a laserbeam from outside the box with his left foot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0BIoayQWwc

Borges and a Danilo free kick scored the last two goals for Santos even though Hiroki Sakai pulled one back for Kashiwa in the 54th minute.

Neymar and company await the winner of 2011 AFC Champions League winners Qatari side Al-Sadd and 2011 UEFA Champions League winners Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the final on Sunday while Kashiwa Reysol await the loser in the third-place match.

Kashiwa Reysol 1-3 Santos FC

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 02:10 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 14, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Greek Super League
Levadiakos 0-4 Olympiakos

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 03:11 AM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Group Stages

Group Matchday 6 FT Scores: December 14, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Group D
Italian Serie A Lazio joins Portuguese Liga side Sporting Lisbon in the Round of 32 Knockout Stage of the UEFA Europa League.

Lazio defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-0 to complete Part 1 of their quest.

Libor Kozak connected on a Senad Lulic cross with a header before halftime to give Lazio a 1-0 lead.

10 minutes into the second half, Mobido Diakite feeds Giuseppe Sculli who tucks it home to give Lazio the three points.

Meanwhile, Romanian outfit Vaslui controlled their own destiny before Group Matchday 6 with an away goal differential head-to-head over Lazio with a +2 where Vaslui need to match or better Lazio's result against Sporting Lisbon when they took on Swiss side Zurich.

But Zurich outclassed Vaslui 2-0 to eliminate them from all European competitions.

Xavier Margairaz scored in the 69th minute to give Zurich a 1-0 lead.

In stoppage time, Margairaz fed Oliver Buff who sealed Vaslui's fate with a goal.

Sporting Lisbon are group D winners and Lazio are group D runners-up.

FC Zürich 2-0 FC Vaslui

Lazio 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

Group E
Turkish club Besiktas and Stoke City advanced to the Round of 32 Knockout Stage of the UEFA Europa League despite playing each other.

Besiktas crushed Stoke City 3-1 to win Group E.

Ricardo Fuller gave Tony Pulis' Potters a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute.

But Besiktas took over in the second half.

In the 59th minute, Stoke defender Matthew Upson was sent off for a terrible challenge on Besiktas forward Hugo Almeida in the penalty area. Manuel Fernandes scored the penalty to make it 1-1.

15 minutes later, Fernandes whipped in a corner and Mustafa Pektemek nods it in to give the Turkish outfit a 2-1 lead.

In the 86th minute, Edu sealed the three points for Besiktas.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kiev had a punchers' chance before the last matchday to qualify when they needed to beat Israeli side Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Stoke City win, AND their combined winning margin is at least five goals (four if Dynamo Kyiv score at least six more than Besiktas).

But it didn't happen as Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv drew 3-3 in a 6-goal slugfest.

Despite, Oleg Gusev's brace, Dynamo Kiev had two men sent off when Leandro Leandro Almeida saw dead red in the 47th minute for his reckless challenge on Moshe Lugasi and Yevhen Khacheridi 9 minutes later for violent conduct.

Dynamo Kiev once lead 2-0 when Omer Vered got Maccabi Tel-Aviv on the board in the 50th minute.

Eliran Atar tied the game at 2-2 12 minutes later.

And Munas Dabbur came off the bench to score in the 75th minute to give the Israeli's a 3-2 lead before Gusev scored his second 5 minutes later to make it 3-3, but it wasn't enough for Dynamo Kiev.

Besiktas is the group E winner while Stoke City finished as group E runner-up.

Besiktas 3-1 Stoke City

Dynamo Kiev 3-3 Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group F
High-spending Paris Saint-Germain is the biggest shock of Wednesday's Group Matchday 6 when they were eliminated from the Europa League.

Despite PSG's 4-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao, SV Salzburg defeated Slovan Bratislava 3-2.

Javier Pastore, Mathieu Bodmer, a Inigo Perez own goal and a Guillaume Hoarau penalty gave PSG some life.

But SV Salzburg made an incredible comeback from 2-0 down 6 minutes in and stunned Slovan Bratislava 3-2.

Milos Lacny netted an early brace for the Slovakian side to give themselves a 2-0 lead after 6 minutes.

But in the 19th minute, Karim Guede conceded a penalty for SV Salzburg with a handball in the penalty area. Jakob Jantscher drilled the penalty in to make it 2-1 Slovan Bratislava.

4 minutes later, Santiago Vitor made it 2-2.

A Marian Had own goal gave SV Salzburg a 3-2 lead in the 52nd minute and the three points.

With both PSG and SV Salzburg winning their matches, both had 10 points in the Group F standings.

But the Austrian side grabbed second place in Group F, based on their away goal differential head-to-head of +1, 1-0 over PSG. Ibrahim Sekagya's away goal back on September 15 was the difference.

Athletic Bilbao won Group F, SV Salzburg is second from Group F.

Paris Saint-Germain 4-2 Athletic Bilbao

Slovan Bratislava 2-3 SV Salzburg

Group J
It was a madhouse between Steaua Bucuresti, AEK Larnaca and Maccabi Haifa to see who will join 1997 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Schalke 04 in the Round of 32 Knockout Stage from Group J.

It was Steaua Bucuresti who finished as Group J runners-up after defeating AEK Larnaca 3-1.

AEK Larnaca's Ander Murillo toppled Stefan Nikolic in the penalty area resulting in a penalty for the Romanian side in the 55th minute. Raul Rusescu converts the spot kick to give Steaua Bucuresti a 1-0 lead.

But the Cypriot outfit will not be denied when Jason Demetriou delivered a cross and Gorka Pintado heads it in 6 minutes later to make it 1-1.

But a late brace from Stefan Nikolic gave Steaua a 3-1 win.

Meanwhile, Schalke 04 eliminated Maccabi Haifa 3-0.

A Jurica Buljat 8th minute own goal started the misery for the Israeli side. Two late goals from Ciprian Marica and Andreas Wiegel sealed Maccabi Haifa's fate.

Schalke 04 is the Group J winner while Steaua Bucuresti is the Group J runners-up.

Maccabi Haifa 0-3 Schalke 04

Steaua Bucuresti 3-1 AEK Larnaca

Group K
2010 UEFA Cup/Europa League runners-up Fulham threw away a 2-0 lead to Danish side Odense BK to end their Europa League knockout stage hopes in a 2-2 draw and allow Polish side Wisla Krakow to advance after they defeated Dutch Eredivisie club Twente 2-1.

Clint Dempsey scored in the 27th minute followed by Kerim Frei's strike four minutes later gave Martin Jol's Cottagers a 2-0 halftime lead.

But Hans Henrik Andreasen pulled one back for Odense in the 64th minute.

All Fulham had to do is to hold down the fort and get the win.

However in the dying seconds, Espen Ruud delivered a cross and Baye Djiby Fall heads in the equalizer to stun Craven Cottage which ended in a 2-2 draw. Humph didn't like it one bit.

That sets up Wisla Krakow to defeat Twente 2-1 and become Group K runners-up.

Lukasz Gargula gave the Polish outfit a 1-0 lead 12 minutes in before Luuk de Jong equalized for the Enschede side in the 39th minute.

Tsvetan Genkov scored the winner 1 minute into the second and Wisla GK Sergei Pareiko made 6 saves to preserve the win.

Twente finishes first in Group K while Wisla Krakow finished second.

Fulham 2-2 Odense BK

Wisla Krakow 2-1 Twente Enschede

Group L
1983 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Belgian side Anderlecht go a perfect 6 for 6 in Group Stage matches with a 5-3 victory over Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.

Matias Suarez led the charge by scoring his 7th goal of the tournament and a assist.

Sacha Kljestan, Fernando Canesin, Marcin Wasilewski and Guillaume Gillet also scored for Anderlecht.

Dmitri Sychev netted a consolation double for Lokomotiv Moscow.

Anderlecht finished Group L in first place while Lokomotiv Moscow finished second.

Anderlecht 5-3 Lokomotiv Moscow

SK Sturm Graz 1-3 AEK Athens

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 03:34 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Semifinals FT Scores: December 14, 2011

From FIFA.com

2009 FIFA Club World Cup champions Barcelona will play for their second FIFA Club World Cup title in three years after defeating 2011 AFC Champions League winners Qatar's Al-Sadd 4-0.

Adriano scored twice and Seydou Keita and Maxwell also scored for Pep Guardiola's men.
Thiago Alcantara had two assists in Barca's four goals.

There was a low point though.

Barcelona livewire and Spanish international striker David Villa left the game in the 36th minute suffering a broken leg while trying to score Barcelona's second goal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hguCs6PS0bs

Lionel Messi and 2011 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona will take on Neymar and 2011 Copa Libertadores winners Santos in the final while Al-Sadd take on 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol in the third-place match.

Al Sadd 0-4 Barcelona

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 03:44 AM
Big blow at Barcelona: Barcelona forward David Villa out 4-to-5 months after suffering a broken tibia in his leg in the FIFA Club World Cup
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/996847/barcelona-hit-by-david-villa-leg-break-blow?cc=5901

In my mind, it is a big loss for both Barcelona and the Spanish national team because Villa is one key contributor to both teams.

Sure, Barca has the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and Issac Cuenca to back up Lionel Messi, but Villa is still adjusting to the left wing role in Barcelona and even though Villa can go on longer cold streaks, he still scores important goals (i.e. the 2011 UEFA Champions League final vs. Manchester United).

For Spain, Villa is the all-time leading scorer for the national team.

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 04:16 AM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Group Stages

Group Matchday 6 FT Scores: December 15, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Group A
Two-time UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Tottenham Hotspure are out.

Harry Redknapp's men blew out Irish side Shamrock Rovers 4-0 behind Andros Townsend's one goal and two assists and Jermain Defoe's goal and assist with Steven Pienaar and Harry Kane also finding the scoresheet for Spurs.

But Russian side Rubin Kazan snatched second place with a 1-1 draw against Greek side PAOK Salonika.

Rubin Kazan GK Sergei Ryzhikov was sent off in the 16th minute for fouling Georgios Georgiadis in the penalty area.

Vieirinha scored to give PAOK a 1-0 lead.

But Nelson Haedo Valdez scored in the 49th minute to give Rubin a much-needed point to grab second place.

PAOK finished Group A in first place while Rubin Kazan edged Spurs by one point for second place.

PAOK Salonika 1-1 FK Rubin Kazan

Shamrock 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Group B
FC Copenhagen 0-1 Standard Liege

Hannover 96 3-1 Vorskla

Group C
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2-0 Legia Warsaw

PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Rapid Bucuresti

Group G
Current Dutch Eredivisie leaders AZ Alkmaar edged out Austria Vienna for second place in Group G.

AZ had a 1-1 draw against Group G winners Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv.

Marko Devic gave the Ukrainian side a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute.

But Adam Maher equalized seconds later to make it 1-1.

Metalist GK Alexandr Goryainov had 8 saves to prevent a AZ win.

Nacer Barazite and Michael Liendl struck for Austria Vienna in their 2-0 win over Swedish side Malmo.

With both AZ and Austria Vienna each having 8 points, the first set of tie-breakers were head-to-head. Both AZ and Austria Vienna each scored four goals and two away goals in their 2-2 draws in those two matches.

But in the second set of tie-breakers which is overall group play, AZ had the edge in overall group goal differential with a +3 while Austria Vienna had a -1.

Austria Vienna 2-0 Malmo FF

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 FC Metalist Kharkiv

Group H
Belgian side Club Brugge survived by the skin of their teeth as they punched their ticket to the Round of 32 Knockout Stage with a 1-1 draw against 2011 UEFA Cup/Europa League runners-up Braga.

Bjorn Vleminckx gave the Belgians a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute, but Santos Ewerton equalized in the 64th minute to grab a point for the Portuguese club.

Birmingham City fell agonizingly short despite defeating Slovenian side Maribor 1-0 at St. Andrews.

Adam Rooney scored the only goal of the game in the 24th minute when he met a Nathan Redmond cross and nodded in the back of the net.

Club Brugge and Braga finished with 11 points with Birmingham falling one point short at 10.

Brugge wins Group H based on their head-to-head points with a win and a draw over Braga 4 points to 1.

Birmingham 1-0 NK Maribor

Club Brugge 1-1 Braga

Group I
2010 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Atletico Madrid wins Group I with a 3-1 hammering over French side Stade Rennes.

Radamel Falcao gave Atleti a 1-0 lead with 38th minute penalty when Georges Mandjeck commits a foul on Adrián resulting in a Atleti spot kick.

4 minutes later, Diego's cross meets Alvaro Soto Dominguez's head to make it 2-0 Atletico Madrid.

And Arda Turan sealed the win in the 79th minute to make it 3-0 Atleti despite Mandjeck's spoiling header in the 86th minute.

Finally, Celtic are bounced out of the Europa League.

Neil Lennon's men drew 1-1 against Udinese at Celtic Park.

Gary Hooper gave Celtic a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute, but Cha Du-ri headed backwards towards his own net and Antonio Di Natale pounced to deny Celtic a win.

Atletico Madrid finished first in Group I while Udinese settled for second.

Atlético Madrid 3-1 Stade Rennes

Udinese 1-1 Celtic

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 04:18 AM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Knockout Stages The Complete Guide

Round of 32 and Round of 16 Draws from Nyon, Switzerland: 16 December 2011 13:00

From UEFA.com

The knockout phase involves 32 teams: the 24 teams that finished in the top two in each group in the group stage and the eight teams that finished in third place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/competitions/Regulations/01/62/69/60/1626960_DOWNLOAD.pdf

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shootout. In the final, the tie is played as a single match. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four better third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage (based on their match record in the group stage) are seeded, and the twelve group runners-up and the other four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage are unseeded. A seeded team is drawn against an unseeded team, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other. In the draws for the round of 16 onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn against each other.

Teams
Group Winners (Seeded) Runners-up Qualified (Unseeded) (Position TBD)
A PAOK Rubin Kazan
B Standard Liège Hannover 96
C PSV Eindhoven Legia Warsaw
D Sporting CP Lazio
E Beşiktaş Stoke City
F Athletic Bilbao Red Bull Salzburg
G Metalist Kharkiv AZ
H Club Brugge Braga
I Atlético Madrid Udinese
J Schalke 04 Steaua București
K Twente Wisła Kraków
L Anderlecht Lokomotiv Moscow

2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage third-placed teams
Group Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Seeded
A Manchester City
C Manchester United
F Olympiacos
E Valencia

Unseeded
G Porto
D Ajax
B Trabzonspor
H Viktoria Plzeň

Round of 32 Knockout Stage Ties
First Leg: 16 February 2012
Second Leg: 23 February 2012

Round of 16 Knockout Stage Ties
First Leg: 8 March 2012
Second Leg: 15 March 2012

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 04:26 AM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

Knockout Stage

Round of 16 Draw: December 16, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

The biggest tie in the Round of 16 UCL draw is AC Milan taking on Arsenal in a rematch of the 2008 encounter in which the Gunners ended the Rossoneri's bid for a repeat after a 2-0 aggregate win with both goals coming from the second leg at the San Siro.

Meanwhile, 2008 runners-up Chelsea take on pesky Napoli.

4-time and defending title holders Barcelona take on Bayer Leverkusen while Manchester United eliminators Basel take on 4-time champions Bayern Munich.

Lyon will look to create another dream run as they take on another surprise Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.

And it's Russian sides vs. Iberian sides as CSKA Moscow take on 9-time winners Real Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg take on two-time winners Benfica.

Note: away goals rule applies.

First Leg: February 14-15, 2012
Second Leg: February 21-22, 2012

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1734599.html#barcelona+handed+leverkusen

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 04:37 AM
2011-12 UEFA Europa League

Knockout Stage

Round of 32 and Round of 16 Draw: December 16, 2011

From UEFA.com, Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Disappointed on finishing in third place during group play, both Manchester United and Manchester City will look to make amends in search of their first UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League triumph.

Roberto Mancini's Manchester City squad take on defending and two-time UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Porto.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United will have an Edwin van der Sar moment as they take on 1992 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners Ajax Amsterdam. van der Sar played and won UEFA Champions Leagues for both clubs.

And Stoke City take on 2004 UEFA Cup/Europa League winners and also two-time Inter-Cities Fairs Cup titleholders, the predecessors to the UEFA Cup/Europa League, Valencia.

Note: Away goals rule applies.

Round of 32
First Leg: February 14-16, 2012
Second Leg: February 22-23, 2012

Round of 16
First Leg: March 8, 2012
Second Leg: March 15, 2012

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1734623.html#manchester+rivals+learn+uefa+europa+league+fate

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 12:06 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 16, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich rubberstamped their authority in the German Bundesliga summit before their winter break with a 3-0 whitewash over Cologne.

Toni Kroos led the charge with a goal and assist.

Mario Gomez scored his 16th German Bundesliga goal of the season and David Alaba came off the bench and also scored a goal and assist.

The only sour note for the Bavarians is Franck Ribery sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Bayern Munich 3-0 FC Cologne

Dutch Eredivisie
De Graafschap 1-3 RKC Waalwijk

Portuguese Liga
Benfica 5-1 Rio Ave

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 01:36 PM
2011-12 UEFA Champions League

News

Can Manchester United be back in the UEFA Champions League?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16230934.stm

BroadwayBomber55
12-17-11, 11:51 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 17, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Rangers hit the half-way point in the Scottish Premier League season staying on top with a 2-1 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra gave Rangers a 1-0 lead in the 55th minute, but Andrew Shinnie came off the bench to equalize for the Iverness in the 67th minute.

But Kyle Lafferty gave Rangers the win off the bench in the 83rd minute and seal top spot for Ally McCoist's men.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian

Heart of Midlothian 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Kilmarnock 1-1 Dundee United

Motherwell 1-1 St Mirren

Rangers 2-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid enters the Spanish Primera Liga winter break on top of the La Liga table after crippling Sevilla 6-2.

A monster game for Cristiano Ronaldo who had a hat trick and take his La Liga goal tally to 17 on the season. Angel di Maria added a goal and two assists.

José Maria Callejón and Hamit Altintop also scored for the Merengues as they're on top of the La Liga table with 40 points, three ahead of Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Espanyol moved into the Top 7 with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Gijon.

Sergio Garcia struck the game-winning goal in the 84th minute and set up Thievy Bifouma's opener 2 minutes in. David Barral collected a Miguel De las Cuevas corner and scored the equalizer in the 60th minute.

Athletic Bilbao edged Real Zaragoza 2-1 in a fiery encounter where two men were sent off.

Markel Susaeta gave Los Leones a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute, but Zaragoza equalized in the 22nd minute with a penalty.

Javi Martínez saw dead red after his harsh challenge in the penalty area on Ángel Lafita. Leonardo Ponzio converted the spot kick.

Both Athletic Bilbao and Real Zaragoza each had 10 men on the pitch when Zaragoza's Maurizio Lanzaro was ejected after receiving two yellow cards.

Gaizka Toquero scored the winner for Athletic Bilbao in the 87th minute in a 10 v. 10 affair.

Getafe edged Mallorca 2-1. Ivan Ramis gave the Mallorca a 1-0 lead 10 minutes in, but a double from Abdelaziz Barrada delivered the three points for Getafe.

Mallorca 1-2 Getafe

Sporting Gijon 1-2 Espanyol

Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Real Zaragoza

Sevilla FC 2-6 Real Madrid

Italian Serie A
Defending Serie A Scudetto holders AC Milan moved back to the top spot in the Italian top flight with a 2-0 victory over Siena at the San Siro.

Antonio Nocerino gave the Rossoneri a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute.

AC Milan received a penalty when Siena's Zeljko Brkic fouled Kevin-Prince Boateng in the area in the 63rd minute. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored from the spot to earn Milan the three points.

Chievo Verona moved into the Top 8 with a 2-0 win over Cagliari. Cyril Thereau scored in the 35th minute and assisted on Gennaro Sardo's 57th minute strike.

And Fiorentina and Atalanta ended in a 2-2 draw.

Alberto Gilardino gave La Viola a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute, but Atalanta scored twice in four minutes when Andrea Masiello struck in the 81st minute and Germán Denis gave Atalanta the lead in the 85th minute.

Stevan Jovetic rescued Fiorentina with an equalizer in the 88th minute to make it Desmond 2-2.

Chievo Verona 2-0 Cagliari

AC Milan 2-0 Siena

Fiorentina 2-2 Atalanta

German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 kept pace with Bayern Munich after their wins to stay three points behind the Bavarians heading to their winter break.

Robert Lewandowski had two goals and assist for Dortmund and Kevin Großkreutz added a goal and assist.

Schalke 04 had a 5-star performance vaporizing Werder Bremen 5-0.

Raul bagged a hat trick and Klaus-Jan Huntellar added a goal and assist.

Nurnberg stunned Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 thanks to goals from Tomás Pekhart, Daniel Didavi and Jens Hegeler.

Wolfsburg edged Stuttgart 1-0 with Sebastian Polter scoring the only goal of the game in the 66th minute.

Hamburg and Augsburg ended 1-1 with José Paolo Guerrero equalizing in the 66th minute cancelling out Torsten Oehrl's opener in the 63rd minute.

And Hertha Berlin's Roman Hubnik denied Hoffenheim a win at the death in a 1-1 draw despite Sejad Salihovic scoring first for the home side in the 21st minute. Hertha's Raffael and Hoffenheim's Isaac Vorsah each received red cards for bad fouls.

Bayer Leverkusen 0-3 Nurnberg

Hamburg SV 1-1 FC Augsburg

SC Freiburg 1-4 Borussia Dortmund

TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 Hertha Berlin

VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 VfB Stuttgart

Schalke 04 5-0 Werder Bremen

French Ligue 1
Montpellier held 1-1 by Toulouse to grab top spot in the French Ligue 1 table.

Geoffrey Dernis gave Montpellier a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute.

Toulouse GK Ali Ahamada thwarted the Montpellier attack with 6 saves.

Cheikh M'Bengue helped Toulouse steal a point in the 40th minute with his equalizer.

Marseille still trying to keep pace after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Lorient.

Lorient were down to 10 men in the 33rd minute when Lamine Kone saw dead red with his terrible foul on Loïc Remy.

But Lorient had the surprise 1-0 lead in the 77th minute with Innocent Emeghara scoring the goal.

But Didier Deschamps' men came back 7 minutes later with Mathieu Valbuena collecting a Jordan Ayew pass and slotting it home to make it 1-1.

In stoppage time, Valbuena won a free kick in their attacking half when Jacques-Alaixys Romao made Lorient play with 9 men. Valbuena delivered the set piece and Benoit Cheyrou came off the bench and poked in a header for the Marseille victory.

Max-Alain Gradel and Florent Sinama-Pongolle helped St Etienne moved into the Top 5 with a 2-1 win over Dijon.

Jimmy Briand's 35th minute goal and assisted on Lisandro Lopez's 70th minute header was enough for Lyon in a 2-1 win over Evian. Lyon moved into third, two points behind Montpellier for the summit spot in French Ligue 1.

Brest 1-0 AJ Auxerre

Caen 1-2 AS Nancy Lorraine

Dijon FCO 1-2 St Etienne

Marseille 2-1 Lorient

Montpellier 1-1 Toulouse

Nice 2-0 Valenciennes

Lyon 2-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard

Dutch Eredivisie
SC Heracles Almelo 0-1 Vitesse Arnhem

NEC Nijmegen 2-0 VVV Venlo

Roda JC Kerkrade 7-0 Excelsior

FC Groningen 1-0 FC Utrecht

Portuguese Liga
Guimaraes 1-1 Gil Vicente

FC Porto 2-0 Maritimo

Greek Super League
Levadiakos 0-1 Ergotelis

FC Xanthi 1-0 Panionios

Panathinaikos 3-1 Asteras Tripoli

BroadwayBomber55
12-18-11, 12:02 AM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Third Place and Final Fixtures: December 18, 2011

From FIFA.com
http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/index.html

In the third place match, 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol takes on 2011 AFC Champions League winners Qatari side Al-Sadd in the first match from Yokohoma's Nissan Stadium.

In the night cap, it's the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final as Neymar and 2011 Copa Libertadores winners Santos takes on Lionel Messi and 2010-11 UEFA Champions League winners Barcelona.

Barcelona is trying to win their second FIFA Club World Cup title in three years and their 5th trophy win overall in 2011 while Santos would like to add their FIFA Club World Cup to their 2 Intercontinental Cups.

MATCH FOR THIRD PLACE
Match Date - Time Venue Results
7 18/12 16:30 Yokohama Kashiwa Reysol Al-Sadd Sports Club

FINAL
Match Date - Time Venue Results
8 18/12 19:30 Yokohama Santos Futebol Clube FC Barcelona

BroadwayBomber55
12-18-11, 12:36 AM
BB55's Primer: The 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final, Santos vs. Barcelona, from Nissan Stadium aka International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola would like to win the Catalans' second FIFA Club World Cup trophy in three years, Barca's fifth trophy win overall in 2011, his 13th as Barcelona coach and Barcelona's 78th official major trophy win overall.

However, Guardiola has to earn it by doing something that his predecessors Johan Cruyff and Frank Rijkaard failed to do: beat a Brazilian team in the final.

Guardiola was part of the Barcelona squad that lost to Sao Paulo 2-1 in Tokyo in the 1992 Intercontinental Cup final. Hristo Stoichkov gave Cruyff's Dream Team a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, but Cafu and Sao Paulo took over the game with Man of the Match Rai scoring a brace.

Rijkaard's Barcelona with the likes of Ronaldinho were beaten by Sport Club Internacional de Porto Alegre 1-0 after a Pedro Iarley counterattack sprung Adriano Gabiru free and scored the shocking upset strike in the 82nd minute.

Will the third time be the charm for Barcelona?

It won't be easy as they take on another legendary giant Sao Paulo's Santos. Santos will look to add the FIFA Club World Cup to their world title collection after winning back-to-back Intercontinental (European-South American) Cups in 1962 and 1963 beating Benfica and AC Milan in a one-game playoff. Pele scored 7 goals in those two Intercontinental Cup ties.

The club that Pele played in is led by another Brazilian megastar Neymar. Neymar has been linked to clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona's rival and another amazing performance can have his stock raised up tons of notches.

But that's not the only player that Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and the Barcelona defense have to keep an eye on.

Barca also has to look out for Borges who is Neymar's partner in crime and scored 22 goals for Santos in the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A season.

Also, the Barcelona midfield and the back four led by Puyol, Pique, Eric Abidal and Sergio Busquets have to get the ball off Ganso and former Manchester City player Elano.

If Barcelona do get forward, they need to watch Santos on the counterattack.

As for Santos, their defense and midfield will be tested with the front three of Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas and two-time defending FIFA Ballon D'or winner Lionel Messi.

The midfield's problem is how to get the ball from the two wizard midfielders in Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

If Barcelona gain more possession like they usually do, they will wear Neymar and Santos out. If Santos get the ball back and start their counterattack, they better catch Barcelona off guard quickly and test Victor Valdes' goalkeeping.

BB55's Prediction: It should be an exciting final on Sunday between Santos and Barcelona.

For Santos, they have nothing to lose and will try to create an upset with Neymar and their counterattacking prowess.

I think the Brazilian side have a chance to force extra time.

However, with Barcelona's possession football with their ability to wear you out and the depth that they have despite losing David Villa to a broken leg, I think the Pep and the Catalans will outlast them and win their second FIFA Club World Cup in three years.

BB55's Final Verdict: Barcelona 2-1 Santos after extra time

BroadwayBomber55
12-18-11, 12:25 PM
2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Third Place and Final Match FT Scores: December 18, 2011

From FIFA.com

Barcelona are Champions of Spain, Champions of Europe and Champions of the World.

Pep Guardiola earned his 13th trophy win as Barcelona manager as the defending UEFA Champions League titleholders outclassed and vaporized 2011 Copa Libertadores champions and one of Brazil's legendary sides Santos 4-0.

Unlike his predecessors Johan Cryuff, whose Barca's Dream Team lost to Sao Paulo in the 1992 Intercontinental Cup and Frank Rijkaard, who despite having Ronaldinho lost to Sport Club Internacional de Porto Alegre in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup final, Guardiola defeated a Brazilian team in an international competition with the 4-0 blitzing on Santos and in the process, earned Barcelona's second FIFA Club World Cup win in the last three years, their fifth trophy win in 2011 and their 78th officially recognized (RFEF, UEFA and FIFA) trophy win overall.

Neymar, Danilo, Borges and Elano just can't get the ball off Barcelona who used their trademark tiki-taka style to pick apart opponents.

Neymar was held to only two shots, one on target for the final.

Lionel Messi could rubber stamped his third FIFA Ballon D'Or award scoring a brace.

Xavi assisted in one of Messi's goals and also scored. Cesc Fabregas also scored for Barcelona who won despite having Alexis Sanchez banged up and David Villa returning to Catalonia after suffering a broken leg in Barcelona's win over Al-Sadd in the semifinals.

Only Real Madrid's win in the 2011 Copa del Rey final prevented Pep and his Barca squad from earning his second sextuple in the last three years.

Meanwhile, 2011 AFC Champions League Qatari side Al-Sadd were ice cool from the penalty spot after taking third place over 2011 J. League winners Kashiwa Reysol 5-3 in penalties after a goalless stalemate during 120 minutes.

Mamadou Niang, Abdoul Kader Keita, Ibrahim Abdulmajed, Hasan Al Haydos and Nadir Belhadj gave Al-Sadd a perfect 5 for 5 from the spot.

Al-Sadd GK Mohamed Saqr was another hero with his 6-save clean sheet after 120 minutes and his penalty stop on Ryohei Hayashi.

Kashiwa Reysol 0-0 aet (3-5p) Al-Sadd

Santos FC 0-4 Barcelona

BroadwayBomber55
12-19-11, 05:10 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 18, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic maintained their 4-point gap on Rangers for the SPL title with a 2-0 victory over St. Johnstone.

Gary Hooper's 60th minute goal and Ki Sung-Yueng's strike 4 minutes later sealed the win for Neil Lennon's men.

St Johnstone 0-2 Celtic

Spanish La Liga
Osasuna moved up to the Top 5 with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal.

Marco Rubén gave the Yellow Submarine a 1-0 lead in the 64th minute.

But Villarreal were sunked in the end as Ibrahima Balde's 75th minute equalizer and Sergio's 83rd minute goal lifts the Pamplona side to victory.

Real Betis stunned Atletico Madrid 2-0 at the Vicente Calderon.

Pozuelo gave Betis a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute, but was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz sealed the win over a wasteful Atleti side in stoppage time despite being outshot 31-6 including 9-4 on target as Casto recorded a 9-save clean sheet.

Granada shocked Levante 2-1.

Levante conceded a Granada penalty in the 35th minute when Barkero held the ball in the area and Guillherme Siqueira powered home the spot kick.

Abel doubled Granada's lead before halftime off the lead.

Arouna Koné pulled one back for Levante in the 60th minute, but Granada hanged on to grab the three points.

Robert Soldado raised his stock for the Spanish national side with a brace as Valencia pipped Malaga 2-0 at the Mestalla.

Finally, Racing Santander and Real Sociedad ended goalless.

Atlético Madrid 0-2 Real Betis

Granada 2-1 Levante

Osasuna 2-1 Villarreal

Racing Santander 0-0 Real Sociedad

Valencia 2-0 Málaga

Italian Serie A
Juventus goes back on top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory over Novara. Simone Pepe struck first for Juve in the 4th minute before Fabio Quagliarella sealed the win for Antonio Conte's men in the 75th minute.

Inter Milan moved into the Top 5 with a 1-0 victory over Cesena. Andrea Ranocchia scored the only goal of the game in the 63rd minute.

AS Roma defeated Napoli 3-1 to jump into the Top 7.

Morgan De Sanctis gave Roma a 1-0 lead three minutes in when he redirected a Erik Lamela cross into his own net.

In the 59th minute, Pablo Osvaldo collected a Francesco Totti pass and scored to double Roma's lead.

Marek Hamsik pulled one back for Napoli in the 82nd minute.

But Osvaldo fed Fabio Simplicio who sealed the win for Luis Enrique's men in stoppage time.

Genoa edged Bologna 2-1 as Lucas Pratto's goal and assist lifts Genoa to victory.

Catania moved into the Top 10 with a 2-0 victory over Palermo. Francesco Lodi gave the Elephant a 1-0 lead with his free kick strike in the 32nd minute.

Catania sealed the win in the 61st minute with Gaston Maxi Lopez winning and scoring a penalty after Matías Silvestre fouled him in the box.

Parma and Lecce ended a six-goal slugfest in a 3-3 draw. A Juan G. Cuadrado and a double from David Di Michele wasn't enough for Lecce as Sergio Floccari scored a penalty in the 18th minute followed by a strike from Graziano Pelle and a equalizer in stoppage time from Daniele Galloppa helped Parma snatch a point.

Finally, Udinese and Lazio ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Goals from Antonio Floro Flores and Giampiero Pinzi weren't enough as a Damiano Ferronetti own goal in the 51st minute and a Senad Lulic strike helped Lazio earn a point.

Catania 2-0 Palermo

Cesena 0-1 Internazionale

Genoa 2-1 Bologna

Juventus 2-0 Novara

Parma 3-3 Lecce

Lazio 2-2 Udinese

Napoli 1-3 AS Roma

German Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach kept pace with the leaders with a 1-0 victory over Mainz.

Patrick Herrmann scored the only goal of the game in the fifth minute.

Marc-André ter Stegen had a 5-save clean sheet as M'gladbach trails Bayern Munich by four points in the halfway point in Germany.

Kaiserlautern and Hannover 96 drew 1-1 as Adam Nemec's equalizer in the 68th minute cancelled out Mohammed Abdellaoue's 13th minute opener.

Kaiserslautern 1-1 Hannover 96

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Mainz

French Ligue 1
Paris Saint Germain and defending Ligue 1 champions Lille ended in a scoreless draw.

Ludovic Sané's 22nd minute goal was good enough for Bordeaux as they edged Sochaux 1-0.

AC Ajaccio squeaked by Stade Rennes 1-0 thanks to a Fousseni Diawara strike in the 83rd minute.

AC Ajaccio 1-0 Stade Rennes

Bordeaux 1-0 Sochaux

Paris Saint-Germain 0-0 Lille

Dutch Eredivisie
Ajax Amsterdam kept pace with the leaders with a 4-0 thrashing over ADO Den Haag.

Ramon Leeuwin was sent off for the Hague side 10 minutes in for his reckless challenge on Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen opened the scoring in the 19th minute and follow-up strikes from Theo Janssen, Dmitry Bulykin and Miralem Sulejmani sealed the win for Frank de Boer's men.

NAC Breda stunned AZ Alkmaar 2-1 thanks to strikes from Anthony Lurling and Milano Koenders despite Brett Holman's equalizer in between.

PSV Eindhoven closed the gap to one point after vaporizing Heerenveen 5-1 with Ola Toivonen and Georgino Wijnaldum leading the way with doubles.

Feyenoord Rotterdam halted Twente Enschede's advances in the standings with a 3-2 win.

John Guidetti's hat trick propelled the upset win.

Ajax Amsterdam 4-0 ADO Den Haag

Feyenoord Rotterdam 3-2 Twente Enschede

NAC Breda 2-1 AZ Alkmaar

Heerenveen 1-5 PSV Eindhoven

Portuguese Liga
CD Nacional de Madeira 1-1 Vitoria Setubal

Feirense 2-1 Uniao Leiria

Paços de Ferreira 0-3 Beira Mar

Académica de Coimbra 1-1 Sporting Lisbon

Greek Super League
Doxa Dramas 0-2 PAOK Salonika

OFI Crete 0-0 Kerkyra

Aris Salonika 0-0 Panetolikos

Atromitos 1-0 AEK Athens

Olympiakos 2-0 Giannina

BroadwayBomber55
12-20-11, 01:40 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: December 20-23, 2011

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.marca.com/marcador/futbol/2011_12/copa/dieciseisavos/vuelta/

It's the second leg of the Round of 32 stage of the Copa del Rey. Will the three most successful teams in King's Cup history Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid advance? Other teams like Atletico Madrid and Valencia have their work cut out for them. Which of the non-Primera Liga sides will advance to the Round of 16?

Note: Away goals rule apply.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
2:00 ET Espanyol v Celta Vigo
First Leg Result: Celta Vigo 0–0 Espanyol

2:00 ET Real Madrid v Ponferradina
First Leg Result: Ponferradina 0–2 Real Madrid

2:00 ET Sporting Gijon v Mallorca
First Leg Result: Mallorca 0–1 Sporting Gijon

4:00 ET Sevilla FC v San Roque
First Leg Result: San Roque 0–1 Sevilla FC

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
2:00 ET Atlético Madrid v Albacete
First Leg Result: Albacete 2–1 Atlético Madrid

3:00 ET Granada v Real Sociedad
First Leg Result: Real Sociedad 4–1 Granada

3:00 ET Levante v Deportivo La Coruña
First Leg Result: Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 Levante

3:00 ET Málaga v Getafe
First Leg Result: Getafe 0–1 Málaga

3:00 ET Osasuna v Almeria
First Leg Result: Almería 1–3 Osasuna

3:00 ET Rayo Vallecano v Racing Santander
First Leg Result: Racing Santander 3–2 Rayo Vallecano

3:00 ET Real Betis v Cordoba
First Leg Result: Córdoba 1–0 Real Betis

3:00 ET Real Zaragoza v AD Alcorcon
First Leg Result: AD Alcorcón 1–1 Real Zaragoza

3:00 ET Villarreal v Mirandes
First Leg Result: Mirandés 1–1 Villarreal

4:00 ET Athletic Bilbao v Real Oviedo
First Leg Result: Real Oviedo 0–1 Athletic Bilbao

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
2:00 ET Valencia v Cádiz
First Leg Result: Cádiz 0–0 Valencia

4:00 ET Barcelona v Hospitalet
First Leg Result: L'Hospitalet 0–1 Barcelona

German Bundesliga
German Cup: 2011-12 DFB-Pokal
Round 3
From Kicker.de and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/dfbpokal/startseite/559954/artikel_gladbach-empfaengt-schalke-bochum-den-fcb.html; http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/977406/dfb-pokal-draw:-schalke-travel-to-borussia-monchengladbach?cc=5901

Will the most successful team in German Cup history, 15-time winners Bayern Munich continue their quest for a 16th DFB-Pokal?

Will Regionalliga Nord (Fourth tier) Holstein Kiel side continue their Cinderella run?

Will Schalke 04 continue their quest of a successful defense of their German Cup?

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
1:00 ET Nurnberg v SpVgg Greuther Fürth
1:00 ET VfL Bochum v Bayern Munich
2:30 ET Fortuna Düsseldorf v Borussia Dortmund
2:30 ET TSG Hoffenheim v FC Augsburg

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
1:00 ET Hertha Berlin v Kaiserslautern
1:00 ET Holstein Kiel v Mainz Round of 16
2:30 ET Borussia Monchengladbach v Schalke 04
2:30 ET VfB Stuttgart v Hamburg SV

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet

The current top 4 teams in the Dutch Eredivisie table highlight the Fourth Round of the KNVB Cup.

18-time KNVB Cup winners Ajax Amsterdam host 3-time and current Dutch Eredivisie leaders AZ Alkmaar.

Meanwhile, defending and 3-time KNVB Cup champions FC Twente Enschede take on 8-time winners PSV Eindhoven.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
12:45 ET RKC Waalwijk v Go Ahead Eagles
2:00 ET Sparta Rotterdam v GVVV Veenendaal
2:45 ET SC Heracles Almelo v De Graafschap

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
2:00 ET NEC Nijmegen v Achilles 29
2:45 ET Ajax Amsterdam v AZ Alkmaar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
12:45 ET FC Eindhoven v Vitesse Arnhem
2:45 ET Twente Enschede v PSV Eindhoven

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Quarterfinals
From Record, FpF.pt and Soccerway.com
http://www.record.xl.pt/Futebol/Nacional/taca_portugal/interior.aspx?content_id=727995

Wed 21/12/11
Académica 11:00 Desportivo Aves

Thu 22/12/11
UD Oliveirense 11:00 Olhanense

Sporting CP 13:00 Marítimo

Fri 23/12/11
Moreirense 12:15 Nacional

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage
From Liga Portugal

P. Ferreira - Porto 21/Dez 21h00

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Round of 32
From Soccerway.com

Tue 20/12/11
Agrotikos Asteras 04:00 Panathinaikos

Kallonis 05:00 Panionios

Pontion Katerinis 07:00 Xanthi

Thrasyvoulos 08:00 Levadiakos

Wed 21/12/11
Proodeftiki 04:00 Asteras Tripolis

Anagennisi Epanomis 04:00 Atromitos

Panserraikos 05:30 Ergotelis

Kallithea 06:00 Doxa Dramas

Platanias 06:00 Kerkyra

Ethnikos Asteras 06:00 PAOK

Pierikos 07:00 Olympiakos Piraeus

Larissa 08:00 Panaitolikos

Thu 22/12/11
Diagoras 04:00 PAS Giannina

Kalamata 05:00 AEK Athens

Panachaiki 06:00 OFI

Panthrakikos 09:00 Aris

BroadwayBomber55
12-20-11, 10:48 AM
Italian Serie A

Busted: Former Atalanta captain and Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni among 17 arrested in last year's Italian match-fixing and betting scandal
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/998943/cristiano-doni-among-17-arrested-in-match-fixing-probe?cc=5901

Palermo sack manager Devis Mangia, hire Bortolo Mutti as replacement
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/999133/palermo-name-bortolo-mutti-as-devis-mangia's-successor?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-21-11, 05:31 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 20, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Italian Serie A
Defending Italian Serie A Scudetto holders AC Milan returned to the top spot after a 2-0 win over Cagliari.

Francesco Pisano redirected a Robinho cross for an own goal four minutes in to give the Rossoneri a 1-0 lead.

Cagliari dominated since, but howler-prone Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati kept the ball out of the net.

In the second half, Robinho fed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to double Milan's lead in the 60th minute 2-0 and grab the three points for Massimiliano Allegri's men.

Meanwhile, Siena and Fiorentina ended goalless as Siena GK Zeljko Brkic stymied La Viola with a 5-save clean sheet.

Siena 0-0 Fiorentina

Cagliari 0-2 AC Milan

French Ligue 1
Marseille still trying to hang around in the French Ligue 1 title race as they ended the first half of the season with a 5-match unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory over Nancy.

Mathieu Valbuena scored in the 18th minute to give Didier Deschamps' men a 1-0 lead.

But Nancy equalized in the 37th minute when Reynald Lemaitre headed home a Jean Calve to tie the game at 1-1.

Four minutes later, Marseille led again. Stéphane Mbia headed a Morgan Amalfitano cross to give l'Om a 2-1 halftime lead.

Valbuena recorded an assist to substitute Lucho Gonzalez's stoppage time sealer to complete the victory.

AS Nancy Lorraine 1-3 Marseille

BroadwayBomber55
12-21-11, 06:34 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 20, 2011

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Defending and 18-time winners Real Madrid advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2011-12 Copa del Rey tournament with a 5-1 second leg win over 2ªB - Group 2 side Ponferradina at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Jose Callejon bagged a brace and Raphael Varane, Nuri Sahin and Mato Joselu also found the back of the net for Jose Mourinho's men who won 7-1 on aggregate.

Mallorca reversed a 1-0 away leg victory from Sporting Gijon to a 2-1 aggregate victory by winning the second leg on the road 2-0.

A 19th minute own goal from Alejandro Menendez Diez cancelled Juan Muniz's away tally in the first leg at the Iberostar.

And Emilio Nsue scored Mallorca's second away goal at the El Molinon in the 70th minute to propel Mallorca to the next round.

4-time Copa del Rey winners Espanyol doubled up former La Liga turned Segunda Division side and three-time runners-up Celta de Vigo 4-2 in the second leg inside Cornellà de Llobregat after a scoreless draw in the first leg.

Strikes from Vladimir Weiss, Alvaro Vazquez and Sergio Garcia plus a Hugo own goal helped Espanyol punched their ticket to the Round of 16.

5-time winners Sevilla advanced to the Round of 16 after a 2-1 second leg win over 2ªB – Group 4 side San Roque and a 3-1 aggregate win overall.

A Frederic Kanouté double sent the Sevillistas to the Round of 16.

Espanyol 4-2 Celta Vigo
- Espanyol wins 4-2 on aggregate.

Real Madrid 5-1 Ponferradina
- Real Madrid wins 7-1 on aggregate.

Sporting Gijon 0-2 Mallorca
- Mallorca wins 2-1 on aggregate.

Sevilla FC 2-1 San Roque
- Sevilla wins 3-1 on aggregate.

German Bundesliga
German Cup: 2011-12 DFB-Pokal
Round 3
From Kicker.de and ESPN Soccernet

15-time German Cup winners Bayern Munich survived a scare against 2. Bundesliga side Bochum 2-1.

Giovanni Federico gave Bochum a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute.

But Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos equalized in the 52nd minute to make it 1-1 and Arjen Robben won it for Jupp Heynckes' men in stoppage time.

2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth knocked out their Bavarian rivals Nurnberg 1-0.
Edgar Prib's goal in the 15th minute was good enough for the Cloverleaves despite playing with 10 men when Bernd Nehrig was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Hoffenheim edged Augsburg 2-1 to advance to the Quarterfinals.

Sejad Salihovic gave Hoffenheim a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute, but Augsburg answered with Torsten Oehrl equalizing in the 36th minute.

Vedad Ibisevic gave Hoffenheim the win in the 49th minute.

Finally, 2-time winners Borussia Dortmund needed penalties to outlast 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-4 after a goalless 120 minutes.

Andreas Lambertz initally missed his penalty in the shootout, but retook his penalty and scored to keep his side a perfect 5 for 5 from the spot.

Fortuna Dusseldorf's Thoms Broker was the only player who missed his penalty in the shootout costing his side to advance to the last 8.

Nurnberg 0-1 SpVgg Greuther Fürth

VfL Bochum 1-2 Bayern Munich

Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-0 aet (4-5p) Borussia Dortmund

TSG Hoffenheim 2-1 FC Augsburg

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet and Soccerway.com

RKC Waalwijk 3-2 Go Ahead Eagles

Sparta Rotterdam 1-1 aet (4-5p) GVVV Veenendaal

Heracles 4-0 De Graafschap

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Round of 32
From Soccerway.com

Agrotikos Asteras 0-1 Panathinaikos

Kallonis 2-3 aet Panionios

Pontion Katerinis 0-2 Xanthi

Thrasyvoulos 0-0 aet (5-3p) Levadiakos

BroadwayBomber55
12-21-11, 06:44 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments News

German Bundesliga: DFB-Pokal
Dynamo Dresden kicked out
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/987987/dynamo-dresden-kicked-out-of-german-cup?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-11, 02:40 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 21, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Italian Serie A
Juventus loses grip on top spot with a goalless draw against Udinese.

That means AC Milan goes on top of the Italian Serie A standings based on overall goal difference.

Lazio and Chievo Verona also ended goalless as Lazio GK Albano Bizarri had a 6-save clean sheet.

Inter Milan moved up to fifth after a 4-1 victory over Lecce.

A 19th minute goal from Luis Muriel gave Lecce a 1-0 lead, but the Nerazzurri scored the last four goals of the game with Giampaolo Pazzini, Diego Milito, Esteban Cambiasso and Ricardo Alvarez on target.

Meanwhile, Napoli blitzed Genoa 6-1 at home thanks to Edinson Cavani's two goals, a goal and two assists from Marek Hamsik and a goal and assist from Walter Gargano leading the way.

AS Roma blanked Bologna 2-0 thanks to goals from Rodrigo Taddei and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

Guido Marilungo's double and Federico Peluso's goal and assist were the catalysts for Atalanta's 4-1 thrashing on Cesena.

10-men Palermo blew a 2-0 lead to Novara and ended 2-2.

Carlo Alberto Ludi's 20th minute own goal gave Palermo a 1-0 lead.

But Josip Ilicic received a straight red in the 43rd minute for starting a brawl.

Palermo kept playing and doubled their lead 2-0 in the 73rd minute thanks to Nicolàs Bertolo.

But Novara hit back with Andrea Mazzarani pulling one back four minutes later and Marco Rigoni scored the equalizer in the 84th minute to give Novara a point.

Parma and Catania ended in a spectacular 3-3 draw.

Francesco Modesto gave Parma a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute before Sergio Almiron equalized for the Elephant in the 21st minute.

Jonathan Ludovic Biabiany and Sergio Floccari gave Parma a 3-1 halftime lead with their goals.

But Catania started their second half comeback in the 74th minute when Fabiano Santacroce fouled Alejandro Gómez in the penalty area resulting in a Catania penalty.

Francesco Lodi converted the penalty in the 74th minute to cut the deficit to one goal, 3-2.

11 minutes later, Lodi sets up Andrea Catellani to make it 3-3 and help the Elephant steal a point on the road.

Udinese 0-0 Juventus

Atalanta 4-1 Cesena

Bologna 0-2 AS Roma

Internazionale 4-1 Lecce

Lazio 0-0 Chievo Verona

Napoli 6-1 Genoa

Novara 2-2 Palermo

Parma 3-3 Catania

French Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain hits the top spot before the French Ligue 1 winter break after dispatching St Etienne 1-0.

Stéphane Ruffier's 32nd minute own goal was the difference in the match. PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was another hero with a 8-save cleansheet.

Meanwhile, Montpellier lost the French Ligue 1 lead when they lost 4-2 to Evian.

Cedric Barbosa and Saber Khelifa were the catalysts for the upset with a goal and assist each.

Lille had a 8-goal thriller against Nice 4-4.

Aurelien Chedjou gave Rudi Garcia's men a 1-0 lead 9 minutes in before Renato Civelli made it 1-1 with an equalizer.

Lille re-took the lead with Joe Cole in the 27th minute to make it 2-1.

But Franck Djadjede scored the last two goals before halftime to give Nice a 3-2 lead.

However, Nice went down to 10 men after Eric Mouloungui was sent off after two bookable offenses.

Lille took advantage with Eden Hazard scoring in the 76th minute and they seem on their way to three points with Florent Balmont giving Lille a 4-3 lead with two minutes to go.

But Francois Clerc denied Les Dogues the victory in stoppage time and help Nice escape the relegation zone.

Lyon also failed to gain ground after a 1-0 road loss to Valenciennes. Aly Cissokho's own goal in the 28th minute was the difference in the match.

AJ Auxerre 2-2 Dijon FCO

Evian Thonon Gaillard 4-2 Montpellier

Lille 4-4 Nice

Lorient 0-0 Caen

Sochaux 0-2 AC Ajaccio

Stade Rennes 1-0 Bordeaux

Toulouse 0-0 Brest

Valenciennes 1-0 Lyon

St Etienne 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-11, 05:21 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 21, 2011

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Note: Away goals rule applies.

One of La Liga power players is out of the Copa del Rey.

9-time King's Cup winners Atletico Madrid succumbed to Segunda Division B side Albacete 1-0 in the second leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and 3-1 on aggregate.

Victor Curto scored the only goal of the game 1 minute into the game.

Meanwhile, third-tier side Mirandes dumped Villarreal out of the Copa del Rey tournament with a 2-0 second leg victory at El Madrigal. Munoz Pablo Infante scored twice to pull off the upset.

Mirandes sunk the Yellow Submarine 3-1 on aggregate.

Upset bug Alcorcon moves on to the Round of 16 after eliminating 6-time winners Real Zaragoza 2-0 in the second leg and 2-0 on aggregate overall.

Oriol Riera and Joaquin Quini scored two goals with four minutes to go for the win.

23-time winners Athletic Bilbao advanced to the Round of 16 after a 1-0 second leg win over Segunda División B - Group 2 outfit Real Oviedo and a pair of 1-0 wins propelled Marcelo Bielsa's side to the next round.

Herrera Aguera Ander scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to the delight of the San Mames crowd.

Two-time winners Real Betis won their second leg at home 2-1, but Segunda Division side Cordoba advanced via the away goals rule.

Borja scored the only away goal in the tie in the 17th minute for Cordoba. Jorge Molina's brace gave Betis a chance, but can't find the third to send them through via aggregate.

Racing Santander also advanced via the away goals rule after scoring three in their 4-3 loss over Rayo Vallecano in the second leg.

Medina Piti, Miguel Michu, Andrija Delibasic and Raul Tamudo were on target for Rayo, but they can't keep Racing Santander's Alexis Tziolis and a double from Christian Stuani from hitting the back of the net.

Two-time winners Deportivo La Coruna were eliminated as Levante sent them packing 4-1 after extra time in the second leg.

Nabil El Zhar, Sergio Ballesteros and Ruben Suarez scored Levante's three normal time goals while Depor's Pablo Alvarez evened up the tie with an away goal and forced extra time.

Arouna Kone scored the winner for Levante in the 100th minute to send them through to the Round of 16.

Malaga edged two-time runners up Getafe 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw in the second leg.

Ruud van Nistelrooy scored before halftime to give Malaga a 1-0 lead in the second leg and 2-0 on aggregate.

But Getafe scored two away goals in the second half through a Caballero Willy own goal in the 51st minute and a Jose Manuel Jimenez Ortiz Mane strike with 11 minutes to give Getafe a 2-1 lead and it seems they will advance via the away goals rule.

But Diego Rende Mario Buonanotte had other ideas scoring the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute to propel Malaga through.

Despite Granada's 2-1 second leg triumph over Real Sociedad, Los Txuri-urdin advanced via aggregate.

A Guillherme Siqueira penalty and a Alexandre Geijo strike weren't enough for Granada as a Imanol Agirretxe goal in the 83rd minute sealed their fate.

And Osasuna's Roland Lamah and Almeria's Henok Goitom struck in a 1-1 draw in Pamplona, but Osasuna goes through comfortably via aggregate.

Atlético Madrid 0-1 Albacete
- Albacete wins 3-1 on aggregate.

Granada 2-1 Real Sociedad
- Real Sociedad wins 5-3 on aggregate.

Levante 4-1 aet Deportivo La Coruña
- Levante wins 5-4 on aggregate.

Málaga 2-2 Getafe
- Malaga wins 3-2 on aggregate.

Osasuna 1-1 Almeria
- Osasuna wins 4-1 on aggregate.

Rayo Vallecano 4-3 Racing Santander
- Aggregate tied 6-6. Racing Santander advances via away goals rule (+1 away goal differential, 4-3).

Real Betis 2-1 Cordoba
- Aggregate tied 2-2. Cordoba advanced via away goals rule (+1 away goal differential, 1-0).

Real Zaragoza 0-2 AD Alcorcon
- AD Alcorcon wins 2-0 on aggregate.

Villarreal 0-2 Mirandes
- Mirandes wins 3-1 on aggregate.

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Oviedo
- Athletic Bilbao wins 2-0 on aggregate.

German Bundesliga
German Cup: 2011-12 DFB-Pokal
Round 3
From Kicker.de and ESPN Soccernet

Two shocks were the story in Round 3 of the DFB-Pokal tournament on Wednesday.

There will be a new German Cup winner as defending holders and 5-time winners Schalke 04 were knocked out by three-time winners Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1.

Juan Arango gave M'gladbach a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. A Marco Reus brace sends Lucien Favre's men through the last 8. Julian Draxler scored a consolation tally for the Gelsenkirchen club which also saw leading scorer Klaus-Jan Huntellar and Jermaine Jones sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Regionalliga Nord side Holstein Kiel created the shock of the day as they defeated top flight's Mainz 2-0.

An Anthony Ujah own goal 6 minutes in and a Steve Müller goal in the 64th minute lifts the Holstein Kiel to the quarterfinals.

Two-time runners-up Hertha Berlin eliminated two-time winners Kaiserlautern 3-1.

Gustavo Ramos gave Hertha a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute.

Kaiserlautern equalized in the 51st minute through Etey Shechter.

But Hertha scored the last two goals of the game from Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Patrick Ebert sealed Hertha's progress to the Quarterfinals.

Stuttgart wins the battle of three-time winners with a 2-1 victory over Hamburg.

Cacau's brace trumped an 54th minute own goal from William Kvist.

Hertha Berlin 3-1 Kaiserslautern

Holstein Kiel 2-0 Mainz

Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Schalke 04

VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Hamburg SV

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet and Soccerway.com

A scary and disturbing scene at Amsterdam Arena as 18-time winners Ajax Amsterdam and 3-time winners and current Dutch Eredivisie leaders AZ Alkmaar had their match abandoned after 37 minutes due to crowd trouble with Ajax leading 1-0 thanks to a Gregory van der Wiel goal in the ninth minute.

An Ajax fan entered the pitch and tried to strike AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado, but the Costa Rican international kicked him on the groin/stomach area and helped security pull the intruder off the field.

But referee Bas Nijhuis sent him off for the incident.

The footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6str5w2pMCY

Meanwhile, 2009 winners Heerenveen murdered Eerste Divisie side Top/Oss 11-1 with Rajiv Van La Parra, Luciano Narsingh, Filip Djuricic and Dost leading the way with two goals each.

Heerenveen 11-1 TOP/Oss

NEC Nijmegen 3-0 Achilles 29

Ajax Amsterdam 1-a-0 AZ Alkmaar

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Quarterfinals
From Record, FpF.pt and Soccerway.com

Académica 3-2 Desportivo Aves

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage
From Liga Portugal

Paços de Ferreira 1-2 Porto

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Round of 32
From Soccerway.com

Proodeftiki 0-5 Asteras Tripolis

Anagennisi Epanomis 2-3 Atromitos

Panserraikos 1-0 aet Ergotelis

Kallithea 0-1 Doxa Dramas

Platanias 0-3 Kerkyra

Ethnikos Asteras suspended PAOK
- Match suspended at 17th minute due to riots

Pierikos 1-3 Olympiakos Piraeus

Larissa 0-0 aet (9-10p) Panaitolikos

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-11, 06:06 PM
Spanish La Liga news

Villarreal sack manager Juan Carlos Garrido and replace him with Jose Francisco Molina.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1000355/villarreal-turn-to-jose-francisco-molina?cc=5901

Atletico Madrid kicks manager Gregorio Manzano to the curb
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1000318/atletico-madrid-sack-manager-gregorio-manzano?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-11, 06:07 PM
Italian Serie A news

Alberto Malesani sacked by Genoa; name Pasquale Marino as new boss
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1000315/genoa-sack-alberto-malesani-and-appoint-pasquale-marino?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-11, 06:08 PM
German Bundesliga news

Michael Skibbe hired as Hertha Berlin boss
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1000280/michael-skibbe-named-new-coach-at-hertha-berlin?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 02:58 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: December 22, 2011

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

25-time winners Barcelona vaporized 2ªB - Group 3 outfit and fellow Catalan side Hospitalet 9-0 in the second leg from Camp Nou.

Isaac Cuenca, Thiago Alcanatara and Cristian Tello led the way with braces.

There was a low point though as Andres Iniesta left the game with an injury.

Meanwhile, 7-time winners Valencia also advanced to the last 16 with a 4-0 second leg victory over 2ªB - Group 4 club Cadiz.

Victor Ruiz, Jonas, Robert Soldado and Ever Banega were on target for Los Che.

Valencia 4-0 Cádiz
- Valencia wins 4-0 on aggregate.

Barcelona 9-0 Hospitalet
- Barcelona wins 10-0 on aggregate.

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet and Soccerway.com

We will have a new KNVB Cup champion in 2012.

Defending and three-time Dutch Cup winners FC Twente are bounced out to 8-time winners PSV Eindhoven 2-1 after extra time thanks to a brace from Tim Matavz.

After a scoreless 90 minutes plus stoppage time, PSV struck first in extra time when Matavz struck in the 102nd minute.

But the Enschede side equalized when Marc Janko converted a penalty spot kick in the 110th minute to make it 1-1.

But Matavz scored the go-ahead and winner four minutes to eliminate Twente.

FC Eindhoven 1-2 Vitesse Arnhem

Twente Enschede 1-2 PSV Eindhoven

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Quarterfinals
From Record, FpF.pt and Soccerway.com

UD Oliveirense 2-1 Olhanense

Sporting CP 3-0 Marítimo

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Round of 32
From Soccerway.com

Diagoras 0-1 PAS Giannina

Kalamata 0-1 AEK Athens

Panachaiki 0-1 aet OFI

Panthrakikos 1-2 Aris

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:12 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments News

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16 and remaining rounds draw: December 23, 2011

Where will the El Clasico rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona, meet in the Copa del Rey tournament?

The Merengues and Catalans could meet in the quarterfinals if they win their ties.

Pep Guardiola's men take on Osasuna while Jose Mourinho's troops take on Manuel Luis Pellegrini's Malaga.

Meanwhile, Valencia take on Sevilla.

Third-tier side Albacete Balompie take on 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao.

And 2009 Real Madrid upset bug Alcorcon take on Levante.

Two-legged ties and away goals rule does come into effect in the Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinal ties.

Round of 16
First Leg: January 4, 2012
Second Leg: January 11, 2012

Quarterfinals
First Leg: January 18, 2012
Second Leg: January 25, 2012

Semifinals
First Leg: February 1, 2012
Second Leg: February 8, 2012

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1000534/copa-del-rey-draw:-real-madrid-v-barcelona-quarter-final-likely?cc=5901; http://www.rfef.es/GetDoc?UniqueKeyValue=42602&ShowPath=false&Download=true; http://www.mundodeportivo.com/20111223/copa-del-rey/posible-madrid-barcelona-cuartos-copa-rey_54243286931.html


- Cruces de octavos de final: (ida, 4 de enero; vuelta, 11 de enero) Mirandés - Racing
Albacete - Athletic
Alcorcón - Levante
Córdoba - Espanyol
Real Sociedad - Mallorca
Valencia - Sevilla
Barcelona - Osasuna
Real Madrid - Málaga

- Cruces de cuartos de final: (ida, 18 de enero; vuelta, 25 de enero)
A- Córdoba o Espanyol - Mirandés o Racing
B - Real Madrid o Málaga - Barcelona u Osasuna
C - Valencia o Sevilla - Alcorcón o Levante
D - Albacete o Athletic - Real Sociedad o Mallorca

- Semifinales : (ida, 1 de febrero; vuelta 8 de febrero)
Ganador A - Ganador D
Ganador C - Ganador B

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:18 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Scottish Premier League

As of December 23, 2011

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/sco.1/scottish-premier-league?cc=5901

2011/2012 SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Rangers 19 15 3 1 36 9 7 3 0 18 7 8 0 1 18 2 27 48
2 Celtic 19 14 2 3 38 14 7 1 1 21 4 7 1 2 17 10 24 44
3 Motherwell 18 10 4 4 24 19 3 3 3 7 9 7 1 1 17 10 5 34
4 St Johnstone 19 7 5 7 21 20 3 1 6 11 15 4 4 1 10 5 1 26
5 Heart of Midlothian 19 7 4 8 20 14 6 0 4 16 7 1 4 4 4 7 6 25
6 Kilmarnock 18 5 8 5 24 26 4 4 2 18 15 1 4 3 6 11 -2 23
7 Dundee United 19 5 7 7 25 30 2 3 4 7 9 3 4 3 18 21 -5 22
8 St Mirren 19 5 7 7 18 24 3 2 4 9 9 2 5 3 9 15 -6 22
9 Aberdeen 19 5 5 9 22 26 4 3 3 16 11 1 2 6 6 15 -4 20
10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 19 4 3 12 25 38 2 2 5 10 15 2 1 7 15 23 -13 15
11 Hibernian 18 3 5 10 16 29 1 3 5 8 14 2 2 5 8 15 -13 14
12 Dunfermline Athletic 18 3 5 10 20 40 0 4 4 11 22 3 1 6 9 18 -20 14

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:19 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Spanish La Liga

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/esp.1/spanish-la-liga?cc=5901

2011/2012 SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 16 13 1 2 56 15 6 0 1 29 10 7 1 1 27 5 41 40
2 Barcelona 16 11 4 1 50 8 8 1 0 39 0 3 3 1 11 8 42 37
3 Valencia 16 10 3 3 26 16 6 2 1 18 11 4 1 2 8 5 10 33
4 Levante 16 9 2 5 25 19 6 0 1 15 5 3 2 4 10 14 6 29
5 Osasuna 16 6 7 3 21 28 5 3 0 13 5 1 4 3 8 23 -7 25
6 Sevilla FC 16 6 6 4 18 17 5 1 3 15 14 1 5 1 3 3 1 24
7 Málaga 16 7 3 6 20 22 5 1 1 13 9 2 2 5 7 13 -2 24
8 Espanyol 16 7 2 7 17 20 4 1 2 9 9 3 1 5 8 11 -3 23
9 Athletic Bilbao 16 5 7 4 23 19 3 4 2 15 11 2 3 2 8 8 4 22
10 Atlético Madrid 16 5 4 7 23 27 5 3 1 18 7 0 1 6 5 20 -4 19
11 Real Betis 16 6 1 9 17 22 3 1 3 9 10 3 0 6 8 12 -5 19
12 Getafe 16 5 4 7 17 23 4 3 1 9 6 1 1 6 8 17 -6 19
13 Granada 16 5 4 7 10 16 3 4 2 7 6 2 0 5 3 10 -6 19
14 Mallorca 16 4 6 6 15 22 3 3 3 9 9 1 3 3 6 13 -7 18
15 Real Sociedad 16 4 5 7 16 23 2 3 2 7 7 2 2 5 9 16 -7 17
16 Rayo Vallecano 16 4 4 8 17 25 2 1 4 9 8 2 3 4 8 17 -8 16
17 Villarreal 16 3 6 7 13 23 3 3 1 10 8 0 3 6 3 15 -10 15
18 Sporting Gijon 16 4 3 9 16 27 2 2 5 7 11 2 1 4 9 16 -11 15
19 Racing Santander 16 2 8 6 11 21 2 4 2 4 5 0 4 4 7 16 -10 14
20 Real Zaragoza 16 2 4 10 13 31 2 2 4 6 12 0 2 6 7 19 -18 10

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:20 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Italian Serie A

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/ita.1/italian-serie-a?cc=5901

2011/2012 ITALIAN SERIE A TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Juventus 16 9 7 0 27 11 6 2 0 18 5 3 5 0 9 6 16 34
2 AC Milan 16 10 4 2 35 16 6 2 0 21 4 4 2 2 14 12 19 34
3 Udinese 16 9 5 2 20 9 7 1 0 14 2 2 4 2 6 7 11 32
4 Lazio 16 8 6 2 24 13 3 4 2 10 7 5 2 0 14 6 11 30
5 Internazionale 16 8 2 6 22 19 4 1 3 10 8 4 1 3 12 11 3 26
6 AS Roma 16 7 3 6 21 19 3 2 2 11 9 4 1 4 10 10 2 24
7 Napoli 16 6 6 4 29 18 4 3 2 20 12 2 3 2 9 6 11 24
8 Catania 16 5 7 4 20 23 4 2 2 9 6 1 5 2 11 17 -3 22
9 Palermo 16 6 3 7 18 20 6 0 1 16 7 0 3 6 2 13 -2 21
10 Genoa 16 6 3 7 19 24 4 2 2 10 7 2 1 5 9 17 -5 21
11 Atalanta 16 6 8 2 23 19 4 4 0 11 5 2 4 2 12 14 4 20
12 Chievo Verona 16 5 5 6 13 18 4 3 1 8 4 1 2 5 5 14 -5 20
13 Parma 16 5 4 7 21 26 4 3 2 16 11 1 1 5 5 15 -5 19
14 Fiorentina 16 4 6 6 15 15 4 3 1 14 6 0 3 5 1 9 0 18
15 Cagliari 16 4 6 6 12 17 1 5 2 3 7 3 1 4 9 10 -5 18
16 Bologna 16 4 3 9 14 24 2 1 5 7 13 2 2 4 7 11 -10 15
17 Siena 16 3 6 7 14 16 3 2 3 11 7 0 4 4 3 9 -2 15
18 Novara 16 2 6 8 17 29 2 4 2 12 13 0 2 6 5 16 -12 12
19 Cesena 16 3 3 10 8 20 1 3 4 5 8 2 0 6 3 12 -12 12
20 Lecce 16 2 3 11 17 33 0 1 6 7 15 2 2 5 10 18 -16 9

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:21 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: German Bundesliga

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/ger.1/german-bundesliga?cc=5901

2011/2012 GERMAN BUNDESLIGA TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 12 1 4 43 10 7 0 2 30 3 5 1 2 13 7 33 37
2 Borussia Dortmund 17 10 4 3 35 12 6 1 1 23 5 4 3 2 12 7 23 34
3 Schalke 04 17 11 1 5 38 22 7 0 2 26 9 4 1 3 12 13 16 34
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 10 3 4 25 11 6 3 0 18 6 4 0 4 7 5 14 33
5 Werder Bremen 17 9 2 6 30 31 7 0 1 20 9 2 2 5 10 22 -1 29
6 Bayer Leverkusen 17 7 5 5 22 22 3 2 3 9 11 4 3 2 13 11 0 26
7 Hannover 96 17 5 8 4 20 24 4 5 0 14 10 1 3 4 6 14 -4 23
8 VfB Stuttgart 17 6 4 7 23 20 4 2 3 15 9 2 2 4 8 11 3 22
9 TSG Hoffenheim 17 6 4 7 19 19 3 4 1 9 6 3 0 6 10 13 0 22
10 FC Cologne 17 6 3 8 27 35 4 2 3 14 10 2 1 5 13 25 -8 21
11 Hertha Berlin 17 4 8 5 24 26 2 3 3 11 10 2 5 2 13 16 -2 20
12 VfL Wolfsburg 17 6 2 9 23 34 5 1 2 14 9 1 1 7 9 25 -11 20
13 Hamburg SV 17 4 7 6 21 27 2 4 3 13 12 2 3 3 8 15 -6 19
14 Mainz 17 4 6 7 22 29 3 1 5 12 17 1 5 2 10 12 -7 18
15 Nurnberg 17 5 3 9 17 28 2 3 3 10 12 3 0 6 7 16 -11 18
16 Kaiserslautern 17 3 7 7 13 21 2 3 3 7 11 1 4 4 6 10 -8 16
17 FC Augsburg 17 3 6 8 15 28 2 3 3 8 11 1 3 5 7 17 -13 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 3 4 10 21 39 2 2 5 11 14 1 2 5 10 25 -18 13

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:47 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: French Ligue 1

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/fra.1/french-ligue-1?cc=5901

2011/2012 FRENCH LIGUE 1 TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 19 12 4 3 31 17 7 1 2 16 8 5 3 1 15 9 14 40
2 Montpellier 19 11 4 4 39 23 7 1 1 21 8 4 3 3 18 15 16 37
3 Lille 19 9 9 1 33 19 5 4 1 20 12 4 5 0 13 7 14 36
4 Lyon 19 11 2 6 31 21 7 1 1 19 9 4 1 5 12 12 10 35
5 Stade Rennes 19 9 5 5 29 23 4 5 0 14 9 5 0 5 15 14 6 32
6 Marseille 19 8 7 4 27 18 5 4 1 14 5 3 3 3 13 13 9 31
7 Toulouse 19 8 7 4 20 17 6 3 1 12 6 2 4 3 8 11 3 31
8 St Etienne 19 8 6 5 23 21 4 3 2 11 8 4 3 3 12 13 2 30
9 Lorient 19 6 6 7 18 21 5 4 1 12 4 1 2 6 6 17 -3 24
10 Bordeaux 19 5 8 6 20 22 3 6 1 12 8 2 2 5 8 14 -2 23
11 Evian Thonon Gaillard 19 5 7 7 27 29 5 1 3 17 14 0 6 4 10 15 -2 22
12 Brest 19 3 12 4 19 19 3 6 0 15 10 0 6 4 4 9 0 21
13 Valenciennes 19 5 5 9 18 21 5 3 1 13 4 0 2 8 5 17 -3 20
14 Caen 19 5 5 9 24 29 3 1 5 10 11 2 4 4 14 18 -5 20
15 AJ Auxerre 19 4 7 8 26 30 4 3 3 18 15 0 4 5 8 15 -4 19
16 Dijon FCO 19 5 4 10 20 35 3 2 4 11 13 2 2 6 9 22 -15 19
17 Nice 19 4 6 9 21 23 4 4 2 14 8 0 2 7 7 15 -2 18
18 AS Nancy Lorraine 19 4 6 9 17 26 2 5 3 11 13 2 1 6 6 13 -9 18
19 Sochaux 19 4 6 9 21 34 3 2 5 13 18 1 4 4 8 16 -13 18
20 AC Ajaccio 19 3 6 10 20 36 2 2 5 11 17 1 4 5 9 19 -16 15

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 03:49 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Dutch Eredivisie

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/ned.1/dutch-eredivisie?cc=5901

2011/2012 DUTCH EREDIVISIE TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 AZ Alkmaar 17 12 2 3 36 15 8 0 0 23 2 4 2 3 13 13 21 38
2 PSV Eindhoven 17 11 4 2 48 19 7 1 0 28 6 4 3 2 20 13 29 37
3 Twente Enschede 17 9 6 2 43 18 5 3 0 21 7 4 3 2 22 11 25 33
4 Ajax Amsterdam 17 9 6 2 46 23 4 4 0 23 9 5 2 2 23 14 23 33
5 Feyenoord Rotterdam 17 9 4 4 34 22 5 1 2 18 8 4 3 2 16 14 12 31
6 Vitesse Arnhem 17 8 5 4 23 16 4 3 1 17 7 4 2 3 6 9 7 29
7 Heerenveen 17 7 7 3 39 28 3 4 2 19 16 4 3 1 20 12 11 28
8 FC Groningen 17 7 5 5 29 28 6 2 1 20 10 1 3 4 9 18 1 26
9 Roda JC Kerkrade 17 8 0 9 29 38 6 0 3 23 15 2 0 6 6 23 -9 24
10 NAC Breda 17 6 3 8 24 28 5 2 2 14 10 1 1 6 10 18 -4 21
11 ADO Den Haag 17 6 3 8 22 31 4 2 2 10 6 2 1 6 12 25 -9 21
12 SC Heracles Almelo 17 5 5 7 27 25 4 2 3 17 9 1 3 4 10 16 2 20
13 RKC Waalwijk 17 5 3 9 17 28 2 2 4 9 13 3 1 5 8 15 -11 18
14 FC Utrecht 17 4 5 8 28 35 3 3 2 21 21 1 2 6 7 14 -7 17
15 NEC Nijmegen 17 5 2 10 17 27 4 0 5 11 12 1 2 5 6 15 -10 17
16 De Graafschap 17 3 3 11 16 39 2 0 7 10 20 1 3 4 6 19 -23 12
17 VVV Venlo 17 2 4 11 16 42 2 4 3 13 14 0 0 8 3 28 -26 10
18 Excelsior 17 1 5 11 9 41 1 3 5 5 16 0 2 6 4 25 -32 8

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 04:01 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Portuguese Liga

As of December 23, 2011 (Winter Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/fixtures/_/league/por.1/portuguese-liga?cc=5901

2011/2012 PORTUGUESE LIGA TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 FC Porto 13 10 3 0 32 8 6 1 0 21 5 4 2 0 11 3 24 33
2 Benfica 13 10 3 0 30 11 7 0 0 21 6 3 3 0 9 5 19 33
3 Sporting Lisbon 13 8 3 2 26 12 4 1 1 16 6 4 2 1 10 6 14 27
4 Braga 13 7 4 2 24 12 5 1 0 16 4 2 3 2 8 8 12 25
5 Maritimo 13 6 4 3 18 16 4 1 1 8 5 2 3 2 10 11 2 22
6 Académica de Coimbra 13 5 2 6 17 17 3 2 2 10 5 2 0 4 7 12 0 17
7 Beira Mar 13 4 4 5 11 8 1 2 3 3 5 3 2 2 8 3 3 16
8 Gil Vicente 13 3 6 4 13 20 2 4 0 7 4 1 2 4 6 16 -7 15
9 Guimaraes 13 4 2 7 18 16 2 2 3 7 8 2 0 4 11 8 2 14
10 Olhanense 13 3 5 5 14 17 2 2 3 9 11 1 3 2 5 6 -3 14
11 Feirense 13 3 5 5 11 19 2 4 1 6 5 1 1 4 5 14 -8 14
12 Vitoria Setubal 13 3 4 6 9 19 3 2 1 6 4 0 2 5 3 15 -10 13
13 Uniao Leiria 13 4 0 9 14 23 3 0 3 8 10 1 0 6 6 13 -9 12
14 CD Nacional de Madeira 13 3 3 7 9 24 3 2 2 8 10 0 1 5 1 14 -15 12
15 Rio Ave 13 3 2 8 12 19 3 1 2 8 5 0 1 6 4 14 -7 11
16 Paços de Ferreira 13 2 2 9 13 30 2 1 4 9 15 0 1 5 4 15 -17 8

BroadwayBomber55
12-23-11, 04:49 PM
European Domestic Football League Standings: Portuguese Liga

As of December 23, 2011 (Christmas Break)

From ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/gre.1/greek-super-league?cc=5901

2011/2012 GREEK SUPER LEAGUE TABLE
OVERALL HOME AWAY
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Olympiakos 14 10 3 1 35 12 5 2 0 17 5 5 1 1 18 7 23 33
2 Panathinaikos 12 9 2 1 29 14 5 0 0 16 5 4 2 1 13 9 15 29
3 AEK Athens 14 9 1 4 22 16 6 1 0 12 3 3 0 4 10 13 6 28
4 Atromitos 13 6 5 2 14 13 5 2 0 9 4 1 3 2 5 9 1 23
5 PAOK Salonika 14 6 4 4 20 13 4 2 1 11 4 2 2 3 9 9 7 22
6 FC Xanthi 14 6 3 5 20 15 4 1 2 14 9 2 2 3 6 6 5 21
7 OFI Crete 13 5 4 4 16 13 3 2 1 8 3 2 2 3 8 10 3 19
8 Ergotelis 14 5 3 6 15 18 4 2 1 11 7 1 1 5 4 11 -3 18
9 Panetolikos 12 4 3 5 10 14 3 1 2 6 5 1 2 3 4 9 -4 15
10 Panionios 14 3 4 7 12 17 1 1 5 7 14 2 3 2 5 3 -5 13
11 Asteras Tripoli 12 3 3 6 7 15 3 3 0 5 1 0 0 6 2 14 -8 12
12 Aris Salonika 12 2 5 5 9 13 1 3 2 6 6 1 2 3 3 7 -4 11
13 Giannina 12 2 4 6 12 18 2 3 1 7 6 0 1 5 5 12 -6 10
14 Kerkyra 12 1 4 7 7 19 1 1 4 6 15 0 3 3 1 4 -12 7
15 Levadiakos 7 1 3 3 4 9 1 1 2 1 5 0 2 1 3 4 -5 6
16 Doxa Dramas 7 0 1 6 1 14 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 3 1 9 -13 1

BroadwayBomber55
12-24-11, 02:29 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: December 24-28, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
It's the Old Firm derby Part 2, this time from Parkhead as Celtic host Rangers in Celtic Park midweek.

Neil Lennon's men need a win to cut the SPL lead to a single point while a win for Ally McCoist's troops and it will be a 7-point gap with Rangers having the edge head-to-head in the first two games.

Saturday 24th December
12:30 Inverness vs Aberdeen
12:45 St Mirren vs Rangers
13:00 Hearts vs Motherwell
13:30 Celtic vs Kilmarnock
13:30 Dundee Utd vs Hibernian
13:30 Dunf'mline vs St Johnstn

Wednesday 28th December
19:45 Aberdeen vs Hearts
19:45 Celtic vs Rangers
19:45 Hibernian vs Inverness
19:45 Motherwell vs Dunf'mline
19:45 St Johnstn vs Kilmarnock
19:45 St Mirren vs Dundee Utd

Greek Super League
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
10:15 ET OFI Crete v Levadiakos
12:30 ET Aris Salonika v Doxa Dramas

BroadwayBomber55
12-24-11, 11:46 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: December 24-28, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic closes the gap on Rangers to one point for the SPL lead heading to Part 2 of their Old Firm derby on Wednesday.

Neil Lennon's men defeated Kilmarnock 2-1 at Celtic Park.

A Georgios Samaras double help Celtic's cause while Danny Racchi pulled one back for the Killie's with three minutes to go, but couldn't find the equalizer.

Meanwhile, Ally McCoist's men succumbed to a 2-1 loss on the road to St. Mirren.

Lee Wallace gave Rangers a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, but lost Lee McCulloch to a straight red card for his reckless foul on Carey.

Two goals before halftime from Aaron Mooy off a Paul McGowan pass in the 44th minute and McGowan scored his goal in the second minute of first half stoppage time.

Things went from bad to worse to awful for Rangers after Dorin Goian was sent off in the 87th minute after receiving two yellow cards as Rangers were down to nine men.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen

St Mirren 2-1 Rangers

Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Motherwell

Celtic 2-1 Kilmarnock

Dundee United 3-1 Hibernian

Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 St Johnstone

BroadwayBomber55
12-28-11, 02:58 PM
BB55's Primer - Old Firm Part 2: Celtic v. Rangers, Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Rangers' lead for the SPL title is down to one point heading to Part 2 of the Old Firm derby.

Celtic has won eight straight SPL games while Rangers are coming off a 2-1 loss to St. Mirren when they were down to nine men.

Ally McCoist's men lost their spark plug in midfield in Steven Naismith whose creative bite and energy sapped their scoring flair.

A loss to Celtic could put more heat on McCoist.

BB55's Prediction: With Celtic having the momentum on their side, McCoist, Nikica Jelavic, Kyle Lafferty and the Ibrox company need to step up their games.

The likes of Gary Hooper, James Forrest and Anthony Stokes are licking their chops.

Should be an interesting second meeting and I think it will end in a draw.

BB55's Final Verdict: Celtic 1-1 Rangers

BroadwayBomber55
12-29-11, 06:45 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: December 28, 2011

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic squeaked by Rangers 1-0 in Part 2 of the Old Firm Glasgow derby at Celtic Park to move into the SPL summit.

However, Rangers manager Ally McCoist was hopping mad at referee Willie Collum and his assistants for not giving Lee Wallace a goal in the sixth minute when he thought his header was completely over the line before Celtic's Fraser Forster scooped it away after it hit the woodwork.

But no goal was called.

Joe Ledley scored the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute with his header off a Charlie Mulgrew cross.

Celtic peppered Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor who had six saves in the contest.

Celtic leads by two points over Rangers heading to the New Year.

Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

Celtic 1-0 Rangers

Hibernian 1-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

St Johnstone 2-0 Kilmarnock

St Mirren 2-2 Dundee United

Motherwell P-P Dunfermline Athletic
- Match postponed due to high winds.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1001824/motherwell-game-postponed-due-to-high-winds

Greek Super League
OFI Crete 0-1 Levadiakos

Aris Salonika 2-0 Doxa Dramas

BroadwayBomber55
12-29-11, 06:46 PM
European Domestic Football News

German Bundesliga
Manager Marcus Sorg and Freiburg part ways
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1002038/freiburg-confirm-dismissal-of-coach-marcus-sorg?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
12-30-11, 02:10 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues News

Former AC Milan and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti set to join Paris Saint-Germain as manager
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1002302/paris-saint-germain-appoint-carlo-ancelotti-as-coach

Real Zaragoza sack former Atletico Madrid and Mexico national team coach Javier Aguirre
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1002180/real-zaragoza-sack-coach-aguirre

BroadwayBomber55
12-30-11, 02:13 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: January 2-4, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Monday 2nd January
12:15 Hibernian vs Hearts
14:00 Inverness vs St Johnstn
15:00 Dundee Utd vs Aberdeen
15:00 Dunf'mline vs Celtic
15:00 Kilmarnock vs St Mirren
15:00 Rangers vs Motherwell

Greek Super League
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
10:15 ET Giannina v OFI Crete
10:15 ET Panionios v Asteras Tripoli

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
8:00 ET Ergotelis v FC Xanthi
8:00 ET Kerkyra v Aris Salonika
10:15 ET Panetolikos v Panathinaikos
12:30 ET Olympiakos v Atromitos

BroadwayBomber55
12-30-11, 02:36 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: January 2-5, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
First Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Will Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the quarterfinals? The El Clasico rivals need to beat Osasuna and Malaga over two legs to advance.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
2:00 ET Albacete v Athletic Bilbao

3:00 ET AD Alcorcon v Levante

3:00 ET Mirandes v Racing Santander

4:00 ET Real Sociedad v Mallorca

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
2:00 ET Real Madrid v Málaga
4:00 ET Barcelona v Osasuna

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
2:00 ET Cordoba v Espanyol
4:00 ET Valencia v Sevilla FC

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage
From Liga Portugal and Soccerway.com

Mon 02/01/12
Gil Vicente 08:00 Moreirense

Marítimo 11:00 Santa Clara

Vitória Setúbal 11:00 Estoril

Rio Ave 12:45 Sporting CP

Tue 03/01/12
Portimonense 09:00 Penafiel

Nacional 11:15 Sporting Braga

Vitória Guimarães 12:45 Benfica

BroadwayBomber55
01-01-12, 12:42 AM
UEFA Champions League news

FC Basel will be in the UEFA Champions League...
Swiss league relents, punishes FC Sion
http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/7403382/swiss-league-docks-fc-sion-36-points-avoid-fifa-ban

BroadwayBomber55
01-02-12, 12:54 PM
January Transfer Clockwatches and Blogs: January 2, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/de_rossi_the_man_for_city.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/clockwatch

BBC Sport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14752594.stm

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-03-12, 12:48 PM
January Transfer Clockwatch and Blogs: January 3, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove//archives/2012/01/sunderland_star_shock_arsenal_1.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/clockwatch

BBC Sport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14752594.stm

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

Fiorentina's Alberto Gilardino goes to Genoa
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1003900/fiorentina's-gilardino-makes-genoa-switch?cc=5901

Slobodan Medojevic and Ferhan Hasani sign with Wolfsburg
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1003850/wolfsburg-seal-deals-for-slobodan-medojevic-and-ferhan-hasani?cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
01-03-12, 04:28 PM
Co Adriaanse out at FC Twente
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1003852/co-adriaanse-out-at-twente,-steve-mcclaren-back?&cc=5901

BroadwayBomber55
01-03-12, 07:52 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 2, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
The Old Firm rivals strolled to victory.

Rangers dispatched Motherwell 3-0 at Ibrox.

David Healy struck in the 35th minute and assisted on Sone Aluko's 55th minute goal.

Motherwell's Stephen Craigan scored an own goal for Rangers in the 73rd minute.

Meanwhile, Celtic maintained their first place standing after a 3-0 whitewash over Dunfermline Athletic.

Charlie Mulgrew and Victor Wanyama each had a goal and assist.

And Anthony Stokes scored his 9th SPL goal this season.

Hibernian 1-3 Heart of Midlothian

Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen

Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 Celtic

Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren

Rangers 3-0 Motherwell

Inverness Caledonian Thistle P-P St. Johnstone
- Match postponed due to weather.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16331187.stm

BroadwayBomber55
01-04-12, 11:04 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 2, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage
From Liga Portugal and Soccerway.com

Mon 02/01/12
Gil Vicente 2-1 Moreirense

Marítimo 2-0 Santa Clara

Vitória Setúbal 3-1 Estoril

Rio Ave 1-1 Sporting CP

BroadwayBomber55
01-04-12, 12:34 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 3, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
First Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Note: Away goals rule applies.

Defending and 18-time Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid moved a step closer to the quarterfinals after edging Malaga 3-2 in the first leg from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Manuel Pellegrini's men scored two away goals from Sergio Sanchez and Martin Demichelis in the 10th and 29th minute before three goals in 10 minutes from Sami Khedira in the 68th minute, Gonzalo Higuain two minutes later and Karim Benzema in the 78th minute lifts the Merengues to a first leg win.

Two third-tier sides Mirandes and Albacete boosted their chances of advancing to the Last 8.

Mirandes recorded a 2-0 home victory over Racing Santander. Munoz Pablo Infante and Mikel Martins struck for the Burgos Province side.

Meanwhile. Albacete held 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao to a goalless stalemate at home where any result will do for the Clockwork Cheese.

And Segunda Division side Alcorcon edged Levante 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Francisco Borja and Alberto Nagore. Miguel Pallardó netted an away goal for Levante.

Albacete 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

AD Alcorcon 2-1 Levante

Mirandes 2-0 Racing Santander

Real Madrid 3-2 Málaga

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage
From Liga Portugal and Soccerway.com

Portimonense 0-1 Penafiel

Nacional 1-2 Sporting Braga

Vitória Guimarães 1-4 Benfica

BroadwayBomber55
01-04-12, 12:35 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 3, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Greek Super League
Giannina 0-0 OFI Crete

Panionios 2-0 Asteras Tripoli

AEK Athens 0-0 Doxa Dramas

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 12:25 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 4, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Greek Super League
Ergotelis 1-2 FC Xanthi

Kerkyra 1-0 Aris Salonika

Panetolikos 1-1 Panathinaikos

PAOK Salonika 3-1 Levadiakos

Olympiakos 1-0 Atromitos

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 12:35 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 4, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
First Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Note: Away goals rule applies.

25-time Copa del Rey winners Barcelona moved one step closer to the quarterfinals with a
4-0 rout over Osasuna in their first leg from Camp Nou.

Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi each scored twice.

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad doubled up Mallorca 2-0 in their first leg thanks to Mikel Aranburu and Imanol Agirretxe.

Real Sociedad 2-0 Mallorca

Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 12:36 PM
January Transfer Clockwatch and Blogs: January 5, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/china_in_your_hand.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/clockwatch

BBC Sport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14752594.stm

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 10:55 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 5, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
First Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Segunda Division side Cordoba moved one step closer to the Copa del Rey Quarterfinals after winning the first leg in comeback fashion over 4-time winners Espanyol 2-1.

Sergio García gave the Blanquiblaus a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute.

However, Espanyol GK Francisco Casilla saw dead red in the 51st minute after his foul on Jose Diaz in the area gave Cordoba a penalty kick.

But substitute goalkeeper Cristian Alvarez saved Diaz's attempt.

Still, Cordoba stunned Espanyol late.

Borja Garcia tied the game at 1 in the 81st minute and Carlos Caballero fired home the winner four minutes later.

Meanwhile, 7-time winners Valencia edged out 5-time winners Sevilla 1-0 at the Mestalla.

Jonas scored the only goal of the game in the 33rd minute.

Cordoba 2-1 Espanyol

Valencia 1-0 Sevilla FC

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 11:07 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: January 6-9, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
The Spanish Primera Liga returns from their winter break.

The match headlining this week is the Barcelona derby between big brother FC Barcelona and little brother Espanyol from Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.

Also, the Valencian Community derby, the Derby de la Comunitat between Villarreal and Valencia.

Saturday 7th January
17:00 Levante vs Mallorca
17:00 R Santandr vs Zaragoza
17:00 Sociedad vs Osasuna
19:00 Real Mad'd vs Granada
21:00 Malaga vs Atletico M

Sunday 8th January
11:00 R Vallecano vs Sevilla
15:00 Getafe vs Bilbao
17:00 Villarreal vs Valencia
18:45 Real Betis vs Sporting G
20:30 Espanyol vs Barcelona

Italian Serie A
Heavy hitters like AC Milan, Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma all have Coppa Italia tuneups as they return from the winter break.

Saturday 7th January
17:00 Siena vs Lazio
19:45 Inter vs Parma

Sunday 8th January
11:30 Udinese vs Cesena
14:00 Atalanta vs AC Milan
14:00 Bologna vs Catania
14:00 Cagliari vs Genoa
14:00 Lecce vs Juventus
14:00 Novara vs Fiorentina
14:00 Roma vs Chievo
19:45 Palermo vs Napoli

Portuguese Liga
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
3:15 ET Vitoria Setubal v Académica de Coimbra

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
3:15 ET Sporting Lisbon v FC Porto

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
11:00 ET Gil Vicente v CD Nacional de Madeira
11:00 ET Maritimo v Olhanense
11:00 ET Rio Ave v Paços de Ferreira
1:15 ET Uniao Leiria v Benfica
3:15 ET Guimaraes v Feirense

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
3:15 ET Beira Mar v Braga

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
10:15 ET Asteras Tripoli v Panetolikos
10:15 ET Ergotelis v Panionios
12:30 ET Levadiakos v AEK Athens

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
8:00 ET Aris Salonika v Giannina
8:00 ET Atromitos v OFI Crete
8:00 ET FC Xanthi v PAOK Salonika
10:15 ET Panathinaikos v Kerkyra
12:30 ET Doxa Dramas v Olympiakos

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 11:24 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: January 6-12, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round
From BBC Sport

35-time and defending Scottish Cup winners Celtic and 33-time Scottish Cup champions Rangers enter in this round.

Saturday, 7 January 2012
Dundee v Kilmarnock, R4, 12:30
Airdrie Utd v Dundee Utd, R4, 15:00
Cowdenbeath v Hibernian, R4, 15:00
Falkirk v East Fife, R4, 15:00
Forfar v Aberdeen, R4, 15:00
Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot, R4, 15:00
Inverness CT v Dunfermline, R4, 15:00
Livingston v Ayr, R4, 15:00
Motherwell v Queen's Park, R4, 15:00
Partick Thistle v Queen of South, R4, 15:00
Raith Rovers v Morton, R4, 15:00
Ross County v Stenhousemuir, R4, 15:00
St Johnstone v Brechin, R4, 15:00
St Mirren v Hamilton, R4, 15:00

Sunday, 8 January 2012
Arbroath v Rangers, R4, 12:45
Peterhead v Celtic, R4, 15:00

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Note: Away goals rule applies.

Will Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the quarterfinals? They could face off if both El Clasico rivals go past their Round of 16 foes Osasuna and Malaga respectively.

Any result or a 1-goal loss with scoring 3 away goals will help Real Madrid against Malaga.

For Barcelona, they can lose 5-1 to Osasuna and still advance via the away goals rule.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
2:00 ET Mallorca v Real Sociedad
- First Leg Result: Real Sociedad 2–0 Mallorca

3:00 ET Racing Santander v Mirandes
- First Leg Result: Mirandés 2–0 Racing Santander

4:00 ET Málaga v Real Madrid
- First Leg Result: Real Madrid 3-2 Malaga

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
2:00 ET Levante v AD Alcorcon
- First Leg Result: Alcorcón 2–1 Levante

3:00 ET Espanyol v Cordoba
- First Leg Result: Cordoba 2-1 Espanyol

4:00 ET Sevilla FC v Valencia
- First Leg Result: Valencia 1-0 Sevilla

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
2:00 ET Athletic Bilbao v Albacete
- First Leg Result: Albacete 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

4:00 ET Osasuna v Barcelona
- First Leg Result: Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16 Fixtures
From LegaSerieA.it
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

Will both Rome derby rivals Roma and Lazio advance?

Lazio - Hellas Verona 10/01/2012
21:00

Udinese - ChievoVerona 11/01/2012
17:30

Roma - Fiorentina 11/01/2012
20:45

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011&promo=superflash&sujet=CFRA_32

The 20 Ligue 1 clubs enter in the Round of 64 of the Coupe de France including heavy hitters Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon and defending holders Lille.

French Ligue 1
French League Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de la Ligue
Quarterfinals
From Ligue1.com
Tuesday 10 January 2012
20:45 SM Caen - Olympique de Marseille

Wednesday 11 January 2012
17:00 OGC Nice - Dijon FCO
18:45 Le Mans FC - FC Lorient
20:50 Olympique Lyonnais - LOSC Lille Métropole

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Semifinals - First Leg
From Soccerway.com
Note: Away goals rule applies.

Wed 11/01/12
Sporting CP 12:15 Nacional

Thu 12/01/12
Académica 12:15 UD Oliveirense

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Wed 11/01/12
Kerkyra 04 : 00 Doxa Dramas

PAS Giannina 06 : 00 Asteras Tripolis

Olympiakos Piraeus 09 : 00 Thrasyvoulos

Panionios 11 : 00 Panathinaikos

Thu 12/01/12
Atromitos 10 : 00 Aris

BroadwayBomber55
01-05-12, 11:27 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Standings

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round
Group Stage - After Matchday 1
From Liga Portugal and Soccerway.com
http://www.lpfp.pt/bwincup/pages/jornada.aspx#

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Gil Vicente 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Rio Ave 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Sporting CP 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Moreirense 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Benfica 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 3
Marítimo 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
Santa Clara 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Vitória de Guimarães 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0

Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
SC Braga 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Penafiel 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
Portimonense 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
Nacional 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vitória de Setúbal 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
FC Porto 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Paços de Ferreira 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Estoril 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0

BroadwayBomber55
01-07-12, 02:16 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 6, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Portuguese Liga
Vitoria Setubal 1-1 Académica de Coimbra

BroadwayBomber55
01-07-12, 02:17 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 6, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011&promo=superflash&sujet=CFRA_32

BroadwayBomber55
01-08-12, 03:12 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 7, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid kept their top spot in the La Liga standings with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Granada.

Mesut Ozil had three assists. Karim Benzema had two goals. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 21st La Liga goal. Gonzalo Higuaín and Sergio Ramos chipped in with goals.

Bernardo's header before halftime lifts Racing Santander out of the relegation zone after a 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza.

The matches between Levante-Mallorca, Real Sociedad-Osasuna and Malaga-Atletico Madrid ended goalless.

Levante 0-0 Mallorca

Racing Santander 1-0 Real Zaragoza

Real Sociedad 0-0 Osasuna

Real Madrid 5-1 Granada

Málaga 0-0 Atlético Madrid

Italian Serie A
Siena thrashed Lazio 4-0.

Mattia Destro scored a brace. Emanuele Calaiò netted two penalties.

First Calaio penalty scored was in the 35th minute after Lazio's Marius Stankevicius fouled Franco Brienza in the penalty area.

The second Calaio penalty was scored in the 45th minute before halftime when Albano Bizzarri saw dead red for a nasty challenge on Destro in the penalty area.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan are five points behind AC Milan and Juventus after a 5-0 crippling on Parma.

Diego Milito's two goals and assist set the tone for the Nerazzurri. Thiago Motta, Giampaolo Pazzini and Marco Davide Faraoni also scored for Inter.

Siena 4-0 Lazio

Internazionale 5-0 Parma

Portuguese Liga
Sporting Lisbon 0-0 FC Porto

Greek Super League
Asteras Tripoli 1-0 Panetolikos

Ergotelis 1-0 Panionios

Levadiakos 0-2 AEK Athens

BroadwayBomber55
01-08-12, 03:21 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 7, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round
From BBC Sport and ESPN Soccernet

Dundee 1-1 Kilmarnock

Airdrie United 2-6 Dundee United

Cowdenbeath 2-3 Hibernian

Falkirk 2-0 East Fife

Forfar Athletic 0-4 Aberdeen

Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Auchinleck Talbot

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Livingston 1-2 Ayr United

Motherwell 4-0 Queen's Park

Partick Thistle 0-1 Queen of the South

Raith Rovers 1-2 Greenock Morton

Ross County 7-0 Stenhousemuir

St Johnstone 2-1 Brechin City

St Mirren 0-0 Hamilton Academical

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011&promo=superflash&sujet=CFRA_32

10-time winners Marseille advanced thanks to Jordan Ayew's brace setting the tone in a 5-0 romp over Red Star FC 93.

Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole netted a hat-trick as defending Coupe de France and 6-time French Cup champions Lille vaporized Chantilly 6-0.

3-time winners Bordeaux eliminated 6-time winners St Etienne 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

And Caen and Sochaux sent packing by lower-league sides.

BroadwayBomber55
01-09-12, 12:04 PM
So, who will win the 2011 FIFA Ballon D'or? Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi or Lionel Messi

It will be decided on January 9, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.
http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
01-09-12, 01:04 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 8, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Barcelona's bid for a fourth straight Spanish Primera Liga title took a big blow after dropping points in a 1-1 stalemate in the Barcelona derby against Espanyol at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.

Cesc Fábregas scored his 9th La Liga goal of the season in the 16th minute to give Barca a 1-0 lead.

But Álvaro Vásquez scored a header from a corner set piece with four minutes to go and stole a point for Espanyol.

Barcelona trails Real Madrid by five points after both El Clasico rivals played 17 matches.

Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano earned a 2-1 victory over Sevilla.

Miguel Pérez Cuesta and Raúl Tamudo gave Rayo a 2-0 lead before Julien Escudé got Sevilla on the board in the 62nd minute.

Real Betis moved into the Top 10 after doubling up Sporting Gijon 2-0.

Roque Santa Cruz and Jorge Molina tallied the goals for Betis and Casto earned a five-save clean sheet.

In the Derby de la Comunitat, Villarreal and Valencia drew Desmond 2-2.

Marco Rubén and Gonzalo gave the Yellow Submarine a 2-0 lead after 18 minutes, but Los Che scored the last two goals with Sofiane Feghouli scoring in the 41st minute and Aritz Aduriz came off the bench and grabbed the equalizer with three minutes to go.

Getafe and Athletic Bilbao ended goalless.

Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Sevilla FC

Getafe 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

Villarreal 2-2 Valencia

Real Betis 2-0 Sporting Gijon

Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona

Italian Serie A
AC Milan, Juventus and Udinese maintain their Top 3 spots.

The Rossoneri kept top spot based on goal differential with a 2-0 road victory over Atalanta.

Atalanta defender Thomas Manfredini hauled down Alex Pato in the penalty area in the 22nd minute to give Milan a penalty. Zlatan Ibrahimovic slots in the spot kick for his 12th Italian Serie A goal this season.

The Big Swede then found Kevin-Prince Boateng in the 82nd minute to seal the three points for AC Milan.

Meanwhile, Juventus earned a 1-0 win over Lecce.

Alessandro Matri came off the bench replacing an injured Fabio Quagliarella and scored the only goal of the game with a header in the 27th minute.

Udinese thrashed Cesena 4-1. Antonio Di Natale led the charge with a brace. Kwadwo Asamoah added a goal and assist. Dusan Bašta completed Udinese's four goals in the rout.

Two Francesco Totti's penalties helps Roma dispossess Chievo Verona 2-0.

Chievo's Nicolas Frey hauled down Erik Lamela inside the area in the 34th minute which sets up Totti's first converted spot kick. The second came when Bostjan Cesar was penalized for a handball in the area in the 78th minute.

Bologna earned a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Marco Di Vaio and Nicolò Cherubin.

Cagliari moved into the Top 10 with a 3-0 win over Genoa.

A 12th minute penalty from Joaquin Larrivey, Segundo Ibarbo's 56th minute strike and an own goal in the 72nd minute Andreas Granqvist sealed the three points for Cagliari.

Genoa's Emiliano Moretti was sent off in the 66th minute for a bad foul on Victor Ibarbo.

A Stevan Jovetic double and a Riccardo Montolivo strike lifts Fiorentina to a 3-0 triumph over Novara.

Marek Hamsik's goal and assist lifts Napoli to a 3-1 victory over Palermo.

Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev also scored for Napoli.

Udinese 4-1 Cesena

AS Roma 2-0 Chievo Verona

Atalanta 0-2 AC Milan

Bologna 2-0 Catania

Cagliari 3-0 Genoa

Lecce 0-1 Juventus

Novara 0-3 Fiorentina

Palermo 1-3 Napoli

Portuguese Liga
Gil Vicente 0-3 CD Nacional de Madeira

Maritimo 2-1 Olhanense

Rio Ave 1-0 Paços de Ferreira

Uniao Leiria 0-4 Benfica

Guimaraes 1-0 Feirense

Greek Super League
Aris Salonika 1-0 Giannina

Atromitos 2-0 OFI Crete

FC Xanthi 0-0 PAOK Salonika

Panathinaikos 1-0 Kerkyra

Doxa Dramas 0-0 Olympiakos

BroadwayBomber55
01-09-12, 04:31 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 8, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round
From BBC Sport and ESPN Soccernet

The Old Firm rivals move on to the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.

35-time winners Celtic trip up Scottish Third Division side Peterhead 3-0 behind Anthony Stokes' hat-trick.

Meanwhile, 33-time winners Rangers pasted Scottish Second Division side Arbroath 4-0.

David Healy, a Craig Wedderburn own goal, Nikica Jelavic and Salim Kerkar struck for Ally McCoist's men.

Arbroath 0-4 Rangers

Peterhead 0-3 Celtic

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&sa_no=2011&gp_no=1&pj_no=3

4-time winners Lyon and 8-time winners Paris Saint-Germain advance in the Coupe de France.

carollarochelle
01-09-12, 11:42 PM
Because of Anthony Stokes' hat-trick in the match against Peterhead he was back on the level terms with his strike partner Hooper..

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BroadwayBomber55
01-09-12, 11:59 PM
Because of Anthony Stokes' hat-trick in the match against Peterhead he was back on the level terms with his strike partner Hooper..

Both Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper are carrying Celtic.

Neil Lennon's men are red hot and flying catching Rangers and leading the SPL table.

BroadwayBomber55
01-10-12, 01:29 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 9, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Portuguese Liga
Beira Mar 1-2 Braga

BroadwayBomber55
01-10-12, 01:31 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 9, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 64
From FFF.fr
http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011&promo=superflash&sujet=CFRA_32

5-time winners Monaco are bounced out by Angers SCO

BroadwayBomber55
01-10-12, 01:33 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments News

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32: January 8, 2012
From FFF.fr and Yahoo! Sports UK and Ireland

Ties to be played on January 21-22, 2012
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/08012012/58/ligue-1-coupe-de-france-32-draw.html


Valence (IV) v Evian Thonon Gaillard
Dijon v Istres (II)
Olympique Marseille v Le Havre (II)
Limoges (IV) v Drancy (IV)
Sable sur Sarthe (IV) v Paris St Germain
Nice v Stade Rennes
Niort (III) v Orleans (III)
Valenciennes v Bastia (II)
AJ Auxerre v Chateauroux (II)
Lucon (IV) v Olympique Lyon
GFCO Ajaccio (III) v Troyes (II)
Bourg-Peronnas (IV) v AC Ajaccio
Compiegne (IV) v Lille
Créteil (III) v Girondins Bordeaux
Tours (II) v Montpellier
Quevilly (III) v Angers (II)

BroadwayBomber55
01-11-12, 01:50 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 10, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Defending and 18-time Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey tournament with a 1-0 second leg win over Malaga.

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute.

Real Madrid won 4-2 on aggregate.

2ªB - Group 2 side Mirandes advanced to the last 8 after eliminating Racing Santander in a 1-1 draw in the second leg and won 3-1 on aggregate.

Pedro Alvarez Munitis gave Racing some hope with his goal in the 35th minute, but in the 73rd minute, Munoz Pablo Infante scored an away goal for Mirandes to send them through.

Finally, Mallorca overturned a 2-0 Real Sociedad win into a 6-1 second leg rout at the Iberostar Stadium to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-3 aggregate win.

Diego Ifran gave Sociedad a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, but a four-goal surge in six minutes gave Mallorca a 4-1 halftime lead. Gonzalo Castro led the charge with a brace including his 40th minute strike when Real Sociedad goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai casually tosses the ball out in front of him and Castro pounced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElER4dZSaOs&feature=plcp&context=C3a39ab3UDOEgsToPDskLhKbLcE65nS2Nk4RI-c0Eh

Tomer Hemad also scored a brace and Nunes and Alejandro Ligero Alfaro chipped in.

Mallorca 6-1 Real Sociedad
- Mallorca wins 6-3 on aggregate.

Racing Santander 1-1 Mirandes
- Mirandes wins 3-1 on aggregate.

Málaga 0-1 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid wins 4-2 on aggregate.

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

In a back-and-forth encounter, 5-time winners Lazio advanced to the Quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Serie B side Hellas Verona 3-2.

Andre Dias and Tommaso Rocchi gave Lazio a 2-0 lead before Emanuele Berrettoni and Marco D'Alessandro scored the next two goals for Hellas Verona.

But Hernanes scored at the death to send Lazio through.

Lazio 3-2 Hellas Verona

French Ligue 1
French League Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de la Ligue
Quarterfinals
From Ligue1.com
Tuesday 10 January 2012

Mathieu Valbuena's brace sends Marseille to the semifinals of the Coupe de la Ligue.

Valbuena's double and Loic Remy's goal in the 21st minute kept Didier Deschamps and l'Om's chances of a three-peat in the French League Cup tournament after a 3-0 win over Caen.

SM Caen 0-3 Olympique de Marseille

BroadwayBomber55
01-11-12, 02:21 PM
Congratulations Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona and Argentine international winger won his third consecutive FIFA Ballon D'Or award.

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola won the manager of the year honor.

And FIFA President Sepp Blatter awarded the 2011 FIFA Presidental Award to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=1565454/index.html

5 Barcelona 4 Real Madrid, and 2 Manchester United players were named in the 2011 FIFA World XI.
http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/world11/index.html

RMCF: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo

FCB: Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi

MUFC: Nemanja Vidic and Wayne Rooney

BroadwayBomber55
01-12-12, 12:38 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 11, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

Levante ended Segunda Division side Alcorcon's run in the Copa del Rey with a 4-0 second leg win and 5-2 on aggregate.

Jose Barkero, Roger Marti Salvador, Vicente de la Fuente Iborra and Suarez Ruben struck for Levante.

Alvaro Vazquez is the hat-trick hero for 4-time winners Espanyol with a 4-2 second leg victory over Segunda Division outfit Cordoba and 5-4 on aggregate.

The Blanquiblaus raced out to a 3-0 lead when Vazquez scored twice in the first 21 minutes and Didac scored in the 36th minute.

But Cordoba scored two away goals from Aguilar Alberto in the 40th minute and Sanchez Pepe Diaz four minutes into the second half.

It looked like Cordoba was going to advance via away goals, but Vazquez scored his third goal with two minutes to go to give Espanyol a 2-goal win.

The away goals rule did apply in the tie between Valencia and Sevilla.

The 5-time winning Sevillistas won the second leg 2-1, but the 7-time winning Los Che side advanced via the away goals rule.

Roberto Soldado struck first for Valencia in the 66th minute as he scored his third Copa del Rey goal to give Unai Emery's men an away goal.

An Ivan Rakitic 70th minute goal and an own goal from Victor Ruiz gave Sevilla hope, but it was too late.

Levante 4-0 AD Alcorcon
- Levante wins 5-2 on aggregate.

Espanyol 4-2 Cordoba
- Espanyol wins 5-4 on aggregate.

Sevilla FC 2-1 Valencia
- Aggregate tied 2-2. Valencia via the away goals rule (+1 away goal differential, 1-0).

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

Chievo Verona knocks off Udinese 2-1 to advance to the Quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia tournament.

Paolo Sammarco gave the Gialloblu a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.

But Antonio Di Natale tied the game at 1 with six minutes to go.

Cyril Thereau won the game for Chievo Verona in stoppage time to advance to the last 8.

9-time winners Roma whitewashed 6-time winners Fiorentina 3-0.

A Erik Lamela double and a goal from Fabio Borini sealed Roma's spot in the Last 8.

Udinese 1-2 Chievo Verona

AS Roma 3-0 Fiorentina

French Ligue 1
French League Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de la Ligue
Quarterfinals
From Ligue1.com

2001 Coupe de la Ligue winners Lyon advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Lille.

Mouhamadou Dabo was sent off for Lyon in the 11th minute and Lille's Joe Cole took advantage with his goal in the 28th minute.

But goals from Kim Kallstrom and Lisandro Lopez sent Lyon through and it was 10 v. 10 when Lille's Mathieu Bebuchy was ejected after receiving two yellow cards.

Nice advanced to the final four with a 5-3 win in penalties after a 3-3 draw with Dijon after 120 minutes.

Thomas Guerbert and Brice Jovial scored for Dijon while Anthony Mounier and Renato Civelli scored for Nice in normal time.

With three minutes to go in extra time, a Eric Bautheac penalty would've sent Dijon through.

But in the 119th minute, Lucaino Fabian Monzon forced penalties with his equalizer.

Mounier, Civelli, Monzon, Kevin Gomis and Didier Digard scored the penalties for Nice while Damien Marcq, Cedric Varrault and Benjamin Corgnet scored the spot kicks for Dijon, but Younousse Sankharé missed his attempt.

Finally, Gilles Sunu scored the winner for 2002 runners-up Lorient over Le Mans 1-0.

Nice 3-3 aet (5-3p) Dijon FCO

Le Mans 0-1 Lorient

Lyon 2-1 Lille

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Semifinals - First Leg
From Soccerway.com
Note: Away goals rule applies.

Wed 11/01/12
Sporting CP 2-2 Nacional

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Kerkyra 2-0 Doxa Dramas

PAS Giannina 1-4 Asteras Tripolis

Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 Thrasyvoulos

Panionios 0-0 aet (4-3p) Panathinaikos

BroadwayBomber55
01-13-12, 02:25 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 12, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Round of 16
Second Leg
From Marca.com and ESPN Soccernet

25-time winners Barcelona will meet Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.

The Catalans won the second leg over Osasuna 2-1 and 6-1 on aggregate.

Dejan Lekic gave the Pamplona side a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute, but Barca scored two away goals from Alexis Sanchez and Sergi Roberto.

There were injury problems for Pep Guardiola's men however. Barca forward Pedro and central defender Andreu Fontas left the game with injuries with Fontas tearing his ACL in his knee.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1007878/barcelona-duo-pedro-and-andreu-fontas-suffer-injuries?cc=5901

23-time winners Athletic Bilbao reached the last 8 after dominating Segunda Division B side Albacete 4-0 at San Mames and 4-0 on aggregate.

Markel Laskurain Susaeta, Herrera Aguera Ander, Gaizka Toquero Pinedo and Mikel San Jose Dominguez struck for Marcelo Bielsa's men.

Athletic Bilbao 4-0 Albacete
- Athletic Bilbao wins 4-0 on aggregate.

Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona
- Barcelona wins 6-1 on aggregate.

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

3-time Coppa Italia winners Napoli punched their ticket to the Quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Cesena.

Stefan Popescu gave Cesena a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute, but Edinson Cavani levelled the scores at 1 in the 65th minute.

Goran Pandev won it for Napoli in the 86th minute and the Naples side go into the Last 8.

Napoli 2-1 Cesena

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese Cup: 2011-12 Taca de Portugal
Semifinals - First Leg
From Soccerway.com
Note: Away goals rule applies.

Thu 12/01/12
Académica 1-0 UD Oliveirense

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Thu 12/01/12
Atromitos 2-1 Aris

BroadwayBomber55
01-13-12, 02:54 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: January 13-16, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Saturday 14th January
12:30 St Johnstn vs Rangers
15:00 Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock
15:00 Celtic vs Dundee Utd
15:00 Dunf'mline vs Hibernian
15:00 Hearts vs St Mirren
15:00 Motherwell vs Inverness

Spanish La Liga
Can Barcelona cut Real Madrid's lead in the La Liga table?

Saturday 14th January
17:00 Granada vs R Vallecano
17:00 Zaragoza vs Getafe
17:00 Sevilla vs Espanyol
19:00 Mallorca vs Real Mad'd
21:00 Valencia vs Sociedad

Sunday 15th January
11:00 Atletico M vs Villarreal
15:00 Osasuna vs R Santandr
17:00 Bilbao vs Levante
18:45 Sporting G vs Malaga
20:30 Barcelona vs Real Betis

Italian Serie A
It's the Derby della Madonnina playing the spotlight in the Italian Serie A season. The Milan derby Part 1: current leaders AC Milan take on red hot Inter Milan.

Saturday 14th January
19:45 Catania vs Roma

Sunday 15th January
11:30 Lazio vs Atalanta
14:00 Cesena vs Novara
14:00 Chievo vs Palermo
14:00 Fiorentina vs Lecce
14:00 Genoa vs Udinese
14:00 Juventus vs Cagliari
14:00 Parma vs Siena
19:45 AC Milan vs Inter

Monday 16th January
19:45 Napoli vs Bologna

French Ligue 1
Marseille want to continue their surge for the French Ligue 1 title as they host Lille at the Stade Velodrome.

Saturday 14th January
20:00 AC Ajaccio vs Auxerre
20:00 Bordeaux vs Valenc'nes
20:00 Brest vs Nice
20:00 Caen vs Rennes
20:00 Dijon vs Evian Thonon Gaillar
20:00 Montpellier vs Lyon
20:00 Nancy vs Lorient
20:00 PSG vs Toulouse
20:00 St Etienne vs Sochaux

Sunday 15th January
20:00 Marseille vs Lille

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
3:15 ET Paços de Ferreira v Maritimo

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
11:00 ET Feirense v Gil Vicente
1:30 ET Benfica v Vitoria Setubal
3:30 ET FC Porto v Rio Ave

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
11:00 ET CD Nacional de Madeira v Uniao Leiria
11:00 ET Olhanense v Beira Mar
1:00 ET Académica de Coimbra v Guimaraes
3:15 ET Braga v Sporting Lisbon

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
10:15 ET AEK Athens v FC Xanthi
10:15 ET OFI Crete v Doxa Dramas
12:30 ET Olympiakos v Levadiakos

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
8:00 ET Atromitos v Aris Salonika
8:00 ET Kerkyra v Asteras Tripoli
10:15 ET Panionios v Panetolikos
10:15 ET PAOK Salonika v Ergotelis
12:30 ET Giannina v Panathinaikos

BroadwayBomber55
01-13-12, 03:31 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: January 17-19, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round Makeup and Replays
From BBC Sport and ESPN Soccernet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/scot_cups/scottish_cup_fix/default.stm


Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Dunfermline v Inverness CT, R4, 19:45
Hamilton v St Mirren, R4, 19:45
Hamilton v St Mirren, R4R, 19:45
Kilmarnock v Dundee, R4R, 19:45
Kilmarnock v Dundee, R4, 19:45

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Dunfermline v Inverness CT, R4R, 19:45

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

It's the rematch of the 2011 Copa del Rey final as 18-time King's Cup winners Real Madrid and 25-time winners Barcelona square off over two legs.

Meanwhile, the only non-La Liga side remaining in the tournament, third-tier side Mirandes take on Espanyol.

Valencia and Levante tangle in another Valencian Community derby.

And 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao take on Mallorca.

Tuesday January 17, 2012
3:00 PM ET Espanyol v. Mirandes

Wednesday January 18, 2012
2:00 PM ET Athletic Bilbao v. Mallorca

4:00 PM ET Real Madrid v. Barcelona

Thursday January 19, 2012
3:30 PM ET Valencia v. Levante

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

Will both Milan derby clubs advance to the Quarterfinals?


Milan - Novara 18/01/2012
21:00

Inter - Genoa 19/01/2012
21:00

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet

18-time Dutch Cup winners Ajax Amsterdam and 3-time winners AZ Alkmaar will tangle in a restart of their KNVB Cup clash after their December encounter at the Amsterdam Arena was abandoned in the 38th minute with Ajax leading 1–0 after AZ left the pitch when AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado received a red card for kicking a drunk fan that invaded the field and attacked him; the red card was later rescinded. he match will now be replayed in full behind closed doors on 19 January 2012.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16296118.stm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
8:30 ET Ajax Amsterdam v AZ Alkmaar

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round - Second Group Matchday
From Liga Portugal

Wed 18/01/12
Rio Ave 08:00 Gil Vicente

Nacional 08:00 Portimonense

Paços de Ferreira 08:00 Vitória Setúbal

Sporting Braga 10:00 Penafiel

Vitória Guimarães 10:15 Marítimo

Benfica 12:15 Santa Clara

Porto 12:45 Estoril

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Tue 17/01/12
Xanthi 08:00 Panserraikos

Wed 18/01/12
PAOK 10:00 AEK Athens

Thu 19/01/12
Panaitolikos 08:00 OFI

BroadwayBomber55
01-13-12, 03:56 PM
January Transfer Clockwatches and Blogs: January 13, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/hazard_warning_1.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-15-12, 01:52 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 13, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Portuguese Liga
Paços de Ferreira 1-1 Maritimo

BroadwayBomber55
01-15-12, 02:03 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 14, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic maintains top spot in the SPL standings with a 2-1 win over Dundee United.

Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper struck in the 12th and 17th minute were good enough for Neil Lennon's men.

But Rangers kept pace with a 2-1 win over St. Johnstone.

Nikica Jelavic bagged a brace for Ally McCoist's men despite Carlos Bocanegra scored an own goal in the 68th minute to get St. Johnstone on the board.

St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers

Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock

Celtic 2-1 Dundee United

Dunfermline Athletic 2-3 Hibernian

Heart of Midlothian 5-2 St Mirren

Motherwell 0-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid survived a scare as they edged Mallorca 2-1 at the Iberostar Stadium to go eight points clear of Barcelona for the Spanish Primera Liga title.

Tomer Hemed gave Mallorca a shock 1-0 halftime lead with his goal in the 39th minute.

But Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench and sparked the Merengues with his equalizer in the 72nd minute and José Maria Callejón sealed the win in the 84th minute.

Antoine Griezmann's 56th minute strike lifts Real Sociedad out of the fringes of the relegation zone and into 13th with a 1-0 win at the Estadio Mestalla against Valencia.

Goals from Miguel Pérez Cuesta and Piti were good enough for Rayo Vallecano in their 2-1 victory over Granada.

Real Zaragoza and Getafe played to a 1-1 draw. Maurizio Lanzaro gave Zaragoza a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute before a Javier Paredes own goal 40 minutes later got Getafe on the board.

The match between Sevilla and Espanyol ended goalless.

Granada 1-2 Rayo Vallecano

Real Zaragoza 1-1 Getafe

Sevilla FC 0-0 Espanyol

Mallorca 1-2 Real Madrid

Valencia 0-1 Real Sociedad

Italian Serie A
Catania and AS Roma had their match abandoned after 65 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch with the match at a 1-1 stalemate.

Nicola Legrottaglie gave Catania a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute before Daniele De Rossi equalized four minutes later for Roma before the rain made it a waterlogged pitch and the match abandoned five minutes after the hour.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/327032?cc=5901

Catania 1-a-1 AS Roma

French Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain maintains top spot in the French Ligue 1 table with a 3-1 triumph over Toulouse.

Nene bagged a brace for PSG who lead the French Ligue 1 standings with 43 points after 20 matches.

But Montpellier keeps pace with the Paris squad after edging Lyon 1-0.

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute.

Victor Hugo Montano's goal and assist lifts Stade Rennes to a 2-0 shutout over Caen.

Goals from Nicolas Maurice-Belay and Jussie lifts Bordeaux to a 2-1 victory over Valenciennes.

AC Ajaccio 2-1 AJ Auxerre

AS Nancy Lorraine 2-2 Lorient

Bordeaux 2-1 Valenciennes

Brest 1-0 Nice

Caen 0-2 Stade Rennes

Dijon FCO 3-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard

Montpellier 1-0 Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Toulouse

St Etienne 1-0 Sochaux

Portuguese Liga
Feirense 0-0 Gil Vicente

Benfica 4-1 Vitoria Setubal

FC Porto 2-0 Rio Ave

Greek Super League
AEK Athens 1-1 FC Xanthi

OFI Crete 2-0 Doxa Dramas

Olympiakos 3-1 Levadiakos

BroadwayBomber55
01-15-12, 02:28 PM
BB55's Primer - Derby della Madonnina: AC Milan v. Inter Milan, San Siro, Milan, Italy

In Part 1 of the Derby della Madonnina, the Milan derby, current leaders AC Milan and a red-hot Inter Milan square off.

The Nerazzurri want to keep pace with the leaders if they can secure a sixth-straight win.

Claudio Ranieri welcomes back Wesley Sneijder to Inter's midfield.

But Sneijder, Thiago Motta and the Inter midfield have to neutralize the likes of Clarence Seedorf, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Antonio Nocerino if Inter wants to win.

Lucio and Walter Samuel have been playing well and shoring up the Inter central defense, but they will get a big test today as Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic come to town.

As for the Rossoneri, Thiago Silva vs. Diego Milito will be a treat and also Maicon vs. either Gianluca Zambrotta or Taye Taiwo will be key too.

Prediction: In derby games, it's going to be a tight struggle, but I think AC Milan will pluck a winner in the end because they have the edge, only just, in match winners.

BB55's Final Verdict: AC Milan 1-0 Inter Milan

BroadwayBomber55
01-16-12, 02:51 PM
Italian Serie A news

Parma sack Franco Colomba and hire Roberto Donadoni as manager
http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2012/01/09/2839035/roberto-donadoni-appointed-as-new-parma-coach

BroadwayBomber55
01-16-12, 08:30 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 15, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Barcelona kept their La Liga title hopes alive after a 4-2 victory at the Camp Nou against a pesky Real Betis side.

Xavi and Lionel Messi scored two goals between the 10th and 12th minutes to give Barcelona a 2-0 cushion.

But Betis scored the next two goals of the game.

Rubén Castro made it 2-1 in the 32nd minute.

Then, Castro connected a pass on a fast break to Roque Santa Cruz in the 52nd minute and the Paraguayan international slotted it home past Victor Valdes to make it 2-2.

But Xavi finds Alexis Sanchez who slots it home in the 75th minute to give Barca a 3-2 lead.

11 minutes later, Betis's Chechu Dorado conceded a penalty for his handball in the box which allowed Messi to score his second from the spot.

Xavi and Sanchez finished the game with a goal and assist each as Barcelona trail Real Madrid by five points with 20 games left.

Athletic Bilbao moved into fifth with a 3-0 win over Levante.

Three header goals from Fernando Llorente, Fernando Amorebieta and Mikel San Jose were good enough for Los Leones.

Radamel Falcao's two goals l

BroadwayBomber55
01-17-12, 01:54 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 16, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Italian Serie A
Napoli's chances for the Serie A Scudetto have been dealt another blow after a 1-1 draw against Bologna.

Robert Acquafresca gave Bologna a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.

But Napoli were given a penalty when Diego Perez held the ball inside the penalty area in the 71st minute.

Edinson Cavani slots home the penalty to rescue Napoli who are 10 points behind Juventus for the Serie A title.

Napoli 1-1 Bologna

BroadwayBomber55
01-18-12, 11:34 AM
January Transfer Clockwatches and Blogs: January 18, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/arshavin_is_not_such_sweet_sor.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/clockwatch

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-18-12, 03:30 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 17, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round Makeup and Replays
From ESPN Soccernet

Hamilton Academical 0-1 St Mirren

Kilmarnock 2-1 Dundee

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

4-time Copa del Rey winners Espanyol completed an incredible comeback scoring three times in the last five minutes to win their first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against third tier side Mirandes 3-2 at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat.

Mirandes jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a 28th minute goal from Martinez Alain Arroyo and a Munoz Pablo Infante strike 50 minutes later.

But Vladimir Weiss started the comeback with his goal in the 85th minute.

Rui Fonte made it Desmond 2-2 two minutes later.

And Joan Verdu completed the comeback with one minute to go.

Espanyol 3-2 Mirandes

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Tue 17/01/12
Xanthi 1-2 Panserraikos

BroadwayBomber55
01-19-12, 01:54 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 18, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish Cup: 2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round Makeup and Replays
From ESPN Soccernet

Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 aet Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

In Part 1 of the Copa del Rey El Clasico, Barcelona under Pep Guardiola has Real Madrid's number once again at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 25-time Spanish Cup champions put the defending and 18-time titleholding Merengues on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 win in the first leg in the Spanish capital.

Cristiano Ronaldo struck in the 11th minute when Karim Benzema delivered a long pass to the former Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United winger and danced around Gerard Pique and slotted past José Manuel Pinto to give Real Madrid a 1-0 lead.

But Barca kept pressing earning corner after corner and in the 7th attempt in the 49th minute, Xavi delivered a set piece and Carles Puyol heads it in unmarked to make it 1-1.

And just like he did against Athletic Bilbao last year at San Mames, Eric Abidal scored another away goal for Barca in the 77th minute after Lionel Messi fed him a pass.

Real Madrid has work to do next week at the Camp Nou as they need to win 2-0 or 3-1 to advance to the semifinals. Barca just needs to avoid defeat.

Meanwhile, 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao doubled up Mallorca 2-0 to move one leg closer to the semifinals.

Fernando Llorente and Iker Munain struck for Marcelo Bielsa's men.

Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Mallorca

Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet

5-time winners AC Milan need extra time to eliminate Novara 2-1 at the San Siro to keep their bid for their sixth Coppa Italia title alive.

Stephan El Shaarawy gave the Rossoneri a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, but Ivan Radovanovic forced extra time with two minutes to go.

But Alex Pato, who came into the game in the 59th minute for Filippo Inzaghi, scored the winner in the 100th minute.

AC Milan 2-1 aet Novara

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round - Second Group Matchday
From Liga Portugal

Rio Ave 1-1 Gil Vicente

Nacional 0-0 Portimonense

Paços de Ferreira 1-0 Vitória Setúbal

Sporting Braga 2-0 Penafiel

Vitória Guimarães 0-2 Marítimo

Benfica 2-0 Santa Clara

Porto 1-0 Estoril

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Wed 18/01/12
PAOK 2-0 AEK Athens

BroadwayBomber55
01-19-12, 01:56 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 16, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Greek Super League
Levadiakos 1-1 Aris Salonika

Panathinaikos 1-0 Doxa Dramas

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 11:18 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 19, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

7-time Copa del Rey champions Valencia could smell the semifinals after thrashing their Valencian Community rivals Levante 4-1 in the first leg of their tie at the Estadio Mestalla.

Jonas's 24th minute goal and Robert Soldado's 31st minute strike gave Los Che a 2-0 lead.

Arouna Kone scored an away goal for Levante in the 37th minute, but goals from Pablo Piatti and Facundo Costa sealed the win for Valencia.

Valencia 4-1 Levante

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Round of 16
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet

Inter Milan's bid for three straight Coppa Italian trophies and seven overall is in sight after eliminating Genoa 2-1.

Maicon gave Inter a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute and Andrea Poli doubled it in the 50th minute. Valter Birsa pulled one back in the dying stages, but the Nerazzurri survived to advance.

Internazionale 2-1 Genoa

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Fourth Round
From ESPN Soccernet

AZ Alkmaar eliminates Ajax Amsterdam in the KNVB Cup to book their place in the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win at Amsterdam Arena.

It is a rerun of the abandoned match before Christmas when a fan attacked AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado and the Costa Rican keeper was sent off for retaliation.

The KNVB ordered the match to be rerun in front of 22,800 people mostly school children.

A brace from Siem de Jong wasn't enough as AZ pegged them back through Maarten Martens and Benschop before Rasmus Elm scored the go-ahead and game-winning penalty in the 55th minute.

Ajax Amsterdam 2-3 AZ Alkmaar

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round - Second Group Matchday
From Liga Portugal

Thu 19/01/12
Sporting CP 1-1 Moreirense

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Super Cup
Fifth Round
From Soccerway.com

Thu 19/01/12
Panaitolikos 1-3 OFI

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 03:32 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: January 20-25, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Saturday 21st January
12:30 St Mirren vs Celtic
15:00 Dundee Utd vs Motherwell
15:00 Hibernian vs St Johnstn
15:00 Inverness vs Hearts
15:00 Kilmarnock vs Dunf'mline
15:00 Rangers vs Aberdeen

Tuesday 24th January
19:45 Motherwell vs Dunf'mline

Spanish Primera Liga
Saturday 21st January
17:00 Espanyol vs Granada
17:00 R Santandr vs Getafe
19:00 Sociedad vs Atletico M
21:00 Real Betis vs Sevilla

Sunday 22nd January
11:00 Osasuna vs Valencia
15:00 R Vallecano vs Mallorca
17:00 Malaga vs Barcelona
18:45 Levante vs Zaragoza
20:30 Real Mad'd vs Bilbao

Monday 23rd January
20:00 Villarreal vs Sporting G

Italian Serie A
Novara and AC Milan tangle again after their Coppa Italia fourth round clash at the San Siro where AC Milan won 2-1 after extra time.

Will Inter Milan make it seven straight wins in Serie A play?

Saturday 21st January
17:00 Roma vs Cesena
19:45 Atalanta vs Juventus

Sunday 22nd January
11:30 Bologna vs Parma
14:00 Cagliari vs Fiorentina
14:00 Lecce vs Chievo
14:00 Novara vs AC Milan
14:00 Palermo vs Genoa
14:00 Siena vs Napoli
14:00 Udinese vs Catania
19:45 Inter vs Lazio

German Bundesliga
The German Bundesliga returns from their long winter break.

Friday 20th January
19:30 M'gladbach vs Bay Munich

Saturday 21st January
14:30 Nurnberg vs Hertha Ber
14:30 Hoffenheim vs Hannover
14:30 Freiburg vs FC Augsburg
14:30 Schalke vs Stuttgart
14:30 Wolfsburg vs Cologne
17:30 K'lautern vs W Bremen

Sunday 22nd January
14:30 Hamburg vs B Dortmund
16:30 Leverkusen vs Mainz

Dutch Eredivisie
The Dutch Eredivisie returns from their long winter break.

Current leaders AZ Alkmaar and defending Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam clash again after their KNVB Cup third round encounter restart when AZ eliminated Ajax 3-2.

Friday 20th January
19:00 Den Haag vs Roda JC

Saturday 21st January
17:45 De G'fschp vs Heerenveen
18:45 Excelsior vs NAC
19:45 Twente vs RKC

Sunday 22nd January
11:30 Vitesse A vs NEC
13:30 AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax
13:30 Groningen vs H Almelo
13:30 VVV vs Feyenoord
15:30 Utrecht vs PSV

Portuguese Liga
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
15:15 ET Académica de Coimbra 0-0 Uniao Leiria

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
3:30 ET Beira Mar v Maritimo

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
11:00 ET CD Nacional de Madeira v Feirense
11:00 ET Paços de Ferreira v Vitoria Setubal
11:15 ET Braga v Rio Ave
1:15 ET FC Porto v Guimaraes
3:15 ET Benfica v Gil Vicente

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
3:15 ET Olhanense v Sporting Lisbon

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
10:15 ET Asteras Tripoli v Giannina
10:15 ET Ergotelis v AEK Athens
12:30 ET PAOK Salonika v Panionios

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
8:00 ET Doxa Dramas v Aris Salonika
8:00 ET Panetolikos v Kerkyra
10:15 ET FC Xanthi v Olympiakos
10:15 ET Levadiakos v OFI Crete
12:30 ET Panathinaikos v Atromitos

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
10:15 ET Doxa Dramas v Asteras Tripoli
12:30 ET Panathinaikos v Levadiakos

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 05:24 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: January 24-26, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - Second Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

Real Madrid trails Barcelona 2-1 after losing the first leg of their El Clasico Copa del Rey clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Will Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Merengues bounce back and get a 2-0 or 3-1 or above two-goal victory to continue their defense of their King's Cup or will Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi and the Catalans avoid defeat and crown a new champion?

Also, Levante needs a miracle against Valencia.

Will Athletic Bilbao seal the deal and take on the El Clasico winner or will Mallorca stem the tide?

Also, will Espanyol avoid defeat or score 3 away goals or will the lowest side remaining in the tournament, third-tier Mirandes get a 1-0 or 2-goal victory?

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
3:00 ET Mirandes v Espanyol
- First Leg Result: Espanyol 3-2 Mirandes

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
2:00 ET Mallorca v Athletic Bilbao
- First Leg Result: Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Mallorca

4:00 ET Barcelona v Real Madrid
- First Leg Result: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
3:30 ET Levante v Valencia
- First Leg Result: Valencia 4-1 Levante

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Quarterfinals
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/calendario-e-risultati

It could be an all-Rome derby clash in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia if Roma defeats Juventus and Lazio eliminates AC Milan.

Meanwhile, the winners of the Chievo Verona or Siena and Napoli or Inter Milan meet each other in the second semifinal.


Juventus - Roma 24/01/2012
20:45

ChievoVerona - Siena 25/01/2012
17:30

Napoli - Inter 25/01/2012
20:45

Milan - Lazio 26/01/2012
20:45

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32
From FFF.fr and Ligue1.com
http://www.ligue1.com/autresCompetitions/coupeFrance/calendrier_resultat


Friday 20 January 2012
20:30 Sablé FC - Paris Saint-Germain

Saturday 21 January 2012
14:00 Bourg Peronnas - AC Ajaccio
15:45 Compiègne - LOSC Lille Métropole
16:30 Dijon FCO - FC Istres
18:00 US Créteil - Girondins de Bordeaux
19:00 AJ Auxerre - Châteauroux
19:00 US Quevilly - Angers SCO
20:00 AS Valence - Evian TG FC
20:45 OGC Nice - Stade Rennais FC

Sunday 22 January 2012
15:00 Gazelec Ajaccio - ESTAC
16:00 Vendée Luçon Football - Olympique Lyonnais
18:00 Valenciennes FC - SC Bastia
20:45 Olympique de Marseille - Havre AC

Monday 23 January 2012
20:30 Tours FC - Montpellier Hérault SC

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Quarterfinals
From Soccerway.com

Wed 25/01/12
PAOK 07:00 Atromitos

Olympiakos Piraeus 10:00 Panionios

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 05:27 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Standings

As of January 20, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round - Second Group Matchday
From Liga Portugal

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Gil Vicente 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
Rio Ave 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Sporting CP 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Moreirense 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Benfica 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
Marítimo 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
Santa Clara 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Vitória de Guimarães 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0

Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
SC Braga 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
Penafiel 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
Nacional 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Portimonense 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
FC Porto 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
Vitória de Setúbal 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
Paços de Ferreira 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Estoril 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 07:48 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 20, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich's lead in the German Bundesliga table cut to one point as Borussia Monchengladbach moved into second with a 3-1 victory over the Bavarians.

Marco Reus set the tone for Monchengladbach with an 11th minute goal and an assist to one of two goals scored by Patrick Herrmann.

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored Bayern's only goal in the 76th minute.

Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Bayern Munich

Dutch Eredivisie
ADO Den Haag 3-3 Roda JC Kerkrade

Portuguese Liga
Académica de Coimbra 0-0 Uniao Leiria

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 10:49 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 20, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32
From FFF.fr, Ligue1.com and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.ligue1.com/autresCompetitions/coupeFrance/calendrier_resultat; http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/coupe/coupe_resultat_cfra.php?cp_no=264761&ph_no=2&gp_no=1&sa_no=2011&promo=superflash&sujet=CFRA_16es

A pair of braces from Nene and Kevin Gameiro lifts 8-time Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain to a 4-0 rout over amateur side Sablé-sur-Sarthe.

However, PSG lost playmaker Javier Pastore to a thigh injury in the match.
http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ap-psg-pastore

Sable-sur-Sarthe FC 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain

BroadwayBomber55
01-21-12, 10:58 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 21, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Celtic opens up a four-point lead on Rangers for the SPL title with a 2-0 road win over St. Mirren.

Celtic captain Scott Brown had a goal and assist to James Forrest's goal in the 49th minute to lift Neil Lennon's men to victory.

Fraser Forster recorded a 9-save clean sheet for Celtic.

Meanwhile, Rangers dropped points in a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen at Ibrox.

Kari Arnason gave Aberdeen a shock 1-0 lead in the 63rd minute before Maurice Edu saved further embarrassment for Ally McCoist's men with an equalizer in the 67th minute.

St Mirren 0-2 Celtic

Dundee United 1-1 Motherwell

Hibernian 2-3 St Johnstone

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Kilmarnock 0-3 Dunfermline Athletic

Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen

Spanish La Liga
Espanyol had a successful Copa del Rey second leg tuneup against third-tier side Mirandes and moved into the Top 5 with a 3-0 victory over Granada.

Raúl Baena gave Espanyol a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute.

Espanyol doubled their lead before halftime from the penalty spot.

Nyom fouled Vladimir Weiss in the penalty area and Joan Verdu scored the spot kick.

Rui Fonte scored in the 80th minute to cap off a win for Espanyol.

Getafe edged Racing Santander 2-1.

Christian Stuani gave Los Racinguistas a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.

But Jaime Gavilán Martínez equalized for Getafe in the 26th minute and Miku sealed the win in the 83rd minute.

Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick for Atletico Madrid in their 4-0 mauling over Real Sociedad.

And Real Betis and Sevilla ended in a 1-1 draw.

Benat's 26th minute free kick was offset by Álvaro Negredo's equalizer in the 41st minute.

Espanyol 3-0 Granada

Racing Santander 1-2 Getafe

Real Sociedad 0-4 Atlético Madrid

Real Betis 1-1 Sevilla FC

Italian Serie A
Juventus opened up a four-point lead on AC Milan and six on Udinese with a 2-0 win over Atalanta.

Stephan Lichtsteiner gave Juve a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute and Emanuele Giaccherini sealed it in the 82nd minute.

Meanwhile, AS Roma crushed Cesena 5-1.

Giallorossi captain Francesco Totti netted twice along with Fabio Borini, Juan and Miralem Pjanic chipping in with goals.

AS Roma 5-1 Cesena

Atalanta 0-2 Juventus

German Bundesliga
Schalke 04 moved into a first-place tie with Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title after a 3-1 triumph over Stuttgart.

Joel Matip and Kyriakos Papadopoulos set the tone with goals before Julian Draxler came off the bench with a goal and assist.

Alexander Esswein and Dominik Maroh struck for Nurnberg in their 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin.

Matthias Ginter came off the bench to leave it late in the 88th minute with a header for Freiburg in a 1-0 win over Augsburg.

A late header also gave Wolfsburg a 1-0 victory over Cologne thanks to Sebastian Polter.

The matches between Hoffenheim-Hannover 96 and Kaiserlautern-Werder Bremen ended in goalless stalemates.

Nurnberg 2-0 Hertha Berlin

SC Freiburg 1-0 FC Augsburg

Schalke 04 3-1 VfB Stuttgart

TSG Hoffenheim 0-0 Hannover 96

VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 FC Cologne

Kaiserslautern 0-0 Werder Bremen

Dutch Eredivisie
Luuk de Jong's brace set the tone as FC Twente hammered RKC Waalwijk 5-0.

De Graafschap 0-2 Heerenveen

Excelsior 3-0 NAC Breda

Twente Enschede 5-0 RKC Waalwijk

Portuguese Liga
Beira Mar 1-2 Maritimo

Greek Super League
Asteras Tripoli 2-1 Giannina

Ergotelis 1-1 AEK Athens

PAOK Salonika 1-0 Panionios

BroadwayBomber55
01-21-12, 11:54 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 21, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32
From FFF.fr, Ligue1.com and ESPN Soccernet

6-time winners Lille edged amateur side Compiegne 1-0 after extra time to reach the Last 16 of the Coupe de France.

Jiammy Bruno scored the winner in the 113th minute.

Stade Rennes defeated 3-time French Cup Nice 5-4 in penalties after going goalless in 120 minutes.

Marcel Essombe's brace gave his side Championnat National AS Creteil an upset shot against 3-time winners Bordeaux, but came in the wrong end of 4-3 defeat in penalties after a 2-2 draw in 120 minutes.

Auxerre were the biggest causality when the 4-time winners were knocked by Ligue 2 side Châteauroux 2-1.

Bourg-Peronnas 3-2 aet AC Ajaccio

Limoges 0-2 Jeanne d'Arc

Compiegne 0-1 aet Lille

Dijon FCO 2-1 FC Istres

AS Creteil 2-2 aet (3-4p) Bordeaux

Niort 1-2 Orleans

AJ Auxerre 1-2 Chateauroux

US Quevilly 1-0 Angers

Valence 0-2 Evian Thonon Gaillard

Nice 0-0 aet (4-5p) Stade Rennes

BroadwayBomber55
01-23-12, 04:02 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 22, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid maintains their five-point lead over Barcelona in the La Liga table.

Two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties lifts Real Madrid to a 4-1 rout over Athletic Bilbao.

Marcelo and José Maria Callejón also scored for the Merengues.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi netted a hat trick in Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Malaga. Alexis Sanchez also scored for the Catalans.

Iván Ramis scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute as he lifts Mallorca to a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Dudu Aouate had a 4-save shutout.

Robert Soldado gave Valencia a 1-0 lead against Osasuna in the 85th minute and Los Che thought they were getting the three points.

But Unai Emery's men were down to 10 men when David Albelda was sent off for a bad foul on David Timor. Diego Alves kept Osasuna at bay, but can't stop Lolo's header off a corner in stoppage time to give the Pamplona side a point in a 1-1 draw.

Levante and Real Zaragoza ended goalless.

Osasuna 1-1 Valencia

Rayo Vallecano 0-1 Mallorca

Málaga 1-4 Barcelona

Levante 0-0 Real Zaragoza

Real Madrid 4-1 Athletic Bilbao

Italian Serie A
AC Milan and Catania kept pace with Juventus for the Serie A title.

The Rossoneri thrashed Novara 3-0 in a rematch of their Round of 16 Coppa Italia tie.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and Robinho also found the back of the net.

Udinese edged Catania 2-1.

Mariano Izco gave the Udine Bianconeri a 1-0 lead with his own goal in the 20th minute and Antonio Di Natale scored in the 53rd minute to give Udinese a 2-0 lead.

Elephant Francesco Lodi spoiled the shutout with a stoppage time penalty.

Inter Milan maintained their hot streak with a 2-1 win over Lazio.

Tommaso Rocchi's 30th minute goal gave Lazio a 1-0 lead.

But the Nerazzurri scored the final two goals of the game when Diego Milito tied the game at 1 before halftime and Giampaolo Pazzini wrapped of the win in the 63rd minute.

Palermo outdueled Genoa 5-3 in a 8-goal thriller.

A brace from Genoa's Rodrigo Palacio wasn't enough as Fabrizio Miccoli was the star man for Palermo with a goal and three assists. Igor Budan added a goal and assist.

Lecce and Chievo Verona ended in a Desmond 2-2 draw.

Alberto Paloschi scored twice for Chievo in the 2nd and 24th minutes, but Andrea Esposito
got Lecce back in it in the 30th minute and David Di Michele equalized in stoppage time.

Siena and Napoli ended in a 1-1 draw.

Emanuele Calaiò gave Siena a 1-0 lead in the 67th minute before Goran Pandev equalized with four minutes remaining.

Siena GK Gianluca Pegolo had a 6-save effort.

Bologna-Parma and Cagliari-Fiorentina ended goalless.

Bologna 0-0 Parma

Lecce 2-2 Chievo Verona

Novara 0-3 AC Milan

Palermo 5-3 Genoa

Siena 1-1 Napoli

Udinese 2-1 Catania

Cagliari 0-0 Fiorentina

Internazionale 2-1 Lazio

German Bundesliga
Defending German Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund creates a three-way tie for first with a 5-1 hammering over Hamburg.

Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski had two goals and assist each for Dortmund.

Kevin Großkreutz had a goal and assist.

Bayer Leverkusen edged Mainz 3-2.

A Zdenek Pospech own goal in the 10th minute and Manuel Friedrich's goal in the 35th minute gave Leverkusen a 2-0 halftime lead.

Eugen Polanski and Marco Caligiuri both scored in three minutes in the 50th and 53rd minutes to tie the game at 2.

Lars Bender scored the winner with a 70th minute header.

Hamburg SV 1-5 Borussia Dortmund

Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Mainz

Dutch Eredivisie
AZ Alkmaar and Ajax Amsterdam drew 1-1 in a windy AFAS Stadion.

AZ were rewarded a penalty after Jan Vertonghen fouled Adam Maher in the penalty area in the 37th minute. Rasmus Elm scores the spot kick.

A Simon Poulsen own goal saved Ajax in the 75th minute.

PSV Eindhoven had a 1-1 draw with FC Utrecht.

Stefano Lilipaly gave Utrecht a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute before Ola Toivonen equalized for PSV five minutes later.

Feyenoord Rotterdam suffered a 2-1 loss to VVV-Venlo.

Bruno Martins Indi gave Ronald Koeman's men a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute before VVV-Venlo scored the last two goals of the game, Brian Linssen in the 40th and Ismo Vostermans five minutes later, to get the win.

Vitesse Arnhem 0-1 NEC Nijmegen

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 Ajax Amsterdam

FC Groningen 2-1 SC Heracles Almelo

VVV Venlo 2-1 Feyenoord Rotterdam

FC Utrecht 1-1 PSV Eindhoven

Portuguese Liga
CD Nacional de Madeira 2-0 Feirense

Paços de Ferreira 2-1 Vitoria Setubal

Braga 2-1 Rio Ave

FC Porto 3-1 Guimaraes

Benfica 3-1 Gil Vicente

Greek Super League
Doxa Dramas 1-3 Aris Salonika

Panetolikos 1-1 Kerkyra

FC Xanthi 1-0 Olympiakos

Levadiakos 0-2 OFI Crete

Panathinaikos 1-0 Atromitos

BroadwayBomber55
01-24-12, 02:22 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 21, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32
From FFF.fr, Ligue1.com and ESPN Soccernet

The most successful Coupe de France side, 10-time winners Marseille needed extra time to eliminate Ligue 2 side Le Havre AC.

Ryan Mendes da Graca gave Le Havre AC a 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, but Evaeyerson Brandau forced extra time in the 65th minute making it 1-1.

Morgan Amalfitano and Loic Remy scored in extra time in the 105th minute and 120th minute respectively.

4-time winners Lyon eliminated amateur side Lucon 2-0 thanks to second-half strikes from Bafetimbi Gomis and Lisandro Lopez.

Ajaccio GFCO 1-0 Troyes

Lucon 0-2 Lyon

Valenciennes 3-1 Bastia

Marseille 3-1 aet Le Havre AC

BroadwayBomber55
01-24-12, 12:31 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 23, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Villarreal found their winning formula.

The Yellow Submarine sunk Sporting Gijon 3-0 to move themselves out of the relegation zone.

Marco Rubén gave Villarreal a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute.

Borja Valero doubled the lead two minutes later.

And Bruno sealed the win in stoppage time.

Villarreal 3-0 Sporting Gijon

Portuguese Liga
Olhanense 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

BroadwayBomber55
01-24-12, 12:33 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 21, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

French Ligue 1
French Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de France
Round of 32
From FFF.fr, Ligue1.com and ESPN Soccernet

Remy Cabella's 53rd minute goal was good enough for two-time French Cup winners Montpellier in a 1-0 victory over Ligue 2 side Tours.

Tours 0-1 Montpellier

BroadwayBomber55
01-24-12, 05:04 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 24, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Motherwell 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 01:07 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 24, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - Second Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

Third tier side Mirandes continues their Cinderella run in the Copa del Rey tournament.

Mirandes defeated 4-time winners Espanyol 2-1 in the second leg to advance to the Final Four of the King's Cup via the away goals rule.

Trailing 3-2 after the first leg, Rui Fonte forced the issue after giving Espanyol a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute and a 4-2 lead on aggregate.

But Munoz Pablo Infante made it 1-1 11 minutes later. That equalizer in the 58th minute was Infante's 7th goal of the tournament.

Finally in stoppage time, Fernandez Cesar Caneda scored the winner and sent FC Barcelona's little brother packing.

Mirandes will take on either Athletic Bilbao or Mallorca in the semifinals.

Mirandes 2-1 Espanyol
- Aggregate tied 4-4. Mirandes advances via the away goals rule (+1, away goal differential, 2-1).

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Quarterfinals
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/

Juventus punched their tickets to the semifinals after eliminating Roma in a clash between two 9-time Coppa Italia winners 3-0 at Juventus Arena in Turin.

Emanuele Giaccherini gave Juve a 1-0 lead in the 6th minute before legendary Juve captain Alessandro del Piero doubled Juve's lead in the 30th minute.

A Simon Kjaer own goal in stoppage time summed up Roma's performance.

Antonio Conte's men will take on either Lazio or AC Milan in a battle of five-time winners in the semifinals.

Juventus 3-0 AS Roma

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 03:12 PM
January Transfer Clockwatch and Blogs: January 25, 2012

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/enterexit_shaqiri.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 03:41 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - Second Leg
Team News
From ESPN Soccernet

Barcelona v. Real Madrid (Agg. 2-1) - Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona
Starting XI
No. NAME POS
13 José Manuel Pinto G
22 Eric Abidal D
5 Carles Puyol D
2 Dani Alves D
3 Gerard Piqué D
6 Xavi M
8 Andrés Iniesta M
4 Cesc Fábregas M
10 Lionel Messi M
16 Sergio Busquets M
9 Alexis Sanchez F

Substitutes
No. NAME POS
1 Victor Valdés G
21 Adriano D
14 Javier Mascherano M
11 Thiago M
28 Jonathan Dos santos M
39 Isaac Cuenca M
17 Pedro F

Real Madrid
Starting XI
No. NAME POS
1 Iker Casillas G
3 Pepe D
4 Sergio Ramos D
17 Álvaro Arbeloa D
15 Alexandre da Silva Fabio Coentrao D
14 Xabi Alonso M
8 Kaká M
7 Cristiano Ronaldo M
24 Lassana Diarra M
10 Mesut Ozil M
20 Gonzalo Higuaín F

Substitutes
No. NAME POS
13 Antonio Adan G
2 Ricardo Carvalho D
18 Raúl Albiol D
12 Junior Vieira da Silva Marcelo D
11 Esteban Granero M
9 Karim Benzema F
21 José Maria Callejón F

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 04:32 PM
First Substitution: Barcelona

In: Pedro
Out: Andres Iniesta

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 04:48 PM
GOAL! Barcelona draws first blood!

Lionel Messi drew five players as he was coming into the box, but he finds Pedro unmarked who drilled a bulge in the Auld Onion Bag.

Real Madrid will rue their missed chances in the first half.

Camp Nou has erupted.

Now, Jose Mourinho's men need two goals to force extra time and three to advance at least via the away goals rule.

Barcelona 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) Real Madrid 1st Half 44:00

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 04:53 PM
GOAL! WHAT A ROCKET!

Dani Alves fired a laserbeam before halftime!

Barcelona were awarded a free kick after Lassana Diarra fouled Lionel Messi outside the box.

Xavi took the freekick. It hit Diarra and then it ricochets to the righthand side where Dynamite Dani fires a laserbeam to the top left-hand corner to double Barca's lead.

Unbelievable.

Barcelona 2-0 (Agg. 4-1) Real Madrid HT

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:15 PM
HT from Camp Nou

Barcelona is 45 minutes away from eliminating Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey.

Jose Mourinho's men had chances early including backpassing errors from the Barca defense and starting GK Jose Manuel Pinto, but couldn't capitalize. Gonzalo Higauin had some chances including seconds into the match intercepting a backpass towards Pinto, but missed wide.

Mesut Ozil also had a chance off the crossbar and post.

Sergio Ramos had an overhead kick that glanced off the hands of Eric Abidal, but no handball was called.

But a blow for Pep Guardiola's men when Andres Iniesta left the game in the 27th minute mark with an injury and Pedro replaced him.

Still with Real Madrid misfiring, Barcelona took advantage before halftime.

Lionel Messi drew five Real Madrid players before finding Pedro who struck it well to give Barcelona a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute.

Things got very chippy before halftime when Lassana Diarra fouled Messi outside the box and should've gotten a second yellow after receiving one earlier.

Messi and Iker Casillas were also booked in the first half.

But in the free kick, Xavi drilled it off Lass and it ricocheted to the right side where Dani Alves fired a scorching laserbeam to the top left hand corner before halftime to doubled Barca's lead.

Barcelona 2-0 (4-1 Agg.) Real Madrid HT

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:16 PM
First Substitution: Real Madrid

In: Esteban Granero
Out: Lassana Diarra

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:21 PM
Second and Third/Final Substitutions: Real Madrid

In: Karim Benzema and Jose Callejon
Out: Gonzalo Higauin and Kaka

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:30 PM
GOAL! Cristiano Ronaldo pulls one back for Real Madrid.

Wonderful ball from Mesut Ozil to set the Portuguese winger free and goes around Jose Manuel Pinto to score.

The Merengues need two more.

Barcelona 2-1 (4-2 Agg.) Real Madrid 2nd Half 68:00

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:30 PM
First Substitution: Barcelona

In: Thiago Alcanatara
Out: Cesc Fabregas

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:33 PM
GOAL! Real Madrid need one more!

Karim Benzema scores to make it 2-2. More crossups at the back.

Camp Nou is stunned. Two goals in four minutes.

Now, Jose Mourinho's men need one more goal for three away goals.

Barcelona 2-2 (4-3 Agg.) Real Madrid 2nd Half 73:00

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:39 PM
Second Substitution: Barcelona

In: Javier Mascherano
Out: Alexis Sanchez

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:48 PM
RED CARD!

Sergio Ramos is gone after two bookable offenses.

Real Madrid down to 10 men.

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 05:55 PM
FT from Camp Nou

Barcelona hangs on to eliminate Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey tournament!

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 06:26 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 25, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Greek Super League
Doxa Dramas 1-0 Asteras Tripoli

Panathinaikos 3-0 Levadiakos

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 06:48 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 25, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - Second Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

We will have a new Copa del Rey champion.

25-time winners Barcelona eliminated defending and 18-time champions Real Madrid after a pulsating 2-2 draw in the second leg from Barcelona's Camp Nou and 4-3 on aggregate.

Jose Mourinho's men took the game to Barcelona and could've scored in the opening seconds when an errant backpass towards Jose Manuel Pinto made Gonzalo Higauin intercept, but his shot fizzled wide.

Real Madrid had more chances including Mesut Ozil's shot that hit the crossbar and post, but didn't go over the goalline in the 25th minute.

Sergio Ramos also had overhead kick opportunity that glanced off Eric Abidal's hands, but no penalty given.

Andres Iniesta also left the game with a leg injury and Pedro replaced him in the 27th minute mark.

But with Real Madrid misfiring, Barcelona took advantage.

In the 42nd minute, Lionel Messi drew five defenders on him, but feathered a pass to Pedro who blasted it home for the first goal of the game.

Things got very chippy in the first half when Lassana Diarra fouled Messi outside the box in the left wing and should've been sent off since he was booked earlier in the first half.

But justice was served when Xavi drilled a free kick that hit Diarra and rolled to the right wing area where Dani Alves fired a scorching laserbeam to the top left corner to make it 2-0 before halftime.

Real Madrid kept piling on more pressure and Ramos thought he scored a goal off a set piece with a header in the 53rd minute, but it was waved off when Ramos grabbed Alves' right arm and pulled the Brazilian rightback down.

Real Madrid did get on the board in the 67th minute when Ozil found Cristiano Ronaldo who danced around Jose Manuel Pinto and tucks it home to make it 2-1. Four minutes later, Karim Benzema, who replaced Higauin, scored Real Madrid's second to make it 2-2 and the Merengues needed one more to advance via the away goals rule.

But the third goal didn't come and Ramos was sent off with two minutes to go after two bookable offenses.

Barcelona hangs on and await the winner of the Valencian Community Derby between Valencia and Levante in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao eliminated Mallorca in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 win in the second leg and 3-0 on aggregate.

Ivan Ramis's own goal in the 76th minute sealed Mallorca's fate and Mallorca played with 10 men when Jose Chico was sent off in stoppage time.

Marcelo Bielsa's men will take on the Cinderella side, third-tier side Mirandes in the semifinals.

Mallorca 0-1 Athletic Bilbao
- Athletic Bilbao wins 3-0 on aggregate.

Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
- Barcelona wins 4-3 on aggregate.

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Quarterfinals
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/

We will have a new champion in the Coppa Italia tournament.

Inter Milan's bid for a third consecutive Coppa Italian win and eighth overall goes up in smoke when three-time winners Napoli eliminated the Nerazzurri 2-0.

Napoli livewire striker Edinson Cavani made Inter look like fools.

The Uruguayan international won and scored a penalty in the 50th minute when Thiago Motta fouled him in the penalty area.

Cavani sealed the win in stoppage time to send Napoli to the final four.

Napoli will take on relegation threatened Siena in one semifinal when Siena knocked off Chievo Verona 1-0.

Mattia Destro scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute.

Juventus awaits the winner of Lazio and AC Milan in a battle of the 5-time winners in the other semifinal.

Chievo Verona 0-1 Siena

Napoli 2-0 Internazionale

Greek Super League
Greek Cup: 2011-12 Greek Football Cup
Quarterfinals
From Soccerway.com

Wed 25/01/12
PAOK 1-2 aet Atromitos

Olympiakos Piraeus 4-0 Panionios

BroadwayBomber55
01-26-12, 07:54 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments FT Scores: January 26, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Quarterfinals - Second Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

7-time winners Valencia sets up a semifinal clash against 25-time winners Barcelona.

Unai Emery's Los Che trounced Levante in the second leg in the Valencian Community derby 3-0 and 7-0 on aggregate.

Aritz Aduriz gave Valencia a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute before a Pablo Piatti put the tie out of reach.

Barcelona and Valencia meet up in one two-legged semifinal while third-tier Mirandes take on Athletic Bilbao in the other semifinal.

Levante 0-3 Valencia
- Valencia wins 7-0 on aggregate.

Italian Serie A
Italian Cup: 2011-12 Coppa Italia
Quarterfinals
From LegaSerieA.it and ESPN Soccernet
http://www.legaseriea.it/it/tim-cup/

AC Milan wins the battle of the five-time Coppa Italia champions as they eliminated Lazio from the tournament with a 3-1 victory at the San Siro.

Djibril Cisse gave Lazio a 1-0 lead five minutes in.

However, the Rossoneri scored the last three goals of the game.

Robinho levelled the scores at 1 in the 15th minute and Clarence Seedorf gave AC Milan a 2-1 lead three minutes later.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the win with six minutes to go.

AC Milan meets up 9-time winners Juventus in one semifinal while three-time winners Napoli take on Siena.

AC Milan 3-1 Lazio

BroadwayBomber55
01-26-12, 09:50 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues Fixtures: January 27-February 2, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
Saturday 28th January
15:00 Aberdeen vs Dunf'mline
15:00 Inverness vs St Mirren
15:00 Motherwell vs St Johnstn
15:00 Rangers vs Hibernian

Wednesday 8th February
19:45 Hearts vs Celtic

Spanish La Liga
Saturday 28th January
17:00 Espanyol vs Mallorca
17:00 R Vallecano vs Bilbao
19:00 Real Mad'd vs Zaragoza
21:00 Villarreal vs Barcelona

Sunday 29th January
11:00 Real Betis vs Granada
15:00 Levante vs Getafe
15:00 Sociedad vs Sporting G
17:00 R Santandr vs Valencia
20:30 Malaga vs Sevilla

Monday 30th January
20:00 Osasuna vs Atletico M

Italian Serie A
Juventus have a chance to extend their Serie A lead with two games as they take on third-place Udinese at Juventus Arena and Parma on the road.

Meanwhile, second-place AC Milan host Cagliari and then take on Lazio in the Eternal City in a Coppa Italia rematch.

And will Inter Milan win their 9th Serie A game in their last 10 with their next two matches?

Saturday 28th January
17:00 Catania vs Parma
19:45 Juventus vs Udinese

Sunday 29th January
11:30 Fiorentina vs Siena
14:00 Cesena vs Atalanta
14:00 Genoa vs Napoli
14:00 Lecce vs Inter
14:00 Palermo vs Novara
14:00 Roma vs Bologna
19:45 AC Milan vs Cagliari
19:45 Chievo vs Lazio

Tuesday 31st January
19:45 Parma vs Juventus

Wednesday 1st February
17:00 Atalanta vs Genoa
19:45 Bologna vs Fiorentina
19:45 Cagliari vs Roma
19:45 Inter vs Palermo
19:45 Lazio vs AC Milan
19:45 Napoli vs Cesena
19:45 Siena vs Catania
19:45 Udinese vs Lecce

Thursday 2nd February
19:45 Novara vs Chievo

German Bundesliga
Friday 27th January
19:30 Hannover vs Nurnberg

Saturday 28th January
18:00 Auxerre vs Nancy
18:00 Brest vs PSG
18:00 Lorient vs Sochaux
18:00 Lyon vs Dijon
18:00 Nice vs Montpellier
18:00 Toulouse vs Caen
20:00 Lille vs St Etienne

Sunday 29th January
16:00 Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Bordeaux
16:00 Valenc'nes vs AC Ajaccio
20:00 Rennes vs Marseille

Dutch Eredivisie
The second installment of the Dutch Classic derby takes place in Rotterdam's De Kuip as Feyenoord Rotterdam and Ajax Amsterdam tangle again.

Friday 27th January
19:00 PSV vs Vitesse

Saturday 28th January
17:45 Heerenveen vs Utrecht
18:45 H Almelo vs Excelsior
18:45 NAC vs De G'fschp
19:45 Roda JC vs AZ Alkmaar

Sunday 29th January
11:30 Feyenoord vs Ajax
13:30 Twente vs Groningen
13:30 RKC vs VVV
15:30 NEC vs Den Haag

Portuguese Liga
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
3:15 ET Guimaraes v CD Nacional de Madeira

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
1:30 ET Rio Ave v Académica de Coimbra
3:30 ET Feirense v Benfica

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
11:00 ET Uniao Leiria v Paços de Ferreira
11:00 ET Vitoria Setubal v Olhanense
12:00 ET Sporting Lisbon v Beira Mar Jose Alvalade
2:15 ET Gil Vicente v FC Porto

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
3:15 ET Maritimo v Braga

Greek Super League
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
10:15 ET OFI Crete v FC Xanthi
10:15 ET Panionios v Kerkyra
12:30 ET Olympiakos v Ergotelis

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
8:00 ET Atromitos v Asteras Tripoli
8:00 ET Giannina v Panetolikos
10:15 ET Aris Salonika v Levadiakos
10:15 ET Doxa Dramas v Panathinaikos
12:30 ET AEK Athens v PAOK Salonika

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
10:15 ET Asteras Tripoli v Levadiakos
12:30 ET Panetolikos v Doxa Dramas

BroadwayBomber55
01-26-12, 10:29 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments Fixtures: January 28-February 2, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Semifinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

It's the final four in the Copa del Rey tournament.

Will Barcelona go for their 26th Spanish Cup win or will Valencia end that dream?

Will third-tier side Mirandes continue their run or will 23-time winners Athletic Bilbao end it?

Tue 31/01/12
Mirandés 13:00 Athletic Club

Wed 01/02/12
Valencia 12:00 Barcelona

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Quarterfinals
From Soccerway.com and ESPN Soccernet

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
2:45 ET Vitesse Arnhem v Heerenveen

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
12:45 ET SC Heracles Almelo v RKC Waalwijk

2:45 ET AZ Alkmaar v GVVV Veenendaal

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
2:45 ET PSV Eindhoven v NEC Nijmegen

French Ligue 1
French League Cup: 2011-12 Coupe de la Ligue
Semifinals
From Ligue1.com

Will Marseille continue their quest for a third straight Coupe de la Ligue win?

Tuesday 31 January 2012
20:45 FC Lorient - Olympique Lyonnais

Wednesday 1 February 2012
20:50 Olympique de Marseille - OGC Nice

Portuguese Liga
Portuguese League Cup: 2011-12 Taca da Liga
Third Round - Group Matchday 3 Fixtures
From Soccerway.com

Sat 04/02/12
Santa Clara 09:00 Vitória Guimarães

Sporting Braga 10:30 Portimonense

Penafiel 10:30 Nacional

Sporting CP 12:30 Gil Vicente

Moreirense 12:30 Rio Ave

Sun 05/02/12
Porto 10:30 Vitória Setúbal

Estoril 10:30 Paços de Ferreira

Benfica 12:30 Marítimo

Scottish Premier League
Scottish League Cup: 2011-12 Scottish Communities League Cup
Semifinals
From BBC Sport

Will Celtic continue their quest for a 15th Scottish League Cup?

Saturday, 28 January 2012
Ayr v Kilmarnock, SF, 13:00

Sunday, 29 January 2012
Falkirk v Celtic, SF, 15:00

BroadwayBomber55
01-27-12, 06:44 PM
Chelsea defender Alex signs with Paris Saint-Germain
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1013581/psg-sign-chelsea-defender-alex-for-around-L4m

BroadwayBomber55
01-28-12, 03:02 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 27, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

German Bundesliga
Mohammed Abdellaoue's 18th minute goal was good enough for Hannover as they edged Nurnberg 1-0.

Hannover 96 1-0 Nurnberg

Dutch Eredivisie
PSV Eindhoven reached top spot of the Dutch Eredivisie standings with a 3-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem.

Tim Matavz, Dries Mertens and Stanislav Manolev struck for PSV.

PSV Eindhoven 3-1 Vitesse Arnhem

Portuguese Liga
Guimaraes 1-0 CD Nacional de Madeira

BroadwayBomber55
01-28-12, 01:41 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments T Scores: January 28, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish League Cup: 2011-12 Scottish Communities League Cup
Semifinals
From BBC Sport

Three-time Scottish League Cup winners Kilmarnock advanced to the final in Hampden after edging Scottish Division One side Ayr United 1-0 after extra time.

Dean Shiels scored the winner in the 109th minute.

The Killies await the winner of Scottish Division One side Falkirk and 14-time winners Celtic in the final.

Ayr United 0-1 aet Kilmarnock

BroadwayBomber55
01-29-12, 12:33 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 28, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Scottish Premier League
With Celtic away on Scottish League Cup duty, Rangers cut their lead to one point with a 4-0 thrashing over Hibernian at Ibrox.

Steven Davis scored twice and Sone Aluko added a goal and assist.

Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-0 St Mirren

Motherwell 3-2 St Johnstone

Rangers 4-0 Hibernian

Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid increased their La Liga lead to seven points as Barcelona dropped points on the road in La Liga play again.

The Merengues fought back from 1-0 down to crush Real Zaragoza 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Lafita gave Real Zaragoza a shock 1-0 lead 11 minutes in.

But Jose Mourinho's men flexed their scoring muscle the rest of the game.

Kaka started the barrage with a 32nd minute equalizer to make it 1-1 after slotting home a Ricardo Carvalho pass.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 24th La Liga goal of the season four minutes into the second half after collecting a Mesut Ozil pass.

Ozil sealed it seven minutes later after tucking home a Kaka pass.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's men suffered a goalless draw at El Madrigal against Villarreal.

Lionel Messi had the closest chance to a goal where he had a delicate chip over an on-charging Diego Lopez, but missed it just wide in the 17th minute.

Espanyol moved into a tie for fourth place with Levante with a 1-0 win over Mallorca.

Vladimir Weiss's 18th minute strike and Francisco Casilla's 5-save shutout pulls Espanyol level with Levante with 31 points.

But Athletic Bilbao are two points behind both Levante and Espanyol with a 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Fernando Llorente bagged a hat trick for Los Leones in a back and forth encounter.

Espanyol 1-0 Mallorca

Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid 3-1 Real Zaragoza

Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

Italian Serie A
Juventus maintains top spot for another week in Serie A after a 2-1 win over Udinese.

Alessandro Matri scored a brace to the delight of the Juve supporters at Juventus Arena.

Catania and Parma ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Francesco Modesto's 43rd minute equalizer cancelled out Gonzalo Bergessio's 33rd minute opener.

Catania 1-1 Parma

Juventus 2-1 Udinese

German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Schlake 04 all win to maintain a 3-way tie for first in the German Bundesliga standings.

The Bavarians earned a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg. Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben scored two second half strikes for Bayern as they sit on top via goal difference.

Meanwhile, defending champions Borussia Dortmund dispatched Hoffenheim 3-1.

Shinji Kagawa bagged a double and Kevin Großkreutz added a goal and assist for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Schalke 04 demolished Cologne 4-1.

Ciprian Marica's double and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's goal and assist led the charge for the Gelsenkirchen side.

Dennis Diekmeier's two assists on goals by Marcell Jansen and Mladen Petric helps Hamburg sink Hertha Berlin 2-1.

Augsburg and Kaiserslautern ended in a Desmond 2-2 affair with Marcel de Jong's and Stephan Hain's goals offset Florian Dick's brace.

And Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen ended 1-1 with Claudio Pizarro and Stefan Reinartz struck to share the spoils.

Bayern Munich 2-0 VfL Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund 3-1 TSG Hoffenheim

FC Augsburg 2-2 Kaiserslautern

Hertha Berlin 1-2 Hamburg SV

Werder Bremen 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

FC Cologne 1-4 Schalke 04

French Ligue 1
Milan Bisevac's 6th minute strike was enough for Paris Saint-Germain to maintain top spot with a 1-0 win over Brest.

But Montpellier kept pace with a 1-0 win over Nice thanks to Olivier Giroud's stoppage time winner.

Bafetimbi Gomis's goal and assist led the charge in Lyon's 3-1 victory over Dijon.

Nolan Roux's two goal and Eden Hazard's goal and assist sees Lille whitewashed St Etienne 3-0.

Daniel George Niculae's double helps Nancy sink Auxerre to the relegation zone with a 3-1 triumph.

Emmanuel Riviere's 35th minute goal was good enough for Toulouse in their 1-0 win over Caen.

Jacques-Alaixys Romao and Cédric Bakambu shared the spoils as Lorient and Sochaux ended their game in a 1-1 draw.

AJ Auxerre 1-3 AS Nancy Lorraine

Brest 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Lorient 1-1 Sochaux

Lyon 3-1 Dijon FCO

Nice 0-1 Montpellier

Toulouse 1-0 Caen

Lille 3-0 St Etienne

Dutch Eredivisie
Goals from Sanharib Malki and Mads Junker helped Roda JC stun AZ Alkmaar 2-0 to prevent AZ from reclaiming top spot.

Heerenveen 2-0 FC Utrecht

NAC Breda 1-1 De Graafschap

SC Heracles Almelo 3-0 Excelsior

Roda JC Kerkrade 2-0 AZ Alkmaar

Portuguese Liga
Rio Ave 0-0 Académica de Coimbra

Feirense 1-2 Benfica

Greek Super League
OFI Crete 1-0 FC Xanthi

Panionios 2-0 Kerkyra

Olympiakos 3-0 Ergotelis

BroadwayBomber55
01-29-12, 11:15 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments T Scores: January 29, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Scottish Premier League
Scottish League Cup: 2011-12 Scottish Communities League Cup
Semifinals
From BBC Sport

14-time Scottish League Cup champions Celtic book their spot in the Scottish Communities League Cup final at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

Neil Lennon's men ran out 3-1 winners against Scottish Division One side Falkirk.

Celtic drew first blood in the 26th minute when Darren Dods fouled Thomas Rogne in the penalty area after Rogne hit a header from Charlie Mulgrew's corner off the post and Dods wrestled Rogne to the ground.

Celtic captain Scott Brown made no mistake with the penalty to make it 1-0.

But Falkirk equalized in the 40th minute when Jay Fulton made it 1-1.

However, Anthony Stokes' second-half brace ended Falkirk's chances for an upset.

Celtic will take on Kilmarnock for their 15th Scottish League Cup at Hampden.

Falkirk 1-3 Celtic

BroadwayBomber55
01-30-12, 03:00 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 29, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Malaga moves into the Top 7 with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla.

Robson headed in a Santi Carzola cross in the 7th minute to give Malaga a 1-0 lead.

Luna converted a second chance opportunity to make it 1-1 in the 15th minute.

But Seba Fernández collected a Rondón pass to give Malaga a 2-1 lead in the 19th minute.

The sour note for Manuel Luis Pellegrini's men is Isco being sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Granada escapes the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Real Betis.

Carlos Martins assisted on Odion Ighalo's 13th minute tally before Martins doubled Granada's lead in the 40th minute.

Getafe moved into the Top 8 with a 2-1 triumph over Levante.

Goals from Daniel Güiza and Diego Castro put the game away for Getafe even though they had Alberto Lopo sent off for a deliberate handball in the area during stoppage time.

Real Sociedad thrashed Sporting Gijon 5-1.

David Zurutuza's brace and a goal and assist each from Mikel Aranburu and Antoine Griezmann propelled Sociedad to 12th spot.

Finally, Racing Santander and Valencia ended 2-2.

Los Che forward Aritz Aduriz's brace was offset by goals from Bernardo Espinosa Zúñiga and Adrian Gonzalez.

Both teams finished the game 10 v. 10 with Pedro Alvarez Munitis and Ricardo Costa both receiving their marching orders.

Real Betis 1-2 Granada

Levante 1-2 Getafe

Real Sociedad 5-1 Sporting Gijon

Racing Santander 2-2 Valencia

Málaga 2-1 Sevilla FC

Italian Serie A
AC Milan remains a point behind Juventus for top spot in the Italian Serie A standings with a 3-0 crippling over Cagliari.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal and assist was the catalyst for the Rossoneri. Antonio Nocerino and Massimo Ambrosini also struck for Milan.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan's 7-Serie A match winning streak came to a shocking end as Lecce stunned Claudio Ranieri's men 1-0.

Guillermo Giacomazzi's 40th minute goal and Massimiliano Benassi's 6-save clean sheet were the differences in the game.

Lazio is creeping up behind Udinese for third with a 3-0 hammering against Chievo Verona.

Hernanes's 21st minute goal and Miroslav Klose's brace carried Lazio.

Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Cesare Natali were good enough for Fiorentina in a 2-1 win over Siena.

Atalanta edged out Cesena 1-0 thanks to a Marco Rossi own goal in the 76th minute.

Napoli loses a 3-2 road thriller to Genoa.

Rodrigo Palacio's double and Alberto Gilardino's one goal and two assists gave Genoa a 3-0 lead before Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi strikes made it nervy for the hosts, but hanged on for the three points.

Igor Budan's double helps Palermo sink Novara 2-0.

And Roma and Bologna ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Miralem Pjanic's 62nd minute equalizer cancelled out Marco di Vaio's 56th minute opener.

Fiorentina 2-1 Siena

AS Roma 1-1 Bologna

Cesena 0-1 Atalanta

Chievo Verona 0-3 Lazio

Genoa 3-2 Napoli

Lecce 1-0 Internazionale

Palermo 2-0 Novara

AC Milan 3-0 Cagliari

German Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach kept pace with the Top 3 in the German Bundesliga table after whitewashing Stuttgart 3-0.

Marco Reus's goal and assist and Patrick Herrmann's two assists were the catalysts for M'Gladbach where Mike Hanke and Igor De Camargo also chipped in with goals.

Meanwhile, Mainz escape the drop zone with a 3-1 triumph over Freiburg.

A double from Maxim Choupo-Moting and Eugen Polanski's goal and assist led Mainz to the three points.

Mainz 3-1 SC Freiburg

VfB Stuttgart 0-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

French Ligue 1
Marseille edged Stade Rennes 2-1.

Tongo Hamed Doumbia gave Rennes a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.

But Marseille equalized before halftime with a 44th minute own goal from Onyekachi Apam and a 77th minute winner from Benoit Cheyrou.

Evian Thonon Gaillard 0-0 Bordeaux

Valenciennes 1-2 AC Ajaccio

Stade Rennes 1-2 Marseille

Dutch Eredivisie
Feyenoord Rotterdam doubled up Ajax Amsterdam 4-2 to the delight of the De Kuip crowd in the Dutch Classic derby.

John Guidetti's hat trick sinks Ajax.

FC Twente jumped to second with a 4-1 win over FC Groningen thanks to Luuk de Jong's hat trick.

Feyenoord Rotterdam 4-2 Ajax Amsterdam

RKC Waalwijk 4-0 VVV Venlo

Twente Enschede 4-1 FC Groningen

NEC Nijmegen 2-0 ADO Den Haag

Portuguese Liga
Uniao Leiria 2-4 Paços de Ferreira

Vitoria Setubal 2-3 Olhanense

Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Beira Mar

Gil Vicente 3-1 FC Porto

Greek Super League
Atromitos 0-1 Asteras Tripoli

Giannina 1-0 Panetolikos

Aris Salonika 2-1 Levadiakos

Doxa Dramas 0-1 Panathinaikos

AEK Athens 0-2 PAOK Salonika

BroadwayBomber55
01-30-12, 03:12 PM
January Transfer Clockwatches and Blogs: January 30, 2012

It's the day before the January Transfer deadline.

ESPN Soccernet
http://blogs.soccernet.com/onthemove/archives/2012/01/toffees_and_jelavic.php

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/clockwatch

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
01-31-12, 11:42 AM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 30, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Spanish La Liga
Atletico Madrid moved into the Top 7 with a 1-0 road win against Osasuna.

Diego Godín scored the only goal of the game in the 40th minute.

Atleti GK Thibaut Courtois recorded a 7-save clean sheet.

Osasuna 0-1 Atlético Madrid

Portuguese Liga
Maritimo 1-2 Braga

BroadwayBomber55
01-31-12, 11:47 AM
January Transfer Clockwatch and Blogs: January 31, 2012

This is the last chance for transfers for this season.

ESPN Soccernet
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/live/_/id/1014997/deadline-day:-all-the-rumours-and-moves?cc=5739

Sky Sports
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/

Fox Soccer
http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/world/story/Transfer-rumors-january-2012-winter-window-closes-deadline-day-013112

BBC Sport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9689658.stm

Yahoo! Sports UK and Ireland
http://uk.yahoo.eurosport.com/football/transfers/chat.shtml?chatid=3efe43c8c8

Goal.com
http://www.goal.com/en-us/live-update/530/live-january-transfer-window-deadline

BroadwayBomber55
01-31-12, 07:45 PM
This won't make Rangers fans in this forum happy.

Everton sign Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20120131/everton-jelavic/?eref=si_soccer

BroadwayBomber55
01-31-12, 07:52 PM
All of the January transfer deadline day moves here:
http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/11660

BroadwayBomber55
01-31-12, 07:57 PM
More transfers:
http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zone

BroadwayBomber55
02-01-12, 12:04 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues FT Scores: January 31, 2012

From Sky Sports and ESPN Soccernet

Italian Serie A
The match between Parma and Juventus was called off due to snow.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1015749/serie-a-clash-between-parma-and-juventus-snowed-off

BroadwayBomber55
02-01-12, 12:07 PM
All the transfers on the January transfer window:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/transfers/transfer

BroadwayBomber55
02-01-12, 12:12 PM
European Domestic Football Leagues' Cup and League Cup Tournaments T Scores: January 30, 2012

From ESPN Soccernet, Soccerway.com and other sites

Spanish La Liga
Spanish Cup: 2011-12 Copa del Rey
Semifinals - First Leg
From Marca.com, AS.com and ESPN Soccernet
Note: Away goals rule applies.
http://www.as.com/futbol/copa-del-rey/

23-time Copa del Rey winners Athletic Bilbao are one game away from reaching the Copa del Rey final.

Marcelo Bielsa's men defeated third-tier side Mirandes 2-1 in the first leg of their semifinal tie.

Los Leones tall striker Fernando Llorente scored two away goals for Athletic Bilbao in the 18th and 27th minute.

Ander Lambarri gave the home side some hope with a stoppage time strike.

Mirandes need a win by two clear goals of 2-0 or 3-1 to advance while Athletic Bilbao just need to avoid defeat to advance to the Spanish Cup final.

Mirandes 1-2 Athletic Bilbao

Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch Cup: 2011-12 KNVB Cup
Quarterfinals
From Soccerway.com and ESPN Soccernet

Vitesse Arnhem 1-2 Heerenveen

BroadwayBomber55
02-01-12, 01:27 PM
Inter Milan MF Thiago Motta to join Paris Saint-Germain
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1015681/paris-st-germain-agree-deal-to-sign-inter-milan's-thiago-motta?cc=5901