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Italy mourns Morosini

17.04.2012  |  01:45

Piermario Morosini is the latest tragic case in a string of sudden deaths of soccer players on the pitch. He collapsed during the Serie B game between Pescara and Livorno, to whom he was loaned by Udinese. Italy's Série A games were suspended as a result as the country mourns its young athlete, 25. The autopsy was performed on Monday and was inconclusive.

Piermario Morosini is the latest tragic case in a string of sudden deaths of soccer players on the pitch. He collapsed during the Serie B game between Pescara and Livorno, to whom he was loaned by Udinese. Italy's Série A games were suspended as a result as the country mourns its young athlete, 25. The autopsy was performed on Monday and was inconclusive. Last month, in the Premier League, Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers collapsed on the pitch and was technically dead for 78 minutes - his luck being that there was a cardiologist among the crowd who had him admitted to London's special heart unit. English Premier League The two Manchester teams were in action this weekend, as Liverpool beat Everton and Chelsea beat Tottenham to reach the FA Cup Final.

Manchester City went to Norwich and won 6-1; Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-0 and retains a 5-point advantage at the top. English Premier League after 33 games  1. Manchester United 82 (34 games) 2. Manchester City 77 (34 games) 3.

Arsenal 64  4. Tottenham  59 5. Newcastle United 59 6.

Chelsea FC 57 7. Everton FC 47 Spanish Primera Liga Wins for Real Madrid (3-1 over Gijón) and Barcelona (2-1 at Levante). Valencia also went down 4-0 at Espanyol in another Barcelona v.

Valencia derby while Malaga was held at home 1-1 by Real Sociedad. Osasuna went down 1-0 at Betis and Falcao scored Atlético's goal against Rayo Vallecano in the Madrid derby. Spanish Primera Liga after 33 games   1. Real Madrid 85 2. FC Barcelona 81 3. Valencia CF 52    4.

Málaga CF 51 5. Levante UD 48 6. CA Osasuna 46 7. Sevilla FC 45 Italian Serie A after 32 games   1.

Juventus 68 2. AC Milan 67 3. SS Lazio 54 4. Udinese Calcio 51 5. AS Roma 50 6.

SSC Napoli 48 7. FC Internazionale Milano 48  German Bundesliga Dortmund is even futther ahead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 away win against Schalke,

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while main rival Bayern Munich got a 0-0 home draw against Mainz and is now 9 points adrift. Borussia Moenchengladbach is now hot on Schalke's heels after a 3-0 win against Koln. In fifth place, Stuttgart (4-1 over Bremen) won and Leverkusen drew (3-3 at home with Hertha) while Hannover lost 1-0 at Hamburg. German Bundesliga after 31 games   1. Borussia Dortmund 72 2.

FC Bayern Munchen 64 3. FC Schalke 04 57 4. VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach 56 5.

VfB Stuttgart 49 6. Bayer 04 Leverkusen 45 7. Hannover 96 44 French Ligue 1 Montpellier is two points ahead at the top despite a 2-1 loss away to Lorient. PSG drew one apiece at Auxerre, while Lille won 4-1 against Ajaccio. Saint-Étienne moves up into fifth place with a 2-1 victory over Brest.

The other members of the pack have a game in hand. French Ligue 1 after 32 games   1. Montpellier Hérault 66 2. Paris Saint-Germain FC 64 3.

LOSC Lille Métropole 59 4. Olympique Lyonnais 53 (31 games) 5. AS Saint-Étienne 50 6. Toulouse FC 50 (31 games) 7. Stade Rennais 48 (31 games) Portuguese Primeira Liga No games this weekend.

Benfica beat Gil Vicente 2-1 in the Portuguese League Cup Final Primeira Liga after 26 games  1. FC Porto 63   2. SL Benfica 59 3. SC Braga 58 CS 4.

SC Portugal 50 5. Marítimo 48  6. Vitória SC (Guimarães) 39  7. CD Nacional 35   Russian Premier FC Tom Tomsk 3 Terek Grozny 0; FC Kuban Krasnodar 1 Lokomotiv Moskva 1; Krylya Sovetov 2 FC Amkar Perm 1; Zenit St. Petersburg 2 CSKA Moskva 0; Spartak Nalchik 3 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 0; Spartak Moskva 2 Rubin Kazan 0; FC Anzhi Makhachkala 0 Dinamo Moskva 1; FC Rostov 1 FC Krasnodar 1 Russian Premier League - Accumulated after 39 games 2011-2012 and 5 games 2012-2013 1.

FC Zenit St. Petersburg 80 points 2. FC Spartak Moskva 68 points 3. FC Dinamo Moskva 66 points 4.

PFC CSKA Moskva 66 points 5. FC Lokomotiv Moskva 64 points  6. FC Rubin Kazan 62 points 7. FC Anzhi Makhachkala 60 points   Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Pravda.Ru    .



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