Breaking News

Europa League: Lion roars in Lisbon, Atlético strong

20.04.2012  |  01:46

Sporting CP turned the game around and take a 2-1 lead to Bilbao - the best of a number of bad options. Atlético take a two-goal lead to Valencia, having won 4-2 with two goals from Falcao. Next week the Champions and Europa Leagues semi-finals have their second legs.

Europa League Semi-Finals First Leg: Thu 19 April Atl Madrid 4        Valencia 2 Falcao 18, 78         Jonas 45+3 Miranda 49            R. Costa 90+4 Adrián López 54 Atlético took charge early on, but Valencia also kept Courteois busy in the home team's goalmouth. Falcao broke the deadlock with a header after a corner on 18' after which Valencia came increasingly into the game, culminating in Jonas' equaliser in stoppage time, also from a corner and also a header. Another headed goal came on 49' for the home team through Miranda from a perfect Diego cross.

3-1 five minutes later, Adrián López roared through the Valencia defence and beat Diego Alves in the Valencia goal with a deft touch. Valencia was by no means down and out and came back with several good attacking moves, but the home side went 4-1 up when Falcao scored his second on 78', beating two defenders and scoring with a breathtaking shot from 30 metres out. Again, Valencia pulled one back from a corner, Ricardo Costa converting on 90+4'. Sporting 2 Athletic Bilbao 1 Insúa 76    Aurtenetxe 54 Capel 80 The first half belonged to Sporting, but without goals... It was the visitors who broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second half with a powerful volley from Bilbao's Jon Aurtenetxe. Shaken, the lion's pride hurt at home, Sporting Clube de Portugal then exploded into action.

Argentine player Emiliano Insúa (header) and Spaniard Diego Capel (spectacular long-range drive) turned the game around and enable Sporting to take a lead to Bilbao, albeit a most slender one. Second Leg: Thu 26 Apr 2012 Athletic Bilbao v Sporting 20:05 Valencia v. Atlético Madrid 20.05 Champions League Semi-Finals The second semi-final of the Champions League 2012 produced a win for Chelsea FC, which provided team manager Di Matteo with the perfect match he had asked for. Didier Drogba got the only goal of the game in the dying seconds of the first half. Barcelona, for once, failed to score.

inside_article
   Wed 18 Apr 2012 - Champions League Semi-Final Chelsea 1 Barcelona 0 Drogba 45+2   Second Leg : Tue 24 Apr 2012 Barcelona v Chelsea 19:45   Barça's Sánchez hit the crossbar on 9', and Iniesta, Fàbregas and Messi all had chances in the first half but it was Chelsea who went into the break ahead, a wonderful goal by Drogba sweeping Ramires' pass into the net after masterful play by Frank Lampard.

Barça came out of the tunnel looking for the equaliser. First Adriano, then Sánchez, then Puyol...Pedro hit the post into added time but Chelsea survived and go to Spain one goal ahead.     Tue 17 Apr 2012 - Champions League Semi-Final Bayern Munich 2 Real Madrid 1 17 Ribéry             53 Ozil 90 Mário Gomez Second Leg: Wed 25 Apr 2012 Real Madrid v Bayern Munich   Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final in Germany. Bayern scored in the first half through Ribéry; Ozil equalised for Mourinho's team in the second half and in the closing minutes, Gomez scored Bayern's second. But is one goal enough to take th the cauldron of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium? The final of the Champions League will be at Bayern's Stadium. But will Bayern be playing?   Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Pravda.Ru      .



Print versionPrint version

Articles
Depopulation: Plastics chemicals are reducing women s sex drives and men s sperm counts Depopulation: Plastics chemicals are reducing women's sex drives and men's sperm counts
New research out of the University of Rochester in New York has found that the plastics chemicals lurking in furniture, food packaging and many other consumer products are directly linked to decreased...
Ginger tea shown to naturally kill cancer, dissolve kidney stones, improve liver health and more Ginger tea shown to naturally kill cancer, dissolve kidney stones, improve liver health and more
Ginger is another example of a 'superfood' that has been prized for thousands of years for its amazing health benefits, and which is now being scientifically proven to have more beneficial properties than...
The IMF Just Entered The Cold War – Forgives Ukraine’s Debt To Russia The IMF Just Entered The Cold War – Forgives Ukraine’s Debt To Russia
Since 1947 when it really started operations, the World Bank has acted as a branch of the U.S. Defense Department, from its first major chairman John J. McCloy through Robert McNamara to Robert Zoellick...
Right Now There Are 102.6 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have A Job NATO Prepares to Send Troops to Protect Turkey from Russian “Threats” The Real Reasons Saudi Arabia Hates Iran McCain wants to shoot down Russian planes attacking Islamists
It’s Official – UK Admits “Human Rights” No Longer a Priority of British Foreign Policy It’s Official – UK Admits “Human Rights” No Longer a Priority of British Foreign Policy
Not that they ever were, but they’ve finally decided to be honest about it. Which to be honest, is pretty scary.
Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs
Sixteen countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops.
Proxy Wars: U.S. to arm Kurdish and Arab fighters in Syria Proxy Wars: U.S. to arm Kurdish and Arab fighters in Syria
President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved...
Oregon Shooter's Links To Military Cops Rupture Handcuffed Man’s Spleen, Laugh at Him, Take Pics as He Lay Dying and Begging U.S. Politicians Are Asked About Saudi Atrocities... Here's What Happened Next AMERICAN jihadi is 'top ISIS commander': Yazidi slave reveals that she was beaten and held captive by US citizen who directs attacks and keeps vial of poison to kill himself if he is caught