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Mascherano: "Most of all, we want to play football"
Madrid, April 27 (BNA) -- In the Santiago Bernab u pressroom, Javier Mascherano has said before the Champions League showdown with Madrid that "we want to speak about football and play football.
2011/04/27 More
Schalke 0 United 2
London, April 27 (BNA) -- Make no mistake, this was as accomplished a Champions League semi-final performance you could wish to see as United had Schalke chasing shadows in a comprehensive 2-0 victory.
2011/04/27 More
Envious Ferguson desperate for United to join Europe's true elite
London, April 26 (BNA) -- Sir Alex Ferguson admitted last night that his "envy" of a continental elite who have captured far more European Cups than Manchester United is driving his desire to put a dismal record against German competition behind him and progress towards a fourth final tonight, this was published at the '' Independent''. Ferguson has always felt an acute sense of the disparity between his own club, who have lifted the European Cup three times, and others, not least Liverpool, who have taken five, and knows that United's relatively modest haul in this tournament is a blemish on their history.
2011/04/26 More
Serie A title is almost ours – AC Milan’s Massimo Ambrosini
Rome, Apr 25 (BNA) -- Veteran believes that team's victory over Brescia has virtually decided the race for the Scudetto, with the side now eight points clear of nearest rivals Inter at the top. AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini believes that his side’s 1-0 win over Brescia has all but sealed the race for the Serie A title. The victory puts the San Siro club eight points clear of closest contenders Inter with only four games remaining, and the 33-year-old told the club's official website: "This match, unless we commit suicide, can be considered the match that decides the race for the Scudetto. "All season long, this team [has] deserved its position in the standings."
2011/04/25 More
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid close to returning to Europe
Madrid, 25 April 2011 (BNA) -- Sevilla beat fourth-placed Villarreal 3-2, whilst Atletico slaughtered Levante 4-1. They now share sixth place, with 49 points from 33 games, two less than fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, who on Saturday beat Basque neighbors Real Sociedad 2-1 Sevilla and Atletico are now four points above Espanyol, who crashed 1-0 at Sporting Gijon.
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Lille chase first major trophy in more than 50 years
Paris, April 24 (BNA) -- The bar is filled with Lille supporters but only one man can remember the last time the club won the French title. "Yes I was there that day," the charismatic Raymondi tells me while sipping his pre-match beer. "I never believed we could do it again but this year maybe yes. Fifty-seven years I am waiting for this. After this I tell people I can die happy, no problem."
2011/04/24 More
Liverpool v Birmingham
London, April 23 (BNA) -- Liverpool have fitness doubts over Jamie Carragher, Andy Carroll and Fabio Aurelio. Carragher suffered concussion during Sunday's draw at Arsenal, while Carroll jarred a knee and Aurelio suffered a thigh problem in the same game. Birmingham centre back Martin Jiranek is fit again after a three-match absence and is likely to replace Stuart Parnaby in a reshuffled defence.
2011/04/23 More
Sir Alex Ferguson welcomes Chelsea's late title charge
London, April 23 (BNA) -- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has welcomed the challenge posed by Chelsea's late-season surge. The champions are second in the Premier League, six points behind leaders United after taking 19 points from a possible 21 since the start of March.
2011/04/23 More
Muharraq and Ahli share lead
Manama, April 21 (BNA) -- Al Ahli and Muharraq moved up to share the lead as the second-half of the Zain Bahrain Basketball got underway yesterday at Zain Basketball Arena in Um Al Hassam. Defending champions Al Ahli eased past Nuwaidrat 89-64 last night after Muharraq had registered a resounding 106-63 victory over contenders Sitra.
2011/04/21 More
Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid
Madrid, April 21 (BNA) -- Cristiano Ronaldo's extra-time header gave Jose Mourinho his first trophy as Real Madrid coach as his side beat Barcelona 1-0 to win the Copa del Rey. A foul-ridden encounter was decided in the first period of extra-time when Ronaldo powered in his 42nd of the season from Angel di Maria's cross. Real had Iker Casillas to thank after the keeper denied Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta with brilliant saves.
2011/04/21 More