Soccer-Libertadores Cup last 16 results
April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Libertadores Cup Last 16 matches on Wednesday Last 16Thursday, April 24, second legSantos Laguna (Mexico) - Lanus (Argentina) 0-2 (halftime: 0-1) First leg: Lanus - Santos Laguna 2-1. Lanus win 4-1 on aggregate.Last 16Thursday, April 24, first legAtletico Nacional (Colombia) - Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) San Lorenzo (Argentina) - Gremio (Brazil) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) Nacional A. ...
Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern
Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002. In a matchup of teams acclaimed to be the best in Europe this season, Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give the Los Blancos a 1-0 victory over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their semifinal. ''We have a nice advantage and if we score, we...
Soccer-Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach
By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO, April 23 (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. We in Uruguay are not among the powers, not even in the South American region, and I think that's the reason we find the qualifiers so hard," Tabarez said on Wednesday. Uruguay scraped into three of the last four World Cup tournaments via an intercontinental playoff having finished in...
Wright-Phillips leads Red Bulls past Dynamo 4-0
Maybe just a touch of the flu is what New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips needed. The English forward, who had one goal in seven games last season, missed Tuesday's training session with a fever, but recovered enough to score three goals Wednesday night and lead the Red Bulls to their second straight victory, 4-0 over the Houston Dynamo. ''We thought it was only a matter of time before he scored a goal and then got hot,'' Red...
Toluca 1-1 Cruz Azul: La Maquina churns out CONCACAF Champions League trophy
Cruz Azul has won its sixth CONCACAF title, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Toluca that sees it lift the trophy thanks to the away goals tiebreaker.
Ottawa Fury 0-0 FC Edmonton: NASL sides battle to scoreless draw
Neither second division side could find the back of the net in Wednesday's Canadian Championship opener.
New York Red Bulls 4-0 Houston Dynamo: Henry and Wright-Phillips dismantle Houston
Wright-Phillips had three goals, while Henry was masterful in a more creative role as New York steamrolled a poor Houston team.
There is no better team than Real Madrid, admits Guardiola
The ex-Barcelona boss was unable to continue his excellent record at Santiago Bernabeu but insists he was proud of his players despite their defeat
Soccer-Good ambiance crucial to get best from Messi - Sabella
By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, April 23 (Reuters) - Argentina must create the right team climate to give the world's best player Lionel Messi the right support to enable him to shine at the World Cup in Brazil, coach Alejandro Sabella said on Wednesday. Sabella also said Argentina's status among the favourites would be countered by the fact they will be playing in the backyard of the most successful team in the competition with five titles. Messi has had a troubled few months and been the butt of criticism for Barcelona's drop in form, including their Champions League quarter-final elimination...
Ronaldo: I was afraid to return from injury
The Ballon d'Or holder was thrust back into the startng lineup in the win over Bayern Munich but says he felt ready after three weeks out.