Asamoah Juventus advance to semis

Barcelona 0-0 Juventus (agg: 0-3). It was a tall task for Barcelona to turn around a three-goal deficit, but many great moments have occurred in the Camp Nou over the years, and supporters of the Blaugrana were hopeful their side could pull off the heroics again. What stood in their way was a Juventus side that knew how to defend advantages on a regular basis.

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Manchester United’s poor run continues with 2-1 defeat against Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce on Thursday claimed a famous 2-1 home victory against Manchester United in the Europa League, electrifying a raucous Istanbul crowd and adding to the woes of Jose Mourinho. The visitors looked flat against a razor-sharp performance by the Turkish side, who took the lead early on with a staggering Moussa Sow overhead kick and added another with a Jeremain Lens free-kick in the second half. A beautifully-judged long-range strike by Wayne Rooney late on led to a tense finale but could barely salvage United’s pride. The defeat increased the…

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Claude Puel- “I think it was a fantastic game for my players’

Claude Puel spoke of his pride in his Southampton players, after their famous 2-1 victory over Internazionale. Saints staged a superb second-half rally at St Mary’s to stun the Italian giants and put themselves within touching distance of qualification for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. “I think it was a fantastic game for my players, because all the scenarios were against us tonight,” said Puel “We dominated the first half, but we went 1-0 down and just before half-time we missed a penalty. “There were also many…

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Kampl gives Bayer win at Tottenham

Tottenham suffered more Champions League misery at Wembley as a 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday left them in danger of failing to qualify for the last 16. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are playing their European matches at Wembley this season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped and the temporary move has proved a disaster for the north London club. Already beaten by Monaco in their first game at their adopted home in September, Tottenham were rocked at Wembley again as Kevin Kampl bagged Leverkusen’s second half winner. Since…

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Messi hat-trick buries Man City on Guardiola return

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club. City were competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a ruthless Barcelona revelling in Messi’s return from injury. A Fernandinho slip inside his own box put Messi clear for his first, then Kevin de Bruyne lost possession allowing Andres Iniesta to set up the Argentine for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner. The evening got worse for the visitors when goalkeeper…

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Ozil nets hat-trick as Arsenal thrash Ludogorets in UEFA CL

Mesut Ozil applied the gloss to a ruthless Arsenal display with a second-half hat-trick in a 6-0 hammering of Ludogorets that put the Gunners on the brink of the Champions League knockout rounds on Wednesday. Arsenal were cantering against the Bulgarian champions thanks to sublime first-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott and a strike straight after the break from Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain before playmaker Ozil joined the party. As Ludogorets crumbled, his well-taken goals in the 56th, 83rd and 87th minutes helped Arsenal to their biggest Champions League…

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