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Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

May 7, 2015

Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

Lionel Messi scored two outstanding goals and set up Neymar to add another in injury time as Barcelona handed Bayern Munich and former coach Pep Guardiola a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Not even the coach ...

Antlers eliminated from Asian Champions League

May 5, 2015

Antlers eliminated from Asian Champions League

Kashima Antlers suffered a stoppage-time 3-2 defeat to FC Seoul in Group H and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Substitute Mauricio Molina doomed Toninho Cerezo’s men in the 91st minute, after Kashima captain Gaku Shibasaki made it a 2-2 ...

May 5, 2015

Ex-striker Greaves suffers stroke

Former England striker Jimmy Greaves faces a “long period of rehabilitation” after a severe stroke, his wife said Tuesday. The 75-year-old Greaves is in intensive care after his second stroke in three years. “Jimmy is having to do what he is told, and understands ...

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

May 4, 2015

Chelsea claims Premier League title after five-year wait

The five-year drought is over. Chelsea is Premier League champion again — with three games to spare. Chelsea’s players danced around the field after securing the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of ...

May 4, 2015

Mainz eager to negotiate over Muto

Mainz wants to start negotiating with FC Tokyo this week to sign Japan striker Yoshinori Muto, Kicker reported on Monday. According to the German magazine, Mainz plans to send a representative to Japan in the coming days with the hope of striking a deal ...

May 3, 2015

Marinos captain Nakamura facing more time out

Yokohama F. Marinos captain Shunsuke Nakamura will face more time on the sidelines as the former Japanese international was diagnosed with a torn right thigh muscle that will keep him out for three weeks, the J. League club said on Sunday. Nakamura, 36, only ...

May 1, 2015

Japan's revised World Cup qualifying schedule released

Japan will open its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Singapore on June 16 and not away as originally scheduled, the Japan Football Association announced on Friday. The change was made because Singapore could not secure a stadium with the mandated capacity ...