Saturday, April 27, 2013

Soccer Mass Brawl

Soccer Mass Brawl, the game ended in a Mass Brawl after Mathieu Valbuena put up the ony goal for Olympique Marseille as they secured second place in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win at Lorient on Saturday.

Valbuena kicked in a looseball from just outside the box in the 25th minute that secured Marseille a 1-0 victory for the 12th time this season and their seventh clean sheet in a row.

Fabien Audard slapped hard Valbuena right in the face that resulted commotion from angry fans. Lorient goalkeeper Audard and Andre Ayew of Marseille were sent off as tempers flared among both sets of players.

Marseille have 64 points with four games left, six behind leaders Paris St Germain who visit lowly Evian Thonon Gaillard on Sunday.

Ajaccio's Fousseni Diawara was shown a straight red card for a violent tackle in the 47th minute and Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda missed the resulting penalty.

Abdelhamid El Kaoutari of Montpellier was also sent off eight minutes from time when he committed the foul that caused Delort's penalty.

Napoli win against Pescara

Napoli win against Pescara

Napoli title hopes are still alive after a 3-0 win against Pescara.  Udinese are now in fifth place after a 1-0 victory at Cagliari.

Gohkan Inler, Goran Pandev, and Blerim Dzemaili goals in the second half goals place Napoli in 69 points, eight behind leaders Juventus who visit local rivals Torino on Sunday.

The victory also sees Napoli move 10 points clear of third-placed AC Milan, who host Europa League-chasing Catania in Sunday's late game .

"It wasn't an easy game and you could see that in the first half. Often we've messed up matches like this in the past, but today it went well." Pandev said.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Adam Jahn Game Tying Goal San Jose Earthquakes 1, Portland Timbers 1: MLS Match Recap

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San Jose Earthquakes rookie Adam Jahn fired a game-tying goal past the 90th minute from 13 yards to salvage a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Sunday.

Timbers playmaker Diego Valeri who was out due to a concussion put the timbers up in the 58th minute by 1 point and it looked as though that would stand for a second consecutive 1-0 victory against San Jose but rookie Adam Jahn has another plan. 

Chris Wondolowski gave a subtle touch to set the ball up for Jahn, who went to his left to beat Donovan Ricketts cleanly.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fighting at a English soccer match Millwall vs Wigan

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Violence erupted at a English soccer match between Millwall and Wigan. Millwall fans were seen fighting among themselves and with security officials. Wigan won with a 2-0 victory.

"The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is investigating sporadic disorder amongst fans in the Millwall supporters area of Wembley Stadium at today's FA Cup semi-final," the Metropolitan police said.

"The police response was robust and proportionate and 11 people were arrested during the game in connection with the violence that broke out shortly before half time and full time"

"Four police officers received minor injuries." Police said.

Television footage showed several supporters bloodied, police using batons, and a child in tears as the trouble continued.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Injured Messi continues recovery before PSG

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi had physiotherapy and did some fitness work on Sunday as the World Player of the Year tried to shake off a hamstring strain before Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, second leg at home to Paris St Germain.

Messi suffered the injury in last week's first leg in Paris, which ended 2-2, and had to be substituted at halftime.

The Argentine missed Saturday's 5-0 La Liga win against Real Mallorca at the Nou Camp, when his replacement in the roving forward role, Cesc Fabregas, netted a hat-trick.

Monday, April 1, 2013

America defeat rival Guadalajara 2-0

Raúl Jiménez

Raúl Jiménez's goals in the second half helped Club America defeat rival Guadalajara 2-0 at Omnilife Stadium to claim sole possession of third place in Liga MX.

The teams came out with all the intensity expected from a Super Clasico. The first half featured seven yellow cards, one red card, and a number of nasty-looking challenges.

Chivas right back Sergio Perez saw yellow within the game's opening moments, and he wouldn't even last until halftime. In the 35th minute, he had his arms draped around Christian Benítez as the striker chased a bouncing ball, which drew a second yellow.

If the red wasn't bad enough, the home side was ravaged by injuries in the opening half, which forced two substitutions. First, Jorge Enriquez was had to withdraw because of a knee injury and 10 minutes later, Hector Reynoso came off with a hamstring injury that had been bothering him before the game.

Wounded and down a man, halftime couldn't have come sooner for Chivas. Unfortunately, things were about to go from bad to worse.

Marco Fabian, who had initially been injured in the first half, had to finally withdraw in the opening minutes of the second stanza. And minutes later, the home side was behind.

After a short corner, Osvaldo Martínez hit a cross and Jimenez rose well to head across his body into the far post. The 21-year-old Mexico international wasn't done on the evening either.

With 15 minutes to play, Jimenez put the game away. Rubens Sambueza worked his way down the left flank, and his cross was met by Jimenez, who charged in front of his marker. His header was nearly saved by MIchel, but he could only get a hand on it, and the ball hit the post and trickled in.

Meanwhile in the Sunday's other fixture, American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley scored a tying goal in the 58th minute of Puebla's 2-1 loss at home to Tigres on Sunday in the Mexican first division.

Beasley entered at the start of the second half. He played left back for the United States in its 0-0 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday night in Mexico City.

Beasley has three league goals this year and one in the Mexican Cup.