Galatasaray win 3-2 in dramatic encounter to go through at Schalke’s expense

Schalke 2 – Galatasaray 3 (Agg. 3-4) (Champions League round 16, second leg, March 12, 2013) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) Roman Neustädter fired Schalke ahead from a corner. Gala turned it round just before the break and took control of the tie thanks to Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz. Michel Bastos brought things level at […]

Picture: Lionel Messi was surrounded by 5 AC Milan players for Barcelona opener

And to think that in the build up to Barcelona’s rout of AC Milan we were told Lionel Messi was enduring a slump. It was Messi’s fastest goal ever in a Champions League match, beating his previous best of nine minutes against Bayern Munich in 2009. Barcelona’s opener, which really set the tone, also happened […]

Cardiff leave it late to draw with Leicester; Leeds tie 1-1 with Peterborough

Cardiff 1 – Leicester 1 (Championship, March 12, 2013) The Fozes looked to have caused an upset when on-loan Man United forward Michael Keane opened in the 72nd, but Rudy Gestede’s last-gasp strike earned leaders Cardiff a point. Leeds 1 – Peterborough 1 (Championship, March 12, 2013) Dwight Gayle put struggling Peterborough ahead in the opening period, but […]

Copa Libertadores: Libertad draw with Sporting Cristal; Velez pound Penarol; Newell’s stun La U; Caracas get past Gremio

Sporting Cristal 1 – Libertad 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 12, 2013) Libertad went ahead in the 52nd minute, with a powerful strike by Pablo Velazquez, before Irven Avila equalised. Velez Sarsfield 3 – Penarol 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 12, 2013) Penarol took the lead in the 24th minute, when Fabian Estoyanoff converted a penalty, but Velez equalised four minutes later […]

CONCACAF CL: Monterrey see off Xelaju; Seattle Sounders make history getting past Tigres

Monterrey 1 – Club Xelaju 1 (Agg. 4-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, March 12, 2013) Fredy Santiago gave the visitors hope on 44 minutes, taking them to the break 3-2 down on aggregate but still requiring two more goals for overall victory. But second-half substitute Walter Ayovi, who came into the game almost immediately after the interval, fired […]

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