Basel lose a 2-goal lead at Tottenham as Parker misses a sitter

Tottenham 2 – Basel 2 (Europa League quarterfinal 1st leg, April 4, 2013) (Alternative highlights) Valentin Stocker finished off a decisive Basel attack on the half hour as Spurs’ defence were easily prised open. Spurs fell 2-behind five minutes later when Fabian Frei was given the freedom of the box to head home a corner. Spurs got back in […]

Benfica shake off an early Newcastle gaol to win 3-1

Benfica 3 – Newcastle 1 (Europa League quarterfinal 1st leg, April 4, 2013) (Longer highlights) Newcastle took an 11th minute lead when Papiss Cisse tapped home Sissoko’s cross. Benfica levelled in the 25th when Krul saved Cardozo’s, but Rodrigo scored the rebound. Benfica took the lead midway through the second half when Lima rounded Krul after intercepting Santon’s poor backpass. […]

Torres on target twice as Chelsea put three past Rubin Kazan

Chelsea 3 – Rubin Kazan 1 (Europa League quarterfinal 1st leg, April 4, 2013) (Alternative highlights) Fernando Torres bundled Chelsea 1-up in the 16th minute following a great pass from Luiz over the Kazan defence. Victor Moses doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 31st with a beauty into the top corner. The Russians claimed a lifeline before the break as Bibras Natcho […]

Fenerbahce take a commanding two goal lead over 10-man Lazio

Fenerbahce 2 – Lazio 0 (Europa League quarterfinal 1st leg, April 4, 2013) (Alternative highlights) Lazio were reduced to 10 men when Ogenyi Eddy Onazi collected a second booking at the start of the second half. Fener took the lead ten minutes from time when Pierre Webo scored from the spot following a controversial penalty call. A late rebound from Dirk […]

Raphael Varane has gone 720 minutes without conceding a foul, his highlights v Galatasaray

Kudos to @MadridistaFacts for churning out the following, excellent stat. 19-year-old Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane has now gone 720 minutes without conceding a single foul. Against that impressive backdrop, the teenage French international produced another fantastic shift against Galatasaray in the Champions League. Varane quickly found his feet against the power of Didier Drogba after the […]

Galatasaray fans were battered by Spanish riot police after the Real Madrid game

Spanish police getting physical. Where have we heard that before. Away from the goings on on the pitch during Real Madrid v Galatasaray on Wednesday, a large group of Turkish supporters walked away from the Santiago Bernabeu with cuts and bruises after angry post match fights with police. Whilst it is unknown which side struck first, […]

Malaysian FA Cup: Kelantan win quarter final 1st leg v Sarawak

Kelantan FA 2 – Sarawak 1 (Malaysian FA Cup Quarter Final, April 6, 2013) Faiz Subri gave Kelantan the lead with a golazo stunner into the top corner from fully 35 yards. Khairul Izuan doubled Kelantan’s lead with a great hooked finish into the far corner. Joseph Kalang Tie hit a volley from outside the box to […]

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