VIDEO: Chelsea edge Bolton to go four clear at the top; Inter beat Fiorentina to reach the cup final; Twente slip up at Alkmaar

Chelsea 1 – Bolton 0 (Premier League, April 13, 2010) Chelsea broke the deadlock with Bolton minutes before the break, Ballack played in Drogba down the left and his pinpoint cross was headed home by Nicolas Anelka. (First half highlights here.)

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Reading 1 – Newcastle 2 (Championship, April 13, 2010) Kevin Nolan scored his first when he turned marker Alex Pearce before firing past Adam Federici from 12 yards. And just before the break Nolan scored his 18th of the season when he was on hand to tap in Wayne Routledge’s cross. Danny Simpson’s own goal gave Reading hope when a clearance hit his back and rolled in, but Newcastle clung on.

Carlisle 1 – Leeds 3 (League One, April 13, 2010) Luciano Becchio tapped in an early opener for Leeds after Carlisle keeper Adam Collin spilled a Robert Snodgrass free-kick. Carlisle levelled against the run of play when Richard Keogh headed in a free-kick from Leeds old boy Ian Harte. But Leeds rapidly sealed the win on the restart, Max Gradel heading in Jonathan Howson’s cross before Max Gradel fed Becchio for a slotted second.

Bristol Rovers 1 – Southampton 5 (League One, April 13, 2010) Southampton continued their dramatic push for an unlikely play-off berth with a big win over Bristol Rovers. Jeff Hughes scored from the spot for Rovers after Jose Fonte fouled Jo Kuffour before Pirates old-boy Rickie Lambert headed Saints level. Lambert made it 2-0 with a 30-yard free-kick and Morgan Schneiderlin added a third with a 25-yard volley. Adam Lallana side-footed in for 4-1 before Jason Puncheon fired in from the edge of the box to seal the win.

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Celtic 2 – Motherwell 1 (SPL, April 13, 2010) Early in the second half, Josh Thompson failed to clear a Tom Hateley free-kick and Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds fired home from close range. Thompson quickly made amends for his error by levelling with a shot from Scott Brown’s headed knockdown. The teenage defender Thompson then powered in a header from Lee Naylor’s corner to seal a hard-earned victory.

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Fiorentina 0 – Inter Milan 1 (Agg. 0-2) (Coppa Italia semi-final second-leg, April 13, 2010) Leading 1-nil from the first leg, Inter scored a crucial away goal at Fiorentina midway through the second half when Samuel Eto’o timed his run over the top to perfection, controlled, and cracked a beauty into the net.

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Valladolid 2 – Sevilla 1 (La Liga, April 13, 2010) A 42nd minute header from Diego Castro from a free-kick put Valladolid ahead at home against Sevilla, and the hosts doubled their advantage 10 minutes into the second half when Manucho finished a counter-attack from just inside the Sevilla box. Sevilla pulled by a goal through Cala, the midfielder cutting in front the left and smacking a howitzer into the far top corner from 25-yards.

Sporting Gijon 0 – Tenerife 2 (La Liga, April 13, 2010) Tenerife left it late before securing the points, with 70 minutes on the clock by the time Roman Martinez broke the deadlock. Alejandro Alfaro fired in a second three minutes from time to wrap things up, condemning Sporting to a fourth successive game without a win. Tenerife are now just two points from safety with six games of the season remaining.

Getafe 3 – Villarreal 0 (La Liga, April 13, 2010) Miku capitalised on a Diego Lopez error to fire the hosts in front and Miku added another late in the day from close range after Mane had given Geta a comfortable two goal cushion with a well struck free kick.

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Monaco 1 – Lens 0 (AET) (Coupe De France, April 13, 2010) Monaco secured their place in the final of the Coupe de France, but had to wait until the 109th minute for Moussa Maazou to score the critical goal against Lens as the striker outjumped Eric Chelle and Alaeddine Yahia to reach Nene’s cross and head home.

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AZ Alkmaar 1 – FC Twente 0 (Eredivisie, April 13, 2010) Dutch league leaders FC Twente fell behind after eight minutes at reigning champs AZ Alkmaar when Mounir El Hamdaoui swept home the opener from 10-yards.

Heracles 4 – RKC Waalwijk 1 (Eredivisie, April 13, 2010) RKC’s relegation was confirmed after a 4-1 defeat at Heracles Almelo. Antoine van der Linden put the hosts ahead after 15 minutes and Everton doubled their advantage three minutes after the interval. Fouad Idabdelhay gave RKC a glimmer of hope by halving the deficit just before the hour but that was soon snuffed out when Bas Dost restored Heracles’ two-goal cushion six minutes later and then Everton completed the rout with his second goal of the evening 13 minutes from time.

Vitesse 1 – NAC Breda 1 (Eredivisie, April 13, 2010) Edwin de Graaf rescued a point for NAC with a minute to go after Santi Kolk had put the hosts ahead on the half-hour.

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Benfica 2 – Sporting Lisbon 0 (Liga Sagres, April 13, 2010) A close range finish from Oscar Cardozo and a brilliant solo effort from Pablo Aimar earned league leaders Benfica the three points.

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Associacao Naval 1 – Chaves 2 (Agg. 1-3) (AET) (Taca de Portugal, April 13, 2010) A 15th minute overhead-volley from Fabio Junior put Naval ahead against Chaves in the cup. With the match heading into extra time, it was the minnows Chaves who struck first when Eduardo Oliveira latched onto a mistake in the home defence to score. And Chaves then killed the match with a second as Eduardo Oliveira scored with a fine diving header.

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Manisaspor 1 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, April 13, 2010) Guven Varol ghosted in at the back post to volley home Manisaspor’s opener on the quarter hour, Fener equalised midway through the second half through Alex de Souza. Mehmet Guven went close to winning the match for Maisapor when he cracked a beauty against the bar from 35-yards out.

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Grasshoppers 2 – Young Boys 1 (Swiss Super League, April 13, 2010) The league leaders suffered a rare defeat courtesy of early second half goals from Zarate and Veroljub Salatic. A late Mauro Lustrinelli penalty proved mere consolation.

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Singapore Armed Forces 2 – Henan Jianye 1 (Asian Champions League, April 13, 2010) Daniel Bennett put SAF in front after 65 minutes and although Yu Le levelled for Henan shortly afterwards, substitute Erwan Gunawan headed home 13 minutes from the end to give the hosts their first ever victory in the competition.

Gamba Osaka 2 – Suwon Bluewings 1 (Asian Champions League, April 13, 2010) Suwon threatened to wrap up top spot in the group with one match to spare when Jose Mota scored his fifth goal of the competition on 58 minutes. The Koreans were pegged back only three minutes later by Takahiro Futagawa, and Gamba won the match with a last minute winner from teenager Takashi Usami.

Shandong Luneng 2 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 (Asian Champions League, April 13, 2010) Han Peng put the hosts ahead at Shandong Sports Centre in first-half stoppage time but Koji Morisaki and Lee then scored two goals in the space of six minutes to put the visitors ahead.  Fred Benson equalised in the 84th minute but Tanadari Lee sidefooted home deep in injury time to earn Sanfrecce victory.

Sepahan 1 – Al Shabab 0 (Asian Champions League, April 13, 2010) Jamshidian scored after just nine minutes as Al Shabab keeper Abdullah beat away Safi’s effort but the rebound fell to the midfielder, who volleyed home.

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Caracas 1 – Universidad de Chile 3 (Copa Libertadores, April 13, 2010) Mauricio Victorino got Universidad started on its way to a comfortable win at Caracas, prodding the opening goal past goalkeeper Renny Vega following a left wing free-kick in the 18th minute. Juan Olivera increased the lead with a 32nd minute penalty and Matias Rodriguez made it 3-0 in the 35th. Alejandro Guerra was sent off for Caracas in the 66th minute, but Cesar Gonzalez still managed a consolation goal for the Venezuelan club in the 76th.

Deportivo Quito 2 – Cerro 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 13, 2010) Isaac Mina gave Deportivo the lead against Cerro, scoring from a low corner in the 20th minute. Claudio Dadomo equalised with a penalty in the 25th minute, but Checa headed the winner at the back post in the 86th to give Deportivo victory.


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