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That’s Amoory! Brace of goals takes Al Ain into last eight

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Dubai (AFP) – Asian player of the year Omar Abdulrahman scored a brilliant double as Al Ain thrashed Esteghlal 6-1 to storm into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

The brace by “Amoory” - matched by two sublime strikes from Brazil’s Caio - overturned last week’s 1-0 defeat and powered last year’s runners-up to a 6-2 aggregate victory.

That’s Amoory! Brace of goals takes Al Ain into last eight

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Dubai (AFP) – Asian player of the year Omar Abdulrahman scored a brilliant double as Al Ain thrashed Esteghlal 6-1 to storm into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

The brace by “Amoory” - matched by two sublime strikes from Brazil’s Caio - overturned last week’s 1-0 defeat and powered last year’s runners-up to a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Egypt take World Cup revenge over Ghana

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Johannesburg (AFP) Egypt avenged a humiliating World Cup defeat by Ghana three years ago with a 2-0 victory Sunday in a 2018 African Group E qualifier before an 85,000 crowd in Alexandria.

Ghana triumphed 6-1 in the first leg of a 2014 World Cup play-off to set up an aggregate victory that prolonged the agony of Egypt, who have not competed at the finals since 1990.

UEFA Champions League

Valencia eliminate Monaco, become fifth Spanish club in Champions League group stage

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A late push from Monaco at the Stade Louis II couldn't overcome the lead Alberto Negredo helped Valencia reinforce, with Los Che using the striker's fourth minutegoal in the second leg of the teams' UEFA Champions League playoff to secure a4-3 aggregate victory, one that gives Spain five teams in this season's Champions League group stage.

Valencia eliminate Monaco, become fifth Spanish club in Champions League group stage

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A late push from Monaco at the Stade Louis II couldn't overcome the lead Alberto Negredo helped Valencia reinforce, with Los Che using the striker's fourth minutegoal in the second leg of the teams' UEFA Champions League playoff to secure a4-3 aggregate victory, one that gives Spain five teams in this season's Champions League group stage.

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht were on the verge of ending their UEFA Champions League campaign before it ever really got started, but two goals in the final nine minutes of their second leg against AEL changed that.

Anderlecht punched their ticket to the group stage of the Champions League, earning a 3-2 aggregate victory after defeating the Cyprus club, 2-0, at home in the final play-off round on Tuesday.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 8 August 2012

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AEL, NK Maribor, Helsingborg, Dynamo Kiev, Hapoel, Anderlecht, Celtic, CFR, Basel, Fenerbahce, Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb, and Panathinaikos all advanced in UEFA Champions League qualifying on August 8, 2012.

F91 Dudelange 0-1 NK Maribor

Maribor scored a late second half goal to get the second leg win and advance 5-1 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 7 August 2012

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Dynamo Kiev defeated Feyenoord Rotterdam and BATE Borisov blanked Debrecen in UEFA Champions League qualifying on August 7, 2012.

Feyenoord Rotterdam 0-1 Dynamo Kiev

Dynamo scored a very late stoppage time to goal to cap off a 3-1Â aggregate victory over the Dutch side. Dynamo have experience in this competition and will likely be favored to make it to the group stage.

Kljestan scores in Anderlecht's UEFA Champions League qualifying win

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Sacha Kljestan has scored in league play in MLS and Belgium, for the U.S. men's national team and in the UEFA Europa League. He can now add UEFA Champions League goalscorer to his resume.

Kljestan scored the opening goal and assisted on the second tally in Anderlecht's 6-0 rout of Lithuanian side Ekranas in a UCL third-qualifying-round match on Wednesday, a win that sealed an 11-0 aggregate victory and puts Anderlecht within one round of the UCL group stage.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich open semifinal round

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Despite the dominance Real Madrid have exhibited in this season's UEFA Champions League, speculation lingers that their route to the semifinals has something to do with poor opposition along the way.

Jose Mourinho's men have yet to play a team from England, Spain, Germany or Italy in their 10 UEFA Champions League matches, but all that will change when they travel to the Allianz Arena to take on German powerhouse Bayern Munich in the opening leg of their semifinal tie.

Three Spanish clubs through, Americans crash out in UEFA Europa League

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Spain's La Liga certainly has a legitimate claim to be called the best league in the world.

After putting two teams in the UEFA Champions League semifinals earlier this week, three more Spanish teams reached the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, with all of them crushing the hopes of Americans along the way.

UEFA Champions League: Barca faces Milan test, Bayern looks to stay hot

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

AC Milan and Barcelona are set to square off for the third time in this season's UEFA Champions League as the Serie A leaders welcome the defending European champions to the San Siro for the first leg of their quarterfinal tie.

Lionel Messi arrives in Italy with an astounding 12 goals in this season's Champions League, but Barcelona struggled to impose themselves when the two teams met back in September.

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Diskerud, Boyd score to guide teams to UEFA Europa League group stage

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In a short time, Mix Diskerud has made a major impact on his new team.

Diskerud scored his first goal since joining Rosenborg on loan from Stabaek, and it is one that put Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League group stage, as his beautiful 87th-minute, left-footed volley from the top of the box gave the club a 2-1 victory (3-2 on aggregate) over Polish side Legia Warsaw in the final qualifying round.

Three Is the Magic Number (The Arsenal Represent, Represent Remix)

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Three matches remain, and in light of Chelsea's spot in the Champions League final, third place has now become crucial for ensuring a spot for Arsenal in next year's competition. If the Blues win the European Cup, third will no longer guarantee an automatic group stage spot, but if the qualifying round is what's available, we need to grab the opportunity with both hands.

Match Preview: Spurs v Shamrock Rovers

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THFC1882′s Stuart Watts presents another guest piece from Ciaran Griggs. This time Ciaran previews the Shamrock game.

Europa League, White Hart Lane, 8.05pm Kick off, Channel 5

"Spurs have been drawn in a group with Shamrock Rovers..."

Who?

Stoppage Time

Boyd comes through in clutch to help Rapid Vienna advance in Europa League

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There's clutch, and then there's what Terrence Boyd did for Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

Down a goal on aggregate and facing elimination in the third qualifying round of the Europa League, Boyd came up big for Rapid Vienna in second-half stoppage time by drawing a penalty kick that a teammate converted and then scoring an insurance goal to give the Green-Whites a 2-0 win and 3-2 aggregate victory over Serbian outfit Vojvodina.

Copa Libertadores: Santos, Universidad join Corinthians, Boca Juniors in semis

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Santos' quest to repeat as Copa Libertadores champion is alive. Barely.

The Brazilian giant needed a late equalizer from Alan Kardec to pull even with 10-man Argentine side Velez Sarsfield and then prevailed on penalties 4-2 to advance to the tournament semifinals Thursday night.

FIFA: Club World Cup Team Guide – Al Sadd

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AFC Champions League title holders Al-Sadd were the surprise winners of Asia's premier club competition and will feature in their first FIFA Club World Cup. Al Sadd, who hail from the Qatari capital city of Doha, have a quarter-final meeting with African champions Espérance and, should they emerge victorious, will look forward to a semi-final encounter against FC Barcelona.

Dynamo 1, Union 0: The Particulars

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Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo
November 03, 2011 -- Robertson Stadium
Eastern Conference semifinals -- Game 2
Attendance: 24,749

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Brian Ching 1 (Brad Davis 2) 48+

Philadelphia Union -- Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Danny Califf, Gabriel Farfan (Roger Torres 66), Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Veljko Paunovic (Freddy Adu 66), Sebastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney, Danny Mwanga (Justin Mapp 66).

Late goal sinks Pyzdrowski, Ängelholms

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It was a devastating end of the season for Matt Pyzdrowski (Marquette) and Ängelholms FF on Sunday night in Sweden.

The Superettan side saw their hopes of promotion to the Allsvenskan extinguished on an own goal in the final seconds of stoppage time, as host Syrianska posted a 3-1 victory in Södertälje that gave them a 4-3 aggregate victory in the two-match series and kept the club in the top division for 2012.

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Mourinho Planning to Stay Put

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Jose Mourinho insists his future lies at Real Madrid, despite media reports that have linked the Portuguese manager to a return to England.
The former Chelsea boss was rumoured to be mulling over a return to Chelsea or Manchester City, should the latter fail to win the Premier League, this season.

FIFA: Club World Cup Team Guide – Espérance Tunis

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Tunisian giants Espérance will make their maiden appearance in the FIFA Club World Cup following their second CAF Champions League title win, their first such title for seventeen years, which was achieved with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Moroccans WAC Casablanca in the final. Should the Tunis based side overcome the challenge of Asian champions Al Sadd in the quarter-finals, a glamour tie against UEFA Champions League winners FC Barcelona will be on the cards for one of Africa's most famous clubs.

LA Galaxy

TFC Notes: Silva's happy homecoming, club returns to BMO for semis and more

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By ADAM SERRANO

An attendance of 7,500 was announced as Toronto FC defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals Wednesday night. According to TFC rookie midfielder Luis Silva, 300 of those were his own family and friends.

LA Galaxy Stunned In Champions League While Sounders Thrashed

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One major upset and one decent size surprise on an exciting night of in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

The upset took place in LA, where Toronto FC stunned the Galaxy to win 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate win.

In the semi-finals, Toronto will meet Mexico's Santos Laguna who thrashed the Seattle Sounders 6-1 for a a 7-3 aggregate victory.

To Live and Die in L.A.

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In the emotionally-charged sequel to last weekend's showdown at Red Bull Area, Mike Magee and Landon Donovan each scored as Los Angeles beat New York 2-1 during the second leg of the Western Conference semis and advanced to the Conference Finals 3-1 on aggregate.

Although Red Bulls' target man Luke Rodgers opened the scoring with a 4th minute strike to immediately level the series at 1-1, Magee, the former Red Bull who had pointed words for his  former employers prior to the match, replied before halftime when he took hold of a David Beckham cornerand banged it through to relcaim the L.

European Soccer

Europa League Rewind: Manchester clubs advance, three Americans reach Round of 16

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BY DAVID GUBALA

The Europa League crown now lies amongst one of sixteen teams left in the competition after a quite decisive round of 32. The two Manchester clubs still remain in the tournament, although they reached the next round in very different manners.

Thursday Kickoff: Villa injured as Barca wins, Universidad takes title and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

A day after Pep Guardiola said he had no plans of selling him, David Villa was lost to injury.

Villa will be sidelined for approximately the next six months after fracturing his tibia in Barcelona's 4-0 Club World Cup win over Al Sadd on Thursday.

Real Madrid, Barcelona set for crucial Clasico showdown

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Perhaps the fiercest rivalry the beautiful game has to offer will be renewed at the Bernabeu on this weekend, and -- what's new? -- the stakes are high.

With Real Madrid three points clear of FC Barcelona with a game in hand, Saturday's Clasico (4 p.

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Ecuador: Emelec defeated as Deportivo seal fifth title (video)

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Deportivo Quito are the new champions of Ecuador following their 2-0 aggregate victory over Emelec in the final of the domestic championship.

In order to qualify for the play-offs Deportivo won the second stage of the league, which was played from July to December, topping the table after 22 games with a four point margin over Barcelona de Guayaquil.

Mexico: Tigres end long wait for national title (video)

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Tigres are the new champions of Mexico following their 4-1 aggregate victory over Santos Laguna in the Torneo Apertura (Opening Championship) final.

Tigres had finished in third place in the regular season table with a record of seven wins, seven draws and three defeats from seventeen games, before going on to defeat Pachuca CF and Queretaro FC in the play-offs on their way to the final.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for May 1, 2017

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Carly Lloyd scored for Manchester City in the 2nd Leg of the Women's UEFA Champions League Semifinal, but it was not enough to beat Alex Morgan and Lyon who got the 3-2 aggregate victory, and will face PSG in an all-French Final on May 31.
  • Morgan came on as a half time sub, while Lloyd played the full 90 and got the games only goal in the 57th min.

Tampa Bay Rowdies Advance to NASL Championship Series

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies advanced to the NASL finals following their 3-3 second leg draw with the Carolina RailHawks Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. With the Rowdies scoring a 2-1 win in Carolina last weekend, the Florida team advances on the basis of a 5-4 aggregate victory. Colin Clarke's RailHawks, who finished fourth in [.

Rodgers Salutes Suarez

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Brendan Rodgers declared himself satisfied with Liverpool's performance after the 3-0 win over Gomel in the Europa League on Thursday and had special praise for Luis Suarez.
The Reds were made to work hard in the first leg in Belarus last week but were much more impressive at Anfield as goals from Fabio Borini, Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson secured a 4-0 aggregate victory.

Pros: Kazlauskas, Helmond denied

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Charles Kazlauskas (Milwaukee Thomas More) and Helmond Sport fell agonizingly short in the Dutch promotion playoffs on Sunday.

The Jupiler League side fell behind host VVV-Venlo on Danny Holla's goal just 5 minutes into the second game of their two-leg aggregate series and trailed 3-1 in the tie, but scored in the ninth and 14th minutes to go ahead on the day and pull level in the series.

CL Preview: Chelsea v Barcelona

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Since our last encounter with Barcelona, our clubs have headed in very different directions. Theirs, has been on the ascendancy for what seems like four years running. Ours, has seen its fair share of ups and downs along the way. But our paths cross once again, in a semi-final tie no less- which ultimately presents yet another shot at redemption for a Chelsea side that's desperate to set the record straight.

CONCACAF Youth Qualifying Taking Shape

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U.S. U-17 WNT captain Morgan Andrews

As 2011 comes to a close, 2012 will be a big year for the USA's youth women's national teams as both the Under-17s and Under-20s prepare for regional qualifying for their respective FIFA Women's World Cups, which will be held toward the end of the year after the Olympics.

UEFA: Sion lose appeal as Celtic look ahead to Europa League

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European football's governing body UEFA has decided against allowing Swiss club FC Sion back into the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League, thus maintaining Glasgow Celtic's place in Group I of the competition which begins this Thursday.

FC Sion qualified for this season's competition following an aggregate victory against the Scottish giants in the Play-Off round but were subsequently expelled following a protest from the Parkhead club who claimed that a number of the Swiss club's players were ineligible.