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Miroslav Klose scores handball goal for Lazio, tells referee to disallow it

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Thierry Henry take note, this is how you do fair play. In the third minute of Lazio's trip to Napoli last night, Lazio were given a goal after German striker Miroslav Klose netted from close range from a corner. Napoli's players immediately remonstrated that the goal should not have scored because Kloe had handled the [.

Maynor Figueroa And Simon Cox Score Crackers As Wigan Thrash Nottm Forest In The Capital One Cup (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

On their way to thrashing Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday night, Wigan bagged four goals, with three of them quite superb. Forest also netted a magnificent goal themselves, courtesy of Irish international Simon Cox, as they fell at the second round hurdle in the Capital One Cup.

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Real Madrid Get First Win Of The Season As Barca Stay Unbeaten

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 150th goal for Real Madrid as the La Liga champions beat Granada 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday to pickup their first league win of the season. Meanwhile, rivals Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0 to remain the only team to win all three of their games so far this season.

Real Madrid Win Super Cup

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Facing their first crisis of the season, Real Madrid responded like champions as they beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 at the Bernabeu tonight to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals.

It must have been one amazing pre-game speech by Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid came out of the gatyes flying and scored two quick goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo to go ahead 4-3 on aggregate.

Real Madrid Win Spanish Super Cup

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Facing their first crisis of the season, Real Madrid responded like champions as they beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 at the Bernabeu tonight to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals.

It must have been one amazing pre-game speech by Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid came out of the gatyes flying and scored two quick goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo to go ahead 4-3 on aggregate.

Is The TItle Race In Spain Over Already?

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Shocking start to the season for Real Madrid, who find themselves five points behind bitter rivals Barcelona after only two rounds of matches in La Liga.

The champions lost 2-1 to Getafe today, which combined with last week's 1-1 draw at home to Valencia means Jose Mourinho's side has only picked up one point from its opening two matches.

Real Madrid Stunned Again

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Shocking start to the season for Real Madrid, who find themselves five points behind bitter rivals Barcelona after only two rounds of matches in La Liga.

The champions lost 2-1 to Getafe today, which combined with last week's 1-1 draw at home to Valencia means Jose Mourinho's side has only picked up one point from its opening two matches.

Video: Jose Callejon blasts the ball at Sergio Busquets’ head from close range (Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid)

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Perhaps we should clarify that Sergio Busquets was lying on the ground at the time but then if you were playing the percentages, you probably would have already guessed that. Flat on the floor after a foul by Xabi Alonso, Busquets was immediately given a reason to wish he'd managed to stay on his feet [.

English Premier League

Man City 3-1 QPR – Tevez To The Rescue As Sloppy Citizens Struggle At The Etihad (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 3-1 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 1st September 2012

Despite dominating this clash with fellow nouveau riche side QPR, Man City struggled to turn possession into goals as the visitors battled back to push the champions all the way.

Man City 3-1 QPR – Tevez To The Rescue As Sloppy Citizens Struggle At The Etihad (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 3-1 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 1st September 2012

Despite dominating this clash with fellow nouveau riche side QPR, Man City struggled to turn possession into goals as the visitors battled back to push the champions all the way.

Four-star Atletico humiliate sorry Chelsea

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Europa League winners Atletico Madrid ran rampant in Monaco as they hammered Champions League winners Chelsea 4-1 to lift the UEFA Super Cup.

A historic first-half hat-trick from Colombian Radamel Falco sent the Blues trailing 3-0 at the interval.

Without the services of suspended skipper John Terry, the Chelsea defense had to then endure more of the same in the opening exchanges of the second half.

Ruthless Falcao rips the Blues

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Radamel Falcao struck a remarkable first-half hat-trick to stun Champions League winners Chelsea at half-time of their UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid in Monaco.

Falcao, who was billed to come face to face with former Atletico great Fernando Torres, outshone the Blues striker in a 45-minute spell where he could have actually added even more.

Man City Escape Anfield With A Point

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Carlos Tévez scored his 100th goal in English football, as Manchester City twice came from behind to rescue to a point at Anfield, while Stoke City held Arsenal to a second consecutive goalless draw in the day's other game.

After coming from behind to claim a win against league newcomers Southampton in last weekend's opener, Roberto Mancini's men found themselves trailing once again when Martin Å krtel scored with a powerful header from a Steven Gerrard's corner in the 34 minutes.

Norwich 1-1 QPR – Opening Day Whipping Boys Share Points At Carrow Road (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Norwich City 1-1 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 25 August 2012

Both sides came into this game on the back of heavy opening day defeats, but ultimately they would have to be satisfied with a share of the points after a fairly close contest.

Man Utd 3-2 Fulham – RVP Off The Mark But Whites Push Utd All The Way (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Man Utd 3-2 Fulham Premier League 25 August 2012

An early Damien Duff goal for Fulham did nothing more than prod the home side into action at Old Trafford, with new boys Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa bagging a goal each in reply.

Inspired Toffees stun Man Utd

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Marouane Fellaini rose above make-shift center-half Michael Carrick to head home the night's only goal twelve minutes into the second half and propel Everton to a famous win over Manchester United.

United, whose costly 4-4 draw against the Toffees last season played a major part in their title defeat to bitter rivals Manchester City, once again met a Toffees side that was ready for a fight at Goodison Park.

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Kickers fall to Hammerheads in USLPRO Playoffs

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RICHMOND, VA – (Saturday, August 25, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers were knocked out of the USLPRO playoffs Saturday night in a thrilling five-goal encounter with the visiting Wilmington Hammerheads.
Richmond dominated the early stages of the match, with Matthew Delicâte hitting the crossbar with his headed effort in the third minute.

German Bundesliga – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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Bayern Munich won on the road, Monchengladbach narrowly won at home, and Wolfsburg edged Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga on August 25, 2012. Other results on Saturday were Eintracht Frankfurt winning at Bayer Leverkusen, Fortuna Dusseldorf winning at Augsburg, and Freiburg were held to a draw by Mainz.

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MELBOURNE DYNAMO RESERVES 4-0 MACKWORTH ST. FRANCIS RESERVES Friday 17th August 2012 Midlands Regional Alliance Division 2 Melbourne Recreation Ground, Cockshut Lane
Why would I attend a reserve team fixture you may ask? Surely a case of scrapping the bottom of the barrel football wise?

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CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 22 August 2012

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The Houston Dynamo won at FAS, Caledonia were held by Marathon, and UANL earned a draw at Alajuelense in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 22, 2012.

CD FAS 1-3 Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo opened the CCL campaign with a strong victory Estadio Cuscatlan. Brian Ching started things off with a header from close range followed by 19th minute Cam Weaver header to make it 0-2.

Big Win For Malaga In Champions League

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Many of headlines around Malaga this summer have been focused on the club's financial situation. But now that financial situation looks a little bit rosier as Malaga are on the cusp on qualifying for the lucrative group stages of the Champions League after beating Panathinaikos 2-0 at home in the first-leg of their Champions League play-off tie.

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U.S. claims historic win in Mexico

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After 80 minutes of disciplined defensive soccer, the United States broke through Mexico, scoring a brilliant late goal that ultimately sealed the nation's first ever win on Mexican soil in 75 years.

Heading into tonight's contest at the Estadio Azteca, the U.S. had played away to Mexico 24 times but fell short of a win on each of those occasions.

William and Mary Draw N.C. State 1-1

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Tribe Women's Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Sat, August 11, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. - The William and Mary women's soccer team and N.C. State played to a, 1-1 draw Saturday evening in the College's lone exhibition match before opening the 2012 season Friday, Aug.

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Mexico seals place in gold medal game

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Continuing the country's recent trend of success on the youth international level, Mexico will play for Olympic gold.

Mexico battled back from an early deficit and got a goal and an assist from Oribe Peralta to post a 3-1 victory over Japan in their semifinal match at Wembley Stadium Tuesday, sealing a place in the Olympic final against either Brazil or South Korea.

Match Report: Gomel 0 - 1 Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers' first match in charge of Liverpool ended in victory after a 1-0 win against Gomel in their Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie at the Central Stadion in Belarus.
Stewart Downing's 25-yard effort midway through the second half was enough to give the Reds the edge going into the second leg match at Anfield next Wednesday.

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Washington Spirit go toe-to-toe with Portland Thorns, but drop 2-1 decision

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Despite plenty of chances, Washington's NWSL winless streak extended to four at Providence Park

A familiar pattern returned once again for the Washington Spirit, who fell 2-1 to the Portland Thorns despite creating enough chances to win the game. Havana Solaun gave Washington a lead in the 58th minute, but close-range finishes from Allie Long and Mallory Weber gave the home side a win that kept them in third place overall.

Rapids turn tables on Timbers, coast to home victory

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What a difference a few days made for the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers.

After Portland stifled the Rapids with a 1-0 result at Jeld-Wen Field last Friday to put the 2010 MLS Cup winners in last place in the Western Conference, the Rapids bounced back with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night.

Jose Callejon gives Sergio Busquets a reason to cover his head

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Sergio Busquets hit the ground early and often in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana both for good reasons and not so good reasons. In the 11th minute, he fell over a Xabi Alonso challenge and found himself in a familiar position right in the line of fire for Jose Callejon, who blasted the ball off Busquets' head from close range.

What Is Going On At PSG?

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Two games and still without a win in the league is not the start that Paris Saint-Germain's owners expected when they spent massively on new players this summer.

On Sunday night, PSGG were held to a 0-0 draw Sunday night by Ajaccio, a performance that is already heaping pressure on PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti.

On Suarez and Gerrard at West Brom

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"Even if Liverpool gets better production from the supporting cast – and honestly, there's seemingly nowhere to go but up in that category – as [Suarez and Gerrard] go, so goes Liverpool."

I hate being right.

And yesterday, in the first match of the league campaign, Suarez misfired and Gerrard had little influence on proceedings, and Liverpool failed to take advantage when in control then succumbed to a wonder goal followed by multiple defensive errors and a sending-off.

FC Koln hit for four as Wenger says he wants RVP to stay

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Morning all, it's a gloomy Monday here but the countdown to the new season has well and truly begun now.

We played our final warm-up game yesterday, running out 4-0 winners over FC Koln and in truth we could have had plenty more than four. We've talked a lot this summer about Steve Bould and the potential changes he'd make to the defensive side of our game, but the first goal had his fingerprints all over it.

Lloyd brace lifts USWNT to victory over Japan in gold medal game

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A dream tournament ended with a dream result for the U.S. women's national team.

A year after losing to Japan in the World Cup final, the United States exacted revenge en route to claiming the gold medal in the Olympic final by defeating the Japanese, 2-1, at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Thursday.