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Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

Germany aim to ‘ruthlessly’ extend record run

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Baku (AFP) – Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew insisting their simple goal is to “ruthlessly” secure World Cup qualification as quickly as possible.

The defending champions are currently five points clear in Group C and a fifth straight win would take them a step closer to Russia 2018.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Vardy goal gives Leicester hope in Sevilla Champions League defeat

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes his side can continue their “holiday” from the reality of a Premier League relegation battle in the Champions League after Jamie Vardy’s away goal gave them a lifeline against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Despite being thoroughly outplayed in southern Spain, Leicester emerged with just a 2-1 last 16, first leg defeat, leaving the tie finely balanced ahead of the return leg on March 14.

Griezmann among goals as Atletico Madrid gain upper hand against Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann was among the scorers for Atletico Madrid as they weathered a late storm against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to claim a 4-2 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

Griezmann among goals as Atletico Madrid gain upper hand against Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann was among the scorers for Atletico Madrid as they weathered a late storm against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to claim a 4-2 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Monaco survive huge scare in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) French league leaders Monaco recovered from a dramatic second-half meltdown as they threw away a three-goal lead before beating third-tier Chambly 5-4 after extra time in the French Cup last 32 on Wednesday.

Monaco cruised into a 3-0 lead early in the second half after goals from Guido Carrillo, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe, but the visitors were rocked as Chambly pulled two goals back before equalising in stoppage time.

Monaco survive huge scare in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) French league leaders Monaco recovered from a dramatic second-half meltdown as they threw away a three-goal lead before beating third-tier Chambly 5-4 after extra time in the French Cup last 32 on Wednesday.

Monaco cruised into a 3-0 lead early in the second half after goals from Guido Carrillo, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe, but the visitors were rocked as Chambly pulled two goals back before equalising in stoppage time.

Rooney breaks Charlton’s Manchester United goal record

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's record scorer when he netted his 250th goal for the English giants in a 1-1 draw away to Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rooney equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time to break fellow England great Bobby Charlton's United record of 249 goals.

Videos

Arsenal: Olivier Giroud’s Incredible Scorpion Volley Against Crystal Palace Recreated In Lego (Video)

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It may have been pipped to the January 'Goal of the Month' award by Andy Carroll's exocet overhead kick, but Olivier Giroud's equally audacious scorpion volley (also against Crystal Palace) has been immortalised in an altogether more meaningful way.

Thanks to Weevil888, Giroud's partially inspired, partially fluked back-heel has taken its place in the grand pantheon of icon footballing moments re-rendered in Lego.

La Liga: Fernando Torres Scores Excellent, Instinctive Overhead Kick As Atletico Madrid Just About Pip Celta (Video)

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Atletico Madrid just about squeaked the win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday, with Fernando Torres having what's known in the trade as a 'Fernando Torres' of an evening.

Indeed, the striker opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a brilliant, impulsive overhead kick making the best of a slightly over-hit pass to send the ball arching high over his own head, over Celta 'keeper Sergio Alvarez and inside the far post.

Topless Pitch Invader Scores 93rd-Minute ‘Equaliser’ In Honduran League Match (Video)

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Sunday evening'sHonduran Liga Nacionalclash between Olimpia and Motagua ended amid baffling scenes when a pitch invader popped up to score an injury-time equaliser.

Trailing2-1 as the final whistle loomed, Olimpia were able to force adramatic equaliser in the 93rd minute but only as the encroaching (and shirtless) fan finished off his own flowing move past the Motagua 'keeper.

Romania Legend Gheorghe Hagi, 51, Tucks Away Beautifully Nonchalant Volley During Viitorul Practice Match (Video)

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You probably don't need us to tell you that Gheorghe Hagi was a bit of a dab hand at this football malarkey back in his day.

Since knocking his exalted playing career on the head, the seven-time Romanian footballer of the year moved into management, eventually ending up founding, owning and coaching his own club, Viitorul Constanta.

Philadelphia Union

Union fall to DCU in preseason finale

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An early flurry of goals lifted D.C. United over the Union as both teams closed out their preseason.

After a disastrous first 25 minutes, the Philadelphia Union rallied to make their loss to D.C. United look a bit more respectable.

DCU stormed the Union defense early on, finding goals through Patrick Nyarko, Jared Jeffrey, and Patrick Mullins in a span of just 10 minutes.

Philadelphia Union 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0: Recap and player ratings

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A Derrick Jones goal was enough to give the Union a 1-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

By preseason standards, it was a great game. The players all looked pretty fit, the Union scored a goal, and no one got hurt as the Philadelphia Union downed the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0.

After a rather uneventful first half, Derrick Jones got sprung on a great pass from Chris Pontius and faked out the goalkeeper to give the Union a goal in the 73rd minute.

Union U16s pick up key win over Orlando City in Generation adidas Cup qualifying

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Four second half goals sparked the U16s to a 4-1 win

Seth Kuhn broke open a scoreless tie with his second goal of the tournament and the Philadelphia Union U16 offense exploded for three more second half goals to pick up a crucial three points in the second leg of Generation adidas Cup qualifying on Friday.

Americans Abroad

Boyd scores first Darmstadt goal against Borussia Dortmund

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After several injury-plagued seasons, Terrence Boyd is back to scoring goals.

Boyd scored his first goal since joining Darmstadt in Saturday's clash with Borussia Dortmund. The forward's finish came in the 21st minute, giving Darmstadt the 1-0 lead over Christian Pulisic and Dortmund.

The goal is Boyd's first senior goal since 2014, beginning his tenure with RB Leipzig.

Bobby Wood scores one, assists on another in six-goal draw

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FC Union Berlin may have settled for a disappointing draw at home on Saturday, but Bobby Wood did his part to try and earnthe club all three points.

Wood scored his fifth goal of the 2. Bundesliga season and delivered an assist in an exciting 3-3 draw vs. FC Nurnberg. The 22-year-old forward pulled his side level at 1-1 in the 21st minute before hitting the pass that set upthe spectacular go-ahead goalfrom Steven Skrzybski nine minutes into the second half.

Jamaica

United States beats Jamaica in final friendly of January camp

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Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.

Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.

As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.

Jordan Morris goal hands USMNT 1-0 friendly win over Jamaica

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Benny Feilhaber, among others, stated his case for a spot on the World Cup qualifying roster as the US beat a cautious Reggae Boyz side

Despite dominating possession and restricting Jamaica to no true shots on goal, the United States was forced to sweat a bit before winning 1-0 on a cold night in Chattanooga.

Arsenal

Half-time + video: Arsenal lucky to lead Swansea

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Arsenal take a 1-0 lead into the break thanks to Olivier Giroud, but I cant help but want to thank MikeJones. Swansea have come into this game fired up, and had much the better chances in the opening 45, and will be frustrated to have come into the interval a goal down. Alexis Sanchez managed [...]

Arsenal youngster scores first professional league goal

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Arsenal teenager Kelechi Nwakali scored his first professional league goal last week while on loan...

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Stunning Max Gradel Goal Sends Ivory Coast into African Nations Cup Quarter-Finals

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Ivory Coast's former Leeds United striker Max Gradel scored this super goal to send the Elephants into the African Nations Cup quarter-Finals where they will meet Algeria with a 1-0 win against Cameroon who failed to make any impression in the tournament!

Raheem Sterling Goal v Chelsea

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Raheem Sterling's mid-season holiday looks like it has payed off if tonights showing of his explosive speed is anything to go by.

Sterling picks up the ball 40 yards out before burning off a Chelsea midfielder and the ageing John Terry before finishing past Thibaut Courtois for the equalizer at Anfield tonight in their first leg League Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

Screamers

Fantastic Alexis Sanchez Goal v Borussia Dortmund

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Arsenal secured their place in the last 16 of this season's Champions League with a game to spare as they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates tonight.

And it was their Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez who again lit up the game with his dribbling skills and this Fantastic goal to wrap things up on the night!

Messi Ruins Luis Suarez First Champions League Goal For Barcelona!

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Luis Suarez scored his first Champions League goal for Barcelona with a customary quick turn a brilliant finish however his strike partner Lionel Messi stole his thunder scoring a hat-trick and breaking Raul's Champions League goalscoring record by two into the bargain.

What a greedy boy you are Lionel!

Fantastic Carlos Vela Curler v Mexico

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Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela gave Mexico the lead against Holland tonight with this fantastic curling strike which found it's way just inside the left-hand post despite looking off target when first struck!

The Rest

Revolution 1, FC Dallas 2: Early goal not enough for the visitors

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Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.

The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.

The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.

Bethlehem Steel edges Villanova in preseason clash

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Three first half goals powered Steel to their second straight preseason win on Wednesday

Three first half goals were enough for Bethlehem Steel to win a preseason match against a heavily depleted Villanova University squad on Wednesday. But it wasn't always pretty.

Academy midfielder Josue Monge opened the scoring early for the visitors with a shot from outside the 18 just six minutes in and 10 minutes later Josh Heard set up a goal-bound Santi Moar shot that was cleared off the line right to Yosef Samuel for his second goal of preseason.

Food and beverages at CenturyLink Field are about to be even more local, better

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First & Goal Hospitality takes over the CLink contract.

Normally a change of hospitality provider at a stadium is boring. Massive multi-nationals have a history of bland-ifying everything. This is not normally. This is a great local chef helping establish CenturyLink Field, and WaMu Theater, as great mass dining experiences.

Next Goal Wins

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Next Goal Wins

Ich liebe ja Dokumentationen über Fussball undalles was darum passiert. Wenn eine Doku dann auch noch um etwas drehtwas bei uns in Europa nicht ganz so bekannt ist, hat der Film bei mir eigentlich schon gewonnen. Trotzdem wage ich mich heute daran, eine Review über die Fussballdokumentation „NEXT GOAL WINS.

VIDEO: Agudelo’s Strike on the Bike

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The Juan Agudelo goal that put the Revolution up early in Wednesday's knockout match at DC was a beauty, to say the least.

Brave Glenn Johnson Header Gives Liverpool Much Needed Anfield Win

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Liverpool can count themselves lucky to have grabbed all three points against Stoke at ASnfield today and have Glen Johnson to thank following his brave headed winner with the full-back getting a gashed head into the bargain from a Ryan Shawcross boot!

SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA CURRENT TOP GOALSCORERS AFTER 7 ROUNDS

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GOAL: Clint Dempsey pounds in the opening goal for Seattle | Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids

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