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Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Pitch invasions end I.Coast-Senegal match early

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Paris (AFP) – Numerous pitch invasions forced Monday’s friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris to be abandoned before full-time.

The sides were level at 1-1 when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

Spot on Messi fires Argentina over Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday.

Barcelona star Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge.

Spot on Messi fires Argentina over Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday.

Barcelona star Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge.

Barcelona hit PSG for six in historic late fightback

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Barcelona (AFP) – Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Barcelona capped a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Despite Luis Suarez’s early opener, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi’s penalty, Barca, who lost the first leg 4-0, looked down and out when Edison Cavani volleyed home what seemed to be the vital away goal for PSG.

Barca hit PSG for six in historic late fightback

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Barcelona (AFP) – Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Barcelona capped a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Despite Luis Suarez’s early opener, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi’s penalty, Barca, who lost the first leg 4-0, looked down and out when Edison Cavani volleyed home what seemed to be the vital away goal for PSG.

Barca hit PSG for six in historic late fightback

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Barcelona (AFP) – Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Barcelona capped a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Despite Luis Suarez’s early opener, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi’s penalty, Barca, who lost the first leg 4-0, looked down and out when Edison Cavani volleyed home what seemed to be the vital away goal for PSG.

Last-minute Barcelona clinch miracle 6-1 triumph

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Barcelona (AFP) – A goal in the fifth-minute of injury time from Sergi Roberto gave Barcelona a miracle 6-1 win over Paris Saint Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday in breathtaking style.

Barca scored three times in the last few minutes to go through 6-5 on aggregate having lost 4-0 in Paris in the first leg.

France rout US women to lift She Believes Cup

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Washington (AFP) – Camille Abily scored twice as France stunned world champions the United States 3-0 to win the She Believes Cup four-nation tournament.

Needing only a draw to win the round-robin competition, France got off to a dream start when Abily stroked her first goal home from the penalty spot at RFK Stadium after only eight minutes.

Old boy Benzia condemns Lyon to defeat

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Paris (AFP) Yassine Benzia punished former side Lyon with his first goals of the season to hand Lille a 2-1 win at Parc OL in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Algeria international Benzia, who joined Lille from Lyon in 2015, scored for the first time in over a year with a deflected first-half strike before adding a second from the penalty spot.

Football: Ronaldo double extends Real lead, Sevilla up to second

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid were thankful to a late missed penalty from Duje Cop to open up a seven-point lead over Barcelona with a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

Madrid looked set for an easy afternoon as Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot before he headed home a second inside 20 minutes.

Qatar beat Russia in penalty-strewn friendly

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Doha (AFP) Qatar beat fellow future World Cup hosts Russia in Doha on Thursday, in a friendly game which featured four penalties.

A smart 72nd minute header from Karim Boudiaf was enough to secure a morale-boosting 2-1 victory for Qatar ahead of next week's crucial World Cup qualifier in China.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Leaders Nice edged by disputed Caen penalty

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Paris (AFP) Table-toppers Nice suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season on Sunday when they went down 1-0 after a hotly disputed penalty at Caen.

The southern side still top Ligue 1 with 29 points ahead of Monaco on 26 points while champions Paris Saint Germain are third on 23 ahead of their Sunday night game at home to Rennes.

Leaders Nice edged by disputed Caen penalty

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Paris (AFP) Table-toppers Nice suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season on Sunday when they went down 1-0 after a hotly disputed penalty at Caen.

The southern side still top Ligue 1 with 29 points ahead of Monaco on 26 points while champions Paris Saint Germain are third on 23 ahead of their Sunday night game at home to Rennes.

Falcao scores double as Monaco hit six

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao continued his return to prominence on Saturday with a brace as Monaco kept up their superb form by thumping Nancy 6-0 at the Stade Louis II.

Falcao's goals, the second of which came from the penalty spot, were followed by a Kylian Mbappe strike moments after his second-half introduction.

Falcao scores double as Monaco hit six

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao continued his return to prominence on Saturday with a brace as Monaco kept up their superb form by thumping Nancy 6-0 at the Stade Louis II.

Falcao's goals, the second of which came from the penalty spot, were followed by a Kylian Mbappe strike moments after his second-half introduction.

Ronaldo hat-trick extends Real La Liga lead

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to goalscoring form with his first hat-trick of the season and also missed a penalty as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Ronaldo's wayward form in recent weeks had come under the spotlight he was booed by Real fans after missing one chance recently but he turned the game around after Deyverson had put Alaves into a shock early lead.

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Penalty nightmare for D.C. United in 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew

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Steve Birnbaum conceded two penalties as United remain without a goal in 2017

D.C. United's winless, and scoreless streak to start the 2017 season continued on Saturday night, as United lost 2-0 to Columbus Crew SC at RFK Stadium. Gonzalo Higuain and Ola Kamara provided the goals for the Crew, both coming from the penalty spot.

Late goals help D.C. United secure a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution

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Lamar Neagle struck from the penalty spot in the first half, before Luciano Acosta opened his MLS account in stunning fashion

D.C. United made the most of their third straight game at home, defeating the New England Revolution 3-0 at RFK Stadium on Saturday. Lamar Neagle opened the scoring in the first half from the penalty spot, before Luciano Acosta and Alvaro Saborio sealed the deal late in substitute appearances.

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FA Cup: Son Shines As Tottenham Produce Dramatic Late Comeback Win v Wycombe (Video)

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Tottenham produced a dramatic comeback to secure a last-gasp win against League Two Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday at White Hart Lane.

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The visitors took a shock lead against a mix-and-match Spurs side on 23 minutes when Paul Hayes, who had already hit the woodwork, fired home courtesy of a fine volley.

Augsburg ‘Keeper Marwin Hitz Deviously Tampers With Penalty Spot Ahead Of Fluffed Spot-Kick (Video)

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What a conniving fiendAugsburg's Marwin Hitz is. During his side's 1-0 Bundesliga away win against Koln, the Swiss goalkeeper indulged in some Grade A gamesmanship ahead of a penalty kick for the hosts.

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While discussing the decision to award the spot-kick to Koln with the referee and his teammates, Hitzsurreptitiously tampered with the penalty spot by digging a hole with his foot.

Copa Libertadores: Universidad De Chile ‘Keeper Johnny Herrera Scores Winning Goal With His First Ever Penalty Kick (Video)

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Universidad de Chile (of Chile, believe it or not) beat their Peruvian opponentsReal Garcilaso by a single goal to nil in the Copa Libertadores last night, with their goalkeeper Johnny Herrera popping up to score the only goal of the night from the penalty spot to send his side to the top of their group.

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Union try to squash PK controversy on season-saving night

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CHESTER, PA As the Philadelphia Union left the field to an abundance of cheers, there was a bit of animosity waiting to be addressed in the locker room.

In the first half of the Union's 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew, a small argument occurred near the penalty spot between Roland Alberg and C.

Augsburg ‘Keeper Marwin Hitz Receives €120 Bill From Cologne To Cover Cost Of Damaged Penalty Spot

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Cologne have hit Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz with a spot fine of over €120 to cover the cost of repairing the damage he caused to their penalty spot during a top-notch bout of shenanigans during the Bundesliga game between the two sides on Saturday evening.

Hitz was seen deliberately scuffing the penalty spot at theRheinEnergieStadion momentsbefore Cologne striker Athony Modeste slipped and fluffeda penalty kick.

Haverford, F&M advance in NCAA Division III Tournament

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Haverford College and Franklin & Marshall advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament with wins over the weekend.

Haverford College's men's soccer team is heading to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history after a 2-1 win over Washington and Lee at home on Sunday afternoon.

Eibar go joint top in La Liga after first win over Athletic Bilbao

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Eibar recorded a first ever league victory over Athletic Bilbao to go joint top of the Primera Division.

Saul Berjon opened the scoring from the penalty spot while Adrian Gonzalez scored his first goal for his new club in the second half to cap a 2-0 win for Jose Mendilibar's side, following a 3-1 success at Granada in their season curtain raiser.

Penalty kicks in determining championship winner………..African Cup of Nations

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The just concluded African Cup of Nations Championship game was decided on penalties after the game ended in a barren draw through the regular time and two 15-minutes overtimes. In this game, 17 goals were scored, all of them from the penalty spot, 12 yards from the goalkeeper. Each of the 22 players on the pitch at the end of the second overtime took a penalty kick.

Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

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Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final.

Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record, slotted away his penalty, before Nicolas Anelka stepped up.