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Netherlands 1-2 Bulgaria – Match Recap – Friendly – 26 May 2012

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The Netherlands suffered a surprise defeat as they start to wrap up preparations for the upcoming European Championships.

It started out looking optimistic for the Dutch as striker Robin van Persie would make it 1-0 with a 45th minute goal. The lead wouldn't last for the Oranje as Bulgaria shocked the home crowd with two unanswered second half goals.

Twente keep pressure on PSV; AZ snatch point

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands FC Twente moved level on points with PSV after beating NEC, while AZ clinched a stalemate at home to Heerenveen. Roda JC enjoyed a home win over Groningen, but struggling Willem II could only manage to clinch a point against Excelsior in Tilburg. Reigning champions FC Twente moved level on points with [.

Alex Ferguson

United able to pile pressure back on City with win over Everton

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Manchester United take on Everton on Sunday with the ability to temporarily reopen an eight point gap over rivals Manchester City, and put a bit more pressure on Roberto Mancini's men, who face Wolves later in the day. Football betting odds will favour the Red Devils at home, but an able and combative Everton side will not make it easy for the champions.

Kansas City Wizards 2 - 1 Manchester United: Ferguson blames youngsters for shock loss

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Sir Alex Ferguson felt inexperience was to blame for Manchester United's surprise defeat by 10-man Kansas City Wizards. Kei Kamara scored the Wizards' winner in the 42nd minute as the Major League Soccer side excelled in front of 52,424 fans at the Arrowhead Stadium.

FC Barcelona

Back to square one if Milan fire Max Allegri

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"I don't feel that my job is at risk". These were the words of Max Allegri following his side's surprise defeat to Fiorentina on Saturday. The loss enabled Juventus – still unbeaten this season – to leapfrog the Rossoneri into first place. Consequently, and most predictably, the Milan tactician has come under pressure with his [.

Getafe Hand Barcelona Shock Defeat

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FC Barcelona handed surprise defeat against Getafe (Photo: DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

Barcelona saw their 27-game unbeaten streak come to an end, as Juan Valera's 67th minute header gifted Getafe a 1-0 victory at the Coliseo Alfonso Perez in Madrid.

The defeat marks the first time Barca have lost a match since April 30th, having gone unbeaten in 21 fixtures so far this season.

European Weekend Rewind: Arsenal wins thriller, Real Madrid grabs La Liga lead and more

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If Arsenal is able to turn around its 2011-12 Premier League campaign and return to UEFA Champions League football next year, the club will likely look back at Saturday's 5-3 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the turning point.

After twice coming back from a one-goal deficit, the visitors took a 3-2 lead on a 55th minute goal from Theo Walcott that looked like it might prove to be the winner before Juan Mata struck in the 80th.

Minnows Hercules Humiliates Champions Barca; FC Barcelona - 0, Hercules - 2

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Newly promoted Hercules made a mockery of the attacking talent Barca possessed by dominating a match and winning it quite comfortably. This was suppposed to be a cake walk and I myself predicted a 5-0 drubbing tonight at the Camp Nou. Instead Hercules gave an astonishing drubbing to the defending champions.

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English Premier League Recap – 17 March 2012

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English Premier League Recap 17 March 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

Below are brief recaps for all the EPL matches played on March 17, 2012.

Fulham 0-3 Swansea City

Swansea City all but clinched their survival this season with a great win at Craven Cottage. It was a surprise defeat for Fulham, who have been very strong at home in league play.

United v City

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The first game of this weekend's EPL sees table topping Manchester United play local rivals, and pretenders to the throne Manchester City. The blue half of Manchester showed better form last time out with a convincing win, albeit against a beleagured West Bromwich Albion side. With Carlos Teves 'rested' by Argentina in midweek, he will be raring to go against his old side and will look to get one over on his old team mates at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger, “We will make changes because some players need a breather”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is fully aware of how important tonight's game has become for the Gunners after last Saturday's surprise defeat in the Premier League. Having lost at home against West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal need ...

Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs Sunderland

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Both Liverpool and Sunderland will be looking forward to getting back to Premier League action on Saturday after suffering midweek defeats in the League Cup.
Liverpool was dumped out of the cup by League Two side Northampton Town on penalties, while Sunderland were knocked out of the competition by Premier League strugglers West Ham United.

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Africa Cup of Nations: Hosts win opener, Ivory Coast squeaks by and more

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The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations got underway this past weekend, and co-hosts Equatorial Guinea opened the tournament in dramatic fashion.

Former Real Madrid player Javier Balboa scored three minutes before the death to give Equatorial Guinea a 1-0 win over Libya.

Boca Juniors 0-3 PSG

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Paris St Germain bounced back from their surprise defeat to New York Red Bulls
with a resounding victory over Boca Juniors in the Emirates Cup.

Newcastle United

Sammy Ameobi Starts In England U21 Surprise Defeat In Belgium

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Sammy Ameobi made his starting debut last night for the England U21 side in Belgium. Sammy Ameobi in action last night in Belgium But it was a surprise defeat for England after four successive wins in their Group 10, and after England were 1-0 up at the half, Belgium came back and won with two goals in the last 18 minutes, with the winner coming in [.

Nolan – No Time To Panic – Stay With Us

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We've just watched the video of Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan's interview on the club's web-site, following the surprise defeat against Blackpool yesterday, and Kevin did not look too happy about things at all. Kevin Nolan - we deserved what we got no excuses Kevin's basic message was that there are no excuses, and Newcastle [.

Hughton Not Sure He Enjoys Being Newcastle Manager

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The Newcastle manager always has high stress levels if only because there's always such a high expectations from Newcastle fans. Chris Hughton uncertain whether he "enjoys" being Newcastle manager And after yesterday's surprise defeat against Blackpool not doubt this will not be a particularly enjoyable week for the Newcastle manager.


Arsene Wenger Remains Blame Resistant After Braga Defeat

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It may have escaped your notice given the relative silence it's been afforded, but Arsenal's rag-tag bunch of pre-pubescent pygmies lost out 0-2 last night to the very same Portuguese side, SC Braga, that they trounced 6-0 at the Emirates in their opening Champions League fixture.

The defeat represents a considerable if not critical blow to Arsenal, who would have confirmed their passage to the knockout stages of the competition by leaving the Estadio AXA with a solitary point, and will now have to rely on results going their way when they take on an equally limp Partizan Belgrade outfit in a fortnight's time.

Emmanuel Eboue: Our winning mentality is back, ready for Chelsea

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After suffering a surprise defeat against West Brom last Saturday, Arsenal bounced back in style with a 1-3 win way from home in the Champions League, against Partizan. And, according to defender Emmanuel Eboue, the spirit ...

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Preview: Spain vs. Honduras

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Anyone that says they predicted Spain v Honduras to be a must win for the Spanish is a great, big liar. No one could have foreseen just how crucial this has now become for one of the tournament favourites. They'll certainly be shell shocked after their surprise defeat to Switzerland but won't have anytime to feel sorry for themselves here.

WAGs Blamed for Spanish Defeat

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Reactionary Spanish fans have been blaming football presenter Sara Carbonero for their side's surprise defeat to Switzerland yesterday. The favourites slipped to be equal on odds with Brazil after an uninspired display throughout by the attackers in the final third (until, at least, Fernando Torres came on) during a game in which only Xabi Alonso came close to scoring.

WAGs Blamed for Spanish Defeat

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Reactionary Spanish fans have been blaming football presenter Sara Carbonero for their side's surprise defeat to Switzerland yesterday. The favourites slipped to be equal on odds with Brazil after an uninspired display throughout by the attackers in the final third (until, at least, Fernando Torres came on) during a game in which only Xabi Alonso came close to scoring.

The Rest

Chasing The Big Leagues – West Ham United (English Championship)

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Chasing The Big Leagues West Ham United (English Championship) is a post from: Just Football

Tales from Tier Two is a series on Just Football in partnership with @tiertwofooty, in which we assess the promotion chances of the clubs in tier two of Europe's major leagues at the midway point of 2011/12.

Everton 1-0 Man City: Citizens Feel The Pressure As New-Boy Gibson Fires Toffees To Victory (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 1-0 Manchester City Premier League 31st January 2012

Roberto Mancini's nouveau riche Citizens just can't seem to put any decent daylight between them and their Manchester rivals in the race for the title.

College Rewind: Akron extends home winning streak, UCSB loses and more

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Akron's homefield advantage once again proved to be too much for an opposing team, and this time the victim was a familiar foe.

Akron extended its NCAA-record home winning streak to 43 matches with a 3-1 victory over inner-state rival Ohio State on Wednesday night in a match played in front of a record crowd of 5,819.

Unfortunate day for Swayambhu and United Youth Club

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SOURCE: REPUBLICA KATHMANDU, July 12: Swayambhu Club and United Youth Club were relegated from the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull A Division League on Tuesday while Nepal Army Club became the last team to secure a berth in the National League.

Top flight debutant Swayambhu, established in 2052 BS, became the victim as Mahindra Bansbari FC suffered an unexpected 3-0 defeat at the hands G Five Machhindra Club at the Dasharath Stadium.

Results 12/02

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AFC Champions League Qualifier
Sriwijaya v Muang Thong United 2-2 (Keith Kayamba, Thierry Gathuessi; Datsakorn Thonglao, Teerasil Dangda) 12,000 Sriwijaya win 7-6 on pens
Sriwijaya play some team from the Arab world in a final play off next week. I would love it if they win and the arabs start whining about the match officials!


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Spanish Football celebrated five Spanish League - La Liga matches tonight as part of the Round 16 schedule with plenty of goals & action. Here is a quick snap-shot view of the games played, results & scorers. Nilmar back scoring VILLAREAL shook off their surprise defeat last week to Getafe & got back into the winning groove with a comfortable 3 - 1 victory over MALORCA.

UEFA Champions League MatchDay 2 Preview

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By Geoff Reid

The second day of matches kicks off today with some very interesting ties on slate. After the opening round of fixtures we didn't really learn too much, and confirmed what we already know after some of the big boys thrashing a few minnows.

Group E
FC Basel vs Bayern Munich from St.

Recap: Weekend Irish action

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Ryan Guy and St. Patrick's Athletic fell to a surprise defeat to Dundalk as they suffered their ninth defeat of the Airtricity League Premier Division season at Richmond Park on Friday.