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Arsenal and Chelsea power on in Europa League

PARIS (AFP) – Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage. Unai Emery selected a youthful Arsenal to play in the Ukraine and they ...

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Ronaldo-powered Juve ready to step on the gas in Florence

MILAN (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has urged his side to step on the gas in December to tighten their grip on an eighth successive Serie A title before they turn their focus back to their Champions League pursuit in February. The Italian champions booked their ticket to the ...

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Reed, Cantlay share Hero World Challenge lead

NASSAU (AFP) – Masters champion Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay made the most of benign conditions Thursday, firing seven-under 65s to share a three-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge. Reed, and coming off recent appearances in Dubai and Hong Kong, produced eight birdies and just one bogey to join ...

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Mandzukic fires Juventus into Champions League last 16

TURIN (AFP) – Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal as Juventus eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Valencia in their Group H clash. Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist that allowed the Croatian to tap in just before the hour mark ...

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Aguero rescues draw at Lyon as Man City reach last 16

LYON (AFP) – Sergio Aguero grabbed a late equaliser to send Manchester City through to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Lyon. Maxwel Cornet curled in a stunning strike to give Lyon the lead on 55 minutes at the Groupama Stadium ...

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Red-hot Ronaldo gunning for revenge against Valencia

TURIN (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot form and gunning for revenge going into Tuesday s Champions League clash against Valencia after seeing red against the Spaniards in the away leg, with Juventus needing a draw in Turin to book their ticket to the knockout rounds of the European ...

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