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Espanyol 2 : 1 Athletic Bilbao - Alonso winner boosts Espanyol hopes

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA

Espanyol breathed fresh life into their European hopes after defeating fellow high-flyers Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Cornella-El Prat stadium. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo put the hosts ahead in the 35th minute and although Athletic equalised just before the break through Markel Susaeta, Ivan Alonso netted a 77th-minute winner for Espanyol. The victory means eighth-placed Espanyol, who had lost nine o...Full Story »

Lazio 0 : 1 Juventus - Lazio suffer damaging defeat

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA

The race for the fourth and final Champions League spot for next season is wide open after Juventus edged 10-man Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. Clinging to fourth place, Lazio dominated the encounter but had Cristian Ledesma sent off in the 80th minute for a second bookable offence and Juve took advantage. Simone Pepe scored with three minutes remaining when his strike took a deflection to ...Full Story »

Leverkusen's Hyypia retires to start coaching

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AFP) - Bayer Leverkusen's Finnish defender Sami Hyypia confirmed on Monday he will hang up his boots at the end of the season and will join the coaching staff at the Bundesliga club. Hyypia, 37, joined Bayer in 2009 after 10 years with Premier League club Liverpool and his contract was due to expire in 2012. However he has decided to return to Finland to prepare hi...Full Story »

Greek govt gets tough on football hooliganism

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ATHENS (AFP) - The Greek government warned on Monday that it will stop funding professional football leagues next season if the national federation fails to change their disciplinary laws in an effort to halt violence plaguing the sport. Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism responsible for sports Giorgos Nikitiadis told a press conference that the state was committed to tackling violence at s...Full Story »

Douchez opts to leave Rennes for PSG

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

RENNES, France (AFP) - Rennes highly-rated goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez is to sign for French giants Paris Saint Germain from rivals Rennes, it was revealed on Monday. The 31-year-old - who has yet to be capped though he has featured in several squads - informed Rennes' general manager Pierre Dreossi on Sunday evening of his decision. "He (Douchez) has chosen Paris. For us it is clear. From this...Full Story »

Police detain Alonso after deadly crash - reports

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID (AFP) - Bolton Wanderers' Spanish left back Marcos Alonso has been detained for questioning in Madrid after a car he was driving while allegedly under the influence of alcohol was involved in a deadly car accident, Spanish media reported Monday. The 20-year-old was at the wheel of the car which flew off a Madrid road early on Monday and hit a wall, causing the death of one of the vehicle...Full Story »

PSG extend Kombouare coaching deal

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AFP) - French top flight outfit Paris Saint Germain have extended the contract of coach Antoine Kombouare by one year to June 2013, the club said Monday. "With a view to continuity and satisfied with the work he has been doing the club decided to exercise the option to extend Antoine Kombouare's contract by one year," the club announced. New Caledonia-born Kombouare was a defender with ...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Manchester Utd.

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by 7M Sport

Valencia slip to defeat at Osasuna

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by Supersport.com

Valencia's bid to secure third spot in La Liga and an automatic place in next season's Champions League suffered a setback when they lost 1-0 at relegation-threatened Osasuna on Sunday. The defeat in Pamplona and Villarreal's 2-1 comeback win at home to Getafe left Valencia, thrashed 6-3 at home by Real Madrid last weekend, on 63 points and Villarreal in fourth on 60 with four games left. "I...Full Story »

Milan on brink of title win

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by Supersport.com

AC Milan need only one more point to secure an 18th league title after a 1-0 victory over Bologna on Sunday put them on the brink of the scudetto crown. If either Milan avoid defeat away to Roma next week or Inter Milan fail to beat Fiorentina, then the rossoneri will be Serie A champions. French midfielder Mathieu Flamini scored the only goal of the game early in the first period. Milan wo...Full Story »

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