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  • Drogba strikes as Montreal sink Galaxy

    Drogba strikes as Montreal sink Galaxy

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    Drogba strikes as Montreal sink Galaxy

    Didier Drogba scored an injury-time winner as the Montreal Impact downed the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 to maintain their place near the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference standings. Drogba's goal in the fourth minute of injury time came after a terrible blunder by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe, who allowed the former Chelsea striker's long-range freekick to squirt from his grasp and into the net. The injury-time strike was the final twist of a pulsating game in Montreal which left …

  • Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

    Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

    Reuters
    Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

    By Richard Martin MILAN (Reuters) - Just as he did two years ago, Sergio Ramos left his footprint all over Real Madrid’s Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid following a turbulent 12 months. Ramos scored a controversial opening goal in the San Siro on Saturday and nonchalantly converted his penalty in the shootout before being named man of the match and lifting European soccer's biggest trophy for the second time in three years. Ramos influenced the game hugely from the 15th …

  • Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    Associated Press
    Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines with the winning kick in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final, more than compensating for what was a quiet game by his standards. …

  • Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

    Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

    Reuters
    Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

    By Brian Homewood MILAN (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the three-times world player of the year appeared to struggle through the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo was subdued for long spells but fired home the winning penalty to give Real a 5-3 success in the shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time and then performed his shirtless celebration, proudly showing off his muscular torso. "He has …

  • Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League

    Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League

    Reuters
    Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League

    Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday and secure a money-spinning return to the Premier League after just one season. It was always going to take something special to beat Wednesday's in-form Ireland keeper Keiren Westwood and Diame, who had hit the post just before halftime, produced it after 72 minutes with a superb shot which curled under the crossbar. "Tonight we will enjoy …