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Swiss title chase to end up in court after appeal (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The winners of the Swiss league championship could be determined in court following a decision by FC St Gallen to appeal against a recent points deduction.
Koeman's job in doubt despite PSV's league win (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Despite winning the Dutch title in the most dramatic of circumstances on Sunday, PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman is not sure he will keep his job.
Ball: Pigs may fly (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The outcome of the title race in La Liga appears to be no clearer, as Phil Ball explains.
Barca struggle for goals concerns Rijkaard (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard said his side's profligacy in front of goal was a concern after they only beat lowly Levante 1-0 at home on Sunday to maintain their narrow lead in the Primera Liga.
Real consider appeal for Beckham's booking (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid could appeal against the yellow card shown to David Beckham during Sunday's match against Athletic Bilbao which would see him suspended for next weekend's showdown with Sevilla.
Fan attack forces end of Barthez's career? (Apr 30, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Fabien Barthez's flamboyant career has almost certainly ended with a controversial exit in keeping with one of the world's best but most eccentric goalkeepers.
Ligue 1: Bordeaux beat Lens to move second (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bordeaux leapfrogged Lens into second place in the Ligue 1 table with a victory which was achieved despite going a man down before half-time.
La Liga: Eto'o strike moves Barca back top (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A solitary strike from Samuel Eto'o gave Barcelona a 1-0 win over lowly Levante at the Nou Camp on Sunday to keep them top of the Primera Liga with six games remaining.
Bundesliga: Bremen miss chance to go top (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen completed a miserable week when they were beaten 3-2 by Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday, squandering their chance to go top of the Bundesliga.
Emotional Lennon says thanks for the memories (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic skipper Neil Lennon admitted he had had an emotional week after announcing he was leaving the club in the week they won the title.
Serie A: Rome derby ends in stalemate (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
AS Roma closed in on Serie A's second automatic Champions League qualifying place after they drew 0-0 at home to city rivals Lazio on Sunday.
SPL: Hearts spoil Parkhead title party (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Champions Celtic suffered their heaviest home defeat of the season in all competitions with a 3-1 loss against Hearts in Sunday's Scottish Premier League clash.
Eredivisie: PSV win league on goal difference (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven thrashed Vitesse Arnhem 5-1 on Sunday to snatch the Dutch league title on goal difference. In a thrilling finale, PSV finished on 75 points with a goal difference of plus 50.
Barthez scraps with fan as Nantes near drop (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Former France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was involved in a fight with a supporter after his Nantes side moved closer to relegation with a 2-0 home defeat by Stade Rennes on Saturday, witnesses said.
Ailing Bayern set for overhaul - Hoeness (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich's sporting director Uli Hoeness plans to make sweeping changes at his team after their hopes of reaching next season's Champions League were all but dashed with a second straight defeat
Bhoys chief: Strachan will stay at Parkhead (Apr 29, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell does not believe manager Gordon Strachan could be tempted to return to England after securing a second successive Bank of Scotland Premier League title.
La Liga: Joaquin brace keeps Valencia hopes alive (Apr 28, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A quickfire double from Joaquin kept Valencia's hopes of challenging for the Primera Liga title alive when they beat Recreativo Huelva 2-0 at home on Saturday.
SPL: Promotion completes Gretna fairytale (Apr 28, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Gretna have clinched promotion to the Bank of Scotland Premier League.
Ligue 1: Nantes close to relegation after defeat (Apr 28, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Paris St Germain look almost certain to escape relegation from Ligue 1 after winning 3-1 at Toulouse on Saturday.
Bundesliga: Stuttgart leapfrog Bremen (Apr 28, 2007 11:00 GMT)
VfB Stuttgart moved ahead of Werder Bremen into second place on Saturday and closed to within one point of Bundesliga leaders Schalke 04 with a 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Werder pin UEFA Cup hopes on Weser wonder (Apr 27, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen have been left to pin their UEFA Cup final hopes on another 'wonder at the Weser' after a dreadful 3-0 defeat away to Espanyol in Thursday's semi-final first leg.
Espanyol taking nothing for granted in UEFA Cup (Apr 27, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Espanyol coach Ernesto Valverde has said past experience means he is taking nothing for granted after his side's emphatic 3-0 win over Werder Bremen in the first leg of their UEFA Cup semi-final on Th
Angry Milan fan puts keeper Dida up for sale (Apr 27, 2007 11:00 GMT)
An angry AC Milan fan put Brazil goalkeeper Dida up for sale on the internet ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final return with Manchester United.
French league delays decision on Baros (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The French professional football league (LFP) has delayed its ruling on the nose-pinching incident involving Olympique Lyon's Czech striker Milan Baros.
Palermo play down link with Eriksson (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Palermo have distanced themselves from speculation that former England head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has been identified as a permanent successor to the sacked Francesco Guidolin.
Eusebio released from hospital after surgery (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Portugal's most celebrated former player Eusebio was released from hospital on Thursday, four days after surgery on his cartoid arteries.
Season over for Bayern striker Podolski (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski will not play again this season after suffering a knee injury that will require surgery, the club said on Thursday.
France coach Domenech no fan of G-14 (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
France coach Raymond Domenech feels the G-14, the lobbying group for the top European clubs, represents a danger to soccer.
Liga: Real believe Barca showing signs of strain (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid believe that league leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona are showing signs of choking under the pressure as the Spanish title race enters its decisive phase.
Real agree deal for Barca's Saviola (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona forward Javier Saviola, according to reports in Spain
Serie A: Roma out to do double over rivals Lazio (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Serie A's second automatic Champions League place beckons for AS Roma when they take on Lazio, who they have already beaten this season, in the Rome derby on Sunday.
Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Lens battle it out for second (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Girondins Bordeaux will try to erase painful memories and score precious points in the battle for second place when they host Racing Lens in the highlight of the Ligue 1 weekend programme on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Schalke face test of nerve in derby (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Schalke 04 have two nasty looking local derbies to negotiate, starting with Friday's game away to VfL Bochum, before they can start thinking of a first Bundesliga title.
Beckham exit 'a mistake', says Real chief (Apr 26, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic admits he made 'a mistake' by failing to secure David Beckham's long-term future at the Bernabeu.
Galatasaray Ribery claim rejected by court (Apr 25, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Galatasaray's bid to challenge the controversial 2005 transfer of Franck Ribery to Olympique Marseille was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday.
Lennon to quit Parkhead at end of season (Apr 25, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic captain Neil Lennon will leave the club at the end of the season.
Espanyol hope to bury UEFA Cup host of 1988 (Apr 25, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Espanyol have the chance to help erase memories of one of the most painful defeats in their history when they meet Werder Bremen in the first leg of their UEFA Cup semi-final.
Sevilla have striking options against Osasuna (Apr 25, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos finds himself spoilt for choice as he tries to decide which strike combination to field against Osasuna in the all-Spanish UEFA Cup semi-final on Thursday.
Becks pays tribute to Capello despite axing (Apr 25, 2007 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham has admitted he never once lost respect for coach Fabio Capello when he was dropped from the Real Madrid first team earlier in the season.
Pars reach Scottish Cup final, UEFA Cup (Apr 24, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A late Jimmy McIntyre penalty gave Dunfermline Athletic a 1-0 replay win over Hibernian on Tuesday and a place in the Scottish FA Cup final against Celtic.
Exiled Beckham was hurt by Capello snub (Apr 24, 2007 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham has admitted the thought of never playing for Real Madrid again 'hurt a lot' when coach Fabio Capello froze him out of first-team duty earlier this season.
Zrinjski docked two points for match protest (Apr 24, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bosnian title hopefuls Zrinjski Mostar had two points deducted and their coach Blaz Sliskovic fined on Tuesday after the team walked off the pitch during a premier league match with Orasje last week.
Crespo confident of permanent Inter move (Apr 24, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hernan Crespo expects to make a permanent move to Inter Milan at the end of his loan spell from Chelsea.
Ailing Palermo choose to sack boss Guidolin (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Palermo have dismissed Francesco Guidolin as coach and appointed assistant Renzo Gobbo in his place.
Bielefeld coach Middendorp on drink-driving rap (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Arminia Bielefeld coach Ernst Middendorp failed a drink-drive blood test early on Sunday several hours after his relegation-threatened club won a key match, police said on Monday.
Ball: Individual or Collective? (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball addresses the merit and impact of the two stunning goals that book-ended the week.
'We'll push Celtic harder next season' - Ehiogu (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic may have wrapped up the Bank of Scotland Premier League title with games to spare but Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu has warned their bitter rivals that success will not come so easily next season
Lennon's future remains in doubt (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
As Celtic break the tape at the finish line, their captain Neil Lennon is still at a crossroads.
Celtic promise Strachan cash backing (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic chairman Brian Quinn insists the Parkhead club will back manager Gordon Strachan with cash to strengthen his grip on Scottish football.
Beckham pleased to have proved Capello wrong (Apr 23, 2007 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham has revealed how he had to fight to prove to Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello that he was worth a place in the team once he had decided to sign for LA Galaxy.
Ligue 1: Champions Lyon draw blank (Apr 22, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon were held to a goalless draw at mid-table AJ Auxerre on Sunday in their first game since clinching a record sixth Ligue 1 title. Lyon were officially crowned without playing on Saturday
Bundesliga: Guerrero secures Hamburg point (Apr 22, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Paolo Guerrero scored seven minutes from time to give Hamburg SV a 2-2 draw at home to struggling Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Eredivisie: AZ eye Dutch title after PSV slip up (Apr 22, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The destiny of the Dutch title will go down to the wire after PSV Eindhoven were deposed at the top by AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
Serie A: Materazzi double clinches title (Apr 22, 2007 11:00 GMT)
ROME, April 21 (Reuters) - AC Milan closed in on a qualifying place in next season's Champions League when they beat Cagliari 3-1 at home on Saturday.
SPL: Celtic claim second successive title (Apr 22, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Celtic won the Scottish Premier League title for the second successive year after a 2-1 victory away at Kilmarnock. The Glasgow side's 41st title was secured with four games to play.
La Liga: Off-colour Barca beaten away again (Apr 21, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Primera Liga leaders Barcelona were beaten 2-0 at Villarreal on Sunday to blow the title race wide open. Robert Pires and Marcos Garcia scored the goals for the home side.
Ligue 1: Lyon seal unprecedented sixth title (Apr 21, 2007 11:00 GMT)
PARIS, April 21 (Reuters) - Pedro Pauleta scored in either half as Paris St Germain crushed Nantes 4-0 in a Ligue 1 match between two former French league greats struggling at the wrong end of the tab
Bundesliga: Schalke back on top, Bayern lose (Apr 21, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Schalke 04 reclaimed the top of the Bundesliga table from Werder Bremen on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Energie Cottbus, while Bayern Munich's faint hopes of a third straight championship were cru
Real Madrid still targeting Ronaldo - Mijatovic (Apr 20, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid director of sport Predrag Mijatovic insists the club has not given up hope of signing Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
Beckham named in Real Madrid squad (Apr 20, 2007 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham has been named in Real Madrid's squad for the Primera Liga match against Valencia, his first call-up since suffering a knee injury at the start of last month.
Italian referees suspended after match-fixing probe (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The Italian Referees Association (AIA) said on Thursday that it had suspended seven referees and two linesmen after an investigation by magistrates threw up new allegations of match-fixing.
SFL clubs vote against breakaway league (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The prospect of an 'SPL2' appears to be dead after Scottish Football League clubs voted against carrying on discussions over a breakaway. The clubs voted by 22-8 against the idea.
Rossi happy with Parma success (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Giuseppe Rossi could not hide his relief after his two goals helped struggling Parma to a vital 2-0 win over European hopefuls Fiorentina last night.
Uli: Are FC Nuremberg's trials finally over? (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Nuremberg are back and striking a blow for history, says Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger.
Serie A: Wounded Inter out to prove a point (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan will be determined to prove the midweek loss to Roma that delayed their title celebrations was only a blip by beating Siena on Sunday.
Kahn will not rotate with talented young Rensing (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich's 37-year-old captain Oliver Kahn said on Thursday he had no intention of sharing his goalkeeping duties next season with his talented young back-up Michael Rensing.
Ligue 1: Lyon ready to crack open champagne (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon are ready to crack open the champagne as French champions this weekend for the sixth successive season although they do not know if they should start celebrating on Saturday or Sunday.
'Messidona' spares a thought for fallen hero (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Lionel Messi said he hopes former Argentina great Diego Maradona returns to full health soon, the day after scoring a goal similar to Maradona's classic solo effort against England at the 1986 World C
Rae's say: Platini blueprint evident in Euro 2012 decision (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Derek Rae celebrates Ukraine and Poland getting the nod and has a feeling for AC Milan.
Liga: Real look for knockout blow at Bernabeu (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Primera Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Valencia meet at the Bernabeu on Saturday knowing a win would be a major psychological blow in the title race.
Moutinho fires Sporting Lisbon into Cup final (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Midfielder Joao Moutinho with two goals in the first nine minutes gave Sporting a 2-1 win over Beira Mar in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup on Wednesday.
Bundesliga: It's do-or-die for Bayern at Stuttgart (Apr 19, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich can say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to the Bundesliga championship unless they can beat VfB Stuttgart on Saturday in a showdown for third place with just five weeks left in the season.
Marseille sink Nantes to reach another final (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille booked their place in the French Cup final for the second year running with a 3-0 win over Ligue 1 bottom club Nantes on Wednesday.
Messi dazzles as Barca reach Copa final (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Lionel Messi scored a goal reminiscent of Diego Maradona's famous strike for Argentina against England in the 1986 World Cup as Barcelona romped to a 5-2 win over Getafe in their King's Cup semi-final
RKC keeper hands Ajax a place in Cup Final (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
RKC Waalwijk goalkeeper Erwin Lemmens missed key chances to save as Ajax Amsterdam earned a 3-1 home victory in their Dutch Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Stuttgart double alive after semi-final cup win (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
VfB Stuttgart kept alive their hopes of a Bundesliga and German Cup double by beating VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 on Wednesday in the semi-final of the tournament.
Goalless draw stops Lyon just short of 6th title (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon effectively wrapped up a record sixth Ligue 1 title in a row when they drew 0-0 at home to Stade Rennes on Wednesday.
Inter party crashed as Roma inflict 1st loss (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan missed the chance to clinch the Serie A title after they were beaten 3-1 by second-placed AS Roma on Wednesday.
German refs need more protection, DFB says (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
German referees should be given civil servant status to help protect them from attacks by angry fans, the German football association's (DFB) top referee said on Wednesday.
Real deny any approach for Benitez (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid have strenuously denied being in contact with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez about the possibility of him taking over the coaching reins at the Bernabeu next season.
Cisse remains in the dark over his future (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Djibril Cisse admits there has been no dialogue between Liverpool and Marseille about where he will be playing next season.
Spanish FA to investigate criticism of refs (Apr 18, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have said they will investigate criticisms of referees by Real Madrid sports director Predrag Mijatovic and Valencia coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
Sochaux wreck amateurs' French Cup hopes (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Ligue 1 side Sochaux needed extra-time to defeat fourth division amateurs Montceau-les-Mines 2-0 in the French Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night.
Magath denies Hertha coaching reports (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath has denied he will take charge of Hertha Berlin in the close season.
Nuremberg crush Frankfurt to reach final (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Nuremberg crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 on Tuesday to advance to the German Cup final for the first time since 1982.
Italy in pole position to host Euro 2012 (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Italy go into Wednesday's vote to decide the hosts of Euro 2012 as overwhelming favourites despite their bid being overshadowed by the state of the football in the country.
Red Star and Partizan braced for cup semi (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade clash with traditional city foes Partizan on Wednesday in a potentially explosive cup semi-final after their last two derbies produced plenty of incidents on and of
Benitez: I rejected Real Madrid approach (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Rafael Benitez has confirmed publicly for the first time that he has turned down a massive offer to manage Real Madrid. 'I said no to Real when they offered me more money than I get here,' he said.
Bouwes: PSV's slips leave title race wide open (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Ernst Bouwes asks if Ronald Koeman's PSV team could be about to blow the title.
Stuttgart's Boka banned for rest of the season (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Stuttgart defender Arthur Boka has been suspended until the end of the season for hitting an opponent in the groin.
Lyon on verge of record sixth French title (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon are poised to set a record of six consecutive league titles if they beat Stade Rennes at home in a rescheduled Ligue 1 game on Wednesday.
Torres makes Atletico Champions League pledge (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Fernando Torres has re-affirmed his committment to Atletico Madrid and has claimed that they are heading towards playing regularly in the Champions League.
Marshall: Barthez blunders cost Canaris dear (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Paul Marshall finds that Fabien Barthez has had a less than galvanising effect on Nantes.
Inter Milan urged to close out title race in style (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has said he wants his players to produce a flawless performance to beat second placed AS Roma and claim a second successive Serie A title on Wednesday.
Hibs players play down revolt over Collins (Apr 17, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Rob Jones insists his fellow Hibernian players did not ask for the sacking of John Collins during last week's revolt against the manager.
Kahn becomes 'winningest' player in Germany (Apr 16, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn set a Bundesliga record for wins when his team defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Sunday.
Raul denies he is set to quit Real Madrid (Apr 16, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid captain Raul reiterated his desire on Monday to see out his career at the Bernabeu despite media reports that the club are prepared to offload him at the end of the season.
Getafe boosted ahead of Barca Cup clash (Apr 16, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bernd Schuster's Getafe have been lifted by a morale-boosting victory as they prepare to face the German's former club Barcelona in their King's Cup semi-final, first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Stuttgart face vital week in quest for double (Apr 16, 2007 11:00 GMT)
VfB Stuttgart need two wins in four days, starting with a German Cup semi-final away to VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday, to continue their quiet progress towards a possible domestic double.
Ball: La Liga's middle-men a cut above (Apr 16, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball mulls over the competitiveness of La Liga and the conspiracy theory about referees.
Ligue 1: Lyon win puts title within reach (Apr 15, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A 1-0 victory over lowly Sedan put Olympique Lyon just one win away from the title after a weekend which set a record for the lowest number of goals scored in a French championship round.
Bundesliga: Werder maintain title challenge (Apr 15, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga with a routine 2-0 win at Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, while Bayern Munich kept in the title race with a 2-1 victory at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
La Liga: Own goal gives Barca four point lead (Apr 15, 2007 11:00 GMT)
An own goal from their former player Fernando Navarro earned a stale-looking Barcelona a lucky 1-0 win at home to Real Mallorca that ensured they would remain top of the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Serie A: Inter one win away from claiming title (Apr 15, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan closed to within one win of the Serie A title when they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Palermo on Sunday. Inter lead the division with 81 points from 31 matches.
Eredivise: AZ win to keep pressure on PSV (Apr 15, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Georgian Shota Arveladze converted a first-half penalty to give AZ Alkmaar a 1-0 home win over Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch championship on Sunday.
Serie A: Defeat leaves Chievo in relegation danger (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Chievo remain just three points above the Serie A drop zone following a narrow defeat at Udinese on Saturday evening
Ligue 1: Toulouse win postpones Lyon party (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Toulouse beat AJ Auxerre 2-0 on Saturday to rise to second in Ligue 1 and prevent Olympique Lyon clinching a record sixth title when they play Sedan on Sunday.
Eredivisie: Farfan at double as PSV end winless run (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Jefferson Farfan displayed his brilliance twice in 60 seconds to earn PSV Eindhoven a 2-0 home win over Twente Enschede on Saturday and the lead in the Dutch league.
La Liga: Santander race back as Real pay penalty (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid slumped to their first defeat in nine matches after Racing Santander came from a goal down to win 2-1 with two controversial second-half penalties from defender Ezequiel Garay on Saturday.
Fresh Serie A match-fixing allegations (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has promised quick action after an investigation by magistrates in Naples threw up new allegations of match-fixing in Serie A during the 2004-05
Bundesliga: Sharp Schalke maul Mainz (Apr 14, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Leaders Schalke 04 won 3-0 away to Mainz on Saturday to take another confident step towards a first Bundesliga title.
Romanov told to pay up after failed appeal (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Vladimir Romanov has failed in an appeal against the £10,000 fine he received for suggesting referees had demonstrated bias in matches involving Hearts.
Raynor: Is Cristiano Ronaldo simply the best? (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Dominic Raynor considers Man United's claim that Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
German FA seeks damages from Hoyzer (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The German FA has filed a 1.8 million euro ($2.44 million) claim for damages against former referee Robert Hoyzer, who was convicted of match-rigging in 2005.
Italy gives backing to English-style stewarding (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Italy, still smarting after last week's clashes between Manchester United fans and police in Rome, are taking a big step toward a more English-style security scheme swapping police for stewards in sta
Houllier to remain in charge at Lyon (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Gerard Houllier will continue as Olympique Lyon's coach next season, club chairman Jean-Michel Aulas was quoted as saying on Friday.
PSV feel heat from Ajax and Alkmaar (Apr 13, 2007 11:00 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven need to end a run of four matches without a win to close on their third title in a row, with AZ Alkmaar and Ajax Amsterdam only two points behind and three matches remaining.
UEFA Cup: Spain reign as three go through (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Osasuna cruised into an all-Spanish UEFA Cup semi-final against Sevilla with a 1-0 win in their quarter-final second leg against Bayer Leverkusen.
Jenas rues early blunders that cost Spurs (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Jermain Jenas admitted Tottenham 'shot themselves in the foot' as their UEFA Cup dream came crashing down at White Hart Lane tonight.
Polish clubs demoted in corruption investigation (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Two Polish first division clubs have been relegated to lower leagues as part of an investigation into allegations of bribery and match-fixing, the Polish Football Association (PZPN) said on Thursday.
Insider: Spurs fail test of courage (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The Insider was at White Hart Lane to watch Spurs fail their test of European courage.
Schuster signs pre-contract with Real Madrid (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Getafe's German coach Bernd Schuster has signed a pre-contract agreement to become Real Madrid's manager next season, according to reports.
Former captain Cacapa set to leave Lyon (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Former Olympique Lyon captain Claudio Cacapa is set to leave the French champions at the end of the season when his contract expires.
Marseille return to scandal venue after 14 years (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille will play at Valenciennes on Saturday for the first time since the bribery scandal which rocked French football in 1993.
Liga: Real see title race moving in their favour (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid believe the momentum is swinging their way in the Primera Liga title race after having closed to within two points of leaders Barcelona.
Serie A: Inter to test Palermo's Euro ambitions (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Palermo coach Francesco Guidolin may become the latest victim of Serie A's managerial merry-go-round if his team fail to earn at least a point against leaders Inter Milan on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Schalke's Lincoln back for title push (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Schalke 04 welcome back Brazilian playmaker Lincoln from a five-match ban as they push towards what they hope will be a first German league title in almost 50 years.
Ligue 1: Lyon close to sixth consecutive title (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon will secure a record sixth consecutive title this weekend if they beat Sedan at home and Racing Lens and Toulouse fail to win against Nantes and Auxerre respectively.
Primera Liga trio eye UEFA Cup semi-finals (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Spain could boast three UEFA Cup semi-finalists after Thursday's quarter-final ties, with holders Sevilla, Osasuna and Espanyol protecting first-leg leads.
Bayern to 'seriously consider' Hargreaves offer (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves will shortly talk to Bayern Munich about his future after the club's president, Franz Beckenbauer, admitted for the first time that could join Manchester United if the price is right.
'This is our moment', Jol tells Tottenham (Apr 12, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Martin Jol has rallied Tottenham's players and fans ahead of what could be his most glorious night at the club, telling them: 'This is our moment.'
Red Star close in on title with derby win (Apr 11, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Red Star Belgrade moved a big step closer to retaining the Serbian league title with a 1-0 home win over city rivals Partizan on Wednesday which left them nine points clear at the top.
Beckenbauer hints at Hargreaves exit (Apr 11, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted for the first time that Owen Hargreaves could join Manchester United this summer - providing the price is right.
Austrian side GAK pull out of top flight (Apr 11, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bankrupt Austrian club GAK have decided to withdraw from the country's top division and accept a 28-point deduction, apparently ending a dispute which had threatened to disrupt Austrian soccer.
UEFA praise for British hooligan handling (Apr 11, 2007 11:00 GMT)
UEFA director of communications William Gaillard has urged police across Europe to follow Britain's example in dealing with crowd trouble.
Stoichkov: Why I quit Bulgaria for Celta job (Apr 11, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hristo Stoichkov said on Wednesday he quit his position as Bulgaria coach and moved to Spanish strugglers Celta Vigo in order to develop his career.
Poulsen predicts goals at White Hart Lane (Apr 10, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla midfielder Christian Poulsen believes his side will need to score at least once at White Hart Lane if they are to pip Tottenham to a place in the UEFA Cup semi-finals.
Hertha sack Goetz after poor Bundesliga run (Apr 10, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hertha Berlin sacked coach Falko Goetz on Tuesday after the struggling Bundesliga club slipped closer to the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw at home against Arminia Bielefeld at the weekend.
Struggling Celta Vigo axe coach Vasquez (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Relegation-haunted Celta Vigo have sacked coach Fernando Vazquez.
Phil Ball: An English day out in Mallorca (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball and son take time from their hols to take in Mallorca's win over Getafe.
Morientes returns for Chelsea clash (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Valencia will have Fernando Morientes available for tomorrow night's Champions League return leg against Chelsea at the Mestalla.
Villarreal 'furious' over Atletico Madrid winner (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal have accused Atletico Madrid of unsporting behaviour after Fabiano Eller headed the only goal in Sunday's Primera Liga match while a player was down injured in the area.
'We can still beat Barca to title' - Robinho (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid forward Robinho said his side now have the form and the belief to prevent leaders Barcelona claiming their third consecutive Primera Liga title.
Werder lose defender Mertesacker for a month (Apr 9, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen centre-back Per Mertesacker will miss most of the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's 1-0 win over Nuremberg.
Ligue 1: Toulouse up to third in table (Apr 8, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Toulouse climbed to third place with a 2-0 away win at relegation fighters Sedan in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
La Liga: Real close on Barca and Sevilla (Apr 8, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid closed to within two points of leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 home win over Osasuna in the Primera Liga on Sunday. Goals from Raul and Robinho sealed the side's third win in a row.
Bundesliga: Werder stay on title trail (Apr 8, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Markus Rosenberg scored with a backheel to give Werder Bremen a 1-0 win at home to Nuremberg on Sunday and take them back into second place in the Bundesliga, just two points behind leaders Schalke 04
Maritimo appoint Spaniard Pazos as coach (Apr 8, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Portuguese Premier League club Maritimo have appointed Spaniard Alberto Pazos as their new coach, the Madeira club said on Sunday.
Eredivisie: Ajax miss chance to join PSV (Apr 8, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Ajax Amsterdam missed the chance to go level with Dutch leaders PSV Eindhoven on Sunday after they were held to a 2-2 draw at RKC Waalwijk.
Nani header earns Sporting win over Braga (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A goal from winger Nani gave Sporting a 1-0 win over Braga and took them to a share of second place with Benfica in the Portuguese Premier League on Saturday.
Primera Liga: Barcelona outclassed at Zaragoza (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona were outclassed by Real Zaragoza as they went down 1-0 at La Romareda on Saturday in a defeat which will give their title rivals renewed hope of depriving the Catalans of a third successive
Eredivisie: PSV Eindhoven falter again (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Australian Brett Holman struck twice in three minutes to earn mid-table NEC Nijmegen a 2-1 win over leaders PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch league on Saturday.
Dinamo Zagreb close in on Croatian title (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb moved a big step closer to retaining their league title after a 1-0 home win over Osijek on Saturday left them 11 points clear at the top with eight matches left. Near
SPL: Celtic on verge of clinching title (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Champions Celtic moved within three points of clinching their 41st Scottish Premier League title after a goal from substitute Derek Riordan gave them a 1-0 home win over Motherwell.
Ligue 1: Leaders Lyon denied by Valenciennes (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon were held to a goalless draw at strugglers Valenciennes on Saturday.
Levski defeat CSKA 1-0 in Sofia derby (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hristo Yovov handed champions and league leaders Levski a 1-0 win over CSKA in the 'eternal' derby, as matches between bitter Sofia rivals are known in Bulgaria, and kept them three points clear of Lo
Roberto Carlos and Reyes back for Real (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Brazilian full back Roberto Carlos has been included in the Real Madrid squad for Sunday's league match at home to Osasuna after a month out because of a torn calf muscle.
Serie A: Inter's charge slowed by lowly Reggina (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan's march to the Serie A title slowed when they were held to a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Reggina. Inter have 80 points from 30 matches, and need seven points from eight matches to se
Bundesliga: Schalke, Stuttgart, Bayern all win (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Schalke 04 won 2-0 at home to bottom club Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday to stretch their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to four points.
Porto crush Setubal 5-1 to extend lead (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Champions Porto crushed Vitoria Setubal 5-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Portuguese Premier League on Friday to four points over Benfica, who visit bottom club Beira Mar on Monday.
UEFA planning specialist police unit (Apr 7, 2007 11:00 GMT)
UEFA have revealed plans to establish a Europe-wide police unit in the wake of this week's ugly scenes involving English fans and baton-wielding riot police in Rome and Seville, according to a report.
Spurs fans to face Seville court after clashes (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur supporters were to blame for clashes with police during their team's UEFA Cup game at Sevilla and seven Spurs fans will appear in court, a Spanish official in Seville said on Friday.
Testimony raises doubts over Raciti murder (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The Italian policeman killed in February during clashes with soccer fans in Sicily was hit by a reversing police car and that, rather than rioters, may be what caused his death, a defence lawyer said
Valencia winger Vicente out for five weeks (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Valencia winger Vicente will be out of action for around five weeks after suffering a torn thigh muscle during the first leg of this week's Champions League quarter-final at Chelsea.
Carter: The 'poison' in the Beautiful Game (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter looks over the crowd trouble in Europe and asks who was really to blame.
MPs must act on police attacks - Rangers chief (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Rangers have turned to Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell in their fight against police attacks on travelling fans.
Policing under the spotlight again (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Security at matches on the continent is set to come under further scrutiny today after Tottenham fans made accusations of 'over-zealous' policing during the UEFA Cup quarter-final first leg 2-1 defeat
UEFA to probe second night of trouble (Apr 6, 2007 11:00 GMT)
UEFA are expected to take a tough line against the two outbreaks of violence involving English fans in Europe this week - but the game's European governing body have not yet discussed possible sanctio
Keane slams FC Sevilla penalty disgrace (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham captain Robbie Keane labelled Sevilla's equalising penalty 'a disgrace' after Spurs took a 2-1 away defeat from their UEFA Cup quarter-final first leg.
Crowd trouble mars Sevilla-Tottenham tie (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
UEFA are set to launch an investigation into the crowd trouble which marred Tottenham's UEFA Cup match with Sevilla tonight.
Spurs fan blames police for ugly scenes (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A Tottenham fan attending tonight's UEFA Cup match in Seville accused Spanish police of 'throwing their weight around' after crowd trouble flared up.
Catania fans remain banned for Roma game (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Roma's scheduled Serie A match with Catania on Saturday will be played behind closed doors after all.
Bayern defender Sagnol faces four months out (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Willy Sagnol's knee injury is more serious than first feared and will keep the fullback out for about four months, Bayern Munich said on Thursday.
Serie A: Pressure grows on Milan coach Ancelotti (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti will be under intense pressure to get a win when his side host Empoli in Serie A on Saturday (kickoff 1930 GMT).
La Liga: Racing upsetting the order in top six (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla's title challenge faces a stern test when the Primera Liga's form team Racing Santander visit the Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Bayern hope to bring Euro-form home (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich showed this week they are credible candidates to win the Champions League but do they have the consistency to challenge for the Bundesliga title?
Ligue 1: Everything except title still at stake (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Ligue 1 resumes this weekend with everything still to play for except the title with eight matches left until the end of a strange season.
Sevilla boss Ramos not ruling out UK move (Apr 5, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos insists he is happy with life with the UEFA Cup holders, but has not ruled out moving to a British club some time in the future.
Italian courts lift stadium ban on Catania (Apr 4, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Serie A side Catania will soon be able to return to their Massimino Stadium after a civil court lifted the ban imposed on the ground when a policeman was killed in rioting at a match there in February
Cork case could force action on transfer rules (Apr 4, 2007 11:00 GMT)
FIFA could see their confusing transfer regulations challenged in the European courts after Cork City were refused permission to register players who had already represented two clubs since last July.
Greece bans fan clubs to curb violence (Apr 4, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Greece has suspended the operation of hundreds of fan clubs associated with soccer teams in an effort to crack down on hooligans using them as cover.
Racism forces Eto'o to keep kids away from games (Apr 4, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona's Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has said he prefers not to take his children to matches because of the racist attitudes in stadiums.
UEFA Cup: Holders Sevilla face Spurs test (Apr 4, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Holders FC Sevilla must halt Tottenham Hotspur's pursuit of a UEFA Cup record on Thursday if they are to remain in contention for back-to-back triumphs in the competition.
Italy's Senate approves anti-hooligan law (Apr 3, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The anti-hooligan measures formulated after the death of a policeman during rioting at a Serie A match passed into Italian law on Tuesday after being approved by the country's Senate.
Sevilla wary of 'devilishly quick' Spurs (Apr 3, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez has warned his side that Tottenham are 'devilishly quick' up front ahead of Thursday's UEFA Cup quarter-final first leg.
Marquez to choose Barcelona over Mexico (Apr 3, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez said on Tuesday he hopes Mexico will allow him to complete his commitments with his club before joining up with his country's squad for international duty in the summ
Beckham steps up recovery at Real Madrid (Apr 3, 2007 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham was back among his Real Madrid team-mates on Tuesday as he stepped up his recovery from a knee injury returned to the club's Valdebebas training ground pitches.
Blundering Barthez escapes walk-out rap (Apr 3, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez still has a future at current club Nantes despite his weekend blunder and subsequent walk-out.
Romanov made to wait over ref appeal (Apr 2, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov will have to wait up to 10 days to discover whether he has successfully appealed a fine imposed by the Scottish Football Association.
Italian Federation ends search for new president (Apr 2, 2007 11:00 GMT)
The Italian Football Federation's 10-month search for a new president came to an end when Giancarlo Abete was elected to the post on Monday.
Van Gaal renews contract with AZ Alkmaar (Apr 2, 2007 11:00 GMT)
AZ Alkmaar coach Louis van Gaal has reaffirmed his committment to the Dutch club by signing a new two-year contract, which will see him stay at the UEFA Cup quarter-finalists until 2010.
La Liga: Barca two points clear as Sevilla draw (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Second-placed Sevilla were held to a goalless draw at Osasuna to leave Barcelona two points clear at the top of the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Hamburg and Bochum ease relegation worries (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV continued their surge away from relegation trouble with a 1-0 win at home to VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Hamburg climb away from relegation (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV continued their surge away from relegation trouble with a 1-0 win at home to VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Eredivisie: Ajax beat Heracles, close on PSV (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Klaas Jan Huntelaar struck twice in three minutes to earn Ajax Amsterdam a 3-0 home win over lowly Heracles Almelo in the Dutch league on Sunday.
Serie A: Inter extend lead with win over Parma (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan cruised to a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Parma on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to 20 points.
SPL: Hearts grab late win at rivals Hibernian (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Hearts snatched a 1-0 win at Hibernian in their Edinburgh derby with a late strike from Marius Zaliukas in Sunday's Scottish Premier League encounter.
Ligue 1: PSG grab Lens win to ease worries (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
A Fabien Barthez blunder gave Sedan a lucky 1-0 victory at Nantes on Sunday in a Ligue 1 match between two sides struggling to avoid relegation.
Barcelona: Ronaldinho can stay for life (Apr 1, 2007 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he hopes Brazilian forward Ronaldinho stays at the club for many years to come. His future has been the subject of intense media speculation.