Monthly Archives: March 2007

Valencia back on title track

Valencia, Spain (Sports Network) – Valencia moved back into third place in the Spanish La Liga with a 3-2 win against Espanyol at home on Saturday. With the win, the league powers are still within striking distance of the top spot, six points back of leaders Barcelona, who were also winners Saturday – 2-1 over…

Milan, Roma try to keep focus

Rome, Italy (Sports Network) – Both AC Milan and Roma have big Champions League contests coming up this week, but they first must play each other in a Serie A showdown at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. Milan will meet Bayern Munich and Roma takes on Manchester United in Europe’s premier soccer competition, but Milan…

Barca aim to stay on top of La Liga

Barcelona, Spain (Sports Network) – Barcelona heads into Saturday’s contest against Deportivo level on points with title rivals Sevilla, and will try to put the pressure on the Seville club with three points. The Catalan side has been plagued by inconsistent play throughout the season, but is coming off of a resounding 4-0 win over…

Dunga Applauds Ghana Effort

Brazil boss Dunga gave due credit to friendly foes Ghana after they held the Samba Kings to a 1-0 midweek victory in Sweden. The Seleçao hung on from a 17th minute Wagner Love goal to defeat their World Cup 2006 opponents. “Ghana came playing hard and marking well,” rated Dunga. “Their squad was set up…

Pardo Making Name At Stuttgart

Mexico star Pavel Pardo is greatly enjoying his time in the Bundesliga, with several glamour sides already badgering Stuttgart over his availability after less than a season in Europe. “It’s a very physical game here,” Pardo told FIFA.com. “The speed of the game is incredible.” “You don’t stop for the whole 90 minutes, but I’m…

Giggs Promises Big Improvement

Wales captain Ryan Giggs has promised fans they will see John Tohack”s team to respond to Saturday’s disappointing Euro 2008 qualifying defeat at Dublin’s Croke Park with a convincing victory over San Marino tonight. “We were hurt by the Ireland result and the performance,” said Giggs. “The only way to rectify that is to produce…

Wrist Injury Sidelines Lampard

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of tonight’s England Euro 2008 qualifier with Andorra after breaking his wrist in training. Lampard has faced a large amount of criticism following England’s disappointing draw with Israel on Saturday and there had been numerous calls for him to be dropped, but this decision is now out…

Dunga Juggling The Selection

Brazil coach Dunga has revealed that he will field a few green internationals amid his usual array of global superstars when the Samba Kings reunite with World Cup 2006 foe Ghana for a midweek friendly. Among those fighting for a rare start are recovering AC Milan striker Ricardo Oliveira and CSKA Moscow ace Wagner Lover…