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Ludogorets still dare to dream after Liverpool draw SOFIA: Ludogorets could be forgiven for daring to dream of another Europa League run in the new year after snatching a 2-2 draw against a sluggish Liverpool on a bitterly cold night at the Vasil Levski stadium on Wednesday.The Bulgarian champions need an improbable win at holders Real Madrid in their final Champions League Group B match next month to finish third and secure a last-32 spot in Europe's second-tier club competition.Ludogorets, who became the first Bulgarian side to win a Champions League group match, are bottom, behind Liverpool on goal difference and two points behind second-placed Basel."We totally outplayed Liverpool, they scored twice after our mistakes, so we can beat Real," said centre back Georgi Terziev, who nodded home a well-worked corner at the back post in the dying minutes to earn Ludogorets a deserved point.As has been the case often this season, Liverpool were shaky at the back ...

Atletico can beat anyone, says hat-trick hero Mandzukic MADRID: Atletico Madrid are confident they can see off all-comers after last season's beaten finalists swept into the Champions League knockout rounds with a game to spare, according to hat-trick hero Mario Mandzukic.The Croatia forward, one of several new faces in the Atletico side this term, became the first player to score a treble for the La Liga side in the Champions League era in Wednesday's 4-0 thrashing of Olympiakos Piraeus.The thumping Group A victory ...
Wenger defiant as Arteta adds to Arsenal injury woes LONDON: Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury during Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund which took the London club into the Champions League last 16.Fellow midfielders Jack Wilshere and Mezut Ozil, defender Mathieu Debuchy and forward Theo Walcott are also injured, leaving manager Arsene Wenger with problems as he tries to revive his team's faltering Premier League campaign."It's difficult to take on the chin at the ...
Juventus win fails to placate bottle-kicking Allegri MILAN: If Juventus players thought that the days of halftime rants and flying water bottles had ended with Antonio Conte's departure, coach Massimilano Allegri's outburst against Malmo suggests they were sorely mistaken.Television cameras caught the usually phlegmatic Allegri in a fit of rage on the touchline during Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League win, gesticulating furiously Conte-style and kicking a bottle away in disgust.Although Allegri had calmed down by the time he faced the television cameras after ...
Centre Twelvetrees replaces Farrell for England LONDON: Billy Twelvetrees will start at inside centre for England against Australia on Saturday after coach Stuart Lancaster dropped Owen Farrell and kept faith with George Ford at flyhalf.Ford, 21, made an assured first start in last week's victory over Samoa, with Farrell looking far less comfortable having been shifted to centre.Lancaster made two other changes as Tom Wood returns for James Haskell at blindside flanker and Dylan Hartley regains the hooker slot from Rob ...
Rodgers hails Liverpool's 'wonderful character' LONDON: Beleaguered Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by his team's resilience following the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets on Wednesday which gave them a good chance of reaching the Champions League last 16.Liverpool need to beat Basel in their final Group B game at Anfield and Rodgers was delighted by the way they recovered from conceding an early goal in Bulgaria following four successive defeats."We showed wonderful character," Rodgers told reporters. "If you go a ...
Wales make three changes for South Africa test LONDON: Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three enforced changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's test against South Africa in Cardiff.Winger Liam Williams replaced the injured George North, prop Gethin Jenkins came in for Paul James and hooker Scott Baldwin was called up for Richard Hibbard who is unavailable due to club commitments.Leigh Halfpenny continues at fullback as Wales bid to avoid a 27th defeat in 28 matches against New Zealand, Australia and South ...


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