Friday, March 6, 2015
China's soccer season kicks off this week with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game after former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and rookie coach Fabio Cannavaro put the league among the world's biggest spenders.
Paris Saint-Germain remains on course for a domestic treble after beating Monaco 2-0 to reach the French Cup semifinals on Wednesday. Former Chelsea player David Luiz gave PSG the lead in the third minute, and striker Edinson Cavani grabbed his 18th goal of the season to make it 2-0 after 52 minutes.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull.
First division Saint-Etienne squeezed through to the French Cup semifinals after beating third-tier Boulogne-sur-Mer 4-3 on penalties in a shootout on Tuesday after the match finished 1-1.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Coach Jose Mourinho added some more silverware to his collection as Chelsea beat Tottenham to win the Capital One Cup.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke 3-0 in the Ruhr Derby on Saturday for its fourth consecutive Bundesliga victory. After missing half a dozen chances in the first half, Dortmund's attack came alive late, with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier lamented his team's lack of concentration following a 2-1 defeat at Lille on Saturday that leaves the door open for defending champion Paris Saint-Germain to move top of the table in the closely-fought French title race.
Manchester United rode its luck as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Barcelona's 3-1 win at Granada from goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi was overshadowed by little-known Alberto Bueno netting four goals in 16 minutes in Rayo Vallecano's victory on Saturday.