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AC Milan secure Coppa Italia final berth post 6-0 aggregate win over Alessandria

AC Milan secure Coppa Italia final berth post 6-0 aggregate win over Alessandria

London, March. 2 : AC Milan have secured their place in the Coppa Italia final after claiming 5-0 win over Alessandria in the second leg of the semi-finals and thereby completing a 6-0 aggregate triumph.

Defender Alessio Romagnoli and Jeremy Menez each scored twice before Mario Balotelli also contributed to provide his side with a perfect finish, goal. com reported.

Alessandria tried hard to open their account, but their efforts went in vain.

Earlier, Balotelli also scored a penalty during his side's 1-0 win over Alessandria in the first leg of the last four.

Wenger hits back at 'excessive' criticism of Arsenal

Wenger hits back at 'excessive' criticism of Arsenal

Johannesburg, March. 2 : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back over criticism levelled against his side after their Premier League title chances appeared to be faltering, describing it as 'excessive' and 'too emotional'.

Arsenal suffered a 2-3 defeat at the hands of injury-ravaged Manchester United, leaving the Wenger's side five points below league leaders Leicester City and also compromising the club's chances to end their 12-year wait for the title.

Following the defeat, former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness lashed out at Arsenal and branded them as "weak and insipid".

Craig's equalizer helps West Brom hold Leicester to 2-2 PL draw

Craig's equalizer helps West Brom hold Leicester to 2-2 PL draw

London, March. 2 : Surprise leaders Leicester City missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League after midfielder Craig Gardner scored an equalizer to help West Brom settle with 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Forward Jose Salomon Rondon put West Brom ahead in the 11th minute before Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater levelled the score in the 30th minute of the match, the Guardian reported.

Costa's offside strike helps Chelsea subdue Norwich in PL

Costa's offside strike helps Chelsea subdue Norwich in PL

Johannesburg, March. 2 : Forward Diego Costa netted a dazzling half-minute goal to help Chelsea outclass Norwich City 2-1 in the Premier League clash at Carrow Road.

Kenedy made a sublime start for Chelsea by scoring a goal in the very first minute to put his side ahead. It was the fastest goal of the ongoing Premier League season.

Subsequently, Costa doubled the lead for Guus Hiddink's side by scoring a match-winner from an offside position, Sport24 reported.

I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold Mohun Bagan AC to 1-1 draw

I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold Mohun Bagan AC to 1-1 draw

Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa played their hearts out as they rallied to hold Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in an I-League match at Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

The draw took Mohun Bagan to 22 points from 10 matches to remain at the top of the table while Sporting Clube de Goa secured 13 points from 10 games.

Bagan failed to put up the same performance which they displayed against Salgaocar though they took the lead in the 28th minute through Brandon Fernandes.

I-League: Thongkhosiem Haokip brace guides Salgaocar FC sinks East Bengal

I-League: Thongkhosiem Haokip brace guides Salgaocar FC sinks East Bengal

Vasco: Thongkhosiem Haokip struck twice to guide Salgaocar to a comfortable 3-1 win over East Bengal in the Hero I-League, played at the Tilak Stadium here.

Salgaocar, who led 2-1 at half time, scored through Thongkhosiem Haokip (4th, 90+2) and Cavin Mbarga (36th) to register their first win at home here.

East Bengal, who fought back strongly in the second half, reduced the margin through Ranti Martins (25th minute).

Salgaocar now have 8 points from 10 matches, while East Bengal remained on third place with 17 points from 9 matches.

Premier League: Arsenal using criticism as motivation, says Arsene Wenger

Premier League: Arsenal using criticism as motivation, says Arsene Wenger

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger pointed out that his team is using the criticism they have received recently as motivation to fuel their English Premier League (EPL) title challenge.

Several experts have questioned Arsenal's credentials after the Gunners lost 0-2 to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie, before their EPL title challenge was dented by a 3-2 defeat at Manchester United five days later.

Ronaldo apologises to team-mates for controversial outburst

Ronaldo apologises to team-mates for controversial outburst

Madrid, March. 1 : Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his apology to teammates for his controversial remark that the club would be at the top of La Liga if every player was on his level.

Ronaldo's comments came after Madrid suffered a 0-1 defeat to local rivals Atletico Madrid in their La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.

Reflecting on his team's performance, the Portuguese international had said, "If we were all at my level, maybe we would be leaders." He subsequently downplayed his comments saying that he was referring to his "physical level".

I-League 2015-16: Salgaocar FC vs East Bengal - Preview

I-League 2015-16: Salgaocar FC vs East Bengal - Preview

Vasco: Having beaten their opponents at home, East Bengal would be looking to maintain their supremacy over Salgaocar FC when the two sides face each other in a Hero I-League football match, here on Tuesday.

With four points behind leaders Mohun Bagan, East Bengal are placed third with 17 points.

The Bengal outfit have come here with their confidence high after beating Salgaocar FC at home by a narrow 2-1 margin and would be looking for a win to keep themselves in fray for the title.

Infantino 'bought' votes to become FIFA president

Infantino 'bought' votes to become FIFA president

Johannesburg, March. 1 : Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has sparked a fresh controversy, saying that Gianni Infantino 'bought' votes to get elected as a president of FIFA.

Earlier on Friday, Switzerland's Infantino replaced disgraced compatriot Sepp Blatter as the new FIFA president after winning a second-round vote in Zurich.

Infantino secured 115 of the 207 eligible votes in round two to take over the helm of the world football's governing body ahead of Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, who received 88 votes.



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