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Hazard does it for Chelsea

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Eden Hazard fired Chelsea into the FA Cup final as the Belgian’s blistering strike ensured Antonio Conte’s selection gamble paid off in his side’s dramatic 4-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Blues boss Conte sprang a major surprise by starting with Hazard and Diego …

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Real Madrid v Atletico in Champions League semis

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Holders Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico in the Champions League semi-finals next month and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus, following the draw on Friday. The all-Madrid showdown is a rerun of the 2014 and 2016 finals in Europe’s top club competition, with Real …

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Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals as he scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich. The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in …

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Ochan the hero as KCCA shocks Egyptian giants El Masry

Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan was the hero, with two saves in the post-match penalties and the winning shot, as KCCA dumped Egyptian side El Masry out of the Confederations Cup in Ismailia on Saturday night. Mike Mutebe’s KCCA football club now become the first Ugandan side to qualify for the group stages of the …

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Police say blasts were ‘targeted attack’ on Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany | AFP | German police said Tuesday that they believe the three explosions that rocked Dortmund’s team bus ahead of a Champions League game were directly targeted at the club. “We are assuming that they were a targeted attack against the Dortmund team,” said Dortmund city’s police chief …

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Explosion near Dortmund team bus, one injured – police

Dortmund-Monaco match postponed until Wednesday after bus explosion Dortmund, Germany | AFP | The Borussia Dortmund team bus was damaged and a passenger injured after three explosions went off near the vehicle on the way to Tuesday’s Champions League home game against Monaco, police confirmed. “The bus set off” from the …

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Nsibambi grabs late winner for Uganda’s KCCA

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Derrick Nsibambi snatched a stoppage-time winner as KCCA of Uganda edged Al Masry of Egypt 1-0 Saturday in the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off in Kampala. Just when the tie seemed to be heading for deadlock, Benjamin Ochan launched a long freekick …

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