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Spain beat Italy on penalties to reach final

Jun 28 2013, 4:12am CDT | by

Fortaleza, June 28 (IANS) Spain earned a place in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil with a dramatic 7-6 penalty-shootout victory over Italy here.

Fortaleza, June 28 — Spain earned a place in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil with a dramatic 7-6 penalty-shootout victory over Italy here. Newly signed Manchester City winger Jesus Navas...

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Spain beat Italy on penalties to reach final

Jun 28 2013, 4:12am CDT | by

Fortaleza, June 28 (IANS) Spain earned a place in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil with a dramatic 7-6 penalty-shootout victory over Italy here.

Fortaleza, June 28 — Spain earned a place in the Confederations Cup final against Brazil with a dramatic 7-6 penalty-shootout victory over Italy here.

Newly signed Manchester City winger Jesus Navas converted the winning spot-kick after Juventus winger Leonardo Bonucci sent his attempt over the bar at the Castelao Stadium Thursday night, reports Xinhua.

Both sides netted each of their first six penalty attempts after the scores were tied 0-0 at the end of extra-time. Sunday's final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium will be the first match between Spain and Brazil since November 1999, when the sides drew 0-0 in Vigo.

"It was a really difficult match and in the end it was a lottery. They really took their penalties well and we were lucky. We are tired and have to rest now to get ourselves ready for Sunday. We know that it's not going to be easy playing against Brazil at the Maracana in front of thousands of their fans but we are ready," Spain captain Iker Casillas said.

As expected, Casillas began in goal for Spain after coach Vicente del Bosque rotated the keepers' role during the group phase. And the 2010 World Cup-winning skipper made an immediate impact as Italy took the initiative. He twice saved headers from Napoli defender Christian Maggio before fisting away a powerful Daniele De Rossi shot.

Spain's best chance of the first half came when Xavi's delicate touch released Fernando Torres, who spun around his marker before firing his shot wide. Both sides appeared to labour in the second half as the sapping tropical heat took its toll. But it was Spain who looked most likely to score as del Bosque's side began to find gaps in the Azzurri defence with their signature short passing game.

Andres Iniesta twice tried his luck from distance while second-half substitute Juan Mata failed to make clean contact after a Torres header. Emanuele Giaccherini then came within inches of putting his team ahead in extra time when he thumped a 25m shot against the post.

Minutes later it was Spain's turn to be denied by the woodwork when Xavi's swerving shot was palmed against the upright by Gianluigi Buffon.

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Jesus Navas scored a solo screamer in Manchester City’s 7-0 win v Sheffiled Wednesday [Vine]

Sep 25 2014 3:09am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Manchester City hit Sheffield Wednesday for seven in the league cup last night, and this strike from Jesus Navas was possibly the pick of the bunch.The Andalusian picked the ball up midway through the Wednesday half, and embarked on a mazy, taunting run against his market.Jinking one way and then the next, he shift onto his right foot once inside the box, and lashed one into the top corner.No saving that!(function(){var image = {src:'http://www. ...
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Sheffield Wednesday held Manchester City to a goalless first half in their League Cup tie. This was an impressive feat, but the Premier League champions and League Cup holders put on an utterly ruthless display after the break, putting seven past the Owls. Frank Lampard started proceedings by scoring his second goal of the week from a James Milner cross shortly after the restart (see above). In the 53rd m ...
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Manchester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday: Score, Report and Post-Match Reaction

Sep 24 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Frank Lampard scored his second and third goals for Manchester City as the reigning Premier League champions cruised into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 7-0 hammering of Sheffield on Wednesday.    It took 47 minutes for Lampard to open the hosts' account, whereby a barrage of goals then followed, the Owls conceding four in 13 minutes to effectively end their League Cup dreams.Edin Dzeko (two), Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and debutant Jose Angel Pozo contributed ...
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James Milner Proves Immense Value for Manchester City in Chelsea Draw

Sep 23 2014 6:35am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday grabbed headlines for a number of reasons. Frank Lampard scoring the equalizer against his old club led the way, with Pablo Zabaleta's sending-off and Manuel Pellegrini's "small team" jibe not far behind.However, the play of a pair of City players cannot be overlooked.Eliaquim Mangala finally made his bow for his new club after his protr ...
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Convincing James Milner to Sign New Deal Is Vital Move for Manchester City

Sep 22 2014 6:10am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It’s become something of a cliche to criticise James Milner. Those who follow England are particularly culpable, but there’s also a group with no specific allegiance to a national side who just see a workhorse—a player bereft of technical ability who relies solely on industry to survive as a Premier League player. Milner’s performance in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with league leaders Chelsea was the latest example of why those who criticise him ar ...
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Manchester City Player Ratings From Premier League Draw With Chelsea As Frank Lampard Scores

Sep 21 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

How the Citizens fared at the Etihad Stadium. It was a clash between the two favourites for the Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City hosted Chelsea. READ MORE: Chelsea player ratings v Manchester City Frank Lampard goal v former side Chelsea Impressive Andre Schurrle goal for the opener. In what had been a relatively quiet affair thing sprung into life midway through the second half after Pablo Zabaleta was sent off for a second bookable offence. Substitute Andre S ...
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