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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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Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Predicting City's International Champions Cup XI

Jul 29 2014 12:15am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City and Liverpool famously finished first and second in last season's Premier League table. Famously, because the title was quite literally Liverpool's to lose with a few matches left to play. That Liverpool contrived to lose it must still send shudders down the spines of the Pool faithful. A quick peek at the 2014-15 Premier League schedule reveals that City will host Liverpool at the Etihad on Aug. 25, or less than a month after the sides' c ...
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Man City’s #askjesus Twitter fail

Jul 28 2014 8:22pm CDT | Source: Fox Sports Australia

FOR some unfathomable reason Manchester City used #askjesus as the hashtag for a Q & A session with Jesus Navas, pred ...
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Manchester City wants Twitter to #AskJesus, madness follows

Jul 28 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: SBNation

This didn't go quite as planned. #ASKJESUS: Got a question for @JNavas? We're sitting down with him today so get them in now! #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Slr8XcM9TA — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 28, 2014 Manchester City decided to have Jesus Navas host a Twitter Q&A on Monday, and following convention they decided to use the tried and true "#Ask(FIRST NAME)" format. There's just one problem with this: #AskJesus will net you more than a few weird respon ...
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The Best Of Twitter For Manchester City’s Ill-Advised #AskJesus

Jul 28 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

The best tweets in reaction to Manchester City's PR fail. Check in to Newcastle United vs Manchester City Good on Manchester City, they do like to keep in touch with their fans even though they've got enough money and power to completely disregard them. One of the ways they thought to keep the fans in the loop is with a Twitter Q&A with star winger Jesus Navas. However, whoever came up with the brilliant #AskJ ...
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Twitter confuses Jesus Navas with Jesus of Nazareth after Manchester City makes #AskJesus trend

Jul 28 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

We’ll chalk this one up to a miscommunication because, technically, the Premier League’s Manchester City did nothing wrong. The soccer club simply wanted to give the opportunity to its fans to ask star midfielder Jesus Navas anything they wanted via Twitter. Read full article >> ...
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#AskJesus

Jul 28 2014 6:54am CDT | Source: Mirror Football

Manchester City are hold a Twitter Q&A with their winger Jesus Navas but they might just be regretting their choice of ...
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1 day ago

Man City’s #AskJesus Q&A Was Never Going To Go To Plan

Jul 28 2014 6:52am CDT | Source: balls

I think the Man City Twitter department may have won the internet with this Twitter Q&A. I presume the hashtag was their sole reason for asking Jesus Navas get involved. Needless to say it resulted in some mighty fine pisstaking. #askjesus you walked on water but can you do it on a cold Wednesday night in Stoke? — Man utd (@TheMUFCtweets) July 28, 2014 What are you like on crosses? #ASKJESUS — Unredacted Blue (@quagmireisablue) July 28, 2014 You fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fis ...
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Man City run #AskJesus Q&A with Navas on Twitter, hilarity ensues

Jul 28 2014 6:31am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

#ASKJESUS: Got a question for @JNavas? We're sitting down with him today so get them in now! #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Slr8XcM9TA — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 28, 2014 Is this clever from Manchester City’s social media department? #AskJesus is currently one of the top trends in the UK after Manchester City promised a Q&A with their Spanish winger Jesus Navas. After signing from Sevilla, Navas was an instant hit down the right ...
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Manchester City Tried Using #AskJesus Hashtag for Interview with Jesus Navas

Jul 28 2014 6:11am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City did a Twitter question-and-answer session with their Spain winger Jesus Navas. At the best of times, these Q and A's can get hijacked by witty users, but the hashtag #AskJesus really was only ever going to go one way... #ASKJESUS: Got a question for @JNavas? We're sitting down with him today so get them in now! #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Slr8XcM9TA — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 28, 2014 Man Cit ...
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1 day ago

Manchester City vs. AC Milan: Reactions from ICC Opener as City Run Riot

Jul 27 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City opened their International Champions Cup campaign in some style in Pittsburgh, blowing away AC Milan by a 5-1 scoreline.  City were up by a pair inside a quarter-hour thanks to Stevan Jovetic and Scott Sinclair and bagged a second pair in the next 15 minutes through Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho. Sulley Muntari tapped home just before half-time and Jovetic picked up his brace just s ...
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