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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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Oct 1 2014 12:15am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City have a handful of players who did not do much to earn their hefty paychecks in City's home Champions League draw with Roma. In the end, though, it is City's manager who has the most to answer for. Joe Hart made another high-profile mistake in the City goal, leaving his line far too late to account for Francesco Totti's equalizer. But Hart did not put his own name on the team sh ...
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Manchester City Make Qualification a Difficult Prospect After Mistakes vs. Roma

Sep 30 2014 5:36pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

MANCHESTER, England — Etihad StadiumManchester City left themselves a mountain to climb in their quest to qualify for the Champions League last 16 for the second consecutive year when their 1-1 draw at home with Roma left them with just one point from two games in Group E. It leaves Manuel Pellegrini with much to ponder after another European display against a side possessing technical quality saw City overrun in midfield for large periods. Pellegrini’s insistence on playing two in mid ...
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Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-1 Roma

Sep 30 2014 4:36pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Francesco Totti became the oldest player to score in the Champions League as he helped Roma to a 1-1 draw at Manchester City. Sergio Agüero initially gave the hosts the lead after a clumsy foul from Maicon within five minutes of kick-off, but Totti and Roma responded well and went on to dominate the match. Do you agree with our ratings? Have your say in the comments below! Manchester City Joe Hart – 6 - Untested For all Roma’s dominance, the ...
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Sep 30 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Sport-The Guardian

Aleksandar Kolarov ends up with egg on his face; Jesús Navas the flying wing crashes and burns; Citys defensive old firm reunite but are undone; ageing Roma let th ...
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3 things we learned from Manchester City's draw against AS Roma

Sep 30 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: SBNation

AS Roma earned an important point away at Manchester City in Tuesday's Champions League clash. Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to AS Roma in their crucial Champions League group stage clash on Tuesday. The hosts went ahead in the game's opening exchanges, only to be pegged back by their Italian visitors midway through the first half. After an even game, neither side could have complaints with the final score. The game had barely kicked off before City ...
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Joe Hart returns for Manchester City as Roma hand Alessandro Florenzi a start

Sep 30 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Manuel Pellegrini has given Joe Hart the nod in goal for the Citizens, while Alessandro Florenzi's recent good form has earned him a start for Roma. The big selection news ahead of Manchester City's Champions League game at home to AS Roma on Tuesday is the selection of Joe Hart ahead of Willy Caballero in the hosts' goal. He was omitted in the Premier League win over Hull City on the weekend, though Manuel Pellegrini has trusted him with th ...
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Manchester City vs. Roma: Injury Situation to Shape Manuel Pellegrini's Plans

Sep 29 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manchester City's Champions League campaign continues on Tuesday with a home clash against Italian giants Roma. With City currently three points behind their opponents, this match will go a long way in deciding who will likely accompany Bayern Munich out of the group stage. This is almost a must-win for Manuel Pellegrini's men, and the manager will have some big decisions to make ahead of this huge encounter. The biggest issue for the squad recently has been the injur ...
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Manuel Pellegrini Makes the Right Adjustments as Manchester City See off Hull

Sep 27 2014 12:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

HULL, England — Manchester City threw away a two-goal lead before rallying in the second half to beat Hull 4-2 in an absorbing contest at the KC Stadium. It’s a result that means City remain five points behind leaders Chelsea, who beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.  Led by a rampaging Sergio Aguero, who looked sharper than he has since January in the early stages, City found themselves 2-0 up after 11 ...
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Man City Boss Manuel Pellegrini Discusses Disagreement With James Milner

Sep 26 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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