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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth
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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth

Oct 11 2013, 9:24pm CDT | by IANS

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 (IANS) Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 — Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile. Barcelona forward...

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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth

Oct 11 2013, 9:24pm CDT | by IANS

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 (IANS) Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 — Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez netted twice and Arturo Vidal added another before half-time as Chile looked set for a shock victory at Estadio Metropolitano, Xinhua reported. But Carlos Carmona's second yellow card for handball just after the hour changed the course of the match.

Shortly after, Teofilo Gutierrez bundled the ball in after a penalty-area scramble and the goal provided the spark the hosts needed.

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao landed the decisive blows by coolly converting two penalties after fouls by Francisco Silva and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, both on James Rodriguez.

"At half-time we told each other that we could come back," a jubilant Falcao said after the match. "Thankfully we were able to turn it around, we couldn't leave Barranquilla with a loss."

Meanwhile Ecuador secured at least a play-off berth at next year's tournament in Brazil with a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in Quito.

Jefferson Montero struck for the hosts in the 30th minute as Reinaldo Rueda's team ended a four-match winless streak.

Colombia will travel to Paraguay; Chile host Ecuador and Uruguay are at home to Argentina - the only other South American team to already qualify -in the final round of matches Tuesday.

The top four teams from the Conmebol zone earn automatic qualification while the fifth will vie for a spot against the fifth ranked team from Asia.

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Barcelona Clean Sheet Record Disguises Issues Ahead of Champions League, Clasico

Oct 20 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Luis Enrique enters the biggest week of his career as a coach, with Barcelona preparing to face Ajax in the Champions League and then Real Madrid at the weekend, but his defence is creakier than it looks. Normally, the midweek match wouldn't be so important, but having lost away against Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona need to get their European campaign back on track. Then, on Saturday, they face what is, on paper, their toughest game of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu ...
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World XI This Season: Three Chelsea Stars Included, As Well As Real Madrid’s Phenomenon

Oct 8 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Barcelona superstars also make the cut!SEE MORE: Mary Plaza: Check out Alexis’s fling Man City Reus: Sky Blues chasing German Chelsea wages: How the Blues are paidWith league and European campaigns properly underway all over Europe right now, we felt it apt to compile our World XI based on this season’s performances only…While some predictable names make the side, a star from both Marseille and Wolfsburg has also been selected.What do you think…?GK) Claudio Bravo – ...
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Chile v Peru: Bravo set for appearance record

Oct 8 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Soccerway

Claudio Bravo is set to become Chile's record cap-holder when his country host Peru in a friendly on Friday. ...
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(Image) Barcelona Take To Instagram To Highlight Clean Sheet Record

Oct 6 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Barcelona have enjoyed a near-perfect start to the season... Spanish giants and Barcelona have taken to Instagram to boast of their new record: Claudio Bravo has become the first goalkeeper in La Liga history to not concede a goal in the first 630 minutes of play. SEE MORE: Hottest TV presenters: Most beautiful sports show hosts in the world! Top 100 Sexiest Football WAGs In The World 2014. Stunning Gallery! 50 Really Hot Women In Football Shir ...
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Spanish Paper Talk: Carlo Ancelotti Insists Real Madrid Are ‘Better Than Last Year’

Oct 5 2014 3:51am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Cristiano Ronaldo to withstand the pain and lead the attack... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that the club are stronger than they were last year.  Image courtesy of Marca. - On The Hunt. - CR7 withstands the pain. - The Pichichi strengthens Los Blancos in their quest for La Liga. - Valencia are contenders; they score goals against Atletico in eight minutes and ...
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Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona: Score, Grades and Reaction from La Liga Game

Oct 4 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

La Liga leaders Barcelona recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, with Lionel Messi and Neymar scoring twice in quick succession in the first half. Hosts Rayo finished the match with just nine players, and both clubs missed a series of chances to add to the score. Barcelona's Claudio Bravo came into this match just 2 minutes shy of setting a new La Liga record for the longest clean streak t ...
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FACT: Barcelona is the FIRST team in La Liga history to not concede in first 7 games of the season

Oct 4 2014 12:59pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona produced an incredible stat at on Saturday in La Liga.Following a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano courtesy of goals from Neymar and Lionel Messi, the Catalan set a new record for their defensive performance. Luis Enrique’s side have now become the first team in La Liga history to not concede a goal in their opening seven games of the season.At the same time, Barcelona goalie Claudio Bravo set a new La Liga clean sheet record in the match.Barcelona are now ...
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3 things we learned from Barcelona's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano

Oct 4 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Rather than change their tactics against Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano opted to play a high line and attack. This was not a great idea. The only big team in La Liga who seems to be coasting along without any serious problems is FC Barcelona, who remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Their victory takes them to the top of the table, over Valencia, who won earlier in ...
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Messi & Neymar guide Barcelona to 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano [Highlights]

Oct 4 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona secured another comfortable win in La Liga as they stretched their clean sheet record since the start of the season.Lionel Messi opened the scoring on 35 minutes with a trademark chip.Neymar doubled the Barcelona lead, firing home a minute later.Related article: Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo sets new La Liga clean sheet record.EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Back Chelsea at 6/1 or Arsenal at amazing 12/1 odds to win + Money Back If You Lose ! Click here to Back Chelsea at 6/1 or Arsenal ...
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Live Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Streaming And La Liga Match Preview

Oct 4 2014 6:34am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Live streaming for the La Liga clash between Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona. Where: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, Madrid When: Saturday 4 October 2014, 5PM Watch live: Click here to watch on NowTV from Sky! Rayo Vallecano have the unenviable task of trying to get a result out of a wounded Barcelona side that suffered a surprise midweek defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday. Enrique is likely to make changes to this team, with Claudio Bravo expected ...
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