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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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Celta Vigo moved to within three points of Barcelona in La Liga with a stunning win at the Nou Camp. Is there a crisis at the Nou Camp? Some will certainly feel that way this evening after Barcelona fell to a second consecutive La Liga defeat, with a second half goal from Joaquin Larrivey enough to secure a stunning victory for Celta Vigo in Catalonia. SEE MORE: Hazard QPR penalty - Dive or no dive? Eight Liverpool playe ...
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With the quarter mark of the La Liga campaign all but upon us, ISF correspondent Jamie Kemp takes a look back on the season so far, to compile a ‘Best XI’ of the the league’s stand-out performers up until this point.   GK – Claudio Bravo, FC B ...
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Free-Kick Golazo! Espanyol’s Anaitz Zabala scores top corner curler v Barcelona [Video]

Oct 29 2014 5:07pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona have been pegged back in the Catalan Supercup tonight.Their city rivals Espanyol scored a second half equalizer via this free-kick golazo from Anaitz Zabala.The Espanyol man- who incidentally was brought to tears after getting the runaround from Gareth Bale last season – curled a beauty right into the cobwebs, leaving Claudio Bravo no chance.It has to be said though – the Barcelona wall wasn’t the most fortified unit, as Munir didn’t even jump and wa ...
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Though Shall Not Pass! Top 20 Goalkeeper Shutout Records, Including Chelsea And Manchester United Legends

Oct 28 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid keepers also feature... With Barcelona's Claudio Bravo recently having his 776 minute clean sheet broken by Real Madrid, we've taken a look at the 19 other keepers with the most time spent between conceding goals. SEE MORE: Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea: Live Streaming Guide & Capital One Cup Preview Power Ranking The 2014 Ballon D’or Candidates From 23-1: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard 20th, Man United’s Angel Di Maria 10 ...
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The casual, understated side of Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliance

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Isco, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are drawing more praise than usual for their performances against Barcelona, but Cristiano Ronaldo was as fantastic as ever. Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal in this Saturday's Clásico was from the penalty spot and he did not directly assist either of Real Madrid's other goals, so he's not drawing the same kind of plaudits as his teammates are for their impressive 3-1 win over Barcelona ...
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El Clasico Gives Learning Curve for Luis Enrique and Signs of Barcelona Attack

Oct 27 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona might have come off second best in El Clasico this past weekend, giving Luis Enrique his first domestic defeat as head coach of the Catalan club in the process, but there was much more to the game than simply who had the best final-third players. The new boss was always likely to be questioned at some point during the season due to his relative inexperience, but perhaps there were a few factors wh ...
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Barcelona Player Ratings From Real Madrid Defeat: Pique Struggles And Messi Anonymous In El Clasico

Oct 25 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

How did the Barcelona side rate in their El Clasico trip to the Bernabeu? SEE MORE: Manchester United v Chelsea: Live streaming guide and Premier League preview Neymar goal video Ronaldo goal video Barcelona conceded their first La Liga goals of the season in defeat to arch rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu this evening, with goals from Pepe and Karim Benzema in the second half proving to be the difference. This is how ...
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Twitter Reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez vs Barcelona

Oct 25 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 at the Bernabeu on Saturday in the first Clasico of the season, taking their La Liga win streak to six matches and closing the gap at the top of the standings to a single point. Barcelona had taken the lead through Neymar after just three minutes, but after that, it was all Real Madrid in  the first half. Los Blancos pushed forward, with Toni Kroos doing a good job controlling possession and James R ...
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Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 El Clásico: Final score 3-1, Los Blancos attack overwhelms Barca

Oct 25 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Blaugrana took the lead early but couldn't hold up defensively against Madrid's relentless attack. Things started great for Barcelona in the first Clásico of the season but their defense couldn't stand up to Real Madrid's lethal attack as Los Blancos won 3-1 at the Bernabéu. Neymar gave Barca a lead less than four minutes in, but a penalty before halftime allowed Madrid to pull even and they overwhelmed the ...
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