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All you need to know: Friday's live #UEL round of 16 draw
With nine teams now qualified, picks out the key details about Friday's UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw – watch it live from 13:00CET.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Behind the scenes: Roma v Villarreal
The round of 32 draw pitted two Europrean heavyweights together and went backstage for the second meeting between Roma and Villarreal.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Radamel Falcao part one: baseball, rise to fame, Porto success
In the first instalment of this two-part interview, Radamel Falcao discusses rejecting baseball for football, making his senior debut aged 13, moving to River Plate and his whirlwind success at Porto.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:39:00 GMT

How did your Fantasy team do?
Bayern München midfielder Thiago Alcántara was the top Fantasy scorer in the round of 16 first legs with 15 points, two more than Paris Saint-Germain's Ángel Di María; how did your team get on?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:52:00 GMT

Porto still believe after Juventus setback
"The tie looks very, very difficult, but it's not yet done," said Porto coach Nuno Espírto Santo after his side's 2-0 home loss to Juventus, a sentiment shared by Danilo and Felipe.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:00 GMT

Champions League podcast: Khedira, Ranieri, Guardiola
Hear from Sami Khedira, Claudio Ranieri and Stephan Lichtsteiner as our panel reviews the week's action including wins for Juventus and Sevilla in the official UEFA Champions League podcast.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:00 GMT

Leicester grateful for Schmeichel inspiration
Kasper Schmeichel asked "how can you not enjoy nights like this?" after a performance against Sevilla which, his team-mates insisted, kept Leicester in round of 16 contention.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Record-equalling round of 16 first legs come to a close
All eight UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties have a leader – including two with four-goal cushions – following the first legs, with a record-equalling 34 goals scored across the openers.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Yahoo Sports: Soccer
Soccer-Champions Leicester sack manager Ranieri - club (Reuters)
(Adds details) Feb 23 (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday with the Midlands team still in the Champions League but hovering near the relegation zone. Ranieri, whose side are a point and a place above the bottom three, leaves Leicester less then a year after clinching a remarkable English title triumph that stunned the soccer world. "Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first team manager, Claudio Ranieri," the club said in a statement.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:27:48 PST

After papal meeting, Villarreal bows out of Europa League (The Associated Press)

APOEL's Yannis Gianniotas, right, celebrates his goal with his teammate David Barral, against Athletic Bilbao during the Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between APOEL and Athletic Bilbao at the GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

A pre-match gathering with the pope couldn't inspire a memorable fightback by Villarreal in the Europa League. Behind 4-0 after the first leg against Roma in the last 32, Villarreal recovered some pride by winning the return match 1-0 in the Italian capital on Thursday but still bowed out. Rafael Borre scored.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:15:33 PST

Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings (Reuters)
Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, February 23Sport Huancayo 3 Juan Aurich 2 Wednesday, February 22San Martin 3 Sport Rosario 1 Comerciantes Unidos 0 Alianza Lima 2 Sporting Cristal 4 Ayacucho FC 0 Union Comercio 3 Academia Cantolao 1 UTC 1 Deportivo Municipal 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Group A1 Sporting Cristal 4 3 1 0 12 0 10 2 Sport Rosario 4 3 0 1 5 3 9 3 Melgar 3 2 1 0 6 1 7 4 San Martin 4 2 0 2 5 5 6 5 Union Comercio 4 1 1 2 3 6 4 6 Ayacucho FC 4 1 0 3 4 9 3 7 Alianza Atletico 3 1 0 2 1 6 3 8 Academia Cantolao 4 0 1 3 ...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:12:47 PST

Soccer-UEFA Europa League last 32 results (Reuters)
Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Results from the UEFA Europa League Last 32 second leg matches on Thursday Last 32Thursday, February 23, second legAjax Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Legia Warsaw (Poland) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Legia Warsaw - Ajax Amsterdam 0-0. Ajax Amsterdam win 1-0 on aggregate.APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) - Athletic Club (Spain) 2-0 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Athletic Club - APOEL Nicosia 3-2. APOEL Nicosia win 4-3 on aggregate.AS Roma (Italy) - Villarreal (Spain) 0-1 (halftime: 0-1) First leg: Villarreal - AS Roma 0-4. AS Roma win 4-1 on aggregate. ...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:57:48 PST

Soccer-UEFA Europa League last 32 summaries (Reuters)
Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Summaries from the UEFA Europa League Last 32 second leg matches on Thursday Thursday, February 23APOEL Nicosia 2 Pieros Sotiriou 46, Giannis Gianniotas 54pen Red Card: Pieros Sotiriou 65Athletic Club 0 Red Card: Ander Iturraspe 90+1Halftime: 0-0; - - -Ajax Amsterdam 1 Nick Viergever 49 Legia Warsaw 0 Halftime: 0-0;Attendance: 52,285- - -Zenit St Petersburg 3 Giuliano 24,78, Artem Dzyuba 72 Anderlecht 1 Isaac Thelin 90 Halftime: 1-0;Attendance: 17,000- - -AS Roma 0 Red Card: Antonio Ruediger 81Villarreal 1 Rafael Borre 16 Halftime: 0-1;Attendance: 19,495- - -Besiktas 2 ...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:57:47 PST

Soccer-Rooney to stay at Man United (Reuters)
(Adds background, more detail) LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Manchester United's Wayne Rooney intends to stay at the club, ending speculation that he could move to China. “Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," Rooney said in a statement on Thursday. British media had reported that Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, was in China to see if he could negotiate a deal for the England forward to leave United and join the fast-growing Chinese Super League.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:09:27 PST

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