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Juventus edges towards title with Bologna victory

Juventus moved closer to a third consecutive Serie A title when a long-range Paul Pogba goal beat a dogged Bologna side 1-0.

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Advantage Liverpool as Chelsea upset

Jubliant: Fabio Borini, centre, celebrates after scoring a penalty to secure Sunderland an upset win over Chelsea and, possibly, Premier League survival.

Tom Williams Sunderland condemned Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory on Saturday that took Liverpool a step closer to the title.

Soccer

Messi will keep leading Barcelona

Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona's leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent weeks, the Spanish team's president says.

Soccer

Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy

Paris St Germain collects its first trophy of the season with Edinson Cavani's double in 2-1 victory over Olympique Lyon.

Schwarzer makes history in Chelsea loss

Calamity: Mark Schwarzer fails to save a penalty during Chjelsea's shock loss to Sunderland in the English Premier League.

Liam Fitzgibbon Mark Schwarzer forces a rewrite of the record books just about every time he takes the field these days.

Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri could switch teams in bid to make World Cup

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri is on the verge of breathing life into his World Cup ambitions with a mid-season transfer.

Soccer

Socceroos have drawn Spain and other top teams in their World Cup group

See you in June: Ange Postecoglou and Spain's Vincente del Bosque.

Michael Lynch Even without facing Brazil, the challenge has been thrown down to the Socceroos.

Soccer

National teams must be prioritised over clubs

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou The opportunity to represent your country at any level is something every young player aspires to.

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How the A-League teams are shaping up

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Michael Lynch Michael Lynch runs the rule over the clubs in 2013-14 and predicts that Victory coach Ange Postecoglou and his Adelaide counterpart Josep Gombau might be facing off in the finale.

Soccer

Pablo Contreras likely to miss ACL Korea game

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is likely to rest veteran Chilean defender Pablo Contreras and leave him out of the travelling party that will fly to Seoul on Sunday as his team faces its...

With a single goal against Adelaide, Mariners keep finals hopes alive

A lone Bernie Ibini goal was enough to seal victory for the Central Coast in their elimination final against Adelaide on Saturday, keeping their A-League title defence on track.

Cancer kills rising football star Dylan Tombides

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Eamonn Duff Football paid tribute on Saturday to young Australian soccer star Dylan Tombides who died on Friday after a three-year battle with testicular cancer.

Soccer

Weekend to savour for Melbourne teams

Melbourne Victory players celebrate with fans

Michael Lynch Strange to think, after Saturday night's barnstorming win over Sydney FC, that Victory was bottom of the league this time last week.

Soccer

Bale's injury rocks Spurs in mixed Europe night for English teams

Gareth Bale.

Andy Scott It was a mixed night for England's trio of contenders in the Europa League on Thursday, with Chelsea winning their quarter-final first leg while Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw and Newcastle...

Football

Mariners v Adelaide 2nd copy

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

EPL clubs could mentor A-League teams

Shigemi Sato The EPL plans to help develop clubs in Asia - including Australia's Asian Champions League representatives, AFC president Mohammed bin Hammam said on Friday.

Squad numbers for ACL teams may be hiked

Guy Hand Football Federation Australia is considering allowing extra players for A-League clubs competing in the Asian Champions League from next year.

Japanese teams set to dominate Asian Cup

Adelaide United's continental credentials will be put to the test on Wednesday when the Australian team meets J-League powerhouse Kashima Antlers.

A-League expands to 10 teams next season

The A-League will expand to a 10-team competition from next season, with Football Federation Australia confirming the entry of two new teams.

Unbeaten teams face off in Copa groups

Five match ups between unbeaten teams take place in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores this week, including one between Boca Juniors and Atlas.