Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Vancouver Whitecaps FC made hard work of
the playoff push but ultimately secured a spot in the postseason with a 1-0
defeat of the Colorado Rapids at BC Place on Saturday.
The Portland Timbers earned a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas earlier on Saturday,
meaning that the ‘Caps would only sneak into the postseason with a win against
Vancouver was made to wait until the 69th minute for a winner as Kendall
Waston nodded home a corner kick to ensure the victory continue
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – Fabian Espindola struck four minutes from
time to help D.C. United close out its regular season with a 1-1 draw against
the Montreal Impact at the Stade Saputo on Saturday.
Marco Di Vaio handed the hosts the lead in the 26th minute when he latched on
to Dilly Duka’s through ball and fired a shot past Bill Hamid at the near
Montreal held the narrow lead until the closing stages when Espindola worked a
short corner kick with Samuel Inkoom, drifted inside and lashed home a left-
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Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – Real Madrid fell behind early but stormed
back to collect a 3-1 win in El Clasico at the Bernabeu on Saturday, handing
Barcelona its first defeat of the La Liga season.
Neymar granted the visitors the lead after only four minutes, but Madrid
rallied through Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema to move to 21 points
on the season, bringing the Merengues to within one point of the Catalans at
the top of the table.
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Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – A pair of penalties from Lucas Moura
helped Paris Saint-Germain collect a 3-0 victory over Bordeaux at the Parc des
Princes on Saturday.
The reigning Ligue 1 champions were largely held in check for the opening
period as their first genuine scoring opportunity came in the 39th minute when
David Luiz rattled the woodwork with a splendid free kick.
The hosts did, however, manage to break through before the interval as Marco
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Amsterdam, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) – A strong second half helped Ajax
claim a 3-1 victory over Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday, bringing the club to
within one point of top spot in the Eredivisie.
Anwar El-Ghazi had put Ajax in front after only 10 minutes, but Fernando Lewis
struck in the 28th to bring Go Ahead Eagles level.
Ajax would not be denied, though, as Arkadiusz Milik provided the go-ahead
goal in the 55th minute before Lasse Schoene wrapped up the affair with an
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