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Real down Spurs, Schalke stun Inter

PARIS - Real Madrid and Schalke moved to the brink of the Champions League semi-finals Tuesday after former Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor netted a brace to stun Tottenham 4-0 while former Real legend Raul scored as Schalke stunned holders Inter Milan 5-2 in the San Siro. Adebayor, on loan at Real from Manchester City, rose high after just four minutes to head home from a Mesut Ozil corner.
And he repeated the dose 12 minutes into the second half after a Marcelo cross from the

Spurs hold off Milan as Schalke vanquish Valencia

PARIS - Tottenham withstood an AC Milan onslaught to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Schalke came from behind to overcome Spanish high-fliers Valencia. Champions League debutants Spurs produced a masterful defensive display to secure a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane, after Peter Crouch's 80th-minute goal had given them a 1-0 win in the first leg at San Siro. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri named an attacking line-up and saw his side go close on several

Youth’s murder in Lyari spurs outrage

KARACHI - Lyari turned into a battlefield and enraged members of the Kutchi community blocked the Mauripur Road on Saturday following the murder of a teenage boy. A clash broke out when activists of the People's Amn Committee (PAC) tried to stop the Kutchi Rabita Committee (KRC) from setting up barriers on the streets of Moosa Lane in the wee hours of the day.
Nineteen-year-old Imran Muhammad Hussain of the Kutchi community was shot dead and seven others were injured in the

Spurs down Villa courtesy Van der Vaart

BIRMINGHAM - Rafael Van der Vaart was the scourge of Aston Villa yet again as he marked his return from injury with two goals to hand 10-man Tottenham a deserved 2-1 victory on Sunday.
The Dutch international, who netted both of Tottenham's goals in the October win over Villa, scored in each half as Harry Redknapp's side kicked off the busy Premier League Christmas period with a win to keep them in the hunt for a Champions League place.
Spurs's victory was especially

Spurs set to loan out Woodgate

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said Jonathan Woodgate could go out on loan in a bid to boost the defender's recovery from a longstanding groin injury. But he was adamant Luka Modric would not be going anywhere despite reports Premier League champions Chelsea were interested in the Croatia playmaker.
Former Real Madrid centre-back Woodgate returned to training this week after more than a year out of action. Redknapp reckons the 30-year-old could return to

United, Spurs desperate to avoid Barcelona trial

PARIS: Manchester United and Barcelona complete the formalities of the Champions League group phase on Tuesday, desperately playing down their roles as favourites but also keen to get their mathematics right.
United face fellow second-round qualifiers Valencia at Old Trafford with the only issue at stake being who finishes top of Group C.
The Spanish side are three points behind but to take top spot they must become the first team to score against Sir Alex Ferguson's men in

KESC plants’ maintenance spurs power outages

KARACHI: While people in the city are facing unabated power outages, The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has started "preventive maintenance" of its power plants, to be completed during the next five months, causing further electricity shortages.
According to sources in KESC the maintenance works of all power generating units were to be carried out to ensure the functions of all plants during the summers. With the change in weather, which they claimed, was the perfect time

Spurs, Benfica and Valencia relaunch last 16 bids

PARIS: Tottenham Hotspur, Benfica and Valencia relaunched their respective bids for a place in the lucrative last 16 of the Champions League with resounding wins in the fourth round of group games on Tuesday.
Spurs, who staged a remarkable comeback a fortnight ago in a 4-3 defeat away to Inter Milan, outclassed the defending champions 3-1 at White Hart Lane with another fine display of attacking football inspired by Welsh winger Gareth Bale.
Benfica still sit third in Group

Bale hits treble in Spurs loss, Rooneyless United win

A second half Gareth Bale hat-trick enabled Tottenham Hotspur to limit the damage on Wednesday but was still not enough to stave off a Champions League loss at holders Inter Milan in a seven-goal thriller.
Manchester United, meanwhile, missing injured and want-away striker Wayne Rooney, thanked an early Nani goal to see off Turkey's Bursaspor at Old Trafford to go two points clear of Rangers in Group C after the Scots could only draw 1-1 at home to Valencia.