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Manchester United stun Juventus in Turin

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Manchester United stun Juventus in Turin

The never say die spirit of Manchester United was on display again on Wednesday night as the team scored twice in the final five minutes to seal a famous comeback 1-2 victory over Juventus in Turin.

Many had written off the Red Devils before the kick off at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Wednesday.

It looked as though Jose Mourinho would be heading for a second defeat at the hands of the Italian champions in the space of two weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in stunning fashion shortly after the hour mark to end his five-match goal drought.

Juventus hit the woodwork twice and squandered a host of golden chances to add to their advantage in the second half. They were punished for that profligacy in the closing stages as United produced a late show to inflict a first defeat of the season on their hosts.

Juan Mata levelled things up with an 86th-minute free kick before Leonardo Bonucci inadvertently turned the ball into his own net four minutes later to secure a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils who have a derby duel this weekend.

In other centres there were big wins for Real Madrid and Manchester City who scored a combined 11 goals against their opponents.

Results

Bayern Munich 2-0 AEK Athens

Benefits 1-1 Ajax

Lyon 2-2 Hoffenheim

Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

CSKA Moscow 1-2 Roma

Viktoria Plzen 0-5 Real Madrid

Valencia 3-1 Young Boys

Juventus 1-2 Manchester United

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Maradona plans to remain as head coach of Dorados

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Maradona named coach again - Premium Times Nigeria

 

Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Friday appeared to backtrack on plans to quit as head coach of Mexican second division side Dorados at the end of the season, Xinhua news agency reported.

Maradona said earlier this month that he was considering leaving because of alleged bias from referees towards opposition teams.

However, the 58-year-old changed his tone after Dorados’ 1-0 home victory over Cimarrones de Sonora in their Ascenso MX quarterfinal first leg.

“I have to talk to (team owner) Jorge Alberto Hank, because I have ideas for the next tournament for Dorados. I feel an attachment with the club and I’ll defend my players to the death,” he told reporters.

The result extended Dorados’ unbeaten run to 10 matches.

The 1986 World Cup winner took charge of Dorados in September, guiding them to last season’s playoffs following six wins in seven matches.

 

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Michael Jordan praises Tiger Woods, says his Masters victory is greatest comeback

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ Masters victory last weekend is the greatest comeback of all-time.

“He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit,” M.J. told The Athletic … “To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.”

“I never thought he’d get back physically.He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now.”

M.J. added, “He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable.”

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Chet Coppock dies from injuries sustained during ghastly auto crash

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Chicago sports broadcasting icon, Chet Coppock has died  April 6 car after the accident in South Carolina.

Known as ‘The Godfather of Sports, Coppock was seated in the passenger seat during the crash, according to Chicago’s ABC affiliate.

The driver, a woman only identified as a 50-year-old from Hammond, Indiana crossed over the media and struck another vehicle head on before colliding with a third vehicle.

The driver’s condition has not been publicized.

Following the crash, which took place near the South Carolina-Georgia border, Coppock was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where he ultimately died on Wednesday.

According to his former wife Anna Marie Busalacchi, Coppock’s family was by his side.

Investigators are continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Coppock’s daughter Lyndsey announced her father’s death on Facebook.

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