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Football: Paraguay hold Germany in six-goal thriller

Germany had to fight back from two goals down to share a 3-3 draw with Paraguay in Wednesday's warm-up friendly in Kaiserslautern ahead of the return of World Cup qualifying. Paraguay looked to be heading for a first win over the hosts after bagging two goals in the first 15 minutes against a strong Germany team missing only Bayern Munich pair Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Goetze. Goals by Paraguay striker Jose Ariel Nunez and midfielder Wilson Pittoni were cancelled out when Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Mueller pulled Germany back to 2-2 in a busy opening half-hour.

Football: Hamburg express Santa Cruz interest - report

Hamburg want to sign Paraguay forward Roque Santa Cruz, whose contract is up at Manchester City, the German club's new sporting director Oliver Kreuzer told Bild. Santa Cruz, 31, spent last season on loan at Spanish side Malaga. He failed to settle at City since his £17.5 million ($27.4 million, 20.6 million-euro) move from Blackburn Rovers in 2009. "When that kind of player is on the market you have to worry," said Kreuzer. "Santa Cruz is the kind of player we're looking for... and on top of that, he's available (for free), which is also important."

Tigre tops Libertad, advances to Copa Libertadores knockout phase

Asuncion, Apr 19 (EFE).- Argentine soccer club Tigre scored a 5-3 road victory here over Paraguay's Libertad behind two goals each by Matias Perez Garcia and Ruben Botta to advance to the knockout phase of the Copa Libertadores tournament. Botta found the back of the net in the 10th and 78th minutes, while Perez Garcia scored in the 28th and 54th minutes of Thursday's game at Dr. Nicolas Leoz Stadium in Asuncion. Gaston Diaz also added another goal for Tigre off a penalty kick in the 35th minute.

Paraguayan hooligans attack Argentine fans in Libertadores Cup

Paraguayan hooligans attacked several Argentine soccer fans who were being treated in a hospital in Paraguay's capital Asuncion for cuts and scrapes sustained during a regional tournament match, Argentine media sources reported Friday.The incident occurred Thursday following a Libertadores Cup game between Paraguayan team Olimpia and Argentine team Newell's, during which rocks and stones hailed on Newell's fans.Media reports said about a dozen hooligans "armed with sticks and knives" burst into Asuncion's Emergency Medical Center Thursday night and attacked the Argentine fans

Newcomer Malaga advances to Champions League quarters

Malaga, Spain, Mar 13 (EFE).- Malaga will be playing in its first Champions League quarterfinals after a 2-0 win here Wednesday over Porto in the second leg of their elimination contest. The Spanish club had to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Portugal. Porto dominated in the early going on Wednesday and Malaga's first scoring chance came only after 35 minutes.

Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 7 results and standings

March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 7 matches on Tuesday Tuesday, March 5 Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) 1 Universidad de Chile (Chile) 2 Olimpia (Paraguay) 2 CD Lara (Venezuela) 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Universidad de Chile 3 2 0 1 4 4 6 2 Olimpia 3 1 1 1 6 5 4 3 CD Lara 3 1 1 1 4 5 4 4 Newell's Old Boys 3 1 0 2 5 5 3

Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 7 results and standings

Feb 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 7 matches on Thursday Thursday, February 21 CD Lara (Venezuela) 2 Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) 1 Tuesday, February 19 Olimpia (Paraguay) 3 Universidad de Chile (Chile) 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Newell's Old Boys 2 1 0 1 4 3 3 1 Olimpia 2 1 0 1 4 3 3 3 CD Lara 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 3 Universidad de Chile 2 1 0 1 2 3 3

Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 7 results and standings

Feb 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 7 matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 19 Olimpia (Paraguay) 3 Universidad de Chile (Chile) 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Newell's Old Boys 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 2 Olimpia 2 1 0 1 4 3 3 3 Universidad de Chile 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 4 CD Lara 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Next Fixtures (GMT): Thursday, February 21 CD Lara (Venezuela) v Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) (2215)

Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 7 results and standings

Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 7 matches on Thursday Thursday, February 14 Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) 3 Olimpia (Paraguay) 1 Tuesday, February 12 Universidad de Chile (Chile) 2 CD Lara (Venezuela) 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Newell's Old Boys 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 2 Universidad de Chile 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 3 Olimpia 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 CD Lara 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 7 results and standings

Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 7 matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 12 Universidad de Chile (Chile) 2 CD Lara (Venezuela) 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Universidad de Chile 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Newell's Old Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Olimpia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 CD Lara 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Next Fixtures (GMT): Thursday, February 14 Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) v Olimpia (Paraguay) (2145)
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