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Andrea Pirlos sumptuous free kick earned Juventus a place in the Europa League quarterfinals, where the competition favourites were joined in an attractive
lineup by Sevilla after its penalty-shootout win over fierce Spanish rival Real
Betis on Thursday. wholesale nba jerseys china . Portuguese sides Benfica and Porto also advanced to the last eight while Basel overcame an
early red card to win 2-1 at Salzburg and progress from a last-16 second leg
that was briefly suspended because of crowd trouble. Lyon, Valencia and AZ
Alkmaar will also be in Fridays draw in Nyon, Switzerland, where the team to
avoid will be Juventus -- even though the Italian champions made heavy work of
their all-Italian last-16 match against Fiorentina. Having drawn 1-1 at home in
the first leg, Juve was staring at elimination on the away-goals rule until
Fiorentina defender Gonzalo Rodriguez was dismissed in the 69th minute for a
second booking. From the resulting free kick at the edge of the area, Pirlo
stepped up and whipped a brilliant strike into the top corner to seal a 1-0 win.
The classy Italy midfielder shows no sign of decline at the age of 34 -- he
scored a similarly sublime free kick for his team in a last-gasp league win over
Genoa on Sunday, which kept Juve 14 points clear in Serie A and on course to
defend its title. Juventus will be hosting the Europa League final on May 14 and
the runaway Italian league leader may yet be playing in the showpiece match in
front of its own fans. Sevilla overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit courtesy of
goals by Jose Antonio Reyes and Carlos Bacca, earning a 2-0 win that sent the
match to penalties. Sevillas first spot kick by Vitolo was saved but Alfred
NDiaye and Nono failed to find the target with Betis last two attempts, putting
the two-time winners through 4-3 on penalties. Benfica remained on course for a
return to the final after surviving a late fightback by Tottenham to draw 2-2 in
their second leg and advance 5-3 on aggregate. Two goals in less than two
minutes by Nacer Chadli put Spurs 2-1 ahead on the night and gave them 11
minutes to score another, which would have forced extra time. The English team
missed a number of chances before conceding a penalty deep into injury time,
converted by Lima. There was no repeat of the touchline spat between rival
coaches Jorge Jesus and Tim Sherwood form the first leg -- Sherwood opted to sit
in the stands and stay out of trouble. Portos 1-0 lead from its first leg
against Napoli was wiped out by Goran Pandevs deft finish in the 21st minute.
The Italian side dominated but was picked off on counterattacks through goals by
Nabil Ghilas in the 69th and Ricardo Quaresma in the 76th. Quaresma, the
mercurial playmaker, finished off a flowing move by jinking between two
defenders and slamming a shot high into the net for the goal of the evening.
Duvan Zapatas consolation goal earned Napoli a 2-2 draw but it exited 3-2 on
aggregate, denying coach Rafael Benitez the opportunity to retain the title he
won when in interim charge of Chelsea last season. Players were taken off the
pitch by the referee for about 10 minutes midway through the first half of
Salzburg-Basel after missiles, including fireworks, were thrown onto the field
of play by Basel fans. The score was 1-0 to Salzburg at the time after Jonatan
Sorianos competition-high eighth goal in the Europa League, while Basel was down
to 10 men after Marek Suchys straight red in the ninth minute. However, Marco
Streller and Gaston Sauro scored headed goals in the second half for the Swiss
team and Salzburg also ended the match with 10 men after Alan received a second
yellow card for trying a bicycle kick and hitting Basel defender Philipp Degen
in the face. Lyon lost 2-1 at Viktoria Plzen but advanced 5-3 on aggregate,
Valencia beat Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 thanks to Paco Alcacers 59th-minute goal
and advanced 4-0 on aggregate. AZ Alkmaar drew 0-0 at Anzhi Makhachkala for a
1-0 aggregate victory. cheap nba jerseys . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve
during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715,
Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. nba jerseys from china . -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has a broken bone below his right eye after being struck by a bad-hop grounder,
sidelining the star slugger for at least a week with opening day on
deck.Roberto Luongo will looking to erase some painful memories as he leads the
Vancouver Canucks against the Bruins tonight. Luongo will be making his first
start at the TD Garden since Game 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final when he
surrendered three first period goals in a potential Cup-clinching game for the
Canucks. The Canucks will try to avoid matching their longest winless streak of
the season on Tuesday night as they visit the Atlantic Division-leading Bruins.
The Canucks have lost four straight in regulation, one setback shy of their
longest stretch without a win this season done twice before. Vancouver was able
to earn some points over those earlier droughts, going 0-3-2 from Nov. 9-19 and
0-2-3 from Dec. 30-Jan. 7. Vancouver is holding on to the eighth spot in the
Western Conference by just a single point over the Phoenix Coyotes and were
unable to get a spark from the return of both coach John Tortorella and captain
Henrik Sedin on Monday. Tortorella returned to the bench after serving a 15-day
suspension for his actions in a game versus the Calgary Flames on Jan. 18,
missing six games. Sedin was absent for each one due to a rib injury that halted
his consecutive games played streak at 679 and was held off the scoresheet in
last nights 2-0 setback to the Detroit Red Wings. Eddie Lack made 28 saves in
the second contest of a five-game road trip, but Detroit got eight saves from
Jonas Gustavsson in the first period before he exited due to dizziness.
Jimmy Howard stopped all 16 Vancouver shots he faced the rest of the way. "We
cant buy a win right now," Lack said. "Im trying to do my job and keep us in
every game. Its tough." After Detroit scored the games first goal early in the
second period, David Booth was hooked on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot.
However, Howard turned his chance aside to leave the Canucks and Tortorella
frustrated. "We need to change the complexion of our hockey club, either with
our play or with different people, because we looked like a slow hockey team
tonight," noted Tortorella. "Were going to keep on banging away to try and get
better, but its very frustrating to see the same looks. It worries me. Ill leave
it at that." One change that could happen tonight is the insertion of defenseman
Raphael Diaz into the lineup. He was acquiredd in a trade with the Montreal
Canadiens on Monday for forward Dale Weise. cheap authentic nba jerseys. Diaz could make his debut with the Canucks tonight after notching 11 assists and a minus-4 rating in 43 games with the Habs
this season. Hell help fill a void on the back end left by injuries to
Kevin Bieksa (foot) and Christopher Tanev (thumb). The Bruins will host the
Canucks to close a four-game homestand and are 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
That stretch includes a disappointing and lackluster 4-1 loss to Montreal on
Thursday, but Boston rebounded to secure a 4-0 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers
on Saturday. Chad Johnson made 22 saves in his first shutout of the season and
second of his career, while Boston scored three times in the third period to
break open a close game. Dougie Hamilton started the burst 6:43 into the frame
before Carl Soderberg and Torey Krug followed with goals. David Krejci also lit
the lamp and Zdeno Chara added a pair of assists for the Bruins, who posted 19
of their 41 shots in the third period. "Well, I think so -- a much better game
tonight in all aspects of it," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien comparing
the game to Thursdays loss to Montreal. "Thought that goal by Dougie kind of
made everybody relax a little bit more and our game seemed to get better after
that too." Boston leads the Tampa Bay Lightning by four points for the top spot
in the division and will have Chara in the lineup tonight for the last time
before the Olympic break. The hulking defenseman will not play on Thursday in
St. Louis or Saturday versus Ottawa as he had earlier been selected to carry
Slovakias flag during the Opening Ceremonies on Friday for the 2014 Winter Games
in Sochi, Russia. The Bruins have lost three of their last four versus the
Canucks, including a 6-2 setback on Dec. 14 that marked the first time the two
clubs met in Vancouver since Boston won Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
Tuukka Rask got the start for the Bruins, but was pulled early in the second
period after allowing four goals on 23 shots. He fell to 0-1-1 with a 3.38 goals
against average in his career versus the Canucks. Sedin had a goal and an assist
in the victory, while Roberto Luongo posted 39 saves to improve to 12-10-3 in
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