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Madrid holds off Bayern to win first leg
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Karim Benzema (center) tapped in the only goal from a few yards in the first half.
Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - A first-half goal from Karim Benzema handed Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Madrid was the better side in the first half and took the lead after 19 minutes through Karim Benzema before squandering a pair of good chances prior to halftime.

Bayern had more possession in the second half but was largely ineffective until the final 10 minutes, when the Bavarians generated a pair of chances that went unconverted.   continue>>

Moyes was designed to fail at United
Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Not many professional football organizations have enjoyed the benefit of longevity at the managerial position, but Manchester United is not like other clubs.

After a heavenly 26-and-a-half-year spell under Sir Alex Ferguson - a stretch that oddly enough began with sizable turmoil - the Red Devils were made to come back down to reality when the legendary Scottish manager called it quits at the end of last season.  continue>>

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