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LEICESTER---Chelsea staged a second-
half comeback to beat Leicester 3--1 yes-
terday and move to within three points of
capturing the Premier League trophy.
Jose Mourinho s side holds a 13-point
lead and can clinch a first league title in
five years by beating Crystal Palace at home
Marc Albrighton s goal in first-half injury
time raised relegation-threatened Leicester s
hopes of a fifth straight win, and it sparked
Chelsea into life.
Veteran striker Didier Drogba equalised
in the 48th minute for his first goal in 20
games, captain John Terry prodded in from
close range in the 79th and Ramires slammed
in the third four minutes later.
"Almost there," said Terry. "We ve been
the best side all season ... the players and
manager deserve a lot of respect, we ve been
great all year."
Chelsea is unbeaten since January 1 and
has only lost twice in the league all season.
"I think it is phenomenal what they are
doing," said Mourinho, who has batted away
suggestions in recent days that his team is
boring. "Top of the league since Day 1---it s
Chelsea has four games left to secure a
second trophy of the season, having already
won the League Cup. But Terry said the
team was keen to do it in front of its own
fans on Sunday.
Leicester remained one point clear of the
relegation zone after a remarkable recovery
from being in last place at the start of the
In the first half, Leicester s movement
and quick passing troubled Chelsea, with
speedy forward Jamie Vardy running clear
and crossing for Albrighton to sidefoot home
in the third minute of injury time.
But Chelsea dominated the second half,
with Leicester unable to swing the momen-
tum back its way having made two early
substitutions because of injuries to Andy
King and Robert Huth.
Drogba steered in a cut-back from
Branislav Ivanovic, and Chelsea created
numerous openings before Gary Cahill
glanced on a corner and fellow centre back
Terry pounced after the ball was parried by
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Chelsea a win away from league title
Rodriguez scored a
stunning goal to lead
Real Madrid to a 3--0
win over Almeria yes-
terday that kept his side
two points behind leader
Barcelona in the final
stretch of the Spanish
league title race.
Madrid out of its lethar-
gic first-half performance
by volleying home a
long-range strike seconds
before the break at San-
tiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Mauro Dos Santos
deflected a pass meant
for Cristiano Ronaldo
into his own goal in the
49th, and defender
Alvaro Arbeloa sealed the
win from Javier Hernan-
dez s pass.
With four rounds left,
Madrid next faces a
FRANKFURT---Maxi Arnold scored two goals to
help Wolfsburg beat third-division Arminia Biele-
feld 4--0 yesterday and secure a place in the Ger-
man Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.
Daniel Caligiuri set up three goals for the sec-
ond-place team in the Bundesliga, whose only pre-
vious appearance in the final was in 1995, when
it lost 3--0 to Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Dortmund beat Bayern Munich on penalties in
the other semifinal on Tuesday. The final is May
30 in Berlin. Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2--0 in last
season s semifinals.
Arnold opened the scoring in the fourth minute
and Luiz Gustavo doubled the lead in the 32nd.
Ivan Perisic made it 3--0 in the 51st and Arnold
scored his second in the 55th. (AP)
German Cup final
MILAN---Runaway Serie A leader Juventus beat
Fiorentina 3--2 yesterday but its title celebrations
were delayed by Lazio s 4--0 victory over a Parma
side which is now certain to be relegated.
Fiorentina took the lead through a Gonzalo
Rodriguez penalty but goals from Fernando Llorente
and Carlos Tevez turned the match around before
Gonzalo missed a second penalty.
Tevez, the league s leading scorer, sealed the
result with his 20th Serie A goal of the season
before Josip Ilicic netted a late consolation goal.
Juventus remained 14 points clear of Lazio and
will clinch a fourth successive title with a win at
Sampdoria on Saturday.
Roma won 3--0 at Sassuolo to stay third.
Other results: AC Milan 1, Genoa 3; ChievoVerona
1, Cagliari 0; Palermo 2, Torino 2; Sampdoria 1,
Hellas Verona 1. (AP)
tough visit at Sevilla on
Saturday, while Barcelona
plays at last-place Cor-
doba. Then both title
rivals will turn to first-
leg semifinals in the
Champions League when
Madrid visits Juventus
and Barcelona hosts Bay-
ern Munich next week.
Sevilla extended its
undefeated streak to ten
rounds after Carlos Bacca
and Jose Antonio Reyes
shone in its 3--1 win at
Eibar on Wednesday.
An audacious solo
effort by Fernando Tor-
res gave Atletico Madrid
a 1--0 win at Villarreal.
Madrid two points behind Barcelona
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