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to 5th in EPL
SOUTHAMPTON, England---Alexis Sanchez pro-
duced a clinical finish to set Arsenal on its way to
a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League
yesterday, keeping alive the team's ambitions of
qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Sanchez moved onto 20 league goals for the season
when he collected Mesut Ozil's first-time through-
ball and deceived two defenders with a clever turn
inside the area, before slotting home a low finish in
the 60th minute.
"That's Alexis," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
said. "He is always tricky to stop, very good in a short
space once he has the ball in the box."
Olivier Giroud---just on as a substitute---added
the second goal in the 83rd, heading home after
Sanchez's cross was helped back into the middle by
Arsenal is making a traditional late-season charge
in a bid to seal a top-four finish, with this fourth win
in its last five league games lifting Wenger's side above
Manchester United and into fifth place. Arsenal is
three points behind fourth-place Manchester City,
and four points behind third-place Liverpool with
a game in hand.
"I wish we'd found this before," Arsenal defender
Shkodran Mustafi said," but we have three games left."
Those games are against Stoke, Sunderland and
Everton, teams who have little left to play for. Liver-
pool finishes the season at home to already-relegated
Middlesbrough but could encounter more problems
on Sunday at West Ham, which has found some form
and beat second-place Tottenham last week.
The only negative for Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium
was right wing back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limp-
ing off injured in the 36th minute. Key centre back
Laurent Koscielny had already failed a late fitness test.
Arsenal has kept three clean sheets in its last four
games, having recently switched to a three-man de-
MADRID---Defending champion Real Madrid
withstood an early onslaught by Atletico Madrid
to reach a third Champions League final in four
years despite a 2-1 loss to its city rival yesterday.
Atletico, which trailed 3-0 after the first leg, scored
twice in the first 16 minutes at the Vicente Calderon
Stadium to move within a goal of sending the sem-
Madrid and Real
ifinal, second-leg into extra time.
But Francisco "Isco" Alarcon netted a crucial away
goal for Real Madrid before halftime to secure a 4-2
victory on aggregate and a spot in the final against
Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff.
Madrid will try to become the first team to win
back-to-back titles since the competition's new
format was created in 1992.
Madrid will be the first team to have a chance to
defend its title since Manchester United made it to
consecutive finals in 2008-09.
Atletico ends its Champions League campaign
without a shot at the title and with its fourth straight
elimination to its powerful Spanish rival.
Madrid defeated Atletico in the final last year and
in 2014, and also eliminated the crosstown opponent
in the quarterfinals in 2015.
Atletico kept its hopes alive yesterday by scoring
two early goals to ignite the crowd at the packed
Saul Niguez netted the first goal with a header off
a corner in the 12th minute, and Antoine Griezmann
added to the lead four minutes later by converting a
penalty after Fernando Torres was tripped by defender
Griezmann, who had missed a penalty in last year's
final against Madrid, slipped slightly just as he was
taking the shot.
Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas got his glove to
the ball, but couldn't keep it out.
Wednesday 24th May, 2017
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