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US, Germany cruise into U17 World Cup quarters
NEW DELHI --- Tim Weah scored
a hat trick as the United States
cruised past Paraguay 5 0 and
quali ied for the quarter inals of
the Under-17 World Cup yesterday.
Weah's irst goal was the only
score of the irst half. Andrew
Carleton and captain Josh Sargent
were also on target in the second
to set up a quarter inal against Eng-
land or Japan on Saturday.
Germany also booked a place in
the last eight by defeating Colom-
bia 4 0. Germany will meet Brazil
or Honduras on Sunday.
Captain Jann-Fiete Arp scored
twice, Yann Bisseck headed in Sah-
verdi Cetin's corner for 3 0 by half-
time, and John Yeboah converted an
Arp pass right after the interval. (AP)
Ronaldo and Kane go head-to-head
MADRID --- For once, Cristiano
Ronaldo won't go into his next
match as the most proli ic
Harry Kane has ive goals
after two group matches in the
Champions League. Ronaldo
They meet today when de-
fending champion Real Madrid
hosts Tottenham in a matchup
of Group H leaders.
Kane has the respect of Ma-
drid coach Zinedine Zidane.
"Things are going well for
him. He is a complete player
and he is always working to
get to the goal," Zidane said on
Monday. "He has great speed
and is good inding emptying
spaces. But we know that Tot-
tenham is not only about Kane.
We will be well prepared for
Here's what to watch out for:
FIGHT FOR THE LEAD
Madrid and Tottenham are
tied on points, and have the
same number of goals scored
and conceded. Borussia Dort-
mund and APOEL are yet to
earn points after losing their
irst two matches.
"This is the irst inal in this
group," Zidane said. "It's going
to be a good match for those
who enjoy football. Hopefully
we can come out on top."
Tottenham coach Mauricio
Pochettino feels there's more
at stake than just the group
"It is a big opportunity for us
to show that we can compete
at this level," he said.
Goalkeeper Hugo Loris
added: "It will be a great op-
portunity for us to challenge
ourselves against one of the
best teams in the world."
Tottenham hosts Madrid in
the next round.
Ronaldo and Kane each have
43 goals for club and country
The Englishman has 15 from
14 matches this season, and
Ronaldo has 10 from 12.
Kane didn't score in Totten-
ham's 1 0 win against Bourne-
mouth on Saturday, but he had
found the net nine times in his
last ive matches in all compe-
"Everyone can see Kane's
one of the best players in the
world right now," Pochettino
Ronaldo scored his irst
Spanish league goal of the sea-
son against Getafe on Saturday,
giving Madrid a late 2 1 victory.
"We are very happy for him,"
Zidane said of Ronaldo. "It was
good for him to inally score
in the league. We want him to
feel as comfortable as possible
so he can keep scoring for us."
1 1 draw for
LEICESTER --- Leicester failed to
climb out of the English Premier
League's relegation zone after a 1 1
draw at home to West Bromwich
Albion extended the team's win-
less run to six matches yesterday.
Riyad Mahrez salvaged a point
for Leicester with an 80th-minute
equalizer at King Power Stadium,
but it was another ponderous dis-
play by the hosts, who could be
set for another season of struggle
after their improbable title-win-
ning campaign of 2015 16.
Last season, Leicester was de-
fending the title and plunged to
within a point of the relegation
zone before iring Claudio Ranieri,
the manager who masterminded
the unlikely charge to the Premier
League trophy. They ended up
pulling clear of trouble under Ra-
nieri's replacement, Craig Shake-
Now, Leicester has dropped
into the bottom three, two points
from safety and on just six from
eight games, though it has had a
Mahrez's goal was his irst of
the season and a reminder of his
class that won him English soc-
cer's player of the season award in
2016. The Algeria winger chested
down a header from interna-
tional teammate Islam Slimani
and drove home an angled shot
through West Brom defender
Jonny Evans' legs.
Leicester's only win came
against Brighton in the second
West Brom went ahead in the
63rd minute of a lackluster game
when Nacer Chadli curled a free
kick around the defensive wall
and inside the post, with goal-
keeper Kasper Schmeichel wrong-
footed. West Brom is also winless
in six matches.
"I don't think it'll win any points
for being a classic," Schmeichel
said of the inal game of the eighth
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, center, breaks through West Bromwich Albion's Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kieran Gibbs during
the English Premier League soccer match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, yesterday.
Maribor v Liverpool
Spartak Moscow v Sevilla
Feyenoord v Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City v SSC Napoli
Monaco v Besiktas
RasenBallsport Leipzig v FC Porto
APOEL Nicosia v Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur
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