Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 4th 2014 Contents SAO PAULO---Police say a football
fan was killed when he was struck
in the head by a toilet bowl hurled
from stadium stands as supporters
of rival clubs clashed in northeast-
A police officer in Recife said yes-
terday that the death occurred on
Friday at Arruda Stadium after a
match between Santa Cruz and
Parana. He spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was not
authorised to speak to the press.
The officer said fans ripped three
toilet bowls out of stadium rest-
rooms, and threw them from the
stands. He said one hit and instantly
killed a fan he identified as Paulo
Ricardo Gomes da Silva.
The incident comes six weeks
before Brazil hosts the World Cup.
Four tournament games will be
played in Recife.
May 4, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Sunday Guardian
AMSTERDAM---PSV got the
win it needed yesterday to
guarantee a spot in Europa
League qualifying next season,
beating NAC Breda 2-0 in the
final round of the Dutch
It was a bright moment in a
disappointing season for the
Eindhoven club: PSV needed to
win to finish fourth behind Ajax,
Feyenoord and FC Twente.
Memphis Depay scored after
16 minutes, slotting in a pass
from Jorrit Hendrix for the
opener. Jeffrey Bruma headed
in Depay's corner for the second
after an hour of play.
Ajax clinched its fourth
straight championship last
week, while Feyenoord claimed
second place and a spot in
Champions League qualifying.
11th-placed PEC Zwolle will
play European football for the
first time, after it beat Ajax in
the Dutch Cup final last month.
battle goes to the wire
BERLIN---Mario Goetze inspired
Bayern Munich to a 4-1 win at
Hamburger SV that left the home
side relying on other results to
stay in the Bundesliga s relega-
tion playoff place yesterday.
Goetze scored twice and created
another for Thomas Mueller, with
Bayern substitute Claudio Pizarro
cancelling out Hakan Calhanoglu's
consolation. Bayern defender
Jerome Boateng was sent off late
for hitting out at Hamburg mid-
fielder Kerem Demirbay.
Eintracht Braunschweig con-
ceded in injury time to lose 1-0
to Augsburg, and Nuremberg lost
2-0 to Hannover, meaning two
points separate three relegation
rivals going into the final round
"I can understand the fans' dis-
appointment," Nuremberg goal-
keeper Raphael Schaefer said after
his 250th league appearance for
Stuttgart was no longer in dan-
ger of the drop, despite losing 2-
1 at home to Wolfsburg, with
Vieirinha scoring the winner in
"We'd rather have done it by
ourselves but the important thing
is that we keep playing in the
Bundesliga," Stuttgart president
Bernd Wahler said.
Bayer Leverkusen consolidated
fourth place with a 2-0 win at
Eintracht Frankfurt. Gonzalo Cas-
tro and Emre Can's first-half goals
put Leverkusen in pole position
for the last Champions League
"The goal was special," said
Can, who grew up in Frankfurt.
"For the Champions League we
still need a win against (Werder)
Borussia Dortmund defeated
Hoffenheim 3-2, third-place
Schalke won 2-0 at Freiburg,
Borussia Moenchengladbach beat
Mainz 3-1, and Bremen captain
Aaron Hunt marked his last home
game for the side by scoring both
goals in a 2-0 win over Hertha
"I couldn't have wished for
better," Hunt said.
Gladbach keeper Marc-Andre
ter Stegen was unable to hold
back the tears as he was thanked
for his service to the club he
joined as a four-year-old. The
22-year-old is expected to move
Bayern was hoping to make
amends for its humiliating Cham-
pions League semifinal loss to
Real Madrid, and Goetze made
his case for a starting place against
Dortmund in the German Cup
final in two weeks.
Franck Ribery did not travel to
Hamburg due to back problems.
Mueller started up front rather
than Mario Mandzukic, and Goet-
ze took Ribery's place on the left.
Goetze played a one-two with
Arjen Robben to open the scoring
in the 32nd minute. Bayern went
2-0 up after a corner in the 55th,
when Goetze's shot took a slight
deflection from Mueller. The goal
was awarded to the Bayern
Mueller returned the favour by
crossing for Goetze's second with
20 minutes remaining, two min-
utes before Hakan Calhanoglu
pulled one back. In the 75th,
Pizarro scored with an overhead
kick two minutes after he went
on as a substitute.
Hamburg is battling to avoid
its first ever relegation after play-
ing every season of the Bundesliga
since the league's formation in
"The second goal was the turn-
ing point," Hamburg coach Mirko
Slomka said. "Still, there were a
lot of positive things to see. You
can see the sheer will is there."
There was some trouble among
frustrated fans in the stands at
halftime when police were forced
Braunschweig might have over-
taken Hamburg but Augsburg
keeper Marwin Hitz denied sub-
stitute Salim Khelifi in the 89th
minute and Raul Bobadilla scored
with a lob four minutes into injury
Nuremberg got off to a bad
start when Hannover midfielder
Szabolcs Huszti scored in the fifth,
and Manuel Schmiedebach made
it 2-0 in the 51st.
It was the 10th loss from 11
games for Nuremberg, which has
been relegated seven times from
There were no such worries for
Dortmund, already assured of
second place before beating Hof-
fenheim. Dortmund fans gave a
warm send-off to Robert
Lewandowski, who is joining Bay-
ern next season, and Manuel
Friedrich, who is retiring.
PSV books spot in Europa League qualifying
ROME---Palermo has earned a
return to Serie A after a one-year
absence following a 1-0 win at
Novara that secured the Serie B
Argentine midfielder Franco
Vazquez scored in the 41st minute
for the Sicilian club.
The top two finishers in Serie B
earn direct promotion to the top
division while the third- to eighth-
placed squads go into a playoff to
determine the third team that goes
up. After yesterday's matches,
Palermo leads with 78 points.
Empoli is next with 62, followed
by Crotone (58), Latina (58), Cesena
(55), Virtus Lanciano (54), Spezia
(54) and Modena (53).
Five rounds remain.
Palermo stretched its unbeaten
streak to 18 matches under
Giuseppe Iachini, who replaced the
fired Gennaro Gattuso in Septem-
ber. Under Gattuso, Palermo gained
only seven points in six matches.
Palermo returns to Serie A
Thrown toilet bowl kills fan
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