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Short Soccer, March 1, 2013

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 March, 2013, 4:53am

Robben thunderbolt gives Bayern victory

Bayern Munich beat holders Borussia Dortmund 1-0 courtesy of a spectacular Arjen Robben goal to move into the German Cup semi-finals after failing to defeat their rivals in the last six encounters. Robben, unhappy about his substitute role this season, made the starting line-up for the hosts only because of the absence of the suspended Franck Ribery, but capped a sparkling performance with his 43rd-minute shot. The victory was sweet for treble-hunters Bayern, looking for their first silverware in three years, as they took revenge for a 5-2 German Cup final loss to Dortmund last season. "We have reclaimed our top status in German football and the balance has been restored," club president Uli Hoeness said. Reuters

 

Atletico draw sets up all-Madrid cup final

Atletico Madrid set up a King's Cup final with city rivals Real after Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao scored in a 2-2 second leg draw at Sevilla, to progress 4-3 on aggregate. Nine-times Cup winners Atletico will meet their neighbours Real in the May 18 final after Jose Mourinho's men swept past holders Barcelona on Tuesday to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory. The venue for the match has still to be decided. Atletico have not beaten Real in over a decade. Reuters

 

Knee injury may end Nagatomo's season

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo's season could be over after the Serie A club confirmed the Japanese star had damaged ligaments in his knee. Nagatomo limped off during the 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Sunday and had tests in midweek. The club said Nagatomo had been diagnosed with "a capsular ligament injury to the external meniscus and minor damage to the external ligament". It is believed recovery could take several months. AFP

 

Teenager Locadia sinks Zwolle with a hat-trick

Teenage striker Juergen Locadia took full advantage of a rare start to score a hat-trick and put Dutch Cup holders PSV Eindhoven into the final against AZ Alkmaar. Youth international Locadia, 19, whose treble gave PSV a 3-0 win over Zwolle, got his chance after Jeremain Lens was suspended for three matches after a clash on and off the pitch with Feyenoord's Joris Mathijsen in a league match on Sunday. The final will be played in Rotterdam on May 9. Reuters

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