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Serbia Red Star eliminates Lithuanian Suduva in Champions League qualifications

BELGRADE, Jul 17 (Xinhua) Serbia Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) beat Lithuanian Suduva 2-1 in the second leg of the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League here on Tuesday.

With a goalless draw result from the first match, the home team started the second leg with a clear intentions to stay in the competition.

After just four minutes, Ben Nabouhane sent a precise pass in front of the goal of Suduva, while Richmond Boakye ran onto the ball and sent it behind goalkeeper Ivan Kardum with a powerful strike.

The home team continued with attacking play and their overall domination.

In 29th minute of the match, Ben Nabouhane once again provided a useful assist that Boakye passed on to Marko Marin, who turned into a wonderful goal.

In 60th minute, Red Star's Marko Gobeljic was sent off with a red card because of his rough start over Vaidas Slavickas of Suduva, which resulted in his broken leg.

However, the Lithuanians did not seem benefit out of their advantage, missing their only serious opportunity to score in 86th minute, however, Mihret Topcagic saved the honor of the guest team and scored in 96th minute, seconds before the final whistle.

Red Star will play in the second round against HJK Helsinki from Finland.
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Cypriot football fixtures called off after bomb attack on referee

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Nicosia, Jan 17 (Xinhua) The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) on Friday called off all football fixtures after the referees announced they would stay away from soccer fields, protesting a bomb attack on one of their colleagues, a statement of the CFA said.

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2nd ODI: India beat Australia by 36 runs, level series 1-1

2nd ODI: India beat Australia by 36 runs, level series 1-1

17 Jan 2020 | 11:54 PM

Rajkot, Jan 17 (UNI) India produced a clinical all-round performance to beat Australia by 36 runs in the second ODI, leveling the three match series 1-1 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium, here on Friday.

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Rabada found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Rabada found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

17 Jan 2020 | 11:50 PM

Dubai, Jan 17 (UNI) South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada has been fined 15% of his match fee
and has also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of
the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the first day
of the 3rd Test match against England in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

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Pope, Stokes centuries move England into the ascendancy

Pope, Stokes centuries move England into the ascendancy

17 Jan 2020 | 11:49 PM

Port Elizabeth, Jan 17 (UNI) Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope both scored centuries to move
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AIFF serves show cause notice to ATK and Kerala Blasters support staff

AIFF serves show cause notice to ATK and Kerala Blasters support staff

17 Jan 2020 | 11:10 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) All India Football Federation 's disciplinary committee today served
a show cause notice to both the head coaches of ATK and Kerala Blasters FC,
Antonio Lopez Habas and Eelco Schattorie respectively along with goalkeeper coach of
ATK, Angel Pindado, seeking an explanation for alleged misconduct during Hero Indian
Super League match played here on January 12.

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