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  • 29 Mar
    MUNICH -- Robert Lewandowski curled in a spectacular free kick to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in a Champions League match between two already qualified teams on Tuesday.Bayerns win stretched its record to 15th straight Champions League home victories and ended Atleticos hopes of winning all six group matches.But Atletico still won Group D with 15 points, while Bayern finished with 12.By holding PSV Eindhoven to a 0-0 draw, newcomer Rostov clinched third spot and a place in the Europa League.While Bayerns win meant nothing for the group outcome, it boosted the German champions morale after two straight setbacks against the Spanish side. Atletico eliminated Bayern from last seasons semifinals and again beat the German team at home in the group stage.We didnt give the ball away and we didnt allow them to have their dangerous counterattacks, Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said.Lewandowski scored in the 28th minute after Yannick Carrasco had needlessly given away a free kick. Lewandowski took the shot and curled the ball over the wall and inside the post from 18 meters (yards) out for his fifth goal in this seasons competition.Ive been practicing free kicks consistently this season and I think I can do them pretty well by now, Lewandowski said.Earlier, Carrasco had forced Manuel Neuer into two good saves for Atleticos only real chances of the match.At the other end, Jan Oblak did well to turn away Douglas Costas shot from a tight angle.Arjen Robben had two calls for a penalty denied after the break, while Thiago Alcantara squandered Bayerns best chance of the match by sending the ball sky high from four meters (yards) out from a low cross from Juan Bernat.Ancelotti rested several key players, including Franck Ribery and Philipp Lahm. Adidas Ultra Boost Wholesale .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Adidas Ultra Boost Sale . 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Junior Chatham DeProspo recorded a first half hat-trick, while freshman Taylor Hubbard and sophomore Abbie Boswell tallied goals to help lift the Alabama soccer team to a 5-1 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday night at the Regal Soccer Stadium.With todays win, Alabama improves to an overall 6-1 record marking the best start since the 2005 campaign, while Tennessee falls 3-4 overall.Alabamas offensive attack came early in the first half, as DeProspo drilled a shot in the back of the net in the eighth minute from 20 yards out to give the Crimson Tide an early 1-0 lead.?The offensive rhythm would continue for DeProspo, as she converted from 25 yards out at the 29:04 minute mark off a pass from sophomore Emma Welch to give Alabama a 2-0 lead. DeProspo extended the Alabama lead to 3-0, as she completed her first half hat-trick in the 34th minute on a free kick from 20 yards out off a foul that Boswell drew. The offensive push wasnt over for the Crimson Tide, as Hubbard scored her first career goal at the 41:09 minute mark off a pass from Welch extending the Tide lead to 4-0 going into halftime. Alabama collected four goals on just five shots in the firsst half.ddddddddddddJunior goal keeper Kat Stratton picked up one save in the half. The second half was a possession battle until the 59th minute when Tennessees Carlyn Baldwin converted off a rebounded penalty kick to bring the score to 4-1. The Tide struck again at the 75:08 minute mark, as Boswell converted from 16 yards out in the upper left corner off a throw in from senior Caroline Alexander resulting in the final score, 5-1. Alabama registered eight shots and two corner kicks in the second half.Stratton collected four saves in the half. Stratton tallied five saves in the 90 minute affair, and she improves her overall record between the posts to 6-1. The Tide led in shots on goal (9-6) and tied in shots (13-13).The Crimson Tide will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 13, when it travels Birmingham, Ala., to take on the Samford Bulldogs at 7 p.m. CT. Alabama will continue Southeastern Conference play on Sunday, Sept. 18, when it travels to Lexington, Ken., to take on Kentucky in a match that will be broadcasted on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. CT.? ' ' '