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Switzerland 1 Turkey 2: Swiss make early exit after Arda's late strike

Switzerland became the first team eliminated from Euro 2008 last night, losing a half-time lead gained in a violent rainstorm to Turkey, who then won in the last minute of added time with a goal by Arda Turan. The Turks are now neck-and-neck in second place with the Czech Republic, the match between them on Sunday in Geneva deciding who goes through from Group A with Portugal. As they have identical goal-differences, a draw would mean qualificiation being decided by a penalty shoot-out on the night.

Hosts hoping to forget 'Istan-brawl'

All parties concerned with Switzerland's Group A match against Turkey here tonight – except of course the media – are keen to concentrate on what lies ahead, rather than dwell on the last meeting between the teams, which ended in the infamous Istan-brawl. Police and security officials have said the game is in a higher risk category and more of them will be deployed.

Portugal 2 Turkey 0: Ronaldo and Scolari stick to the plot

For an hour, the suspicion was that long-running sub-plots would overshadow live drama. Each time Luiz Felipe Scolari emerged to lambast his Portugal team, as he did with increasing irritation, it brought to mind Chelsea's interest in the Brazilian manager. And, inevitably, Cristiano Ronaldo's every move was scrutinised as that of a possible Real Madrid player.

Uncertain City make Arshavin a target

Manchester City are ploughing ahead with transfer activity even though uncertainties about Sven Goran Eriksson's future are likely to stretch into next month, with a first summer signing likely next week and Zenit St Petersburg's Andrei Arshavin on the radar.

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The Middlesbrough coach Colin Cooper is promising there is much more to come from the club's four mainline strikers next season.

Grant faces Israeli criticism over match on memorial day

Avram Grant's satisfaction at steering Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League was tempered yesterday by the realisation that the fixture calendar has placed him in an invidious position.

Lampard says experience not revenge can fire Blues

Frank Lampard says revenge would be a dangerous motive to adopt as Chelsea prepare to face Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals. The Blues' 3-2 aggregate win over Fenerbahce in the quarter-finals set up a third last-four meeting with the Reds in four years.

Mourinho's absence looms large despite Grant's quiet progress

After 10 minutes last night it looked as if Fenerbahce would need more than the Coca-Cola Kid to save them, a team of conventional superheroes would be required to deny a Chelsea side determined to make up for last week's aberration by the Bosphorus. Avram Grant's Chelsea, though, have Kryptonite dusting their boots. As in Turkey complacency set in. The tempo dropped and Fenerbahce began to pass their way into the game.

Chelsea 2 Fenerbahce 0 <i>(Chel. win 3-2 on agg)</i>: Ballack lives up to billing but Chelsea fail to shine

Just like the good old early Abramovich days at Stamford Bridge. A raucous European night and, on the final whistle, a rendition of "Kalinka", that popular Russian folk tune about a Slavic goddess and juniper berries that Chelsea used to play because they thought it pleased the club's owner.

Cech's 50 stitches after blow to the face

Self-inflicted wounds have hurt Chelsea all season and there was another revealed yesterday when it emerged that goalkeeper Petr Cech had to undergo plastic surgery and have 50 stitches in his face after being kicked in the head during training by his team-mate, Tal Ben Haim.

Grant struggles to feel special at highest level

Ferguson's strollers show Chelsea manager that European tests can be walk in the park

Liverpool v Arsenal: Gunners must face Spanish inquisition

Anfield atmosphere will test Arsenal's resolve after conceding at home but Benitez admits that Liverpool will also need to score

Manchester City 0 Chelsea 2: City Dunne and dusted by Chelsea

Own goal helps Londoners keep up pressure on Manchester United as Eriksson's team look forward to end of season

Lampard is chasing bigger pay packet admits Grant

Avram Grant implied yesterday that Frank Lampard was demanding more money than Chelsea are willing to pay him over his new contract. With one year left after the end of this season on his present deal, negotiations have stalled.

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