Chelsea Ousts United From League Cup
Three days after losing an acrimonious Premier League match to United 3-2, Chelsea was on the verge of elimination before Eden Hazard’s penalty kick tied the score 3-3 in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.
Ryan Giggs put United ahead in the 22nd minute at Stamford Bridge, but David Luiz tied the score with a penalty kick in the 31st after Aexander Buttner tripped Victor Moses in the penalty area.
The game was disrupted twice, when a firework appeared to be thrown from among the 6,000 United fans and when a fan ran onto the field. Javier Hernandez put the visitors back ahead in the 43rd, but Gary Cahill made it 2-2 in the 52nd only for Nani to give United the lead seven minutes later.
Hazard tied the score after Scott Wootton pushed Ramires over in the penalty area, and goals by Daniel Sturridge in the 97th and Ramires gave Chelsea a 5-3 lead. Giggs converted a penalty in the 120th minute when Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Hernandez
Chelsea will travel to Leeds in the quarterfinals.
United fans unfurled a banner backing referee Mark Clattenburg, who has been accused by Chelsea of directing “inappropriate language” at midfielder John Obi Mikel on Sunday that has led to police opening a racism investigation.
Norwich beat Tottenham 2-1 as American Clint Dempsey’s penalty kick for Spurs in the 89th minute was saved by goalkeeper Mark Bunn after Kyle Walker was fouled by Marc Tierney.
Gareth Bale put Spurs ahead in the 66th, but Jan Vertonghen’s own goal tied the score in the 84th and Simeon Jackson tapped in a tiebreaking goal for the Canaries in the 87th. Norwich will play Premier League rival Aston Villa.
Defending champion Liverpool was ousted with a 3-1 defeat at Swansea, the former club of Reds manager Brendan Rodgers. Jose Chico, Nathan Dyer and Jonathan De Guzman scored for the Swans, who will play Middlesbrough in the quarterfinals. Luis Suarez had a goal for Liverpool.
Arsenal will travel to Bradford.
MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema scored twice and Kaka and Jose Rodriguez had a goal apiece to lead Real Madrid to a 4-1 win at third-tier Alcoyano in the first leg of the fourth round of the Copa del Rey.
Benzema scored on a header in the 21st minute, Kaka doubled the lead with a left-footed shot in the 35th and the 17-year-old Rodriguez, in his first team debut, made it 3-0 in the 67th. After Javier Lara scored for Alcoyano on a free kick in the 77th. Benzema got his second goal off Kaka’s assist in the 87th.
Real coach Jose Mourinho rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Pepe, Sergio Ramos and captain Iker Casillas.
Malaga won 4-3 at Cacereno as American defender Oguchi Onyewu scored on a fifth-minute header in his first start for the club. Roque Santa Cruz had two goals for the visitors and Sergio Duda converted a penalty kick.
Atletico Madrid defeated Real Jaen 3-0, Almeria won 2-0 against Celta Vigo, Zaragoza beat Granada 1-0 and Las Palmas beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0.
MILAN (AP) — Defending champion Juventus extended its Serie A unbeaten streak to 49 games, beating visiting Bologna 2-1 on Paul Pogba’s header in the second minute of stoppage time.
Fabio Quagliarella put Juventus in front in the 54th minute, but Saphir Taider tied the score in the 71st. Juve is nine short of tying the league record, set by AC Milan fro 1990-93.
Juventus (9-0-1) is four points ahead of second-place Inter Milan (8-2), which defeated Sampdoria 3-2 for its sixth straight league win. Diego Milito scored on a 52nd-minute penalty kick for Inter, which also got goals from Rodrigo Palacio in the 68th and Fredy Guarin in the 81st. Gianni Munari scored in the 20th for Sampdoria and Citadin Eder had a goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.
Third-place Napoli (7-2-1) lost 1-0 at Atalanta, which got a Carlos Carmona goal in the 64th minute.
BERLIN (AP) — Claudio Pizarro scored twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich to beat second-division Kaiserslautern 4-0 and advanced to the third round of the German Cup.
Bayern made nine changes to the team that started in Sunday’s 2-1 league loss to Bayer Leverkusen, with Arjen Robben captaining the side in his first full game since recovering from muscular problems that had sidelined him for a month.
Fortuna Duesseldorf’s Nando Rafael scored against his former club in the seventh minute of overtime for a 1-0 win over visiting Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler saved two penalty kicks in a shootout to help his team beat second-tier Dynamo Dresden 4-3 after a 1-1 draw.
Goals in quick succession from Ibrahima Traore and Vedad Ibisevic, and then another from Tamas Hajnal before the break, gave Stuttgart a 3-0 win against second-division St. Pauli, which gave American Joseph Gyau a start for the first time under his loan.
VIENNA (AP) — American forward Terrence Boyd tied the score 2-all in the 73rd minute as Rapid Vienna rallied to beat visiting Altach in the Austrian Cup.
Boyd has six league goals this season and nine overall. He also assisted on Thomas Prager’s goal in the 114th
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