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Leicester win shootout to reach League Cup quarter-finals

Wednesday, 2018-11-28 07:27:27
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Leicester City's Nampalys Mendy celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning penalty during the shootout. (Reuters)
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Leicester City's Nampalys Mendy fired home the decisive spot kick as they beat Southampton 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Tuesday (Nov 27) to book a League Cup quarter-final with holders Manchester City.

* Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed Tuesday that his star duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would start in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool.

* Tiger Woods next year will begin producing weekly golf instructional videos and give fans a glimpse into his life on the PGA Tour as part of a new partnership with Discovery's GOLFTV, the network said on Tuesday.

* Arsenal's Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday has been moved to Kiev due to security concerns following the introduction of martial law in Ukraine, European soccer's governing body UEFA has announced.

* The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played outside of Argentina, South American football governing body CONMEBOL said on Tuesday. Originally slated for last Saturday, the match was pushed back by 24 hours after River Plate supporters attacked the Boca Juniors team bus around an hour before the scheduled kick-off

* A German court sentenced a German-Russian man to 14 years behind bars on Tuesday for a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund (BVB) soccer team bus in 2017 as part of a money-making scheme.

* Former England defender Sol Campbell has taken over as manager of League Two (fourth tier) club Macclesfield Town on an 18 month deal, the club said on Tuesday

* Newcastle United surged clear of the Premier League relegation zone after a Ben Mee own goal and Ciaran Clark’s header in the first half helped them to a 2-1 win at struggling Burnley on Monday.

* Michael Schumacher’s 19-year-old son Mick has moved a step closer to following his father into Formula One after the Prema team announced that he will race for them in Formula Two next season.

Reuters, CNA