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European roundup: Napoli win cuts Juve’s Serie A lead to four points

Napoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 and cut Juventus’s lead at the top of Serie A to four points after the Turin side were held 1-1 at relegation-threatened Crotone.

Raul Albiol, Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Tonelli scored in the last half-hour to keep Napoli in the title race before Sunday’s showdown with Juventus.nfl jerseys from china

Fiorentina forward Jordan Veretout scored a hat-trick but was on the losing side in a 4-3 home defeat by Lazio in which two players were sent off in the first 15 minutes, visiting coach Simone Inzaghi was dismissed and a penalty was revoked by VAR.
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Alex Sandro gave Juve an early lead but Simy Nwankwo equalised midway through the second half for Crotone, the club from Calabria in southern Italy.

Juventus lead with 85 points, followed by Napoli on 81 with Roma, who beat Genoa 2-1, and Lazio on 64 in the other two Champions League places.

In the German Cup semi-finals, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic scored a 75th-minute winner to stun Schalke and earn his manager, Niko Kovac, a date with Bayern Munich, the club he will coach from next season.wholesale nfl jerseys

Eintracht, losing finalists last year, will get their chance for silverware again when they take on overwhelming favourites Bayern, 6-2 winners against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, in Berlin on 19 May.

The 20-year-old Jovic poked in from a corner against the run of play to set up an extraordinary game for Kovac. The Croat this week signed a three-year contract at Bayern, leaving Frankfurt angry with the Bundesliga champions over the poaching of their coach, who has turned them from nfl jerseys wholesale  relegation candidates into European hopefuls this season.

The game at Schalke lacked the fireworks of Bayern’s semi-final and needed more than an hour to catch light with the hosts having the better chances.
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Eintracht were left with 10 men in the 81st minute when their substitute Gelson Ferdandes, who had only been on the pitch for 33 seconds, was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Leon Goretzka.

Schalke tried desperately to find an equaliser and had the ball in the net deep into stoppage time only for the referee to rule it out for handball.

In Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb late backheel earned Real Madrid a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabéu.

Ronaldo flicked Luka Modric’s low drive into the back of the net in the 87th minute with a deft touch, nfl jerseys china his 24th league goal of the season and one that cancelled out a first-half chipped goal from Inaki Williams for the visitors.

Real were set for defeat until Ronaldo, who also hit the bar with a header early on, struck. Real are third in La Liga on 68 points, three behind city rivals Atlético, who play Real Sociedad on Thursday. Barcelona lead the way on 83 points, 12 clear of Diego Simeone’s men.nfl wholesale jerseys

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Kevin Love Thumb Injury Diagnosed as Torn Ligament; Will Be Ready for Game 3

Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his thumb in Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, but he is not expected to miss any time as a result.

Love was seen checking out his hand on the bench in the fourth quarter of Game 2. nfl jerseys wholesale However, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue revealed after the game that “he’s good,” per Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.

The veteran big man had 15 points and eight rebounds in a 100-97 victory that evened the first-round series at one game apiece.

Love has struggled with injuries all year long, most notably missing 21 games with a broken hand.nfl jerseys china  Since coming back, he has also dealt with a tooth injury and concussion symptoms.

This is the second year in a row, and fifth time in 10 career seasons, he has failed to top 60 games played.

When healthy, however, Love remains one of the more versatile big men in the league.nfl wholesale jerseys  He earned his fifth All-Star appearance, including his second in a row, thanks to his effort offensively and on the glass.

He averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during the regular season, shooting 41.5 percent from three-point range.

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old’s health could be an issue once again, putting more pressure on a shallow Cavaliers bench. nfl jerseys from china Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. could be called upon to pick up the slack in the low post next to LeBron James if the injury affects Love’s play.