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View Count: 78 |  Publish Date: April 03, 2014
Soccer results, April 2

With first-leg victories, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are in good position to reach the Champions League semifinals.
PSG took advantage of Chelseas sloppy defending in a 3-1 win Wednesday night as substitute Javier Pastore scored a brilliant late goal on a solo run. Madrid won 3-0 at home against Borussia Dortmund as Cristiano Ronaldo got his record-tying 14th goal of this seasons competition.
Ezequiel Lavezzi put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute following a poor headed clearance by Chelsea captain John Terry. Eden Hazards penalty kick tied the score in the 27th after Thiago Silva pulled down Oscar, but PSG went back in front in the 61st when Lavezzis free kick from a flank ricocheted off David Luizs shin and into the net.
When the games are tight and when you make the defensive mistakes, you are in trouble, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. We couldnt transform these half-chances into goals. And on top of that we made defensive mistakes, the kind of individual defensive mistakes, and we paid the price.
Pastore scored in injury time, gathering the ball on a wing, cutting inside, maneuvering through the penalty area and beating goalkeeper Petr Cech with a low shot.
Its not a goal, its a joke, said Mourinho, who also criticized his forwards. Its difficult for us to score goals. Im not happy with my strikers performances and I have to try things.
PSG has not reached the semifinals since 1995. Paris forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic limped off in the 68th with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Chelsea and PSG fans fought in a city center street about two hours before kickoff. The conflict involved around 100 people from each side, indicating that it was most likely prearranged, PSG security director Jean-Philippe dHalliville told the Associated Press.
In Madrid, Ronaldo scored his 45th goal overall this season in the 57th minute, then left in the 80th with what appeared to be a leg injury. Playing in his 100th Champions League game, Ronaldo scored when he took a pass from Luka Modric and rounded goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller. Ronaldo matched the Champion Clubs Cup/Champions League mark shared by AC Milans Jose Altafini (1962-63) and Barcelonas Lionel Messi (2011-12).
Barcelona banned: Barcelona was banned by FIFA from signing new players for next season after being found guilty on Wednesday of repeatedly breaching transfer regulations in bringing youth players to its renowned La Masia program.
The sanction, which covers the summer and January transfer periods, followed an investigation over the past year into Barcelonas signing of 10 players under 18 from 2009-13.
Barcelona is vowing to appeal the decision.

Time: 2:49  |  News Code: 392723  |  Site: San Francisco Chronicle
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