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Superhuman Liborio Sanchez Keeps Queretaro Dreams Alive(highlights)

A simply heroic performance from goalkeeper Liborio Sanchez helped secure a semi final place for Queretaro’s Gallos Blancos at the weekend as the side continue their galactic journey where no other Gallos Blancos player has gone before.


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Over 10,000 Gallos Blancos fans made the 4 hour trip to Guadalajara for the aquarter final second leg against Chivas and what a night they had!

From the moment the game kicked off Chivas attacked the Gallos’ goal and didn't let up until the 90 minutes were over.

In the Gallos goal Liborio Sanchez had a couple of saves to make in the first few minutes, meanwhile in the middle of the park on loan Chivas star Bofo Bautista was being booed from the Chivas fans every time he touched the ball.

In the eighth minute Chivas’ Hector Reynoso was in the penalty area to receive a corner kick and his powerful header was saved by Sanchez.

In the 11th minute Jagger Martinez whipped in a beautiful cross that was just a little too high for Bofo Bautista to connect with.

Three minutes later Marco Fabian took a shot from just outside the box and Sanchez did well to hold his shot.

In the 19th minute of the game Sanchez denied Chivas’ Torres as he tipped his header over the bar.

Sanchez again saved his team when he once again tipped a close range header over the bar in the 33rd minute.

As the night continued it was clear that this was to be Sanchez’s night as he pulled off a string of incredible saves to deny Chivas the goal they needed to make it into the semis and deny Gallos of their place.

Chivas continued to press hard but Sanchez again denied them their goal when he pulled of a spectacular one handed save.

As the first half drew to a close Chivas showed their frustration when Marco Fabian deliberately kneed Sanchez in the side of his body after he made a save and then tried to wrestle the ball from his hands. Fabian was extremely lucky not to receive even a yellow card as on another night he could easily have been sent off.

The second half continued in the same vain with Chivas attacking fiercely and Gallos relying heavily on keeper Sanchez to keep them at bay.

As the game progressed it looked like Gallos were going to keep them out until a heart stopping moment in injury time when Sanchez’s stop was one of the finest I’ve ever seen.

Gallos now face Tigres at home at 7pm on Thursday night with the second leg of the semifinal in the northern city of Monterrey this coming Sunday.

VAMOS GALLOS!!

 

John Linden is a Contributor for NotJustScottishFootball and is our resident Queretaro Gallos Blancos reporter. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated. Follow John here @Gallo_Escoces

Australia Hyundai A-League:Brisbane Roar 4-0 Perth Glory Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory on 27/11/2011

Brisbane Roar beat Perth Glory 4-0 in their Hyundai A-League match at the Lang Park, Brisbane in Brisbane.

Brisbane Roar have made Australian sporting history, with a 4-0 victory over Perth Glory the Brisbane Roar now hold the longest unbeaten streak in Australian professional sport history, surpassing the 35 game unbeaten streak of the Eastern Suburbs Roosters.

Brisbane Roar's goals were scored by Berisha (23') and Nakajima (33', 42').

Brisbane Roar's starting line-up was Theoklitos, Stefanutto, Adnan, Smith, Franjic, Broich, Murdocca, Paartalu, Nakajima, Henrique and Berisha while Perth Glory lined up with Vukovic, Van den Brink, McClenahan, Mitchell, Risdon, Burns, Hughes, Howarth, Mehmet, Smeltz and Amphlett.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Italy Serie A TIM:Lazio 0-1 Juventus Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Lazio v Juventus on 26/11/2011

Juventus beat Lazio 1-0 in their Serie A TIM match at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma in Roma.

A first-half goal from Simone Pepe sent Juventus back to the top of Serie A as they edged third-placed Lazio 1-0 in an entertaining encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus's goalscorer was Pepe (34').

Lazio's starting line-up was Marchetti, Stankevicius, Diakite, Radu, Konko, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic, Brocchi, Rocchi and Klose while Juventus lined up with Buffon, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Pirlo, Marchisio, Vidal, Vucinic, Matri and Pepe.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Spain Liga BBVA:Getafe 1-0 Barcelona Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Getafe v Barcelona on 26/11/2011

Getafe beat Barcelona 1-0 in their Liga BBVA match at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe.

Barcelona slipped six points behind Real Madrid as they went down to a shock 1-0 defeat against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Getafe's goal was scored by Valera (67').

Getafe's starting line-up was Moya, Lopez, Díaz, Mané, Valera, Lacen, Michel, Castro Gimenez, Sarabia, Miku and Casquero while Barcelona lined up with Valdés, Abidal, Piqué, Maxwell, Alves, Busquets, Thiago, Xavi, Villa, Messi and Sánchez.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Spain Liga BBVA:Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid on 26/11/2011

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in their Liga BBVA match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

Two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties and an early red card for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois helped leaders Real Madrid to a 4-1 derby victory at 
the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid's goals were scored by Ronaldo (penalty, 82') (24'), di María (49') and Higuaín (65') and Atletico Madrid's goalscorer was Adrián (15').

Real Madrid's starting line-up was Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Diarra, Alonso, Khedira, Ronaldo, Di María, Benzema and Özil while Atletico Madrid lined up with Courtois, Dominguez Soto, Godín, Kasmirski, Perea, Gabi, Assuncao, Turan, Salvio, Adrián and Diego.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Scotland Premier League:Celtic 5-0 St Mirren Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Celtic v St Mirren on 26/11/2011

Celtic beat St Mirren 5-0 in their Premier League match at the Celtic Park, Glasgow in Glasgow.

A Gary Hooper hat-trick helped Celtic thrash St Mirren and move within four points of SPL leaders Rangers.

Celtic's goals were scored by Samaras (4'), Hooper (8', 53', 57') and McGeough (72').

Celtic's starting line-up was Forster, Majstorovic, Loovens, Ledley, Kayal, Matthews, Wanyama, Samaras, Hooper, Stokes and Forrest while St Mirren lined up with Samson, Mair, van Zanten, McAusland, Tesselaar, Haddad, Goodwin, Teale, Mclean, McGowan and Hasselbaink.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Russia Premier League:FC Rubin Kazan​ 2-0 Dynamo Moscow highlights & goals

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Video of the highlights from FC Rubin Kazan v Dynamo Moscow on 26/11/2011

FC Rubin Kazan beat Dynamo Moscow 2-0 in their Premier League - Championship Group match at the Central'nyj stadion Kazan' in Kazan'.

Dinamo Moscow suffered a 2-0 defeat at Rubin Kazan today as they failed in their bid to close the gap at the top of the Russian Premier League holders group.

FC Rubin Kazan's goals were scored by Eremenko (4') and Karadeniz (22').

FC Rubin Kazan's starting line-up was Ryzhikov, Bocchetti, Navas, Kaleshin, Sharonov, Eremenko, Karadeniz, Ryazantsev, Noboa, Kislyak and Haedo Valdéz while Dynamo Moscow lined up with Shunin, Wilkshire, Fernández, Granat, Lomic, Misimovic, Samedov, Yusupov, Voronin, Kuranyi and Kokorin.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

England Barclays Premier League:West Brom 1-3 Tottenham Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from West Brom v Tottenham on 26/11/2011

Tottenham beat West Brom 3-1 in their Barclays Premier League match at the The Hawthorns, West Bromwich in West Bromwich.

Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor took his goal tally to four in six days as Harry Redknapp's side kept up their push for a Champions League place with a 3-1 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

West Brom's goal was scored by Mulumbu (10') and Tottenham's goalscorers were Adebayor (25', 90+2') and Defoe (81').

West Brom's starting line-up was Foster, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Reid, Morrison, Mulumbu, Thomas, Brunt, Long and Gera while Tottenham lined up with Friedel, King, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Walker, Sandro, Parker, Bale, Lennon, Defoe and Adebayor.

szólj hozzá: W1-3T

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

England Barclays Premier League:Chelsea 3-0 Wolves Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Chelsea v Wolves on 26/11/2011

Chelsea beat Wolves 3-0 in their Barclays Premier League match at the Stamford Bridge in London.

Sorry Wolves crashed to their eighth defeat in 10 matches as they proved little more than fodder for Chelsea.

Chelsea's goals were scored by Terry (7'), Sturridge (30') and Mata (45').

Chelsea's starting line-up was Cech, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Ivanovic, Romeu, Meireles, Ramires, Mata, Drogba and Sturridge while Wolves lined up with Hennessey, Berra, Johnson, Elokobi, Zubar, Henry, Milijas, Edwards, Ward, Jarvis and Fletcher.

szólj hozzá: C3-0W

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Germany Bundesliga:Hertha Berlin​ 3-3 Bayer Leverkusen​ Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights from Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen on 26/11/2011

Hertha Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen drew 3-3 in their Bundesliga match at the Olympiastadion Berlin in Berlin.

Eren Derdiyok's hat-trick was not enough to seal a victory for Bayer Leverkusen as Hertha Berlin salvaged a late 3-3 stalemate after they had given up a two-goal lead.

Hertha Berlin's goals were scored by Lasogga (7', 82') and Toprak (OG) (18') and Bayer Leverkusen's goalscorers were Derdiyok (24', 64', 79').

Hertha Berlin's starting line-up was Kraft, Mijatovic, Hubnik, Kobiashvili, Lell, Niemeyer, Ottl, Rukavytsya, Ebert, Lasogga and Raffael while Bayer Leverkusen lined up with Leno, Toprak, Friedrich, Kadlec, Schwaab, Rolfes, Bender, Sam, Schürrle, Derdiyok and Ballack.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Germany Bundesliga:Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Schalke Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Borussia Dortmund v Schalke on 26/11/2011

Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke 2-0 in their Bundesliga match at the Signal-Iduna-Park in Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund moved provisionally at the top of the Bundesliga after dominating the 139th derby against fierce rivals Schalke to score a goal in each half in a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund's goals were scored by Lewandowski (16') and Santana (61').

Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up was Weidenfeller, Hummels, Santana, Schmelzer, Piszczek, Leitner, Kehl, Götze, Blaszczykowski, Barrios and Lewandowski while Schalke lined up with Unnerstall, Matip, Papadopoulos, Fuchs, Uchida, Holtby, Jones, Draxler, Baumjohann, Huntelaar and Raúl.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Holland Eerste Divisie:Sparta Rotterdam 2-2 FC Eindhoven Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights from Sparta Rotterdam v FC Eindhoven on 26/11/2011

Sparta Rotterdam and FC Eindhoven drew 2-2 in their Eerste Divisie match at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel in Rotterdam.

Sparta Rotterdam's goals were scored by Bokila (35', 55') and FC Eindhoven's goalscorers were van Son (28') and Vanbelle (90+1').

Sparta Rotterdam's starting line-up was Dantschotter, Luirink, Slijngard, Veldmate, Kras, Nieuwendaal, Bruinier, de Roon, Bel Hassani, John and Bokila while FC Eindhoven lined up with Swinkels, Lucius, Tahapary, Vanbelle, Rossen, van Son, van Boekel, Waalkens, Pennings, Koc and Makiavala.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Galveston Pirates Pilage Mexico for Latest Taylor-made Soccer Recruit

This was a role that was Taylor made for this youngster as he swaps his life playing for Mexican giants Cruz Azul for the NPSL bound Galveston Pirates.

by Marc Roseblade
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Great player news has emanated from the Pirate training camp this week as ex Cruz Azul youth player Taylor Lubianski, was persuaded by the silvery speech and Irish charm from Coach and owner, Brendan Keyes, to up sticks from his base in San Antonio and come join the Pirate ship as they continue to plot their NPSL course.

The 19 year old midfielder/forward has signed with immediate effect for the Galveston side and although still a teenager, he will add some well gained experience to the side as they continue fleet of foot through the HFA season, galloping toward April's kickoff time on the National stage.
 
While in Guadalajara, playing and training at Cruz Azul, Taylor played in La Liga Animales de Guadalajara. "Animales" is similar to the NPSL in that it is a semi-pro league designed to showcase upcoming players as well as those with previous professional experience.

In addition, Taylor also had the opportunity to play against teams from both the Primera (1st) and Tercera (3rd) Divisions of La Liga Mexicana. (Tijuana/Primera; La Mecca/Tercera; Cocula/Tercera; Zapotlanejo/Tercera)


Although playing with Cruz Azul, Taylor found that he couldn't progress any higher than the third level due to the Mexican ruling that a non Mexican national cannot rise to the top tier.

"Yes, I was aware of the ruling issue from the start. However, the benefits and value of training and playing at that level far outweighed the fact that advancement was not possible." Taylor told us.

Speaking about the reasons for choosing Mexico at the time he said:"I picked Mexico because I had played and trained in Mexico each summer since I was 13 and still a freshman in high school. My club trainer at the time was "Profe Memo", a former pro player from Mexico and going with him during the summer was the reason I chose Mexico."
"I felt comfortable with the style of play there and the initial language barrier wasn't an issue as I felt it was the natural next step in my development as a player."

Continuing on about his time in Mexico he spoke of playing:"I also played in another league that was similar to Animales/NPSL, it was called Liga de Castores. I trained and played for Cruz Azul as my first priority, but the schedule also allowed me to play in that Sunday league with both these leagues being designed like the NPSL where you have players with a variety of experience levels."

Born in Texas, Taylor had an impressive school and college pedigree, managing TASCO/UIL all area, all district and all region sides in three concurrent years and also the NSCAA/Adidas All region southwest team in 2009. During this time he scored 39 goals and had 26 assists to his name.

This is the type of scoring and assist record that drew Taylor to the Pirate attention in the first place.

"I knew that coach Keyes had a lot of experience and that it would be their first season in the NPSL. My short term goals are to do whatever is necessary to ensure that we have a successful first season in NPSL and build on that foundation for the following season. Long term is to continue advancement and ultimately play at the highest level possible." said Taylor.
"The biggest difference I have found so far is the reduced training schedule. I am used to training 12 - 16 hours a week in addition to games but I'll work out on my own, go to the gym and keep myself in peak physical fitness so I am ready for the HFA games and then the NPSL season."

Brendan Keyes spoke of the young lad saying:"Taylor is a great player, just what we need up front as we head towards the NPSL season."
"We have signed him so he can get to know the current crop of players and hopefully build a bond with them as we head towards the pointy end of the HFA season. We want to finish in a promotion spot and also gain entry into the State Cup;Taylor will help us do that, I have no doubt."

Like myself, the Irishman, gets a bit excited once he gets started and continued on:"The lad made a trip up from San Antonio for a team meeting last Thursday. We weren't training, there was no ball work, just a team talk so he could meet the other players. That shows commitment and professionalism and I admire that."

"It's just unfortunate for him that we have had a three week break in matches so he hasn't been able to perform on a competitive field yet but it gives us all time to gel as a team and prepare mentally and physically for the challenges ahead, one that I am sure Taylor will meet head on and excel in."

Finishing off, Keyes couldn't commend Taylor high enough saying:"He's a winner, always has been. He sees what he wants and goes for it. Not many 13 year olds would have the audacity to keep going to Mexico in the hunt for professional soccer. He did and he found his dream. This move to us is a stepping stone for Taylor, I know that and I am under no illusions that this boy will make the step up to at least NASL level in the next year or so and from what I have seen, he can go further."

No pressure then!

Taylor would also like to thanks the people that got him this far in his career to date saying:"Without Profe. Guillermo " Memo" Espinosa and Cruz Azul Occidente Centro de Formacion for their involvement and direction in my development as a player I would not be at this point. I would like to also thank Coach Keyes for his willingness to be a part of my continued growth and development and to my family for their commitment and belief in my success.

Sounds like a lot of people over a long period of years have put time, effort and commitment into making sure this young soccer starlet could achieve his dreams. The Pirates are just the latest in that story, one that will gain benefits for both parties involved and have a fairytale ending.

We look forward to seeing Taylor in action and showing the watching public what he's made of!

To see some video clips of Taylor in action click here.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

Dates Set for Scotland Total Football Show

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There will be three events in 2012 and the first one has just been confirmed. The Total Football Show will kick off on the 24 & 25 March 2012 at Toryglen in Glasgow.

It will provide a unique opportunity for the industry and consumers alike, to benefit from a wide and relevant range of attractions, specifically chosen to suit the targeted audiences, including product exhibits, seminars, coaching, skills demos, games and tournaments all at one purpose built venue.


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If you are interested in taking part in the show or simply want information about visiting, go to our website now!
Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.

England Premier League:Stoke City 3-1 Blackburn Rovers Highlights & Goals

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Video of the highlights & goals from Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers on 26/11/2011

Stoke City beat Blackburn Rovers 3-1 in their Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke finished a run of four successive Barclays Premier League defeats in comprehensive fashion as Blackburn's troubles continued.

Stoke City's goals were scored by Delap (28'), Whelan (58') and Crouch (72') and Blackburn Rovers's goalscorer was Rochina (85').

Stoke City's starting line-up was Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Pennant, Crouch and Walters while Blackburn Rovers lined up with Robinson, Dann, Hanley, Givet, Lowe, Gamst Pedersen, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Rochina, Aiyegbeni and Formica.


Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report, Football Speak, Allvoices, OurGameMagazine as well as PR for Ayr United Football Academy & Galveston Pirate Soccer Club. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.