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GENEVA -- Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic warmed up for their World Cup playoffs meeting with high-scoring displays for Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday. http://www.nflbroncosteamprostore.com/Youth-DeMarcus-Ware-Elite-Jersey/ . Ronaldos two goals lifted Madrid to a 2-1 home victory over Juventus in the marquee matchup of the day, although the Portugal star was topped by Swedens talismanic forward. Ibrahimovic struck four goals -- including an unstoppable long-range strike -- as PSG outclassed Anderlecht 5-0 in Brussels. "Score a goal like this, it is good for the memory," Ibrahimovic said of his third goal, which was applauded by the 25,000 Anderlecht fans. He returned the applause to each corner in turn. "It was a big honour for me." Defending champion Bayern Munich routed Viktoria Plzen 5-0, with Franck Ribery scoring twice, and Bayer Leverkusen won 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk. Madrid, PSG and Bayern all lead their groups with three straight wins, and Manchester United heads Leverkusen by a point after edging Real Sociedad 1-0. Manchester City also won, 2-1 at CSKA Moscow, though the main talking point was racist abuse targeted by Russian fans at Citys black players and reported by Citys Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure. The incident happened during a week-long UEFA campaign to highlight its fight against racism and CSKA faces a partial stadium closure for a future home match. Galatasaray beat Copenhagen 3-1, with Wesley Sneijder and Dider Drogba adding to Wednesdays star-studded list of scorers, while Benfica levelled late in a 1-1 draw with Olympiakos. Three weeks ahead of their scheduled first-leg clash in the Portugal vs. Sweden playoff, Ronaldo now leads Ibrahimovic 7-6 atop the Champions League scoring table after just three matches. Ronaldo took only four minutes to strike against Juventus, rounding goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to score from a tight angle after taking a clever reverse pass from Angel Di Maria. Juventus was level in the 22nd when Spanish forward Fernando Llorente pounced on a loose ball after Iker Casillas dived low to push out Paul Pogbas far-post header. Ronaldo got the winning goal in the 29th from the penalty spot after Giorgio Chiellini wrestled Sergi Ramos to the ground as a free-kick cross came in. Chiellini was red-carded in the 48th when he raced alongside Ronaldo and caught the Madrid forwards face with a raised arm. Ibrahimovic fell one goal short of Lionel Messis Champions League record of five in a match, yet was no less memorable. A 17th minute tap-in was followed by a nonchalant back-heel in the 22nd, a long-range screamer in the 36th and a dipping volley in the 62nd. The French champions fourth was scored by Uruguay star Edinson Cavani who, not for the first time this season, was somewhat left in the shadows. Bayern outgunned Plzen, as expected, with 35 efforts on goal to none by the Czech champion. "We played well but Plzen didnt make it hard," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. Ribery opening the scoring from the penalty spot. David Alaba made it 2-0 at the break, and a second-half stroll was completed by Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger and substitute Mario Goetze. Man City was frustrated soon after arriving in Moscow by the poor condition of the green-painted pitch, and left angered by home fans treatment of its black players. "For me as an African player it is always sad to hear something like that and we need to do something about it," said Toure, who said he informed referee Ovidiu Hategan of the abuse during the match. Sergio Aguero eased the visitors mood with two goals in the first half, carrying City clear of CSKA into second place behind Bayern. Manchester United took just 69 seconds to score against Sociedad, when Inigo Martinez clumsily booted the ball into his own net after a shot by Wayne Rooney came back off the post United created ample chances to extend their lead, though the Spanish visitors struck the frame of David De Geas goal in both halves. Stefan Kiessling scored two valid goals for Leverkusen in his first game since being credited with an infamous ghost goal through the side netting in a Bundesliga match. Simon Rolfes, with a penalty early in the second half, and Sidney Sam also scored. After Olympiakos led Benfica in the 29th from Alejandro Dominguezs goal, a heavy rainstorm made the pitch almost unplayable in the Stadium of Light in Lisbon which hosts the final next May. Oscar Cardozo equalized in the 83rd in a goalmouth scramble. http://www.nflbroncosteamprostore.com/Youth-Shiloh-Keo-Elite-Jersey/ . Walking with a noticeable limp, Kyle Lowry boarded the team bus following a 93-83 loss to the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. The result of the game was of little importance. http://www.nflbroncosteamprostore.com/Youth-Aqib-Talib-Elite-Jersey/ . The future hall of famers stole the show at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, with Jagr moving into seventh place in all-time goal scoring and Brodeur stopping 29 shots as the Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. BASEL, Switzerland -- Glenn Howard couldnt hide his frustration after making a pair of early errors in Canadas round-robin opener at the world mens curling championship. With lips pursed, the normally happy-go-lucky skip popped his broom handle on the floor, shook his head and tugged at his shirt collar. France took advantage of Howards missed takeout attempt in the third end but the Canadian skip refocused and eventually guided his rink to a 7-5 victory. "I was a little disappointed in myself," Howard said. "I missed a couple shots I dont normally miss early and got us down." It was an uncharacteristic start for the three-time world champion, who settled for a single point in the second end when he threw his final stone through the house. "I missed a free draw for two -- I just had to hit the rings," Howard said. "That was a brain cramp more or less. I disappointed myself, I dont do that very often. What do you do? Every once in a while it happens. I just tried to concentrate on the ice, make sure I didnt overthrow it and make sure I got it to the right spot. "I think personally I got it going a little bit after that, which is what you have to do and my guys hung in there." French skip Thomas Dufour was steady but his rink faltered late in the game. Howard and teammates Wayne Middaugh, second Brent Laing and lead Craig Savill took full advantage. When Tony Angiboust -- who throws fourth stones for France -- missed a double takeout attempt with his last throw of the seventh end, Howard came through with a draw to the button to score three. "We didnt panic, we just did what we had to do," Howard said. "I thought we outplayed France in the last half of the game and that basically was the difference." There was a tepid atmosphere in the 9,000-seat venue as only a few hundred fans took in the opening draw on a sunny Saturday in this picturesque Swiss city. Middaugh said he battled some jitters at the start. "Its the world championship and youve got the Maple Leaf on your back," he said. "We were a little bit nervous but we steadied our way through. "Thats the whole goal for the week, just get better as the week goes on." France made it a one-point game heading into the 10th end but Howard hit a double-raise takeout with his penultimate throw. He then cleared out a French stone to score one for the victory. "It was a good start for us to play against a team that was playing well and was ready for us," Middaugh said. http://www.nflbroncosteamprostore.com/Youth-Michael-Schofield-Elite-Jersey/. "You know what, we were ready for them. Luckily we had the one big end there and that was the difference." Canada will play Germany and the United States on Sunday. Top skips like Norways Thomas Ulsrud, Scotlands Tom Brewster and Swedens Niklas Edin are on tap next week. "Theres no free space on the bingo card here as far as Im concerned," Howard said. "Every team is going to be good and we expect them to play that way. Hopefully we just play that one shot better." In other early games, Norway needed an extra end to defeat Denmark 6-3, Germany outscored the Americans 8-6 and Scotland topped New Zealand 5-3. Scotland moved to 2-0 later Saturday with a 11-6 win over Norway while Sweden doubled hosts Switzerland 8-4. China downed the Czech Republic 9-5 and Denmark eased by winless New Zealand 11-4. The Canadian players looked slick with their black and red shirts, white belts and black pants. The Norwegians, playing on the next sheet over, retained their usual fashion edge on the competition with their colourful flag-inspired trousers. There were pockets of fans from each country in the arena. A few Canadian flags and banners were spotted and some vocal French supporters were on hand as well. Round-robin play continues through Thursday. If necessary, tiebreaker games will be played Friday. The Page playoff system will be used at this event. Playoff games begin Saturday and the medal games are on tap April 8. Teams also have an opportunity to earn Olympic qualifying points for their countries at the competition. Howards previous world titles came in 1987, 1993 and 2007. He teamed with Laing, Savill and Richard Hart to win his last world championship. Middaugh joined the Ontario team prior to this season after Harts retirement. Manitobas Jeff Stoughton beat Scotland 6-5 in last years world championship in Regina. Notes: The Canada-France game was featured prominently on the lone big-screen monitor in the venue. ... World Curling Federation vice-president Patrick Hurlimann threw the traditional first stone. Howard and Swiss skip Jan Hauser handled brusher duties. Hurlimann skipped Switzerland to a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. ... Basel hosted the European Curling Championships in 2006. ... Canada has won the world mens curling title in four of the last five years. Victoria will host the event next year. ... Host Switzerlands last world title victory came in 1992. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 

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