Soccer-Nations Cup hosts Gabon in peril after second draw
LIBREVILLE, Jan 18 Hosts Gabon's continued participation in the African Nations Cup was in serious doubt after they were held 1-1 by Burkina Faso on Wednesday, their second draw in Group A.
MILAN Jan 8 Ivan Perisic scored at the end of each half as Inter Milan came from behind to beat Udinese 2-1 away on Sunday and notch their fourth successive Serie A win.
Inter, who had not conceded a goal in their previous three outings, had an early let-off as goalkeeper Samir Handanovic sent a clearance straight to Jakub Jankto, who failed to take advantage.
The Czech midfielder, however, made amends when his curling shot finished off a well-worked move to give midtable Udinese the lead after 17 minutes.
Udinese twice hit the post but Inter snatched an equaliser on the stroke of halftime when Perisic swept in Mauro Icardi's pass from 12 metres.
Inter had more control in the second half and the Croatia winger struck again three minutes from fulltime as he headed in Joao Mario's free kick at the far post.
Inter have won five out of seven games and lost only one since coach Stefano Pioli replaced Frank de Boer, who was sacked after less than three months in charge. (Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne; Editing by Toby Davis)
Jan 18 Australia international Robbie Kruse has left Bayer Leverkusen in Germany to join Chinese club Liaoning FC, his agent said on Wednesday.
BARCELONA, Jan 18 The story of Eibar, the team from a town of 27,000 inhabitants who continue to defy expectations, has warmed the hearts of soccer fans globally and the tiny Basque club are gearing up for one of the most important week's in their 77-year history.