Soccer: Bayern on track for title 

Soccer: Bayern on track for title

Bayern Munich recorded a comfortable victory to move a step closer to retaining its domestic title but Barcelona, Juventus and Olympique Lyon had a frustrating weekend, as their sizeable leads were reduced by draws.


Real Madrid rose to second behind leaders Barcelona after thrashing Deportivo Coruna 4-0 at the Bernabeu.

Juan Ramon Lopez Caro’s team are 11 points adrift of Barca, whose under-strength side drew 0-0 at bottom club Malaga, as they prepared to face Benfica in the Champions’ League.


Leaders Juventus were held to a 1-1 home draw by AS Roma, allowing rivals AC Milan to cut their advantage to eight points with a 3-1 victory over fourth-placed Fiorentina.

Milan came from behind to win with strikes from Andriy Shevchenko, Kaka and Gennaro Gattuso after Serie A top scorer Luca Toni put Fiorentina ahead with his 25th goal this season.

Third-placed Inter Milan lost 1-0 at Parma, Fabio Simplicio getting the only goal.


Olympique Lyon had to be content with a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Toulouse in their last game before welcoming AC Milan in the Champions’ League quarter-finals. SCOTLAND Celtic are within one win of clinching their 40th league title after a 2-0 victory at Livingston.

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