The Full 90

Euro Roundup: Drogba comes on to earn Chelsea 1-1 draw at Spurs

LONDON (AP) — Didier Drogba came off the bench Sunday to lift Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Tottenham, although the striker wasted a chance to clinch his team's first Premier League win in a month when he missed an injury-time penalty.

Roman Pavlyuchenko put the home side ahead in the 15th minute, but Drogba, who entered at halftime, equalized midway through the second half when he smashed a shot that goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes fumbled over the line.

Gomes made a comfortable save on Drogba's penalty shot in the second minute of added time, stretching Chelsea's run without a win to five league matches.

Chelsea moved to 31 points, four clear of fifth-place Tottenham and even with third-place Manchester United, which can leapfrog Manchester City and provisional leader Arsenal if it beats the Gunners on Monday.

"We fully deserved to win the game," Chelsea captain John Terry said. "We dominated them. That's more like the Chelsea we all know."

Also Sunday, United States midfielder Stuart Holden scored with two minutes left to help Bolton overcome its fourth red card of the season and beat Blackburn 2-1. Stephen Hunt scored to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 win over Birmingham that boosts its attempt to avoid relegation.

At Bolton, Blackburn's Mame Biram Diouf had just equalized, but Holden burst forward following the resulting kickoff to run onto a flick by Kevin Davies and half-volley past goalkeeper Paul Robinson from just outside the area.

The American midfielder's second goal of the season lifted Bolton to sixth place and 26 points, just six behind Arsenal.


MADRID (AP) — Fernando Llorente and David Lopez scored second-half goals to rally Athletic Bilbao to a 2-1 victory over Espanyol that denied it the chance to move into third place in the Spanish league.

David Trezeguet led Hercules' second-half rally as the French striker scored the first of four goals in a 15-minute span in a 4-1 win over Malaga.

Also, Sporting Gijon rallied to draw against Levante 1-1 and Racing Santander won 1-0 at Mallorca.

Leader Barcelona plays Real Sociedad and Real Madrid faces Zaragoza later Sunday.


MILAN (AP) — Kevin Prince Boateng and Robinho scored first-half goals as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-0 in a convincing performance by the Serie A leaders.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a third goal after halftime and Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati denied the hosts a consolation goal when he saved Marco Di Vaio's penalty kick 12 minutes from the end.

Milan's 11th win of the season and gives it 36 points at the top of the standings.

Second-place Lazio played at Juventus later Sunday.

Also Sunday, it was; Brescia 1, Sampdoria 0; Cagliari 3, Catania 0; Lecce 3, Chievo Verona 2.


BERLIN (AP) — Papiss Demba Cisse took his Bundesliga season tally to 13 with two goals for Freiburg in a 3-0 victory over visiting Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Freiburg' fifth home win in six matches lifted it into fifth place with 26 points, one above defending champion Bayern Munich, while Moenchengladbach remains bottom.

Cisse opened the scoring in the 19th minute, Oliver Barth made it 2-0 at the end of the first half, and Cisse completed the scoring in the 59th when he was left unmarked to meet a free kick from Julian Schuster with a simple tap in.


PARIS (AP) — Lisandro Lopez and Bafetimbi Gomis scored a goal each as Lyon beat Toulouse 2-0 at home to stay two points behind French leader Lille.

Also, Saint-Etienne won 2-0 at struggling Monaco with goals from veteran midfielder Laurent Battles and winger Bakary Sako.

Rennes could overtake Lyon and move one point behind Lille by beating Bordeaux later Sunday.


AMSTERDAM (AP) — FC Twente missed an opportunity to go top of the Dutch league after losing 6-2 at SC Heerenveen.

Oussama Assaidi scored three goals and set up two others for Heerenveen, which also got Mika Vayrynen's 89th minute penalty.

Nacer Chadli replied for Twente with goals in the 32nd and 51st.

Twente's loss kept PSV Eindhoven on top despite its winless streak extending to three games after a 0-0 draw against De Graafschap on Saturday.

Christian Eriksen's 11th-minute goal secured a 1-0 victory for Ajax at Vitesse Arnhem, giving temporary coach Frank de Boer a winning start.

PSV has 38 points, one more than defending champion Twente. FC Groningen stayed third with 36 after dismissing AZ Alkmaar 2-0 on Tim Matavz's double. Ajax has 35.

Feyenoord beat Excelsior 1-0 on Luc Castaignos' first-half strike to win the Rotterdam derby.