They're fit to be tied

SUN WIRE SERVICES

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Arsenal rallied to a 1-1 tie against Liverpool in the Premier League yesterday, three days after the teams played to the same result in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner evened the score in the 54th minute after Peter Crouch put Liverpool ahead in the 42nd.

The result doesn't help either club in the title race -- Arsenal has 71 points for third place, three fewer than second-place Chelsea, which beat Manchester City 2-0. Arsenal and Liverpool meet again at Anfield on Tuesday in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Portsmouth reached its first FA Cup final since 1939 with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the semi-final at Wembley. Nwankwo Kanu scored the only goal against his former club in the 54th minute.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AS Roma beat Genoa 3-2 in the Italian Serie A, with Daniele De Rossi converting a penalty kick in the 80th minute for the winner.

The penalty came on a sliding tackle by Genoa's Marco Borriello on Rodrigo Taddei inside the penalty area.

Roma took a 2-0 lead on goals by Taddei and Mirko Vucinic. Marco Rossi and Julio Cesar Leon scored for Genoa.

In other action, Filippo Inzaghi scored twice as Milan defeated visiting Cagliari 3-1.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

VfB Stuttgart edged Hamburger SV 1-0 to tighten the Bundesliga's already close race for Champions League spots.

Stuttgart's Roberto Hilbert volleyed in a 20th-minute corner kick as Hamburg ended an 11-match unbeaten streak and dropped to third place. Stuttgart, the defending champions, climbed to fifth after a horrible start to the season. Schalke is second after beating Hansa Rostock 1-0.

Tim Borowski's first goal this season helped Bremen win for the first time in four matches, in a 2-1 victory against Hertha Berlin.

SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA

A 10-man Real Madrid held on to draw Mallorca 1-1 and extend its lead in the Spanish Primera Liga to seven points.

Wesley Sneijder's 43rd-minute goal put Madrid on top but Mallorca substitute Borja Valero equalized in the 72nd minute.

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Alou Diarra and Fernando Menegazzo scored in each half to lead Bordeaux over Rennes 2-0 in the French Ligue 1. Brazilian midfielder Wendel created both goals from corner kicks. Diarra scored with a volley in the 18th minute and Menegazzo sealed the win with a looping header in the 83rd that drifted over Rennes goalkeeper Patrice Luzi.

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Celtic's chance of retaining its Scottish Premier League title grew slimmer with a 1-0 loss to 10-man Motherwell.

Simon Lappin scored the only goal in the 32nd minute.

Motherwell's Bob Malcolm was ejected after 51 minutes for a tackle on Massimo Donati.

PORTUGUESE PRIMEIRA LIGA

FC Porto trounced Amadora 6-0 and won its third straight Portuguese Primeira Liga title. Porto's triumph, achieved with five matches remaining, was the earliest of its 23 Portuguese league titles.


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