Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday. On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008. "In tournaments you need to be winning games and that is what we did today," said Gyan.
It was Sergio to the rescue for Real. After a nine-month, 40-game winning streak was ended by back-to-back losses to Sevilla last Sunday and, more jarringly, Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Real Madrid began a new run of victories with a 2-1 win over Malaga on Saturday. With the win, Real consolidated its La Liga lead, staying at least a point ahead of Sevilla with a game in hand. It will be the 14th time that Real finishes top of the table in 18 rounds of matches, and the 10th in a row.
He did it in style. Wayne Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United on Saturday at Stoke City, as the United and England captain became the all-time leading goalscorer in Red Devils history. Rooney, 31, had equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals two weeks ago and his stunning free kick in stoppage time at Stoke City — the record-breaking goal sealed a 1-1 draw — means he is now out on his own as the leading all-time scorer for United. [ MORE: ] Reacting to the record, this is what Rooney had to say. “Yeah a hell of a lot. A great honor. I’m very proud,” Rooney said. “It is difficult at the minute to be over pleased because of the result, two points dropped. But in the grand