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Celtic Near Third Soccer Title

April 15, 2001

Glasgow Celtic moved within one victory of winning the triple crown of Scottish soccer by beating Dundee United 3-1 Sunday in the Scottish Cup semifinals.

Henrik Larsson scored twice to set the modern club record with 49 goals.

Celtic has already won the league championship and the League Cup. They have a shot at adding a third title on May 26, in the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian, which defeated Livingston 3-0 on Saturday. Celtic last won the Scottish Cup in 1995.

England

Manchester United wrapped up its third straight Premier League title and seventh in nine seasons on Saturday by beating Coventry 4-2, while Arsenal lost to Middlesbrough 3-0.

It’s the first time that a team has won three championships in a row since Liverpool in 1982-84.

Spain

Mallorca moved past Barcelona and into fourth place with a 2-1 victory over Las Palmas on Sunday.

Real Madrid leads the league, eight points ahead of Deportivo La Coruna with eight games remaining.

Germany

Bosnian forward Sergei Barbarez’s goal gave Hamburger SV a 1-1 tie against FC Cologne. Unterhaching also took a small step forward in the fight against relegation by tying Hansa Rostock 1-1.

Italy

Juventus beat Internazionale 3-1 Saturday to move within four standings points of league leader AS Roma, which tied Perugia 2-2.

There were no games in Italy on Sunday.

Netherlands

PSV Eindhoven tied 0-0 at Vitesse Arnhem but still moved closer to its 16th Dutch league championship because second-place Feyenoord lost its third straight game, 2-1 against De Graafschap Doetinchem.

PSV has an 11-point lead in the standings with six games left.

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