- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Manchester United defeated fourth-tier Cambridge 3-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday night following a 0-0 draw on Jan. 23.

Cambridge had a chance to go ahead quickly at Old Trafford when Manchester United’s Daley Blind slipped. Tom Elliott came in on net, and his bending shot beat goalkeeper David de Gea but hit the outside of a post.

The 20-time English league champions, 79 places above Cambridge in the English pyramid, got goals from Juan Mata in the 25th minute, Marcos Rojo in the 32nd and second-half substitute James Wilson in the 73rd. United advanced to a matchup at third-tier Preston North End on Feb. 16.

In the night’s other replay, Sunderland rallied to beat second-tier Fulham 3-1 and will play third-tier Bradford. After Hugo Rodallega put the Cottagers ahead, Sunderland tied it on a fumbled own goal by goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, went ahead on Ricardo Alvarez’s goal and got a penalty kick from Jordi Gomez.

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GERMANY

Bayern Munich remained winless in the second half of the Bundesliga season, finishing a man short in a 1-1 draw with Schalke, the first league home game this season that Bayern failed to win.

Bayern’s Jerome Boateng received a red card in the 17th minute for fouling Sydney Sam, and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer easily caught Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting’s penalty kick. Arjen Robben put the hosts ahead in the 67th with a header off Xabi Alonso’s corner kick, and Benedikt Hoewedes tied the score five minutes later.

Bayern (14-1-4) maintained an eight-point lead over Wolfsburg (11-3-5), which tied 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

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ITALY

Roma was eliminated from the Italian Cup with a 2-0 home loss in the quarterfinals to Fiorentina, which got goals from Mario Gomez in the 65th and 90th minutes. Rome was booed by its fans at Stadio Olimpico.

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FRANCE

Brazilian defender Maxwell’s 27th-minute goal led defending champion Paris Saint-Germain to a 1-0 win at Lille and a berth in the French League Cup final against Monaco or Bastia in the final on April 11.

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