Morning Ticker: Mexican clubs shunned, Tevez wants to leave Man Utd and Hamburg wins UEFA Cup semi

Morning Ticker: Mexican clubs shunned, Tevez wants to leave Man Utd and Hamburg wins UEFA Cup semi

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Morning Ticker: Mexican clubs shunned, Tevez wants to leave Man Utd and Hamburg wins UEFA Cup semi

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For Mexican clubs San Luis and Chivas de Guadalajara, reaching the knockout rounds of Copa Libertadores should have been reason to celebrate. It has instead become a cause for controversy.

The Swine Flu epidemic has led CONMEBOL to force both San Luis and Chivas to consider alternative options for holding its home legs of the Copa Libertadores outside of Mexico. Both teams were believed to have found a solution in Colombia, but nowthe South American nation has balked at playing host, citing public health concerns.

So what now? San Luis, which faces Uruguayan side Nacional, and Chivas, which is set to meet Brazilian club Sao Paolo, could be forced to play both legs in their opponents country, or both two-game series could be switched to one-game series.

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Tevez ready to leave Man Utd

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has become a bit of a fan favorite at Old Trafford because of is relentless approach to the game and skill, but his lack of consistent playing time has him ready to leave Manchester United.

"With respect to the fans and the history of Manchester United, I don't want to leave the club. But, from a personal aspect, my exit will be the best solution," Tevez said in a recent radio interview.

With United linked to summer bids for the likes of Kaka and Karim Benzema, Tevez's departure is looking more and more likely, with Spain the most likely of destinations.

Hamburg wins, Shakhtar draws in UEFA semifinals

Piotr Trochowski's header proved to be the difference in Hamburg's 1-0 UEFA Cup semifinal victory over Werder Bremen in the first leg of their series. The All-German semifinal series will be decided on Thursday when the second leg is played.

The picture is less clear in the other semifinal series, where Shakhtar Donetsk used an equalizer from Fernandinho to salvage a road draw, 1-1, in its All-Ukraine semifinal vs. Dynamo Kiev.

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That's all for now. What do you think of the Mexican clubs having trouble finding a place to play their Libertadores match? Hoping San Luis' Michael Orozco will ge this chance to shine? Where do you see Carlos Tevez playing next year? Think we'll see a Hamburg-Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Cup final?

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