Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

From first league, Real trailed by a goal then Cristiano Ronaldo strikes -- the first, a penalty and next is a neat low

finish which put them in control.With a spot kick done by Arjen Robben, he leveled the tie for Bayern. No further

goals meant a shoot-out, which Bastian Schweinsteiger settled to send his team to the final goal.While Mario

Gomez and David Alaba scored for Bayern, the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer played a major part saving real's first two

penalties, from Kaka and Ronaldo.This was the second time in major Champions League shoot-outs ronaldo had

missed from the spot. If you remember he also failed for Manchester United in the 2008 final against Chelsea.So let's

follow the game of Real Madrid and see if they will beats Sevilla FC.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pep keeps faith in Barca

Coach optimistic ahead of second-leg showdown with Chelsea

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola remains optimistic his side can progress to the UEFA Champions League final ahead of Chelsea as they look to overthrow a first-leg deficit. The Catalans head into the semi-final second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to the Blues in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and then suffering a home defeat to arch rivals Real Madrid on Saturday. But Guardiola insists he is not feeling the pressure due to the trust he has in his players to perform.

"I have many players and can choose Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol, who are a good combination in central defence.

"We wanted to have the right players to face [Karim] Benzema, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Angel] Di Maria and that is why I decided to play with the players I have chosen so far.

"I do appreciate Gerard because of his approach to life and because how he loves football. The rest is just my decision, the fact he plays or not."

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Van Der Vaart 'happy at Spurs'

Rafael van der Vaart says he has no intention of leaving Tottenham in the summer even if they miss out on the Champions League.

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Following a season of much promise Tottenham are in danger of ending up empty handed and could miss out on a place in the top four and Europe's elite competition.

That has lead to suggestions they may struggle to keep hold of their star players but Van der Vaart says he has been there and done it and is happy and content to stay at White Hart Lane.

The former Real Madrid star is pledging his long-term future to the club and that will be music to the ears of those Spurs supporters who will be fearing an exodus should they miss out on the top four.

"Even if we don't manage to get into the Champions League, that is no reason for me to leave," the midfielder revealed.

"Any young player wants to play for Barcelona, Manchester United or Real Madrid.

"But that is something I've done, and I am now happy at Spurs."

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lazio Vs Lecce football liga match preview

A nice way to describe Lazio’s past month is woeful. Losing thrice away from home is not the same side we have known over the course of the season. And what makes his stat even more shocking is that the Biancocelesti have been getting results at home – almost a reversal of the start of the campaign. It was only three weeks ago ago that Lecce hadn’t had a win in five matches, but since then, the Salentini claimed a brilliant 4-2 win over Roma and a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Catania.

Probable starting XIs:

Lazio : Federico Marchetti, Lionel Scaloni, Modibo Diakite, Giuseppe Biava, Javier Garrido, Lorik Cana, Christian Daniel Ledesma, Alvaro Gonzalez, Anderson Hernanes, Antonio Candreva, Tommaso Rocchi

Lecce : Massimiliano Benassi, Massimo Oddo, Andrea Esposito, Nenad Tomovic, Juan Cuadrado, Gennaro Delvecchio, Guillermo Gonzalo Suarez Giacomazzi, Andrea Bertolacci, Davide Brivio, Luis Fernando Muriel, David Di Michele

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Premier liga match preview Aston Villa Vs Sunderland

Possible lineups: 

Aston Villa: Given; Hutton, Collins, Clark, Warnock; Albrighton, Herd, Ireland, Bannan; Agbonlahor, Weimann

Sunderland: Mignolet; Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Richardson; Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, McClean; Sessegnon, Bendtner

As of April 20 2012, the odds for this match are....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shrews so close after home win

Shrewsbury moved to the brink of automatic promotion after a Matt Richards goal sealed a 1-0 home win over Port Vale on Tuesday night.

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The midfielder fired home a stunning drive 10 minutes into the second half at the New Meadow as Shrewsbury extended their unbeaten home run to 31 matches.

The hosts started positively and almost forced an own-goal from visiting defender John McCombe who was relieved to see his header from a probing Nicky Wroe ball drift just wide.

Vale were indebted to a stunning double save from goalkeeper Chris Martin for keeping Shrewsbury at bay on the half-hour mark as he brilliantly repelled stinging drives from Mark Wright and Richards in quick succession.

The visitors came into the game as the half unfolded and Sean Rigg struck the outside of a post from the edge of the box. But the Shropshire side always looked more likely to break the deadlock with top scorer James Collins unfortunate when he smashed a powerful shot from a tight angle against the bar with Martin beaten.

Richards netted the winner with a 25-yard strike that nestled into the bottom corner. Shrews keeper Chris Neal saved superbly from Marc Richards, while Graham Turner's men almost doubled their advantage when Wright struck a post after Martin saved well from Terry Gornell.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coventry City Vs Millwall match line up

Possible lineups: 

Coventry: Murphy; Clarke, Keogh, Cranie, Hussey; Bell, Norwood, Clingan, McSheffrey; Nimely, McDonald

Millwall: Taylor; Smith, Robinson, Lowry, Craig; Henry, Abdou, Wright, Barron; Keogh, Kane

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Abbott lauds promoted Addicks

Carlisle boss Greg Abbott offered his congratulations to Charlton after their 1-0 win at Brunton Park earned a return to the Championship.
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The Cumbrians, whose own promotion hopes took a knock, were downed by a 76th-minute strike from Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Abbott said: "We only just came up short against a really powerful side. Fair play to Chris Powell and his staff. They are promoted and I wish them all the best for next year."
One of the key moments in the game came after half-time when, with the scores level, Carlisle midfield Liam Noble curled a shot past keeper Ben Hamer, only to see the ball rebound off the left hand upright.
Abbott added: "We needed everything to go our way. The shot was just curling the wrong way. Had it gone in it would have given us that extra energy to see the game out.
"There's nothing worse than a party you are not invited to. But we went 17 home games unbeaten which was a terrific achievement. We just have to keep going and keep believing."
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Freiburg Vs Hoffenheim players line up

Probable Lineup:

Freiburg: Baumann, Sorg, Ginter, Fallou, Mujdza, Caligiuri, Flum, Makiadi, Schmid, Dembélé, Freis. (4-4-1-1).

Hoffenheim: Starke, Beck, Vestergaard, Compper, Johnson, Rudy, Williamss, Vukcevic, Salihovic, Firmino, Schipplock. (4-2-3-1).

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Birmingham City Vs Bristol City football liga match preview

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Birmingham City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8. Bristol City have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Robins have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Birmingham City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 70 points from 42 games. Bristol City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 43 points from 42 matches.

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primera liga match preview Levante Vs FC Barcelona

Probable Lineup:

Levante : Munua, Lopez, Ballesteros, Cabral, Juanfran, Torres, Iborra, Valdo, Barkero, Botelho, Kone

FC Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Fabregas, Messi, Sanchez

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Liverpool board back Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish enjoys the full support of the club's board according to chairman Tom Werner.
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Director of football Damien Comolli departed the club on Thursday and it has also been confirmed that he has been joined by head of sports science and medicine Peter Brukner. But, in a move that will be seen as a vote of confidence, the club maintain that Dalglish has the full support of the board. He said in an interview on the club's official website: "We've got great confidence in Kenny. We feel the team is going to make strides in the future and he enjoys our full support."
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sevilla FC Vs Real Zaragoza football liga match preview

Sevilla will be without Fredi Kanoute for the remainder of the season due to a hamstring injury. With the 34-year-old out of contract at the end of the campaign, the injury could potentially spell the end of his career.

Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez has a long association with Thursday's hosts, having been born in the region and played for them for 14 years. He also managed their second team Sevilla Atletico for seven years before taking over the senior side in 2007.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Manchester City Vs West Bromwich Albion football liga match preview

Manchester City will head into their home fixture against West Bromwich Albion eight points behind rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table. Roberto Mancini's side will realistically have to win all their remaining fixtures, starting with tomorrow's home encounter against the Baggies, if they are to have any chance of clinching the title.

They will have to do so without Mario Balotelli, who is suspended for the match at the Etihad Stadium. However, Mancini is expected to have David Silva available following a knee injury, while Edin Dzeko could also earn a recall to the City attack. Visiting West Brom brought an end to a four-match winless run on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers. Their form away from home this season has been mixed, winning six times from 16 outings. West Brom last recorded a victory at City back in 2003.

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Queens Park Rangers Vs Swansea City football liga match preview

Possible lineups: 

QPR (Probable, 4-5-1): Kenny; Young, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Traoré; Barton, Derry, Barton, Diakité; Taarabt; Zamora.
Out: Hall (hamstring), Dyer (foot), Faurlin (knee), Hill (back).

Swansea (Probable, 4--4-1-1): Vorm; Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor; Routledge, Britton, Sigurdsson, Allen; Sinclair; Graham.
Out: Augustien (ankle), Bodde (knee).

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