Thursday, November 29, 2012

Twilight Deadlock: Everton, Arsenal Draw



THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Arsenal are caught in another uneventful stalemate as they ended their clash against Everton in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday’s English Premier League.



Theo Walcott promised an impressive start for Arsenal through a strike seconds after the game started. He is currently in doubt for The Gunners in the future, as he has not agreed on a new deal yet to supplant his current one that ends next summer.

Marouane Fellaini gave hope to Everton that they could win w1th ease after scoring his seventh this season through a 28th-minute equalizer. Bacary Sagna’s loss of ball possession allowed Steven Pienaar to assist the Belgian hitman.

  
Photo credits:

Everton – Arsenal [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 29 November 2012, from <http://bongdaplus.vn/Premier-League/TRUC-TIEP-Everton-11-Arsenal-That-vong-Phao-thu/73063.bbd>


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chelsea Fans Threaten To Continue Dissent against Benitez



THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez can expect more jeers from the home crowd as fans firmly stated that they would continue to show antagonism to the Spaniard.


Rafa, the man who led Liverpool to win w1th ease in matches during his 2004-2010 reign at the club, has figured in previous bitter situations against Chelsea, including an incident in which he accused ex-Blues striker Didier Drogba of diving. The impending departures of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole – both being fan favourites, have reportedly increased the tension.

Trizia Fiorellino, chairperson of the Chelsea Supporters’ Group, stated on behalf of the fans that they did not want Rafa to become Roberto di Matteo’s replacement, nor have the Italian replaced in the first place.


Photo credits:

Chelsea Anti-Benitez Fans [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 27 November 2012, from <http://www.bestofthebets.com/features/features/weekend-brakes-nov-26>



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Speeding Mitsubishi Mirage: Tottenham Trounce West Ham



THE LATEST NEWS – Tottenham Hotspur emerged the stronger side on Sunday’s Premier League game at White Hart Lane, beating visiting West Ham United 3-1.


Jermain Defoe served as the Spurs’ main man with his brace. He scored the first one a minute before half time by rebounding Gareth Bale’s bar effort. His second one came on the 64th minute shortly after giving away a penalty for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins.

Bale helped the Spurs to win w1th ease through a successful effort that amended his failed attempt. Andy Carroll scored his first for the Hammers eight minutes before stoppage time, but his side did not manage a turnaround.




Photo credits:

Tottenham Hotspur – West Ham United [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 26 November 2012, from <http://www.sportsdirectnews.com/premier-league/7781-half-time-tottenham-hotspur-1-0-west-ham-united.php>



Monday, November 26, 2012

Keputusan UPSR 2012 Deadlock: Lazio, Tottenham, Draw in UEFA Europa League



THE LATEST UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS – Roman side Lazio faced Tottenham Hotspur in Wednesday’s Europa League match, with both sides ending the game in a 0-0 stalemate.

Both sides have promising chances to win w1th ease over the other. The Spurs’ Gareth Bale slotted an effort inside Lazio’s net during the game’s first five minutes, but officials have ruled it offside.  Hugo Lloris exhibited sharpness through keeping himself busy with remarkable saves.



Libor Kozak stood as Lazio’s main scoring threat. The striker fired towards the opposition netting four times, with all ending up on Lloris’ saves.


Photo credits:

Lazio – Tottenham Hotspur [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 23 November 2012, from <http://www.goal.com/en-ca/>




Friday, November 23, 2012

Intense UPSR Result 2012: Arsenal Beat Montpellier, Clinch 13th UEFA Champions League Qualification



THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Arsenal successfully routed Montpellier 2-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League game, securing them a 13th consecutive qualification spot for the tournament.



Thomas Vermaelen’s header found Jack Wilshere, who made a clean finish to secure the game’s first goal in favour of Arsenal. The Gunners proceeded to win w1th ease through a Lukas Podolski volley that found the back of the net.

With 10 points from three wins, one draw and one defeat, Arsenal effectively sealed qualification for Champions League, falling second behind Schalke 04’s 11 points.
  


Photo credits:

Arsenal - Montpellier [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 22 November 2012, from <http://www.football365.com/news/21554/8266539/Arsenal-Ease-Through>


Disheartening UPSR Result 2012: Chelsea Fires Manager Roberto Di Matteo



THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich officially fired manager Roberto Di Matteo, following a disappointing string of recent performances.



Di Matteo, the man who led Chelsea to win the Champions League and FA Cup trophies last season, failed to direct the club to win against Juventus, losing 3-0 as a result. The outcome could lead them to become the first European champions to exit early in the next season.

Pep Guardiola remains the favourite to replace Di Matteo. The Spaniard led Barcelona to win w1th ease for numerous titles, including the sextuple won in two seasons within 2009.

Photo credits:

Roberto Di Matteo [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 22 November 2012, from <http://www.3news.co.nz/Chelsea-manager-Roberto-Di-Matteo-sacked/tabid/415/articleID/277606/Default.aspx>



Thursday, November 22, 2012

AIM 2012 Tension: Di Matteo in Danger of Replacement by Benitez at Chelsea

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea’s latest struggles in winning games has placed Roberto Di Matteo in the crossfire, as he hangs on to his post as the Blues’ manager following reports on his replacement in January.



Rafael Benitez, former manager of Valencia, Liverpool and Inter Milan, stands as the frontrunner to replace Di Matteo at Chelsea. The Spaniard has won titles under different European top clubs, including the Champions League during his time in Liverpool.

Di Matteo’s failure to lead Chelsea to win w1th ease in matches has reportedly frustrated owner Roman Abramovich. Problems concerning striker Fernando Torres’ uninspiring performances have led the club to scout for replacements, including Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao.


Photo credits:

Rafael Benitez [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 21 November 2012, from <http://www.theweek.co.uk/football/chelsea/45710/chelsea-eriksson-keen-benitez-stakes-his-claim>




Fantastic AIM 2012 Triumph: Barcelona Defeat Hosts Spartak to Ensure UEFA Champions League Qualification



THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – A Lionel Messi brace brought Barcelona back on track to ensure Champions League qualification, as they defeated hosts Spartak Moscow 0-3 on Tuesday.

Barcelona dominated the first half as Dani Alves scored the opener on the 16th minute. Messi led his side to win w1th ease as he scored his first on the 27th, followed by a Pedro-assisted second 12 minutes later.

The result placed Messi closer to beating Gerd Muller’s 85 goals in a calendar year record. The Argentinian hitman now has 80 goals under his name since January 2012.

Photo credits: 
Spartak Moscow – Barcelona [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 21 November 2012, from <http://www.football411.com/news/0,22187,14287,00.html>




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A McDonalds Decision: Man Utd to Play Galatasaray in UEFA Champions League Game without Experienced Players

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Manchester United will go through their next Champions League challenge against Galatasaray without the help of their key playing figures.




Striker duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will not play on United’s away game against their Turkish rivals. Apart from the two, the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra, David De Gea and Rio Ferdinand will be absent on the match.

United will give starting positions to players inexperienced in Europe matches, in their bid to win w1th ease once more – Marnick Vermijl, Larnelle Cole, Joshua Kind, Davide Petrucci, Nick Powell and Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Photo credits:

Wayne Rooney [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from <http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Wayne+Rooney/Manchester+United+Training+Session/Ejne-EDGDAQ> 




Serious McDonalds Situation: Galatasaray Aim Norwich-Style Win Over Man Utd in UEFA Champions League Match

THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Turkish champions Galatasaray will aim for a Norwich City-inspired victory when they host Manchester United in their next Champions League match.





While Galatasaray are not expecting to win w1th ease against the English giants, they are confident of winning over a side that is without the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Rio Ferdinand, among others.

Last Saturday, United lost to hosts Norwich 1-0 in the Premier League. Galatasaray winger Nordin Amrabat said that his side is taking inspiration from that match, saying that they could do the same to their opponents when they meet again.

Photo credits:

Nordin Amrabat [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from <http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Nordin+Amrabat/Manchester+United+v+Galatasaray+UEFA+Champions/uoXLVCavbXQ >




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Great Moment during Happy Deepavali: Man City Back On Top after Dashing Aston Villa

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Premier League champions Manchester City as they thrashed hapless visitors Aston Villa in a delightful 5-0 performance. The result brought the home side back on top of the league table over derby rivals Manchester United.



Leading City to win w1th ease is David Silva, who scored on the 43rd minute. Argentinians Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez each had a brace on the second half. Firstly, Aguero and Tevez sequentially netted penalties, after which they fired goals in successive fashion.

The result delighted City manager Roberto Mancini, as he credited Aguero and Tevez for their massive impact in the game. Villa manager Paul Lambert, on his part, lamented on the game officials’ decisions.


Celebrating Happy Deepavali: Arsenal Wins Home Match against Rivals Tottenham

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Arsenal came on red-hot against visitors Tottenham Hotspur as they thrilled the Emirates stadium home crowd by securing a 5-2 win on Saturday’s Premier League.



The Spurs sought to win w1th ease against Arsenal as striker Emmanuel Adebayor slotted on the 10th minute. His send-off against Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla caused his side to crumble throughout the game.

With Adebayor out of the pitch by the 17th minute, Arsenal took the advantage to heighten their lead. Per Mertesacker first fired an equalizer, then Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud followed suit with goals before half time. Cazorla found the back of the net on the 60th minute.

Gareth Bale brought in the Spurs’ second and last goal of the game on the 71st minute, but his 10-man side failed to settle matters, letting in Theo Walcott’s injury time finish that ensured victory for the home side.



Monday, November 19, 2012

Stellar Anugerah Skrin 2012 Return: Rosicky Starts Training With Arsenal


THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – After months of staying in the sidelines, midfielder Tomas Rosicky is now back to training with Arsenal following his recovery from an Achilles problem.



Manager Arsene Wenger plans to lead Arsenal to win w1th ease in their upcoming games, following a disappointing start this season. Rosicky was out since the start of the current season due to an Achilles injury he sustained during EURO 2012.

Other returning players like Aaron Ramsey, Gervinho and Wojciech Szczesny will join Rosicky’s comeback.


Photo credits:

Tomas Rosicky [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 16 November 2012, from <http://www.skysports.com/football/euro2008/story/0,23063,11966_3542343,00.html>


Anugerah Skrin 2012 Drama: Suarez Happy at Liverpool - Rodgers


THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers discounted talks of transferring striker Luis Suarez to Manchester City, saying that the Uruguay international is happy to stay at the red Merseyside club.

While Liverpool underwent struggles to win w1th ease against other sides in the Premier League this season, Rodgers is keen to improve on their poor start. The manager deems Suarez as highly important for the club, being their main goal scorer since the start of the season.

Suarez recently signed a new deal with Liverpool, which extended his previous contract for up to five more years.

Photo credits: 
Luis Suarez [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 16 November 2012, from <http://www.soccer365.com/news/european_news/general/28003/suarez_planning_liverpool_stay > 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

World Class Lee Chong Wei Performance: Ibrahimovic Scores All Four for Sweden to Beat England

THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS – Zlatan Ibrahimovic led hosts Sweden over England on Wednesday’s friendly, scoring all four goals to lead the home side 4-2 at the new Friends Stadium.




Ibrahimovic scored the first goal of the game 20 minutes from kick-off. Successful efforts from Danny Welbeck equalized on the 35th minute and Steven Caulker brought the lead to England three minutes later.

Towards the end of the game, Ibrahimovic’s power turned full force. After scoring goals on the 77th and 84th minute, the Swedish hitman fired an incredible overhead kick from 30 yards, ensuring his side to win w1th ease in the match.


A Shocking Anugerah Skrin 2012 Move: Manchester City Want to Sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

THE LATEST UEFA ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Manchester City are contemplating on signing Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez during the January transfer window.


The surprise move by City will most likely see striker Mario Balotelli’s departure from the club to fund the estimated £50 million price tag of Suarez. The transfer might encounter difficulties, as Suarez have recently reaffirmed his future at Anfield with a contract running until 2017.



Suarez has led Liverpool’s scoring force this season – a time when the club is struggling to win w1th ease, as they stay 13th on the Premier League table. 

Photo credits: 
Luis Suarez [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 15 November 2012, from <http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Luis+Suarez/Chelsea+v+Liverpool+Premier+League/eQPPmYet4yj>

Sign a Striker with Lee Chong Wei Winning Standards: Chelsea Told To Go After Falcao and Leave Out Torres in Strike Force

THE LATEST UEFA ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea ex-manager Ruud Gullit advised his former club that they must get Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao in January to replace their senior striker Fernando Torres for them to have stronger title-winning chances.




Critical of Torres’ lacklustre finishing and disappointing goals-to-game ratio, Gullit said that Chelsea needs a more prolific striker like Falcao in order for them to emerge as Premier League and Champions League winners this season.

The ex-Chelsea boss noted that Torres failed to replicate his success in previous clubs Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, citing his inability to lead the London club to win w1th ease over opponents through fine finishes. 

Photo credits:  
Radamel Falcao [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 14 November 2012, from <http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Radamel+Falcao/Club+Atletico+de+Madrid+v+Athletic+Club+La/nHqX-sC27yd >

Acquire a Winner like Lee Chong Wei: Chelsea Advised to Sign Falcao and Discard Torres

THE LATEST UEFA ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit said that the Champions League winners must go after Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and abandon current first-choice striker Fernando Torres if they want to win titles this year.



Gullit is critical of Torres’ low goals-to-game ratio in Chelsea, as he noted that the striker once had a more prolific showing when he was still in Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. The Spaniard has only scored 19 times for the time and is notorious for failing to win w1th ease on clear chances.

Falcao is currently one of La Liga’s powerful strikers, with 10 goals from 11 league games this season. Apart from Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City are vying to sign the striker in January. 

Photo credits:  Radamel Falcao [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 14 November 2012, from <http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Radamel+Falcao/Club+Atletico+de+Madrid+v+Athletic+Club+La/oWDPUM8VjZ1 >

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Just Like Victory in the US Election: Djokovic Earns 2012 ATP World Tour Title over Federer

THE LATEST SPORTS NEWS – Serbian no. 1 Novak Djokovic earned this year’s ATP World Tour Title by winning against Swiss rival Roger Federer in the final.


Djokovic endured a gruelling 2 hours and 14 minutes to beat Federer in two sets 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. The ATP titleholder cited his rival’s sharp offensive technique in maintaining defence as his strongest point.

While Djokovic said that he found it difficult to win w1th ease over Federer, he noted that he tried his best to launch counterattacks against his contender for the no. 1 world ranking. The Serbian will end the season at no. 1 with both the Australian Open and ATP World Tour titles.

Photo credits: 
Novak Djokovic [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 13 November 2012, from <http://www.skysports.com/>


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Is He Joining For Champions League Football? Chelsea Prepare £30 Million for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini


THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Chelsea are preparing to spend money anew on new players as they target Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini for a £30 million price tag in January.

Fellaini’s flexibility is his most attractive factor for Chelsea, as the player has abilities to figure as a forward, defensive midfielder or even in the back line. The Blues will line up an attractive promise to the 24-year old big-haired player – the opportunity to play Champions League football.

Di Matteo is planning to increase his side’s strength to win w1th ease against opponents to win both the Premier League and Champions League titles.

Photo credits:  Marouane Fellaini [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 12 November 2012, from <http://www.sport360.com/article/chelsea-alert-fellaini-reveals-european-dream >

Winning like Obama: West Ham Clinch Victory against Newcastle

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Sunday’s Premier League saw West Ham claiming a win over hosts Newcastle after a poor showing from the Magpies resulted to their 0-1 defeat.


The lone goal of the game came from Kevin Nolan, who rebound Joey O’Brien’s failed attempt to penetrate the hosts’ woodwork. Officials ruled out Demba Ba’s header effort after showing that keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen closely took the ball out of the line.

West Ham appeared to win w1th ease against Newcastle due to the hosts’ poor showing in attack. Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi’s presence did not provide much impact to the Magpies. 



Photo credits:


Newcastle United – West Ham United [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 12 November 2012, from <http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-united/nufc-news//tm_headline=newcastle-united-0-west-ham-united-1-final-whistle-match-report%26method=full%26objectid=32200960%26siteid=72703-name_page.html>

Monday, November 12, 2012

Just Like the Tight US Election: Anzhi Makhachkala Clinch Narrow Win over Liverpool in UEFA Europa League


THE LATEST UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS – Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are now top of their Europa League group table after a slender 1-0 win over English visitors Liverpool on Thursday.

Anzhi looked promising to win w1th ease over a Liverpool squad consisting of players inexperienced in European competition. Towering striker Lacina Traore gave the Russian side their fine moment by firing past keeper Brad Jones.


Liverpool sought to level matters but the command set by experienced players Joe Cole and Jonjo Shelvey proved inadequate to push the young men towards setting a stiffer competition.



Photo credits:

Lacina Traore [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 9 November 2012, from < http://www.teamtalk.com/>

Friday, November 09, 2012

UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund to Face at the Santiago Bernabeu


THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund, who are on top of Group D in this year’s Champions League group stage, have surprised many after beating La Liga champions Real Madrid 2-1 in their last home match. Can the Die Borussen win with ease against Los Blancos at their next game at the Santiago Bernabeu?

Dortmund’s seven points – two wins against Ajax and Real Madrid and one draw from Manchester City, has brought great advantage for the German side, considering that they are part of the league’s “Group of Death” this season. Madrid’s previous loss to Dortmund, preceded by two wins over Ajax and Manchester City, led them to drop to second place with six points.

With Madrid appearing lacklustre in form as seen in their sluggish La Liga start this season, a home defeat against an impressive Dortmund looks possible. While manager Jürgen Klopp appears to be in control of the German side, disputes within Jose Mourinho’s dressing room might further drag their Champions League campaign downwards. Rumours of current spats against key players such as Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos have surrounded the Portuguese manager lately, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s ongoing problems could further endanger the side.


Photo credits:

Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 6 November 2012, from <http://www.premierhighlight.com/Matches/Borussia-Dortmund-2-1-Real-Madrid-20121025>



Thursday, November 08, 2012

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Greatest Contenders in UEFA Champions League - Ferguson


THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson named Barcelona, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund as his side’s heaviest possible opponents in their Champions League campaign this season.

Ferguson noted that he and the rest of United are not expecting to win with ease against the Spanish and German heavyweights, saying that those three “will have outstanding chances”. He hopes that his side “can join them” in being formidable contenders for the European trophy.

By far, United have won all four of their group stage games in the Champions League, bringing them ahead with 12 games over group mates Galatasaray, CFR Cluj and Braga. 



  



 
Sir Alex Ferguson [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 8 November 2012, from <http://www.soccer365.com/news/european_news/general/27435/fergie__united_can_go_all_the_way>