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Monday, December 11, 2017

Lazio Rome vs FC Torino   
Competition: Italian Serie A  
Date: 10 December 2017
Kick-off Time: 21:00 GMT
Venue: Olimpico Stadium, Rome



Lazio Rome team believe that the time has come to defeat FC Torino and win all three points, especially as they start to losing pace with the leading teams in the Serie A. After seven-game winning streak, coach Inzaghi players, had played two not so good games in the league. Firstly Lazio lost the city derby to Roma 2-1, while after that they merely drew at home with Fiorentina 1-1.
Nevertheless, last weekend Lazio difficultly won away match with Sampdoria 2-1, and now the team again stand behind fifth-placed Roma for just two points, while third-positioned Juventus, which played one match more, currently has five points more than Lazio. On the other hand, after five rounds of the group phase Lazio Rome qualified for the knockout phase and last week’s defeat away by Waragme from Belgium 3-2 didn’t do any harm. Still out of action are only injured midfielder, di Gennaro and forward Nani.
For Torino, it is very important to say that this away match with Lazio Rome comes for them after 06 matches in which they were not defeated, although in the same period Lazio won only at home against Cagliari and second-division Carpi in the Coppa Italia. Torino has series of four consecutive draws in the league, where matches mostly ended with 1-1 result, while two rounds ago they played a goalless drew with AS Milan.
Because of injuries defender Ansaldi, midfielder Obi and forward Niang are questionable for this match.

Probable Lineups:
Lazio Rome: Strakosha – Bastos, de Vrij, Radu – Marusic, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic – Luis Alberto – Immobile
FC Torino: Sirigu – de Silvestri, N'Koulou, Burdisso, Barreca – Acquah, Rincon, Baselli – Falque, Belotti, Ljajic


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Monday, December 4, 2017

Benevento vs AC Milan
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 3 December 2017

AC Milan faced Benevento in a match that ended with a draw at Sadio Ciro Vigorito. The final score of the game was 2-2.
 Benevento 2-2 Milan (Serie A) 
38' Giacomo Bonaventura 0-1 // 50' George Puscas 1-1 // 57' Nikola Kalinic 1-2 // 90' Alberto Brignoli 2-2

 


Kick-off Time: 11:30 GMT
Venue: Stadio Ciro Vigorito, Benevento
 
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Juventus vs Napoli Italian Serie A 01-12-2017

 
Napoli vs Juventus
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 1 December 2017
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Napoli
 
SSC Napoli absolutely deserve their actual leading position on the Italian Serie A table, because the team has 12 wins and only two draws in 14 wins, while, together with Roma, so far received the least goals of all the teams in the Serie A league.
Nevertheless, these brilliant parties in the championship have left a mark on their UEFA Champions League appearances, with the proviso that after a domestic win of 3-0 over Shakhtar, and the team continues to be in the game for the finals, but for placement in the round of sixteen, but for something like that Napoli needs a victory over Feyenoord and for Shakhtar to lose over Manchester City at home. However, despite the fact that Napoli is against Juventus announcing maximal engagement in order to win new 03 points, especially because they are missing only the injured defender Ghoulam and striker Milik.
As for the actual champions, unlike Napoli, Juventus has already suffered two defeats in the Serie A this season, which is why the team, in this moment, occupy only the 3rd place on the table and have two points less than Inter Milan and four compared to the leading Napoli. That is why, Juventus is now announcing that they will do their best to stay undefeated in Napoli, while they will certainly try to get all the three points and thus come to one point difference from Napoli.
Otherwise, Juventus will, in the next week, have a very important performance in the UEFA Champions League, even though they themselves are deciding on their own destiny, and for placement in the finals, they need to defeat Olympiacos or that the team of Sporting does not celebrate over Barcelona at home. But the team is currently fully focused on this Serie A derby. Juventus has 03 injured strikers: Higuain, Bernardeschi and Pjaca.

 Probable Lineups:
Napoli: Reina – Maggio, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Hysaj – Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Juventus: Buffon – Barzagli, Benatia, Chiellini – Cuadrado, Pjanic, Khedira, Alex Sandro – Dybala, Douglas Costa – Mandzukic

 
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Leicester City vs Tottenham
Competition: English Premier League
 
 
Date: 28 November 2017
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester
 
Leicester City can boast with the fact that out of the last 3 away games with Tottenham, they won one and drew two, and now many in Leicester City think that the time has come to defeat them at home. However, if coach, Puel players,' want positive outcome of this game they have to play much better than in the previous rounds in which they won away Stoke and West Ham, and lost at home to leading Manchester City.
Right that duel with the Citizens should be the best example what they expect from the Spurs, especially as Tottenham need points to return in the very top of the English Premiership. Last weekend the Foxes met the Hammers away and they showed good defence but were not good in attack, for example scorer of the only goal was midfielder Albrighton. Players who will miss this match are: injured stopper Huth and midfielder James, and suspended midfielder Silva.
The guests from London, Tottenham, merely drew at home with West Bromwich 1-1 last weekend, which together with defeat in the previous round by the city rival, Arsenal, pulled them down for the first time in this season to the 5th place in the English Premier League table. Tottenham still have just 02 points fewer than leading Chelsea and are by that still in the race for the very top but only under the condition to start winning, which was the case at the beginning of this season.
It seems that all those great results made in the UEFA Champions League in which Tottenham reached the round of 16 after just five rounds as the first team in the group and ahead of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have exerted its toll on their ability to compete in the English Premier League and now against Leicester City, they definitely must play much better if they want to win all the three points. Currently out of action are only injured, stopper Alderweireld and midfielder Wanyama.

Leicester City results in the last 5 matches:
24/10/17 Leicester City 3 – 1 Leeds United
29/10/17 Leicester City 2 – 0 Everton
04/11/17 Stoke City 2 – 2 Leicester City
18/11/17 Leicester City 0 – 2 Manchester City
24/11/17 West Ham 1 – 1 Leicester City

Tottenham results in the last 5 matches:
01/11/17 Tottenham 3 – 1 Real Madrid
05/11/17 Tottenham 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
18/11/17 Arsenal 2 – 0 Tottenham
21/11/17 Borussia Dortmund 1 – 2 Tottenham
25/11/17 Tottenham 1 – 1 West Brom
 
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Monaco vs PSG
Competition: French League 1
Date: 26 November 2017
Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco 

Monaco 1-2 PSG (French League 1) 
19' Edinson Cavani 0-1 // 52' Neymar (pen.) 0-2 // 81' Joao Moutinho 1-2

Monaco lost to Paris Saint Germain by 1-2 in the French League match of yesterday night at Stade Louis. Both teams played well, but the final decision was to PSG.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Athletic Bilbao vs Hertha BSC
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: November,23rd, 2017
Kick-off Time: 18:00 GMT
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao has many problems on, and today in the UEFA Europa league virtually everything depends on this match and they have to look for a win over Hertha, while a draw might also be good, depending on the outcome of the second match. In the last round, Athletic defeated Ostersund in their field with 1-0, so the team is hoping to win again, but that is why there is less hope that they will win placement on European scene through championship.
Athletic Bilbao have not won for four rounds yet, but after three defeats, at least they did in the last round. Their rival was, Villarreal, and the fact that they were playing in Bilbao was not a big advantage for Athletic. The guests have been running for a long time, and Arrizabalaga has also defended the penalty, and then, as usual, the rescuer was, Aduriz. Players, Benat and Munia will be absent due to injuries, and Nunez is suspended.
Hertha BSC also has problems and is in an even worse situation, because they are even closer to the relegation zone in the championship, especially after the defeat in the previous round, but they also earlier had major problems. Hertha was already eliminated from the Cup, and similar thing awaits them in the UEFA Europa League. So to prevent this from happening, they need to defeat Athletic Bilbao in this duel. One big question is whether Hertha can do it in a period when their form is desperately bad, especially away.
San Mames Stadium is definitely not a stadium where it is easy to make a situation when they are already shaken by the home defeat of Borussia M'gladbach. Hertha have experienced the crush already in the first 20 minutes when they received even three goals and then in the end it was all just an attempt to avoid defeat to which they did succeeded to some extent. After the draw in Wolfsburg, players, Pekarik and Lazaro ended up on the bench, while Stark was not in the team because of injury injury. He will not be present, the suspended Ibisevic, and of the previously injured Stocker and Darida.

Probable lineups for this match of the UEFA Europa League:
Athletic Bilbao: Herrerin – Boveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga – San Jose, Vesga – Williams, Raul Garcia, Cordoba – Aduriz
Probable lineups Hertha BSC: Jarstein – Pekarik, S.Langkamp, Rekik, Plattenhardt – Lustenberger, Meier – Weiser, Skjelbred, Kalou – Selke


 
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Iceland vs Czech Republic
Competition: Friendly
Date: 8 November 2017
Kick-off Time: 14:45 GMT
Venue: Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium

Iceland played well in qualifications and it won the first place in very demanding group shared with Croatia,  Turkey and Ukraine. At some point, Icelnad seemed that they cannot reach even the 2nd place as they allowed themselves a luxury to lose to Finland but, in the meantime, they defeated Ukraine and Turkey, which was the key moment, away by sound 3-0. At the end, the Icelanders defeated Kosovo and ended up at first place with three victories and clean sheet. This is the first historic qualification for the FIFA World Cup and it follows first participation at UEFA European championship last year.
Facing Czech Republic is a good starting preparation for the World Cup and it will also face Qatar. Coach, Hallgrimsson, has problems to gather the team and he invited several players later on as a plan B. Players, Sigurdarson and Saevarsson, haven’t recovered yet.
Czech Republic won the last two qualification matches, but didn’t bring any good to the Czechs since they ruined their chance to qualify for the FIFA World Cup much earlier. They might have done something close to the end if they defeated Norway and Northern Ireland away and Germany at home, but they won just one point from those three games. Czech Republic hoped after qualifying for the final tournament of European Championship, where they didn’t make a name for themselves, to repeat the success and qualify for another major competition.
Their qualifying group wasn’t too difficult and the second place seemed to be theirs but, unfortunately, they didn’t play well. Several older players left the national team after the European Championship in France, which was felt in the team’s performance. The Czechs want to keep a good record after victories over Azerbeijan and San Marino, but, coach Jarolim, doesn’t have at disposal all players that he would like to see in the team. There are no defenders Kaderabek and Gebre Selassie, and midfielder Darida, while Dockal, Krejci and Zmrhal are injured. Young forward player, Schick, is also out of action, so the starting line-up will be truly a mixed team.

Probable lineups:
Iceland: Halldorsson – Ingason, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason – Sigurjonsson, Gunnarsson – Gudmundsson, Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson – Finnbogason
Czech Republic: Pavlenka – Boril, Brabec, Suchy, Novak – Soucek, Jankto – Kopic, Barak, Husbauer – Krmencik



 
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