Sunday, May 20, 2018

Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 19 May 2018
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal

Villarreal team score twice in the final quarter to come from behind and draw with Real Madrid in their final game of the season in La Liga.

Real Madrid: 11' Gareth Bale 0-1 // 32' Cristiano Ronaldo 0-2 // 
Villarreal: 71' Roger Martinez 1-2 // 85' Samuel Castillejo 2-2 

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Newcastle United vs Chelsea - Competition: Premier League
Date: 13 May 2018 - Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST
Venue: St. James’ Park 

Chelsea team have to settle for a UEL spot following a 3-0 loss to Newcastle United on the final day of the season In English Premier League.

Newcastle United 3-0 Chelsea:
23' Dwight Gayle 1-0 // 59' Ayoze Perez 2-0 // 63' Ayoze Perez 3-0 

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Competition: Spanish La Liga
Date: 6 May 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona have already wrapped up the La Liga BBVA title with a 4-2 win over Deportivo last weekend. They have won 26 of their last 28 home matches and can now become the first team in La Liga history to go unbeaten throughout the entire season. Plus, the Blaugrana have failed to score only once in their last 29 home league games. They have recently beaten Valencia (2-1) and Sevilla (0-5 in Copa del Rey Final) and held Celta Vigo (2-2) to a draw with ten men.
Ernesto Valverde has no injury concerns ahead of the Clasico and is expected to name his best starting XI. That would see Leo Messi and Luis Suarez spearheading the attack, supported by Philippe Coutinho and Andres Iniesta on the flanks. The likes of Sergi Busquets and Ivan Rakitic will anchor the midfield. Sergi Roberto should slot in at right-back, with the likes of Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Piquè completing the four man backline.
Fresh from securing their third UCL final spot in a row - and fourth in five seasons - Real Madrid team enter the Clasico in good form as they are unbeaten in their last eight La Liga games. They have struggled for consistency and have failed to make an impact this campaign. Plus, their Champions League performance against Juv and Bayern were severley conditioned by referees' mistakes. The Blancos are undefeated in 23 of their last 25 away matches. Anyway, Zidane's side suffered a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of their eternal rivals back in December.
Dani Carvajal and Isco both missed Real Madrid's midweek Champions League semifinal and are major doubts here. Nacho should fill in at centre-back, with Raphael Varane struggling midweek due to injury. As a result, Lucas Vazquez could play once again as right back, with Marcelo retaining his berth on the other flank. No suprises are expected in midfield and up front. Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos should start in the middle of the park, with Isco supporting Karim Benzema and Ronaldo upfront. Gareth Bale and Marcos Asensio provide viable alternatives.
Probable lineups:
FC Barcelona: ter Stegen – S.Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, J.Alba – Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Coutinho – Messi, L.Suarez.
Real Madrid: Navas – Vazquez, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo – Casemiro, T.Kroos, Modrić – Asensio, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Barcelona last 5 matches:
10/04/18 Roma 3 – 0 Barcelona
14/04/18 Barcelona 2 – 1 Valencia
17/04/18 Celta 2 – 2 Barcelona
21/04/18 Sevilla 0 – 5 Barcelona
29/04/18 Deportivo 2 – 4 Barcelona

Real Madrid last 5 matches:
15/04/18 Malaga 1 – 2 Real Madrid
18/04/18 Real Madrid 1 – 1 Athletic Club
25/04/18 Bayern Munchen 1 – 2 Real Madrid
28/04/18 Real Madrid 2 – 1 Leganes
01/05/18 Real Madrid 2 – 2 Bayern Munchen

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid team are in the driving seat in this UCL semi-final having won the first leg in Germany with a 2-1 scoreline. Anyway, the current holders cannot afford to be complacent about getting the job done because they were pegged back from a 3-0 advantage by Italian giants Juventus in the previous round before being awarded a last-gasp penalty which Ronaldo tucked away to seal it. Furthermore, their domestic season has been underwhelming as FC Barcelona have secured the title with four games left in La Liga BBVA. Since 2011-12, these clubs have met in two previous semi-finals and one quarter-final of the UCL and Los Blancos have recorded six consecutive wins over the Bavarians.
Dani Carvajal has been been ruled out for Real through injury. Isco both picked up a knock at the Allianz Arena, and he could be replaced by Marcos Asensio. Spanish defender Nacho returned to training at the start of the week after a long spell on the sidelines. As a result, Lucas Vazquez may have to fill in again at right back. Young Moroccan Achraf Hakimi is a viable  alternative. Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested last weekend and will be restored upfront alongside Karim Benzema, who was named on the bench in the first leg. No changes are expected in midfield, where the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro are expected to retain their starting berth.

After suffering a 2-1 defeat at home, despite being the better team, Bayern Munchen  now must come from behind and defeat Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Jupp Heynckes' men need to avoid to waste as many chances as they did in the first leg. They are in a similar position to when the two sides clashed in last season's competition, Bayern won 2-1 at the Bernabeu to level the tie on aggregate but lost out to two goals from Ronaldo and one from Marco Asensio in extra time. No team has ever overturned a 2-1 home first-leg defeat in the Champions League. The Bavarians cruised to a 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, altough they have already locked up the Bundesliga title and played with several fringe players.
Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng were forced off during the opening half of the first leg and are major doubts. Javi Martinez also faces last-minute fitness test in a race to make the teamsheet though David Alaba could return. Niklas Süle will partner Mats Hummels at the heart of the back four. Jupp Heynckes is expected to play with a 4-3-3 system in which Robert Lewandowski will be flanked by Franck Ribery and Thomas muller upfront. James Rodriguez and Thiago Alcantara appear sure starters in midfield. The likes of Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer and Arturo Vidal remain sidelined for the away side.

Probable lineups:
Real Madrid: Navas – Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Casemiro, T. Kroos, Modric , Kovacic – Ronaldo, Asensio.
Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba – J. Martinez – Alcantara, J. Rodriguez – T. Muller, Robery – Lewandowski.

Date: 1 May 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bayern Munchen vs Real Madrid - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Bayern Munchen team missed multiple chances as Real Madrid come from behind to register a 2-1 win in the first leg of their semifinal at Allianz Arena stadium.

Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid (CHAMPIONS LEAGUE):
28' Joshua Kimmich 1-0 // 44' Marcelo 1-1 // 57' Marco Asensio 1-2

Date: 25 April 2018
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munchen

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Manchester City vs Swansea City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 22 April 2018
Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Five different scorers for Pep Guardiola’s Man City as they thump Swansea City team 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City:
12' David Silva 1-0 // 16' Raheem Sterling 2-0 // 54' Kevin De Bruyne 3-0 // 64' Bernardo Silva 4-0 // 88' Gabriel Jesus 5-0 

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Juventus vs Sampdoria - Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 15 April 2018 - Kick-off Time: 17:00 BST
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Torino

Juventus team extend their lead in Italy to six points as they beat Sampadoria 3-0 in Italian Serie A.

Juventus: 45' Mario Mandzukic 1-0 // 60' Benedikt Hoewedes 2-0 // 75' Sami Khedira 3-0

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