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Sunday, December 28, 2014


Tottenham vs Manchester United
Competition: English Premier League
Match date: Sunday, 28 December 2014
Kick Off Time: 12:00 GMT
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, United Kingdom
 
Tottenham are doing well lately as they look to add to their win list against a very tough visiting club in Manchester United. They will need all the help they can get if they are to win after the short rest presented to them in this painfully difficult 2nd match in 3 days. At home this season, Tottenham have won 4 matches but also lost 4 matches in their 9 home games played. They are not the best at home clearly though they have picked it up recently with no losses over their previous 5 home matches in all competitions after starting off so poorly. No injuries to be mentioned here as they are a fully fit squad which will help them this time of year. Christian Eriksen will need to add to his solid 7 goal tally this season in Premier League play if Totts are to come away with any points here as they try to catch up with the rest of the top teams in the EPL. After beating Leicester City 2-1 on the road on a late Eriksen goal Friday, Tottenham will love going back to their home stadium, and their strategy should be very solid despite the opponents impressive streak against them there. The main worry is defense here as they will play some of the most inventive talent in world football, needing to shut them out until they manage to score if Totts are to win this game on Sunday. Keeper Hugo Lloris will want to add to his 3 Clean Sheets, but he may need to wait for an easier offensive opponent to collect his 4th at home. Tottenham will play well on Sunday if they keep to their game-plan and don’t let Man score to quickly. Expect quite the showdown here as these 2 teams dislike each other thoroughly despite no rivalry between them.
Man United team have been in elite form and it showed on Boxing Day Friday against a weak visiting Newcastle United whom they dismantled 3-1 in Old Trafford. Just 2 days later they have to travel into White Hart Lane to face the very solid Tottenham Hotspur who are coming off a 3 game winning streak themselves. Manchester United are no joke anymore after a down year last season, and they will be ready for this grueling episode 2 of weekend football on Sunday. On the road, they are not great by any means as they have only managed 2 wins over 8 away Premier League matches. They have scored 11 goals over these 8 away games while allowing 12 to opponents with a paltry 1 Clean Sheet over this span. Manchester United will need Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling to step up in a big way on the back-line Sunday as they return from an injury hiatus over the last few games. If Angel Di Maria can play as well, expect Manchester United’s streak of staying undefeated against Tottenham over their last 13 visits to White Hart Lane to continue. After a pair of impressive goals on Friday, Wayne Rooney will look to continue his brilliant midfield form as we fully expect him and striker Robin Van Persie to add to their stat sheet with relative ease. Manchester United will need all 3 points as Spurs are starting to close the gap between them being a mere 5 points away in the tables.

Probable lineups:
Tottenham: Lloris – Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose – Bentaleb, Mason – Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli – Kane.
Manchester United: de Gea – Jones, Smalling, Evans – Carrick – Valencia, Mata, Rooney, Young – Falcao, van Persie.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]






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Sunday, December 21, 2014


FC Barcelona vs Cordoba
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Match date: 20 December 2014
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona finished the 2014 last match by a big win against Cordoba where Messi scored pari goal, Suarez, Pedro & Pique also get goal for FC Barcelona. Though still now after Real Madrid but now they are very close to them where they are 1 point below Real Madrid. This 2 goal by Lionel Messi made in him second goal scorer just after Christiano Ronaldo in Spanish Liga.

Goals:  
Barcelona – 2' Pedro Rodriguez 1-0 // 53' Luis Suarez 2-0 // 80' Gerard Pique 3-0 // 82' Lionel Messi 4-0 // 90' Lionel Messi 5-0











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Monday, December 15, 2014


Manchester United vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Match date: 14 December 2014
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Liverpool’s worries deepen as Manchetser United comfortably beat them at Old Trafford. Controversy regarding Juan Mata’s goal, with David de Gea also a standout with a string of good saves. Manchester United registered a win against Liverpool in the match of Premier League.

Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool:
1-0 Wayne Rooney 12' // 40' 2-0 Juan Mata // 70' 3-0 Robin van Persie







Manchester United starting lineup vs Liverpool 2014:- De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Van Persie, Wilson

Liverpool FC starting XI vs Man United 2014:- Jones, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling.



 
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

AS Roma vs Manchester City
Competition: Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

AS Roma were very close to qualify but they conceded 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow during the injury time. They will qualify with a win and will also advance if they draw and CSKA hold Bayern in the other Group E game. A goalless draw would be enough if CSKA don't win against Bayern Munich. If CSKA lose, Roma will progress with a goalless draw but not a score draw. Domestically, the Giallorossi sit second in the standings as they have only mustered a 2-2 draw at home against Sassuolo on Saturday and that stalemate saw them remain three points behind Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan, Gervinho and Francesco Totti didn't start against Sassuolo on Saturday. They should all be fresh and in the starting XI. Maicon is set to be recalled, but Daniele De Rossi is expected to be left on the bench. Vasilis Torosidis is a doubt and will be assessed closer to kick off. Serbian striker Adem Ljajic should retain his starting berth after bagging in a brace in the 2-2 draw with Sassuolo at the weekend.
To go through to the knockout stages of the competition, City have to win or force a score draw with Roma, while bettering the result CSKA achieve in Bayern’s Allianz Arena on Wednesday. If Manuel Pellegrini's side lose against Roma, both Man City and CSKA will be out of the Champions League this season. The Citizen have only arrived in the Italian capital with any chance of progressing thanks to a stunning late comeback against Bayern Munich last time out.
Sergio Aguero ruled out through a knee injury and Yaya Toure is banned. Captain Vincent Kompany might yet be ruled out. Pellegrini will include David Silva in his squad for the first time since October. Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic and Matija Nastasic are all doubtful but Edin Dzeko has returned into action.
Before the game against Sassuolo, Roma side have won all their Serie A fixtures in the Olympic Stadium by at least two goals. Manchetser City have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches in the UCL. Furthermore, Roma have won their last three home games against sides from the EPL.

AS Roma last 5 matches:
09/11/14 Roma 3 – 0 Torino
22/11/14 Atalanta 1 – 2 Roma
25/11/14 CSKA Moskva 1 – 1 Roma
30/11/14 Roma 4 – 2 Inter
06/12/14 Roma 2 – 2 Sassuolo

Manchester City last 5 matches:
22/11/14 Manchester City 2 – 1 Swansea City
25/11/14 Manchester City 3 – 2 Bayern München
30/11/14 Southampton 0 – 3 Manchester City
03/12/14 Sunderland 1 – 4 Manchester City
06/12/14 Manchester City 1 – 0 Everton

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]








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Friday, December 5, 2014


Fiorentina vs Juventus - Competition: Italian Serie A

Fiorentina team come from a triple win away including the Europa League competition, where they are already qualified for the next round. On Sunday, Montella’s team had a great performance vs. Cagliari, having won 4-0 with 2 scores by Mati Fernandez, 1 by Cuadrado and 1 by Mario Gomez, who scored his first goal of the season after 250 days of fasting. The home team are not having the best record in Florence (2-2-2) in this season, compared with the last 2 seasons and on Friday, against the leader of the chart, they will look for the 3rd home win of the season (the last one was on the 29th October vs. Udinese). Montella has some issues in attack but with Gomez back in shape and Cuadrado, always tough to stop for every defense, he could decide to play a defensive match and count on quick counterattacks.

Juventus are once again the Serie A leader in all categories after 13 rounds: points, goals scored and clean sheets. Massimiliano Allegri and his team won a emotional derby on Sunday just in the last 5 seconds thanks to an extraordinary Andrea Pirlo shot. The Bianconeri scored the 1-0 in the first half by a penalty converted by Vidal. Then Torino found a wonderful goal with Bruno Peres after an 80 meter run (the only goal conceded from Juventus in the last 6 official games), before Pirlo won the game. The swiss defender Lichtsteiner will miss the match due to suspension but Padoin, back from suspension, should take his place. The rest of the lineup is the same that faced Torino on Sunday with some doubts on Buffon, who still suffers from back pain.

Probable lineups:
AC Fiorentina: Neto – Savic, Rodriguez, Basanta – Tomovic, Fernandez, Pizarro, Valero, Alonso – Cuadrado, Gomez .
Juventus: Buffon – Padoin, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra – Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba – Vidal – Llorente, Tevez.

Match date: 5 December 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze 

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]






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Monday, December 1, 2014


AS Roma vs Internazionale
Competition: Italian Serie A
Match date: 30 November 2014
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma

Miralem Pjanic’s second half brace sees AS Roma beat Inter in a high scoring game at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma.

AS Roma 4-2 Inter Milan:
22' Gervinho 1-0 // 36' 1-1 Andrea Ranocchia // 47' Jose Holebas 2-1 // 57' 2-2 Pablo Osvaldo // 60' Miralem Pjanic 3-2 // 90' Miralem Pjanic 4-2






AS Roma starting lineup vs Inter 2014:- De Sanctis, Maicon, Holebas, Astori, Manolas, Keita, Nainggolan, Pjanic, Totti, Gervinho, Ljajic.

Inter Milan starting XI vs AS Roma 2014
:- Handanovic, Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Dodo, Juan, Kuzmanovic, Medel, M’Vila, Guarin, Palacio, Osvaldo.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 19:45 GMT
Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Arsenal team sit 2nd in this group, 5 points behind Dortmund, with two wins and one draw in four games. The only defeat came at the hands of the German team as the Gunners lost their opening match 2-0 in Dortmund. Last time out they were leading Anderlecht 3-0 just before the hour mark but an extraordinary collapse saw the game finish 3-3. Furthermore, Arsenal have lost their last two domestic matched against Swansea City and the struggling Manchester United, both by 1-2.
Damian Martinez may be forced to play in goal with David Ospina out and Wojciech Szczesny a doubt. Olivier Giroud is ineligible but Wenger has no more injury concerns. Danny Welbeck will lead the attack once again while Laurent Koscielny could make a surprise return to action.
Borussia Dortmund are currently at top of the group having won all the four matches so far. After the win over Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-0 at Anderlecht and 4-0 at Galatasaray. They also beat Gala 4-1 in Dortmund on Matchday 4. But Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently struggling on the domestic front and are hovering just above the relegation places. At the weekend, though, Borussia Dortmund disappointed their fans once again, with the team dropping a two-goal advantage in the match against newcomers Paderborn.
Key player Marco Reus suffered an injury during that game and he will be out for a couple of months. Ciro Immobile is widely expected to lead the line while Hummels, Sven Bender, Kirch, Sokratis, Blaszczykowski and Nuri Sahin are all doubtful.
Arsenal have only managed to keep the two clean sheets in their last eleven matches played in all competitions now while Dortmund have won five and lost one of their last six away games in the UCL.

Probable lineups:
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Gibbs, Monreal, Mertesacker, Chambers; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Welbeck.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Durm, Subotic, Ginter; Kehl, Gundogan; Aubameyang, Kagawa, Mkhitaryan; Immobile.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

AC Milan vs Inter Milan - Competition: Italian Serie A

AC Milan team have seen their bid to return to UEFA Champions League  football seriously damaged by recent results. After starting the season hot with 14 points from their first 7 league games, the hosts have now picked up just 3 from their last 4 after failing to capitalize on very winnable games against Cagliari and Palermo. Poor defence has seen them concede in every match this season but one, with the lone clean sheet coming against 18th place Chievo. That must change if they hope to win against an Inter team possessing the likes of Icardi and Palacio, and centre-back pairing Mexes and Rami certainly have the ability to do so but must be more consistent throughout the full 90 minutes. However, the Rossoneri do possess a high-powered attack led by French attacker Jeremy Menez and Japanese winger Keisuke Honda. The former has 4 goals on the season, and his goal last time out to salvage a draw with Sampdoria was well-taken and could provide him with the confidence he needs to push on. The latter, on the other hand, has arguably been Milan’s finest player this season, scoring a team-leading 6 goals in league play and adding 2 assists to his tally. With so much firepower in attack, it’s hard to see Milan losing this derby match.
Inter team have been vast disappointments under manager Walter Mazzarri this season. While it wasn’t expected entering the new term for them to give a proper challenge for the top 3, a current 9th place standing will have the fans up in arms. However, help is on the way, as Mazzarri has been shown the exit door and in steps former manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian won 3 league titles with the Nerazzurri back in 2006-2008, and club loyalists will be ecstatic to see their potential savior return to the fold. He has much work to do though, not least of which is getting their top goalscorer from the past 2 seasons (41 goals in all competitions) in Rodrigo Palacio firing again. The Argentine forward has not scored in 743 minutes of play this season, missing a few sitters and a penalty to boot. While young phenom Mauro Icardi has been firing on all cylinders and shows real promise as an up-and-coming talent, he can’t do it all by himself. His dejected look as he was subbed off last time out following a late blown lead to Hellas Verona said it all, and help must come from Palacio or Osvaldo. The latter has been in the medical room for much of the season, but when he has been on the field Inter have scored 13 of their 17 Serie A goals this season. Fortunately for the “visitors,” Osvaldo is back and at full fitness.

AC Milan last 5 matches:
26/10/14 Milan 1 – 1 Fiorentina
29/10/14 Cagliari 1 – 1 Milan
02/11/14 Milan 0 – 2 Palermo
05/11/14 Milan 2 – 0 San Lorenzo
08/11/14 Sampdoria 2 – 2 Milan

Inter Milan last 5 matches:
26/10/14 Cesena 0 – 1 Inter
29/10/14 Inter 1 – 0 Sampdoria
01/11/14 Parma 2 – 0 Inter
06/11/14 Saint-Étienne 1 – 1 Inter
09/11/14 Inter 2 – 2 Hellas Verona

Match date: 23 November 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]








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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Wembley Stadium, London - 15 November, 2014 - Saturday- European qualifying - 17.00 UK KO

England 3-1 Slovenia (Group E)
57' 0-1 (o.g.) Jordan Henderson // 59' Wayne Rooney (pen.) 1-1 // 65' Danny Welbeck 2-1 // 72' Danny Welbeck 3-1








England won by 03 - 01 against Slovenia on Euro Championship 2016 qualifying match. First half of this match was goal zero draw and a coincidence own goal by English Mid fielder Jordan Henderson on 57′ keep ahead Slovenia by 1 – 0. Just after this goal fortunately England got a penalty on 59′ and that shots by Man United forward Rooney and make the score level. Next 2 goal within 13 minutes scored by Danny Welbeck. Good football by England again in Qualifying matches. Still now England played 4 matches in this event and won in every one of them.

England starting lineup vs Slovenia 2014:- Hart, Clyne, Gibbs, Cahill, Jagielka, Henderson, Wilshere, Lallana, Welbeck, Rooney, Sterling.

Slovenia starting lineup vs England 2014:- Handanovic, Cesar, Ilic, Brecko, Andraz Struna, Birsa, Mertelj, Kampl, Kurtic, Novakovic, Kirm





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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Belgium vs Iceland - Competition: International Friendly
Match date: 12 November 2014
Kick Off Time: 18:45 BST
Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin 

Belgium team want to test themselves with a strong opponent before the qualification match with Wales. They are currently on the 3rd place in group B, but they played just 2 games, while Wales, who are leading, played 3 matches already. After a successful World Cup in Brazil, they have risen to a 4th place in the FIFA World Ranking which is their best standing ever. They lost just one game in the whole year 2014, in the WC quarter-final to Argentina. From other 11 games in 2014, they won 9 and drew twice. Chadli, Hazard and Lukaku are in good scoring form in their BPL teams.
Iceland started the qualifications for Euro 2016 very well, they won all 3 matches and are group A leaders. The match with Belgium will be a great test for them, before the important qualification game with the Czech Republic. Sigurðsson is in great form and just last weekend, he scored an extraordinary goal from a free-kick. He also scored 4 goals in the last 3 matches for his National Team. Iceland won their last 4 international games and kept clean sheets in all of them. Still, they lost all 8 games played versus Belgium so far and Iceland are currently ranked on the 28th position in the Fifa World Ranking.

Belgium last 5 matches:
01/07/14 Belgium E 2 – 1 United States
05/07/14 Argentina 1 – 0 Belgium
04/09/14 Belgium 2 – 0 Australia
10/10/14 Belgium 6 – 0 Andorra
13/10/14 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 – 1 Belgium

Iceland last 5 matches:
30/05/14 Austria 1 – 1 Iceland
04/06/14 Iceland 1 – 0 Estonia
09/09/14 Iceland 3 – 0 Turkey
10/10/14 Latvia 0 – 3 Iceland
13/10/14 Iceland 2 – 0 Netherlands

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]






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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Arsenal vs Anderlecht
Competition: UEFA Champions League, Group D
Match date: 4 November 2014
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London 

Arsenal throw away a three goal lead with half an hour to play in the match of Champions League, with Mitrovic scoring a last minute equaliser for Anderlecht.

Goals:  
Arsenal – Mikel Arteta (pen) 25' // Alexis Sanchez 29' // Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 58'
Anderlecht Anthony Vanden Borre 61' // Anthony Vanden Borre (pen) 73' // Aleksandar Mitrovic 90'






Arsenal starting lineup vs RSCA CL 2014:- Szczesny, Chambers, Monreal, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Ox, Cazorla, Alexis, Welbeck.

Anderlecht starting XI vs Arsenal 2014:- Proto, Van den Borre, Mbemba Mangulu, Deschacht, Acheampong, Kljestan, Tielemans , Najar , Praet, Contre, Cyriac.


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Sunday, November 2, 2014


Manchester City vs Manchester United
Competition: English Premier League
Match date: 2 November 2014
Kick Off Time: 13:30 BST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Man City team are coming off an embarrassing 0-2 Capital One Cup loss to Newcastle at home. That said we are still talking about one of the most imposing teams in the world at this point. They should have rested everyone but instead gathered injuries to stars David Silva and Yaya Toure leaving their statuses up in the air for Sunday’s clash in the Etihad. Also they managed to lose to West Ham in Upton Park 1-2 in their previous EPL game. Both these factors should help change the momentum a bit in United’s favor. But, despite this recent humiliation, City boast a top level club sitting in 3rd place of the Premier League, winning 5 of 9 league games played. Led by defensive captain Vincent Kompany and incredible goal scoring talent in Kun Aguero, who has put away a sexy 9 goals in 9 appearances, City will look to utilize these stars in the absence of Silva, Toure to help rebound off recent losses against their hated in-city rivals. If they can manage to control United’s counter attacking game, which they have struggled with this season, Manchester City should gather all 3 points here on their safe return into the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester United have never started an Premier League season as poorly as they have this season. New transfers and mainly a new managing regime led to early problems with finding a team identity. Louis Van Gaal’s tactics are starting to reveal themselves more so recently as United have managed an impressive 1-1 draw at home against the seemingly best club in world football, Chelsea. Going unbeaten with 2 wins in their last 4 is a promising sign for many United fans worldwide. Decisive free kicks and smart, quick turning counters have opened up the creativeness of this team that is starting to gel with each other after the poor start to the new season. They will need more of the same as they travel to play their hated inner city rivals on Sunday as they haven’t managed to beat Man City since late 2012. But, this promising turnaround has many supporters believing a point is within reach if United can manage to keep a cool head against the imposing City team they are about to face. Led by star Dutchman Robin Van Persie, who has been working desperately to get back in form, netting a fine goal to tie Chelsea late in the game last week, as well as the ever loved Wayne Rooney back from suspension, should help United enter the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with dreams of glory and redemption.

Manchester City last 5 matches:
04/10/14 Aston Villa 0 – 2 Manchester City
18/10/14 Manchester City 4 – 1 Tottenham
21/10/14 CSKA Moskva 2 – 2 Manchester City
25/10/14 West Ham 2 – 1 Manchester City
29/10/14 Manchester City 0 – 2 Newcastle

Manchester United last 5 matches:
21/09/14 Leicester City 5 – 3 Manchester United
27/09/14 Manchester United 2 – 1 West Ham
05/10/14 Manchester United 2 – 1 Everton
20/10/14 West Brom 2 – 2 Manchester United
26/10/14 Manchester United 1 – 1 Chelsea


Probable lineups:
Manchester City: Hart – Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy – Milner, Fernando, Yaya Toure, Nasri – Aguero, Dzeko.
Manchester United: de Gea – Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw – Blind, Herrera – di Maria, Rooney, Januzaj – van Persie.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

 







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Sunday, October 26, 2014



Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Match date: 25 October 2014
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
3' 0-1 Neymar // 35' (pen.) Cristiano Ronaldo 1-1 // 50' Pepe 2-1 // 61' Karim Benzema 3-1









Both teams are on a positive run going into the El Clasico, creating an exciting atmosphere as both sides are keen on proving their worth.
The away side actually made a bright start whey Neymar got themselves in front after only four minutes of play. Real Madrid reacted well though after conceding as they kept on pushing forward before eventually grabbing an equalizer on 35 minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty.
After the break, Los Blancos were flying as they managed to outrun Barca, resulting in a second goal scored by Pepe on 50 minutes. A fast counter attacking play from Madrid earned them that important third goal which was netted by Benzema on 61 minutes.

RM starting lineup vs FCB 2014 El Clasico:- Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Kroos, James, Benzema, Ronaldo, Isco.

Barcelona starting XI vs Real Madrid 2014:- Bravo, Mathieu, Pique, Mascherano, Alves, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Neymar, Suarez, Messi.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Anfield Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool team head into the game on the back of a dramatic 3-2 victory against QPR on Sunday, in which they needed two own-goals to secure all three points. Rogers' men are struggling in Champions League as they managed an unconvincing win against Ludogorets and lost to FC Basel in Switzerland. Now the Reds currently sit three points behind Madrid in Group B.
Daniel Sturridge will be missing until November sometime with a calf strain. Mario Balotelli could be set to get another run out, despite his poor performances of late. The Reds could also be without defender Mamadou Sakho while Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Javi Manquillo likely to be recalled.
Real Madrid are in devastating form. The Spanish side have won both of their last two results by five nil, and have recorded nineteen goals in their last five fixtures. Despite their La Liga success and a 5-1 win at home to Basel in their opening group match, Real were less than convincing in their second Champions League outing against Ludogorets.
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale misses out through injury, with Isco set to replace him in the starting line-up. Raphael Varane is out with a virus, Fabio Coentrao also misses out but Benzema has recovered from a hip injury. Real Madrid have won 9 of their last 11 matches in the Champions League while Liverpool have lost just one of their last 18 home matches in UEFA competition. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 19 goals in 12 games this season, while the entire Liverpool team has scored 14 goals in 10 games.

Liverpool last 5 matches:
23/09/14 Liverpool P 2 – 2 Middlesbrough
27/09/14 Liverpool 1 – 1 Everton
01/10/14 Basel 1 – 0 Liverpool
04/10/14 Liverpool 2 – 1 West Brom
19/10/14 QPR 2 – 3 Liverpool

Real Madrid last 5 matches:
23/09/14 Real Madrid 5 – 1 Elche
27/09/14 Villarreal 0 – 2 Real Madrid
01/10/14 Ludogorets 1 – 2 Real Madrid
05/10/14 Real Madrid 5 – 0 Athletic Club
18/10/14 Levante 0 – 5 Real Madrid

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]






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Sunday, October 19, 2014


Southampton vs Sunderland - Competition: Premier League
Match date: 18 October 2014
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire

Ronald Koeman's men were looking determined on that weekend tie as they already grabbed a comfortable 3-0 lead during first 45 minutes. An own goal from Santiago Vergini started the trashing, with Graziano Pelle netting the second and Jack Cork grabbing his team's third.
After the break, things getting much more difficult for Sunderland as they found themselves in an awful situation, with Saints adding five more goals.
Another own goal starting the second period, this time from Liam Bridcutt, before Pelle completing his brace on that tie. Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama along with Sadio Mane adding to Sunderland's misery finishing that tie in 8-0 win for Southampton. 

Southampton 8-0 Sunderland:
12' 1-0 Vergini // 18' 2-0 Pellè // 35' 3-0 Cork // 63' 4-0 Bridcutt // 69' 5-0 Pellè // 78' 6-0 Tadić // 79' 7-0 Wanyama // 86' 8-0 Mane 




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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Germany vs Ireland Republic
Competition: UEFA Euro Qualifying
Match date: 14 October 2014
Venue: Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen 
Goals:  
Germany – Toni Kroos 71;
Ireland Republic – John O’Shea 90;






Germany's unconvincing start into their Euro 2016 qualifier continue as this midweek they failed to pick up all three points against Republic of Ireland. Playing at home, Der Panzer were determined in snatching a win to redeem themselves after getting beaten by Poland in previous fixture.
The home side made a positive start on that tie as they dominated possession and created several opportunities early on. Despite their dominant play, Germany can't seem able to consistently break down their opponent's defense especially during the first 45 minutes.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Joachim Low's men finally manage to break the dead lock with a lovely effort from Toni Kroos on 71 minutes. However, that lead was eventually canceled out when Ireland grabbed a late equalizing goal through John O'Shea's finish.

Germany starting lineup vs Ireland 2014:- Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Durm, Rudiger, Ginter, Kroos, Bellarabi, Draxler, Muller, Gotze.

Ireland Republic starting XI v Germany 2014:- Forde, Wilson, O’Shea, Ward, McGeady, Quinn, Whelan, Meyler, McClean, Keane, Walters.




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Saturday, October 11, 2014


Italy vs Azerbaijan
Competition: UEFA Euro Qualifying
Match date: 10 October 2014
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo

Italy team continuing their positive winning run under Antonio Conte's reign as they grabbed all three points against Azerbaijan on Friday.
Already winning their opening UEFA Euro Qualifying 2016 qualifier match against Norway, Azzurri were determined in grabbing another three points. Dominating proceedings, Azzurri finally got themselves in front through Giorgio Chiellini's header on 44 minutes. However, things got complicated for Italy in the second period when Azerbaijan got a shock equalizing goal thanks to an own goal from Chiellini.
The Juventus' defender was definitely a protagonist on that match as it was he who netted home his side's winning goal six minutes from time.

Italy 2-1 Azerbaijan (Group H):
1-0 Chiellini 44' // 1-1 Chiellini (Own goal) 76' // 2-1 Chiellini 82'












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Saturday, October 4, 2014


Chelsea vs Arsenal - Competition: English Premier League
Match date: 5 October 2014 - Kick Off Time: 14:05 BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea team face off once again with a fellow title challenger. The Blues did well to bag a point on the road against Manchester City a couple weeks back, although they were admittedly disappointed not to see all 3 points after having the lead with just 10 minutes to go. But former club legend Frank Lampard undid their good work, netting the equalizer for the opposition to deny Chelsea their reward. Nevertheless, the London-based club have responded well to that sudden shock, stringing off 3 straight competitive victories. That stretch included their 3:0 thrashing of Aston Villa in which Brazilian wonderkid Oscar flashed his scoring boots. The midfielder has loads of talent, but his indecision at times costs him, and fulfilling potential is easier said than done. Jose Mourinho may have lost a bit of trust in the flair player and will be tentative to hand him the start in such a critical contest, but there are suitable replacements waiting in the balance. The hosts have lost just once in their last 31 English Premier League home matches, but victory will be the only thing on Mourinho’s mind headed into Sunday.
Arsenal sprang alive over the midweek. With an extensive injury list that ruled out many of their starting players, the visitors put together arguably their best performance of the season. A Danny Welbeck hat-trick saw off the Turkish visitors, and manager Arsene Wenger will be more than pleased with his newly-purchased weapon. Pace, power, high work rate, and calm finishing wrap it all up for the Englishman’s day, as the former Manchester United man scored 3 goals in a match for the first time in his career. The confidence from that contest will be vital to the Gunners success this Sunday, but the reality of matters is they have a horrendous road record against the big boys of the EPL. Of course, the players know this and will be flying at the start to avoid a similar fate to that of last season’s when they fell at Stamford Bridge 6:0, but that doesn’t change the fact that psychological factors may end up creeping in if Chelsea get out on top.

Probable lineups:
Chelsea: Courtois – Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta – Matic, Fabregas – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Diego Costa .
Arsenal FC: Szczesny – Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs – Flamini – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Ozil, Sanchez – Welbeck.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Parc des Princes, Paris- 30 September, 2014- 30/10/14- Champions League- Week 2- 19.45 UK KO

PSG showcasing their potential as a threatening team in UCL as they defeated Spanish giant, Barcelona FC on Tuesday.
Playing without their star striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG doesn't seem to have much problem in attacking as they opened the scoring very early trough David Luiz after only 10 minutes.
That lead only lasted for a minute though as Barca got back on level terms from Lionel Messi's fine finish from inside the penalty area. PSG continue to take advantage over Barcelona's vulnerable defense as the home side regained their lead on 26 minute, this time from Marco Verratti's header.
After the break, both teams continue to put on an attacking display and it was PSG that managed to snatch a third goal from Blaise Matuidi's effort. Barca didn't give up easily though as they pulled one more goal back, this time from Neymar's strike. No more goals were scored afterwards as PSG holding on to their slender lead and earned an important three points.

Paris Saint Germain 3-2 Barcelona (Group F)
10' David Luiz 1-0 // 12' 1-1 Lionel Messi // 26' Marco Verratti 2-1 // 54' Blaise Matuidi 3-1 // 56' 3-2 Neymar







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Friday, September 26, 2014


Liverpool vs Everton- Competition: English Premier League
Match date: Saturday, 27 September 2014 - Kick Off Time: 12:45 BST
Venue: Anfield Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool are simply failing to adjust to life without Luis Suarez. New signing Mario Balotelli was supposed to ease the pain from the Uruguayan’s departure, but the controversial Italian has done little in the ways of playing the hit-man for his club. Of course, it doesn’t help matters that Daniel Sturridge has been injured since the international break, as the hosts were expecting to rely heavily on the Englishman this season. However, he is expected to return to the fold this Saturday in the Merseyside Derby, hoping to ignite an attack that was nearly unstoppable last season. Manager Brendan Rodgers will need to find a way to plug the gaping holes in defence though, as they have conceded in every match so far outside one. Their midweek match in the League Cup saw them concede twice more to a good but nonetheless a Championship side Middlesbrough, who took the favored Reds into penalty kicks. An astonishing back and forth shoot-out saw both sides miss just once before the score sat at 12:12. But after new signing Adam Lallana smashed his home, Adam Reach wasn’t so fortunate and Liverpool hung on by the skin of their teeth. Such a lackluster display won’t go rewarded this weekend though, but the return of Sturridge could prove vital to the end result.
Everton team have had an up and down season so far, claiming just 5 total EPL points from 5 total matches while also bowing out of the Capital One Cup with a limp effort (3:0). However, they’ve also seen the return to form of their record-signing Romelu Lukaku as well as a massive 4:1 triumph over Wolfsburg in the Europa League. Now, a trip to Anfield could prove to be a big stepping stone in the right direction for the visitors, who were expected in the pre-season to contend for a top 4 finish. However, they’ve hardly looked the part, conceding the most goals in the Premier League so far with some porous defending; the same defence that conceded the second-fewest goals last PL season. It’s an odd turn of events as the personnel hasn’t changed whatsoever, and perhaps the age of Sylvain Distin is finally catching up to him. Nonetheless, they must push on and contain the newly-formed Sturridge-Balotelli partnership, while being wise to the lightning-quick Raheem Sterling. Manager Roberto Martinez typically has a difference-making card up his sleeve, but his tactical tricks and genius won’t help if the defence can’t make a simple clearance.

Liverpool last 5 matches:
31/08/14 Tottenham 0 – 3 Liverpool
13/09/14 Liverpool 0 – 1 Aston Villa
16/09/14 Liverpool 2 – 1 Ludogorets
20/09/14 West Ham 3 – 1 Liverpool
23/09/14 Liverpool P 2 – 2 Middlesbrough

Everton last 5 matches:
30/08/14 Everton 3 – 6 Chelsea
13/09/14 West Brom 0 – 2 Everton
18/09/14 Everton 4 – 1 Wolfsburg
21/09/14 Everton 2 – 3 Crystal Palace
23/09/14 Swansea City 3 – 0 Everton

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Monday, September 22, 2014


Manchester City vs Chelsea 
Competition: Premier League
Match date: 21 September 2014
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester 

The home side were making an aggressive approach into that tie as they were keen on getting back into winning ways. Man City's aggressive approach put Chelsea in a lot problems for the Blues as Mourinho's men found themselves under a lot of pressure.
However, things started to swing into Blues' advantage when Manchester City were forced to play with 10 men after Pablo Zabaleta got sent off.
Mourinho's men took advantage of that situation as they got themselves in front through Andre Schurrle's effort on 71 minutes. Unfortunately, that advantage was wiped out five minutes from time as City got back on level terms through Frank Lampard's equalizing goal. No more goals were netted by either sides as both were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in that big match.

Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea:
71' 0-1 Andre Schuerrle // 85' Frank Lampard 1-1









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Friday, September 19, 2014


Salzburg vs Celtic
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Match date: 18 September 2014
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim

Celtic come away with a draw from Austria in their opening UEFA Europa League. Match ended with 2-2 scoreline.

Goals:
Salzburg – Alan 36' // Jonathan Soriano 78'
Celtic – Wakaso Mubarak 14' // Scott Brown 60'





Celtic starting lineup vs Red Bull Salzburg 2014 EL:- Gordon, Ambrose, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Brown, Johansen; McGregor, Commons, Wakaso, Scepovic.

Salzburg starting XI vs Glasgow Celtic 2014 Europa League:- Gulacsi, Ulmer, Schwegler, Hinteregger, Andre Ramalho, Ilsanker, Leitgeb, Kampl, Soriano, Alan, Sabitzer.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Liverpool vs Ludogorets
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: 16 September 2014
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool 2-1 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Group B)
82' Mario Balotelli 1-0 // 90' 1-1 Dani Abalo // 90' (pen.) Steven Gerrard 2-1



Liverpool starting off their Champions League campaign with all three points albeit a considerably lucky one as they defeated Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets Razgard at Anfield.
The home side looking to take control of proceedings straight from kick off, but were unable to break down their opponent's defense.
Ludogorets themselves always threatened through their fast counter attacking play, forcing the first 45 minutes to end in goalless draw.
Nothing changed much after the break as that tie still looking tight as ever, but lady luck seem to finally smile for Liverpool as they got themselves in front through Mario Balotelli's effort on 82 minutes.
However, in injury time, Ludogorets managed to draw level with a fine finish from Dani Abalo.
Fortunately for Brendan Rodgers' men two minutes later, a goal keeping error from the visitor gifted a spot kick for Reds, which was converted by Steven Gerrard to seal a 2-1 home win.



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Monday, September 15, 2014


Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund meet Arsenal once again in the CL group stages. Last season they topped the group but only on goal differential after they tied on points with Arsenal and Napoli. They welcome the Gunners to Germany once again where they actually fell in defeat 1:0 back in 2013, so expect the Yellow Wall to be louder than ever as they seek revenge. However, brilliant tactician Jurgen Klopp will have to deal with a lengthy injury list once again, which was made even longer over the international break as Marco Reus will make another trip to the medical room. Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan will greet him there, but both are close to returning to action with the latter already back in training. However, he has admitted himself that he won’t be ready for Tuesday’s clash. But good news does come in the form of Shinji Kagawa, who put an immediate stamp on proceedings over the weekend with a goal against Freiburg in his first action since returning to Germany, and the creative Japanese midfielder will get the start here once again. The Yellow-Blacks did lose their opening match of the Bundesliga season at home but have also won all 4 of their other competitive matches.
Arsenal team travel to Germany once again in their Champions League kickoff hoping to replicate last year’s victory over the hosts. But they will hardly come up against a similar team, as the Yellow-Blacks have seen the departure of Robert Lewandowski and have an extensive injury list to cope with. The Gunners will be confident of securing a victory, although they have only won 3 of their 7 competitive matches so far. The other results ended on level terms, as Arsene Wenger’s men remain unconquered this season. Last time out saw them pick a solid 2:2 draw against Premier League champions Manchester City, though they’ll admittedly be kicking themselves for blowing a late lead. Yet again their Achilles heel was a set piece, as Demichelis scored from a corner kick after being left inexcusably wide open. But the Citizens are a dangerous team, and Borussia Dortmund have problems with so many injuries. Alexis Sanchez is in red-hot form and he appears to be the real deal with his tireless work rate. Also, Jack Wilshere is slowly re-finding the form that had the critics raving for so many years and he could cause the Black-Yellows some serious problems in the center of the park. However, the hosts aren’t often conquered at home, and this match will be a real battle.

Borussia Dortmund last 5 matches:
13/08/14 Borussia D 2 – 0 Bayern Munchen
16/08/14 Stuttgarter Kickers 1 – 4 Borussia D
23/08/14 Borussia D 0 – 2 Bayer Leverkusen
29/08/14 Augsburg 2 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
13/09/14 Borussia Dortmund 3 – 1 Freiburg

Arsenal last 5 matches:
19/08/14 Besiktas 0 – 0 Arsenal
23/08/14 Everton 2 – 2 Arsenal
27/08/14 Arsenal 1 – 0 Besiktas
31/08/14 Leicester City 1 – 1 Arsenal
13/09/14 Arsenal 2 – 2 Manchester City

Match date: 16 September 2014 - Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014, 8:30 PM. Stade Gerland, Lyon, France 

Olympique Lyon team have gotten off to a nightmare start to the season, finding themselves in 17th place in Ligue 1 with just 3 points from 4 matches. Furthermore, they bowed out of the Europa League in the Play-off Round of qualifying to the Romanian club, Astra (lost on away goals with a 2:2 aggregate). Big things were expected from new manager Hubert Fournier, who led Stade de Reims back into the French top-flight after a 33-year hiatus, but nothing has gone his way so far, including having to deal with an extensive injury list. Creativity is lacking, mainly due to the absence of key midfielders Fofana, Grenier, and Gourcuff. Fofana and Grenier are expected to miss once again this Friday, while Gourcuff has returned to training, and Les Gones could be in serious trouble at home without them. They do possess one of the top attacking talents in the French league with Alexandre Lacazette, and he can always make a difference at any given moment. He formed a solid chemistry with striker Gomis last season, but the large forward has since moved on to the EPL with Swansea City, leaving a noticeable hole up top, especially with Mohamed Yattara headed to the medical room alongside a host of his teammates. They will be eager to set things right after losing their last 3 matches in Ligue 1, but if recent form tells us anything, that streak very well could be extended against AS Monaco.
AS Monaco have had a similarly disappointing start to the season, claiming just 4 points from 4 league matches so far. The 2013-2014 runners-up will be keen to climb the table after surprising defeats to Lorient and Bordeaux left them without a point from their opening matches. But form has picked up a bit, as they collected a 1:0 road win over Nantes and a 1:1 draw against fellow French heavyweights Lille. However, the lone goalscorer in the Nantes victory was the Colombian star Radamel Falcao, who has since been loaned to the EPL to play with Manchester United in a surprising eleventh hour transfer. The departure is devastating for Monaco’s Champions League hopes, both of returning as well as advancing from this year’s group stage. Coupled with the loss of James Rodriguez, new manager Leonardo Jardim must find a creative answer and a reliable lead man in the squad. Dimitar Berbatov is certainly capable, but his aging legs leave a lot to be desired in terms of speed. There are grumblings around the Monaco camp already, mainly aimed at Jardim and his new system, but the truth is he needs time, and the players need to buy into his philosophy if they hope to return to the Champions League next season. Good news comes in the form of loaned-in Brazilian centre-back Wallace as well as coming up against an injury-plagued Lyon side.

Probable lineups:
Olympique Lyon: Lopes – Jallet, Bisevac, Umtiti, Bedimo – Mvuemba, Gonalons, Ferri – Gourcuff – Lacazette, Ghezzal.
AS Monaco: Subasic – Fabinho, Abdennour, Carvalho, Kurzawa – Moutinho, Toulalan, Kondogbia – Ferreira Carrasco, Berbatov, Germain.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014


Switzerland vs England - Euro 2016 Qualifying
St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Monday, 08 September 2014 20:45

Switzerland were only narrowly beaten by later finalist Argentina in the World Cup round of 16, two months ago. The ‘Nati’ have not played since and will go into this qualifier without a test match. Meanwhile they have a new coach, Vladimir Petkovic followed Otmar Hitzfeld. He named 18 World Cup players for the squad against England. Goalkeeper Benaglio (retired), Lang, Ziegler, Gravanovic and Branetta were not nominated, they will get replaced by serveral youngsters. Pajtim Kasami (22, Olympiacos) returned to the squad, Loris Benito (22, Benfica), Silvan Widmer (21, Udinese) and keeper Marwin Hitz (26, Augsburg) will be in it for the first time. The Swiss, ninth in the FIFA world ranking, have a solid defence and several creative midfielders (Shaqiri, Behrami, Dzemaili, Xhaka) but Valon Behrami and Admir Mehmedi could not exercise on Wednesday and are not totally sure to play on Monday.
England team played a very disappointing World Cup, gained only a single point in a group with Costa Rica, Uruguay and Italy and dropped to the 20th place in the FIFA world rankings afterwards. Actually they had not played such a bad football in Brazil, where unlucky in several situations, but this knock out obviously was not good for their confidence. Ahead of the qualifier in Basel the ‘Three Lions’ completed a test match against Norway in an only half filled Wembley stadium on Wednesday. The young side had 63 percent possession throughout the game but managed only two shots on target, one of them was Wayne Rooney’s 1:0 penalty winner in the 68th minute. Rooney was named the new English captain as Steven Gerard retired after the World Cup. Midfielder Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) and defender Calum Chambers (Arsenal) made their international débuts against Norway while midfielder Jack Colback got injured and will miss the Monday match.

Probable lineups:
Switzerland: Sommer – Lichtsteiner, Schar, von Bergen, Rodriguez – Inler, Behrami – Xhaka, Shaqiri, Mehmedi – Drmic
England: Hart – Stones, Jones, Cahill, Baines – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wilshere, Sterling – Rooney, Sturridge

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Friday, September 5, 2014


Italy vs Netherlands - Competition: Friendly
Match date: 4 September 2014
Venue: Estadio Ignacio Nicolás, Bahía Blanca

Italy registered a win against Netherlands in the match of International Friendly. An early red card to Bruno Martins Indi sees Guus Hiddink’s Netherlands go down in Bari to Italy.

Italy 2-0 Netherlands (Friendly)
3' Ciro Immobile 1-0 // 10' (pen.) Daniele De Rossi 2-0





Italy starting lineup v Holland 2014 friendly:- Sirigu, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Astori, Darmian, Giaccherini, De Rossi, Marchisio, Immobile, Zaza.

Holland starting XI vs Italia 2014 friendly:- Cillessen, Janmaat, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Wijnaldum, De Jong, Sneijder, Kuyt, Van Persie, Lens.



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Sunday, August 31, 2014


Burnley vs Manchester United
Competition: Premier League
Match date: 30 August 2014
Kick Off Time: 12:45 BST
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley 

Burnley 0-0 Manchester United





Man United will be taking on Burnley in the upcoming premier league 2014-15 season match, Louis Van Gaal is under real pressure to finaly get his first win of the season for United and Man United fans will be looking forward to this game a bit more than usual as their record signing Angel Di Maria will be making his United league debut.
Whether Van Gaal goes with his favourite 3-5-2 formation or he will adapt to more conventional united 4-4-1-1 formation is remain to be seen, but two new signings Rojo and Di Maria will start their first game for United. It will be interesting how the most expensive premier league squad ever assembled (current Manchester United squad) will lineup. 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunderland vs Manchester United
Competition: English Premier League
Match date: 24 August 2014
Kick Off Time: 16:00 BST
Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland 

The hosts recorded a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich last weekend taking an early lead but then falling behind before a Seb Larsson equalizers late on salvaged a point. . Last year, Sunderland have pulled off one of the great Premier League escapes from relegation and knocked United out of the Capital One Cup.
Gus Poyet will welcome defenders Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini back into his squad. Jordi Gómez could be hoping for a starting berth after coming off the bench last time out while Steven Fletcher is expected to lead the line. Adam Johnson and Connor Wickham occupied the wide roles last week, and could keep their places, though Charalampos Mavrias and new signing Will Buckley offer alternative options. Giaccherini, who continues his recovery from a groin injury, is the only absence for the Black Cats.
Louis van Gaal didn’t have the dream start he was hoping in his debut match against Swansea City at Old Trafford as  Red Devils were defeated 1:2. The Dutch manager has admitted his players lack confidence and even worse his squad looks dangerously lacking in depth.
New-signing Marcos Rojo could make his debut after signing for United on Wednesday as Jesse Lingard is unlikely to feature after limping out of Saturday’s curtain-raiser, while Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick are injured. Ander Herrera has been ruled out through injury, meaning Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher could be paired together in central midfield. Robin van Persie is expected to play only a part while Fellaini will be ruled out for two weeks. Jonny Evans could be fit to return in time to play and replace the yuong Blackett.
United won ten of 19 Premier League road trips last season and they accumulated more points on their travels than they managed at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were beaten in the first leg of a League Cup semi final on this ground last season but they have not lost a league game at Sunderland since 1997.

Probable lineups Sunderland: Mannone – Roberge, Brown, O’Shea, van Aanholt – Cattermole – Johnson, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham – Fletcher
Probable lineups Manchester United: de Gea – Jones, Smalling, Rojo – Valencia, Herrera, Carrick, Shaw – Mata – Rooney, Welbeck

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid
Competition: Spanish Super Cup
Match date: 19 August 2014
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Super Cup 1st Leg)
81' James Rodriguez 1-0 // 88' 1-1 Raul Garcia






Real Madrid team failed to grab a win in the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup battle against Atletico  as both teams shared a 1-1 draw at Santiago Bernebau.
Eager to maintain their positive home match up against Atletico, Madrid immediately took control of proceedings, but overcoming Diego Simeone's men were far from an easy task.
No goals were scored during the first 45 minutes and things got rather irritating for Madrid since their star man, Cristiano Ronaldo picked up an injury in that half.
In the second half, Los Blancos continue to dominate despite playing without Ronaldo and their dominance was eventually rewarded with a goal from James Rodriguez on 81 minutes.
However, a slack defending on corner gave Atletico a shout back into that tie as Raul Garcia nodded home an equalizing goal two minutes before the full 90 minutes mark.

Real Madrid starting lineup vs Atletico Super Cup 2014:- Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Carvajal, Alonso, Modric, Bale, Kroos, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Atletico Madrid starting lineup vs Real Spanish Super Cup:- Moya, Miranda, Juanfran, Siqueira, Godin, Gabi, Mario Suarez, Raul Garcia, Koke, Saul, Mandzukic.



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