Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fedex Field, Maryland - 30 July, 2014- 30/7/14 - International Champions Cup 

Manchester United 0-0 (PEN 5-3) Inter Milan (Guinness Cup)
Scored for Man Utd:- Young, Hernandez, Cleverley, Kagawa, Fletcher.
Scored for Inter:
- Guarin, M’Villa, Taider .

Match ended in a 0-0 draw in the normal time and it went to penalties where United held their nervous and manageg to win their 3rd successive game in US Tour. Next up will be real madrid on 02 August 2014. Namanja Vidic reunited with Man United after his departure from the club this summer, Van Gaal Continue his winning run with Man United to three games now.
Louis Van Gaal started with strong lineups in the first two matches with Wayne Rooney, Mata and Herrera playing some quality football against the likes of LA Galaxy and AS Roma. United strolled through 7-0 win against Galaxy while they were cruising against Roma with 3-0 scoreline at the break but a wonder goal from AS Roma player and a defensive switch off brought Roma back to 3-2 but United managed to see off the game.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Solder Field, Chicago - 27 July, 2014 - 23.00 UK KO - Guinness International Champions Cup

Raheem Sterling scores the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Olympiakos in the Champions Cup  01-00

Liverpool 1-0 Olympiakos (Friendly)
1-0 Sterling 5'

Liverpool starting lineup v Olympiacos 2014:- Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Gerrard, Henderson, Can, Sterling, Markovic, Sturridge.

Olympiakos starting XI v LFC 2014:- Megyeri, Abidal, Papadopolous, Siovas, Do Carmo, Ghazaryan, Maniatis, N’Dinga, Diamantakos, Dossevi, Saviola.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

LA Galaxy vs Manchester United
Competition: Club Friendlies
Match date: 24 July 2014
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California 

L.A. Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United
Danny Welbeck 13' // Wayne Rooney (pen) 42' // Wayne Rooney 45' // James 62' // James 84' // Ashley Young 88' // Ashley Young 90'

Man United showed positive signs under Louis Van Gaal's early reign as they grabbed an impressive victory over LA Galaxy. Playing in a new system doesn't seem to confuse Man United that much as they immediately dominate proceedings before eventually taking the lead on 13 minutes from Danny Wellbeck's effort.
Wayne Rooney showcasing his goal scoring quality when he picked up two goals just before half time break with one of them coming from the spot kick on 42 minutes, while the second was netted three minutes later.
After the break, Manchester United continue their attacking display and were able to grab four more goals from Reece James and Ashley Young, who both scored two goals.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brondby Stadium, Brondby - 16 July, 2014- 17.00 UK KO- Pre-season friendly

Broendby registered a win against Liverpool in the match of Club Friendly. match ended with 2-1 scoreline in Club Friendly 2014.


Brondby vs Liverpool 0-1 (Norgaard goal vs Liverpool 23′)
Brondby Liverpool 1-1 (Peterson goal vs Bronbdy 48′)
Brondby vs Liverpool 2-1 (Hasani goal vs Liverpool 90+1′)

Brondby starting lineup vs Liverpool 2014 friendly:- Hradecky, Holst, Semb, Albrechtson, Durmisi, Kahlenberg, Omskov, Norgaard, Elmander, Szymanowski, Makienok.

Liverpool starting XI vs Brondby IF 2014:- Jones, Kelly, Ilori, Agger, Smith, Lucas, Rossiter, Coutinho, Suso, Borini, Teixeira.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Germany vs Argentina - Competition: World Cup Final
Match date: 13 July 2014 - Kick Off Time: 21:00 BST
Venue: Estadio do Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 

After their 7-1 drubbing of the host nation Brazil, Germany are considered to be the clear favourit to put their hands on the cup. Against the hosts, Müller became the second player ever to score five goals in back-to-back World Cups and Klose the highest-scoring World Cup player ever with 16 goals.  
Germany come into this match on the back of very successful run as they are unbeaten in their last 17 games in which they have won 12 and drawn 5.
Mustafi is the only injured absentee for the final. Hummels is slightly injured, but he should still play. This means that Low might play with the same starting XI that destroyed Brazil as Philipp Lahm will remain at right-back while the impressive Sami Khedira will start in midfield again.
Germany’s victory over Brazil was obviously impressive but Argentina is one of the most solid team of the tournament, so it is unlikely to see the same number of goals. The Albiceleste is yet to concede a single goal in the knock-out stage. Argentina come to Sunday’s final having recorded 9 clean sheet in their last 11 matches which include 4 in Brazil. 
In their semi-final against Netherlands, Argentina played a tough match and were able to take the 0-0 game to penalty kicks where they were able to score the first 4 goals while goalkeeper Romero made 2 saves.
Sabella will be hoping to have Di María back for the World Cup Final after he missed the semi final against the Netherlands. He will be likely benched, so Perez and Maxi Rodriguez are in contention to replace him. Aguero is also recovered but Lavezzi should start the match.
In Germany 2006 the teams met at the quarter final stage, it finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time and Germany won the penalty shoot out. Germany thrashed Argentina 4-0 in the knockout rounds at World Cup 2010 although Argentina did win the most recent meeting, a friendly international staged in Frankfurt in August 2012.

Probable lineups Germany: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes – Schweinsteiger, Khedira – T.Kroos, T.Muller, Ozil – Klose.
Probable lineups Argentina: Romero – Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo – Mascherano, Biglia – Perez (M.Rodriguez), Lavezzi, Messi – Higuain.

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

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Brazil vs Netherlands
Competition: World Cup 3rd Place Final
Match date: 12 July 2014
Venue: Estádio Nacional, Brasília

Netherlands – Robin van Persie (pen) 3' // Daley Blind 16' // Georginio Wijnaldum 90'

However, it was Netherlands that made a bright start on that encounter as Robin Van Persie puts them in front after only three minutes of play after converting a spot kick.
Trailing early, giving another shock therapy for Selecao players as they were not expecting to get a beating again. However, on 16 minutes, Dutch continuing their dominance as they double their advantage with a fine finish from Daley Blind.
After the break, Brazil tried hard in getting themselves back into the match, but their failure in finishing several chances eventually cost Phil Scoarli's men.
It was Netherlands that came with a the third goal in stoppage time from Georginio Wijnaldum's simple finish inside the box. No more goals were scored afterwards, as the Netherlands safely grabbed their hand in third place seat for this current World Cup.

Holland starting lineup vs Brazil 2014 WC third place playoff:-Cillessen, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Clasie, Blind, Robben, Van Persie.

Brazil starting XI v Netherlands WC 2014 bronze medal playoff :- Julio Cesar, Maicon, Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Paulinho, Gustavo, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Jo.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Netherlands vs Argentina - Competition: World Cup Semi-finals

Netherlands eliminated surprise package Costa Rica with a rather unusual move by Van Gaal as the Dutch manager replaced his starting goalkeeper Cillessen with Newcastle’s Tim Krul for the shoot-out, after the match finished 0-0. The risk paid off as Krul saved two penalties. Their performance against the Central Americans was unconvincing and very distance from the one against Spain (5-1) or Chile (2-0) in the first part of the tournament.
The Oranje will be without their powerful midfielder Nigel de Jong, who has a torn groin muscle. A possible replacement, Leroy Fer, is recovering from a hamstring injury and it is not clear if he will be fit. Ron Vlaar is a slight doubt with a knee problem so Veltman could come into contention
Argentina beat Belgium in a tight contest in the quarter-finals, with Gonzalo Higuain’s goal the difference with the South Americans winning 1-0. where Alejandro Sabella’s squad finally played as a unit and proved that they do not solely rely on superstar Lionel Messi. The Albiceleste has managed to top Group F after winning their opening clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina (2-1) and followed this up with successes against Iran (1-0) and Nigeria (3-2). In the last 16 they needed the extra time to secure a 1-0 win over Switzerland.
Angel Di Maria will miss due to a thigh strain which is likely to rule him out of the rest of the tournament while Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to play. Martín Demichelis should keep his place ahead of Fernandez at the back, while Marcos Rojo returns from suspension and should replace Basanta on the left. Sabella must choose whether to give Ezequiel Lavezzi a start or bring in one of Fernando Gago or Maxi Rodriguez in Di Maria's place.
The Dutch have not lost to Argentina in their last four encounters, winning two and drawing two. While the South American squad is known for their attack, their defense has not given up a goal in the two knockout-stage matches. Netherlands, however, are the highest scorers in the competition, scoring 12 goals so far. Argentina are still yet to win by more than a single goal in the tournament so we expect a very close match.

Netherlands last 5 matches:
13/06/14   Spain 1 – 5 Netherlands
18/06/14   Australia 2 – 3 Netherlands
23/06/14   Netherlands 2 – 0 Chile
29/06/14   Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico
05/07/14   Netherlands P 0 – 0 Costa Rica

Argentina last 5 matches:
16/06/14   Argentina 2 – 1 Bosnia
21/06/14   Argentina 1 – 0 Iran
25/06/14   Nigeria 2 – 3 Argentina
01/07/14   Argentina E 1 – 0 Switzerland
05/07/14   Argentina 1 – 0 Belgium

Match Date: Wednesday, 9 July
Kick Off Time: 17:00 Local / 21:00 BST
Venue: Arena de Sao Paulo
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

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Brazil vs Germany
Competition: World Cup Semi-finals
Match Date: Tuesday, 8 July
Venue: Estadio Mineirao
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Brazil 1-7 Germany (Semi Final)
11' 0-1 Thomas Mueller // 23' 0-2 Miroslav Klose // 24' 0-3 Toni Kroos // 26' 0-4 Toni Kroos // 29' 0-5 Sami Khedira // 69' 0-6 Andre Schuerrle // 79' 0-7 Andre Schuerrle // 90' Oscar 1-7  

However, Germany looked very calm and composed on that match as it was they that got things going with an opener from Thomas Muller after 11 minutes.
Things continue to go well for Der Panzer as they double their advantage with an effort from Mirosla Klose on 23 minutes. Within just a minute later, Germany grabbed a third through Toni Kroos, who immediately completed his double with another finish two minutes afterwards.
It was already a job done before 30 minutes for Germany as Sami Khedira netted his team's fifth goal on 29 minutes. Brazil tried to restore some pride after the break, but it was Joachim Loew's men that still racking up the goals with substitute Andre Schurrle netting two on 69 and 79 minutes.
Selecao finally did get a consolation goal as Oscar netted home a fine finish right on the 90th minute mark.

Brazil starting lineup vs Deutschland 2014 World Cup:- Julio Cesar, Maicon, Dante, Luiz, Marcelo, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Hulk, Oscar, Bernard, Fred

Germany starting XI vs Brazil WC 2014 Semifinal:- Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Kroos, Ozil, Klose

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Itaipava Arena Fonte, Salvador - 5 July, 2014 - WC Quarterfinal - 21.00 UK KO

Being the favorite side, Netherlands immediately took control of proceedings as they put on an attacking approach since kick off.
Creating many chances, luck doesn't seem to be going into Dutch's favor as they couldn't seem to put the ball into the net.
Tight defense along with excellent goal keeping simply rescued Costa Rical couple of times as Louis Van Gaal's men finishing looked rather poor.
With no goals scored during the full 90 minutes, that game go into extra time with similar approach being made by both sides. Continuously failing to finish off their goal scoring opportunities, Netherlands were settling to take that penalty challenge as Van Gaal made a special goal keeper change by putting in second goalie, Tim Krul.
Being known as a pretty good penalty stopper, Krul done his job well as he stopped two Costa Rica shooters making it 4-3 for Netherlands as Van Gaal's men didn't need to take their fifth taker.

Netherlands 0-0 (Pen 4-3) Costa Rica (Quarter Final)

Netherlands starting lineup vs Costa Rica WC 2014:- Cillessen, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Depay, Wijnaldum, Blind, Kuyt, Sneijder, van Persie, Robben

Costa Rica starting lineup vs Netherlands WC 2014:-Navas, Gamboa, Acosta, Diaz, Gonzalez, Ruiz, Borges, Tejeda, Bolanos, Campbell, Umana

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Itaipava Arena Fonte, Salvador- 1 July, 2014 - 21.00 UK KO - World Cup Round of 16

Belgium 2-1 USA (Last 16)
93' Kevin de Bruyne 1-0 // 105' Romelu Lukaku 2-0 // 107' 2-1 Julian Green

The Red Devils looking aggressive since early minutes as they dominated possession and created many chances which they couldn't convert.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, both sides tried to up their game in the second period, especially Belgium that have a much stronger talent compared to their opponent.
However, Tim Howard's heroic saves on USA goals preventing Marc Wilmots' men to get themselves that break through as the match went to extra time.
During the 2 x 15 minutes, Belgium put on Romelu Lukaku into the pitch and he immediately change things around as his assist set up Kevin De Bruyne who scored his team's opener on 93 minutes.
Shortly afterwards, Lukaku himself doubling Belgium's lead on 105 minutes giving his side a comfortable lead during the first 15 minutes of that extra time.
USA refused to give up easily though as they bounced back rapidly and pulled one goal back on 107 minutes from Julian Green's finish.
No more goals were scored though afterwards as Belgium holding on into their slender win until the final whistle was blown.

Belgium starting lineup vs USA World Cup 2014:- Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Fellaini, Witsel, Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard, Origi.

United States starting XI vs Belgium 2014 WC:- Howard, Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley, Cameron, Zusi, Jones, Bradley, Bedoya, Dempsey.

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