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 
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.

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

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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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