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.

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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