Saturday, January 30, 2016

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona - Competition: Spanish Primera Division 

Barcelona team  lead the table on goal difference and are unbeaten in 25 matches following on from their 3-1 win at Camp Nou on Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie against Athletic Bilbao to win 5-2 on aggregate. The Blaugrana have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in La Liga and have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 games on their own turf.
Luis Enrique could have former Atlético player Arda Turan back in the squad after he missed last time out. Neymar should regularly start the match after recovering from a hamstring problem. Another who could return is Jordi Alba after missing the last three games with a hamstring problem. Pique returns after suspension, with the Spain international set to partner Javier Mascherano at centre-back.
Atletico Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Celta Vigo in midweek. A 3-2 defeat at the Vicente Calderon ended their eight game unbeaten run in all competitions. The Colchoneros boast by far the best defensive record in la Liga BBVA, having leaked just eight goals in 21 matches. They have kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 11 league matches.
Diego Simeone has problems as injury deprives him of Lucas, Torres. Suspension also means he is without Ángel Correa. Luciano Vietto is expected to be preferred to Jackson Martinez up front while Antoine Griezmann is surely a starter.
FC Barça are the only team to have scored more than once against Atletico and that was in their 2-1 win at the Calderon back in early September. Barcelona are the only side to have scored more than once against them and that was in their 2-1 win at the Calderon back in early September. Los Rojiblancos secured the championship two years ago with a 1-1 draw in Catalonia while last season, Barca exacted some revenged by claiming the title at the Vicente Calderon with a 1-0 win. 

Probable lineups:
FC Barcelona: Bravo – Dani Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Mathieu – Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic – Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis – Niguez, A. Fernandez, Gabi, Koke – Griezmann, Vietto.

Date: 30 January 2016 - Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona 

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

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Real Betis vs Real Madrid
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 24 January 2016
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla

Real BetisAlvaro Cejudo 7'
Real Madrid
Karim Benzema 71'

Alvaro Cejudo scores a cracking goal for Real Betis, but it is cancelled out by Benzema as Real Madrid draw with Betis in Spanish Primera Division.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Milan vs Fiorentina - Competition: Italian Serie A

Goals from Carlos Bacca and Kevin-Prince Boateng hand Fiorentina team their second straight league defeat as AC Milan beat them 2-0 at the San Siro.

AC Milan: 4' Carlos Bacca 1-0 // 88' Kevin-Prince Boateng 2-0 

Date: 17 January 2016
Venue: Stadio San Siro, Milano

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Chelsea vs Everton Premier League - 16-01-2016

Chelsea vs Everton
Competition: Premier League
Date: 16 January 2016 - Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London 

Chelsea team were held to a 2-2 draw by WBA in midweek, meaning that they remain unbeaten since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho. Anyway, the Blues have won only two and drawn three of their five EPL games under the Dutchman and sit 14th in the table, six points above the relegation zone and double that to the top four.
Guus Hiddink has no new injury concerns ahead of this clash. He will be without Eden Hazard  and Radamel Falcao once more. Pedro was replaced by Kenedy at half-time on Wednesday, and the Brazilian could push for a starting spot on the right of the three attacking midfield positions. Diego Costa is expected to continue as the lone striker, while Nemanja Matic could earn a recall in the middle of the park after being rested last time out.
Everton come into this fixture off the back of three positive results: a 2-1 win at home against Man City in the League Cup, a 2-0 FA Cup win over Dag & Red last weekend and a 0-0 Premier League draw away at Man City on Wednesday. They boast a strong away record as their only defeat in 10 games on the road this season came at Arsenal, although six of those matches have been draws.
Roberto Martinez is likely to have to play John Stones at right-back once again because Seamus Coleman is still sidelined. Tom Cleverley remains a doubt for the trip to Stamford Bridge with a calf injury, so Muhamed Besic is set to retain his starting berth alongside Gareth Barry in midfield. Up front, Romelu Lukaku will start up front against his former club. Ross Barkley looks likely to start in the number ten role, with Gerard Deulofeu perhaps keeping out Aaron Lennon on the right flank.
However, Everton have not won in their last 20 English Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge, losing 11 and drawing nine. Anyway, the Toffees ran out 3-1 winners when the sides met at Goodison Park in September’s reverse fixture as Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick after coming on as an early substitute.

Probable lineups:
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Obi Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Diego Costa.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard; Stones, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Baines; Besic, Barry; Barkley, Deulofeu, Konè; Lukaku.

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

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Sampdoria vs Juventus
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 10 January 2016
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris 

Juventus team go second in Italy as goals from Paul Pogba and Sami Khedira help them beat Sampdoria in Serie A. Sampdoria vs Juventus match ended with 1-2 scoreline in Italian Serie A 2015.

Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus:
17' Paul Pogba 0-1 // 46' Sami Khedira 0-2 // 64' Antonio Cassano 1-2  

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Everton vs Manchester City - Competition: Capital One Cup

Everton have won just three of their 11 home league games so far this season and enter the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Spurs at their own turf. The Toffees are struggling at the back - they have conceded 20 league goals at home so far this season (and just nine away). The Merseysiders have defeated Barnsley, Reading, Norwich and Middlesbrough to come all the way to the semi-finals.
Captain Phil Jagielka and midfielder Steven Pienaar are unlikely to be risked. James McCarthy is likely to be out of action until the end of the month with a hip injury. Joel Robles is expected to replace Tim Howard between the posts while Romelu Lukaku is expected to retain his berth up front. Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu, Muhamed Besic and Brendan Galloway are also in line to start.
Man City team beat Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at the weekend to stay close to EPL leaders Arsenal but they collected only one win in previous six away games in all competitions and failed to score in four of their last six away game.Saturday's success was their first away victory since 12 September. Manuel Pellegrini's men have eliminated the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Hull City in the League Cup so far.
Despite struggling injuries this season, Sergio Aguero is set to start for Manchester City as Wilfried Bony is sidelined. Willy Caballero, Navas, Fernando and Fabian Delph all set to star Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany remain sidelined with injury.
The Citizens have won four and lost none of the previous five meetings with Everton. They ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met on this ground in August’s Premier League encounter, when goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Nasri secured three points for the visitors.

Everton last 5 matches:
07/12/15 Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
12/12/15 Norwich City 1 – 1 Everton
19/12/15 Everton 2 – 3 Leicester City
26/12/15 Newcastle 0 – 1 Everton
28/12/15 Everton 3 – 4 Stoke City

Manchester City last 5 matches:
12/12/15 Man City 2 – 1 Swansea City
21/12/15 Arsenal 2 – 1 Manchester City
26/12/15 Manchester City 4 – 1 Sunderland
29/12/15 Leicester City 0 – 0 Manchester City
02/01/16 Watford 1 – 2 Man City

Date: 6 January 2016
Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool 

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

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Valencia vs Real Madrid
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 3 January 2016
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia

Real Madrid team stay behind FC Barcelona and Atletico in the Spanish Primera Division standings as Valencia hold them to a 2-2 draw at the Mestalla.

Valencia – Daniel Parejo (pen) 45' // Paco Alcacer 83'
Real Madrid – Karim Benzema 16' // Gareth Bale 82'

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