Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wales vs Northern Ireland - Competition: Friendly
Date: 24 March 2016Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Wales team was very impressive in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, losing only once and finishing second to the world's top-ranked team, Belgium. The Welsh attack wasn't so prolific with just 11 goals scored in their 10 games but their defence was very tight with just four goals conceded. They fell to a 3-2 defeat at home against Netherlands in their first warm-up match since qualifying for Euro 2016.
Welsh boss Chris Coleman is without his two star men in Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey while Ben Davies, and James Collins are all among the other absentees. Southampton reserve Lloyd Isgrove and Championship players Jazz Richards and Cotterill are among the call-ups. Hal Robson-Kanu, Andy King, Paul Dummett and Dave Edwards are also unavailable while Andy King may miss due to illness.
Northern Ireland topped a tricky qualification group that included Romania, Greece and Hungary to qualify for their first major tournament since 1982. They also proved hard to beat in qualifying, losing only in Romania and conceding only eight times. The Irish have beaten Latvia 1-0 in their first warm-up match and stretched their unbeaten run to 7 matches, 4 wins and 3 draws.
Northern Ireland will also be without a key man as a knee injury ruled Chris Brunt out of the finals. Daniel Lafferty, on loan at Oldham Athletic from Burnley, is among those aiming to press his case in Brunt's absence. The likes of Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart will start in defense. Furthermore, manager Michael O'Neill may hand international debuts to Peterborough United defender Smith and QPR striker Conor Washington.
Northern Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Wales the last time the sides met in May 2011. This also means that Wales are unbeaten in the last 6 direct encounters. The Welsh team kept seven clean sheets (from 10 matches) in Euro 2016 qualification and their last six home matches have seen under 2.5 goals.

Probable lineups
Wales: Hennessey – Gunter, A. Williams, Chester, N. Taylor – Vaughan, Ledley, Allen, J. Williams – Robson-Kanu, Vokes.
Northern Ireland: McGovern – McNair, McAuley, Cathcart, D. Lafferty – Norwood, St. Davis, Dallas, J. Ward – K. Lafferty, Magennis.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bayern Munchen vs Juventus 
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 16 March 2016
Venue: Allianz-Arena, Munchen 

Bayern Munich, seconds from going out of UEFA Champions League, stage a thrilling comeback as they beat Juventus team 4-2 in extra time. Bayern Munich vs Juventus match ended with 4-2 scoreline in Champions League 2016.

Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus (Champions League):
6' Pogba 0-1 // 28' Cuadrado 0-2 // 73' Robert Lewandowski 1-2 // 90' Thomas Mueller 2-2 // 108' Thiago Alcantara 3-2 // 11-' Kingsley Coman 4-2

Bayern Munchen starting lineup vs Juventus 2016: Neuer, Lahm, Benatia, Alaba, Alonso, Ribery, Vidal, Costa, Kimmich, Muller, Lewandowski.

Juventus starting XI vs Bayern Munchen 2016 UCL: Buffon, Barzagli, Lichtsteiner, Evra, Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Hernanes, Cuadrado, Pogba, Morata.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Liverpool vs Manchester United
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 10 March 2016
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool 

Liverpool team beat old rivals Man United to take a 2-0 lead into the return leg of their Europa League knockout tie. Liverpool vs Manchester United match ended with 2-0 scoreline in UEL 2016.

Liverpool – Daniel Sturridge (pen) 20' // Roberto Firmino 73'

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Match Details and Timings:
Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain
Football: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Kick Off Time: 19:45 GMT
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London, United Kingdom
Referee: F. Brych 

Chelsea team are unbeaten in 10 consecutive home matches in all competitions under the interim managerial tenure of Hiddink (W5-D5) but they enter the match on the back of a disappointing 1-1 league draw at home to Stoke on Saturday. The Blues have scored in all but one of their home games in all competitions this season so they certainly have the quality to breach the Paris Saint-Germain backline.The away goal scored in the 1st leg means they could progress with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. However, should the visitors score, Chelsea would need three goals to eliminate them.
Guus Hiddink will be without Kurt Zouma through injury while John Terry could also miss out after failing to fully recover from a hamstring injury. Diego Costa, however, should be fit to start despite sitting out with a minor tendon injury last time out. The Blues can welcome back Matic from suspension, but Falcao is still out. Former Barcelona winger Pedro could return to boost Hiddink's attacking options.
Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at home in the first leg at the Parc des Princes and a draw will be enough to reach the UCL quarter-finals. In Ligue 1 they are still 23 points clear but their performances have notably dropped in recent weeks. They lost their 36 game unbeaten Ligue 1 run at Lyon two weeks ago before being held to a 0-0 draw by Montpellier at home last weekend.
Verratti has missed PSG's last two games with a groin injury, and looks likely to sit out. Angel Di Maria returned to action on Saturday while Blaise Matuidi was deemed fit enough to travel with the squad but he is doubtful. Lucas Moura is expected to start on the left flank of the attack instead of Edinson Cavani.
It is the third season in succession that the pair have met in the knockout stages of this tournament as Chelsea edged through in 2013/14 before PSG won on away goals in 2014/15. Paris SG have failed to score in five of their six away games against English clubs in European competitions, with last season's second leg at Stamford Bridge standing as the only exception.

Probable lineups
PSG: Trapp – van der Wiel, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell – Verratti (Pastore), Motta, Matuidi – di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Lucas.
Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba – Mikel, Fabregas – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Diego Costa.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 
Competition: Premier League
Date: 6 March 2016
Venue: Selhurst Park, London 

Benteke’s penalty, deep into second half stoppage time, helps Liverpool team come from behind to beat Crystal Palace in English Premier League.

Crystal Palace – Joe Ledley 48'
Liverpool – Roberto Firmino 72' // Christian Benteke (pen) 90'

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Liverpool vs Manchester City 
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 2 March 2016Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool 

Liverpool team lost their first cup final in four years on Sunday. The two sides could not be separated after 120 minutes but the Reds saw the Citizens lift the trophy as goalkeeper Willy Caballero made himself the hero by saving three penalties. In EPL, Klopp's men are nine points behind fourth-placed City and a UCL qualification is no longer a realistic objective
Jurgen Klopp has a lot of injury concerns in defense. Mamadou Sakho is to be assessed being forced off with a head injury in the COC final, Lucas is expected miss out with a muscle problem sustained at Wembley, Dejan Lovren is doubtful, whilst Martin Skrtel is could miss out again due to a hamstring injury. Kolo Toure is the only sure starter. Divock Origi and Christian Benteke are in contention for the lone striker berth while Lallana, Coutinho and Firmino are likely to start as offensive midfielders.
Manchester City have already added silverware in the shape of the League Cup and they look set to reach the Quarter Finals of the Champions League for the first ever time this term. In Premier League, the Citizens are nine points adrift of leaders Leicester, albeit with a game in hand, after suffering damaging home losses to title rivals Leicester and Tottenham. They are unbeaten on their league travels since before Christmas, but have also only won two of their last nine away games.
Manuel Pellegrini may keep changes to a minimum but he could rotate in the full-back areas, with Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov real possibilities to come into the starting XI. Yaya Toure is a doubt with a foot injury and Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho could both feature from the start. Joe Hart will return between the sticks despite Willy Caballero's penalty shoot-out heroics while de Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri remain on the sidelines.
Liverpool have had the better of the league meetings between these two sides in recent years, winning three of the last four. Liverpool triumphed 4-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. while the corresponding fixture last season, almost a year to the day, saw Liverpool win 2-1.

Liverpool last 5 matches:
09/02/16 West Ham E 2 – 1 Liverpool
14/02/16 Aston Villa 0 – 6 Liverpool
18/02/16 Augsburg 0 – 0 Liverpool
25/02/16 Liverpool 1 – 0 Augsburg
28/02/16 Liverpool 1 – 1 P Manchester City

Manchester City last 5 matches:
06/02/16 Man City 1 – 3 Leicester City
14/02/16 Manchester City 1 – 2 Tottenham
21/02/16 Chelsea 5 – 1 Manchester City
24/02/16 Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 3 Man City
28/02/16 Liverpool 1 – 1 P Manchester City

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