Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Competition: UEFA Champions League 2015-16 (Semi Finals)
Date: Wednesday, April 27 2016 - Time: 2:45 PM
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain 
Referee: M. Clattenburg

Atletico Madrid team qualified for the semi-finals courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate win against FC Barcelona. Their overall record in Champions League this season is 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. The Colchoneros were 1-0 winners at home against Malaga, keeping a clean sheet once again. They have conceded just seven in 17 league games at home, and just two in five in the UCL.
Atleti are without veteran center-back Diego Godin due to a hamstring injury and Lucas Hernandez is expected to partner Gimenez at the heart of the defence. Fernando Torres returns after serving his one match ban and is expected to partner Antoine Griezmann in the attacking front.
Bayern Munich team have won nine of their last 10 games following a 2-0 success at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and they are closing in on another Bundesliga crown. In Champions League, the German champions needed a remarkable comeback plus extra-time to dispatch Juventus in the Round of 16, and could only win 3-2 on aggregate against Benfica in the previous round. They are winless in their last seven away games in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages (four draws, three losses).
Holger Badstuber and Arjen Robben are the only missing players for the Bavarians. At the heart of defense, Javi Martinez and Alaba is expected to start as Jerome Boateng has not played since hurting his groin in January and Sebastian Rode could miss out because of illness. Up front Franck Ribery, Thiago Alcantara, Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa will support Robert Lewandowski.

Probable lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Juanfran, Gimenez, Lucas Hernandez, Filipe Luis – Gabi, A.Fernandez, Saul Niguez, Koke – Griezmann, F.Torres.
Bayern Munich: Neuer – Lahm, Kimmich, J.Martinez, Alaba – Xabi Alonso – D.Costa, Vidal, T.Muller, Ribery – Lewandowski.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fiorentina vs Juventus 
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 24 April 2016Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze 

Fiorentina team did beat Sassuolo in their last home fixture, but Wednesday's reverse at Udinese was a third in their last seven games. They are undefeated in their last 7 home matches but they have recorded just one win in their last 5 league games. Paulo Sousa's men sit fifth in the Serie A table, nine points adrift of thrid-placed Roma and two adrift of fourth-placed Inter.
The hosts are likely missing on-loan Leicester right-back Yohan Benalouane and striker Khouma Babacar. Nikola Kalinic and Zarate are expected to start here after rotating in the starting XI last time out. Midfielder Vecino is missing because of a muscle problem, meaning that Borja Valero will play in midfield.
Juventus enter this match on the back of 23 wins and 1 draw in the last 24 Serie A fixtures. Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Lazio brought Juventus to the brink of a fifth-consecutive Serie A title as they have a 9 point lead over Napoli with 4 games remaining. The Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet in 13 of their last 15 matches. Furthermore they have won 11 of and lost none of their last 12 away games in Italian Serie A and they have won each of their last three consecutive encounters with Fiorentina.
Chiellini is back at full fitness, but Massimiliano Allegri could hand Daniele Rugani another chance in a big game. Midfielder Stefano Sturaro is suspended while Claudio Marchisio underwent a surgery in his knee on Tuesday, and will be out of action for 6 month. Hernanes is expected to start in middle of the park while Dybala and Mandzukic will lead the line. Martin Caceres, Roberto Pereyra and Neto are ruled out.
Fiorentina have won only one of their last 15 league games against Juv (D6, L8). Anyway, the Old Lady have failed to win a league game in Florence in their last three attempts.

Fiorentina last 5 matches:
20/03/16 Frosinone 0 – 0 Fiorentina
03/04/16 Fiorentina 1 – 1 Sampdoria
10/04/16 Empoli 2 – 0 Fiorentina
17/04/16 Fiorentina 3 – 1 Sassuolo
20/04/16 Udinese – Fiorentina

Juventus last 5 matches:
20/03/16 Torino 1 – 4 Juventus
02/04/16 Juventus 1 – 0 Empoli
09/04/16 AC Milan 1 – 2 Juventus
17/04/16 Juventus 4 – 0 Palermo
20/04/16 Juventus – Lazio

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Barcelona vs Valencia 
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 17 April 2016
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona 

Things has been going well for FC Barcelona team recently as they were again defeated in Spanish Primera Division , and now they lead La Liga BBVA only on goal difference from Atletico Madrid team. Coach, Luis Enrique, didn't make even a single substitution during the whole game.

Barcelona – Lionel Andres Messi 63'
Valencia – Ivan Rakitic (og) 26' // Santi Mina 45'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Benfica vs Bayern Munchen 
Competition: UEFA Champions League

Benfica team bow out of UCL as Bayern Munchen secure a narrow 3-2 win on aggregate to book their spot in the last four of the Champions League.

Benfica – Raul Jimenez 27' // Anderson Talisca 76'
Bayern Munchen – Arturo Vidal 38' // Thomas Muller 52'

Date: 13 April 2016
Venue: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Manchester City team secured a slender advantage from the first leg in France as Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho away goals earned a 2-2 draw at the Parc Des Princes. The Citizens kept their bid for a top-four finish on track at the weekend with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion to leave them fourth in the table. They have recorded just two wins from their last six at the Etihad Stadium.
David Silva, Gael Clicy and De Bruyne are all set to come into the starting lineups as they all started last time out. Vincent Kompany and Fernando are sidelined for the Citizens while Yaya Tourè is major doubt. Nicolas Otamendi is a doubt with an ankle problem, but should be fine to feature. Raheem Sterling is sidelined due to injury while Samir Nasri is ineligible.
Paris Saint Germain have already wrapped up the Ligue 1 title but they sare continuing to recording wins after wins. They beat 2-0 Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday despite they rested a number of player. The French club have already triumphed in England this season having put a 2-1 win on the board at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in the last round to reach their fourth successive quarter-final.
PSG made nine changes to their side on Saturday, so they will be fresher than their opponents. David Luiz and Blaise Matuidi both miss out due to suspension. Manager Laurent Blanc is sweating on the fitness of Kevin Trapp after the German hobbled off at the interval in the weekend win at Guingamp while Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore will not be fit. The Paris Saint Germain boss could drop Di Maria into midfield, though Benjamin Stambouli is an option in midfield.
Nine of 11 clubs who have earned a 2-2 draw away from home in the first leg of a UCL knock-out tie have advanced to the next round. The last three Champions League knockout encounters between Ligue 1 and English Premier League clubs have all seen the French team eliminate their English counterpart.

Probable lineups
Manchester City: Hart – Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy – Fernando, Fernandinho – De Bruyne, Yaya Toure, Silva – Aguero.
PSG: Trapp (Sirigu) – Aurier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell – Lucas, Rabiot, Motta, di Maria – Ibrahimovic, Cavani.

Match Details and Timings:
Manchester City vs Paris Saint Germain
Football: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Tuesday, April 12 2016
Kick Off Time: 7:45 PM - 19:45 GMT
Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tottenham vs Manchester United 
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 10 April 2016Time: 16:00 BST
Venue: White Hart Lane, London 

Tottenham team lost ground in the title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Liverpool last time out and the Spurs are now seven points behind Premier League leaders. Anything less than three points could all but hand Leicester the title. Pochettino's men have only lost one game in their last 11 Premier League outings.
Erik Lamela is expected to return in the offensive midfield trio with Dele Alli and Eriksen, replacing Heung Min-Son. Kane will continue to lead the Tottenham attack. Changes are also unlikely in central midfield, with Eric Dier and Dembele the favoured pairing. Clinton N'Jie and Jan Vertonghen heave recently returned to training but they are unlikely to feature. Nabil Bentaleb remains out.
Manchester United have notched up back-to-back 1-0 victories over Man City and Everton in the Premier League in their last two games but they have also lost two of their last three away league games. As a result, Manchester United currently sit fifth in the Premier League table on 53 points. They are just one point shy of fourth-placed Manchester City and actually only five points off third-placed Arsenal.
Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia are all now available for first-team selection. Daley Blind is expected to recover in time and to start the match alongside Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo in defense.  Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial look set to form the attacking midfield trio once more, with Marcus Rashford the lone striker altough Rooney has been tipped to make his first appearance since February this weekend. Louis van Gaal is without Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney, Will Keane and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Man United team are undefeated in 31 of their last 33 matches against Spurs in all competitions. On the opening day of the season the two met in a close one at Old Trafford with United just edging it 1-0 with a Kyle Walker own goal the difference between the two sides. In the last three meetings between the two at White Hart Lane nothing could separate the pair with every match ending in a draw.

Tottenham last 5 matches:
10/03/16 Borussia Dortmund 3 – 0 Tottenham
13/03/16 Aston Villa 0 – 2 Tottenham
17/03/16 Tottenham 1 – 2 Dortmund
20/03/16 Tottenham 3 – 0 Bournemouth
02/04/16 Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham

Manchester United last 5 matches:
10/03/16 Liverpool 2 – 0 Manchester United
13/03/16 Man United 1 – 1 West Ham
17/03/16 Manchester United 1 – 1 Liverpool
20/03/16 Manchester City 0 – 1 Manchester United
03/04/16 Man United 1 – 0 Everton

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 
Competition: Champions League
Date: 5 April 2016
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona 

Barcelona – Luis Suarez 63' // Luis Suarez 74'
Atletico Madrid – Fernando Torres 25'

Fernando Torres scores against FC Barcelona, but his red card costs Atletico Madrid dear as the home side ride on the back of two Luis Suarez goals to take a narrow advantage in UEFA Champions League.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Barcelona vs Real Madrid 
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 02 April 2016
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona 

Zidane wins in his first Clasico as Real Madrid manager as Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner helps the visitors beat Barcelona in  Camp Nou.

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid:
56' Pique 1-0 // 2' Benzema 1-1 // 85' Ronaldo 1-2 

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