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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Juventus vs Napoli - Italian Serie A 29-10-2016


Juventus vs Napoli - Competition: Italian Serie A 
 
Juventus team are back to winning ways after losing at AC Milan last weekend. They top the Italian Serie A standings two points ahead of the chasing pack and enter this match on the back of a 4-1 victory over Sampdoria, a match saw returning defender Giorgio Chiellini grab a rare brace. They have won 34 of their last 38 Serie A matches and are undefeated in their last 6 home matches against Napoli in all competitions.
Paulo Dybala and Marko Pjaca are still out through injury. As consequence, Mario Mandzukic will continue to partner Gonzalo Higuain up front. In defense, Patrice Evra is expected to miss out and the Frenchman will be replaced by Alex Sandro. On the other flank, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Dani Alves are in contention for a starting berth. Claudio Marchisio is now fully fit and will likely feature as playmaker in the middle of the park.
Having lost three straight matches - including the 2:3 loss to Besiktas in UCL - Napoli seem to be back on track after consecutive wins. The Partenopei picked up all three points in their fixture with Empoli (2-0) last Wednesday, following their 2-1 away win over Crotone at the weekend. Last season, Sarri's men suffered a narrow defeat at the Juventus Stadium as Simone Zaza scored a late goal in what was a title deciding match.
Napoli team are without a central forward at the moment. Arkadiusz Milik is still sidelined with a broken ligament while Manolo Gabbiadini is suspended. Dries Mertens is likely to be used as the false nine once again with Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne out wide. Raul Albiol is a major doubt and will be probably replaced by Nikola Maksimovic. The likes of Marek Hamsik, Allan and Jorginho are expected to start in midfield.
 
Juventus last 5 matches:
02/10/16 Empoli 0 – 3 Juventus
15/10/16 Juventus 2 – 1 Udinese
18/10/16 Lyon 0 – 1 Juventus
22/10/16 Milan 1 – 0 Juventus
26/10/16 Juventus 4 – 1 Sampdoria

Napoli last 5 matches:
02/10/16 Atalanta 1 – 0 Napoli
15/10/16 Napoli 1 – 3 Roma
19/10/16 Napoli 2 – 3 Besiktas
23/10/16 Crotone 1 – 2 Napoli
26/10/16 Napoli 2 – 0 Empoli 
 
Date: 29 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Torino 
 
You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 27, 2016


Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and Alaba are on target for Bayern Munchen team as they down Augsburg in German DFB Pokal.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Augsburg (DFB POKAL)
2' Philipp Lahm 1-0 // 42' Julian Green 2-0 // 68' Dong-Won Ji 2-1 // 90' David Alaba 3-1



Bayern Munchen vs Augsburg
Competition: German DFB Pokal
Date: 26 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munchen
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Thursday, October 20, 2016


Barcelona vs Manchester City - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City (CHAMPIONS LEAGUE):
17' Lionel Messi 1-0 // 61' Lionel Messi 2-0 // 69' Lionel Messi 3-0 // 89' Neymar 4-0



Guardiola’s return to the Camp Nou is not a happy one as ten man Man City team lose 4-0 to Barcelona FC team, with Messi scoring a hat trick. Barcelona vs Manchester City match ended with 4-0 scoreline in Champions League 2016.

Date: 19 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona



 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Leicester City vs Kobenhavn - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Leicester team made a fantastic start to the UCL campaign as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Club Brugge in Belgium, and they followed up that victory with an impressive 1-0 home win over an FC Porto. Anyway, they are struggling in Premier League and enter this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. That was their fourth loss on the road in the league but they have been a different proposition at home with two wins and two draws and just the one goal conceded. The Foxes suffered just three losses last term but they have been already beaten by the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea thus far, losing by three goals in each of those games.
Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani were rested against Chelsea team on Saturday and will come back into the starting XI tonight. Midfielders Nampalys Mendy and Matthew James remain sidelined with ankle injuries, but Shinji Okazaki is hoping to recover in time to play. The defense is likely to be formed by Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan.
Copenhagen team are on top of the Danish Superliga and unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions so far, including eight Champions League matches this season having started their campaign in July. The Danish outfit held Porto to a 1-1 draw in Portugal and beat 4-0 Club Brugge on their own turf. With four points from a possible six however, Copenhagen remain in very real contention for a place in the knockout stages. As to the Champions League qualifiers, Copenhagen got the better of Crusaders (9-0 aggregate) Astra (4-1 aggregate) and also APOEL (2-1 aggregate).
The Danes do not have serious injury concerns and will field their regular starting XI. Federico Santander and Andreas Cornelius are expected to lead the line in a 4-4-2 formation. Jan Gregus is back in contention after serving his suspension in the last match, although Ståle Solbakken may stick with Benjamin Verbic after his impressive performance against Club Bruges. 

Leicester City last 5 matches:
20/09/16 Leicester City 2 – 4 E Chelsea
24/09/16 Man Utd 4 – 1 Leicester City
27/09/16 Leicester City 1 – 0 Porto
02/10/16 Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton
15/10/16 Chelsea 3 – 0 Leicester City

Kobenhavn last 5 matches:
21/09/16 Randers 2 – 2 Kobenhavn
24/09/16 Kobenhavn 2 – 0 AGF
27/09/16 Kobenhavn 4 – 0 Club Brugge
02/10/16 Viborg 0 – 0 Kobenhavn
15/10/16 Kobenhavn 2 – 0 Silkeborg

Date: 18 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST - 20:45 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester, Leicestershire 





 
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Sunday, October 16, 2016


Juventus vs Udinese
Competition: Italian Serie A 

Juventus 2-1 Udinese:
30' Jakub Jankto 0-1 // 43' Paulo Dybala 1-1 // 51' Paulo Dybala 2-1  





Paulo Dybala’s double gives defending champions Juventus team a 2-1 win over Udinese in Italian Serie A.

Date: 15 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Torino 








 
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Monday, October 10, 2016


Netherlands vs France - Qualifications FIFA 2018
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 20:45 CET

Following a 1-1 draw at Sweden back in September, Netherlands team won 4-1 at home against Belarus last time out, with 24-year-old Quincy Promes scoring a brace. Their win ended a shocking run of five losses in a row at home for them, and they have only won four of their last 13 on home turf, losing six of them.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has missed out on the squad, but Quincy Promes and Vincent Janssen made up for his absence in midweek. Davy Klaassen, Wesley Sneijder and Quncy Promes are expected to start in the offensive midfielders positions. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has injured an ankle in training and is set to be replaced by Michel Vorm. Arjen Robben has been also ruled out through injury.
France team recorded a comfortable 4-1 home win against Bulgaria as Kevin Gameiro got two and Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet bagged a goal apiece. That result followed a disappointing draw at Belarus last month and a 3-1 defeat of Italy in an International Friendly. Sagna has been ruled out after suffering a hamstring injury last time out and will be replaced by Djibril Sidibe. This could be Didier Deschamps' only change to his 4-2-3-1 formation, in which Gameiro will retain his lone forward berth and Payet, Griezmann and Moussa Sissoko will start as offensive midfielders.
The last meeting between these two sides came in March as a memorial match for Johan Cruyff with France coming out on top 3-2 in Amsterdam thanks to a last minute goal by Blaise Matuidi after Netherlands had come back from 2-0 down.

Probable lineups:
Netherland: Stekelenburg – Karsdorp, van Dijk, Bruma, Blind – Strootman, Propper – Promes, Klaassen, Wijnaldum – Janssen 
France Lloris – Sidibe, Varane, Koscielny, Kurzawa – Matuidi, Pogba – Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet – Gameiro.

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












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Saturday, October 8, 2016


Portugal vs Andorra - Competition: WC Qualification Europe

Portugal 6-0 Andorra (WORLD CUP QUALIF.):
2' Cristiano Ronaldo 1-0 // 4' Cristiano Ronaldo 2-0 // 44' Joao Cancelo 3-0 // 47' Cristiano Ronaldo 4-0 // 68' Cristiano Ronaldo 5-0 // 86' Andre Silva 6-0.  

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals as nine man Andorra team go down to reigning European champions Portugal team.

Date: 7 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Aveiro  





 
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Monday, October 3, 2016


Milan vs Sassuolo
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 2 October 2016
Kick-off Time: 17:00 BST
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano

AC Milan team fighted back from 4-3 down and scored thrice in eight second half minutes to win a seven goal thriller against Sassuolo team. Milan vs Sassuolo match ended with 4-3 scoreline in Italian Serie A 2016.

AC Milan 4-3 Sassuolo:
9' Giacomo Bonaventura 1-0 // 10' Matteo Politano 1-1 // 54' Francesco Acerbi 1-2 // 56' Lorenzo Pellegrini 1-3 // 69' Carlos Bacca(pen.) 2-3 // 73' Manuel Locatelli 3-3 // 77' Gabriel Paletta 4-3  








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