Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bayern Munchen vs Bayer Leverkusen
Competition: German Bundesliga
Date: 26 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 17:30 GMT
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munchen 

Bayern Munich 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen:
30' Thiago Alcantara 1-0 // 35' Hakan Calhanoglu 1-1 // 56' Mats Hummels 2-1

Bayern Munich team recover from their twin losses last week to Borussia Dortmund and Rostov by beating Bayer Leverkusen team 2-1 in German Bundesliga.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monaco vs Tottenham - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Monaco team top the group E with eight points and are undefeated in UCL thus far. They defeated CSKA Moscow 3-0 at home on matchday 4 and could secure an automatic qualification should they win the match. Monaco are having a brilliant Ligue 1 campaign start as they currently are runners-up behind Nice, with 29 points from 13 games, scoring 39 goals in 13 games - 13 more than PSG.
Leonardo Jardim will be without midfielder Joao Moutinho. The Portuguese has joined Almamy Toure and Nabil Dirar on the sidelines. The likes of Fabinho and Tiemoue Bakayoko are expected to start in the middle of the park while Radamel Falcao should continue alongside Valere Germain in attack. The four-man backline should be formed by Djibril Sidibe, Jemerson, Kamil Glik and Andrea Raggi.
Tottenham team sit third in the Champions League group, 4 points behind Monaco, as they have managed just one win so far, losing two and drawing one in the process. Spurs have already suffered a 2-1 defeat at home in the 1st leg and a defeat here could see their Champions League campaign come to a premature end. A draw would likely not be enough for the Lilywhites. In Premier League, Tottenham are 5th in the league standings and they enter this match on the back of a 3-2 home win over West Ham.
Mauricio Pochettino remains without injured trio Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela. Harry Kane will lead the attack against the group leaders AS Monaco while Dele Alli will be returning to the side to give the Spurs attack further edge after he came as a substitute against West Ham last time out.
Monaco last 5 matches:
21/10/16 Monaco 6 – 2 Montpellier
29/10/16 Saint-Étienne 1 – 1 Monaco
02/11/16 AS Monaco 3 – 0 CSKA Moskva
05/11/16 Monaco 6 – 0 Nancy
18/11/16 Lorient 0 – 3 Monaco

Tottenham last 5 matches:
25/10/16 Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham
29/10/16 Tottenham 1 – 1 Leicester City
02/11/16 Tottenham 0 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen
06/11/16 Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham
19/11/16 Tottenham 3 – 2 West Ham United
Date: 22 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco  
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Manchester United vs Arsenal
Competition: Premier League
Date: 19 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 12:30 GMT - 13:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United team managed just 5 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats so far in the league. The 3-1 win at Swansea before the international break was their lone win in the last 6 Premier League games.
Pressure is building on the Portuguese and he will be desperate to see his side make it back-to-back wins and register their first home victory in the league since September.
Striker Ibrahimovic is banned after he picked up his fifth booking of the season last time out while Ander Herrera returns to the side after his one-match suspension. Up front, Marcus Rashford is likelyt to lead the line, with Paul Pogba, Martial and Jesse Lingard behind him. Jose Mourinho will be without Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling at the back, meaning that Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian will probably fill the voids.
Arsenal team enter this clash unbeaten in 10 league games and within two points of the EPL summit, and six points above Manchester United.  They have not lost a match in the Premier League since the 4-3 humbling at home by Liverpool on the opening day. Last time out in the top-flight the Gunners were held 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium by Tottenham in the North London derby. Arsene Wenger’s side are winless in the league against United for over a decade. Their Premier League title challenge suffered a huge setback at Old Trafford last season when they produced a miserable performance and fell to a 3-2 defeat.
Alexis Sanchez played for Chile on Tuesday and is a major doubt as he was taken off. Olivier Giroud could replace the Chilean as lone forward while Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott are expected to retain their starting berth as offensive midfielders. The Gunners are expected to be without Hector Bellerin for the whole of November. The Spaniard joins Per Mertesacker, Lucas Perez, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla on the sidelines.

Probable lineups:
Manchester United: de Gea – Darmian, Blind, Rojo, Shaw – Pogba, Carrick, Herrera – Mata, Rashford, Lingard.
Arsenal: Cech – Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal – Xhaka, Coquelin – Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi – Sanchez.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Brazil vs Argentina - Competition: WC Qualification South America 

Brazil team started the CONMEBOL qualifying campaign in a miserable ay, winning just two of their first six games. Their qualification to Russia 2018 is under threat and manager Carlos Dunga was replaced by former Corinthians coach Tite. Since then, the Seleçao recorded four straight wins, moving them up to the top of the qualifying group, 1 point clear off the second placed Uruguay.
Brazil welcome back Neymar after he missed last time out and the Barcelona star should start as offensive winger. Philippe Coutinho is likely to get the nod over Willian and Roberto Firmino out wide while Giuliano is likely to replace Paulinho. Gabriel Jesus continues to impress on the International stage and is expected to spearhead the attack in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Casemiro and Fernandinho are in contention for a starting berth as difensive midfielder.  
Argentina team are on a poor run of form. In the previous round, they dropped to sixth position in the qualifying group after losing 0-1 at home to Paraguay. The Albiceleste is winless in their last three matches as they needed a late rally to salvage a 2-2 draw in Venezuela before to squander a lead against Peru in the following game. Argentina boast the 2nd best defensive record in South America but things are not going well in attack. For a side with seemingly endless firepower, they have only netted 11 goals in 10 games so far.
The positive news for new manager Edgardo Bauza is that Messi is back in the mix and is set to partner Higuain up front. In midfield, Guido Pizarro could start if Lucas Biglia fails to prove his fitness. Enzo Pérez or even full-back Júlio Buffarini will provide support to Pablo Zabaleta on the right. Sergio Aguero is likely to be benched while Mauro Icardi, top scorer in the Serie A, has not been named.

Brazil last 5 matches:
13/06/16 Brazil 0 – 1 Peru
01/09/16 Ecuador 0 – 3 Brazil
07/09/16 Brazil 2 – 1 Colombia
07/10/16 Brazil 5 – 0 Bolivia
12/10/16 Venezuela 0 – 2 Brazil

Argentina last 5 matches:
27/06/16 Argentina 0 – 0 P Chile
02/09/16 Argentina 1 – 0 Uruguay
07/09/16 Venezuela 2 – 2 Argentina
07/10/16 Peru 2 – 2 Argentina
12/10/16 Argentina 0 – 1 Paraguay

Date: 10 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 23:45 GMT
Venue: Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Roma vs Bologna - Competition: Italian Serie A

Mohamed Salah scores a hat trick for AS Roma team as they beat Bologna 3-0 in Italian Serie A.

Roma 3-0 Bologna
13' Mohamed Salah 1-0 // 63' Mohamed Salah 2-0 // 71' Mohamed Salah 3-0  

Date: 6 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma  

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Manchester City team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat when they faced FC Barça a fortnight ago. Anyway, a 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday ended a run of six winless matches for the Citizens thanks to a brace from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan. They still lead the English Premier League standings, level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool while in Champions League they sit 2nd with four points as they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach and drew 3:3 with Celtic in the first two matchdays.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Sergio Aguero will start up front, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan behind the Argentine striker. Willy Caballero is set to deputise between the sticks as regular goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is suspended. Yaya Tourè is uneligible while Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna are both doubtful.
Barcelona team comfortably top the UCL group with a 100% winning record after three games having beaten Celtic (7:0) and Man City (4:0) at the Camp Nou, and Borussia Moenchengladbach (1:2) away from home. In La Liga, the Catalansa limped to a 1-0 win over Granada at the weekend, recording their 3th consecutive domestic victory. Anyway, they trail Real Madrid by 2 points in the table.
Jeremy Mathieu was sent off last time out against Man City and is banned. Luis Enrique also be without Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who are both injured as well as goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. The offensive trio will be formed by Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez while Rafinha is likely to start in midfield and Sergi Roberto as right back in the starting 4-3-3 formation.

Probable lineups:
Manchester City: Caballero – Fernando, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov – Fernandinho – de Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling – Aguero.
Barcelona: ter Stegen – Roberto, Umtiti, Mascherano, Digne – Rakitic, Busquets, Rafinha – Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Manchester City vs FC Barcelona - Champions League 2016-17
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 20:45 CET

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

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