Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chelsea vs Bournemouth - Competition: Premier League 

Chelsea 3-0 AFC Bournemouth:
24' Pedro Rodriguez 1-0 // 49' Eden Hazard (pen.) 2-0 // 90' Pedro Rodriguez 3-0

Pedro Rodriguez’s double and Hazard’s penalty help Chelsea team see off Bournemouth’s challenge at Stamford Bridge Studium in English Premier League.

Date: 26 December 2016
Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London 

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Manchester City vs Arsenal
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 18 December 2016 - Kick-off Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester 
Man City’s title challenge has stumbled in recent weeks with back-to-back defeats at the hands of Chelsea team and Leicester City. Anyway, Guardiola's men back to winning ways in midweek as they beat 2-0 Watford at their own turf and are only one point behind second place Arsenal. They are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches in English Premier League but have failed to beat Arsenal in the last 7 direct encounters in all competitions.
Ilkay Gundogan is set to be ruled out for a number of months due to a knee injury so Yaya Toure may start at the base of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Sergio Aguero still has two matches left on his own four-match suspension. As consequence, Nolito is likely to lead the line while Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva will be the offensive midfielders. John Stones was rested in the win over Watford but should return to the side here.
Arsenal team saw their unbeaten run finally come to an end in midweek as they slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat away to Everton. The Gunners had not list a single Premier League games since that opening-day defeat to Liverpool and still sit 2nd in the EPL standings, 6 points behind league leaders Chelsea team. Wenger's men were winners at the Etihad last season and have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against Manchester City in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger isn’t expected to make many changes to his side with Alex Iwobi and Lucas Perez viable alternatives to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez look likely starters elsewhere in the front four, with Olivier Giroud not expected to earn a recall. Aaron Ramsey is still a doubt while this match comes come too soon for Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker, who  both back in training this week. Chuba Akpom, Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and Shkodran Mustafi are still long-term absentees for the visitors.

Manchester City last 5 matches:
26/11/16 Burnley 1 – 2 Manchester City
03/12/16 Manchester City 1 – 3 Chelsea
06/12/16 Manchester City 1 – 1 Celtic
10/12/16 Leicester City 4 – 2 Man City
14/12/16 Manchester City 2 – 0 Watford

Arsenal last 5 matches:
30/11/16 Arsenal 0 – 2 Southampton
03/12/16 West Ham United 1 – 5 Arsenal
06/12/16 Basel 1 – 4 Arsenal
10/12/16 Arsenal 3 – 1 Stoke City
13/12/16 Everton 2 – 1 Arsenal

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Middlesbrough vs Liverpool - Competition: Premier League 

Liverpool: 29' Adam Lallana 0-1 // 60' Divock Origi 0-2 // 68' Adam Lallana 0-3 

Adam Lallana’s double puts Liverpool’s season back on track as they beat Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Simon Mignolet back in the starting XI for Liverpool team. Middlesbrough vs Liverpool match ended with 0-3 scoreline in English Premier League.

Date: 14 December 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough 

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Torino vs Juventus Italian Serie A - 11-12-2016

Torino vs Juventus - Competition: Italian Serie A
Torino team enter the derby in solid form. They have won six of their last 10 and currently sit 7th in the league table, 11 points behind their city rivals. The Granata were beaten 2-0 in their last game at Sampdoria but they are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches. Napoli leapfrogged them in the table standings but Sinisa Mihajlovic's men are still in the chase for a European spot.
Mihajlovic will once more have to decide between Davide Zappacosta or Lorenzo De Silvestri at right-back and Daniele Baselli or Afryie Acquah in midfield. The Serb manager will play with an offensive 4-3-3 in which Andrea Belotti will be flanked by Adem Ljajic and Iago Falque up front. Joe Hart will defend the goal while Christian Molinaro and Joel Obi are out through injury.
Juventus are the only team in Europe that topped their Champions League group while also leading their domestic league. They sealed top spot in their UCL group by beating Zagreb in midweek to complete their group stage campaign without suffering a single loss. Domestically, returned to winning ways by dfeating Atalanta 3-1 at the Juventus Stadium after they were beaten by Genoa with the same scoreline a week earlier. The Bianconeri The Old Lady have an excellent record in the Turin derby having won nine of the last 10 editions.
Juventus team still have some injury problems at the back. Bonucci, Dani Alves and Barzagli all set to miss out for this weekend’s match. Up front, Paulo Dybala is ready and willing to start, but Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain are favourite to retain their berth. Miralem Pjanic is likely to play as offensive midfield behind the attacking duo in a 4-3-1-2 formation. Sami Khedira will return to the lineup after a routine day off, while Stefano Sturaro is the fourth midfielder in the pecking order, so he is the favourite to start. Marko Pjaca remains sidelined. 

Torino last 5 matches:
10/11/16 Torino 7 – 0 Bra
20/11/16 Crotone 0 – 2 Torino
26/11/16 Torino 2 – 1 Chievo Verona
29/11/16 Torino E 4 – 0 Pisa
04/12/16 Sampdoria 2 – 0 Torino

Juventus last 5 matches:
19/11/16 Juventus 3 – 0 Pescara
22/11/16 Sevilla 1 – 3 Juventus
27/11/16 Genoa 3 – 1 Juventus
03/12/16 Juventus 3 – 1 Atalanta
07/12/16 Juventus 2 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb
Date: 11 December 2016
Kick-off Time: 14:00 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino 
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Zorya vs Manchester United - Competition: UEFA Europa League

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores his first goal for Man United team as the Red Devils beat Zorya 2-0 in Europa League.

Zorya 0-2 Manchester United (EUROPA LEAGUE)
48' 0-1 Henrik Mkhitaryan // 88' 0-2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Date: 8 December 2016
Kick-off Time: 18:00 GMT
Venue: Stadion Chornomorets, Odessa

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid - Champions League 2016-17
Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Tuesday, December 06 2016 - 20:45 CET
Referee: C. Turpin

Bayern Munich team crumbled to a 3-2 defeat by Russian minnows FC Rostov on matchday five, to leave them 2nd in the group with a six point gap between them and group winners Atletico, despite taking the lead just after the half-hour mark through Douglas Costa.. Their Bundesliga campaign has been a bit disappointing so far. Despite their 3-1 win over Mainz on Friday they remain three points adrift of surprising leaders RB Leipzig.
Kingsley Coman suffered a knee injury amd will miss the rest of the season but Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery started last time out and are fully fit as well as David Alaba, who recovered from injury. Captain Phillip Lahm was handed center-midfielder responsibility against Mainz and will probably retain that role. In defense, Mats Hummels and Javi Martinez will form the central pair.
Atletico team have won their 5 group games so far and are guaranteed to finish top of proceedings, probably giving them an easier draw in the next round of the competition. Domestically, they  are currently 4th in La Liga BBVA table, 9 points below arch rivals Real Madrid team after a goalless draw against Espanyol at the weekend.
Diego Simeone tinkered with the team and formation at the weekend but he will restore his best XI for this clash. In a 4-3-3 starting line-up, the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco will spearhead the attack while veterans Koke, Tiago and Gabi are expected to play in the middle of the park. Midfielder Augusto Fernandez and attacking duo Torres and Alessio Cerci are all injured for this one.

Probable lineups:
Bayern Munich: Neuer – Rafinha, J. Boateng, Badstuber, J. Bernat – Vidal, Xabi Alonso, R. Sanches – Robben, T. Muller, D.Costa.
Atletico Madrid: Moya – Vrsaljko, Savic, Gimenez, Lucas – Saul Niguez, Gabi, Gaitan, Carrasco – Correa, Gameiro.

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


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Competition: Spanish Primera Division 

Barcelona team, who will be desperate to close the gap between themselves and Real Madrid, have now failed to win either of their last two La Liga outings, stuttering to a 0-0 draw with nine-man Malaga, before going on to snatch an equaliser to earn a point against Sociedad. They have dropped 12 points in their last 11 games and trail their opponents by 6 points.
The return of skipper Andres Iniesta from nearly two months absence will be a major boost for the Catalans. He's expected to initially sit on the bench as the midfield line is likely to be formed by Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Denis Suarez. The likes of Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano will start as centre back with Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba a full backs. Of course, the MSN trio Messi-Suarez-Neymar will spearhead the attack.
Real Madrid team is enjoying a superb run of form as they are yet to lose a single match this season. Actually, the Blancos are undefeated in their last 25 matches. Zinedine Zidane's men have won four consecutive games and they know a victory would see them opening up a commanding nine-point lead over Barcelona. The last time these two teams met at the Camp Nou, Real Madrid defeated the host by 2-1, thanks to a late winner scored by Ronaldo.
Gareth Bale will be on the sidelines until next April as he recently suffered an ankle injury and Lucas Vazquez will again replace the Welshman on the right-hand side of the attack. Dani Carvajal is expected tp be preferred to Danilo at right-back, with Raphael Varane expected to start in defence over Pepe. Casemiro is close to full fitness, but he is unlike to walk straight into the starting line-up. Zidane will be also without the services of Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane in the trip to Camp Nou.

Barcelona last 5 matches:
01/11/16 Manchester City 3 – 1 Barcelona
06/11/16 Sevilla 1 – 2 Barcelona
19/11/16 Barcelona 0 – 0 Malaga
23/11/16 Celtic 0 – 2 Barcelona
27/11/16 Real Sociedad 1 – 1 Barcelona

Real Madrid last 5 matches:
02/11/16 Legia Warszawa 3 – 3 Real Madrid
06/11/16 Real Madrid 3 – 0 Leganes
19/11/16 Atletico Madrid 0 – 3 Real Madrid
22/11/16 Sporting CP 1 – 2 Real Madrid
26/11/16 Real Madrid 2 – 1 Sporting Gijon

Date: Saturday, December 3 2016
Kick-off Time: 15:15 GMT - 4:15 PM
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona 

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Manchester United vs West Ham
Competition: English League Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Martial score two each as Manchester United team beat West Ham United 4-1 in their English League Cup quarterfinal.

Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United (EFL CUP)
2' Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1-0 // 35' Ashley Fletcher 1-1 // 48' Anthony Martial 2-1 // 62' Anthony Martial 3-1 // 90' Zlatan Ibrahimovic 4-1

Date: 30 November 2016
Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester  

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