Monday, January 30, 2017

Man United vs Wigan Athletic - Competition: English FA Cup
Date: 29 January 2017 - Kick-off Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Fellaini and Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the scorers as Manchester United see off Wigan 4-0 in English FA Cup.

Man UTD: 44' Marouane Fellaini 1-0 // 57' Chris Smalling 2-0 // 74' Henrik Mkhitaryan 3-0 // 81' Bastian Schweinsteiger 4-0  

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

AC Milan vs SSC Napoli - Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 21 January 2017 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT - 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Siro, Milano

AC Milan team have been having a more successful season than many had anticipated so far. The Rossoneri sit in 5th place in the Italian Serie A standings, despite they only drew 2:2 against Torino last time out. It marked the second time in just a few days that they had to face the Granata, as they beat Sinisa Mihajlovic's team 2:1 in Coppa Italia few days before. As to direct encounters with SSC Napoli, the Rossoneri lost 4-2 at the Stadio San Paolo the reverse match earlier this season. Last time they met at the Stadio San Siro, they were hammered 4-0.
Romagnoli and Manuel Locatelli are both suspended for this match and they are likely to be replaced by Gustavo Gomez and Andrea Bertolacci respectively. In fact, Giacomo Bonaventura will join Carlos Bacca and Suso up front, while Mbaye Niang should be benched once again. Juraj Kucka and Mario Pasalic are expected to start in the middle of the park, whilst Davide Calabria and Luca Antonelli are in contention for a starting berth at left back. The likes of Mattia De Sciglio, Mati Fernandez and Riccardo Montolivo are out through injury.
SSC Napoli team have the longest current unbeaten run in the league with 9 consecutive matches witout a loss. The Partenopei, who are 3rd in the table standings and boast the best attack of the league - enter this match on the back of three consecutive home victories in 2017. They recorded a 2:1 success over Sampdoria in the league, a 3-1 win over Spezia in Coppa Italia and another comfortable 3:1 over Pescara in the Italian Serie A last weekend. Anyway, they are not exactly boasting an impressive record in the high pressure ties. They have won just three of their last 11 matches against Serie A’s current top six.
Manager Maurizio Sarri can't count on three players who are playing in AFCON - Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam and Omar El Kaddouri - while Arkadiusz Milik is still sidelined. Leonardo Pavoletti is yet to reach full fitness and as consequence Dries Mertens is likely to lead the line, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon on his flanks. Manolo Gabbiadini provides further options up-front, although he is likely to leave the club during this transfer window. In defense, Vald Chiriches is out through injury while Raul Albiol is rated as doubtful.

Probable lineups:
AC Milan: Donnarumma – Abate, Paletta, Gomez, Calabria – Kucka, Bertolacci, Pasalic – Suso, Bacca, Bonaventura.
SSC Napoli: Reina – Hysaj, Tonelli, Albiol, Strinic – Zielinski, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Franceville - Africa Cup of Nations
Date: 15 January 2017

Riyad Mahrez nets twice for Algeria team but they are held by Zimbabwe team in their Africa Cup of Nations opener.

Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe (NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP):
12' Riyad Mahrez 1-0 // 17' Kudakwashe Mahachi 1-1 // 29' Nyasha Mushekwi (pen.) 1-2 // 82' Riyad Mahrez 2-2.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chelsea vs Peterborough United - Competition: English FA Cup

Chelsea team may well have lost to Tottenham last time out, but this ended a run of 13 successive English Premier League wins. They still hold a five point lead at the top of the standings. The Blues aòready crashed out of the League Cup to West Ham earlier in the season- Prior to that they only managed to beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 in the same competition, showing that Antonio Conte is willing to make changes to the side in the domestic cups.
Antonio Conte is expected to make several changes to their starting line-up for this game. Diego Costa and Eden Hazard should be rested in this game, while players like Michy Batshuayi, Willian and Kennedy will have the chance to impress Antonio Conte. Defender Kurt Zouma has been out injured for over a year but he is in line to make his reappearance here. Midfielders Oscar and John Mikel Obi have packed their bags and left Stamford Bridge for big-money moves to China.
Peterborough are hoping for yet another promotion in the Football League this season as they currently sit just outside the play-off places, one point behind sixth placed Fleetwood Town. Recent form has seen the Posh go seven matches unbeaten, although they do come into this match on the back of three consecutive draws against Gillingham, Coventry and Scunthorpe. They score plenty of goals and are amongst League One’s top scorers this term with 38 in 25 matches.
Peterborough United team will be without defender Jack Baldwin, who had a knee operation at the start of December. In a 4-3-1-2 formation, Shaquille Coulthirst and Tom Nichols are likely to start upfront with Marcus Maddison in the number ten role.

Chelsea last 5 matches:
14/12/16 Sunderland 0 – 1 Chelsea
17/12/16 Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Chelsea
26/12/16 Chelsea 3 – 0 Bournemouth
31/12/16 Chelsea 4 – 2 Stoke City
04/01/17 Tottenham 2 – 0 Chelsea FC

Peterborough last 5 matches:
17/12/16 Charlton Athletic 0 – 2 Peterborough
20/12/16 Peterborough 2 – 0 Notts County
26/12/16 Peterborough 1 – 1 Gillingham
31/12/16 Peterborough 1 – 1 Coventry City
02/01/17 Scunthorpe United 1 – 1 Peterborough

Date: 8 January 2017
Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Real Madrid started the 2017 season with a win over Sevilla after player, James Rodriguez, scored two goals in the Copa del Rey. The game ended with the score 3-0.

Real Madrid: 11' James Rodriguez 1-0 // 29' Paphael Varane 2-0 // 44' James Rodriguez (pen.) 3-0


Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Competition: Copa del Rey
Date: 4 January 2017
Kick-off Time: 20:15 GMT
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bournemouth vs Arsenal - Competition: Premier League
Date: 3 January 2017 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Dorset 

Three goals in the last 20 minutes help Arsenal team come from behind to claim an unlikely looking point at the Vitality Stadium in Eglish Premier League.

AFC Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal:
16' Charlie Daniels 1-0 // 21' Callum Wilson (pen.) 2-0 // 58' Ryan Fraser 3-0 // 70' Alexis Sanchez 3-1 // 75' Lucas Perez 3-2 // 90' Olivier Giroud 3-3  

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