Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Porto vs Liverpool Champions League - 14-02-2018

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Porto vs Liverpool - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 14 February 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT - 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao, Porto

FC Porto team are flying high domestically this season. The Dragoes are setting the pace in the Portuguese Liga, with a 2 points advantage over Benfica despite they have a game in hand. They maintained their fine form with a 4-0 win at Chaves over the weekend and have dropped points on just four occasions this season. FC Porto have already bagged 53 goals in 21 Primeira Liga matches. Furthermore, their defence has been solid of late, conceding just two goals in their last seven matches across all competitions. As to the UCL, Sergio Conceiçao's men needed a 5-2 victory over AS Monaco in their final game to book their spot in the knockout phase as Group G runners-up behind Besiktas.
Sergio Conceicao is without the suspended Felipe while the likes of Ivan Marcano, Vincent Aboubakar, Danilo Pereira and Andre Andre are all doubtful. He may start his side in a 4-4-2 formation here, with Moussa Marega and Tiquinho Soares upfront. Yacine Brahimi and Jesus Corona will start out wide, while Oliveira and Hector Herrera will anchor the midfield. The like of Ricardo Pereira and Alex Telles will play as right and left back.

Liverpool team enter this clash on the back of a 2-0 away win at Southampton. Prior to that, they drew 2-2 at home against Tottenham and trashed 3-0 Huddersfield on the travel. The Reds now sit 3rd in the English Premier League, 2 points shy of 2nd placed Manchester United. As to the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp’s team was one of just four to emerge from the group stage without tasting defeat. They topped their group unbeaten with 3 wins and 3 draws to finish 3 points clear of Sevilla, with Maribor and Spartak Moscow eliminated.  Away from home they drew 1-1 in Moscow, hammered Maribor 7-0 and then let a 3 goal lead slip in a 3-3 draw at Sevilla.
Jordan Henderson should come in for the suspended Emre Can, while Adam Lallana is getting close to a starting place after coming on for the last 10 minutes of the win at St Mary's. Joe Gomez is a doubt for the visitors, while Nathaniel Clyne is unlikely to feature. As a result, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson will play as full back, with Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk expected to be paired at the heart of the back. The likes of Sadio Manè, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salh will continue to play up front, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke primary back-up options.

Probable lineups:
FC Porto: Jose Sa – R. Pereira, Reyes, Marcano, Telles – Corona, Herrera, Oliveira, Brahimi – Marega, Soares.
Liverpool: Karius – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mane.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Southampton 0-2 Liverpool Highlights EPL - 11-02-2018

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Southampton vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: 11 February 2018
Kick-off Time: 16:30 GMT
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino score one and assist for the other as they beat Southampton 2-0 in English Premier League.

Livarpool: 6' Roberto Firmino 0-1 // 42' Mohamed Salah 0-2 

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tottenham vs Arsenal Premier League - February 10, 2018

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Tottenham vs Arsenal - Competition: English Premier League
Tottenham team enter this match on the back of a 2-0 victory over Newport County in English FA Cup last Wednesday. As to the Premier League, they clawed their way back to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw last weekend. Spurs now sit a place and four points above Arsenal coming into the match and are enjoying a 12 match unbeaten run. Mauricio Pochettino's men are are unbeaten in their last three North London derbies at home against Arsenal in the league, winning two.
Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Harry Winks all returned from injury to start in midweek but they are all expected to make the bench. Lucas Moura is also available for Tottenham after he was forced to miss the FA Cup last time out. Anyway, Mauricio Pochettino will keep faith in his usual attack, with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung Min supporting the lone striker Harry Kane upfront. Serge Aurier played the full 90 minutes in midweek, so Kieran Tripper looks poised to start at right-back. Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies will complete the back four while Eric Dier and Mousa Dembelè are likely to anchor the midfield, with Victor Wanyama providing cover.
Arsenal were in blistering form against Everton last time out and triumphed 5-1, with new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mhkitaryan in impressive form. Arsene Wenger's side is one of the best home team in the top flight but their away record is very poor. The Gunners have won only one of their last eight competitive games on the road, and have lost back to back games on the travels against Swansea and Bournemouth. In terms of direct matches, Arsenal defeated Tottenham 2-0 when these two met in November at the Emirates Stadium
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Petr Cech is a doubt for the North London Derby, so we will probably see David Ospina defending the Gunners' goal. The Gunners boss may decide to switch from a 4-2-3-1 formation to a slightly more defensive 4-3-3. That would see Jack Wilshere joining Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey in the middle of the park. Up front, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to start in advanced midfield positions behind striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette provide further options. In defense, Nacho Monreal looks set to be in contention following illness, with Ainsley Maitland Niles and Sead Kolasinac viable alternatives.
Tottenham last 5 matches:
21/01/18 Southampton 1 – 1 Tottenham
27/01/18 Newport County 1 – 1 Tottenham
31/01/18 Tottenham 2 – 0 Man United
04/02/18 Liverpool 2 – 2 Tottenham
07/02/18 Tottenham – Newport County

Arsenal last 5 matches:
14/01/18 Bournemouth 2 – 1 Arsenal
20/01/18 Arsenal 4 – 1 Crystal Palace
24/01/18 Arsenal 2 – 1 Chelsea
30/01/18 Swansea City 3 – 1 Arsenal
03/02/18 Arsenal 5 – 1 Everton
Date: 10 February 2018
Kick-off Time: 12:30 GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
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Monday, January 29, 2018

AS Roma vs Sampdoria 2018 0-1 Goal Highlights - Seria A

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Roma vs Sampdoria - Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 28 January 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma

Zapata’s late winner sees AS Roma’s torrid run continue as they go down at home to Sampdoria- the latter’s first away league win since early November.

Roma 0-1 Sampdoria:
80' Duvan Zapata 0-1

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Highlights 2018 La Liga

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Real Madrid vs Deportivo  - Competition: Spanish Primera Division

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho score two apiece as Real Madrid team come from behind to beat Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 in La Liga.

Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo La Coruna:
23' Adrian Lopez 0-1 // 32' Nacho Fernandez 1-1 // 42' Gareth Bale 2-1 // 58' Gareth Bale 3-1 // 68' Luka Modric 4-1 // 78' Cristiano Ronaldo 5-1 // 84' Cristiano Ronaldo 6-1 // 88' Nacho Fernandez 7-1
Date: 21 January 2018
Kick-off Time: 15:15 GMT
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelone Spanish Primera Division 14-01-2018

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 14 January 2018
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta
No much things to make Real Sociedad optimistic about its ranks before this duel with Barcelona and the only thing on their side is the tradition of their mutual duels. It does not have to mean much, but, psychologically speaking, this duel will help Real Sociedad who is in a pretty bad shape and they were eliminated from the Cup when it was not expected, while they have only one triumph in the previous 07 rounds of the championship.
In two rounds ago, Real Sociedad defeated Sevilla in their field with 3-1 after a solid draw in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao, but in the last defeat by Leganes. Coach, Eusebio, kept the same lineup against Sevilla and only Oyarzabal replaced Januzaj, who was injued, but it did not help. Player, Januzaj, is now back, while I.Martinez is injured.

As usuall, FC Barcelona is again dominating the Spanish football, and as things stand now, the team's goal is to get both domestic titles. The championship is practically already won because the second-ranked Athletic Bilbao has 09 points less. Barcelona reached the quarterfinals in the Cup in a very convincing way, after two matches with Celta Vigo. In Vigo, Barcelona played in a combined team and ended with 1-1, but when they played with a much stronger team on Nou Camp, where they defeated Celta Vigo with 5-0. In the championship they made a series of 04 victories in which they scored 12 goals and kept their net clean.
In addition to having the most efficient attack, FC Barcelona also has the best defence in the league. A couple of days ago, the team also reinforced their defence by bringing the Colombian center-back Mina, but the real boost was the arrival of player, Coutinho, who is still injured and will not be able to play. The center-back, Umtiti, is also injured , but while Dembele is fully recovered and Busquets returns after the suspension, so he would try to play a good match against Real Sociedad.

Probable Lineups:
Real Sociedad: Rulli – Odriozola, Raul Navas, D.Llorente, Rodrigues – Zurutuza, Illarramendi, Xabi Prieto – Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Januzaj
Barcelona: ter Stegen – S.Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, J.Alba – Busquets, Paulinho, Iniesta – Messi, L.Suarez, Dembele

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal English Premier League 28/12/2017

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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Competition: Premier League
Date: 28 December 2017
Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Selhurst Park, London
Crystal Palace currently has 16 points less than Arsenal, but it should be mentiond that the last season’s triumph of the team with as much as 3-0, because they have thus ended a series of seven defeats and one draw in duels with Arsenal. The current form of Crystal Palace is at a high level because they are in the series of three championship wins and five draws series, which, among other things, led the team to their long-awaited escape from the relegation zone.
All thanks are given to their coach, Hodgson, who brilliantly succeeded to find the extra strength in his players, both in defence and in the attack, since, in the last four games,they scored an average of two goals. However, Crystal Palace is still only 02 points away from the 18th Bournemouth, so it is expected that the team will try to stay undefeated against Arsenal. The defenders Fosu-Mensah, Ward, Sakho and Delaney and striker Wickham will be absent for this match.
Arsenal on the other side had a good match with Liverpool, in which they managed to return from the minus of 02 goals in six minutes, and then when they had a 3-2 lead, they received the third goal and eventually had to contend with just one point. And since it is their 3rd draw in the last four rounds, then it was quite logical to break the placement on the table so Arsenal currently occupy the 6th position, but with the same number of points as fifth Tottenham and one less than the fourth Reds.
As a result, Arsenal now will try to defeat Crystal Palace in this dual, which on the other hand plays very good lately, so, coach Wenger’s players, will have to play well to get to all the three points. Besides that, Arsenal's defence has shown a lot of weaknesses in the game with Liverpool, so coach, Wenger is expected to makes several changes in the starting lineup. The injured playrers are: defender Monreal, midfielders Ramsey and Cazorla, and striker Giroud.

Crystal Palace last 5 matches:
02/12/17 West Brom 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
09/12/17 Crystal Palace 2 – 2 Bournemouth
12/12/17 Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Watford
16/12/17 Leicester City 0 – 3 Crystal Palace
23/12/17 Swansea City – Crystal Palace

Arsenal last 5 matches:
10/12/17 Southampton 1 – 1 Arsenal
13/12/17 West Ham 0 – 0 Arsenal
16/12/17 Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle
19/12/17 Arsenal 1 – 0 West Ham
22/12/17 Arsenal – Liverpool

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