Sunday, October 7, 2018

Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League 07-10-2018

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Liverpool vs Manchester City - Competition: Premier League
Liverpool team are currently runner-up to Manchester City only on goal difference, after both teams accumulated 19 points from a possible 21. Jurgen Klopp's men are winless in their last three outings, having lost at the hands of Chelsea in English FL Cup and SSC Napoli in UCL, and drawn against the Blues in EPL last weekend. The Reds are undefeated in their last 24 home matches in Premier League have kept clean sheets in their last 8 league matches at Anfield. As to direct matches, Liverpool have won their last six home matches against City.
Naby Keita should be available despite a back injury picked up in Naples on Wednesday. Jordan Henderson, who replaced Keita on Wednesday evening, looks a stronger bet to start against City. Up front Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are fresh options in attack given that Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could be tired. Klopp could make changes also at the back.  Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are the understudies should the German make a change or two in defence.

City have only dropped two points this season, a 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Wolves. They enter this match on the back of a pivotal victory in Champions League - 1:2 against Hoffenheim in midweek - as they were upset by Lyon at the Etihad Stadium in the first round. Domestically, Pep Guardiola's men have won 5 matches in a row, outscoring their opponents 15-1. The Citizens have won 11 of their last 13 away matches in all competitions but have conceded 7 goals in their last two visits to Anfield, including last season's UCL mauling.
Pep Guardiola is hopeful that Benjamin Mendy will return but Kevin De Bruyne remains sidelined. Sergio Aguero has been playing through the pain barrier of late due to a foot problem, but is once again favourite to start ahead of Gabriel Jesus in attack. The Argentine is likely to be flanked by Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sanè, with Riyad Mahrez main alternative. David and Bernardo Silva will start in midfield alongside Fernandinho, despite Ilkay Gundogan is pushing to feature from the off. Fabian Delph, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala remain sidelined.
Date: 7 October 2018
Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain 18-09-2018 Champions League

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Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain  - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 18 September 2018 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST - 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Liverpool team have a 100% winning record in the Premier League after five games this season, having beaten Tottenham 21 at Wembley last weekend. Prior to that, the Reds thrashed at home West Ham (4-0) and managed to beat Crystal Palace (0-2), Brighton (1-0), and Leicester City (1-2). The Merseysiders will now face a difficult period of fixtures with PSG, Chelsea twice, Man City and Napoli SSC all within next six matches.
Captain Henderson should be Jurgen Klopp's only change, with James Milner making room. Roberto Firmino suffered a nasty eye injury last time out but should start up front, forming the usual trio with Mo Salah and Sadio Manè. As alternative, Klopp could give Daniel Sturridge a rare start. Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana remain sidelined for the hosts, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a longer-term absentee. The defense will remain unchanged, with Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold protecting Alisson's goal.

Paris Saint-Germain team also have a 100 per cent record this season having recorded a 4-0 win against St. Etienne at the weekend despite resting Neymar and Mbappe. The French powerhouses have already scored 21 competitive goals this season and also kicked off the new campaign with a thrashing 4-0 Super Cup win over Monaco. Les Parisiens have yet to progress past the quarter-finals since their Ligue 1 dominance began. Last year their UCL journey was ended by Real Madrid in the last 16 round.
Gianluigi Buffon and Marco Verratti are both suspended for the visitors while Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa are out through injury. Alphone Areola will start between the posts while Marquinhos may be required in the middle of the park as defensive midfielder. Neymar and Kylian Mbappè returns in the offensive midfield trio alongside Di Maria, behind the lone striker Edinson Cavani. At the back, Juan Bernat and Meunier will start as full backs, Thiago Silva and Presnel Kimpembè will form the central pair.
Probable lineups:
Liverpool: AlissonAlexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita – Salah, Firmino, Mane.
PSG: Areola – Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Marquinhos,Rabiot – Mbappe, Neymar, di Maria – Cavani.
Liverpool last 5 matches:
12/08/18 Liverpool 4 – 0 West Ham
20/08/18 Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Liverpool
25/08/18 Liverpool 1 – 0 Brighton
01/09/18 Leicester City 1 – 2 Liverpool
15/09/18 Tottenham 1 – 2 Liverpool

PSG last 5 matches:
12/08/18 PSG 3 – 0 Caen
18/08/18 Guingamp 1 – 3 PSG
25/08/18 PSG 3 – 1 Angers
01/09/18 Nîmes 2 – 4 PSG
14/09/18 PSG 4 – 0 ASSE

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Real Madrid vs Getafe 19-08-2018 Highlights 2-0 La Liga

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Real Madrid vs Getafe - Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 19 August 2018 - Kick-off Time: 21:15 BST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

Only 48,466 in attendance at the Bernabeu, the lowest for a Real Madrid team league game since 2009, as they beat Getafe 2-0 in their first home game after the departure of Ronaldo.

Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe
20' Daniel Carvajal 1-0 // 51' Gareth Bale 2-0 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

England vs Colombia Penalties World Cup 03-07-2018

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Colombia vs England - Competition: World Cup
Date: 3 July 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:00 BST
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moskva

England team break their penalty shootout hoodoo as Jordan Pickford is the hero in their 4-3 win on penalties over Colombia in WC 2018.

Colombia 1-1 (3-4 PEN.) England (WORLD CUP 2018)
57' Harry Kane (pen.) 0-1 // 90' Yerry Mina 1-1 

Penalty shootout:- England 4 Colombia 3:
For Colombia:- Falcao, Cuadrado, Muriel, Uribe (m), Bacca (m)
For England:- Kane, Rashford, Henderson (m), Trippier, Dier

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Denmark vs Australia 1-1 Highlights 2018 World Cup

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Denmark vs Australia - Competition: World Cup
Date: 21 June 2018 - Kick-off Time: 13:00 BST
Venue: Samara Arena

Australia had a draw 1-1 against Denmark in the World Cup of Russia, after Mile Jedinak scored a penalty. The game was difficult and both teams defended their goals very well.

Denmark 1-1 Australia (WORLD CUP 2018):
7' Christian Eriksen 1-0 // 38' Mile Jedinak (pen.) 1-1

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Portugal vs Spain World Cup - Group B - 15-06-2018

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Portugal vs Spain - Competition: World Cup 2018
 Portugal team secured a 3-0 victory over Algeria in their last match Friendly. Anyway, their pre-tournament warm-up matches were very much a mixed bag with a 3-0 home defeat to the Netherlands as well as draws with Tunisia (2-2) and Belgium (0-0). They have only lost inside 90 minutes three times in the 25 matches since they won Euro 2016. These two teams last met at EURO 2012, in a historic semi-final. The match ended with no goals and Spain advanced to the final on penalties.
Andre Silva and Ronaldo are expected to lead the line in a 4-4-2 formation, despite Goncalo Guedes and Bruno Fernandes impressed against Algeria last time out. Pepe looks sure to start at the heart of Portugal's defence with Bruno Alves, Jose Fonte and Ruben Dias competing for the other spot. Cedric Soares should get the nod over Pereira for the right back position while Joao Mario is expected to partner William Carvalho in the middle of the park. Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Quaresma should start as offensive wingers.

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked, following the news he will take charge at Real Madrid this summer.  Hierro is the new manager. Spain, world champions in 2010, crashed out of the 2014 World Cup at the group stage and they did not fare much better in the Euros two years ago. The Spaniards haven’t been too convincing in their pre-tournament warm-up games with a narrow win over Tunisia and a draw with Switzerland. However, they topped their World Cup qualification group ahead of Italy, with a 3-0 home win over the Azzurri their highlight during the campaign.
Gerard Piquè is a major doubt as the Barcelona defender could miss the first game because of an injury. Jordi Alba and Ramos are likely starters in defense while Dani Carvajal is not 100% fit and could be replaced by Alvaro Odriozola. The likes of Diego Costa, Rodrigo and Iago Aspas are all vying for a place in attack, with Isco and David Silva expected to play out wide. In midfield, Koke and Thiago Alcantara are in contention for a starting berth alongside Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.
Portugal last 5 matches:
23/03/18 Portugal 2 – 1 Egypt
26/03/18 Portugal 0 – 3 Netherlands
28/05/18 Portugal 2 – 2 Tunisia
02/06/18 Belgium 0 – 0 Portugal
07/06/18 Portugal 3 – 0 Algeria

Spain last 5 matches:
14/11/17 Russia 3 – 3 Spain
23/03/18 Germany 1 – 1 Spain
27/03/18 Spain 6 – 1 Argentina
03/06/18 Spain 1 – 1 Switzerland
09/06/18 Tunisia – Spain
Date: 15 June 2018 - Kick-off Time: 19:00 BST
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, Sochi
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Atletico Madrid vs Marseille Highlights 16-05-2018 Europa League Final

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Marseille vs Atletico Madrid
Competition: UEFA Europa League Final
Date: 16 May 2018
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Groupama Stadium, Decines-Charpieu

Antoine Griezmann nets twice as Atletico Madrid team lift the Europa League after downing Marseille 3-0 in Groupama Stadium.

Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid (EUROPA LEAGUE - FINAL)
21' Antoine Griezmann 0-1 // 49' Antoine Griezmann 0-2 // 89' Gabi 0-3

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