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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tottenham vs Manchester United Premier League 1 December 2013

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The highlight of the English Premier League this weekend will see a clash between Tottenham and Manchester United, two teams looking to get back to winning ways after recent disappointing results.
Tottenham Hotspur team is only ninth in the Premiership’s table; so low a position is for a team with such high potential and even higher expectations as Tottenham, is definitely a let-down. The Spurs do experience a crisis – they did not win any of the three last games; what’s more, they conceded seven goals in only last two(!) matches, six of which they lost against Manchester City – and they did not score any, which is even worse. The leading Arsenal is now eight points ahead of them. Villas-Boas’ future is hanging by a thread now. If he loses the game with United, he can probably prepare himself for leaving the White Hart Lane. The Europe League’s win against Tromso (2:0) did not improve his situation. His team plays poor, the defense players make mistakes, the strikers cannot find their way to the goal and the manager himself cannot find a right place for newly-arrived players like Lamela and Soldado. In the upcoming game against the other side from Manchester, Tottenham must show really good football if they do not want to thoroughly beaten by recently-solid Manchester United, who won during the week with Bayer (5:0) in the Champions League. 
  • Probable lineups Tottenham (4-1-2-3): Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen; Sandro; Dembélé, Paulinho; Lennon, Soldado, Lamela.

Manchester United after a disappointing start of the season climb up in the Premier League’s table. Currently, after twelve games, they are sixth being seven points behind leading Arsenal. When it comes to Premiership, the Red Devils did not lose any of the last five matches – winning three of them and drawing the other two. Last week they let Cardiff take them points with a 2:2 draw against the Welsh, which means that Moyes’ players still lack concentration and are prone to a slight chaos on the pitch. However, generally speaking United are playing better and better with each game, what they proved in the last Champions League’s game against Bayer (5:0 victory). In that match the fans had a chance to admire the old, solid, tight and almost faultless Manchester. If United show the same at White Hart Lane, Tottenham will have to resign themselves to losing the game. 
  • Probable lineups Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Jones, Giggsi; Valencia, Kagawa, Young; Rooney.

Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester United
Premier League, 13. round
Date:
Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 1:00 pm CET - 12:00 UK (BST)
Stadium: White Hart Lane, London, United Kingdom 
  
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Paris Saint-Germain vs Olympique Lyon - 1 December 2013 French Ligue 1

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Parc des Princes, Paris, France  
Sunday, 01 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
 
Of course that current French champions and this time don’t even think about anything else except a certain victory, as it is the only way to maintain a solid lead over the second-placed Lille, which currently stands on four points. Coach Blanca’s players are still undefeated this season and in the championship have effect of 10 wins and four draws. On top of it, they won in August the French Super Cup defeating Bordeaux with 2-1. In the Champions League had from before secured a place in the knockout phase, and its dominance in the group was confirmed on last week when they won Olympiacos at home, so now after five rounds have even 13 points .
All this indicates that in the continuation of the season we can expect even more from this team in all competitions, and we here have especially in mind great striking duo Ibrahimovic – Cavani, who in last 14 rounds of Ligue 1 have scored by nine goals each. Let’s add that for this match are questionable only lightly injured midfielders Pastore and Verratti.

Unlike the PSG, Lyon is very variable this season and is therefore at the moment on seventh place in Ligue 1, and has even 10 points less than teams who occupy positions which lead in the Champions League. However, it should be noted that this is a good placement for them when we remember how badly they opened the season. In last three rounds they managed to win seven points and get little bit closer to the leading teams. After two consecutive victories they failed last weekend at home when they played just 1-1 with Valenciennes, so for the rest of the season a lot of work expects them in order to return on positions that they deserve according to the players’ quality.
 Regarding their performances in the Europe League, they were not overly convincing but after recent victory over Betis at home have managed to secure placement in the next round, given that before the end of the round have four points more than third Guimaraes. It means a lot to them in terms of self-confidence ahead of this difficult away match at the Parc des Princes, where coach Guard can count on almost all best players apart from before injured defender Dabo.

Possible line-ups:
Paris Saint-Germain: Sirigu – van der Wiel, Thiago Silva, Alex, Maxwell – Motta, Matuidi – Lucas, Lavezzi – Cavani, Ibrahimovic.
Olympique Lyon: Vercoutre – Lopes, Bisevac, Umtiti, Bedimo – Gonalons, Fofana, Malbranque – Grenier – Lacazette, Gomis.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Cardiff City vs Arsenal Premier League 30-11-2013

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Cardiff City - Arsenal FC
2013/2014 English Premier League, Round 13
Date: Saturday 30 November 2013 - 16:00 CET - 4:00 PM CET
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Referee: Lee Mason

It is quite logical when we remember that Cardiff only last season managed to be promoted in the Premier League and judging by so far shown parties, and especially those played at home, it is obvious that this time wants to stay longer in it. So, coach Mackay’s players have already this season scalped Manchester City in front of their fans and their great Wales’ rival, Swansea, while they drew 2-2 with the current champion, Manchester United, in the previous round. However, in this match they were quite lucky, since the equalizing goal was scored in the injury time by substitute Kim.
In this way, Cardiff continues to maintain three points advantage over teams that are in the relegation zone but for coach Mackay was much more important that they showed again their great fighting spirit and character, and therefore we expect that in this match with leading Arsenal don’t surrender easily. Regarding the team, still out of action are injured midfielder Conway and defenders Brayford and Connolly.
Probable lineups Cardiff: Marshall – Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Tarner, Taylor – Medel, Mutch – Cowie, Whittingham, Odemwingie – Campbell

Arsenal sit 4 points clear of the rest and are coming off a 2-0 win over an odd-defying Southampton side. The Gunners are brimming with confidence and will be disappointed with anything but a victory here, despite the tough environment. Walcott has returned to the squad and Wilshere has returned to form-netting twice in their midweek Champions League win against Marseille. In addition, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 matches with Cardiff, and despite the illness of Gibbs and the absence of Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain, there should be ample opportunities for the Gunners to extend their Premier League lead with 3 more points.
Probable lineups Arsenal: Szczesny – Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs – Arteta, Wilshere – Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla – Giroud.

Head-to-Head
Last Meeting: 16.02.2009, Arsenal - Cardiff 4:0
Wins Cardiff:
8
Wins Arsenal:
13
Draws:
12
 


 
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

UEFA Champions League: Manchester United thrash Leverkusen

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The European Champions League, where several teams were on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stage of the competition. One of them was Manchester United who travelled to Bayer Leverkusen, the Reds going through to the next round, and in some style - putting 5 past the home side.
David Moyes arrived off the back of a pretty disappointing draw in the League against Cardiff at the weekend.
And while his pre-decessor, this guy, Sir Alex, would probably be doing better in the Premiership, his successor hasn’t been doing too badly at all in Europe.
A win, would be enough to see them qualify with a game in hand. And they opened the scoring mid-way through the first half.
Giggs finding Rooney who takes his time before chipping to the backpost. It’s not cleared by the defender and Antonio Valencia slides in to poke home.
10 minutes later and again Rooney with the assist. What a free-kick this is, whipped in. And Chris Smalling appears to have got the flick but the last touch actually came off Spachic for an own goal. United doubling their lead. And making the team, second in the Bundesliga look pretty ordinary.
The third came from another set-piece after half time. Rooney's shot is saved but Jonny Evans is on hand to tap home.
Soon it was 4. Kagawa slipping it through to Rooney who chips the keeper and Smalling does eventually get his goal, managing to stay on side too.
Giggs, 2 days away from his 40th birthday, then plays this pin-point ball through to Nani. Check out the control on the chest taking it away from the keeper. And what about that for a finish. 5-0 the final score. And United are through to the last 16.
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Paris Saint-Germain FC vs Olympiacos FC 27-11-2013 highlights 2-1

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UEFA Champions League - Paris Saint-Germain vs Olympiakos - Venue: Parc des Princes, France 

French giant, Paris Saint-Germain ensuring their qualification into the knock out stages of UEFA Champions League along with status as group winner after bagging a home win over Olympiacos on Wednesday. The home side immediately set on into an aggressive mode as they got in front pretty early with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring after just seven minutes of play.
Knowing that a defeat could jeopardize their qualification chance, Olympiacos worked hard to get back on level terms and their relentless effort was fruitful when 10 minutes from time Kostas Manolas snatched that equalizing effort. However, just before the final whistle was blown, PSG regained their lead, thanks to Edinson Cavani's late effort which sealed all three points for Laurent Blanc's men.

Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Olympiakos (Group C)
7′ 1-0 Ibrahimović Z. // 81′ 1-1 Manolas K. // 90′ 2-1 Cavani E.  




 
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Juventus vs Copenhagen 3-1 Highlights 27-11-2013 Champions League

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UEFA Champions League - Juventus vs Copenhagen
Match date: 27 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST)
Venue: Juventus Stadium  

Juventus are inching closer to secure their place in UEFA Champions League knock out stages after successfully bagging all three points against Copenhangen this midweek. Acknowledging the need for three points in taking them into the next round, Juve pushed forward since kick off and eventually earning their reward when Arturo Vidal puts them ahead from the spot kick on 29 minutes.

Juventus 3-1 FC Kobenhavn (Group B)
Juventus 1-0: Arturo Vidal goal vs Copenhagen (29').
Copenhagen 1-1: Olof Mellberg goal vs Juventus (56').
Juventus 2-1: Arturo Vidal second goal vs Copenhagen (60').
Juventus 3-1: Arturo Vidal third goal vs Copenhagen (63'). 





Juventus starting lineup vs FC Copenhagen 2013:- Buffon, Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah, Tevez, Llorente.
Copenhagen starting XI vs Juve UCL 2013:- Wiland, Jacobsen, Bengtsson, Mellberg, Sigurdson, Claudemir, Delandeym, Gislason, Bolanos, Jorgensen, Toutouh.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Champions League 27 November, 2013

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On Wednesday, 27th November at 19:45 UK (BST), Real Madrid will host Galatasaray for 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League, Group B.
Real Madrid team hammered Almeria on the road at the weekend. They are in the third place of La Liga and continue to chase Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. In Champions League, they collected ten points in four fixtures until now. Coach Carlo Ancelotti will miss his key player Cristiano Ronaldo as he is injured. Besides him, Raphael Varane, Sami Khedira, Fabio Coentrao are also missing. There are also doubts over Marcelo, Angelo di Maria. Luka Modric is also banned.
Galatasaray managed to defeat Sivas at home in the league. In Champions League, they collected four points in four games until now and sitting in the 2nd place with goal difference for now. Coach Roberto Mancini did not add Fernando Muslera to his match squad. Besides him, Aykut Ercetin, Engin Baytar, Hamit Altintop, Yekta Kurtulus and Aydin Yilmaz did not travel; but Semih Kaya and Wesley Sneijder recovered and added into the match squad.

Possible line-ups:
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez - Arbeloa, Marcelo, Pepe, Carvaljal - Casemiro, Xabi Alonso, Illarramendi, Bale - Ronaldo, Benzema.
Galatasaray:
Eray - Riera, Semih, Chedjou, Eboue - Melo, Selcuk, Sneijder, Ceyhun - Burak Yilmaz, Drogba.

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray
2013/2014 UEFA Champions League, Group B
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Time: 20:45 CET 20:45 (Madrid Time), 14:45 (US Eastern Standard Time) -19:45 UK (BST)
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

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Celtic vs AC Milan 0-3 Highlights Champions League 26-11-2013

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Celtic Park, Glasgow- Tuesday 26 November, 2013 - Champions League

Italian side, AC Milan silenced their critics as well as ending recent run of disappointing results after grabbing an important away victory against Celtic in the latest Champions League group stage fixture. Eager to keep their chance in going into the knock out stage in tack, Rossoneri immediately put on an attacking display and eventually got themselves in front through Ricardo Kaka's header on 13 minutes.
The Red and Black squad continuing their aggressive approach in the second period and grabbed a second goal through Cristian Zapata's close range finish on 49 minutes. Milan eventually sealed their victory on the hour mark, thanks to Mario Balotelli's fine finish, capitalizing a brilliant assist from Riccardo Montolivo. That victory haven't secured Milan's passage into the knock out stage though as the will need to add at least one more point from their final match against Ajax Amsterdam.

Celtic 0-3 AC Milan (Group H)
13′ 0-1 Kaka // 0-2 Zapata 49′ // 0-3 Balotelli 60′  



Celtic v Milan 0-1 ( Kaka goal v Celtic 12′)
Celtic vs AC Milan 0-2 ( Zapata goal vs Celtic 49′)
Celtic vs AC Milan 0-3 ( Balotelli goal vs Celtic 59′)


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Borussia Dortmund vs Napoli Champions League 26-11-2013

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Signal-Iduna-Park, Germany will be hosting on Tuesday, 26 November 2013, an UEFA Champions League (Group F) match between Borussia Dortmund and Napoli . The match referee will be Carlos Velasco. 
The Italian side lost both the away crucial matches this season - against Roma and Juventus. In the last 2 or 3 years, also under Mazzarri, Napoli always played poorly in the most important clashes of the season. Anyway, they could profit from all the absences Dortmund are facing.
Marek Hamsik, who limped off nine minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute for Dries Mertens, will sit out Tuesday's vital Champions League clash. Zuniga and Mesto will also be sidelined for the visitors with knee injuries. The previous encounter between the two sides saw Napoli post a 2-1 home win thanks to strikes from Gonzalo Higuain and Lorenzo Insigne. Anyway, the Germans played with 10 men for a long period because goalkeeper Weidenfeller was sent off.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli (4-2-3-1): Reina – Maggio, Raul Albiol, Britos, Armero – Inler, Behrami – Jose Callejon, Pandev, L.Insigne – Higuain.
 
Borussia is in a huge crises and this match comes to them at the worst possible time. They experienced three defeats in a row, which has not occurred for a very long time, so this is the best indicator of what is happening in Dortmund. Everything bad is happening to them at this period, because they have a lot of injured players, and their schedule carries all very serious and important matches. First they were defeated by Arsenal in Dortmund, although it was a match where they were able to solve all dilemmas for the placement in the next round. After that, they were also mastered by Wolfsburg in Bundesliga and it was after they had a lead, and they were “knocked out” on Saturday by their biggest rival Bayern, and it was again in Dortmund.
They showed a great resistance in this match against the Bavarians, even though they lacked both of their defenders, Subotic and Hummels, as well as Schmelzer. They received three goals in the last half hour, which means that they have practically already lost the battle for the title. However, they can still save things in the Champions League, although they will again be without those three already mentioned players. The veteran Friderich, who was hired by the force of circumstances, is also not eligible to play in the Champions League, so it is very likely that we will see young and inexperienced Gunter at the stoppers position. The good news is that Piszczek is recovered and he will probably start in this match.
Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Sokratis, Gunter, Durm – Sahin, S.Bender – Aubameyang, Mkhirayan, Reus – Lewandowski. 
 
Match Details and Timings:
UEFA Champions League - Borussia Dortmund vs Napoli
Match date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST) - 2:45 PM EST
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Referee:‬ Carlos Velasco‎ 

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Livorno vs Juventus 0-2 Highlights 24-11-2013 Italian Serie A

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Stadio Armando Picchi - Serie A Italy football match played on Sunday 24 November 2013 - 14.00 UK KO

Livorno 0-2 Juventus:
Juventus 0-1: Fernando Llorente goal vs Livorno (63').
Juventus 0-2: Carlos Tévez goal vs Livorno (75'). 



Juventus temporarily got themselves back into the top seat of Italian Serie A standings after grabbing an important away victory over Livorno this weekend. Eager to put pressure on their title rival, AS Roma, Juve immediately set themselves on an attacking mode, but their effort was not successful early on as their opponent put on such strong performance in the first 45 minutes.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Manchester City vs Tottenham Premier League 24 November, 2013

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
2013/2014 English Premier League, Round 12
Match date: Sunday, 24 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 13:30 UK (BST) - 13:30 GMT - 8:30 AM EST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎  

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

Of course, in the Citizen’s camp again aspire to regain domination in matches with the Spurs, especially because they will play at home where they have achieved this season the maximal effect in the Premier League. Coach Pellegrini players have won all five matches played at home, but have brought only four points from six away matches and at this point are just eighth in the standings. In the last round were unexpectedly defeated away by Sunderland, which ruined an excellent series of three consecutive victories; in the League Cup, where they qualified for the quarter-finals, then in the championship against Norwich and in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow, with which have definitely verified their place in the knockout phase.
It should be stressed that the Citizens at the moment are by far the most efficient team of the Premier League with even 28 scored goals for which the greatest merit certainly goes to great Aguero. Besides him Negredo stabilised in the top of the attack in recent time. Regarding the rest of the team, a lot of changes are expected in the defence and midfield after a blunder in Sunderland. We should add that are still questionable unrecovered stopper Kompany, midfielders Silva and attackers Jovetic.
Tottenham Hotspur team are currently sitting seventh in the table with 20 points from six wins, two draws and three defeats. Away from home they lost 1-0 at Arsenal earlier in the season which is the only time their defence has been breached in five Premier League road trips. Other away results comprise of wins at Palace (1-0), Cardiff (1-0) and Villa (2-0) and a 0-0 draw at Everton. With just nine league goals in 11 games Spurs are starting to become frustrating and, because of this, Adebayor could make his first appearance of the season against old club Manchester City. Eriksen sustained an ankle injury on international duty with Denmark and will be out for around 4 weeks. while while Danny Rose remains sidelined. Fryers and Chadli have recovered from their respective troubles and also Hugo Lloris is fit to return in goal.

Possible line-ups:
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy; Fernandinho, Touré; Nasri, Agüero, Navas; Negredo.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1):
Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen; Dembélé, Paulinho; Townsend, Sandro, Sigurdsson; Adebayor.


 
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Everton vs Liverpool 3-3 Highlights 2013 Premier League

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Premier League - Everton vs Liverpool  - Venue: Goodison Park, England  

After a weekend break, Liverpool are setting themselves for another difficult encounter when they battle against city rival, Everton on Saturday, November 23 at Goodison Park. Still sitting second in current standings with only two points behind league leader, Arsenal, the Reds will be keen on grabbing all three points on that derby.

Everton 3-3 Liverpool
5′ 0-1 Philippe Coutinho // 8′ Kevin Mirallas 1-1 // 19′ 1-2 Luis Suarez // 72′ Romelu Lukaku 2-2 // 82′ Romelu Lukaku 3-2 // 89′ 3-3 Daniel Sturridge




Liverpool 0-1: Philippe Coutinho goal vs Everton (5').
Everton 1-1: Kevin Mirallas goal vs Liverpool (8').
Liverpool 1-2: Luis Suarez goal vs Everton (19').
Everton 2-2: Romelu Lukaku goal vs Liverpool (72').
Everton 3-2: Romelu Lukaku second goal vs Liverpool (82').
Liverpool 3-3: Daniel Sturridge goal vs Everton (89').




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Friday, November 22, 2013

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Bundesliga - November 23, 2013

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Borussia Dortmund will host  Bayern Munich on upcoming Saturday 23 November, 2013 for the top game of the 13th Bundesliga matchday. The meeting between Dortmund and Bayern will be the rematch of last season's Champions League Final. Both coaches will miss some key players like Hummels, Subotic and Schmelzer or Schweinsteiger and Ribery.
Borussia Dortmund team plays perfectly this season but only at home where they won all six matches, with an average of over three scored goals per match. Away is less convincing and that is why Borussia has four points less than the Bavarians. In the last round they were defeated for the second time despite that they took a lead in Wolfsburg. It was their second consecutive lost match, which Borussia didn’t experience for a long time. They lost to Arsenal in Dortmund in the Champions League, which ruined the London’s victory and made the placement in the eight-finals questionable.
Additionally, injury related problems have accumulated at the worst possible moment. Both stoppers, Hummels and Subotic are out of action, as well as the left midfielders Schmelzer, while from before there is no right midfielder Piszczek, so Klopp has to change the entire defence line. He will improvise with Blaszczykowski on the right and Groskreutz on the left flank, while experienced Friedrich will join Sokratis at stoppers’ positions. The attack will be not changed and the best players will play.
  • Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Grosskreutz, Friedrich, Durm, Sokratis; Bender, Sahin; Blaszczykowski, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Lewandowski.

Bayern München welcomes this match with a much calmer mind, firstly because they don’t have problems in the Champions League where they have already secured the next round, and secondly they are the leaders in the standings and have four points advantage, which is psychologically very important for matches like this one is. Additionally, Bayern continues to set new records and they are the now record holders in successive matches without defeat in the Bundesliga. The only defeat this season in all competitions is the one from the Super Cup, that took place right in Dortmund and it can be an additional motive. There are in a series of six wins in all competitions, although are not so convincing when they play away.
Bayern too has problems with injuries and they pay the bill for national teams gathering, so they are without their best player Ribery. This opens the path for former Borussia’s player Gotze who will replace him, while Lahm could return on the right flank, and Tell Martinez will be the defensive midfielder given that there is no Schweinsteiger.
  • Probable lineups Bayern Munich (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez; Gotze, Kroos, Muller, Robben; Mandzukic.

Match Details and Timings:
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Football: Bundesliga, 13th matchday
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 18:30 CET - 6:30 PM - 5:30 PM GMT
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Referee: Manuel Gräfe

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

France vs Ukraine 2013 Highlights 3-0 - World Cup Qualifiers

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Stade de France, Paris- 19 November, 2013- 20.00 UK KO- 19/11/13

France national side proved their statement in giving their all on the second leg of World Cup 2014 European playoffs battle against Ukraine on Tuesday. Trailing by two goals in the first match, Les Blues looked to face a very difficult test in front of their home crowd, but an opening goal from Mamadou Sakho on 22 minutes simply lifted the team's spirit.

France 3-0 Ukraine (WC 2014 Qualif)
22′ 1-0 Sakho M. // 34′ Karim Benzema 2-0 // 72′ 3-0 Gusev O. 






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Sweden vs Portugal 2-3 Highlights 19-11-2013 World Cup Qualifiers

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Friends Arena, Solna- 19 November, 2013- WC 2014 playoff second leg- 19.45 UK

Sweden 2-3 Portugal (WC 2014 Qualif): 
50′ 0-1 Cristiano Ronaldo // 68′ Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1-1 // 72′ Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2-1 // 77′ 2-2 Cristiano Ronaldo // 79′ 2-3 Cristiano Ronaldo



Portugal 0-1: Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs Sweden (50').
Sweden 1-1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal vs Portugal (68').
Sweden 2-1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic second goal vs Portugal (72').
Portugal 2-2: Cristiano Ronaldo second goal vs Sweden (77').
Portugal 2-3: Cristiano Ronaldo third goal vs Sweden (79').



The battle between Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Cristiano Ronaldo was finally on shown last Tuesday when Sweden play host to Portugal in their World Cup playoffs second leg battle. Only being separated by a single goal from their first meeting, both sides looked really cautious during the first 45 minutes which ended in a rather disappointing goalless draw.
After the break, it was Portugoal that got things going when Ronaldo scored again against their Scandinavian rival on 50 minutes. However, that lead only lasted until 68 minutes as Sweden got back on level terms thanks to a close range header from Ibrahimovic. The PSG striker showcasing his quality again when he netted his second on 72 minutes, giving his nation another lifeline.
That hope was trashed away pretty soon though as Ronaldo strike again on 77 minutes, grabbing his brace and made it 2-2. The Real Madrid attacker was not done yet as two minutes later, he completed his hat-trick and basically sealed his country's passage to Brazil 2014.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

France vs Ukraine World Cup play off - November 19, 2013

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WC Qualification Europe Group Play-Offs - France vs Ukraine  
Match date: Thursday 19th November, 2013
Kick Off Time: 20:00 UK (BST) - 01:30 (IST) - 8:00 PM GMT  
Venue: Stade De France, Paris, France
Referee:‬ Damir Skomina (SVN)

But this is certainly a lot easier said than done, especially if they do not improve their game in the middle of the field, since they were defeated against a much more physically prepared Ukrainians four days ago. In addition, they have showed a lot of weaknesses in the second half the last line, which has resulted with two received goals and the suspension of Koscielny in the injury time. As for the attack, things have not clearly functioned there the way their coach Deschamps wanted, but he still trusts in the fact that they have performed a lot better at home than on the side so he firmly believes that they can now catch up with these two goals differences.
Of course, we expect a much more offensive game from the French now than in Kiev, which means that they will create a lot of room for quick counter-attacks of their guests, so they still need to be extremely careful and disciplined in the last line. This is why it is expected that the stoppers duo will this time consist of young Varane and Sakho instead of the suspended Koscielny and somewhat insecure Abidal, while there might be a few changes in the top of the attack as well, so that Benzema could get an advantage over Giroud.

As for the Ukrainians, they are much more relaxed before this rematch in Paris, considering that they have taken advantage of playing at home four days ago and came to the great victory of 2-0. Otherwise, they have very cleverly played in this game, because they first of all stopped the two most dangerous French players Nasri and Ribery, and then patiently waited for their chance in the rest of the match. This happened in the 61st minute when Zozulya scored one goal, while they also used the penalty in the finish of the match through their best player Yarmolenko, who brought Ukraine only one step away from the placement in Brazil.
However, they are very well aware that they are about to experience a very tough 90 minutes in Paris, primarily because the hosts will move aggressively from the first minute towards the goal of the goalkeeper Pyatov. However, this will also be a great opportunity for their fleet-footed wingers Yarmolenko and Konoplyanka and young striker Zozulya to score once again, and thus definitely extinguish all French hopes of qualifying in the World Cup. On the other hand, the last line of the Ukraine will this time be in a lot more trouble, because they are their suspended Kucher will not be able to perform in this match.

Possible line-ups:
France: Lloris – Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evra – Matuidi, Pogba – Remy, Nasri, Ribery – Benzema.
Ukraine: Pyatov – Fedetsky, Rakitsky, Khacheridi, Shevchuk – Stepanenko, Rotan – Yarmolenko, Edmar, Konoplyanka – Zozulya. 

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ukraine vs France 2-0 Highlights 15-11-2013 World Cup Qualifiers

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Game Played on 15th November, 2013
Kick Off at 19:45 (GMT)
Olympic Stadium, Kiev - World Cup 2014 playoffs
Half Time finished with scoreline 0:0
Game ended after Full Time with scoreline 2:0

Goals from Roman Zozulya and Andriy Andriy Yarmolenko have put Ukraine in pole position to beat out France for a spot at next summer's World Cup finals. 
France’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup take a huge blow as Ukraine beat them in the first leg of their playoff tie. Koscielny got red card in the 90th min of the match against Ukraine.

Ukraine 2-0 France (WC 2014 Qualif.)
61' 1-0 Zozulja R. // 82' 2-0 Yarmolenko A.



Ukraine vs France 1-0 ( Zozulya goal vs France 61′)
Ukraine vs France 2-0 ( Yarmolenko goal v France 8 3′)

Ukraine starting lineup vs France 2013:- Pyatov, Kucher, Shevchuk, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rotan, Edmar, Stepanenko, Konoplyanka, Yarmolenko, Zozulya.
France starting XI v Ukraine 2013:- Lloris, Abidal, Debuchy, Evra, Koscielny, Ribery, Matuidi, Nasri, Pogba, Remy, Giroud.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Portugal vs Sweden World Cup play off - November 15, 2013

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Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) - Lisboa will be hosting on 15 November 2013, an World Cup Play Off, first leg match between Portugal and Sweden. The match referee will be Howard Webb (ENG).
Portugal team finished the qualification for the World Cup in group F on the second position with only one points handicap on Russia. The team from manager Paulo Bento only lost one game during the whole qualification, but the Russian side made more wins. Back in 2009 Portugal also had to took the ticket for the World Cup via the Play Off. At that time, Portugal made two 1:0 wins over Montenegro. In 2012 Portugal was qualified for the European Championship. They reached the semi finals but they were eliminated by Spain during penalties. Now the team around skipper Christiano Ronaldo wants to reach the tournament next year.
Sweden finished group C on the second place, behind group winner Germany. The team from manager Erik Hamren took the Play Off place after an 2.1 home win over Austria, the defeat against Germany on the last round was irrelevant. The team from Scandinavia only lost two games in the qualification, for example the away fixture against Austria (1:2). In 2012 Sweden was qualified for the European Championship but they finished the group stage on the last position behind England, France and Ukraine. Sweden wasn't qualified for the WC in 2010, they missed the Play Off place in the qualification only with one points handicap on Portugal.

Possible line-ups:
Portugal: Patricio – Almeida, Pepe, Ricardo Costa, Antunes – Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho – Nani, C.Ronaldo, Helder Postiga.
Sweden: Isaksson – Lustig, Nilsson, Antonsson, Olsson – Wernbloom, Elm – Larsson, Kacaniklic – Elmander, Ibrahimovic.

Match Details and Timings:
Portugal vs Sweden
Football: World Cup Play Off, first leg
Match date: Friday 15 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 8:45 pm CET - 19:45 GMT - 2:45 PM EST
Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Lisbon)
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)

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

 


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mexico vs New Zealand FIFA Qualifications 13 November, 2013

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On Wednesday, 13th November at 2:30 PM EST, Mexico will host New Zealand at Estadio Azteca for World Cup 2014 Intercontinental Playoffs. 
Mexicans have dangerously “gambled” in these qualifications for which they could have paid dearly. Six teams have competed in this group of teams from North and Central America, where three directly go to Brazil, so it is logical that Mexico is a great favourite for one of these positions. However, the Mexicans had many problems, primarily with their efficiency and they scored only seven goals in ten matches. They had five draw matches, of which three times at home, with just one win and only three goals scored. They were especially bad in the finish of the qualifications when they lost three of four games and eventually finished in fourth place in the barrage.
They changed their selectors, and from mid-October Miguel Herrera is on the bench, who coached them in one match, when they defeated Finland with 4-2 in a friendly match last month. The Mexicans are also having a lot of problems with their composition, and their biggest disadvantage is the lack of their striking duo Chicharito and dos Santos, who will not play in these barrage matches.
  • Probable lineups Mexico: Munoz – Valenzuela, Rodriguez, Marquez – Aguilar, Layun, Medina, Pena, Molina – Peralta, Jimenez.

New Zealand team enters with high hopes and should be able to play carefree ball as the underdogs here. Still, with a second leg to come at home, they will likely sit back and play tight defending and hope for a break on the counter. They know what a strong result here would do to the Mexican psyche for the 2nd leg. However, the All Whites received a massive blow to their hopes as captain Winston Reid had to withdraw due to a training injury at his club West Ham United. Top-scorer Shane Smeltz, however, has handed the underdogs a boost, returning from hip surgery in time to be available for selection.
  • Probable lineups New Zealand: Moss – Bertos, Smith, Durante, Lochhead – McGlinchey, Clapham – Brockie, Barbarouses, James – Wood.

Mexico vs New Zealand
2014 World Cup Intercontinental Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013 - 20:30 CET - 2:30 PM EST 
Stadium: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico

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


 

 
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Real Betis vs Barcelona 1-4 Highlights 10-11-2013

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Spanish Primera Division - Real Betis vs Barcelona
Venue: Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera, Spain

Barcelona had no problem defeating Real Betis -- now the last-placed team in La Liga -- on Sunday, as expected. While the hosts had a few very nice early counters, they ultimately didn't have the quality to contend on either end and let in some fairly soft goals en route to a 4-1 win for the Blaugrana. The result of the game was secondary before a goal was scored, however, with Lionel Messi exiting the game early.

Real Betis 1-4 Barcelona 
Betis vs Barcelona 0-1 ( Neymar goal vs Betis 36′)
Betis vs Barcelona 0-2 ( Pedro goal vs Betis 37′)
Betis vs Barcelona 0-3
( Fabregas goal vs Betis 63′)
Betis vs Barcelona 0-4
( Fabregas goal vs Betis 79′)
Betis vs Barcelona 1-4 ( Molina penalty vs Barca 90′)






Real Betis: Sara, Steinhöfer, Nacho, Montel, Caro, Torres, Vadillo, Nono (Mati 75'), Verdu (Chuli 63'), Carlos (Didac 67'), Molina
FC Barcelona: Valdes, Montoya, Bartra, Puyol, Alves, Song, Xavi, Fabregas (Roberto 80'), Neymar (Tello 74'), Messi (Iniesta 22'), Pedro

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Manchester United vs Arsenal Premier League - November 10, 2013

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After overcoming Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal have the chance to end an an amazing hat-trick when they travel to Old Trafford to face Man United on Sunday.

Manchester United team has recently improved, especially when compared to the start of the season when their performance was, to put it mildly, poor. Nevertheless, it still not the club, not the football form we observed last season. Manchester United occupy the eight position losing to leading Arsenal eight points. Manager Moyes’ players did not lose the last five matches, among which the last game ended in a goalless draw against Real Sociedad. Yet, their performance in Premiership is not stable but still better than it was a few weeks ago. Manchester United won the last two matches in the League but the upcoming clash may be a hard time for them. Losing this game to Arsenal means being eleven points behind the leader. 

Arsenal’s performance in the Premiership commands respect. After ten games they may boast about winning eight; they lost only once, and one of their game ended in a draw. They have also an enviable goal scoring balance, +13. The Gunners are currently five points above the second Chelsea. Increasing the distance between the Blues will be demanding against Manchester United, even if Moyes’ players are going through a crisis. They still have great football individualities among their ranks. However, what should be emphasized is the fact that Arsene Wenger’s players’ morale is high following the last gameweek’s 2-0 win against Liverpool and Wednesday’s win 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund in Germany. Even though a few players are still not fit for the game due to the injuries, their absence is not so visible.

Competition: Barclays English Premier League, 11. round 2013-14
Venue: Old Trafford - Manchester, England
Date: Sunday, November 10th 2013  
Kick off: 4:10 PM (BST) 5:10 (CET) 11:10 AM (ET) - 16:10 UK (BST) 


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Juventus vs Napoli Italian Serie A 10 November, 2013

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Italian Serie A - Juventus vs Napoli
Match date: Sunday 10 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST) - 6:45 p.m. GMT
Venue: Juventus Arena, Torino, Italy

 Juventus vs SSC Napoli For the very end of the 12th round of Italian Serie A has stayed a big derby that puts together two teams that currently occupy second and third place at the table, having just three points less than leading Roma.
Both teams stand on 28 points through 11 games and are only tied for second because AS Roma currently leads with 31 points through 11 games. Juventus have won five of their last six league matches, including last weekend's narrow victory at Parma. Napoli have also recorded five wins from their last six league outings, the latest coming against Catania last Saturday. As for the Champions League, Juventus relaunched their knockout phase bid thanks to a 2-2 draw at home to Real Madrid which, although leaving them bottom of Group B, keeps them within touching distance of Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen. Napoli will take plenty of confidence to Turin in the wake of a 3-2 win over Marseille which boosted their last 16 hopes.
Giorgio Chiellini will miss this important clash through injury. Juve will be also without Lichsteiner, Pepe, Caceres and Vucinic, who are all still injured. Ogbonna will be in the starting lineup since Conte will choose a 3-5-2 formation with Tevez-Llorente up front. Marchisio could be benched and replaced by in-form Pogba.
Napoli are set to welcome back defender Maggio following suspension, but Britos (collarbone), Zuniga and Mesto (both knee) miss out. The Partenepoei secured the free signing of Anthony Reveillere on Friday but the veteran defender is unlikely to feature. Hamsik could return for the visitors, after the striker was benched for the game against Marseille.

Possible line-ups:
Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Ogbonna; Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente.
Napoli (4-2-3-1):
Reina; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Inler, Behrami; Callejon, Hamsik, Mertens; Higuain.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Spanish Primera Division 10 November, 2013

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Real Madrid team has finished the job as far as the Champions League is concerned and eighth-finals are not in question, and perhaps even winning the first place in the group. They survived the difficult away match in Turin against Juventus, where they won a point, which was quite satisfactory. It could be seen that they are free from pressure and it is no wonder that they managed to avoid defeat even after the host had taken the lead. Ronaldo is still in a great shape and expensive summer reinforcements Gareth Bale, who now plays very well, is catching-up fast.
Coach Ancelotti played in Torino with Sergio Ramos on the right flank, but in this match is more likely that Carvajal appears on that position. Returnee Xabi Alonso gets more and more playing time while Isco is less present in the team, who is clearly not Ancelotti’s favourite. Cassilas was at the goal in Turin, and now Diego Lopez will probably be back.
  • Probable lineups Real Madrid: Diego Lopez – Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo – Xabi Alonso, Modric – di Maria, C.Ronaldo, Bale – Benzema.
Real Sociedad is very good lately and looks more and more like that team who was so good last season when they qualified for the Champions League in which they, however, cannot keep with the best. They will hardly win the third position, but nevertheless on Tuesday they won the first point against Manchester United. They were lucky as the guests had missed the penalty, but anyway they bravely stood up against the big club. In the championship have stringed four matches without a defeat, of which they won three. They were particularly convincing in the last two matches in which they scored eight goals against Almeria and Osasuna.
Coach Arass logically rotates the team because of playing in two strong competitions, so this time there will be probably new changes. It is possible that in the defence play the same players as against Manchester United, while the midfield and attack will be refreshed. Xabi Prieto, Seferovic and Chori Castro are possible starters, although it can happen that only one of them plays from the first minute.
  • Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Bravo – C. Martinez, M. Gonzalez, I. Martinez, de la Bella – Bergara, Ruben Pardo – Griezmann, Vela, Xabi Prieto – Seferovic.

Spanish Primera Division - Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Match date: Saturday 09 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 15:00 UK (BST) - 15:00 GMT - 3:00 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Spain 
Referee:‬ Juan Martínez‎  

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Barcelona vs AC Milan 06-11-2013 Champions League 3-1 Highlights

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Barcelona holding full control of their Champions League group stage after picking up an important three points from their nearest rival, AC Milan at Camp Nou this midweek. Drawing 1-1 in the previous meeting, it was set for another tight affair, but El Barca strong pressure earned them a rather generous reward when the referee awarded a spot kick which was converted by Lionel Messi on the half hour mark.

Barcelona 3-1 AC Milan (Group H)
30′ 1-0 Messi L. // 40′ 2-0 Busquets S. // 45′ 2-1 (o.g.) Gerard Piqué // 83′ Lionel Messi 3-1 



Barcelona v AC Milan goals:
Barcelona 1-0: Lionel Messi goal vs AC Milan (30').
Barcelona 2-0: Sergio Busquets goal vs AC Milan (40').
AC Milan 2-1: Gerard Pique goal vs Barcelona (45').
Barcelona 3-1: Lionel Messi second goal vs AC Milan (83'). 
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Napoli vs Marseille 3-2 Highlights 06-11-2013 Champions League

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Stadio San Paolo, Naples- 6 November, 2013- 19.45 UK KO - Champions League

However, it was not an easy contest for the home side as instead of getting themselves in front, they found themselves trailing through Andre Ayew's effort after just 10 minutes of play. The home side bounced back in style though as they equalized on 22 minutes, thanks to a spectacular strike from Gokhan Inler.
Napoli were spurred on with that equalizing goal as they pushed forward and extended their lead through their summer signing Gonzalo Higuain on 24 minutes. The away were not done yet as they got back on level terms, with an effort arriving from Florian Thauvin. However, it was the host that earned all three points when Higuain netting home his second in that encounter, 15 minutes from time.

SSC Napoli 3-2 Marseille (Group F)
Marseille 0-1: Andre Ayew goal vs Napoli (10').
Napoli 1-1: Gokhan Inler goal vs Marseille (22').
Napoli 2-1: Gonzalo Higuaín goal vs Marseille (24').
Marseille 2-2: Florian Thauvin goal vs Napoli (64').
Napoli 3-2: Gonzalo Higuaín second goal vs Marseille (75').





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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FC Barcelona v AC Milan Champions league 06-11-2013

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FC Barcelona will play against AC Milan on Wednesday November 6, 2013 (11/6/2013) for UEFA Champions League at 2:45 PM (New York time).
In the first game against AC Milan at San Siro stadium in Italy, FC Barcelona managed a 1-1 draw, which was a decent result and much better than the 2-0 shock defeat they suffered in the previous Champions season at the San Siro. After the 2-0 result Barca dug deep and found their best form to stage a dramatic comeback and beat  AC Milan 4-0, so fingers crossed for a great result against AC Milan on Wed 6/11. FC Barcelona are top of their group H with 7 points from with three wins and a draw. Milan are in second place with 5 points are 1 win and 2 draws. In their national leagues Barca are top of La Liga in Spain with an almost perfect 34 point score out of 36 possible points and the best goal balance in Europe at the moment with 34 goals score and only 7 in the Barca net. In Italy meanwhile, AC Milan trail in 10th place in the Serie A Italian division after collecting only one point in their last three games. So with the home game advantage and record league form this season, FC Barcelona should be feeling confident. But Milan are always a formidible opponent.

Match Details and Timings:
FC Barcelona vs AC Milan
Football: 2013/2014 Champions League Group H games - Round 4
Match date: November 6, 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST) - 20:47 CET - 19:45 GMT - 8:45 PM
Stadium: Camp Nou — Barcelona, Spain
Referee: M. Mažić‎ (Serbia )

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Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal Champions League - November 6, 2013

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The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by last season’s runners-up at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago and now Champions League Group F has shaped into a three horse race for two places in the knockout rounds: Dortmund, Arsenal and Napoli all have six points from three matches. Dortmund sit second in the Bundesliga - just one point behind reigning champions Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp’s men have won all six of their home matches in the Bundesliga this term, warming up for this match with a 6-1 thrashing of Stuttgart on Friday night. Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick to make it 12 goals in 14 games for his club this season.
Furthermore, they have won their last seven Champions League home fixtures including games against Real Madrid (twice) and Manchester City last season.
Sebastian Kehl could return to the Dortmund midfield after injury, but Sahin and Bender are most likely to start. Gundogan and Piszczesk are the long-term absences but elsewhere there are no fresh injury concerns.
  • Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Grosskreutz, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer; Sahin, Bender; Blaszczykowski, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Lewandowski.
Arsenal team outclassed Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates last Saturday. So the Gunners come into this game with the confidence that being five points clear at the top of the Premier League brings. Arsene Wenger's side are unbeaten in their last 14 away matches, with 12 of them being wins.
Wilshere and Gibbs will undergo late fitness tests and Diaby, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott are all still out. Also young winger Serge Gnabry is struggling with an ankle injury.
Dortmund have never lost at home to an English side in the Champions League, winning four of seven previous matches. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Borussia Dortmund's last 7 games in the Champions League.
  • Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna; Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky; Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud.

UEFA Champions League - Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
Match date: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST) - 20:47 CET - 19:45 GMT - 8:45 PM - 2:45 PM EST
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

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Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid Highlights 2013 Champions League

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Real Madrid are inching closer to secure their passage into the next stage of UEFA Champions League despite only taking home a point from their latest group game against Juventus on Tuesday. Eager to keep their 100% record going, Los Blancos started strongly on that midweek encounter, but they were facing a much spirited performance by the Turin giant as Antonio Conte's men were not keen on losing another point at home.

Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid (Group B)
Juventus 1-0: Arturo Vidal goal vs Real Madrid (41').
Real Madrid 1-1: Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs Juventus (52').
Real Madrid 1-2: Gareth Bale goal vs Juventus (60').
Juventus 2-2: Fernando Llorente goal vs Real Madrid (65').



42′ 1-0 Vidal A. // 52′ 1-1 Ronaldo C. // 60′ 1-2 Bale G. // 65′ 2-2 Llorente F.


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Monday, November 4, 2013

Juventus vs Real Madrid Champions League 5 November, 2013

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UEFA Champions League 2013-14
Match date: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Kick Off Time: 19:45 UK (BST) - 7:45 PM GMT -19:45 GMT
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Torino, Italie
Referee: Howard Webb
Antonio Conte's men managed just two points from their opening three games. They lost 2-1 at the Bernabeu when a Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half brace proved to be enough for victory and drew against Copenhagen and Galatasaray.  They are third in Group B, two points adrift of second-placed Galatasaray.
Juventus team were boosted on Saturday by the return from injury of influential forward Fabio Quagliarella, who played the last 15 minutes of the 1-0 win at Parma. Since the defeat at Bernabeu and Florence against Fiorentina, Juve have won three straight games in Serie A without conceding a goal.
The Bianconeri will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini, though, after he was sent off in the reverse fixture last month.
Real Madrid team have conceded five goals and given up four penalties in their last two La Liga matches (both wins). The 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, came on the heels of a 7-3 triumph over Sevilla.
Gareth Bale sat out the previous game against the Italian champions but his recent performances for Los Blancos are likely to earn him a start. Also Xabi Alonso could make his first Champions League start of 2013/14, having made his first competitive appearance of the season against Sevilla last week. Coentrao will miss the match through injury.
Juventus have a good record agains the Galacticos: they have won their last 4 home matches against Real Madrid in all competitions. Furthermore, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Real Madrid's last 8 games in the Champions League

Possible line-ups: 
Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Ogbonna; Asamoah, Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba; Tevez, Llorente
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Khedira, Modric; Isco, Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema.

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





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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid 2-3 Highlights 02-11-2013

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Estadio del Rayo Vallecano, Madrid- 2 November, 2013- 19.00 UK

Real Madrid continuing their positive run this weekend as they bagged another important three points, after defeating Rayo Vallecano. Eager to keep their challenge for this season's La Liga title, Los Blancos pushing forward since kick off and got an immediate reward when Cristiano Ronaldo puts them in front after just three minutes of play.

Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Real Madrid
3′ 0-1 Ronaldo C. // 31′ 0-2 Benzema K. // 49′ 0-3 Ronaldo C. // 53′ 1-3 Viera J. // 55′ 2-3 Viera J.


Rayo Vallecano Real Madrid 0-1 ( Ronaldo goal vs Rayo 3′)
Rayo Vallecano Real Madrid 0-2 ( Benzema goal vs Rayo 31′)
Rayo vs Real Madrid 0-3 ( Ronaldo second goal vs Rayo 48′)
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid 1-3 ( Viera penalty vs Real 5 3′)
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid 2-3 ( Viera second penalty vs Real 5 5′)




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