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Friday, May 29, 2015

Arsenal vs Aston Villa 30-05-2015 English FA Cup Final

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Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Competition: English FA Cup Final.
Match date: 30 May 2015
Kick Off Time: 17:30 BST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, UK.

Probable lineups:
Arsenal: Szczeszny – Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal - Coquelin, Cazorla - Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez - Giroud.
Aston Villa: Given - Hutton, Okore, Vlaar, Cissokho - Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Grealish - Benteke, Agbonlaho.

Arsenal ended third in the EPL and achieved direct qualification for next season's UEFA Champions League but ended the season with just one win from their final four games. They will be hopeful of completing a successful defence of the trophy that they won with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Hull City 12 months ago.
Players Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Mathieu Debuchy have both returned to training but may not be match fit to feature, along with Mikel Arteta. Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are pushing for a start, but it remains to be seen if Wenger will change his lineup ahead of the crucial clash. Danny will miss the match after failing to recover from a knee injury.
Aston Villa won't enter the match in great form as they recorded an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Southampton and a final-day loss at the hands of already-relegated Burnley.  They finished one place above the relegation zone, with Sherwood's appointment in February proving crucial to the club securing survival. Anyway, a victory in the English FA Cup final would see the Villans qualify for the 2015-2016 Europa League at the expense of Southampton.
Player Kieran Richardson will hope to overcome a calf strain in time to start at left-back. Goalkeeper Shay Given is set to be fit while Ciaran Clark and Kozak remain sidelined. Elsewhere manager Tim Sherwood must choose between Okore and Baker at the back and N'Zogbia and Agbonlahor  up front.
The Gunners are undefeated in 30 of their last 33 matches against Aston Villa in all competitions and have won the two matches between the sides this season by an aggregate score of 8-0. Arsenal's previous three trips to Wembley have all gone to extra-time.
As to possible goalscorers, Christian Benteke has scored 10 times in his last nine matches for Aston Villa while Olivier Giroud has failed to score in his last eight appearances for Arsenal.

Arsenal last 5 matches:
04/05/15 Hull City 1 - 3 Arsenal
11/05/15 Arsenal 0 - 1 Swansea City
17/05/15 Manchester United 1 - 1 Arsenal
20/05/15 Arsenal 0 - 0 Sunderland
24/05/15 Arsenal 4 - 1 West Brom

Aston Villa last 5 matches:
25/04/15 Manchester City 3 - 2 Aston Villa
02/05/15 Aston Villa 3 - 2 Everton
09/05/15 Aston Villa 1 - 0 West Ham
16/05/15 Southampton 6 - 1 Aston Villa
24/05/15 Aston Villa 0 - 1 Burnley
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs Sevilla 2-3 Highlights Europa League Final 27-05-2015

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Sevilla vs Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Competition: UEFA Europa League Final
Match date: 27 May 2015
Venue: Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa, Poland.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk lost the game against Sevilla in the Europa League Final match. The game ended with 2-3 scoreline and Sevilla won the Europa League title 2015.

Goals:  
Dnipro: Nikola Kalinic 7, Ruslan Rotan 44;  

Sevilla: Grzegorz Krychowiak 28, Carlos Bacca 31, Carlos Bacca 73.



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Juventus vs Lazio 2 - 1 Highlights 20-05-2015 Coppa Italia Final

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Juventus vs Lazio
Competition: Coppa Italia Final
Match date: 20 May 2015
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy.

Goals:  
Juventus:
Giorgio Chiellini 11' // Alessandro Matri 97' 
Lazio:  
Stefan Radu 4'

Juventus FC made a win against SS Lazio in the match of Coppa Italia. The match Juventus vs Lazio ended with 2-1 scoreline in Coppa Italia 2015. Juventus won the Italian Cup after a gap of two decades and stay in the hunt for a treble after coming from behind to beat SS Lazio.



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Monday, May 18, 2015

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1-0 Highlights La Liga 17-05-2015

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Competition: Spanish Primera Division.
Match date: 17 May 2015.
Venue: Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain.

Messi’s strike in the second half gives the "La Liga" title to FC Barcelona as they defeated Atletico Madrid. The latter suffered a defeat against Barcelona in the match of Spanish La Liga. Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona match ended with 0-1 scoreline in Spanish La Liga 2015.

Goals: 
Barcelona: Lionel Messi 65'





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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Real Madrid vs Juventus FC Champions League Semi-Final 13-05-2015

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Real Madrid vs Juventus
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: 13 May 2015
Start: 19:45 BST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Probable lineups:
Real Madrid: Casillas – Carvajal, Pepe, S. Ramos, Marcelo – T. Kroos – J. Rodriguez, Isco – C. Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema.
Juventus: Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra – Marchisio, Pirlo, Paul Pogba – Vidal – Morata, Tevez.

Real Madrid team attempt to achieve the impossible feat of repeating as UEFA Champions League victors. This hasn’t happened in the entire history of the UEFA Champions League competition since its ‘founding’ in 1992. Madrid have done well this season at home in UEFA Champions League play, winning 4 of 5 Home matches so far. With a total of 2 home losses over 27 Home matches overall this season, RM have an intimidating home fortress, spearheaded by a massive fan support. Juventus team may have a 1 goal aggregate advantage, but Real Madrid did sneak in a key Away goal which could prove to be the difference maker come the final whistle. Look for Christiano to need to be at his finest as Real Madrid attempt to figure out probably the best defensive team in the world in Juventus. A defensive approach is expected for most of this match as Madrid will not want to concede their away goal advantage by letting Juve score. With 6 wins over their previous 7 Home contests, Madrid seem to have the correct formula to go on and claim a 2nd straight title game berth.
Juventus FC did a masterful job of achieving a 1st leg victory over Madrid. They came out of the match with their 8th straight unbeaten UEFA Champions League contest with 6 wins coming in this run. They went into the match knowing they needed to win in order to put pressure on Madrid entering match 2 in Spain. That is exactly what they did behind 2 goals from Alvaro Morata and Tevez to win the match 2-1. But, conceding that 1 away goal is going to put a ton of pressure on the Juve offense to score in Madrid if they are to have a chance at winning this round. If they can’t score, that top world ranked defense better find a way to close out one of the best home offenses in Europe. With Paul Pogba back from injury this match, expect a bunker back approach as Juventus hope to keep pushing Madrid back in order to avoid any offensive drama. Tevez probably has the best chance to score here for a Juventus club attempting to reach its 1st Champions League final in over 10 years. The 2 wins, 2 losses over 5 Away UEFA Champions League matches may not inspire much confidence, but rest assured this Juventus squad could find a way to force the defending champs out of the tourney if they bring their A-game on Wednesda.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona 12-05-2015 Champions League Semi-Final

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Bayern Munchen vs FC Barcelona
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: 12 May 2015
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Stadium: Allianz-Arena, Munchen, Germany.
 
Bayern Munich football team fell to their 4th successive defeat on Saturday, losing just their 3rd Bundesliga home match in their last 45 at the Allianz Arena. Just a few weeks ago the Bavarians were staring at a possible treble this season, but a tense penalty-kick defeat in the DFB-Pokal to Dortmund saw them eliminated from the cup, and now faced with a 0:3 deficit against FC Barcelona, obtaining anything outside the Bundesliga title looks like a long shot at this stage.
Of course, Bayern certainly have the ability to overturn this hole they have made for themselves, as just last round they came back from 1:3 down and smashed Porto at home, 6:1. Robert Lewandowski and his attacking cohorts can score goals in bunches, and an early goal would send ripples of delight through the stadium and possibly see the Catalans flinch. However, pushing on and overturning this tie would be a monumental task, as Barcelona have been shut out just once in their last 30 matches in all competitions. Messi really looked in the mood in the 1st leg and almost single-handedly gave his side a 2:0 lead, and Bayern Munich being forced to play without some very important players in the mold of David Alaba, Arjen Robben, and Frank Ribery leaves plenty of reason for doubt here. Manager, Pep Guardiola, has the tactical nous to stifle the Catalans, but balancing that with needing to send players forward will likely leave them in trouble on an occasion or two, and in the end the Allianz Arena may resound with boos as the Bavarians crash out of the semifinals for the second season in a row.
Barcelona FC have opened up a critical 3:0 lead from the 1st leg and are well on their way to exacting revenge for their 2012/2013 elimination at the hands of Bayern. Messi was absolutely brilliant at the Camp Nou, scoring twice over the span of just a few minutes to see his side take a comfortable lead. But it was Neymar who arguably put the nail in the Bayern coffin last week, as the Brazilian stole a crucial 3rd goal to take a commanding lead to the Allianz Arena.
However, don’t expect Barcelona team to rest on their laurels here, as revenge is still on their minds from their 0:7 beatdown they received back in 2013 from the Bavarians. They also know that any goal here would just about put the game out of reach, as the away goals rule would then benefit the visitors and force the hosts into putting 5 past goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The German phenom has done a wonderful job as their Champions League goalkeeper this season and has plenty of experience against the hosts coming from Monchengladbach just last summer. The 23-year-old has seen just 4 goals get by him over their last 9 UEFA outings. Coupled with the fact that the Catalans are simply shredding opposing defences with their South American strike force of Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez–having scored a remarkable 34 goals over their last 10 competitive fixtures–Barcelona FC very well could take all of the bragging rights here despite already holding a substantial lead. It’s just simply not in their nature to sit back and defend, and at the least they should be able to avoid defeat here in Germany.
 
Probable lineups:
Bayern Munich: Neuer – Rafinha, Benatia, J. Boateng, J. Bernat – Xabi Alonso – Lahm, Alcantara, T. Muller, M. Gotze – Lewandowski.
FC Barcelona: ter Stegen – Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Jordi Alba – Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic – Lionel
Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

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Chelsea vs Liverpool 1-1 Highlights 10-05-2015 English Premier League

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Chelsea vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Match date: 10-05- 2015
Kick Off Time: 16:00 BST
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea FC vs Liverpool match ended with 1-1 scoreline in English Premier League 2015.

Goals:
Chelsea---5' John Terry 1-0
Liverpool--- 44' 1-1 Steven Gerrard




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Monday, May 4, 2015

Juventus vs Real Madrid Champions League semifinal - 05-05-2015

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Juventus vs Real Madrid
Competition: Champions League, 2014/2015 − Semi-finals (first leg)  
Match date: 05 May 2015
Kick Off Time: 18:45 GMT
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy

Juventus team will enjoy their 11th semi-final appearance in the competition here, though they have not made it to this stage since the 2002/2003 season. Coincidentally enough, that semi-final encounter came against Real Madrid when the hosts overturned a 1:2 1st-leg deficit to steal the match on aggregate with a 3:1 win in Turin. These clubs have a rich history in this tournament and have clashed a total of 16 times at various stages of the competition, and the hosting Old Lady have a home record over this span of 5 wins, 1 draw, and just 1 defeat in Italy.
Therefore, we like their chances of avoiding defeat here, as despite the fact that they have come under attack by critics for playing a boring, unattractive brand of football, they still boast arguably the world’s best defence and have seemingly turned a corner on the European stage under first-year manager, Massimiliano Allegri. They have gone unbeaten in their last 8 UCL home games while managing to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 overall. Furthermore, they have lost to Real Madrid just once in their last 6 encounters dating back to 2005 (friendly included), and the form of striker Carlos Tevez this season has been a massive factor in their domestic and European successes. However, he will likely need to be clinical with his chances here, as they may be few and far between as they will likely be forced into conceding the majority of possession while hoping to hit the current title-holders on the counter-attack. When these teams met last season in the UCL group stages, they drew 2:2 in Italy in a thrilling affair, and we could see a similar outcome here.
Real Madrid team are set to be handed an injury boost ahead of this one, as Gareth Bale returned to the pitch last time out and could find himself back in the starting XI here. They will continue to be without Karim Benzema, though that may not hurt them too much considering the solid form of Javier Hernandez. The Mexican striker played the role of hero in their last UCL outing as he helped his side finally end their Atletico curse this season, scoring in the dying embers of the match to advance to their fifth consecutive Champions League Semi-Final appearance.
Now the White Ballet will attempt to continue their excellent road play that has witnessed them concede just 1 total goal in 5 UCL away games this season. They are the defending kings of the cup and have now managed to keep a clean sheet in 7 of their last 8 matches in Europe. However, cracking the Juventus wall will be easier said than done, and while they have managed to score at least once in 27 of their last 29 Champions League road trips, their all-time record in Italy has been horrendous. They have won just 1 of their 7 visits there against the Old Lady, and their overall away record against Serie A sides is 4 wins, 8 draws, and 17 losses. Nevertheless, the form of James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo speaks for itself, while the defence has seemingly stiffened up this season in Europe with the exception of their wild 3:4 defeat to Schalke earlier in the competition. A share of the spoils may well be on the cards here in Turin, with Los Blancos content to take this tie back home all even.

Probable lineups:
Juventus: Buffon – Lichsteiner, Bonucci, Chielini, Evra – Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio – Pereyra – Tevez, Morata (F. Llorente).
Real Madrid: Casillas – Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo – S. Ramos, T. Kroos – J. Rodriguez, Isco, C. Ronaldo – Bale.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Liverpool vs Queens Park Rangers Premier League 02-05-2015

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Liverpool vs Queens Park Rangers - Competition: English Premier League

Liverpool still hold slim hopes of reaching the top 4 despite falling to a catastrophic defeat on Monday. Hull City stifled the Reds at the KC Stadium, taking all of the spoils in a 1:0 shutout despite Liverpool enjoying 69% of the possession and having 9 shots on target. Now the Merseysiders sit at 7 points adrift 4th place, and with just 4 matches remaining, the gap is likely too large to make up by season’s end.
However, there is still all to play for here as Liverpool still need to at least qualify for the UEL, and their guaranteed spot has come under threat from both Spurs and Southampton. The hosts hold a tentative 1-point lead on the Saints while sitting even on points with the Spurs, and they’ll know that any slip-up now could see their season end in catastrophic fashion. 7th place may yet come open for a Europa League qualification spot if Arsenal win the F.A. Cup Final later this month, but Brendan Rodgers will want to avoid any further late season drama. He will take confidence from the fact that the hosts have won 6 of their last 7 encounters with Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League and their last 3 in a row. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in their last 7 meetings at Anfield against the visitors, with their last 3 meetings there all ending in 1:0 wins for the hosts.
QPR team are playing well right now but aren’t picking up the points they desperately need. While they have gone unbeaten in 3 of their last 4 Premier League outings, they have only picked up 5 total points, and last weekend’s 0:0 draw could come back to haunt them in the end. They outclassed West Ham on the day but simply couldn’t find a way to hit the back of the net despite seeing 7 of their 18 shots hit the target. Charlie Austin will be kicking himself after missing a crucial penalty kick in the 23rd minute, but it’s important the Englishman has a short memory here and produces some magic at Anfield.
However, the fact remains that QPR’s goalscoring struggles have returned in the last 2 weeks, and while they did hit 2 past the Reds in their first meeting this season, they were at home and will face a side that has conceded just 5 total goals over their last 8 competitive matches at Anfield. In addition, Queens Park Rangers have managed to score just 3 goals in their last 7 away games against the Merseyside club. They have lost 13 of their 16 Premier League road matches this season, and considering the fact that they continue to struggle with their defensive work away from home (most away goals conceded in the Premier League), things are not looking good for their survival chances as the season’s end draws near.

Probable lineups:
Liverpool: Mignolet – Emre Can, Skrtel, Lovren – Johnson, Henderson, Allen, Lallana – Markovic, Sterling, Coutinho.
Queens Park Rangers: Green – Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yoon – Phillips, Sandro, Barton, Fer – Zamora, Austin.
 
Match date: 2 May 2015
Kick Off Time: 15:00 BST 
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool 

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