Monday, March 20, 2017

PSG 2-1 Lyon 19-03-2017 Highlights French Ligue 1

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PSG vs Lyon
Competition: French League 1
Date: 19 March 2017
Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris

Player Javier Pastore sets up Rabiot and Draxler for goals as PSG come from behind to beat Olympique Lyon 2-1 in the French Ligue 1.

PSG: 34' Adrien Rabiot 1-1 // 40' Julian Draxler 2-1 
Lyon: Alexandre Lacazette 0-1

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monaco vs Manchester City Champions League - March 15, 2017

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Monaco vs Manchester City  - Competition: UEFA Champions League
The first leg between these two teams turned out to be a thriller. AS Monaco team led 3-2 at one point, missed a penalty and caused Man City serious problems for 70 minutes but their shaky defense conceded three goals in the last 20 minutes and inally lost 5-3. A 2-0 victory for AS Monaco would be enough here and it is not impossible for a team that go into this match in fine form having lost just one of their last 17 competitive games. Furthermore, Monaco have scored 50 in their first 14 Ligue 1 games on their own pitch this term, nearly double that of PSG! They are the highest-scoring side across Europe's five major leagues this season.
Centre-back Kamil Glik is suspended but Jemerson is available and should start alongside Andrea Raggi at centre back. Falcao is an injury doubt for Monaco. Should he be absent Valere Germain will earn a recall and partner the youngester Kylian Mbappe upfront. Tiemouè Bakayoko and Joao Moutinho are in contention for a starting berth in midfield. Boschilia and Guido Carrillo are both ruled out for Monaco, who are otherwise at full strength.
Man City team is unbeaten in the last 11 matches in all competitions, winning 8. Since heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton, the Citizens have won four and drawn two of their last six league outings. Furthermore, Guardiola's men progressed in the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough last Saturday, meaning they have now gone six without conceding a single goal on their travels. In the Champions League group stage Man City lost 4-0 to FC Barcelona and drew at Monchengladbach (1-1) and Celtic (3-3).Kevin De Bruyne could be dropped from the engine room to make way for a defensively-stronger midfield, which will likely include Yaya Toure and Fernandinho. Up front Sergio Aguero will be supported by Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva. Vincent Kompany is a fitness doubt while Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are the only long-term absentees.

Monaco last 5 matches:
21/02/17 Manchester City 5 – 3 Monaco
25/02/17 Guingamp 1 – 2 Monaco
01/03/17 Olympique Mars… 3 – 4 E Monaco
05/03/17 Monaco 4 – 0 Nantes
11/03/17 Monaco 2 – 1 Bordeaux

Manchester City last 5 matches:
21/02/17 Manchester City 5 – 3 Monaco
01/03/17 Manchester City 5 – 1 Huddersfield
05/03/17 Sunderland 0 – 2 Manchester City
08/03/17 Manchester City 0 – 0 Stoke City
11/03/17 Middlesbrough 0 – 2 Manchester City
Date: 15 March 2017
Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica 4-0 Highlights 08-03-2017 Champions League

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Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 8 March 2017 - Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund

Aubameyang scores a hat trick and Christian Pulisic nets a delightful chip as Borussia Dortmund team brush aside Benfica team to book their spot in the last eight. Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica match ended with 4-0 scoreline in UEFA Champions League.

Dortmund: - 4' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1-0 // 59' Christian Pulisic 2-0 // 61' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 3-0 // 85' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 4-0 

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Champions League - 07-03-2017

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich
Competition: UEFA Champions League 2016-17
Date: Tuesday, 7th March, 19:45 GMT
Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal team are set to crash out of the Champions League at the first knockout round for the seventh consecutive season. The Gunners visited Munich for the first leg a couple of weeks ago and they suffered a 5-1 hammering defeat. This means they have to win this return game 4-0 in order to reach the quarter-finals of the UCL. They won 2-0 the last time they entertained Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium but a similar result won't be enough to progress. Furthremore, a timid display at Liverpool on Saturday saw Arsene Wenger's side beaten 3-1, meaning they  have lost four of their last six, with one of their two wins coming at lowly Sutton United in the FA Cup. The Gunners are 5th in the Premier League standings and could decide to focus all their energies on chasing a domestic top 4 finish.
Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny are both ruled out, and Aaron Ramsey is not ready to play a high-level game like this. As a result, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin are expected to start in midfield. Mesut Ozil missed the Liverpool match through illness and while is his back in training, will miss out on Tuesday. Olivier Giroud will spearhead the attack while Alexis Sanchez will be reinstated in the offensive midfield trio alongside Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The likes of Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez provide further options up front. David Ospina can be expected to start between the sticks in order to give Petr Cech some rest.
Bayern Munich team, who eliminated Arsenal in the last-16 in 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons, are on a fine run of form having failed to win just two of their last 16 competitive fixtures. The Bavarians are firing all cylinders in recent weeks - Hamburg were dismembered in an 8-0 stroll, and Schalke were swatted aside 3-0 in the DFB Cup quarter-finals. Carlo Ancelotti's men went on to beat 3-0 FC Koln at the weekend, extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points. Bayern suffered two away fixtures in the UCL group stage, 1-0 at Atletico Madrid and more surprisingly 3-2 at Rostov and they have won just one of their last six UCL road trips.
Philipp Lahm is suspended for the Bavarians and will be replaced by Rafinha while  centre-back Jerome Boateng remains sidelined. The likes of Mats Hummels, Xabi Alonso, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery could all return to the starting XI having been benched last time out with the Arsenal clash in mind. Robert Lewandowski, of course, will play as central striker. Renato Sanches, Douglas Costa and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer are all major doubts.

Probable lineups:
SSC Napoli: Reina – Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam – Zielinski, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens (Milik), Insigne.
Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.

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