Category: Football

Champions League 2013-2014: Athletic and Chelsea scoreless tie and leave everything to Stamford Bridge

The Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have to settle their place in the final of the Champions League on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge after the first assault in the Vicente Calderon has resulted scoreless after a meeting with emotion locked so was at stake but in which football has been conspicuous by its absence can not be a great match for the viewer.

And is it safe to give Chelsea a 0-0 for good after not stating anything all game which has been folded leaving behind Fernando Torres in attack as an island. Atletico Madrid could not do much against a Chelsea football as defensive but have tried all game long shots and mainly hanging balls that have not led to any clear goal.

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Locking the script without too much football match was predictable in view of the kind of football that both teams practice and confirmed seeing Mourinho alignment with Obi Mikel, David Luiz and Lampard in midfield and no creative player like Hazard Oscar or not reached 100%. Read more »

Sebastian Rode, another free signing for Bayern Munich

The Bayern record not only the best players in the Bundesliga, but also record well, without spending one euro, fail for other purchases. So, it has managed to Robert Lewandowski, the top scorer of the great rivals Borussia Dortmund, and so without paying a euro, has managed to Sebastian Rode, a less known player, but has a promising future.

Rode, of 23 years, is one of the midfielders with the greatest of German football. In recent seasons he has played at Eintracht Frankfurt, being a permanent fixture in the playmaker and key piece of equipment. In its first year, Bundesliga did not play much, but the next, in second category and 21 years old, was already undeniable and one of the men who joined for the Eagles returned to the top flight.

sebastian rode

This is not a player, but a player with a lot of travel. With its 1.80 meters high, at first glance looks like a classic German midfielder back and forth, but it’s much more than that, it has art, vision and last pass. His great defect is that, despite playing so close to the area, his goalscoring figures are quite loose, although those numbers in a team like Bayern, sure to improve. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions League: Bayern and Atletico are the other two semifinalists

There is a cliche in football that says who forgives ends up paying. That topic will have crossed his mind to all the fans of Atletico Madrid, who were at the Calderon and those without. And so, after 20 exquisite first few minutes, several times scattered throughout the remainder of the match, the score was only 1-0 for Atletico when it could have been much higher.

However, this topic tonight was not fulfilled, and Atletico Barcelona felled to the semifinals. A Barcelona apathetic with the ball at the feet, easy to cross in defense and no solutions from the bench. Best of Barca was Pinto, who saved a pair of goals and sung allied with poles, for up to three times the ball crashed into the wood of your goal.

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The goal Koke declined the balance in favor of Atletico, who suffered less by the end harassment of Barcelona but because it lacked the strength. Deservedly, Atletico Madrid and reached the semifinals of the Champions League, forty years after the previous occasion, leaving out a Barcelona that takes a blow again, in a year in which almost all bad news. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions League: Real Madrid suffered to live out of Dortmund and Chelsea back and gets into semifinals

Intense day of return of the quarterfinals in two games that seemed bent on going there but have left more than one with a heavy heart. On the one hand, Real Madrid signed his semi-finals sweating much more than expected to fit two goals in a disastrous first part you came to light all the shortcomings of Ancelotti.

Meanwhile former white coach, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea got the next phase to overcome the 3-1 first-leg goals from Demba Ba and Schurrle in 87.

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid (2-3 overall)

Overconfidence brought Real Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu to spend a quiet night in the German hell Signal Iduna Park. And it’s pupils Klopp was all left on the lawn from the first minute, working well pressure in three quarters to a Real Madrid that got stuck again and again when departing from own area. The trivote Ancelotti drowned outputs per band and when Ramos and Pepe were wanted to combine a Illara extremely nervous and misguided. Read more »

Champions League 2013-2014: before and broadcasts around rooms with Dortmund and Atletico-Barcelona-Real Madrid

The Champions League enters another important week because between Tuesday and Wednesday we have to know the name of the four semifinalists. These will be one that will leave the Spanish representative matched duel between Atletico Madrid and Barca but we hope to make it two as the Real Madrid has enough on track their tie against Borussia Dortmund.

The Whites played on Tuesday at 20:45 hours and grief can be followed by open La1. Same time and Canal + Champions League will see the Chelsea-PSG. The Spanish clash between Atletico and Barca will be played on Wednesday at the Calderon from 20:45. Both this match as the clash between Bayern Munich and Manchester United should be followed by Champions League Canal +.

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Borussia Dortmund stadium is not a pleasant memory for Real Madrid last year came out with a 4-1 thrashed, ultimately, cost him the way to the final. This time the white hope things get better because the harvested 3-0 in the first leg is a great result and does not cross the Dortmund game as good a time as last year. The Germans have good news around Lewandowski whose goals would be very necessary if you want to be in the next phase while in Madrid Gareth Bale is doubtful that killed two knee points bereavement weekend against Real Sociedad. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions League: Real Madrid and PSG are close to semifinals

Benzema to Carvajal Carvajal for Bale and Bale inside. Just two minutes into the game and had passed the fear of Borussia Dortmund faded. Ghosts of the semifinals last year vanished and it became clear that the German side is less fierce than met Real Madrid in the competition during the past year.

With that early goal from Bale, with both Isco (surprise in the starting lineup for today), and with both Cristiano Ronaldo (not fault his appointment with the goal in the Champions League), the Madrid scored a 3-0 in their favor, so it has taken a giant step to get into the semifinals. In addition, during the first half hour, the Madrid played so well that the result seems to short.

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Thereafter, the Real Madrid a little diluted, which made for a few minutes, weigh the uncertainty of a possible goal for Borussia Dortmund. However, the team coached by Jurgen Klopp found a very toned Pepe, and pass to Lewandowski missed. While, the real problem was not the Dortmund midfield onwards, but midfield back. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions League: Barcelona tie, tie in Manchester

It was the fourth time they faced Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and, as in the three previous occasions, he finished the match in a draw. As before, Barcelona had the ball but struggled to create chances, while Atletico was used hard, intense or if you prefer, without the ball and hoped their luck in attacking genius.

That genius came thanks to Diego Ribas. The Brazilian, who came in for the injured Diego Costa Pinto surprised with a big shot and dynamited a meeting that had hitherto been somewhat bland, and had only had a couple of chances to David Villa as the main attraction. With the score 0-1 in 35 minutes to go, Barcelona had no choice but to turn to attack.

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Another Brazilian, Neymar, would do the other goal of the night. It had been 15 minutes after the Atletico goal and a brilliant pass from Iniesta left tray Neymar in the equalizer. From here, Atletico gave good result in this tie and was entrusted to Courtois. The Belgian, as usual in recent months, saving his team responded when I needed it, so the Atleti advantage to come back. Read more »

Spanish 1st Division 2013-2014 League: Barca wins 3-4 to Real Madrid with Messi hat trick

The FC Barcelona has emerged as winner of the Santiago Bernabeu after an intense game that had almost everything and in which the Tata Martino eventually winning 3-4 to Real Madrid. Leo Messi was one of the stars of grief since their hat trick proved decisive although two of their goals came from the penalty spot.

This marker besides being great news for the club gives the lead Atletico Madrid and tightens the League as Madrid and Atletico are now level on points and Barca follows them just one point away so we expect a thrilling final League and only have 9 days and it seems impossible to make predictions about which team will come out as winner.

barca vs real madrid

The game tonight between Real Madrid and Barcelona was exciting, had a brilliant first part for the amateur, many goals and controversial plays because the last three goals came from the penalty spot and there were some other questionable action. During the first half Real Madrid had more chances but the first goal of the game came after 7 minutes by means of Iniesta had another marvelous performance that although the outbreaks will carry Messi. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions League: Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund complete the eight quarterfinal teams

England had a team in the quarterfinals after Chelsea were classified along with Real Madrid in last night, and had the doubt if there would be a second computer, the Manchester United. To that Moyes were in the next round, they had to win at Olympiacos and do it for 3 goals difference, a feat they have achieved thanks to Van Persie.

United have won 3-0 team led by Michel, and the three goals are signed Dutch striker. The first was scored by penalties, silly but punishable by penalty after all. The second before the break with Ryan Giggs as an assistant and the third in the second half of direct free kick. The trouble is that he could not finish the game, due to injury, and the thing looks serious on first impression.

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The injury of star striker was not the only thing that suffered local fans at Old Trafford. In all honesty, Olympiacos played a good game, paying defensive errors goals, but the good match after all. Had it not been for a few interventions of great merit of De Gea, another rooster had sung for Moyes and his. Read more »

2013-2014 Champions Leagues: Real Madrid and Chelsea go to quarters

The Real Madrid certified in today classification to the quarterfinals of the Champions League in 2013-2014, so we have full Spanish among the top 8 of the competition after Atletico Madrid and Barcelona achieved their classification. The white set has done for aggregate 9-2, which shows very clearly that the Schalke 04 is light years.

After the 1-6 first-leg tie that left unresolved, 90 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu presented totally inconsequential. And usually in these games when news like Jesse injury. Just a few minutes had passed and the canary had to go to the locker room and from there to the clinic where they get bad news, because it looks like it is going to miss the rest of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Jesse’s injury left even colder to a meeting signaled that at least something with goals. Christian opened the scoring, scored Hoogland who responded with a lucky shot. In the second half, Cristiano would break again tables, with a goal which is worth to beat Puskas in the historic White scorers list and Morata would make the final 3-1 after a pass from Bale that He finished the game with two assists. Read more »


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