Champions League

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal : Match Preview

Arsenal face a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. The Gunners have not gone beyond the last 16 for the last six years and when this draw was made, that streak was envisaged to continue.Bayern edge the 10 previous matches between the two sides with 5 victories while Arsenal have come on top three times. In that time, 28 goals have been scored with Bayern scoring 17 of those. Their current league form paints a similar picture with Bayern having won 4 of their last 5 matches with 1 draw while Arsenal have lost twice and won thrice in the same period. If recent history prevails, Arsenal will have a tough task ahead in Germany.Bayern will be without Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng who are both expected to miss out due to injury. There are also injury c...

PSG v Barcelona Match Preview

Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday as they bid to overcome the Catalan giants and progress to the next round. Luis Enrique rested the likes of Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets at the weekend but Barca still romped to a 6-0 win over Alaves. Barcelona have won their last 3 matches against PSG in all competitions and have won 4 of their last six matches with 18 goals in their last six. This fixture has seen at least four goals scored in each of the last four and there should be plenty of goals in this fixture with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez both in devastating form coming into this fixture. Aleix Vidal dislocated his ankle at the weekend and is out for the weekend while Javier Mascherano out until the end of the month. To think that Barca...

Arsenal v PSG : Match Preview And Key Facts

Arsenal host PSG in the Champions League in what is a Group A decider at the Emirates with the teams currently tied on 10 points.With their place in the knockout stages confirmed, Arsene Wenger hopes his players can go all the way and finish top. “I believe that the two teams have done the job until now,” he said. “We have done what was expected and we have done it away from home, now we can finish the job at home.” Arsenal have often lost their round of 16 fixtures due to not winning their group and it will be imperative that they get it right this time round. The draw against United was Arsenals 11th game without defeat in all competitions and they’ll be hoping to continue that run. Olivier Giroud who scored in the United draw will be hoping for more of a st...

Frisking the Mids – Worlds top Midfielders

Eden Hazard is seeming like a man reborn under Alberto Conte. Chelsea are currently looking like genuine title contenders and that is largely owing to the persistent Belgian who has already bagged 7 league goals this term and has walked away as man of the match on 5 occasions. Hazard suffered through a difficult 2015/16 season but it would have been a long shot to write off a player with seemingly unlimited talent. Hazard is once more an absolute joy to watch and we have no doubt his impressive form will continue throughout the season.Liverpool have gotten themselves off to a flying start with a midfield and attack that have been absolutely prolific. At the centre of that attack lies Philippe Coutinho who seems to be on a mission to prove his worth. The young Brazilian has scored 5, assist...

Guardiola Exposes Barca Weakness in City Comeback Win

Manchester City Came from behind to record a stunning victory over Barcelona at the Etihad. Resoundingly thumped at the Nou Camp a couple of weeks ago and never having beaten Barca in their five previous fixtures, City were expected to struggle. There were a bad omen early on as as Raheem Sterling was booked for simulation when a penalty seemed to be the better decision. Despite this, City held their nerve and were the better team in the early exchanges, playing from the back and pressing in typical Guardiola fashion. Just as they moved to assert their dominance with a goal, Barca struck. They broke on the counter through Neymar who found Messi with a pinpoint pass before the Argentine slotted home. Guardiola had said he is not going to change his formula and City kept to their guns despit...

Cavani Wasteful As Arsenal Claim A Draw

Arsenal were lucky to escape with a point as they drew 1-1 with PSG in their Champions League first leg encounter. Arsene Wenger made two risky team selections by starting with David Ospina in goal while Alexis Scanhez was preferred to Olivier Giroud. It was a decision which backfired as Arsenal were thoroughly outplayed for much of the match. Only after Wenger made changes to his line-up did Arsenal look like anything of an attacking threat as Sanchez struck to earn the Gunners a point. PSG started like a house on fire with Edinson Cavani scoring after just 45 seconds. Serge Aurier powered down the right wing before delivering a delicious cross for an unmarked Cavani to head home. Arsenal were stunned and could have been two down moments later when Mustafi allowed Cavani to nip in on goal...

Real win 11th European title

Coming into this match, Atletico were always favourites to lift the title after a great campaign that saw them edge out the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the knock-out stages of the Champions League. Three weeks ago, Atletico was on course to end the season with a double by winning both the La Liga and the Champions League. Saturday’s defeat meant that Diego Simeon ended the season empty-handed after such a brilliant performance by his side. Real Madrid was the most determined side to get ahead on Saturday as they controlled huge chunks of possession. They were rewarded when Sergio Ramos scored the opener and it looked like the match would be decided by a single goal as Real managed to hang on for most of the match. Atletico’s problems started in the second half when ...

Champions League Final

Going into Saturday’s match everything seems to favour Real Madrid. They have won the trophy a record ten times making them the most successful club in Europe. In Zinedine Zidane, Madrid has a manager who has won the Champions League a number of times as a player and will be seeking to repeat the same on the touchline. Furthermore, Real Madrid also has one of the tournament’s highest scorers in Christiano Ronaldo who boasts of more than 90 goals in the competition. Though Ronaldo has remained doubtful for Saturday’s tie with an injury, it still does not take away Madrid’s advantage as a number of other strikers like Gareth Bale can readily step up. Real topped their group on the way to the knock-out stages of the competition where they first dispatched Roma 4-0 on goal aggregate. But they ...

Champions League: Man City out, all Madrid final

Though it looked like Gareth Bale had scored for the ten-time European champions the goal was later awarded as an own goal by City’s Fernando. It was a heart-breaking moment for City who were chasing their first ever Champions League final but will bow out gracefully after making history by reaching the last four. After the first leg had ended in a barren draw it looked like anyone’s game though Madrid who was playing at home had an upper hand as Christiano Ronaldo the tournament’s top scorer so far was available for selection. Indeed, the Spanish giants showed dominance as the match kicked off with City goalkeeper Joe Hart called to deny Ronaldo and Luka Modric early on. While a lot of attention had been focused on the potential return of Ronaldo, it was Bale who ended u...

Champions League: Real Madrid VS Man City

This is the big question as City face Spanish giants Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League return match semi-final match in Spain. With a place in next year’s Champions League in doubt and the Premier League already won, this remains City’s only hope for silverware but it does not look easy for them. The first leg match played at Etihad Stadium last week ended in a barren draw giving the Spanish giants an advantage in Wednesday’s return fixture as they will be at home. City goes into this match on the back of a 4-2 loss to Southampton in the Premier League. Bet on this game at Betway The English side has already overdone themselves by making it to the last four of the Champions League. This is the first time for them to reach this level and one hopes it has gi...

Champions League – Atletico knock out Bayern

The match ended 2-1 in favour of Bayern but paid a heavy price for conceding a goal at home as Atletico made it through. Coming into the match, the Germans were down 1-0 but were quickly level when Xabi Alonso levelled the scores with a free kick that was deflected past the Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Oblak was a hero almost immediately when he saved Thomas Muller’s penalty. It is a miss that Bayern will regret for weeks to come as it allowed Antoine Griezmann to score the equaliser. The German’s thought they had back into their hands when Robert Lewandowski scored with a perfect header but it was it was not enough to send them through as the match ended 2-2 on aggregate. Bayern was even lucky not to concede another goal after Fernando Torres failed to score from the penalty...

Champions League Bayern VS Atletico Madrid

The Spanish side won the first leg 1-0 thanks to a Saul Niguez goal and go into Tuesday’s clash favourites to go through. Atletico who were runners-up in the Champions League two years ago, have never won the competition but caused an upset this year by edging out champions Barcelona and will be hoping that this momentum can push them to the end. Bet on this game at Betway With a 1-0 goal advantage, the Spanish side can afford to sit back and fight for a barren draw which will be enough to take them through to the final. But Atletico coach Diego Simeone knows that Bayern will throw everything at them and will, therefore, be hoping that his top stars like Niguez and Fernando Torres are in fine form to guide them. All in all, it has been a fine season for Madrid who are also in line to...

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