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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...

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: Atletico VS Bayern

Madrid made it to the last four after upsetting defending champions Barcelona and will be hoping this can inspire them to the end. Madrid who is handled by Diego Simeone managed an impressive 2-0 win over Barcelona in their quarter-final return match to sail through to the last four on a 3-2 aggregate. Diego Simeone’s side have shown some great defending skills in the tournament. They have managed not to concede in 13 of their last 15 Champions League matches at home. It is this tight backline that Bayern will be up against. The Germans themselves have been impressive when it comes to scoring goals and have so far netted 28 which is more than what any of the other semi-finalists has managed. Place a bet on this match at Betway Furthermore, Bayern has also been very consistent and thi...

Champions League: Man City VS Real Madrid

On paper, Madrid is favourites to start well. This is why, the team has not only won the Champions League a record ten times but this is also their sixth consecutive semi-final appearance. In total, this is the 27th time that the Spanish giants are in the final four of Europe’s most lucrative tournament. Apart from that, Madrid also boasts of a quality squad that has the likes of Christiano Ronaldo who has scored more than 90 Champions League goals and is capable of pulling his side from the jaws of defeat just as he did against Wolfsburg in the quarter-final. Unlike Madrid who are perennial contenders for European glory, City is making their first semi-final show in the tournament and remain the only English side still in contention for the trophy. Besides the reputation of Madrid a...

Champions League semi-final draw

City will come up against Real Madrid in the semi-finals whose first leg will be played on April 26 with the return match planned for May 4. In terms of pedigree, City does not match Madrid. While the English side has made it to the last four for the first time, the Spanish giants have won the competition a record 10 times. City edged out PSG in the quarter-finals while Madrid came from two goals down to sweep away Wolfsburg 3-2 showing their seriousness to lift a record 11th title. The other semi-final match will see Atletico Madrid taking on Bayern Munich. Atletico caused an upset in the quarter-final by sending packing defending champions Barcelona. This was the second time in four years that Atletico was eliminating Barcelona and will be hoping this can push them to the finals. Bayern ...

Champions League Barcelona OUT

Barca went into the match with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg but ended up losing 4-3 on goal aggregate and with it cut short Coach Luis Enrique’s hopes of winning a treble this season. This was the second time that Atletico is ending Barca’s hopes of a last four and the Catalan side will blame their poor defending for the ouster. First, the Barca backline did not come down on Griezmann as he slotted home the opener and then the second came late in the match from a penalty after Andres Iniesta had handled in his box. The European Champions came into the match having lost three out of their four matches in all competitions and were a shadow of the team that conquered Europe last year. And with Lionel Messi struggling to score goals nothing much was expected from the Catalan ...

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