Real and United

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Real Madrid and Manchester United have a decisive test tonight. The match is very important for both teams, as both clubs have failed to achieve something big in the last Champions League races.
For each team the battle have different meaning. For Real Madrid this season could be the last one under Jose Mourinho as a head coach. He won everything in Spain in the last seasons, but the appetite of Madrid fans has been always bigger than couple of domestic titles. They want the Champions League badly and they want it this season no matter what. This year Real looks pretty bad, as the squad lost some important matches and even Jose admitted that the Spanish title is a miracle for Real.
On the other hand Manchester United is winning match after match in England and Sir Alex and his team look pretty comfortable on the top of English Premier League. This season could be one of the last in his long career. He want one more treble this year, as United fights on three major fronts-FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League. One more treble and Alex Ferguson will be declared as the best manager in English history.
The match tonight is special for at least one more person- Ronaldo, as he wants to show his best against the club that fired up in the sky- Manchester United. Rumors say that the Portuguese star wants to be back in Manchester as a `red devil` player. For Spanish spectators the matches between Spanish and English teams have a different approach, as the best Spanish players take part in the Premier League.
Tonight could end one dream for stardom, but neutral fans are impatient to see one of the best matches of the decade. They are for real and united.

Latest Serie A soccer news from Italy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Serie A used to be the most televised championship in the world of sports. Today we see a lot of changes going on in the Italian football in general. Since the ` calciopoli` scandal, many fans started to ignore the matches from Serie A. But some of the Italian teams made a significant progress in Europe, while teams like Milan and Juventus were sent in the lower divisions. Inter was the biggest winner from this hiatus, as the team from Milano won the European Champions League. But unlike many Italian teams, Inter had many foreign players and most of all- a foreign coach. Some of the fans are joking that Inter could be the best team in the world ever if the other two major Italian teams- Milan and Inter disappear at once.
Other teams like Napoli and Fiorentina recorded memorable matches in the European tournaments. Napoli almost made it through the final of the last year`s Champions League, but they were defeated by the future champions from Chelsea. This year the both teams made a good start in the Italian championship and are chasing the new `old` leaders from Juventus. This unusual ranking is possible, due to the worst start of the Milan teams in the past years. Both teams are not even close to the leaders even they have good quality players.
Juventus is looking forward for another major title, as the team is leading the Italian championship. The team made a good start in the Champions league also. Juventus surprised the reigning champions from Chelsea and the Italians showed great team spirit. This year the Turin team looks unstoppable and they will get probably another Italian title. The team is one of the hidden favorites for the Champions League as well. Juventus could be the pioneers of the New Italian Football.

Lions` Den

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

English Premier is one of the best leagues in the world. The fame and success of the Premiership is unbeaten. The English clubs have become important part of the modern European football. England is famous with its unique club tradition and violent fans. The tradition and the fans have changed a lot during the past decades. Now the British Islands see the best football and players they have ever seen.
England`s tradition in soccer started more than a century ago with the oldest club tournament- the FA Cup. It is unpredictable and very interesting part of the England history of football. Many Premiership teams have exited the tournament, beaten by lower leagues` teams. That’s why the English football is so interesting. There are certain favorites, but all teams struggle from the first to the last minutes of the matches.

Football is not the same anymore. Money is the matter, but sometimes there are thing more important than the money, such as club history and pride. The English teams got it all. They have the unique history and way to prepare their players to fight for every inch of the field. Many players cannot survive in the fast, ever changing environment, called English Premier League. One of the notable examples is the leading of the French Championship- Marouane Chamakh. He was one of the biggest disappointments of the past season. He, like many others players could not manage to adapt to the faster soccer, played in England.
English clubs are for the strongest players, devoted to the game and their teams. Premier League is the best League, mostly because of the footballers who participate in the tournament. The British stadiums have become must-see places and people from all around the world visit the lions` dens. The English football is more than a sport, it is a culture and way of life. 

The Power of Powell

Thursday, July 5, 2012

2012 olympics games
First row sports - Asafa Powell is another Jamaican athlete, another title contender. Unlike others, Powell has tasted the sweet glory right before the uprising of Usain Bolt. Powell`s special discipline is 100 m. He held the world record June 2005th and May 2008th. His record set in Lausanne in 2005th was 9.72 s. He has competed in two Summer Olympics- in Athens 2004th and Beijing 2008th. Both times he could not win something more than a place in the Finals. The Powell`s troubles are not with his opponents, but mostly with himself. It is a fact that he suffers from pre-race anxiety and it has ruined many of his performances. If he finds enough strength and self determination he could turn his probably last Olympics into the most successive tournament. Many specialists accuse him of lack of mental strength, strong enough to win something from the Olympics. His record on 100 m. put him all of a sudden in the list of title pretenders. During the Athens Olympics he finished 5th and the critics have come his way. He had four years to prove them wrong, winning titles in major Athletic tournaments, In Beijing, 2008th Powell failed to move further than the 5th place. Right before the Finals, Powell in his style ignored the critics and said that he has met the same opponents on the track during all these years, winning against them. The Olympics are the incarnation of the modern world aim for perfection. Powell is not a perfect man, but he is still human being- able to overcome his weaknesses and become a better man. There is a timetable of the Powell`s best records during his career. According it, Powell is getting better year after year. There is no doubt that he is one of the contenders for the 100m. title. The Powell`s power is nowhere, but inside him.

Bow to the Football

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Football, some say is a very simple sport. But all the strategies could be blown off by the chance and inspiration of players. Many teams relay on single individuals to put the final touch in a difficult game. Soccer is not the same game (or maybe it is) like it used to be years ago. Decades ago people could name two or three teams that were capable to achieve something in tournaments like Euro 2012. We all know the names of the past heroes, which have become part of the football history. Today soccer is much different (is it?!). Small and modest teams take part in the major tournaments. They win their places by strong team play and self confidence. We still remember the European title of Greece eight years ago. Euro 2012 has its own heroes and disappointments. But one name is the talk of the day, Balotelli. The Italian player has very unpredictable character and it reflects on his play. Sometimes he shines like a star, other times he is somewhere in the middle. But on Euro 2012 he is the real star. The African born forward has traced the Italian road to the final. Italians have mixed feelings about his player. His temper has cost him a lot of troubles in his football career, as for his personal life. Undoubtedly, Balotelli could be considered as a genius. He is capable to turn the match in any direction. If he has a day, or just feels good in his shoes, Spain will have troubles. If Italy will not start the final match in good way, Balotelli will show his bad temper. We are waiting impatiently for nice football and great things from the teammates in Manchester City- Silva and Balotelli. Tonight is the right time for show time. And you can be sure that 22 players will present the football as it has to be.

France vs. Spain euro 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

France is hoping star striker Karim Benzema regains his scoring touch against World Champions Spain on Saturday if Les Bleus are really to sit any potential of achieving the semi-finals. Benzema failed to obtain the internet in France's three group matches.

Having scored a brace in France's last warm-up match, against Estonia, Benzema was arriving at the tournament alongside his self-confidence sky-high.
Unfortunately, 3 matches later, which self-confidence does not appear very so evident, despite his two assists in the 2-0 beat of Ukraine.
Deprived of room in the 1-1 draw alongside England, he found himself out-muscled inside the 2-0 reduction to Sweden that condemned France to a great second-place finish in Group D as well as a daunting encounter with planet and European champions Spain.
"Karim would rather to achieve an objective. He's had a few possibilities thus far however sadly he's not been able to," replied France coach Laurent Blanc.
"It can be a problem alongside the team, but the circumstances represent which chance hasn't been with him so far."
Benzema's bluntness ahead of objective is a worry for France, especially since he definitely will feel below extra scrutiny against Iker Casillas and additionally his other Madrid team-mates, with whom he obtained this season's Spanish league title.
Alongside 32 goals in 52 games, Benzema has increased his influence within the Madrid changing area, but it is no guarantee of accomplishment whenever he comes face to face with them in the pitch at Donetsk's Donbass Stadium.
"He's frustrated not to have scored," admits France midfielder Florent Malouda.
"The best present we are able to give him, realizing that he'll be going in return to Spain, will be help him return with his head high, having commanded the respect of his (Real Madrid) team-mates."
In Madrid's fluid attacking system, the former Lyon striker looks to play with higher liberty than alongside France, when everything rests regarding the shoulders of the guy that already played 63 matches this season.
And additionally even though he has scored 15 objectives in 48 international appearances during the age of merely twenty four, he has just scored 2 times in his previous nine matches, with both goals coming against unheralded Estonia.
The opening 3 matches during the Euro replied an amount of queries about the configuration of France's triple-pronged attack.
Benzema and additionally Franck Ribery have demonstrated a promising understanding in the kept side of the pitch, however both players have struggled to link up with the enigmatic and occasionally over-elaborate Samir Nasri.
Alongside only couple of their attacking elements in complete performing purchase, it is maybe no shock that France have looked brief of fire-power.
Frustrated by the deficiency of chances created for him by his team-mates, Benzema reportedly earned his emotions known in the post-match shouting match which erupted after the beat by Sweden.

Following the victory over Ukraine, he had indicated his reassurance at just having Nasri play nearer to him than within the opening draw alongside England.
"Nasri played higher up," replied Benzema, which trails only Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo in the attempts-at-goal studies.
"It ended up being much better -- I can make runs in at the rear of and free up room. So it's important for him to generally be nearer to me personally."
On Saturday, against Spain, he is hoping for greater area to manoeuvre than he was actually given by the Swedes in Kiev in Tuesday.
"Against Spain, who are a team that takes on soccer, we'll have more room," he said. "The confidence still is there, but we need back to work."
If France prevail, another familiar face definitely will await inside the semi-finals, with his changing-room ally Ronaldo already through to the last 4 alongside Portugal.

Portugal vs Czech Republic Euro 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Because the excitement of qualifying for the quarterfinals since cluster achiever has passed away down, the Czech Republic will likely to be concentrating upon one thing whenever they undertake Portugal within the quarterfinals during the Nationwide stadium in Warsaw upon Sunday - blocking Cristiano Ronaldo.
If online is one individual that stands inside the way involving the Czechs as well as an improbable run to the semi-finals, it is the actual Capital of spain man. Ronaldo dispelled all suspicions regarding his capabilities regarding the international stage with a brilliant show against the Dutch within a must-win game.

His couple objectives aided Portugal be eligible for a the quarterfinals because the runners-up behind Germany and also the Portuguese may today get started on because obvious preferred up against the Czech Republic.
Expect the Czechs to sit deep look at to score on the counter attack, when Portuguese republic depends their main midfielders Joao Moutinho and also Miguel Veloso to get the harmful spacious males Ronaldo and additionally Nani.
Czech coach Michal Bilak is really much conscious of the danger Ronaldo as well as Nani pose. "We all know Portugal have hazardous gamers in midfield and up front, like Nani, Helder Postiga and also Ronaldo," he said.
"Some of us have that in mind, as well as we will change our strategies to generally be more defensive.
"We cannot play like we did against Russia. You gave them storage space plus they punished the two of us. Ronaldo definitely will punish you if we the actual very same thing again, therefore don't like to repeat the 1st match."
Czech head and additionally talisman Tomas Rosicky stays a doubt, and also if he had been to skip, the Czechs would probably get a hold of it very hard to manage things in midfield. Rosicky replied he was optimistic related with beginning the match. "Soon after knowledge the opportunity of me beginning tomorrow is bigger," the Arsenal playmaker replied.
"I have trained today however we'll have to see the next day if I are able to play. We'll decide on how the injury reacts."
The front three related with Nani, Postiga and Ronaldo have demostrated up in the last 2 games as well as definitely will once more must bring their A game resistant to the Czechs, which will rely in Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to maintain the Portgual forwards at just gulf.
The Portgual protection of Pepe and additionally Bruno Alves can end up being tested if place below stress, and also manufacturers Petr Jiracek, Vaclav Pilar, simultaneously alongside 2 objectives each inside the tournament, as well as Milan Baros will be keen to do just that. Former Liverpool striker Baros has become disappointing thus far and also will be hoping to break his duck inside the quarterfinals.
However, all which apart, the combine with is regarding one dude. Exactly how a great deal ever soccer may very well be the ultimate team game, Portugal's chances of qualifying for the semis will hinge in Ronaldo. If the actual Madrid star can come up with the products for the second straight game within a high pressure situation, there can be bound to be particularly only one winner.

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