dimanche 30 mars 2014

Liverpool outclassed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday to surge to the top of the Premier League table and raise hopes of a first English title for 24 years.

An eighth successive victory for Brendan Rodgers's team lifted them two points clear of Chelsea with a much better goal difference and four ahead of Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

Liverpool will be champions if they win their six remaining games as City and Chelsea, who both dropped points on Saturday, still have to visit Anfield.

On a good day for Merseyside and a bad one for London sides, Liverpool's neighbours Everton won 3-1 at bottom club Fulham, taking them further ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham and keeping the pressure on Arsenal for the fourth Champions League place.

Liverpool have not won the English title since 1990, two years before the Premier League began. Having won 5-0 at Spurs in December, which led to the sacking of Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, they dominated from the start again.

It took only two minutes for the first of many defensive errors by the visitors, when Glen Johnson was allowed to cross from the right and force an own goal by Younes Kaboul.

Luis Suarez doubled the lead in the 25th minute with his 29th goal of the season, all in the League. That broke the Liverpool club record for a Premier League campaign, set by Robbie Fowler in 1995-96.

The Uruguayan's tally is all the more remarkable because he missed the first five games because of a long suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

Watched by former Liverpool goalscoring heroes Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish and Ian St John, Suarez almost got his 30th goal before half-time, Hugo Lloris just turning his header on to a post.

In the second half Brazilian Philippe Coutinho ran from just inside the Spurs half to score the third goal from 20 metres area and England midfielder Jordan Henderson's long free kick went straight in for the fourth.


For all Tottenham's weaknesses, it was another impressive performance by Liverpool under Rodgers, who has revitalised them in two seasons since joining from Swansea City, and they lead the standings for the first time since Christmas.

Manchester City dropped two points on Saturday when they were held 1-1 at Arsenal and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho declared it was "impossible" for his team to win the title after they suffered an unexpected 1-0 defeat by relegation strugglers Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Tottenham's hopes of finishing fifth were further diminished by Everton's victory over Fulham.

After an own goal by Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale, Ashkan Dejagah equalised with a fierce drive, but Everton hit back with late goals from substitutes Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith.

Everton are now four points behind Arsenal but have a game in hand and host the London side next Sunday. Their manager Roberto Martinez praised the team's character in winning a fifth successive game as well as his own substitutions, which transformed the game after a tired-looking first-half display.

Fulham's German manager Felix Magath, a specialist in saving sides from relegation during his time in the Bundesliga, has his work cut out to do the same with the West London club.

They remained bottom, five points from safety and one behind Sunderland, who host West Ham United on Monday.

dimanche 23 mars 2014

Atletico Madrid will need to win all nine remaining La Liga matches if they are to have a chance of pipping city neighbours Real and champions Barcelona to the title, according to captain Gabi.

Atletico's 2-0 win at bottom side Real Betis put them level on 70 points with Real at the top but their local rivals can restore their three-point advantage with a win at home to Barca, who are third on 66 points, in the 'Clasico' (2000 GMT) later on Sunday.

"We are feeling very strong, every day stronger," midfielder Gabi, who scored Atletico's opening goal at Betis's Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, told reporters.

"We have a lot of faith in the team as a group and we are working every day to keep pace with the top teams," he added.

"We have nine finals ahead of us and if we want to be up there at the top we have to win them all."

Atletico's impressive season under coach Diego Simeone means there is a genuine chance a team other than Real or Barca will win La Liga for the first time since Valencia were champions 10 years ago.

If Atletico and Real finish level on points, Atletico will take the title as they have a better head-to-head record thanks to this month's 2-2 draw at the Calderon and a 1-0 win at the Bernabeu in September.

Atletico are also through to the Champions League quarter-finals and will play Barca home and away at the start of next month.

 Barcelona are back in the Spanish title race after a
heart-stopping, controversial 4-3 win at Real Madrid, in one of the
most remarkable Clasicos of recent times.
Barca's hero was Lionel Messi with a match-winning hat-trick, two of
his goals coming from late disputed penalties. Andres Iniesta scored
Barca's other goals.
Karim Benzema scored twice for Real, world player Cristiano Ronaldo
put away their other goal. The whites were crippled by the sending
off of defender Sergio Ramos in one of Barca's penalties.
Barca's controversial win leaves Atletico Madrid - who won 2-0
earlier Sunday at Real Betis - top, level on Real on 70 points but
above them on the Spanish direct results system. Barca are third,
just one point behind the Madrid teams.
The clasico was preceded by a minute's silence for former Spanish
prime minister Adolfo Suarez, who died Sunday.
Iniesta gave Barca the lead in the eighth minute after being set up
by Messi, only for Benzema to quickly turn the game around with two
opportunistic goals.
Messi made it 2-2 for Barca just before half-time, but Ronaldo
restored Real's lead from the penalty spot after being pulled down by
Dani Alves.
The game turned on an incident in the 64th minute, when Ramos was
sent off for pulling down Barca's Neymar. Messi calmly made it 3-3
from the spot.
Barca then went for Real's throat, in the knowledge that only a win
would keep them in the title race. Alves hit Real's post, then Barca
were given a second penalty for a foul by Xabi Alonso on Iniesta.
Messi completed his hat-trick with his second penalty, and Barca had
scored their sixth win in the Bernabeu since 2009 in all
Earlier Sunday, Atletico Madrid went top with their win at Betis.
Atletico should have gone ahead in the 24th minute when Spain striker
Diego Costa seemed to have broken the deadlock, only for his goal to
be harshly disallowed for offside.
Betis, who are seven points adrift at the bottom and almost certainly
doomed, had striker Braian Rodriguez sent off in the 56th minute for
Three minutes later, Atletico's veteran captain Gabi made it 1-0 with
a blistering near-post drive, then Costa sealed the win after being
set up by a header from Koke.
"It was not easy for us in the first half, but everything changing
after the sending-off (of Rodriguez)," said Atletico coach Diego
"From then on, it was another match and we were able to increase our
speed. I am very pleased with this win, obviously."
Meanwhile, Betis striker Jorge Molina admitted that "it will be very
difficult now for us to avoid relegation. We didn't play badly, but
the red card was a bit harsh and left our game plan in ruins."
Later Sunday, Valencia beat local rivals Villarreal 2-1 at home, on a
brace from veteran midfielder Javi Fuego. Giovani dos Santos pulled a
goal back for the visitors but it came too late to save them.
The win took Valencia up to eighth and left Villarreal in seventh
place, one point behind sixth-placed Real Sociedad.
Earlier Sunday, Sevilla won 2-1 at lowly Osasuna to move into fifth
Promising youngster Jairo gave Sevilla the lead in the 28th minute
with a left-foot drive, after being set up by Vitolo.
A bizarre incident just before half-time sealed Osasuna's fate. Jairo
hit the crossbar with a powerful drive, Osasuna defender Damia
controlled the rebound but then picked up the ball with his hands,
believing he had been fouled by Vitolo.
Instead, to Osasuna's fury, a penalty was given for handball and
Carlos Bacca calmly made it 2-0 from the spot.
Carlos Acuna scored a consolation goal in stoppage time for the hosts
who are fifth from bottom.
It was Sevilla's fifth straight win and took them up to fifth, one
point above Real Sociedad.
They are also in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after
beating crosstown rivals Real Betis on penalties Thursday.

65'Sergio Ramos(out of the game) RED CARD

samedi 22 mars 2014

For the first time in years, Real Madrid will head into El Clasico knowing that even a defeat would not have an adverse effect on their La Liga title chances, while a win will only enhance them.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will take to the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid against their arch rivals Barcelona on Sunday three points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, while the Blaugrana are a further point behind in third. So even a loss for Los Blancos will see them stay at least level on points with their city rivals and one better off Gerardo Martino’s team.
Which is why Barcelona need to play 'the perfect match', as Andres Iniesta so bluntly puts it. A defeat would place the defending champions seven points off the pace, and that would essentially extinguish their title hopes. The Blaugrana warmed up for the Clasico with a 7-0 triumph over Osasuna at Camp Nou last weekend, but defeats to Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad away from home must still be fresh in their mind.
Coach Martino, who took over last summer, has often come in for criticisms from the Catalan club’s supporters, not just for some disappointing results, but also for tweaking the team’s style of football. The Argentine has often taken a more pragmatic approach in order to grind out matches, deploying the long ball system and asking his players to float in more crosses into the opponents’ area.
That has not gone down well among many Barcelona fans, who will be urging their team to win, and win in style, in Madrid. The last time the two sides met at Camp Nou back in October, goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez proved enough for a 2-1 victory, despite a late strike from Jese Rodriguez. That win saw Barca go six points clear at the top of the league table, and many wrote off Real Madrid’s chances of winning the Primera Division in Ancelotti’s first season in charge.
However, since that match, Real Madrid have gone from strength to strength and will head into Sunday’s encounter unbeaten in their last 31 competitive matches. Los Blancos have also booked their place in the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League quarter-finals (and so have Barcelona), with their attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo – known as the ‘BBC’ - scoring 76 of their 119 goals this campaign.
Not everything is doom and gloom for Barcelona, though. Their very own attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez have racked up 49 league goals, although Neymar is likely to get the nod ahead of the latter for the Clasico. Pedro has been sensational in recent months, while Messi has recovered from his hamstring injury and is back to his best. Comprehensive victories in both legs over Manchester City in the last-16 of the Champions League will have also boosted their confidence.
Yet there is a feeling that a win at the Bernabeu is beyond Barcelona, and a defeat is almost certainly going to throw them out of the title race. Last week ahead of their clash against Man City at Camp Nou, Javier Mascherano claimed that Barcelona are 'not dead yet'. But come Monday morning, and their La Liga title hopes may well be.
Players to watch:
Lionel Messi: The Argentine forward has struggled with injuries this season, but that has not deterred him from scoring 18 goals in 21 La Liga games and eight in five Champions League fixtures. The 26-year-old also became the Blaugrana’s all-time leading scorer with his hat-trick in their 7-0 home win against Osasuna last weekend, taking his tally to 17 goals in 18 matches in all competitions since his return from a hamstring injury in January. On occasions this campaign Messi has looked a bit disconcerted and confused in Martino’s more pragmatic approach, but he is now back to his best and will once again be leading his side’s attack in El Clasico.
Karim Benzema: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric all will be crucial for Real Madrid, but the French striker will be the key. This term the 26-year-old has reinvented himself, not only looking sharper and more agile after losing weight, but also showing more confidence and more intelligence when to pass the ball and when to shoot. The hard work that Benzema has put into his game since Madrid’s Clasico defeat in October is reflected in his 15 goals and six assists in 27 La Liga matches. Benzema will be leading the attack in a 4-3-3 formation and his movements, ability to link up his teammates and create space will be critical for Madrid in opening up the Barca defence.
Probable starting lineups:
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Daniel Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Xabi Alonso, Angel di Maria; Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo
Barcelona: Victor Valdes; Daniel Alves, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas; Neymar, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta
Prediction: Real Madrid have lost just once at home all season and, given the form that they are in at the moment, it will be really tough for the Blaugrana to change that record. However, Martino’s side do have the potential to pick up all three points at the Santiago Bernabeu and will most likely come away with a draw. Expect a few goals, though.

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vendredi 14 mars 2014

 Mario Gomez's goal put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 draw at Juventus in a Europa League last-16 first leg while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning 3-1 at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Germany striker Gomez had not scored since returning in February after five months out with a knee injury but tilted the tie in his team's favour with a 79th-minute strike while Real Betis tore up the form book to win 2-0 at local rivals Sevilla.

Jackson Martinez's superb finish and Helton's agile goalkeeping helped twice winners Porto beat Napoli 1-0 and Valencia played for more than an hour with 10 men but still beat Ludogorets 3-0 in Bulgaria.

The goals dried up for the previous round's big scorers Salzburg who were held to a 0-0 draw at Basel, ending a run of 14 successive wins in all competitions.

Gueida Fofana scored twice as Olympique Lyon comfortably beat Viktoria Plzen 4-1 and AZ Alkmaar won 1-0 at home to Anzhi Makhachkala.

jeudi 13 mars 2014

 Match USM Alger - TP Mazembe time is at 14:30 on 08-11-2015 caf champions league 2015.kikk off time of match USM Alger - TP Mazembe is on Gmt time

USM Alger - TP Mazembe

Referee: Ghead Grisha
Linesman: Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer
Linesman: Ahmed Hossam Taha

USM Alger Last 6 Matches

24.10.2015 ALG D1 USM Alger 2-2 RC Relizane
20.10.2015 ALG D1 RC Arbaa 1-2 USM Alger
17.10.2015 ALG D1 CR Belouizdad 1-2 USM Alger
12.10.2015 ALG D1 USM Alger 3-2 MO Béjaïa
03.10.2015 CAF CCL USM Alger 0-0 Al Hilal Al Sudani
27.09.2015 CAF CCL Al Hilal Al Sudani 1-2 USM Alger

TP Mazembe Last 6 Matches

04.10.2015 CAF CCL TP Mazembe 3-0 Merreikh Al Sudan
26.09.2015 CAF CCL Merreikh Al Sudan 2-1 TP Mazembe
12.09.2015 CAF CCL TP Mazembe 5-0 Maghreb Tétouan
23.08.2015 CAF CCL Al Hilal Al Sudani 1-0 TP Mazembe
08.08.2015 CAF CCL TP Mazembe 1-0 Semouha Club
24.07.2015 CAF CCL Semouha Club 0-2 TP Mazembe

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lundi 10 mars 2014

Manchester City's hopes of an unprecedented quadruple were in tatters on Sunday after holders Wigan Athletic repeated their FA Cup heroics with a stunning 2-1 victory in their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium.

Jordi Gomez's first-half penalty and a tap-in by James Perch gave Wigan, who beat City 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley last May, a place in this year's semi-finals against Arsenal.

City, who won the League Cup last Sunday and need to overturn a two-goal deficit to Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League tie next week, looked jaded against their second-tier opponents until they staged a thrilling late fightback.

Frenchman Samir Nasri made City's breakthrough in the 68th minute with a sweet 20-metre left-foot strike.

Substitute Edin Dzeko came within inches of forcing a replay, but Emmerson Boyce produced a remarkable last-ditch block and Wigan, managed by former City favourite Uwe Rosler, held on.

In the other quarter-finals played on Sunday, Sheffield United beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 and Hull City defeated Sunderland 3-0 to set up the second semi-final.

Arsenal beat Everton 4-1 on Saturday.
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