Browsing 2013-2014 season

Match Highlights – Manchester United vs Olympiakos, Dortmund vs Zenit

Posted on 19 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

In a match that meant everything to Manchester United, they came through big time, getting a hat trick from Robin van Persie as they beat Olympiakos 3-0 to erase the two goal deficit from the first match and find themselves in the quarterfinals. Dortmund lost 2-1 at home to Zenit, but it was still enough for them to make it into the last eight as well. More

Match Highlights – Chelsea vs Galatasaray, Real Madrid vs Schalke

Posted on 18 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

In one of the most predictable and slightly boring nights of Champions League football we’ve had this season, Real Madrid had no problem beating Schalke once more with a 3-1 victory in the second leg, while Chelsea didn’t stumble in their tricky encounter with Galatasaray, beating the Turkish side 2-0 to make it into the quarterfinals. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Might Get Fired Before the End of the Season

Posted on 18 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

All through this very disappointing season, it seemed the only Manchester United faction completely behind keeping David Moyes were the members of the board, including the man who chose him for the job, Alex Ferguson. But there are growing concerns within the club that the implications of this continuing failure will have long term reprecussions, which means the manager’s job might become available in the next few weeks if results don’t get better. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Flexing His Clasico Muscles

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

As important as it might for Lionel Messi to notch up another goalscoring achievement for Barcelona, his hat trick won’t be very memorable if we’ll see nothing from this performance a few days from now, as the team play their second Clasico of the season, this time without a shadow of the doubt putting the title on the line. More

Arsenal FC – Mesut Ozil Really Helpful When He Doesn’t Play

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

More than anything, Arsenal needed toughness and bravery in the North London derby. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics to fit a team out to bite on counter attacks and then sit back and defend. The plan worked well with Tomas Rosicky providing the goal and eventual winner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla did a great job in the middle of the pitch and Mesut Ozil played his part by not being available, which actually helped his team. More

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney & Robin van Persie Stuck With David Moyes

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s hard to put a finger on just one thing David Moyes did in a humiliating loss for Manchester United against their biggest rivals. From the defense with Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic which looked scared and panicked, to the non existent midfield with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. The wings, with two players not built for this kind positioning or physicality in Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj, while two forwards in Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are made useless by wrong tactics and zero sense of confidence and drive. More

Liverpool FC – Steven Gerrard, More Than a Penalty King

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

Almost every goal Steven Gerrard has scored this season came from the penalty spot, but there’s more to him, and to the Liverpool team Brendan Rodgers needed about a season and a bit to mold, than just making the most of set pieces, as the striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge create havoc even when they don’t score, Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen do the work of three or four players in the middle of the pitch while the Raheem Sterling surprise might have hurt his individual performance, but worked out perfectly in the grand scheme of things. More

Match Highlights – Tottenham vs Arsenal

Posted on 16 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

The North London derby is swept by Arsenal this season, giving a atypical defensive, combative and sluggish performance at White Hart Lane, claiming an ultra important 1-0 win over Tottenham thanks to a sublime Tomas Rosicky goal, putting back in direct contention of the Premier League title. More

Match Highlights – Manchester United vs Liverpool

Posted on 16 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

One of the more interesting things about the 3-0 win for Liverpool at the Old Trafford over Manchester United was that they didn’t play all that well and were probably deserving of at least one more penalty kick, with Steven Gerrard converting two of them (and missing one), getting help from Luis Suarez to make it an official humiliating result. More

Chelsea FC – Jose Mourinho is Right to Complain About Chris Foy

Posted on 16 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

Most of the times what we get from Jose Mourinho are mind games, but even through his attempts to help Chelsea out by the things he says in the media, blurbs of truth and honesty come out. His team might not have won, but there’s no doubt they were set back by some terrible officiating from Chris Foy and his crew. More