Sunday, 17 September 2017

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: London derby ends in stalemate as David Luiz sees Red

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: London derby ends in stalemate as David Luiz sees Red

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Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: London derby ends in stalemate as David Luiz sees Red

I've never seen arsenal defend in such a ruthless manner before, but a lucky Chelsea have manage to pull out a draw.
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chelsea v arsenal

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Despite the flurry of chances created in Sunday's London derby involving Chelsea and Arsenal, the game ended in a stalemate.

The Blues ended the game with a man less after David Luis was given a red card

Aaron Ramsey dribbled into the Chelsea penalty area, sneaking between Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz, and after the Welshman’s shot came back off the post an off-balance Lacazette contrived to hook the ball over the bar from five yards out.

Earlier, Danny Welbeck and Pedro had good chances to score.

Arsenal striker Welbeck headed wide from close range after being found by Hector Bellerin’s right-wing cross.

Bellerin was soon causing problems for Chelsea again, this time by getting in behind Marcos Alonso and pulling the ball back for Lacazette, whose first-time effort was kept out by Thibaut Courtois.

Keeper Courtois was then called into action again, this time to hold a firmly-struck shot from Sead Kolasinac.

At the other end, Pedro was denied by Arsenal’s former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech after being put through by Cesc Fabregas’ pass.

The visitors threatened again just after the half-hour mark when Grant Xhaka sent a 30-yard shot narrowly wide.

And they would have taken the lead had Lacazette been able to find the target after Ramsey’s effort had struck the woodwork.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Harry Redknapp: Birmingham City sack manager after poor run

Harry Redknapp: Birmingham City sack manager after poor run

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Harry Redknapp: Birmingham City sack manager after poor run

Veteran manager Harry Redknapp was sacked by second-tier Birmingham City on Saturday after a 3-1 home defeat by Preston, the club announced.

Harry Redknapp Sacked By Birmingham

Harry Redknapp
The 70-year-old, whose coaching career has included Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth, was briefly hailed as a saviour after he kept Birmingham in the division last term having taken over following a disastrous spell in charge by Italian Gianfranco Zola.

However, despite an influx of players in the close season, Birmingham suffered a sixth successive defeat and have just four points from eight league matches.

“Blues have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp,” read a terse statement form the club.

Redknapp, who had been in charge for just 13 matches, had appeared not to be aware of an impending decision although he accepted the blame for the abject display in Saturday’s match.

“The players have got to adjust to the Championship if they are going to survive in this league. It was horrendous defending in the middle of the park,” he said.

“I didn’t tell them to do that, that’s for sure, but I take the blame — that’s the way the game is.”
Less than five months in charge

Birmingham signed 14 players during the summer transfer window, but six defeats from their first eight league games in 2017-18 saw Redknapp become the first managerial casualty of the Championship season.

Saturday's 3-1 home loss to Preston was the ex-West Ham and QPR boss' final match in charge of the Blues.

Redknapp initially worked without asking for payment from Blues for the final three games of 2016-17, having replaced Gianfranco Zola.

Birmingham are 23rd in the table after their first eight league games, above only winless, newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers.

Carsley, 43, who was previously head coach at Brentford on an interim basis in 2015, steps up from the role of development squad manager at Birmingham.

Redknapp 'enjoying the job'

Speaking after the loss to Preston but before his departure was announced, Redknapp told BBC WM 95.6: "Fans deserve better and that was my motivation to carry on this season.

"I do not come to work because I need the money, I enjoy the job and leaving home at 5.15 every morning. I would love to be the manager to bring some success to Birmingham."

Redknapp had replaced Zola 16 hours after the Italian's resignation in April, following the Blues' dismal run of two wins in 24 matches under the former Chelsea forward.

When Gary Rowett was sacked in December, Blues had been seventh in the table, outside the play-off places only on goal difference, but they narrowly survived relegation on the final day thanks to a 1-0 win at Bristol City.

Birmingham's next match on Saturday, 23 September is away to Rowett's current side, Derby County.
Match Preview : Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid

Match Preview : Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid

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Match Preview : Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid

On Sunday, Los Blancos will go all out in need of a league win to get back on track but face opponents boasting a perfect record so far this season

Real Madrid schedule

In this analysis, Real Madrid will need to end Real Sociedad's perfect start to the season to get back to winning ways in La Liga come Sunday. Zinedine Zidane's men, who have collected five points from three games, visit Anoeta to face a side that has won three out of three in the league and also defeated Rosenborg in the Europa League on Thursday night. In their two games on home turf, Eusebio's side has scored seven goals and all of which ended in a clean sheet. 

Real Madrid schedule match for the weekend 17thSeptember 2017 
Sunday 17th September Spanish 
La Liga 
Real Sociedad 19:45 Real Madrid 

Real Sociedad Possible lineup 

Sociedad are unlikely to make major changes on the back of their superb start but look set to be without Inigo Martinez and Mikel Oyarzabal, who have not trained due to injuries, as well as Raul Navas, Carlos Martinez and Jon Guridi. The main selection dilemma for Eusebio will be out wide, where Adnan Januzaj and Juanmi could come back in having been rested for the Europa League win over Rosenborg. 
Potential starting XI:
Rulli; Odriozola, Elustondo, Llorente, Rodrigues; Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Januzaj, Willian Jose, Juanmi. 

Real Madrid Predicted Lineup 

 Cristiano Ronaldo serves the final match of his ban and Marcelo joins him among the disciplinary absentees having been sent off against Levante. Mateo Kovacic is looking at two months on the sidelines with an adductor injury and Karim Benzema is also out, but Marco Asensio should return after his leg infection. 
Potential starting XI: 
Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Theo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco; Bale, Asensio. 

You can get Madrid Fixtures For September Here


 The team Madrid will face on sunday 'Sociedad' lost only four matches at Anoeta last season and look an even better side this season, so Madrid will not have an easy route back to winning ways in league action. Bookmark this page to get more of :
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Real Madrid schedule for September 2017

Real Madrid schedule for September 2017

Real Madrid schedule Real Madrid schedule for September 2017

As Ronaldo scored a brace in their last champions league game, we will bring to you the teams that Madrid will be playing in their next game and all others in the month of September.

Real Madrid schedule
Here comes the must win games if they must keep the pace with contenders in the league as well in the bid to defend their champions league title.
Can they win all their matches in september.
We shall be revealing that here.

Real Madrid schedule And Time for September 2017

Sunday 17th September
Spanish La Liga
Real Sociedad 19:45 Real Madrid

Wednesday 20th September
Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid 21:00 Real Betis

Saturday 23rd September
Spanish La Liga
Alaves     15:15   Real Madrid

Tuesday 26th September
UEFA Champions League
Borussia Dortmund  19:45  Real Madrid

Real Madrid Schedule in Picture:

Those are the games Real Madrid will be playing in the month of september.
I hope this post on Real Madrid schedule helps, if so lets know your sugestion in the comment box. 
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Arsenal must score first if they are to get result at Chelsea, says Paul Merson

Arsenal must score first if they are to get result at Chelsea, says Paul Merson

Arsenal must score first if they are to get result at Chelsea, says Paul Merson

Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes his old side have to score first in order to have any hope of getting a good result against Chelsea this weekend.

The Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge in somewhat unconvincing form, with their only wins this season coming against Leicester City, Bournemouth and FC Cologne.

Alexis Sanchez magic compensates for early wobble vs Cologne
Arsene Wenger has a dreadful recent record away to Arsenal’s main ‘big six’ rivals, and hasn’t won away to Chelsea since all the way back in the 2011/12 season.
Merson isn’t confident the north Londoners can eschew subjugate this time, presaging a 3-0 win for the Premier League champions.
Arsenal legend expounds the only way Gunners can eschew a drubbing at Chelsea

However, the former England international says Arsenal could make it interesting if they get the first goal, as they gain confidence in those situations, whereas they simply collapse if they go behind.
‘It’s all about the first goal. If Arsenal score first you will watch and think “wow, they look decent”,’ Merson told Sky Sports.
‘They will be confident and they have good players who look decent when they are winning.

Hector Bellerin reveals the change that sparked Arsenal's comeback vs Cologne
‘But when they are losing too many of them just go completely and utterly missing. The shape goes out of the window and if they let in the first goal it could be anything.
‘People are saying to me “what a good result against Bournemouth” but if you could have handpicked any team to play last week it was Bournemouth.
‘If Arsenal score first it will be a very interesting match but I don’t think they will.’

Arsenal 3-1 Cologne:- 5 Things We Learned from the Gunners Europa League opener

Arsenal 3-1 Cologne:- 5 Things We Learned from the Gunners Europa League opener

Arsenal 3-1 Cologne:- 5 Things We Learned from the Gunners Europa League opener 

Arsenal put off-field chaos behind them to come from behind and claim victory in their Europa League opener against Cologne.

Crowd trouble outside the Emirates meant kick-off was delayed by an hour with 20,000 German supporters having descended on London.
And when Jhon Cordoba fired the visitors ahead early in the piece, it looked like being a nightmare evening for the hosts.

But Arsene Wenger's side rallied in the second half with Sead Kolasinac levelling shortly after the break.
Alexis Sanchez's stunner made it 2-1, before Hector Bellerin sealed the deal nine minutes from time.

Here are five talking points from the Emirates:

1. Off-field chaos delays kick-off

Around 20,000 Cologne fans arrived in London to support their team, despite the away allocation being just under 3,000.
Stewards and police were forced to hold spectators outside the stadium amid safety fears, before turnstiles were eventually opened with a one-hour delay to kick-off announced.

Thousands of Cologne fans had managed to attain tickets in home sections of the Emirates, with some trying to gain access to the away end from inside the ground.

Four arrests were made, and it's unlikely we've heard the last of it.

2. Wenger wins game with tactical adjustment

Arsene Wenger made plenty of changes with Chelsea in mind and it was evident from the start that the 3-4-3 was not working.

At 0-1, Wenger switched it up to a 4-2-3-1 and it worked: substitute Sead Kolasinac used the ball well in deeper areas and Alexis Sanchez was able to run at Cologne from the left channel.

Will the Gunners boss be brave enough to not match up the Blues on Sunday? Or will he fall into the trap of mimicking Antonio Conte with a system that still may not entirely suit his squad.

3. All is forgiven with Sanchez

It was only a few weeks ago the Chilean was looking to move to Manchester City, with the Citizens launching a Deadline Day bid for the forward.

Arsenal were unable to sign Thomas Lemar as a replacement, meaning the 28-year-old was forced to stay put in north London.

He's since returned for the Gunners, and featured in their 4-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool in the Premier League. His body language during the game only added to the idea he no longer wants to be at the Emirates.
But against Cologne is seems everything was suddenly forgiven.
Sanchez showed exactly why Arsene Wenger was so keen to keep hold of him with a stunning long-range strike to ensure Arsenal took all three points from the fixture. Football is a fickle game.

4. Kolasinac can become match-winner for Gunners

Whether Wenger was saving Kolasinac for Sunday or not remains to be seen, but the former Schalke star has proven to be decisive in the final third.
His strength also helps the Gunners defend better from set-pieces and his composure on the ball offers a better outlet down the left flank.
The Gunners may look for Kolasinac's quality on the ball as a mainstay of their attack and should he link up with Alexis Sanchez on a regular basis, Wenger may have the luxury of one of the best left sides in the Premier League.

5. Cologne's struggles continue

After three games of the Bundesliga season, Cologne are bottom having lost all three matches, scoring just one goal and shipping seven.

They will have seen the Europa League as a welcome distraction and a chance to turn their season around, and will have been buoyed by the early goal.

But old frailties were exploited by the Gunners after the break, and there would be no joyous return to European competition after 25 years away.
Aiteo Cup: How Akwa United destroyed 3SC at the Nest of Champion

Aiteo Cup: How Akwa United destroyed 3SC at the Nest of Champion

Aiteo Cup: How Akwa United destroyed 3SC at the Nest of Champion

Akwa United  5-1 3SC of Ibadan

Forward Amaechi Orji came off the bench to score a sensational hat trick to help Akwa United thrash Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan 5-1 in the Aiteo cup Round of 16 match on Wednesday at the Godswill Akapbio International Stadium in Uyo.

Hassan Babangida put the Promise keepers ahead in the 5th minute after his wonderful solo effort destabilized the visitor's defense for him to find an opening to beat the goalkeeper at the near post.
Christian Pyagbara had the chance to extend his team's lead four minutes later but his effort went agonizingly wide after breezing through 3SC's back line.
The striker's miss became the visitor's blessing as Abu Azeez, unmarked in Akwa United's box lashed onto a loose ball to equalise for his team in the 14th minute.

Coach Abdu Maikaba's team took control of the game after the visitor's equaliser. Chigozie Chilekwu, Christopher Lolo and Cyril Olisema stamped their authority and robbed 3SC of all possession in the midfield.

United suffered what looked like a set back going forward when Hassan Babangida copped an injury. The forward was swiftly replaced by Amaechi Orji just before the half hour mark.

Musa Newman received a great pass after a brilliant exchange of passes by his teammates but was dangerously hacked from behind.

Amaechi Orji then stepped forward to curled in a superb freekick from range to score his first goal of the season and his team's second of the game in the 38th minute as the home team went in to half time break with a 2-1 lead.
On resumption of play, Akwa United continued from where they left off before the break, a swift attacking move between Olisema, 

Pyagbara and Newman fell on the path of Amaechi who skipped past his marker and unleashed a low drive into the back of the net for his second of the game.

Akwa United increased in confidence as they continue to dominate. A devilish ball into the visitor's box caused panic after 3SC's goalkeeper mistimed his run and punched the ball onto the path of Amaechi who hit with excellent precision from 30 yards to compete his hat trick and gave his team a 4-1 lead seven minutes into the second half.

3SC who were completely outplayed by their host, made tactical substitutions including goalkeeper Tempe Charles who was replaced by Uweru Michael. 

The substitute goalkeeper was also made to experience the unstoppable force of Akwa United when he was mesmerized by Cyril Olisema's shot which rattled the crossbar.

Coach Maikaba introduced Michael Ibeh and Gideon Julius into the game replacing Musa Newman and Cyril Olisema. But it was Christian Pyagbara that scored in injury time after a great combination play with Michael Ibeh as the Promise keepers recorded an emphatic victory and advance to the quarter finals.

The 2015 Champions will know their quarter final opponent when the draws are conducted in Lagos.

The quarter final and semi final stage of the competition will be played on home and away basis. The winner of the Aiteo cup will join Enyimba to represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.