Real Madrid tied Villarreal on Wednesday at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu and they were to make a trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria island in hopes of clinching all 3 points against the Yellows. The home team, however, disagreed with the intentions of Los Blancos and fought hard in order to crush the Royal dreams. And they succeeded! Zidane’s men took the lead twice in the game but Las Palmas managed to equalize on both occasions, setting the final result at 2-2.
Sports scores news and online sportsbooks of course did not expect such a result: basically everyone expected Real Madrid to shine. It doesn’t happen very often that they lose points in 2 consecutive league games. However, they did so this time and their confident lead over Barcleona, which could have risen up to 5 points, decreased to 1 point only, although they still lead La Liga. After losing 4 points in 4 days against 2 yellow teams, they will play at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night against Die Schwarzgelben. Good luck against the other Yellows!
Meanwhile, Barcelona tied Atletico de Madrid in the midweek round of La Liga which meant they couldn’t decrease their disadvantage over Los Merengues at that point. However, like many online betting sites in Spain predicted, Barca were not capable of losing points in 2 games in a row, unlike their ancient rivals. They played at Sporting Gijón’s home and trashed their opponent by 0-5.
Premier League was full of great matches this weekend, let’s start with the biggest and most passionate derby in our championship review: Arsenal v Chelsea. The encounter was expected to be tight despite the fact that Chelsea are not even close to be at their best so far. They are only 8th in the league with their 10 points, however, they are likely to be in the top 6 at least by the end of the season.
Arsenal are rather in a good form, they won 4 out of 6 league games they had so far this season. And they didn’t let their fans down in the city derby: Sanchez, Walcott and Özil scored for the Gunners, setting the final result at 3-0. Quite a convincing performance, one which they haven’t really managed to achieve against Chelsea in the past few seasons. Arsenal are third in Premier League with 13 points thanks to this win.
Manchester City played against Swansea away. Pep Guardiola’s men keep winning so far: 6/6, 100%, 18 points, terrific way to start a season. Of course they lead the league. A bit of a surprise that Tottenham are second with 14 points. These two are the only unbeaten teams in the Premier League. Spur seized a 1-2 victory in Middlesbrogouh.
Another match that was highly expected by online gambling news was the derby between maybe the most prestigious English club Manchester United and last season’s champions Leicester City. However, the game ended up being a rather one-sided one: Mourinho’s Red Devils won the first half by 4-0. The second half was only played because it was obligatory, but nothing exciting happened then, except for that one goal that Leicester’s Demarai Gray scored, ending the match at 4-1. United came up to the 6th position with this triumph over last season’s odds upsetting heroes.
Bundesliga is not the most exciting one of domestic leagues in the past few years. Nobody even knows when the last time it actually has been exciting was. Bayern Munich has been dominating the league and this year doesn’t seem to be any different either. They won 5 out of 5 games so far and are already 3 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. However, they almost managed to lose 2 points against HSV: Kimmich ended up scoring the winning and only goal of the game in the 88th minute.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other has, continues playing in a convincing form before hosting Real Madrid. The Black and Yellow side hosted Freiburg on Friday and left no questions: Aubameyang took the lead for them and Piszczek scored the second. Philipp brought back hopes for the away side but Guerrero, who came in as a substitute, scored another for BVB in the 91st minute, ending the match at 3-1.
Hertha Berlin started the season in an incredible form and won 3 out of their first 3 league games, surprising all Bundesliga betting tips at the time. However, they met Bayern Munich in the 4th round who ended their terrific series of triumph. In the fifth round on Saturday, they were hosted by Eintracht Frankfurt and played a fantastic game: HBSC took the lead but Frankfurt were leading 2-1 at half time. By the 65th minute, Hertha were leading again by 2-3 and were wining until the very last second when Frankfurt’s Hector equalized and set the final result at 3-3.
Italian football is not living its best days every since the Calciopoli scandal. However, we can still regard Serie A as one of the best domestic leagues in European club football. Gambling news do so at least and the latest sports scores in the last few Champions League seasons also force us to take at least Juventus seriously. They stand out of all the other Italian clubs.
Yet they suffered against Palermo this weekend: they almost managed to hold a goalless draw Juve won eventually by 0-1 with an own goal. They have 15 points after 6 rounds thanks to this. The second best Italian team is Napoli, who hosted Chievo and won by 2-0. Napoli are the only unbeaten team in Serie A. They are only 1 point behind the Turin-based rivals…
FC Barcelona hosted Real Madrid on Saturday night at Camp Nou. Preliminary El Clásico betting tips predicted easy win for the home team.
It’s not that El Clásico betting tips would be useless to read or anything like that, but we always must expect an El Clásico to offer something interesting. That is what happened this time as well: something completely unexpected happened, but let’s not get that far into the future. Let’s see what happened this weekend.
The most important thing that we must notice was how all gambling facts were in favour of betting on the Blaugrana: Luis Enrique’s men have not lost a single game out of their last 34 matches at Camp Nou, and counting all competitions, they have been undefeated for 39 games in a row.
On the other hand, there was the underachieving Real Madrid, with an inexperienced trainer, trying to pick up the trash that Rafa Benitez has left. In addition, Barca won in Madrid’s stadium by a humiliating 4-0, how could the Merengues stop them this time, when it seems even easier for the Catalan side?
If we had needed more assurance on how to bet on Barca v Real, checking out El Clásico betting tips certainly made sure we have no doubts about Barcelona winning by at least two goals. Online betting sites also showcased easy victory for Barca: the odds for their success were 1.57 (4/7) at Bet365, while those for Los Blancos were 5.50 (9/2).
And that’s exactly what we had expected before the game hasd started. In addition, that’s the exact same feeling we could have had after watching the first half of the game: Real Madrid slightly even tried to attack, they were there to defend. However, the Catalan side were also achieving under the expectations as they hardly ever had occasions to score a goal as well.
Luckily the second half did bring a much better entertainment for football fans. El Clásico betting tips seemed to become true as Gerard Piqué took the lead for the Blaugrana with a great header in the 56th minute. Only 6 minutes later, Real Madrid hit Barca on a perfect counter attack, of which Benzema scored a beautiful goal eventually. The Madrid managed to equalize and they had the chance to start building up their game again.
However, it didn’t go as easy as it sounds. The referee hasn’t been on top of the game all night, and he proved his skills against in the 80th minute, where he almost robbed Real Madrid the victory. Cristiano Ronaldo got the ball on the left flank, crosses in to the long side and Gareth Bale’s header finds its way into the goal. It was completely legal, yet the referee disallowed it for reasons unknown and impossible to understand.
Barcelona players looked incredibly exhausted by that time but still they seemed to be in favour of winning the game. Especially from the 83rd minute, when Sergio Ramos made another wrong tackle. It earned him his second one of the game, which he exchanged for a red card. 10-men Real Madrid against Barcelona at Camp Nou… protecting the draw would be perfectly enough for any other team…
…Any other team, but the Royal Club! Despite the bad form they have been playing this season, despite the robbed goal, despite Ramos’s red card they once again managed to overcome everything and win the game! It happened in the 85th minute when 3-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo turned over the score and won the game for his team.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in a game like this, despite all odds and by proving all preliminary El Clásico betting tips wrong. The next step is the Champions League, where Real Madrid will face Wolfsburg, while Barca’s rival are Atlético Madrid before the semi-finals. We will see how the defeat affected the Blaugrana, but it might give much more hope to the Rojiblancos.
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With no shortage of headline grabbing stories over the last seven days perhaps we should take a moment to review some of the most important from last week
Fourteen people were shot dead, and another 21 injured, in the latest mass shooting in the US that occurred last week at a Christmas party organized for the employees of the San Bernardino Public Health Department. Syed Rizwan Farook, who had left the party after a dispute, and his wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire with a selection of automatic weapons, and were shot dead after a police pursuit later in the day. The FBI are investigating it as an act of terrorism after explosives were found at the home the couple, in their twenties, shared with their six month old child.
COP21, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, was held in Le Bourget, Paris, last week with a vast array of world leaders making speeches encouraging delegates to arrive at, for the first time, a “binding and universal” agreement on the planet’s response to this global crisis. Despite public pressure however, many observers feel the differences in vested interests between developed and developing nations may prevent anything but a very watered down compromise treaty being signed.
British Prime Minister David Cameron led the call for an expansion of UK airstrikes against so-called Islamic State last week with parliament debating and then voting on including targets within the territory of Syria. Opposed by Jeremy Corben, leader of the Labour party the government carried the vote with 66 opposition MPs voting with them, including Labour foreign affairs spokesman Hillary Benn who made a well-received impassioned plea for continued military action against the extremists.
In sport Real Madrid, who have been busy readying their appeal against expulsion from the Copa del Rey for fielding ineligible players during their 3-1 win over Cadiz, answered critics with four first half goals against Getafe to remain in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona. Will they catch up and overtake their big rivals? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out but in the meantime here’s a look back at some of the major stories we covered from around the world over the last seven days.
1. PokerStars’ Ronaldo hosted a celebrity poker tournament and he also played reaching second place.
2. The most unpredictable Premier League season ever is unfolding in front of our eyes.
3. New market statistics showed that Australia gambling has hit a record high, with Australians spending more money on gambling now than ever before.
4. An FBI was underway regarding the Sepp Blatter bribery scandal. The FIFA president was being investigated for allegedly accepting bribes from sports marketing company ISL.
5. The new Kardashian-West baby name was announced, and it was Saint West. It is another ridiculous baby name from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who named their first child North West.
6. A new solution emerged from the internet about how Chelsea can become champions again next season.
Meanwhile the wreck of the San Jose, a Spanish galleon sunk in 1708 by the British, often described as the “holy grail” of sunken vessels was discovered off the port city of Cartagena. The galleon was carrying a fortune in gold, silver, gems and jewelry, today worth some $1 billion, that the Spanish King was to use as finance for his war of succession. Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President said the find “constitutes one of the greatest discoveries of submerged patrimony in the history of mankind.” He also announced the construction of a museum in Cartagena to house some of the wreck’s treasures.
Pedro has left his home team FC Barcelona after spending his entire life in the capital of Catalonia. He has been member of the first squad since 2008 and has been an important member of the squad, even though he was substitute for the past few years.
Now he became the new member of José Mourinho’s men, and the British media is extremely thrilled about this deal. Several gambling sites believe Pedro’s signature was a great capture for the London-based side, while others believe Chelsea needs other reinforcements as well.
Online gambling news in the United Kingdom report that José Mourinho is extremely happy with his new player. Pedro strengthens the squad of Chelsea greatly in the attacking third, even though the team needs reinforcement in the defensive line as soon as possible as the transfer window is about to shut down until January.
Pedro has already made his debut in the London-based side and he scored a goal and assisted in his very first match for his new club. He seems to have adapted immediately at the Blues thanks to reuniting with his previous teammate at the Catalan side, CescFabregas, who left Barcelona for Chelsea, just like Pedro did.
Rumours believed that Pedro was wanted by both Manchester-based sides however he chose the Premier League title holders instead of the Red Devils or the Citizens. Pedro said the main reason behind his decision was Mourinho, who personally convinced him to join Chelsea.
The Portuguese manager did not fail to praise his new player after his fantastic debut against West Bromwich Albion. He said there are doubts towards many players whether or not they will be able to adapt to their new clubs, however there was no question in Pedro’s abilities as he is a very good player who was sure to perform well.
Pedro not only managed to be the main figure in setting up a goal and scoring the other one himself, but he also showed how a motivated football player looks like. He attacked the ball whenever it was possible, by fighting for every ball and tried to make the best out of every situation that arose in front of him.
His wished to collect and possess the ball at all times – facts that made him stand out in his debuting game in the Premier League. He played a creative, attractive style of football with which he was the best player in the attacking third of Chelsea. Further incredible performances are expected of the Catalan attacking midfielder.
British gambling news also like to highlight the fact that Chelsea were not the only side to show interest in signing Pedro. The two Manchester-based teams, United as well as City were both keen on capturing the Catalan player, however eventually both Louis Van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini respectively were left without him.
Pedro has held a press conference right after his presentation in his new club. During this conference he answered all questions posed by the journalists. They mainly asked him about the reasons why he chose Mourinho’s men while there were other clubs who would have liked to buy him as well.
The Spanish player replied that he knew about Manchester City’s and Manchester United’s willingness to sign him. However, he said that according to his opinion, the main reason behind his final decision was the fact that Chelsea showed more interest in his style of play and that is why he chose them.
Chelsea were the fastest club to make an official transfer offer for the 28-year-old player who is hungry for great victories. His ambitions are a match with the expectations of Mourinho’s men, whose main target for this season is to defend their Premier League championship in addition to show improvements in the Champions League as well.
Pedro also told reporters that he would have liked to stay at Barcelona and retire there, however he knows that football does not work that way. He signed a 4-year contract in June because he enjoyed his life in Catalonia, but later on he admitted that his situation would not change and needed to find a new club in order to be able to play regularly.
“I wanted to leave to have more playing time. Now I have new challenges and the opportunity to continue to play” he said. The attacking midfielder also said he hopes not to face Barcelona because it is the club of his heart. Pedro played 128 La Liga games during his 8 years at Barcelona, and scored 59 goals.
Barcelona and Sevilla played a UEFA Super Cup final in Georgia that will stuck in our memories forever.
Tbilisi hosted a game on Tuesday night that will remain in the memories of sports scores followers for long. The UEFA Super Cup was special before it started. This was the first such game in Tbilisi, Georgia. And this was the first occasion, when the Europa League winners arrived with a spot secured in the Champions League through their cup victory. Not to mention that we saw another all-Spanish final.
Luis Enrique’s side had the task to reach their fifth UEFA Super Cup victory, but they almost slipped on the way. However they only threw their three-goal lead, not the whole game. Pedro saved them again, and probably for the last time. Barcelona leveled AC Milan’s achievement, winning a record five UEFA Super Cups. Though Pedro is about to leave, this team have the chance to defend their Champions League title. They are 4.00 (3/1) favorites at Bet365 in that regard, while Sevilla is available at 81.00 (80/1).
It was Pedro Rodriguez again. The forward, who won everything a footballer ever can, scored the winner in the 115th minute of a UEFA Super Cup. He did it again after 2009. In the same minute. And this will possibly be his last goal for Barcelona. At least this term, as latest gambling news report that he is on the way to Manchester United indeed.
Sevilla’s Argentine midfielder Ever Banega opened the scoring with a beautiful free-kick in the third minute. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had no chance. This was the fastest goal in a UEFA Super Cup final. However, in further 13 minutes it was Barcelona who had the lead. Lionel Messi first mirrored Banega’s free-kick and found Beto’s net from just outside the penalty area. Then he smashed in another free-kick to the near corner from much further, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
Barcelona added two more through Rafinha and Luis Suarez, so it was 4-1 in the 52nd minute. The game seemed to be settled, so Barca slowed down. But it was far from over, as Unai Emery’s side had the determination and the energy to come back. Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro both scored to make it 4-3 with 20 minutes to go. After both were substituted, their double’s equalized, as Ciro Immobile set up a goal for Yevhen Konoplyanka. So it was 4-4, and Barcelona had to deploy Pedro for the extra time, who duly scored the winner for Barca after another free kick from Messi.
After the UEFA Super Cup, Lionel Messi said that he was lucky with his free kicks. Barcelona won the match 5-4 against Sevilla, and the Argentine genius scored two goals from free-kicks in the first 16 minutes. He has now 80 goals in UEFA club competitions, online mobile news report, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a record of course.
It was the first occasion in his career when Messi managed to score two goals from free-kicks in a single game. He said, “I’ve just been lucky enough to score those and I’m very happy the team won and very grateful to everyone for their support and such a warm welcome.”
The UEFA Super Cup is Barca’s first trophy in the 2015-16 season, but in the fourth in this calendar year. Next they will have a shot at the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao. The first match is on Friday. Messi also commented the trophy count. He said, “The key thing is to win and to win as many trophies as possible. Winning today was significant because of what the UEFA Super Cup represents in terms of starting the season on the right foot, so we’re delighted. All trophies are great.”
Unai Emery, the head coach of Sevilla was proud of his players after the UEFA Super Cup final. Sevilla was able to come back from 4-1 and take the game into overtime against Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world. They had to leave Tbilisi with empty hands however, as Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner for Barcelona in the 115th minute.
Emery thinks that Barca’s Lionel Messi had a major role in the victory. The Argentine scored two goals from free-kicks, while Pedro hit the winner after another Messi shot. Emery said, “I want to congratulate Lionel Messi too – his ability to play at the highest level with Barcelona and their consistency is what wins them trophies. There’s a huge amount of teamwork behind it. Everyone has their role so that he can make the difference. Can we stop him next time? We’ll try.”
He added, “I do not know if the result is fair, but with the chances we had, I am left with honey on the lips. If there’s one thing we want to make this team, it is competitive. We want to go for victory whatever the circumstances. If you can reach the Super Cup and Champions League then you have to compete with these teams and see how far you can go. We lost but we were competitive throughout and we are very proud of our team. The worst thing would have been not to have recognised the Sevilla we want to see.”
As the Premier League clubs are about to strengthen their squads, the biggest names in European football are involved in the discussions about possible transfer moves. It looks like Manchester United will finally acquire Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but it is also possible that they will get competition if they really want to bring Sergio Ramos to Manchester, as City is reportedly interested too. The Blues are in talks about signing Juve’s Paul Pogba as well, but his enormous transfer fee could prevent the Frenchman’s move to Etihad Stadium.
Online gambling news reported that Manchester United could present French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as their new player as early as Wednesday. Schneiderlin’s possible departure from Southampton was broadly discussed in the media since January, so the deal that is taking shape shouldn’t upset any of those who follow sports scores news.
Schneiderlin is considered as one of the finest holding midfielders in the Premier League and he is expected to take over Michael Carrick’s place in front of the United backline. This will be the Frenchman’s first opportunity to participate in the Champions League, as the Red Devils qualified for the competition again after a year of absence.
The French media reports that Man United will pay for Schneiderlin a fee around EUR 30 million (GBP 20 million) and according to English reports, the deal could be finalized this week. Schneiderlin was also linked with a move to the Emirates however Arsenal seems to be outbid by United.
The two giant clubs from Manchester have to battle against each other for Real Madrid’s Spanish World Champion and Champions League winnig defender, Sergio Ramos, gambling news report. Manchester United is looking for his signature for a while, and a possible deal also involving David de Gea was also emerged from the press.
However, according to the English media, Manchester City now entered the race for Ramos as the Blues’ board is watching the situation closely. If the contest will become more serious, this could be one of the most interesting transfer sagas of the summer.
Meanwhile former United star goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel suggests De Gea to stay at Old Trafford as he is on his way to become a legend for the Manchester club. The Spanish goalie expressed before that he wanted to move to Real Madrid, however the Danish icon sees a bright future ahead of De Gea at Old Trafford.
In the meantime Manchester City is just about to bring the young French star, Paul Pogba to Etihad Stadium from Juventus. The Turin-based club asks EUR 100 million (GBP 70 million) for one of its top asset and Pogba’s salary demand is reportedly EUR 12 million (GBP 8.5 million) for a year after tax, which means something around a GBP 160,000 salary per week.
All this won’t include the EUR 10 million fee of his agent, Mino Raiola, who is reportedly in talks with Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City’s director of football, according to latest gambling news. Pogba is also heavily linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and some experts speculate that City will miss out on Pogba eventually because of the high fee.
Though Barcelona is banned from transfers for this summer, they will be able to bring in new players in January. The Frenchman’s previous club, Manchester United was also keen to bring Pogba back, but the midfielder expressed that he is not interested in a move back to Old Trafford where he hardly got any chances to prove himself in the 2011-2012 season he spent there.
Since this is the only major tournament in the summer, everybody who loves the game or enjoys betting on football should watch this remarkable tournament. Maybe in not every match but spectacular football is guaranteed and you can make some money on it. Watch the greatest strikers in the world you get to know future prospects during the tournament!
Possibly the scouting team of your favourite club is also watching the games, and though this is not a youth tournament, you might be still proud to yourself if you found a talented but obscure footballer who will end up at some major European club in the summer. So, if you did not watch the games so far, have a look at our points, and make sure you will be in front of the telly when the next game kicks off!
The Copa America is always a terrific event, but this year the competition between Argentina and Brazil will be as fierce as ever, after both of them failed to win the World Cup in South America last year. But here are even more reasons to join the action in front of your TV set.
Though Luis Suarez is suspended you will still find a lot of superstars in Chile including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero. Moreover the scheduling is also awesome for those followers of sports scores who watching the tournament from the Americas. The Europeans though still have to solve a problem similar to the one they faced twelve months ago.
The squads participating in the tournament also feature around a score of Premier League stars amongst others, so if you don’t like to observe teams fielding wholly unknown players, you will find a bunch of familiar names in almost every game.
Lionel Messi made his debut for Argentina 10 years ago, but he is yet to win his first trophy with the team. There is a perfect occasion for that, as he was reborn after the World Cup final that was lost in extra time last summer, to lead Barcelona to an historic treble. Now he has a task to go all the way in the Copa America to get his country level on the number of titles with Uruguay.
Of course, Messi wasn’t the only player in that Barcelona squad that won everything this season. The arrivals of Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla and Luis Suarez from Liverpool were main contributors to the success, however, the biggest effort obviously came from the Argentina captain, who changed for this season, together with Barcelona, and everything came off for them.
“We won every competition we entered and it’s incredible to do the treble again,” expressed Messi, according to gambling news. He added, “Thankfully, we were able to fulfil our objectives with our club and hopefully we can now gain more success with the national team which is what we all want.”
Mexico’s main target for this summer is to win the Gold Cup, and in order to give a rest for his key players, Mexico manager Miguel “Piojo” Herrera virtually named a reserve squad to the 44th edition of Copa America. He left out high-profile players like Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Giovani dos Santos and several others.
Still he stated that Mexico is able to win the Copa America with this squad, though El Tri never managed to win the competition in eight previous attempts. With the need of deploying two different squads, he called up virtually unknown players in international football, as well as names who weren’t featured by the national side recently, online mobile news report.
There are a few young players who could take on the opportunity to secure themselves a starting spot for the near future. Javier Guemez is a calm but aggressive defensive midfielder, while the 21-year-old centre-back, Carlos Salcedo, is the youngest in the squad, still playing like an experienced defender. Jesus “Tecatito” Corona is a brave forward, but in order to become the top asset of the team, he must stop trying to do everything by himself.
The Selecao played his last warm-up game before the Copa America against Honduras. Brazil won 1-0, but the most important thing was Danilo being injured and the inclusion of Dani Alves to the team to replace the Porto defender. Neymar also joined the action for the second half of a rather uneventful match. To making an excuse towards supporters who jeered after the game, Robinho expressed that their moderate display was all right regarding this was their last game before the Copa, and they had to spare most of their energy. For the best of the Copa, the biggest stars of South America are in excellent shape, so this year’s tournament should be most certainly an event to watch.
Brazil defeated Honduras 1-0 in a game that wrapped up the preparations for the Copa America. Neymar teamed up with the other players from the squad on Monday, only two days after he scored Barcelona’s last goal in the Champions League final in Berlin, where the Catalans defeated Juventus, as keen followers of sports scores know.
Neymar replaced Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho at half-time, however Brazil already have scored the only goal of the match that time, as Roberto Firmino found Noel Vallarades’net in the 33rd minute. Brazil controlled the game that was played in constant rain, however they had few chances, which is always a reason to be critical for the supporters of Brazil.
Robinho argued that they were keeping the best for the tournament ahead of them. He said, “We eased off the throttle a bit because we know the Copa America is the most important thing for us. The team is practically ready. We’ve been improving match after match.”
Brazil beat Honduras 1-0 through Roberto Frimino’s strike in the first half. That was Brazil’s last friendly game before the Copa America, and it cost them default right back Danilo who injured his ankle early on. He is out for the tournament and Dunga instantly called up Barcelona’s Dani Alves to replace him, latest gambling news report.
Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game played in Porto Alegre. The Hoffenheim midfielder put the ball into the net between the goalkeeper’s legs after a clever one-two between Filipe Luis and Philippe Coutinho in the 33rd minute. That was virtually the only exciting moment in the first half of a rather dull game played in steady rainfall.
Neymar, who joined the team on Monday after the final of the Champions League, had a disallowed goal and a great chance after he took the field in the second half. Brazil has won all of its last 10 games since Dunga took over the team after the humiliating 7-1 defeat against Germany in the semifinal of the World Cup last summer.
Johan Cruyff stated when he coached Barcelona that the season after the World Cup was virtually always unpredictable, as the best players, who participated in the tournament, were exhausted. He said, “Everyone in the squad who played in the World Cup – I think there’s about 13 of them – has been injured for a short or a long time. It can’t be coincidence.”
However this season was an exception for many and the Copa America could benefit from that, as all the biggest South American stars including Leo Messi, Neymar, James Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez are in excellent shape. This would increase the prestige of the tournament for any of those who follow live sports scores in Europe.
A tired Messi was seemingly in power saving mode for the most of the World Cup last summer, always to strike in the most important moment, however after assessing his physical condition he is back at his best regarding his game and his fitness too. Neymar injured in the World Cup against Colombia, but he is also as good as ever, contributing vastly to Barca’s treble and Brazil could also capitalize on his outsanding form.
The best attacking line will meet one of the best defences to wrap up this year’s Champions League in a properly fitting battle. The two sides prefer to play in rather similar styles, however, Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri tends to completely alter his game plan for matches featuring opponents considered as stronger sides than his team. Therefore it might turn out as a classic showdown between a possession based, attacking outfit and a defending, counterattacking side.
Barca v Juve: A Preview of the Champions League Final (Part II) (June 6, 2015).
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Barcelona is expected to secure the fifth Champions League title in club history to equal the record of Bayern Munich and Liverpool. Many of their players been there, done that, but not just experience is on their side, as the team is on a roll that last was seen in a time when Pep Guardiola was managing the side. And they have the best forward line in the game consisting Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, hitting 120 goals together in this season.
Barca v Juve: A Preview of the Champions League Final (Part I) (June 6, 2015).
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Lionel Messi could become the first man to score in three different Champions League finals. After losing the World Cup final last year against Geramany, this is the only thing he can do to keep on challenging the greatest footballers ever. He has to break record after record to be recognized as the best ever, until his silverware collection lacks the World Cup gold medal. Now he can break some other records in a stadium, where he wasn’t able to play in 2006, as he was left on the bench by national team coach Jose Pekerman and Argentina crashed out against the hosts on penalties.
This Champions League Final will be the opportunity for several players to crown their career with a victory, like Gigi Buffon, who have yet to win the most precious title in club football. However, for the biggest star in the world,there is no such an option, he just have to win it. Again.
Lionel Messi scored an unbelievable goal in the Copa del Rey final last weekend, gambling laws reported. Most of the players around the world are able to score a goal like that only when playing video games, however, the Argentine genius have to do it again against Juventus, or to do something even more spectacular, because he is the best in the world.
Messi’s real problem is that he battles against legends now, and this race is tough to win on the field against Diego Maradona and Pele. It is virtually impossible to achieve their status without a World Cup victory, so Messi can bag as many goals as no player before, he will be still in the need of a gold medal from the Mundial to become the greatest ever.
It was in the Berlin Olympic Stadium at the 2006 World Cup when Jose Pekerman decided not to deploy Lionel Messi during the quarterfinal Against Germany. The 19-year-old talent was watching from the bench, as Miroslav Klose equalized towards the end of regulation, to take the game into overtime, and to penalties eventually, that favoured the hosts.
Though he has become the best in the world since, one of the greatest ever, breaking so many goal scoring records, he still has an unfinished business with Berlin. Pekerman included the wonderkid into his squad, only to have a taste of World Cup football back in 2006, but those who follow sports scores might remember that he was so good that he was able to heavily influence games coming in as a substitute.
Argentina was one of the best teams around, and their quarterfinal against the hosts was regarded as an early final. However, after their goalkeeper, Roberto Abbondanzieri was injured in the second half, Pekerman had to use an unplanned substitution that eventually led to leaving Messi on the bench. He was heartbroken not to join the action, but now he will be on the pitch, probably from the first minute until the very last.
Lionel Messi is looking for becoming the first player to score in three Champions League finals on Saturday, having registered a goal in the 2009 and 2011 finals previously, both of them coming against Manchester United. Before the game, he shared his thoughts with followers of live sports results.
He stated that his family has been the biggest influence in his life caring about his football and his development, with the club of FC Barcelona been added to the mix after he moved over to Europe at an early age. He revealed that he enjoys a very good relationship with Neymar and Luis Suarez, which making their collaboration even more effective on the pitch.
Messi expressed that Barcelona had to go through a lot to reach the final again. Regarding the title decider, he said, “We know that we will face a very tricky opponent – they are very strong, Juventus are a big team. It is a final and anything can happen, but we will prepare and approach it as we have approached finals before.”
Former Arsenal and Barcelona star Thierry Henry advised Raheem Sterling to stop his agent giving him bad advice that will lead to ruining his life and footballing career eventually. The football pundit is totally unhappy with the way Sterling’s camp handling the situation.
Sterling refused to sign the contract renewal he was offered by Liverpool previously, which was a 100,000 GBP per week bid, gambling news reported. A TV interview was set up for him, where he claimed it wasn’t about the money that he opted not to sign the paper.
Henry disagrees totally with that attitude. He said, “You can’t go out there and talk about your contract in the press. You have to respect your fans, respect the club that you play for. If you want to leave Liverpool or not, when you make the decision about leaving or staying, then do it. Don’t discuss yourself in the paper.”
Henry also added that when he was a young player, he had a similar problem with many of those surrounding him giving advices, influencing his footballing display in a bad way. He expressed, that, “you need to be able to say, ‘Enough, you’re destroying my life, you’re destroying my career.”
Alex Song, the Barcelona defensive midfielder loaned to West Ham is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City. As he played for Arsenal for three seasons before his 21st birthday, he counts as a homegrown player in England, not to mention that he is a very good footballer indeed.
Barcelona stated before that they want to keep their unsettled forward, Pedro, however online mobile news reported that they will let him go in exchange for 7 million GBP. He only has one year left from his contract, and Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all could use him, and Liverpool was interested in signing him too.
Atletico Madrid could get back their former superstar striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian player returns from loan to Monaco soon, after he did virtually nothing at Old Trafford this year. The Principality’s club allegedly plans to offer him plus cash worth of 25 million GBP in exchange for Mario Mandzikuc.
Juventus is about to recruit unhappy midfielder Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, latest gambling news report. The world champion German hardly got any playing time this season, and he has been looking for a place to go in a while. It was understood in November that the club chose not to renew his contract as the midfielder did not accept an offer earlier.
Khedira is allegedly lost his role in the dressing room recently, though he was a firm starter under Jose Mourinho. However, the German had several injuries, while Real Madrid strengthened their midfield unit significantly by acquiring the likes of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.
Khedira expressed in March, that he would leave Madrid at the end of the season, and he allegedly decided to join Juventus. The Italians have to look for an industrious midfielder with Andrea Pirlo leaving this summer and the future of Paul Pogba hanging in the balance.
Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday evening with two late goals from Lionel Messi and one from Neymar. This was the first time Pep Guardiola returned to the Camp Nou as the opposition’s head coach since he left Barcelona at the end of the 2011-2012 season. The Catalan manager had plans for his team to deal with Messi, arguably the best player in the world. However his team, though playing confidently against Barcelona, lasted for 75 minutes only.
Goal.com: Messi: Barcelona were lucky
Barca’s magical number ten claimed after the Champions League semifinal the Blaugrana won 3-0 that they needed some luck to succeed against Bayern Munich. Messi played his 100th European game, gambling news reported, and helped his team with two goals in the last period of the match before setting up the third for Neymar well into the injury time.
It was kind of a rude welcome towards former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, who supervised the most successful era of the Spanish club. However, Messi told the press after the final whistle was blown that the outcome of the game wasn’t that obvious for them before taking the lead, though the scoreline would suggest a confident victory.
“We were lucky to score the first goal,” Messi revealed, then added, “Then the others came after that in quick succession and we have come away with a great result for the second-leg game, which is just what we wanted. Germany will be a tough venue. We have got a great result, but we must now go there and we can’t drop our guard.”
Messi also spoke about the wild celebration that followed his first goal, which was something that is not a common feature from the Argentina captain. “It was just my happiness about what the goal meant. We hadn’t been able to score and it was an important goal in the tie.”
ESPNFC.com: Pep Guardiola – Lionel Messi not only Barcelona player behind Bayern defeat
Bayern’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola stated that not just Lionel Messi, but rather Barca’s “solid” performance is responsible for the 3-0 defeat that his team suffered in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. The Argentine scored twice in the last fifteen minutes and then provided an assist for Neymar, according to sports scores news, but Guardiola said, it was not about just one man.
“I will not say what I think of Messi,” Guardiola told the media after the game. “They are not just Leo, Barca are a very good team. They were very solid, in defence and attack. They have great players, Neymar, Luis Suarez. We tried to control the game so that Messi would not participate so much. We were 15 minutes away from a very good result.”
Guardiola appeared for a brief press conference only after the match that saw his team hitting the opposition’s target just once, though he said before the match that scoring an away goal was vital in this fixture. “I am very proud of this team, and these players,” he went on.“I have no reproach for them. Been a very difficult year, I really appreciate what they have done this year.”
Guardiola also talked about the tactical switch to a four-man defence he applied after fifteen minutes. “We knew who we would be playing against, a team arriving in very good form. The best way to defend is to attack, it has worked well for us in the past. We lacked a little bit of incision up front, but I must just congratulate Barca for the win and prepare for Munich.”
Express & Star: Lionel Messi is the world’s best, insists Luis Suarez as Argentine’s performance against Bayern Munich leaves Javier Mascherano lost for words
Javier Mascherano was stunned by the show his fellow Argentine, Lionel Messi performed in the last quarter an hour against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. Uruguay ace Luis Suarez simply said that Messi is the best player in the world.
Those who follow live sports results might never forget Messi’s phenomenal second goal, but his first one as well as the assist he gave to Neymar were also very important in securing a comfortable position for Barcelona. With this performance, Messi caused a considerable damage for the side managed by his former mentor, Pep Guardiola.
“He’s a player that is impossible to describe, you have to watch him,” Mascherano praised Messi after the game. He went on to analyze the encounter, saying, “We knew, always in any stadium, they (Bayern) come to press high but sometimes when you press high, you take a risk. We know we have a lot of people in front with quality to make a difference.”
The defender also said that although they are in a very good situation at the moment, they will not think about the reverse leg as a formality at all, online sportsbooks consider them as strong favourites to advance. His Uruguayan teammate, Luis Suarez posted a photo on his Instagram with Messi, writing, “Vamossss! What good win and hard work of the whole team! I leave a picture with the best in the world!”
The race heats up to reach the Spanish Cup final as the second legs of the semi-finals are coming tonight. Barcelona, Villarreal, Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao are in the top 4 and two of the sides will be finalists tonight. The number one team of Catalonia is expected to make it to the final round quite easily after winning the first leg by 3-1.
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A few years ago, 25-year-old Jack Ellwood was an economics and mathematics course at Bristol University. Today, he calls himself a professional poker player, and judging by his annual earnings, it seems that he is very good at his job.
Ellwood has won more than $1.4 million this past year playing poker, and about a million of that is pure profit. Originally from Newcastle, England, he now travels around the world playing in casino blackjack tournaments – this year alone he has played in Las Vegas, Barcelona, Cannes and Vienna. He also makes quite a lot of money playing at online poker sites, and is currently ranked the 12th best internet poker player in the world.
“I still can’t quite believe how well I have done,” said Ellwood. “It all changed last February when I came second in a tournament in Manchester and won £37,500. That was my big break, and it left me with more money to buy into tournaments with big prize pots.”
So far, his biggest win was $500,000 which he earned playing in an online poker tournament.
Ellwood doesn’t regret leaving university to peruse a career as a poker player. “It beats a nine to five job and being my own boss and jetting round the world is amazing,” he says. “When I dropped out to play poker I think my mum was a bit shocked though.”
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