FC Barcelona played against Sevilla on Sunday night. The Spanish Cup final game was held in Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderón, stadium of Atlético de Madrid. Online gambling news predicted Barcelona to become Cope del Rey winners once again, however it was not at all too easy for them.
In fact, the game started like all finals should: 2 equal sides, fighting for eventual glory and success of winning the golden medal. Both teams created several chances, however they failed to score in every single situation they had.
But the game was about to become really one-sided just before the half time. It happened in the 36th minute. Sevilla created a clear cut chance and Gameiro was about to go one on one against ter Stegen. However, Mascherano did not let that happen: he grabbed Gamerio’s shirt, and to make sure he won’t be able to go on, he pulled him down to the ground with himself.
The Argentinian’s purpose was crystal clear and unquestionable, only one thing was going on in his mind: “I must stop him”. And so he did. Unfortunately for him and his team, he was not doing the right thing according to the official rule book of football, even though he was most probably doing the right thing according to his own heart and mind.
The referee didn’t show any mercy. He rewarded the central defender with an immediate red card, forcing Barca to play the remaining minutes of the game with only 10 men. The referee’s brave decision increased Sevilla’s chances to win, according to most live sports scores reporting sites.
Despite the fact that Sevilla were playing one man more than their rival in the Copa del Rey final, and that they were created lots of chances in those remaining 10 minutes of the first half, they couldn’t score any goals so the half time result remained 0-0.
The second half started the way it was expected: Luis Enrique made a substitute because of the red card. Ivan Rakitic left the field, Jeremy Mathieu took his place in hopes of strengthening the defensive line of the Blaugrana.
As expected, the Andalusian side controlled the midfield in the beginning of the second half. That was mostly made possibly thanks to Mascherano being sent off, obviously. The Sevillanos tried to put the ball into ter Stegen’s goal on several occasions. They even hit the post in the 51st minute, Banega’s shooting changed it’s place thanks to Piqué’s interception. Barca were lucky this time.
Just one minute passed by, but Barcelona received another set of horrible news: they led a counterattack in which Suarez put the high ball back to Messi. The world class forward wanted to head the ball but instead of the ball, he found a Sevilla defender’s head.
He was knocked out for a minute, but the even worse happened to his Uruguayan mate: Luis Suarez got injured because of his pass. He could come back and play for a few more minutes but then he couldn’t continue the game. Rafinha replaced Suarez in the 57th minute. Cameras caught Suarez crying for having to miss the remainings of the Spanish Cup final, being unable to help increase the number of Barca trophies this season.
Sevilla continued to control the classic derby, having created several chances mostly for Gameiro to score. However, they failed all of them, mostly because of the incredible performance shown by Gerard Piqué, who made many important tackles and interceptions when it was needed the most.
For the last 10 minutes of the game, the pace speeded up incredibly: A member of the Barca staff was sent off by the referee for saying something inappropriate in the 83rd minute after a controversial foul. 10 minutes later we could see another red card, but this time it was for the Andalusian side.
Neymar was about to go one on one against the keeper, Evar Banega didn’t let that happen: he tackled the Brazilian, without even trying to pretend he was going for the ball. Similar situation to Mascherano’s, the red card was merited in both cases. It was in the additional time of the first 90 minutes, which ended in 0-0. Extra Time.
At this point, the latest gambling news obviously believed that Barca trophies this season will be increased by 1 by the end of the 30 minutes extra time. They hold up against Sevilla by 0-man less, they are clear favourites on 10 v 10.
And no surprise has happened in the extra time. Barcelona, as expected, were playing as the dominant favourite of the Spanish Cup final. Sevilla managed to keep the goalless score for only 6 minutes in the extra time as in the 97th, Jordi Alba scored the Copa del Rey winning goal from Messi’s perfect assist.
The extra time was obviously dominated by Luis Enrique’s men. They created as many chances as Sevilla did; the only difference being that the Blaugrana were capable of putting the ball into the net. Twice, in fact: Messi assisted again in the 122th minute, Neymar scored this time and set the final result: 2-0 for Barcelona.
Barca trophies list this season has increased to 2 thanks to being Copa del Rey winner after triumphing La Liga as well. Barca win cup again, adding another one to their incredible amount of domestic triumphs. The Blaugrana have already been ahead of Real Madrid in regards of Copa del Rey wins by 28-19, however they still have a lots of La Liga titles to catch up with the Royal Club’s 32 golden medals.
This is the first time ever that the FIFA World Ranking lists Wales better than England, as both teams preparing for their upcoming EURO 2016 qualifiers.
Though nothing happened in August regarding international football, the pointing system of the FIFA rankings is always at work. By dropping coefficient results from old games, the order can be altered even if no matches were played. This occurs all the time, but never occurred before that FIFA ranked Wales better than England.
Wales are 1.75 (3/4) favourites against Cyprus in their upcoming EURO 2016 qualifier according to Unibet. You should also consider a draw for betting odds of 3.50 (5/2). Especially if you plan to take advantage the 50% risk free bet that Unibet Promotions offer for new customers. Cyprus are 5.15 (83/20) underdogs as hosts against Wales.
Wales are ranked higher than England in the latest FIFA rankings. That is the first time ever that FIFA list Wales better than England. The news came during the buildup to Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus. Wales are currently ninth according to international football’s governing body. This is their highest ever position in the FIFA rankings. Meanwhile England are tenth after dropping two places since August.
Experts of gambling facts might know that if the Welsh national team would be able to beat Cyprus in Nicosia, they would be three points from qualifying to the Euro 2016 tournament. With games still left against Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Andorra, they would have massive chances.
National team manager Chris Coleman considers the fact that the FIFA list Wales better than England as a major “confidence boost”. However, he hinted that missing out on qualification would mean an unsuccessful campaign for his team. It might be interesting but the fact is that both Wales and England are above Spain and Netherlands, listed as 11th and 12th respectively. The current FIFA rankings are led by Argentina.
After the Three Lions lost two places, the FIFA ranks Wales better than England. Chris Coleman’s team is ninth, while Roy Hodgson’s side is tenth in the September issue of the FIFA World Ranking. Wales are currently leading Group B in the 2016 Euro qualification. They have retained their ninth position in the FIFA rankings from August, however England moving backwards meant that they have found themselves above their rivals.
The leading countries have also retained their places from August according to the FIFA rankings system. Argentina continue to top the table. Wales’ Euro qualification rivals Belgium are still second, while reigning World Champions Germany remains in third place. Chile is the only team in the top ten that was able to gain places in the last month. The Copa America winners moved two places up to eighth.
Colombia, Brazil and Portugal occupies places between 4th and 6th. Romania, somehow stunning many followers of live sports results, are seventh. Anghel Iordanescu’s team will play a rivalry game against Hungary on Friday night. Romania are 2.65 (17/10) favourites according to Unibet. The hosts are 2.80 (9/5) underdogs, but a draw for online betting odds of 3.00 (2/1) looks like the best business regarding that contest. Especially as their previous meeting was also a draw in last October.
Wales better than England, according to the September FIFA rankings. That is official, as the monthly issue of international football’s governing body is the only recognized ranking system in world soccer. Wales better than England in football and rugby actually. The Welsh national rugby team also took over their neighbours recently.
A 1-0 victory over Euro 2016 qualification group rivals Belgium jump-started Gareth Bale and co’s new climb. They managed to take over all of Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands in the summer. England were also successful with their qualies, so they were able to remain ahead of Wales then.
However, thanks to the complicated FIFA ranking system, England lost a significant chunk of points without playing a game. That is because of loosing the coefficient points from old games that were dropped from the sample. The current system counts results from the last four years, as many of those who follow gambling news might now. But many of those might be actually surprised seeing Wales better than England.
This is the first time that Wales are recognized as the leading force in British football since the introduction of the FIFA World Rankings in 1992. England were dropped to second in Britain for the second time. The first disgrace came in 1995, when Scotland managed to overtake the Three Lions.
Raheem Sterling might exploit the Blues’ lack of full-backs in the Man City vs Chelsea game on Sunday.
The two teams expected to be involved in a title race will meet on Sunday. The most waited game of the Premier League’s second round will be the Man City vs Chelsea clash. Chelsea news were dominated by Jose Mourinho’s row with team doctor Eva Caneiro. All this secured an opportunity for the Special One to avert the attention from his workshop. Somewhere in a dark room a master plan for the Man City vs Chelsea game was being drafted.
Since Chelsea has only one natural full-back, the Blues’ defence might need some tinkering. The lack of quick, mobile defenders might forecast a big game for the hosts’ attackers like Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling. However, fans of live sports results expect Mourinho to cope with the lack of speed in his defence through organization and team effort in the Man City vs Chelsea game. Man City are 2.05 (21/20) favourites according to Bet365. Draw is available at 3.40 (12/5), while Chelsea’s success is priced at 3.50 (5/2).
The Sky Blues’ marquee signing from the summer, Raheem Sterling thinks that the Man City vs Chelsea weekend match will be vital for their campaign. Manuel Pellegrini’s team had a promising start on Monday against West Bromwich Albion. However, they will play arguably their toughest game of the season on Sunday aganist Jose Mourinho’s side.
Sterling said, “I’m hoping this one will go our way and it’s vital that it does. We’re on our own ground and with it being our first home game of the season, we want to get off on the right foot. I’ve done alright against them in the past and results-wise, I think it’s been pretty even overall so far in the matches I’ve played in. Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I’m really looking forward to playing in this match.”
The former Liverpool forward, who cost GBP 49 million, as it was all over in the sports scores news this summer, expects a close battle. Sterling doubts that any team could be able this term to wrap up the league as quickly as Chelsea did last season. He argued, “It’s going to be a really tough season. Everyone has strengthened their squads and the Premier League is always hard to second guess.”
Sterling admitted in the build-up to the Man City vs Chelsea match that he has set some targets for himself ahead of the campaign. However, he doesn’t want to make them public to avoid extra pressure. He said, “The only promise I will make is that I will try my best at all times – I will aim to create and score as many goals as I can for the team and work really hard every week.”
He added, “I’ve set myself targets for goals and assists and I know where I want to be but I don’t really want to reveal what they are because I’ll put myself under massive pressure – but I’ve got personal goals that I want to reach this season for City and hopefully I can meet them.” Sterling is 3.50 (5/2) to score anytime in the Man City vs Chelsea match at Bet365. An unlikely but fabulous Sterling brace is available at 19.00 (18/1).
Apart from the suspended Thibaut Courtois, Jose Mourinho has a full squad before the Man City vs Chelsea clash, gambling news report. However, his squad is relatively short on defenders. To cope with the lightning-quick attackers of the Sky Bluese, the Portuguese might have to shuffle his cards a bit. Having only one true full-back, he might need to deploy Kurt Zouma in that position at some stage of the match.
Mourinho is without a natural left back after Brazilian Filipe Luis returned to Atletico Madrid. Hence his first choice number three is Cesar Azpilicueta, originally a right back. On the right side of the defense plays Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb is a natural central defender, but excelled at full-back in the past. However, he might have problems against an extremely rapid forward like Sterling. Therefore experts of gambling facts suggest a possible shake-up in the Blues’ backline before the Man City vs Chelsea match.
Zouma is originally a centre-back. However Mourinho used the Frenchman at right-back and at midfield as well already. In the Community Shield, he appeared as a left-back after replacing Azpilicueta. According to a possible scenario, Mourinho might field the more agile Spaniard on the right to deal with Sterling. So that Zouma could take his place on the left in the weekend’s Man City vs Chelsea game.
Zouma commented the speculations revealing, he doesn’t have a problem with the left back position. He said, “Because I’m right-footed I have never played at left-back. It was different for me positionally so I had to learn quickly and adapt to it. It’s really not a problem because the boss needed me in that position and I have to give everything for the team. We all have to think about the team first of all so I always do that.”
He added, “They were good experiences for me because I played the games and I always want to be on the pitch enjoying myself and helping the team. I’m feeling very well. I had some opportunities to play in preseason and play in some good games. Now the Premier League has started we are just focused on the next game. We are looking forward to it.”
He concluded, “It’s a chance early in the season to show why we are champions. We want to defend our title. The season after a very good season is always hard but we have to show we are ready to try and do it.” Sergio Aguero scoring two-goals against the makeshift, but capable Blues defense in the Man City vs Chelsea clash is available with odds of 6.5 (11/2) at Bet365. A clean sheet from the visitors is priced at 4.00 (3/1).
Authorities attended the Balcarce cemetery on Friday to get the body of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed to solve two paternity cases.
DNA samples were taken from the remains of F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina. The five-time Formula One world champion was born and died in the town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio was never married and he was thought to be childless. However, two paternity cases emerged in the last ten years in Argentina, leading eventually to get the body of Fangio exhumed. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the children of the legendary driver.
Fangio won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s. He was only one-time champion, when he had a near fatal accident in Monza in 1952, breaking his neck as he was thrown out from his car. However, he made a comeback at 42, and went on to win four more titles.
Two men claims in Argentina to be the children of the legendary driver, Juan Manuel Fangio. With the purpose of subject to a DNA test was the body of Fangio exhumed on Friday in Balcarce. The procedure started just after 11 am local time in the hometown of the five-time Formula One world champion of the 1950s, online mobile news report.
To get the corpse of Fangio exhumed and perform a DNA test was ordered by a Mar del Plata judge. Mar del Plata is next to Balcarce in Buenos Aires province. The law-case had begun in 2013, as the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa wanted to prove that he is the son of arguably the best racing driver of all time. The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez has similar claims. His lawsuit was started in 2015. Now, after the body of Fangio exhumed, the tests can settle both cases.
Espinosa became a racing driver himself and is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsport. Juan Manuel Fangio did not married in his lifetime. He did not had any acknowledged children either. However, he and Espinosa’s mother, Andrea Berruet had a long relationship. According to Vazquez, his mother, Catalina Basili told him in 2005 that he is the son of the legendary driver, from a relationship in the 1940s.
Authorities in Buenos Aires province got the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed on Friday. Genetic samples were taken from the remains of the legendary Grand Prix driver. They will be to subject of DNA tests in order to determine whether two men are the children of arguably the best driver in motor racing history, or not.
One of them is Oscar Espinosa, a former racing driver himself, who was referred as Cacho Fangio in the world of motor racing. The other one is Ruben Vazquez. The two started separate lawsuits. Fangio is regarded as the best racing driver ever by many of those, who follow sports scores. He dominated Formula One’s first decade in the 1950s, winning five world championship titles. He died in 1995 at 84 years of age, without marrying or having officially recognized children.
The 73 year old Vazquez stated that his claim has nothing to do with money. He said, “There are no economic interests in my request. I just want to be recognised for the Fangio surname.” Andrea Berruet, the mother of Espinosa had a long relationship with the legendary driver that ended in 1960. He supported his claim to be Fangio’s son with letters the F1 legend wrote to Berruet.
According to the order of Judge Rodrigo Cataldo to get the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed, the process was carried out on Friday. The genetic samples that were taken will be the subject of a couple of DNA tests. The point of the procedure is to determine two men’s paternity cases. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the son of the Formula One legend.
Representatives of the Juan Manuel Fangio Foundation were present at the Balcarce cemetery. The five-time F1 world champion was born in the Argentine town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio died at 84 in his hometown 20 years ago, on July 17, 1995. He never married and did not have officially recognized children, as many of those, who follow sports scores news in Argentina might know.
Vazquez started his paternity lawsuit ten years ago. He said, “The paternity request was started a long time ago and I’ve had to overcome a lot of blockages and obstacles.” He added, “I have no contact with the Fangio family and of course I’d like to know them.” According to Vazquez, her mother, who died at the age of 103 in 2012, signed papers in front of a notary public, stating her son’s father was Fangio.
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.