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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Champions League Highlight - Man United vs Barcelona ( 1 - 0 )

Manchester United make sure their final spot when winning the match with Barcelona at Old Trafford early this morning with aggregate 1-0. Man United start with an excellent attacking mode. Since early match, they never let any room for Barcelona player to mingle around with the ball and keep the possession until they found the net on 14th minutes with Scholes scoring his "trademark" scoring way.

United without key player Rooney and Vidic due to their injury at Stamford Brigde last saturday, playing their excellent form every second of the match. With the best defensive side ever, they wont let Barcelona to score an away goal and blew the chance to go to Final.

The first goal came when Ronaldo dribbled the ball pass some Barca players until Puyol cut out the ball and made a silly and weak pass to the Deco but has been detected by Paul Scholes ( the person who missed the historical treble achievement on 1999 ). He shot the ball from 25-yards from the goal and struck an absolutely brilliant goal when it curls to the right top corner of the goal passing the Barca goalkeeper, Victor Valdes.

Barca launched their attacking side lead by Messi when he got through Brown and Ferdinand and made a shot go the right post of United, but Van der Sar keep the goal tight and the ball cleared by Hargreaves.

Tevez could double up the scored when he got pass through the Barcelona defender and made chip shot towards Victor Valdes, but the goalkeeper clear the ball for the corner. Valdes performance had a bit inconsistent and made a few silly error.

Until the 90th minute of the match, Barca keep on pushing United and searching the precious away goal but they couldnt get through the United Strong Hold and United repeat their 1999 history with going to Final of UEFA Champions League.

thanx to theplaya

UEFA Champions League Final become UEFA FA Champions League Final

After a win from Manchester United towards Barcelona at Old Trafford just now made a clear view for a All-English Champions League Final that will be held in Moscow. Tonight, Chelsea will played Liverpool at their home ground with the morale boost after the controversial win with MU last saturday night.

So, we'll see who will go through to the Moscow and will played with the English Champions, Manchester United on 21st May 2008. Please click here for Manchester United vs Barcelona highlights.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chelsea - Avram Grant Refuses to give up title chase

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What The Fak said : - yeah, it is a good motivation for his player. Chelsea need a moral boost when they meet Everton later on Friday morning. They need to stand strong with their position right now, so Sir Alex Ferguson cant sit tight yet.

Chelsea coach Avram Grant is adamant that his side can still clinch this season's Premier League title even after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are now five points behind leaders Manchester United with only four matches of the season left after Emile Heskey's stoppage-time goal ensured the points were shared.

Chelsea play Everton at Goodison Park on Thursday before entertaining United on April 26 and Grant knows his side needs to take six points from those two matches if they are to have any chance of securing their third title in four seasons.

He said: "We need to win the games against Everton and Manchester United. If not, it will be more difficult.

"We are still in it and we will keep on fighting but we need one more bad result off Manchester United.

"The result did not help us but I thought the second half was one of our best performances from the footballing point of view.

"Every three or four minutes we created chances but their goalkeeper gave an excellent performance. This is football though, when you don't score the other team does."

Monday, April 14, 2008

EPL Highlight - Manchester United vs Arsenal ( 2-1 )

Manchester United goes 6 points clear from the arch rival, Chelsea after they defeated the second biggest challenge, Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford last night. Both team need a win to strengthen their title challenge but for Arsenal they must win to make sure they still on track. But, it was a nightmare for them, when they almost had more ball possession starting the early minute of the match, but still they cant deny the Champions fighting spirit and end up losing to the home side.

Arsenal started the match with a very strong and "Arsenal way" of playing. Their pass and through pass has been improved since the young gunners took in charge the team. In the first half, a lot of chances goes begging. Starting with a great cross from Eboue and found unmarked Adebayor but the ball hit Ferdinand leg and Ferdinand conceded the corner.

The first chance came to United when Scholes managed to pass the ball to the Arsenal penalty box and Ronaldo came through and passed Arsenal's defenders and made a very nice low cross to Rooney, but Rooney's shot has been saved by Lehmann at the side post of Arsenal's goal.

After that on the first half, United manage to get some golden chances caused by young Arsenal defender, Song when he missed to control the ball and Rooney run to get the ball but his shot has been saved by Lehmann's left leg. What a chance..

When the players entered the field for the second half of the match, Arsenal continue their well-played football until Adebayor's hand scored the first goal of the match. Fabregas put a decent cross pass Rio Ferdinand and Adebayor ( referee saw he head the ball ) head pass the goalkeeper. From the video it was clearly a hand goal. What a controversial goal. ( see Adebayor's hand when the ball hit his hand ) ..

But it was been a "hand" match when United awarded a penalty kick when Arsenal skipper hand ball while trying to block United's shot. The penalty has been retaken because of Park Ji Sung encroached to the penalty box before Ronaldo kicked the ball. But he calmly took the the spot with a great low shot at the right side of Lehmann.

United start to get a morale boost when they draw the level to 1-1. At 72th minutes, again, the Gunners defender conceded a free kick just in front of the penalty box. And Owen Hargreaves stepped up to take the free kick. He knew that he need to take the kick although he didnt ask Ronaldo about it. At last, he made an exquisite curly free kick, passed the wall and passed the goalkeeper. What a very nice kick. Lehmann stood at his place without moved an inch. It was a relief for Sir Alex Ferguson who really need this match end with a win.

So with this win, there are 4 more games to be played but their opponent is tough. First is Blackburn, Chelsea and West Ham ( who win the first met ). Hope United can become this season champions. See ya.

thanx to Marumaro and White_Pheonix

Friday, April 11, 2008

Manchester United - Pique looks forward to Barca reunion

Gerard Pique whose belong to Barcelona Youth Team before joining United are looking forward and happy towards the Champions League Semi Final match between MU and Barcelona at the Nou Camp. He joined United in 2004 and has played several key role in this season for his current team. He scores his first goal this season when they played with Roma in the league round.

He said, "It means a lot for me to go back to the Nou Camp,".. "I grew up there and it will be a great feeling to return. I hope we go through. We are very confident even though they are one of the best teams in Europe.

"I think a lot of people want a Barcelona v United final but this isn’t possible. Instead, we’ll play in the semi-finals and it will be a great tie. I think the fans will really enjoy it."

In the absence of Vidic, United's strong centre back who picked up injury since last week, Pique seemingly the right choice for fill the place. Pique stress his confidence about United go through to the Final.

"I think we have a great chance of making the final," he said. "The injury situation is good and everybody is doing a job when they come into the side. I think we can do it and I hope we’ll be in Moscow.

"It’s easy to come into the side and play because everyone’s playing well and we all know our roles. It’s easy to step into this team and enjoy your football when you’re on the pitch."

The Interview extracted from - The official website for Manchester United.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Champions League Highlight - Barcelona vs Schalke ( 1 - 0 )

Barcelona confirmed their Semi Final spot when Yaya Toure scored the only goal in the match and gave 1-0 win over Schalke. They go through by 2-0 aggregate. Here's the goal.

He took the advantage from the untidy defence of Schalke when the clear ball found his leg and scored a calm goal in front of Barca crowd.

Thanx to Kehl

Champions League Highlight - Manchester Utd vs Roma ( 1 - 0 )

Its look like Manchester United has continue their winning form to 11 win in all competition after beating Roma at Old Trafford this morning. They pass through Roma with 3-0 aggregate. With, Sir Alex Ferguson resting his key players at the bench, but still Man Utd show their teamwork and great form to their manager to go through to the semi final.

Sir Alex Ferguson give his trust to the team to play and win without Ronaldo and Rooney ( both scored in the past match ) and the team shown their skill to start ripping off Roma's defender.

The attacks started in the early minute of the match with Owen Hargreaves and Park Ji Sung show their own ability. They lead the team with outstanding pass and cross to feed lone striker Carlos Tevez.

But on the 30th minutes, Roma has been given a penalty when Mancini brought down by Brown. But from the replay show there was no contact between these two players. De Rossi stepped up to take the penalty but his penalty gone wild. And he was very frustated.

The nightmare for Roma came on the 70th minutes when United plays the ball through the right flank, with Owen Hargreaves dribble the ball and Tevez run to the penalty box and Owen give a really outstanding cross and found Tevez flying header. Tevez headed the ball crossed the goalkeeper and went to the right side of the goal.

But the biggest things happen this morning was Gary Neville has been given chances to play in the last 10 minute time. The Manchester United skipper had a long injury and today he was confident that he can play for the season finale for Manchester United.

Thanx to kehl1