Friday, May 06, 2011

Barcelona and Manchester United to meet in Champions League Final

Manchester United defeated Schalke at the Old Trafford and will meet Barcelona in the Champions League Final at Wembley. The two most powerful teams in the world are about to have the most exciting duel in the history of the competition.

Barcelona proved to be far superior than Real Madrid - even with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. The new version of the "Dream Team" includes World Champions Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, Puyol, Busquets, Pedro and Pique. What's more: they also have Lionel Messi, one of the most amazing footballers in history. Journalists, footballers and coaches around the world say that there is no team that could actually beat them.

But Ferguson's Manchester United could be the only team around powerful enough to defeat Barcelona. The Old Trafford club has explosive strikers such as Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Berbatov and Nani. They are absolute leaders of the Premier League and crushed Schalke 04 in the Champions League semis.

No one can tell for sure which are favorites for this game. The globe expects to see a unique clash on May 28.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Messi brights against 10-man rival

Lionel Messi is one of those players that show their value in the most difficult moments. He was born to make history, and that's exactly what he did at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ten-man Real Madrid could not stop the Argentinian footballer, who scored a double. Barcelona's 0-2 win over Madrid virtually seals their ticket for the Champions League final.

Another gifted footballer was on the pitch. But Cristiano Ronaldo was not meant to be the hero tonight. In fact, this third "clasico" was the most rough one, with too much violence and very little space for good football.

Now Mourinho's side must get at least three goals in Barcelona, and try not to receive any. Real Madrid coach already said that "it is mission impossible. We lost to a wonderful team, but it's a shame to have referees that always help Barcelona".

Guardiola said this is an important victory, but he expects to see a die-hard Real Madrid in the second leg of this semifinal: "a club with nine European titles never give up before playing the game".

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Josep Guardiola and Mourinho heat up the "clasico"

This Champions League semifinal is not just another one. Real Madrid will face Barcelona in the third "clasico" this month. And both coaches have expressed explosive statements in the previous hours.

Mourinho assured that "we have had two groups of coaches so far. Those ones who never complain about the referees, and those ones who clomplains of the ref's mistakes - including me. But Guardiola has started a new era, a new group -with one person, him - of coaches that complain about the referee's good decisions".

After those words, Guardiola lost his usual politeness and blasted back: "I've worked with Mourinho and I know him very well. In this room, he is the f*** boss and the one who knows everything. That's fine, I don't care if he feels good that way. Off the pitch, he has already won his particular Champions League. On the pitch, we will try to play good football and win the game".

Manchester United vs. Schalke 04: Giggs and Rooney score in their 0-2 win

Manchester United got an important win against Schalke 04 in Germany. With goals scored by Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney, Alex Ferguson's side got a 0-2 triumph and are now one step closer to the Champions League final.

At the Veltins Arena, German keeper Manuel Neuer proved to be one of the best goalies in the world. But his almost-perfect performance could not avoid the defeat for his team.

Coach Rangnick is convinced that Schalke can achieve an unlikely comeback at the Old Trafford, in the second leg of this semifinal. Ferguson is aware that the German team is a dangerous squad and prefers not to say anything before the second game.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Once again, Manchester United in semis, Chelsea out

Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-1 in an extremely exciting game, thanks to "Chicharito" Hernandez and Park Ji-Sung, who scored one goal each. Didier Drogba netted the only goal of Chelsea, but that was not enough to win this leg.

Ferguson's team reached the semifinals of the Champions League, and their next rival will be either Schalke or Inter Milan. No need to say that the German club has the best options of winning their leg.

United supporters at the Old Trafford Stadium celebrated this important victory. The game itself was intense and in the end, we get the feeling that both teams were strong, but Manchester United were able to take advantage of their virtues and opportunities in a more effective way.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Jermain Jenas: Tottenham can surprise everyone at the White Hart Lane Stadium

Despite the tough defeat to Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs defender Jermain Jenas is still optimistic. He said that "No one knows what could happen at the White Hart Lane Stadium" and he is convinced that the Spurs can achieve a surprising result.

As we know, Mourinho's team defeated Tottenham 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The second leg will take place in London, at the Spurs' Stadium.

"Madrid is four goals ahead and there are not many things harder than that. But we will give all we've got to win" said Jenas.