Sunday, August 11, 2013

David Moyes claims first trophy at Manchester United

Manchester United beat Wigan in the FA Community Shield at Wembley

Robin Van Persie opened his account in the sixth minute and gave Manchester United the lead they were looking for.
Manchester United at Wembley

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Real Madrid 3-1 Chelsea: Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the victory

Real Madrid beat Chelsea as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice

The Portuguese captain scored twice for Real Madrid where Jose Mourinho was manager until June and 
Cristiano Ronaldo Shooting

Talking to, Jose Mourinho said "For me, it's perfect we made mistakes so that we have them to work on"

He further said:  "As I said last week, we had five victories in preseason and zero points. "Now we have five victories and one defeat, we still have zero points. It's not a drama.
"They play in La Liga, we play in the Premier League. If we meet them in the Champions League and lose it's a different story, but a summer tournament is a summer tournament."
Marcelo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 14th minute but was later on equalized by Ramires at the 16th minute mark. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a free kick from 25 yards in the 31st minute to gave Real Madrid the lead and scored second time with a stunning header and sealed the victory in the 57th minute.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gareth Bale failed to secure place in the final three for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Spurs forward Gareth Bale misses out on UEFA award as the initial shortlist of 10 was reduced to three.
Gareth Bale

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery recieved the most votes. The Welsh forward was eighth after the second round of voting. Gareth Bale scored 26 goals in all competition for Tottenham during the 2012-2013 campaign.

The Netherland forward Robin Van Persie who scored 26 times for Manchester United was in 10th place. The winner will be announced after another round of voting on 29 August.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben, , Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, Paris St-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United's Robin Van Persie were also in the initial shortlist. 

Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta picked up the main prize last season for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

Monday, August 5, 2013

International Champions Cup final: Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Real Madrid and Chelsea will play against each other in the International Champions Cup 2013 final on 8 August at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho
Real Madrid vs Chelsea ICC final

International Champions Cup might not be of much attraction to the football world but the oppositions in this year final is a dream match for both sides. Chelsea will be led by Jose Mourinho who was manager at Santiago Bernabeu before joining Stamford bridge side. On the other hand Real Madrid will be led by previous Paris St-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti who are unbeaten in the preseason tour.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Real Madrid 2-1 Everton - Ancelotti's side remain unbeaten

The Spanish giants beat Everton in the International Champions Cup semifinal and will play against either AC Milan or Chelsea in the final.
Real Madrid celebrating
Real Madrid celebration after Ronaldo goal
Everton: Howard, Coleman (Stones 82), Jagielka, Distin, Baines (Oviedo 82), Osman, Heitinga (Gibson 67), Fellaini (Barkley  67), Naismith, Kone (Jelavic 46), Mirallas (Deulofeu 82)
Subs not used: Robles, Anichebe, Vellios
Goal: Jelavic 60
Real Madrid: Casillas (Lopez 46), Pepe, Ramos (Nacho 46), Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Ozil, Marcelo (Coentrao 46), Arbeloa, Modric, Isco
Subs not used: Varane, Kaka, Mejias, Alonso, Morata, Illaramendi, Rodriguez, Cherishchev, Casado, Mateos
Goals: Ronaldo 17, Ozil 31
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 17th minute and later on playmaker Mesut Ozil who was named man of the match scored for the Spanish giants in the 31st minute. 
Everton was able to score only once in the match but had plenty of chance wasted. The only scorer for Everton was Nikica Jelavic who gave the team from Liverpool some hope.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

ICC semifinal: Real Madrid vs Everton

ICC semifinal will be played between Real Madrid and Everton in Los Angeles at the Dodger stadium on 4th August 2013.
Cahill and Cristiano Ronaldo
Everton vs Real Madrid, Sunday 4 August 2013

Everton showed up a great display of team work by defeating Italians champion Juventus in the opening round of International Champions Cup, but the challenge still stands as they will face the Spanish giants who are in great form and remains unbeaten in the preseason matches defeating L.A Galaxy by 3-1 and grabbing victory against the French side at the Ullevi stadium, although the attacking tactics were very impressive in the PSG vs Real Madrid.

Winner in the Real Madrid vs Everton match will get a spot in the championship final alongside either AC Milan or Chelsea.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bayern Munich 2 - 1 Manchester City: Audi Cup final

City's striker Alvaro Negredo's goal was not enough to keep Bayern Munich at bay, and faced a 2-1 defeat against the European champions at the Allianz Arena.
Alvaro Negredo who joined Manchester City this summer from Sevilla for £20m gave them the lead in the 61st minute but was equalized by Thomas Muller just after four minutes through a penalty. Later on an excellent cross by Muller which was out of the reach of Boyata but substitute Mandzukic headed it past Pantilimon.
City had 15 minutes to equalize but Edin Dzeko who scored twice in Manchester City vs AC Milan chance didn't helped them to settle the score at the 88th minute.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm (Weiser 90), Dante, Martínez, Alaba, Thiago (Mandzukic 57), Schweinsteiger, Kroos (Rafinha 59), Robben (Shaqiri 57), Ribéry, Müller,
Goals: Muller (pen) 65, Mandzukic 72.
Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Boyata, Clichy, Fernandinho, Nasri, Milner, Barry (Toure 46), Jovetic (Navas 46), Negredo (Dzeko 75).
Goals: Negredo 61.

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