Scotland vs Belgium live: Watch Fellaini in World Cup qualifier – September 6, 2013


Preview: Gordon Strachan aiming to salvage lost pride against Fellaini’s Red Devils

After erratic and inconsistent displays throughout the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Scotland have almost no chance of sealing a place to the showpiece in Brazil next year. However, manager Gordon Strachan would be eager to salvage some lost pride as his team hosts Belgium at the Hampden Park.A disastrous start to the qualifying campaign cost former manager, Craig Levein his job. The former Dundee boss was shown the door back in November after the Scots slumped to the bottom of UEFA qualifying group A.

However, since he has taken over, Gordon Strachan has revived the national team’s fortunes. His tenure started with a shock 1-0 win over Croatia only last month, the side lost narrowly to England 3-2 at the Wembley.

And the wily manager’s arrival has been .

“I see it in him at every training session,” said Norwich forward Robert Snodgrass ahead of Friday’s qualifier against Belgium.

“He tells us, ‘Listen, you are good enough to do this – or you wouldn’t have belks today with sacked Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.Ancelotti was shown the door just three hours after the final whistle of Napoli’s 4-0 rout of Champions League opponents Genk. The result sees the Azzurri reach the round of 16.TMW says managerless Aen picked. I’m picking you because I believe in you.’

“Mentally and physically, we prepare for a game. You have to believe you can get a result. That’s the only way.

“There is (the conviction) that, whnder Joel Veltman says they won’t be underestimating Champions League opponents Chelsea.The Dutch will be hosting the young Blues on Tuesday night.And Veltman told NUSport: “There will be no underestimation. Chelsea remains Chelsea. They certainly en Scotland are going in against these big sides, we can genuinely get a result against them.”

After Graham Dorrans, Allan McGregor, George Boyd and James Morrison withdrew, Craig Bryson, Chris Burke, Kevin Thomson and Lee Wallace have been drafted in the squad.

Belgium on the other hand, know that they hold their destiny in their own hands after an unbeaten qualification campaign. The Red Devils currently lead group A with 19 points from seven games and would be eager to stretch their run even further when they take the Scots who have not beaten them since 1987.

The history of this fixture is not doing the Scots any favours either. The last time they won, it was Ally McCoist and Paul McStay who scored in the 2-0 win in a European Championship qualification game at the same venue. This was their only win against the Belgians in the last 10 games.

Moreover, with an immensely talented squad that they have at their disposal, Belgium will be eager to make sure that no stone is left unturned as they look to make an eagerly awaited return to the big stage. And the last time these two sides met, it was again Belgium who came out on top which clearly indicates that the hosts are in for a tough time.

Meanwhile Chelsea’s Belgium star Eden Hazard is unlikely to feature after suffering from an Achilles injury while training with the Belgium national team. The extent of the injury is unknown, but an Achilles injury is bad news for any footrighton boss Graham Potter.The Australian tops the Premier League charts for most short passes.He said: “I think it is an asset that you have as a goalkeeper, which is only going to help you, definitely with the direction the game is going.”We work hball player and it seems that both Chelsea and Belgium will have to do without their star player for a while.

Meanwhile Liverpool’s new acquisition Simon Mignolet has done remarkably well for his new club in recent weeks and might have done just enough to displace Thibaut Courtois from the starting eleven.

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Probable starting lineups

: Marshall; Hutton, Martin, Hanley, Whittaker; Brown, McArthur, Snodgrass, Forrest; Miller, Rhodes

: Mignolet; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Van Buyten, Gillet; Fellaini, Witsel, Dries Mertens, Chadli, De Bruyne; Benteke

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern München Preview


Bayern and Dortmund have already met each other three times this season. This meeting is set to be the friendliest of them all. However, there will be plenty of bad blood between the two even if it does not show through on the pitch. Hans Joachim Watzke clearly conveyed to the press that he will not be having lunch with Uli Hoeness and Co. any time soon. There will only be a ‘handshake’.Of course the relationship has worsened to a certain extent due to the transfer of Mario Götze to Bayern München. While Bayern did not leak the news, losing Götze is painful for Dortmund. They groomed him to make him what he is today even though he is not the complete product. Also, rumors of Robert Lewandowski joining Bayern are getting louder by the minute. It is seemingly almost assured that he will be in Bavaria next season.Regarding this clash, a draw will guarantee Dortmund second place in thihas not future at the club. Xhaka told fans to f*** off after he was booed off the ground whilst being substituted during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.”The sympathy is not with the reaction, the sympathy is with him being nominated captain bs season’s Bundesliga. As far as Bayern is concerned, they have already broken the points tally and the highest number of wins tally. They will be looking to keep another clean sheet; they will look to register another win away from home. Bayern has rocked between good and brilliant at the Allianz Arena. Away from the Arena, they have been extremely consistent winning each game except one clash with Nürnberakers amid claims the Champions League is set to expand.The Reds fly out to Qatar on Sunday to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup having maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over Watford on Saturday.Liverpool wg in the Bundesliga. In 2013, not a single Bundesliga side has taken a point off of the Bavarians.Dortmund’s willingness to do well in the Champions League cost them dear in both domestic competitions. Bayern knocked them out of the DFB Pokal by a single goal from Arjen Robben. Bayern dominated the clash; the wily Jürgen Klopp had few answers after the match. He compared the German champions to the ‘Chinese’ for their habit of ‘copying everything’. Naturally, this did not go down well with the Bayern hierarchy.Both sides will play mainly their reserve players this weekend as the first team regulars went through tough tests in Spain. Nonetheless, every player who plays on Saturday will be giving it his all. The remaining Bundesliga games are chances for each player to prove his worth for a starting spot in the finin tonight’s Europa League clash.Wijndal says AZ are learning from this European campaign.He told Voetbal International: “We are making great strides at AZ this season.”I think that is great, hectic matches such as in Brussels against Royal Antwerp aal. Also, each player will be looking to earn his team the bragging rights in this German rivalry.In terms of style, Bayern will perhaps revert to playing through the middle as BVB will try to double up on the wingers. BVB will press and harass Bayern constantly. Bayern will do the same when they lose possession. The match will be a tough and tight tactical battle settled by the most minor details. The reverse fixture finished 1-1 in the Allianz Arena, with Toni Kroos’ opener cancelled out by Mario Götze’s equalizer.Who will draw first blood prior to the Champions League final?Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern München

March 1-3 on FOX: watch CONCACAF U20 Championship final, Spurs vs Arsenal and more

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The semi-final line-up of the 2013 CONCACAF U20 Championship is complete. The United States of America’s junior team will affront Cuba at 18:00 EST while El Salvador and Mexico will clash at 21:00 EST this Friday. Both 2013 CONCACAF U20 Championship semi-finals will be live on Fox Soccer Channel with the Third-place Final and the ultimate Final airing at 16:00 EST and 19:00 EST respectively on Sunday, March 3.

In between the weekend’s CONCACAF U20 Championship coverage, Fox Soccer Channel will air three English Premier League fixtures commencing with Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion at 10:00 EST on Saturday. This fixture – which many believe will not be Rafael Benitez’s last match as Blues coach – will be followed by Wigan Athletic vs Liver to move to China.The Sun says Bale has agreed to join Jiangsu Suning for a staggering £1million per week, according to sensational reports in China.The Chinese Super League club are thought to be ready to splash the cash to lure the Welshman, 30, tpool and Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal.

Catch these games on Fox Deportes as well. Fox Soccer 2Go gives you more with five English Premier League matches all scheduled to take place at 10:00 EST this Saturday. Everton vs Reading is part of this EPL listing. It will represent Fox Soccer Plus only match of the weekend. Meanwhile, Fox Soccer 2Go’s six-match weekend coverage ends with a late night show of Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Heart in the A-League. offers you a detailed view of the live broadcast schedule on the Fox network from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, 2013. Watch all matches live. For repeat broadcast info, please visit our respective channel pages.





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Barcelona vs Levante Preview


The La Liga title may not be clinched mathematically just yet, but that will not stop Barcelona from having one eye on their mid-week clash with Bayern Munich. A 13 point lead in the domestic league has Tito Vilanova’s side beyond cruise control, allowing them to potentially rest some players for their upcoming Champions League match.

Barcelona’s first meeting with Levante this season ended very well for the Blaugrana. Despite not being able to score in the first half, Messi, Iniesta and Fabregas found the back of the net in the second 45 to give the Catalans a 0-4 victory away from the Nou Camp.

Knowing that the La Liga title is still not a guarantee, the Barcelona players are still aware of their obligations for the remaining seven matches.

“The league is the most important title for me, as it reflects consistency and the work you put in day after day,” Iniesta told Marca.

“We would all love to be in this position at this point in the season every year. We’ve been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, but we’re on course to win the league and the Champions League semi-final is just one step from the final in London.”

It would be naive to think that the Barcelona players do not believe that they have thham have agreed a deal in principle for forward Steven Bergwijn.PSV for the Europa League Round of 32 to the final day.After a nervy first half by both sides, Jose Bordalas’ men took the lead five minutes after the interval.Kenedy found Mata inside the Trabzonspor box and the latter unleashed a shot to beat the oppoEindhoven are understood to want £27m for the Netherlands international.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is looking for striking reinforcements as England captain Harry Kane is out withe title wrapped up, but regardless of their advantage at the top of the table and the possibility of rotating their squad, Juan Ignacio Martinez will know that regardless of who plays, it will not be easy.

If the 0-4 drubbing in the first match was not proof of how strong Barcelona’s squad is, Levante’s previous two matches have not ended very well, leading to even more concern. Nine goals conceded with only one scored could be a big issue, heading into the Nou Camp where Barcelona has scored eight in their last two La Liga matches, while only conceding one.

An unlikely contributor of goals on Saturday for Barcelona Manchester City star Yaya Toure is thinking of hanging up his boots.Toure is with Qingdao Huanghai in China, and has often spoke vocally about circumstances surrounding racism in football.Now Toure is seriously contemplating retiring so that he can fcould be Argentina star Lionel Messi. After missing a few matches with a thigh injury, the Argentine forward only returned to practice yesterday.

“He may not be playing but he has not played in the last two games and I think they have an 8-0 aggregate,” Martinez told reporters.

“We must be bold when we have the chance, but we have to be very strong defensively,” the Levante manager added.

Previous Meetings

Levante 0-4

Levante 1-2

5-0 Levante

Levante 1-1 Barcelona

2-1 Levante

5-1 Levante


Barcelona vs Real Madrid live on October 26, 2013: The world will be watching!


Barca’s winless streak in El Clasico

As the calendar confirms it, Saturday will mark 429 days since the Blaugrana last defeated their eternal rivals, Los Blancos. One must roll back the time to August 23 last year to re-live Barca’s latest victory. It occurred in the first leg of the 2012 Supercopa de Espana at the Camp Nou with the hosts winning 3-2.

The game was marked with a terrible blunder by goalkeeper Victor Valdes which allowed Argentine winger Angel Di Maria to reduce Real Madrid’s deficit. That goal proved vital as the Spanish giants, then managed by Jose Mourinho, beat the Catalans 4-4 on aggregate thanks to the away goals rule r first four Premier League games.The Red Devils have five points after four matches, putting them seven behind their bitter rivals Liverpool.But Mata thinks the performances have been there and United have not gotten the rub of the green.”We startedto lift the Spanish Super Cup.

Will 26 October 2013 mark the end of Barcelona’s five-match winless streak against Real Madrid?

El Clasico debuts for some

El Clasico will be different this Saturday with in Spain’s greatest rivalry match. Players like Isco and Illarramendi will also be keen to play an important role in the 90-minute scenario but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are of course the two superstars that light up El Clasico’s hype.

Messi and Ronaldo marking the hype as always

La Pulga made his return from injury last weekend in a 0-0 draw away to Osasuna. He followed up on that with an appearance at the San Siro in the UEFA Champions League. His equalizer offered his side’s a valuable point against Milan. Messi now looks to be in top shape and the pressure will be on the visiting team’s defence to perform as the following fact tells it:

No player has scored more goals (18) or delivered more assists (11) in El Clasico history than Lionel Messi

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CR7, meanwhile, has been in devastating form. He netted a brace in midweek against Juventus and will be eager to add more to his tally against Barcelona. The Catalans are one of Ronaldo’s favourite opponents in Spain. Since his arrival at Real Madrid, the Portuguese winger has scoredimated series set inside the Premier League club’s training academy, according to Variety, reports, /.The US entertainment news outlet reports that the series, named Sky Blue Academy, will comprise 26 episodes centred around a group of boys and girls 12 goals against Barca, just like against Sevilla and Malaga. Only his record against Getafe (13 goals) tops this achievement.

In fact, both Messi and Ronaldo have imposed themselves as El Clasico kings:

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beIN Sport viewers will see Real Madrid and Mexico legend Hugo Sanchez make his debut as a pundit. Commenting on the American sports network’s urnley boss Sean Dyche was delighted with the manner of their goals for victory over Norwich City.The Clarets boss celebrated becoming the fourth longest serving manager in the club’s history with three deserved points, thanks to Chris Wood’s early blatest capture, :

“Sanchez was just named as La Liga’s ambassador to the Americas, and we are excited to build off this momentum to have him on our network, especially for a worldwide event such as El Clásico.”

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Blackburn vs Man City live streaming: Watch early FA Cup match


Preview: Can Manuel Pellegrini lead City to the FA Cup?

City’s Chilean coach, Manuel Pellegri.The Germany international is being linked with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.AskeLiverpool star Virgil Van Dijk was delighted to see a mature display from the Reds as they booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League.RB Salzburg gave it a good go during the group stage clash, with goalkeeper Alisson having to pull off sd about Werner’s situation, Mintzlaff said: “I could now answer with empty phrases, then it will be tedious for your readers. And if I don’t say anything, it’sni already ruled out Martin Demichelis, Sergio Aguero, Jack Rodwell, Stevan Jovetic and Micah Richards. Considering the busy Christmas and New Year schedule of the Premier League, the manager might consider making some changes such as bringing on Javi Garcia and James Milner. David Silva could start after missing the midweek Premier League clash against Swansea due to suspension.

Todd Kane, David Dunne and DJ Campbell are doubtful for Blackburn. Gary Bowyer will be happy to welcome back Jason Lowe after suspension. His side signed two players this week to permanent long term . Both the players had initially been brought temporarily to the club. The loan stints of Rudy Gestede from Cardiff and Tom Cairney from Hull City proved to be successful enough for them to be made permanent.

Blackburn’s recent form in the Championship has been quite good. Their only recent loss came to Birmingham City, 2-3. Other than that, they beat Leeds United, Yeovil and Millwall, drawing only against Sheffield Wednesday.

Blackburn currently sits tenth in the Championship. They sit a full twelve points behind third placed QPR, having collected 34 points from 24 matches. Promotion does not seem to be on the agenda currently. Therefore, a good Cup run would definitely satisfy the fans. The team they are up against however has done well recently in domestic Cup competitions.

City has already qualified for the semifinals of the Capital One Cup. Pellegrini spoke of the club’s ambitions to :

“I said from the beginning of the season if we are going to play in every competition we must play with exactly the same importance.

The FA Cup is a very ng to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.Arsenal are desperate to find a buyer for Ozil.TRT Spor and Sabah journalist Fatih Dogan claim Fenerbahce are weighing up a deal to bring Ozil away from the Emirates on loan.Dogan reckons Ozil is even money, otraditional competition here in England and in every country of Europe the cup is always an important competition.

Some players will have the chance to play now in the FA Cup. As I said with the Capital One, both cups finish at Wembley and to finish at Wembley with a final is important for every team.”

The previous meeting between these two sides took place in early 2012 in the Premier League and ended in City’s favor, 3-0, with Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko grabbing the goals.

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Real Madrid vs Sevilla live streaming HD: Watch Ronaldo play on October 30, 2013


Preview: Cristiano Ronaldo and annoyed Real Madrid under the spotlight

Since defeating Juventus in the UEFA Champions League last week, Real Madrid have made more impact in the media than on the pitch. Questionable tactics by Carlo Ancelotti saw Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona claim a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou on Matchday 10 of the league.

The game produced a number of controversial moments against both teams and post-match discussions had Madrid complaining. During the game, Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo was flashed a yellow card for bitterly criticizing the referee. This week, a video of Sepp Blatter making a joke about Ronaldo went viral. The club eventually demanded an apology from the FIFA President.

The Galacticos’ wish was granted immediately after 2008 Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo posted the video on his Facebook account with a sarcastic complnchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano insists manager Pep Guardiola will not skip out on his contract.With City’s title defence in ruins following Friday night’s 3-2 defeat at Wolves , the Blues’ chief has come out to insist that Guardiola is iment. All these off-the-pitch stories have added to the public’s interest ahead of Real Madrid’s upcoming fixture.

The club’s number 7 winger, who has been nominated among the 23-man shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or award, will inevitably be the point of focus against Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo is tied on eight goals in La Liga (three behind leading goalscorer Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid). How will CR7 respond on the pitch to Sepp Blatter’s opinion that Messi is more preferable while Ronaldo is like a ‘Robot Commander’?

Sevilla could suffer the consequences of this bizarre words exchange between the FIFA president and the Portugal captain. Of course, there is more to tonight’s game than this storyew Robertson hailed Roberto Firmino’s vision as “frightening” after a world-class display in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Newcastle.Liverpool went a goal behind against the Magpies at Anfield but turned the game around before the half time break.Scotland. The visitors are only 10th in La Liga, while the hosts have fallen a huge step behind in their chase for the title by losing to leaders Barca.

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid and the Ronaldo at 30 factor


Some might say that an athlete’s downward cycle will start when they turn 30. Well, Cristiano Ronaldo gets to his third decade alive trying to prove the naysayers wrong. Being crowned as the Best Player for the second year in a row, CR7 clearly is having one of his best seasons ever, but it will be up to him to keep his dominance for years to come.

Playing among the world’s elite players for 12 years now, Ronaldo’s success has been outstanding in the past couple of seasons. Reaching scoring milestones in almost every tournament he has participated in, the Portuguese superstar has polished his all-around game to be considered a threat anywhere in the pitch, hauling stats that could easily put him among the best players ever to step inside a football stadium. But how have other top players behaved after their 30th birthdays? We will give you four examples of players among the elite and their performances when they reach 30.

Perhaps the best example for a world-class player. The Brazilian striker was already a household name before his 28th birthday, even though he had to endure harsh injuries to his knees. Known for his speed and goalscoring skills, Ronaldo struggled almost every year with injuries, and with his weight swings, his body was not fully fit for a grueling season. When he became 30-years old, Ronaldo’s shape was less than perfect, and his goal totals were not satisfying. He left Real Madrid months after turning 30, blaming then-coach Fabio Capello for his physical issues. Ronaldo’s commitment to his athleticism may rise him above those who after their third decade come down to injuries constantly, such as his Brazilian namesake.

One of the most praised players for his skills, but also severely criticized for his short temper, Zinedine Zidane’s career blossomed once he turned 30. Giving Los Blancos their ninth UEFA Champions League trophy in the course of that year, Zidane had a complicated World Cup, but bounced back to lead a struggling Real Madrid team. Zidane’s commitment to his body was also praised by his team-mates, and Ronaldo may have his example quite at hand, with Zizou coachiit captain Jack Grealish.The Manchester Evening News says United have ramped up their interest in Grealish and are ‘keen on agreeing terms this month’ to stop his fee rising after Euro 2020.The Red Devils hope to bag the 24-year-old playmaker early in s he wants to buy after their 1-0 win over Chelsea.Isaac Hayden scored the winner for Newcastle on Saturday as they edged out Chelsea and afterwards Bruce spoke about what his plans are amid an injury to Jetro Willems in the game.”We need to build ng Real Madrid Castilla and often attending the first team’s training sessions. If Ronaldo wants to keep healthy and successful after his 30th birthday, Zidane could be a great mentor. The comparison may seem a bit off, since they play different positions, but their tempers and skills are quite similar, even with Zizou being more exquisite than the explosive Portuguese.

Ronaldo has always stated that one of his role models is Luis Figo. The legendary player, now running for FIFA’s office, was also criticized for never getting his National team to shine in a big tournament, but his numbers became better with age. After turning thirty, Figo maintained his superstar status even during the era of Los Galacticos. He managed to score the same amount of goals for Los Blancos during his early thirties, before getting into several arguments with Madrid’s coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who ultimately cast him away from the team. Figo’s performances with the Portuguese side got better after reaching his third decade, leading them to the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup, where they were eliminated by Zidane’s France. Always being a mentor for CR7, Figo’s advice to maintain top-notch skills while playing for Real Madrid may come in handy.

When he was at his primhton midfielder Steven Alzate says they were pleased with their 1-1 draw against Watford.Abdoulaye Doucoure had Watford ahead before Brighton forced an own goal from Adrian Mariappa.Alzate felt overall Albion were happy with the point.He said: “Thee, no one could figure out Ronaldo Assis de Moreira. His peak came when he was 26, but the dazzling Brazilian midfielder refused to give up nightlife in order to keep himself as a top competitor. When he became 30, “Dinho” was the driving force behind AC Milan’s comeback in the Italian Serie A, finishing third behind Inter and Roma. He even reclaimed his spot as Brazil’s playmaker before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but coach Dunga infuriated fans by denying him the chance to play in his third global tournament. After being snubbed by his National team’s coach, Ronaldinho maintained his relaxed life style and never bounced back to full fitness, giving his fans only what he thought would be enough. Even with that, he became one of the few players ever to win the UEFA Champions League, the World Cup, and the Copa Libertadores, and he did it at the age of 33.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s chance of getting better with age are not that slim, if you take into consideration his commitment to excellence and his disposition to become the best player ever. His first test of how his thirties reflect on his playing style will come against one of Real Madrid’s most-hated opponents, when they meet with Diego Simeone’s Atletico. Most likely, Cristiano Ronaldo’s age won’t matter when he starts the game on Saturday, but maybe being a more mature person will help him reach heights he never dreamed of.

Chievo Verona vs Juventus live: Where to watch September 25, 2013 Serie A match


Preview: Another win a must for Old Lady

After emerging victorious away to Hellas Verona at the weekend, another team from the same region will be looking to get the better of the reigning Italian champions. Indeed, Chievo have always been a tough nut to crack on home soil which means that Antonio Conte’s side will have to work hard to earn a win on Wednesday.

After defeating Hellas on Sunday, La Vecchia Signora would be eager to do the same against their neighbours. Though the game is expected to be more or less played on a similar tempoin 2019 has been tough to take.”I would love to be involved,” he said. “My injury put me back a bit but now I feel as though I am back. I’ve been quite pleased with my form but I’d like to do better.”I feel that, if I get to play in a lot of matches, with the Flying Donkeys playing in their own half to neutralise Juve’s potency while going forward and try to hit the visitors on the counter.

Off the field problems are something that were nowhere to be seen during Conte’s first two campaigns. However, the manager is now sailing in unchartered waters in this regard. After Fernando Llorente’s unhappiness at not being used enough filled newspaper columns all over the country were put to bed, a new issue has seemingly cracked the surface. Star midfielder, Andrea Pirlo is apparently unhappy with his gaffer. The Italy international was called back to the bench in the 66th minute of the game against Hellas, something he did not take that well which was evident by his decision to go straight for the changing rooms rather than going towards the bench.

However, it seems very unlikely that such a rift, if indeed it is one, contaminates the atmosphere in the dressing room. Pirlo has been an integral part of Conte’s plans ever since he joined the Turin giants and the change might have been made keeping in view the midweek encounter which is a must win for the champions who nchester City.The 22-year-old initially looked to be struggling with the pace of the game as City dominated possession but failed to score.But, collecting a chipped pass from Lucas Moura on the edge of the area, Bergwijn controlled with his chest befneed to make sure that the gap between them and league leaders Roma and Napoli is not widened further.

Apart from Simone Pepe and Martin Caceres, Conte has a fully fit squad to choose from. However, a few changes are expected. Gianluigi Buffon is likely to return in goal while defensive stalwart Giorgio Chiellini will team up with Andrea Bonucci and new boy Angelo Ogbonna in defence. After making a long awaited return for the side on Sunday, Marchisio is expected to be given a start which could provide an opportunity to Arturo Vidal to get some much needed rest.

After beating Udinese 2-1, Chievo registered their first win of the campaign. Despite scoring at the weekend, Sergio Pellissier is likely to be started from the bench by Giuseppe Sannino even though the player has always done well against the Ts to play on next season.It was announced this morning that De Rossi will leave Roma at the end of this term. A media conference is slated for 12:45pm today which will be attended by De Rossi and new chief exec Guido Fienga.Roma tweeted on Tuesday mourin giants.

Possible starting XI

Puggioni, Papp, Cesar, Drame; Hetemaj, Radovanovic, L. Rigoni, Estigarribia; Paloschi, Thereau

Buffon, Ogbonna, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio; Vucinic, Tevez

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Luis Enrique will support Luis Suarez even if he doesn’t score goals


During his pre-match press conference, Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique stated he is not worried about Luis Suarez’s lack of goals, since he believes the Uruguayan has shown other abilities while playing for Los Blaugranas.

“It’s not an issue for us. We are delighted with what he has shown, we don’t care about his goal-less streak. Everybody fails, we have failed aetico Madrid is set to be confirmed on Tuesday.Marca reports Atletico have announced Godin will hold a press conference at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday.The Uruguayan is set to announce his departure from the club in which he has spent ts coaches and they have failed as players. I’m not worried because I have not seen any players moving around like he’s done inside the penalty box. How could I be worried if he give more to the team than just scoring? We are happy with what he’s done and with what he’ll do,” the coach .

Asked about the team that will play against Elche this weekend, Luis Enrique revealed he is thinking of saving a few players for the Copa del Rey match against Atletico next week, but he hasn’t decided which players will be left out.

“It’s time to make the most out of the squad. I will stick to my philosophy and maintain my 20 players motivated. Anyone can start, and that kind of thinking makes us stronger. We have to face Elche with respect. Even though we scored a lot of goals against them in the Copa del Rey, the League is always full of surprises. We can’t lay back thinking we’ve aea.The Sun says Bilbao are monitoring former goalkeeper Kepa’s predicament after he was dropped by Frank Lampard for Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Leicester.The La Liga club are interested in re-signing their academy graduate, however the ‘keeper’s hefty waglready won. I’m sure they will be pretty intense and will try to hurt us with counter attacks,” he .

The only player Luis Enrique left out of the squad is Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who will be rested for next week’s match against Atletico. The rest of the team will be available, as the Spanish boss confirmed Claudio Bravo re prepared to back new boss David Moyes in the market as they attempt to strengthen their team.The Mirror says the Hammers have pinpointed three areas they want to strengthen.The London side want to sign a striker, midfielder and right back before twill continue defending Barca’s net for now.

“Lionel Messi is worried because he doesn’t shine like before” — Gerardo Martino


The newly appointed Argentina’s National Team coach, Gerardo Martino, spoke today about his top player, Lionel Messi. According to the former Barcelona coach, Messi is worried because things are not working out for him the way they used to.

“Messi is trying very hard to reach his previot hisictory over Manchester City.The Reds enter the November international break eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw the reigning champions beaten at Anfield.While affording themse mammoth wage demands.The Spaniard has signed with PSG after his United contract expired last month.United and Herrera both wanted to come to an agreement over an extension.However, the Red Devils were not prepared to pay Het after defeat at Manchester United.Despite the 4-0 scoreline, the City faithful could be heard backing the lads right up until and beyond the final whistle, and Tettey hopes they can do the same again at Carrow Road next week.“Thank-you, we heard rrera the £350-per-wus form. He is worried about it, because he can’t find the way right now. We want him to know that the National Team can help him reach his best version again, and even though he can do it while playing in his club, we will do everything in our power to help him come back to his top form,” Martino stated in an.

Nevertheless, the Argentinian manager who led Barcelona to a cupless season last year, thinks maybe the best version of Messi and his club may not be seen again.

“Messi’s career goes side-by-side with what happens to Barcelona. If you keep comparing their best version, any comparison will not be satisfying. Both the club and Lio managed to keep playing their best for a long time, and I don’t know if we will live to see them achieve that kind of level again,” Martino .

The National Team’s coach will have Messi playing for his team next week, when they face Croatia and Portugal in a couple of friendly matches.

Ludogorets vs Liverpool live listings: Watch crucial Champions League match


The Reds have lost all of their last four matches in all competitions and will be desperate for a win when they face Ludogorets in an away fixture. Rodgers’ men were against a struggling Crystal Palace side have offered Christian Eriksen a bumper new contract.The Daily Mail says Spurs are willing to stump up the cash to try and convince him to stay amid interest from Atletico and Real Madrid.Eriksen – who trained alone in Singapore this week – is underslast time out whicse to give Manchester City a clear run at Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.Correio da Manha says United could battle City with a bid for Sporting midfielder Fernandes.The prolific midfielder has a release clause of €100m, but neither United or Cityh had managed just two wins in the league prior to the match against Liverpool.

Lambert started the proceedings early for the away side as he scored only his first goal for Liverpool in the 2nd minute. However Crystal Palace replied back with goals from Gayle, Ledley and Jedinak to condemn Liverpool to their sixth defeat of the league campaign.

Brendan Rodgers’ in an effort to rally the troops has insisted that they must keep their focus on the upcoming match and not dwell much on the recent results.

“The way I work is to never dwell on the past,” . “Anyone can make mistakes. We need to focus on the next game.”

“We will keep fighting and working in the belief that the honesty and commitment of the group will get us the results.

The former Swansea boss is hopeful his side can triumph on Wednesday and has insisted that scoring first can give them an advantage in what can be a very difficult away game.

“We haven’t gotten the results and we haven’t been consistent. If we get the first goal, that can give us the confidence.”

The Reds scored a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture but Rodgers has refused to take Ludogorets lightly.

“It’s the same as any other game,” he added. “We give Ludogorets a lot of respect. They have showed they are a good side with very good players [in the first game]. It was a very tough game at Anfield.

“We arrive here with big motivation. We will do everything we can to get a result.”

Liverpool will be hoping to welcome midfielder Jordan Henderson back into the squad who missed the match against Crystal Palace due to illness. However there are doubts over the likes of Mario Balotelli (hamstring), Jose Enrique (knee), and Mamadou Sakho (thigh) whereas Daniel Sturridge (thigh), Suso (groin) and Jon Flanagan (knee) have been ruled out of the match.

Ludogorets on the other hand suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Basel in their last European encounter and will be looking for three vital points which will prove to be imperative if they are to make it to the Round of 16 of the competition. A draw will end Georgi Dermendzhiev’s side’s participation in the competition this season whereas a loss will hurt their chances of finishing third and making it to the Europa League.

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“I’m truly disappointed, I don’t like how the club handles things”—Marcelo Bielsa


Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa showed his concern about the team’s performance during this transfer window. “El Loco” is not happy with his president, Vincent Labrune, who did not consult him on any transfer made by Olympique Marseille during this summer:

“I couldn’t take a stand. I think the president made me promises he couldn’t keep. I asked for twelve specific players and he didn’t come through with any of them,” Bielsa told the .

“I just learned on Monday we would be signinGenoa coach Aurelio Andreazzoli felt they did not deserve defeat to AC Milan. Lasse Schone had Genoa ahead before Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessie struck for the visitors. Pepe Reina secured the points with an injury-time penalty save.ew the 2019-20 European Women’s Champions League Qualification Round—looking at Groups 1-5 this week and Groups 6-10 next week.Early August to some means the tail end of summer but to football fanatics it always means the start to the new Women’s CAndreazzoli saig (defender) Doria, and I didn’t agree on that. Honestly, the gap between what I had imagined and what we will have is going to be enormous,” coach Bielsa added.

Prior to a friendly match against Arles-Avignon from France’s Ligue 2, Bielsa will have to face this tournament with a different point of view.

“I will take on this challenge with joy and optimism, I’m not going to step aside. But I want to make it very clear, I’m truly disappointed with how things are handled here, “Bielsa concluded.

OM has earned seven points in four matchesa veiled dig at Mikel Arteta after he was confirmed as Arsenal’s new manager.Arteta has never managed before, and has spent the past three seasons working under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.Mourinho said: “The only point I can find – and it is , winning their last two games in Ligue 1.

Telemundo Presents “Fútbol Estelar”: Pachuca vs Leones Negros


Deportes Telemundo presents the Liga MX Torneo Apertura Week 14 matchup, with runner-up Pachuca hosting the University of Guadalajara’s Leones Negros, live at Hidalgo Stadium this Saturday, October 25 at 9PM/8C/6PT. Veteran sportscaster Sammy Sadovnik and three-time Mexican top scorer Carlos Hermosillo will narrate the action at this decisive match.

It’s been more than a decade since the two teams last faced each other, in a league tournament back in the 1992-1993 season. Their last official encounter was on July 25, 2012 in the opening game oil Wood as new U23 coach.Wood, a former United youth team player, will be assisted in his new role by Quinton Fortune, who played 126 times for the Old Trafford side during his playing career and won the Premier League.Academy chief Nicky Butt said: f the Copa MX. Viewers can enjoy their upcoming match live on Deportes Telemundo digital platforms, , Deportes Telemundo EN VIVO EXTRA app, play by play on Twitter @telemundosports and in pictures on Instagram @deportestelemundo.

Enrique Meza’s team has climbed the league charts and is very close to securing its place in the final phase of the Liga MX Torneo AperturaEverton hero Thomas Gravesen has urged fans to be patient with the current team.After victory over West Ham, Gravesen hopes that better times lie ahead.He told the Liverpool Echo: “I think we’re a team that’s still in transition, and that people need to be patient.“We have a good manager and I’m sure he’ll get it right. It doesn’t always come together overnight.“There are a lot of very talented players at the club right now – an awful lot, it’s just about getting the balance right.“Of course, the fact that Liverpool are doing so well makes it more difficult for the Everton supporters, but I really do think patience is the key.“For me the one player that stands out is Richarlison. He’s a match-winner, he can change games, and I think he can do even more. He can drive this team forward and bring everyone together.” 2014. “We are in the top eight, and after doing our best to finish well in Concachampions we’ll comesh with England teammate Raheem Sterling has changed the way he approaches things.Gomez was involved in a clash with Sterling during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City at Anfield in November.The Reds defender was happy a line had been drawn und home and try to get the three points we need to put us among the first-place teams,” Mexican midfielder Diego de Buen commented. Pachuca has won seven of the last nine points up for grabs in the tournament after beating Monarcas in an away game in Morelia, trouncing Jaguares 2-0 at home, and winning one point in a 1-1 tie with the UNAM Pumas at Mexico’s 1968 Olympic Stadium.

Leones Negros are starting to bounce back after three consecutive games without a loss. Luis Alfonso Sosa’s team will take the field in Hidalgo Stadium after tying Chiapas 1-1 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, scoring a valuable victory at home over long-time rivals the UNAM Pumas, and wresting a point away from Puebla in an away game at Cuauhtémoc Stadium.

Watch all African World Cup qualifying playoffs live on beIN Sport Oct 12-15, 2013


The CAF World Cup qualifying playoff matches between October 12 and October 15 will certainly live up to expectations with great match ups. Which of these 10 nations will represent Africa at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil?

Half of the story will be told this month and all of the five matches will be broadcast dropped plans to buy out Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.The Telegraph says Boehly is preparing to make an improved offer to buy Chelsea after his first bid was rejected.Boehly values the club at £3bn and has made Chelsea his number one target.Abramlive on TV in the United States of America thanks to . If you live outside USA, you will still be able to watch selected African World Cup qualifying playoff fixtures live. As Livfor what he is doing at Manchester United.And the Catalan reckons Old Trafford’s owners are right to stick with the Norwegian – and give him the time to return United back to football’s top table. “I am not there, I am not part of United but whateSoccerTV can confirm, (UK), (Africa) and (Middle East)are also part of the networks scheduled to telecast the games between October 12 and October 15, 2013.

The Ghana vs Egypt clash is set to attract the most number of viewers with America’s Bob Bradley facing the Black Stars for the first time since his 2010 World Cup fiasco with the USMNT in the Round of 16. The presence of European football stars has added spark to the pre-match hype.

Get ready to embrace African football at its best with the likes of Juvenuts’ Kwadwo Asamoah, Milan’s Sulley Muntari, Olympique Marseille’s Andre Ayew, and ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan rocking the stage. Meanwhile, the Egyptians possess Hull City’s Gedo. The latter is one of the team’s most valuable weapons. He will be looking to once again throw the Black Stars into darkness and confusion like he did in the final of the 2010 AFCON with his super-sub match winner.

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Of course, this is not the only African World Cup qu contract with the Seagulls.Former Swansea City and Ostersunds boss Potter replaces Chris Hughton, who was sacked despite keeping the club up last season.He told Expressen: “I would not say that I am worried, because I know that it is a result-orientalifying play-off match to look forward to. For full worldwide live listings details, click on the following links:

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