28 Nov 2012

David Villa Reaches 300 Career Goals

David Villa reaches 300 careers goals by netting twice against Alaves on Wednesday.David Villa socred with a beautiful free kick in the 56th minute at Nou Camp.Barcelona qualified easily and eliminated Alaves on wednesday.Barca came from behind and won the game with the score of 3-1.David Villa shines again for barca and won the game for his club.Now barca will face the second division team Cordoba.Manager Tito Vilanova wanted the injured players to get used to pitch quickly, so those who recovered recenlty from their injuries were given the chance to play and he rested some of the regular players including Messi,Xavi,Iniesta,Busquets and Victor Valdes.Barcelona also won first leg against Alaves last month convincingly with the score of 3-0.Tello assisted David Villa.Score was equal at the end of the first half, after the break villa scored twice which ensured their win.David Villa has scored 40 times for Barcelona since he joined from Valencia in 2009-10 season.During the club world cup in last december Villa got injured after breaking his leg.David  Villa is one of the most talented and God gifted players in the world.He was under the consideration of many big clubs like, manchester United,Manchester City,Real Madrid,AC Milan and many others, but he selected Barcelona as the right place for him and stating that he always wanted to be a part of this legendry club and now he's very glad to see that even barca also showed interest in signing him as their main striker in the forward line-up with a great like Lionel Messi.

If we look at the most successful people and organizations or in any other field in the world, we will see that all of them are still successful just because of their consistency and consistent hard work.As far as footballer are concerned their career and stardom totally depends on their consistency but those who stopped working on their skills and vision are nothing today than just a common footballer of a average club.David Villa is a perfect example for all the strikers, that how to stay fit and perform on consistent basis.Even Barcelona's attacking force looks quite weak if they don't have Villa in the starting line-up for them.

27 Nov 2012

Wayne Rooney Can Perform In The World Cup ?

Wayne Rooney is a vital player for both Manchester United and England, but he has been very disappointing for the National team.No one can challenge his abilities but what's the point of those abilities when they don't come out at the bigger or tougher level of the game ? In this season he's again busy playing as a midfield player, he's just given the job to perform as a midfielder by Sir Alex Ferguson, which received so much criticism from both the fans and critics.Using Wayne Rooney as a midfielder shows that how much Sir ALex Ferguson is confused in the current season.Rooney hasn't scored to his potential in this season so far.Javier Harnendez is given the job to score as the main striker, but we have seen many times that his limited scoring abilities fails everytime, when he's playing against a tough opponent.Manchester United's other young strikers are still working hard to make themselves as a first choice player.So it's quite easy to understand what changes Sir Alex Ferguson should made for his side.Playing Rooney more as a midfielder has shown us that how much it started to cost Man United since the last season of premier league.England's national coach is also recently signed, So it's obvious that he'll also need time to work on rooney.Wayne himself should realize his problems and tell his coaches to help him by giving the right position to play on field if they want results from him.Roy Hodgson feels rooney kows he has to do alot better than this and admits that he has things to improve in his game.Roy also said that clubs are not helping the national team of England because youngsters are showing their interest in the Premier League rather than the Football World Cup.

Manchester City expects improvement at Wigan

Roberto Mancini wants his striking force to attack according to their skills, like last Season, when they made it possible for Man city to win the premier title after 1968.Man City will travel to wigan's home ground on wednesday.It's quite alarming for Man City to get themselves in a better shape in all departments because Chelsea Fc is looking qutie impressive since Rafael Benitez has decided to manage Chelsea Fc.Chelsea's defending was very good against Man City.Attacking force of Man City can't be compared with any of their rivals, because it includes Mario Balotelli,Carlos Tevez,Edin Dzeko and Sapinish Sergio Aguero.Mancini rates Manchester United as a bigger threat among all rivals.Last time when they Played at Old Trafford, City thrashed Manchester United with the score of 6-1.

Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez has scored 6 goals so far.While Sergio Aguero scored 5 times.Unfortunately City is out of this years Champions League.Mancini said i have the most dangerous strikers but they should work hard and realize their responsbilities to take a comprehensive lead in the point table.He also that i am not happy with our position in right now because we deserve to be at the top.But he's very Joe Hart's performance.Mancini describes Mario Balotelli  as a complete striker with his amazing additional Striking skills, but he needs to understand his problems and try to solve them because it's his ego which is quite dangerous for his own career and futre clubs.For Tevez he said, he's also a brilliant player but he can do better than this.He's a senior striker that's why he also supports his fellows Strikers as middle player with accurate passes.

Mancini believes with their current form they don't feel any threat from any of the weak teams except the top clubs.He said chelsea and Man utd can defeat them for the title race.As far as Man united is concerned, Mancini said I feel they are weak in denfence and we have the edge of better attack which can beat their defence with Consistent attacks.They also lack experience in defence.For Chelsea he said they also have some problems in defence but their attack can provide them the lead any time in the game, which we have to look after.

26 Nov 2012

Lionel Messi Scored his 82nd Goal last night

Barcelona won the match against Levante 4-0 las night and gained three points very easily.Last night's win confirms that they will stay on top until next week.Leo Messi scored twice, both goals were assisted by Andres Iniesta.Iniesta himself took his chance and shot once at the target.Fourth goal was scored by Cesc Fabregas which was another assist by Magical Andres Iniesta.Leo Messi Scored his 82nd goal of the Season, now he's just three goals short of German player Gerd Muellers, who scored 85 times 1972 in a single season.Messi is also leading the individual score chart with 19 Goals.Atletico is performing very well this Season and gains the second position in points table ahead of Real Madrid.But Atletico's coach said it's too early to say that who will win the La Liga title.Barcelona increased the difference between them and Real Madrid to 11 points last night.Xavi Hernandez is very impressed by strategic plans of Louis van Gaal.Xavi said it is very satisfied performance of our Coaches for our youth system.He also said that me and Carlos Puyol are playing together since the begining of our careers and we're satistied with the clubs future because of the great work of our Coaches in the youth System.

Jose Maria missed a chance missed in the opening of last night's game.Victor Valdes saved the goal in 12th minute of the  game.Barcelona reacted within 10 minutes and messi attacked with his low hit, then Xavi also tried his luck.Fisrts period of the match went quite well for Levante.Defenders did their job in the first half.In the second half Iniesta showed his class again by assisting Leo Messi.It took only 5 minutes to Messi and Iniesta to score again.Again 5 minutes were enough for scoring but this time it was Iniesta himself.Cesc Fabregas scored the fourth goal of the match, which was also a assist from Andres Iniesta.Consistency of Iniesta was a major fact in the last night's win for Barcelona.Victor Valdes made a double save for his team including a penalty in the last few minutes of the game.

25 Nov 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Sir Alex Ferguson

Ronaldo who was a Manchester United's former hero, wasn't welcomed by his former Town.Fans did everything to get him nervous in midweek.Ronaldo admitted that he's still interested in English Football and always keeps a close eye on Premier League.According to Ronaldo's statements, There are hints that he will return to Premier League and as far as this Season is concerned, Man utd really needs a star who can play in Middle and can attack also to support Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie.Ronaldo and Alex Ferguson met on Wednesday but they denied that they were discussing on Ronaldo's return to Man Utd.Ronaldo played a major role on Wednesday to knockout Man City from Champions League.Ronaldo also said that i still like to watch Premier League and in my opinion it is the best league in the world.Premier League is full of brilliant players and it's really tough to win Premier League title ahead of La Liga.In premier league there are 3 or 4 teams who are always considered as the contenders for the league title and that's why it is better than La Liga in my Opinion.He also said, I think United can win the title this year because man city is facing some technical issues in their defence this year.

Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson also met his current manager Jose Mourinho at Lowry Hotel before the match.Sir Alex Ferguson feels it will be a very expensive deal to get Ronaldo back at the Old Trafford but I wish to sign him again on this Christmas.It is very true that Ronaldo can leave Real Madrid in upcoming transfer season.At the airport fans gave him a very warm welcome and he loved to see that still fans love and respect him.Ronaldo said Sir ALex made me a complete player and i can never forget whatever he has done for me to become a Top Football Star.Cristinao Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009 but there are chances and hints that he can return to Old trafford this season.

24 Nov 2012

Manchester United Match Preview

Manchester United will face a managerless QPR at Old Trafford on Saturday after ex-United legend Mark Hughes was sacked during the week. The Reds are looking to bounce back to winning ways following their 1-0 defeat to Norwich last weekend and with all United’s big guns returning, Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoepful that normal service will be resumed at Old Trafford today.United have had many classic encounters with QPR over the years both home and away. Loftus Road in the early Premier League years always provided a classic football match including two 3-2 thrillers and wonder goal from Ryan Giggs Watch Video. Many United fans will never forget the hammering that QPR dished out to the Reds exactly 20 years ago on New Years Day. Four wins and a draw over the Christmas period saw Sir Alex Ferguson lift the manager of the month award, only for Dennis Bailey to fire in a hat-trick for the hoops in a 4-1 scoreline at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson will restore most of his big guns to the starting line-up after resting them in midweek.Anders Lindegaard should resume in goal with Ferdinand and Smalling starting in front of him. Rafael and Evra will start in the fullback positions with Jones and Buttner available as cover. Vidic and Evans are still unavailable through injury.

United could see Paul Scholes restored to the line-up after missing out in midweek. He could partner either Anderson, Carrick or Cleverley in the centre. Young and Valencia should start on the wings in a 4-4-2 formation. Giggs and Fletcher are also available, Kagawa is still out through injury.The Reds will see Wayne Rooney return to their line-up and he will partner Robin van Persie in attack.Hernandez and Welbeck are also available.United have won 10 and lost none of the last 13 matches in all competitions against QPR.QPR had the last player to score a league hat-trick at Old Trafford Dennis Bailey 4-1 January 1992.Rooney was first goalscorer in both games against QPR last season.Scholes has scored three goals in three Premier League games against QPR.QPR have taken just three points from the last 57 available in Premier League away matches (W0 D3 L16).United have won 12 and lost just one of their last 14 Premier League games at Old Trafford; a run that includes a 2-0 win over QPR.The Reds are yet to draw a game this season, only four teams in Premier League history have drawn none of their opening 13 games.United have the best conversion rate in the Premier League this season, scoring with 19.4%, while QPR have the lowest 7.6%.

Fernando Torres Needs More Support

Rafael Benitez has refused to blame Fernando Torres for his awful form at Chelsea and suggested his team-mates needed to create more chances for the shot-shy striker.Benitez leapt to the defence of the man he made one of the best players in the world and who has been branded a £50million flop since leaving Liverpool for Stamford Bridge. Torres has now seen three Chelsea managers come and go who failed to get him scoring regularly, with Roman Abramovich this week turning to Benitez in a bid to restore the value of his prize asset.Benitez appeared confident of doing so, saying it would be "easy" to deal with Torres compared to Chelsea's other players because of the duo's previous relationship at Anfield. He said: "Football is a sport you play with 11 players and sometimes you pinpoint one. But if the striker's not scoring too many, the rest of the team have to maybe create more chances for him.He added: My idea isn't just to improve Fernando, but the team. I can't just focus on him. We have a lot of tremendous players. We'll need others to score goals.

Benitez could have been Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas or Roberto Di Matteo at that moment, all of whom repeatedly stood up for Torres before eventually losing faith in him.He added of the man who has found the net just 19 times in 87 appearances: You don't need too much time talking with Fernando. I know him, but he knows me and what we're looking for. I have to spend more time with the others. Fernando is easy. You say, 'You have to do this'. [He says] 'Okay'.It appears unthinkable Benitez will not recall Torres for Sunday's top-of-the-table Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City after Di Matteo finally axed the striker for Tuesday's fateful Champions League defeat at Juventus.He is trying his best, like the others," Benitez said. "He knows what I want and he is trying to do this.Torres took no time at all to start scoring for Benitez at Liverpool following his £20million arrival from Atletico Madrid five years ago.Benitez admitted the "balance" of his midfield back then allowed Torres to do very well but denied he deliberately built his team around the striker. He added: I wasn't creating everything for Fernando. It's just what happened.

23 Nov 2012

Chelsea welcomes Rafael Benitez

Benitez was given just three days to pick the European champions up from Tuesday’s fateful defeat at Juventus ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.But the former Liverpool boss, controversially appointed interim Blues manager on Wednesday night, declared he had already spotted flaws that might explain Chelsea’s recent slump during his first training session at their Cobham headquarters yesterday.And the 52-year-old had no qualms discussing them with his new players, whose confidence has been dented by a run of only two wins in eight matches that saw them slip from first to third in the league and to the brink of crashing out of the Champions League.Benitez said: 'We didn’t talk about the Champions League or the next game but about little things I saw and we could improve a bit, and things they were doing well, which Roberto Di Matteo was doing.All the talk at Benitez’s unveiling yesterday was about his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich - who he met for the first time over dinner last night - and the club’s fans.But the Spaniard must also win over a squad who appeared fully behind Di Matteo, the man who somehow managed to inspire them to Champions League and FA Cup glory in the wake of the Andre Villas-Boas regime before being unceremoniously sacked on Wednesday morning.

Benitez said: 'I’m sure they will be pleased like they were with Di Matteo who, by the way, was doing a great job.Chelsea started the season like champions-elect but injuries, suspensions, a lack of tactical flexibility and off-field scandals have cast doubt on the overall strength of the squad.Benitez said: 'It’s a good squad, a good team. If I’m here, it’s because I think we can win with them.If we can improve by training hard, we will.Benitez revealed he would look to Chelsea’s big-name players to help him get their season back on track.In a top side, normally, there will be some important players, some who have more influence,' he said. 'I spoke with Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Fernando.With a contract only until the end of the season - fuelling speculation he is only keeping the manager’s seat warm for Pep Guardiola.Benitez is unlikely to have much influence on transfers in January.The Spaniard appeared to accept he would not enjoy the same control as he did during his six years at Liverpool.

Real Madrid, Barcelona Upcoming Fixtures

Barca make the trip to the city of Valencia on Sunday boosted by the news that midfielder Xavi is close to renewing his contract.The 32-year-old Spain midfielder has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp, and his calm authority in possession has made him one of the linchpins of the Catalan club's success over the last decade.He has been key in Barca's excellent start to the new campaign under Tito Villanova; they are through to the last 16 of the Champions League after their midweek win over Spartak Moscow and sit three points clear at the top of La Liga.And Xavi wants to see out his career at his boyhood club.During a question and answer session through the club's official Twitter feed, Xavi said: "I hope to be here for many years. I feel great physically, I've recovered totally from those niggling injuries.Barca are making an effort for me to stay and I'm making an effort too. It's my greatest desire to be able to retire here.There have been difficult moments but I hope to continue here and renew my contract soon.While Barca are top of the table, bitter rivals Real Madrid are eight points adrift in third place.The defending champions travel to face seventh-placed Betis on Saturday, and left-back Alex Martinez is planning a hot reception for Jose Mourinho's men, as Pepe Mel's side look to bounce back from a 5-1 defeat to Sevilla.He said: "Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world, we have to go out with attitude that was missing on Sunday.We are playing in our house and gives us an equal chance whoever comes here.

In the weekend's other fixtures, second-placed Atletico Madrid entertain Sevilla while fifth-placed Malaga play host to Valencia.Athletic Bilbao will look to try and put rumours of a strained relationship between the club and striker Fernando Llorente behind them when they meet Deportivo La Coruna.Llorente and president Josu Urrutia have reportedly been feuding since the player refused to sign a new contract during the summer.The club also caused a stir by saying Llorente had refused to attend a media conference this week, while the striker insisted he had been doing a TV interview and could not attend.Bottom club Espanyol play host to mid-table Getafe, with fellow strugglers Osasuna on the road at Real Sociedad.Granada travel to Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano meet Mallorca and Real Zaragoza face Celta Vigo.

22 Nov 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo's Ferrari Crashed

Cristiano Ronaldo's Ferrari after it was crashed on the A538 near Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 2009. The listing says the car can be repaired.A battered Ferrari crashed by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo when he played for Manchester United was put up for auction online yesterday.The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 totaled after the now-Real Madrid player careened into a roadside barrier in Manchester in January 2009 was listed on eBay with a starting price of $64,380.Spanish newspaper ABC reports that it comes with 1,925 miles on the clock and various documents with the name of the 27-year-old Portuguese striker on them.A brand-new edition of the car would cost $321,900. It is being offered at the low price, by a professional scrap dealer from Duppigheim in the east of France because of its poor condition.But, according to the listing, it is certainly repairable.Bizarrely, the listing was taken down from the site early this morning after Spanish, French and Portuguese media reported on its sale.It prompted speculation on Twitter that it could return online later this week with a much higher initial sale price.

The Ferrari soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo smashed up has 1,925 miles on it.According to the website, the car was sold to the French dealer by another salesman in Portugal earlier this month.Ronaldo destroyed the front of the vehicle when it hit a roadside barrier under a tunnel near Manchester Airport in January 2009.Ronaldo demolished the front of the high-performance vehicle when it hit a roadside barrier under a tunnel near Manchester Airport in January 2009.The then-FIFA World Player of the Year escaped uninjured and spoke to officers at the scene before making his way to Manchester United's training ground near Sale.After investigating the incident and interviewing Ronaldo, who also provided a written statement following the smash, police decided not to take action against him.

21 Nov 2012

Manchester United's Unbeaten Run Ends

Galatasaray 1 Manchester United 0: Sir Alex Ferguson could see the positives from last night’s defeat in Galatasaray, after the early success of Manchester United’s Champions League campaign. The result made no difference to United’s progress or position. They have already ensured first place in Group H, having won their first four matches.So Ferguson left almost all of his senior players in Manchester last night, including strikers Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, and veterans Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.It was a perfect opportunity, then, for Sir Alex Ferguson to give some of his younger players a taste of the unique atmosphere of the Turk Telecom Arena. Nick Powell made his first start for United at the tip of Ferguson’s diamond midfield. The only slightly older Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck started too, with Phil Jones making his first appearance of the season.United, ultimately, were outmuscled by a Galatasaray side with much more to play for. Buruk Yilmaz leaped highest to head in a corner kick early in the second half but the hosts had the better of the chances.Ferguson, though, was pleased with how his players performed.The tempo was good, the crowd never affected them, the possession was good as was the attacking play without finishing them off. We had good opportunities in both halves. I thought we handled it ok.

Certainly this game had more resting on it for Galatasaray than it did for Manchester United, as they hoped to finish second ahead of CFR Cluj or Braga. So they started at a fierce pace, with Felipe Melo and Semih Kaya jumping into tackles which they were fortunate to stay on the pitch for. Their best chance was a Burak Yilmaz header from a free-kick which flew over the bar.United did play with nous and intelligence. Welbeck was their most impressive player, running the channels, holding up the ball and taking on defenders with regular success. A corner kick which he won just before the break was taken by Cleverly and headed onto the bar by Powell.

But it was a corner kick for Galatasaray which brought the opening goal. The hosts started the second half with as much energy as they did the first but more precision. Anders Lindegaard had to save twice before the decisive corner. Selcuk Inan swung the ball in and Yilmaz rose highest and headed the ball over Rafael and into the net.Jones admitted United should have kept it out. “We should have switched on, it does happen” said the young defender. “We got punished, it just wasn’t our night.Galatasaray, once ahead, were roared forward by their magnificent support. The game opened up, though, and United did have some chances through Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.United could not equalise, but this was certainly not as dispiriting as Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Norwich.I thought we played extremely well,said Darren Fletcher. All the young players who played tonight did fantastic. To play in an atmosphere like this will put them in good stead for the future.

19 Nov 2012

Lionel Messi on another milestone

Messi’s contributions not only helped Barcelona maintain its unbeaten start to the Spanish league season – his two goals setting up last Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Real Zaragoza – but also propelled him to within seven goals of matching Gerd Muller’s world record for goals in a calendar year.Muller, the great striker who won a World Cup, European Championship and four West German titles during his career with West Germany and Bayern Munich, scored 85 goals in 1972. Messi, with a maximum of eight matches left in 2012, has 78.Barcelona takes on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday in European Champions League play.Messi’s most recent strikes were typical Messi goals, if there is such a thing for a player with such a broad range of skills and few obvious flaws.

The first came after he exchanged passes with teammate Jordi Alba before taking a perfect touch and almost casually clipping the ball into the net. For his second, which came after assisting Alex Song on Barcelona’s second goal, Messi made a difficult skill look simple, curling the ball into the net from 20 yards to leave the Zaragoza goalkeeper, Roberto Jimenez, with no chance of making a save.As Messi, the 25-year-old Argentina forward, closes on Muller’s record, it is fair to ask whose achievement is greater?In terms of the number of games needed to reach the milestone, Messi – whose appearance last Saturday was his 61st of the year  has already exceeded Muller’s 60 matches from 1972.If Messi requires until his final match – a league game at Real Valladolid on Dec. 22 – to break Muller’s record, it will have taken him nine more matches to surpass Muller, who was also in his mid-20s when he set the mark.

But it is not as straightforward as suggesting the number of appearances alone prove Muller’s achievement was the more impressive, particularly because 12 of his goals in 1972 came in five games in an obscure and short-lived competition, the DFB-Ligapokal (German League Cup).With the Olympic Games in Munich that year, the start of the 1972-73 Bundesliga season was delayed until mid-September, so the league cup was created to fill the gap and provide teams with competitive matches to help generate income.Bayern Munich did not initially take the competition seriously, sending out a weaker team in its opening match, with most of the team’s superstars – Muller included – absent. This enraged a crowd of 10,000, who had paid to watch Bayern’s celebrated first-team players. A photographer even filed a fraud lawsuit against the club.Messi has already smashed Muller’s record of 67 goals in a single European season – scoring 73 times during the 2011-12 season. He is also Barcelona’s career scoring leader.But with eight more goals in his final eight games, Messi can achieve perhaps the ultimate goal-scoring feat.