Two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a stunning volley from Dries Mertens helped Belgium win their opening World Cup game 3-0 against debutants Panama in Sochi on Monday. Continue reading “Belgium vs Panama Match Report-2018”
Wolves have signed Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio on a four year deal from Sporting Lisbon. Continue reading “Wolves sign Rui Patricio”
Here is the video of Belgium star Romelu Lukaku scoring a goal in the 69th and the 75th minute against Panama. Continue reading “Romelu Lukaku Goals vs Panama -Fifa World Cup 2018”
Here is the video of England’s Harry Kane scoring a brilliant header in the 90th minute against Tunisia on Monday. Continue reading “Harry Kane Goal vs Tunisia- Fifa World Cup 2018”
Here is the video of Philippe Coutinho scoring a magnificent goal against Switzerland Continue reading “Philippe Coutinho Goal vs Switzerland-2018”
Here is the video of Alfreo Finbogason scoring a superb goal against Argentina. Continue reading “Finbogason Goal vs Argentina-2018”
This is the new Liverpool away Kit for the year 2018-19. Continue reading “New Liverpool Away Kit-2018”
Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign in Thomas Lemar for €60m on the same day when Antoine Griezmann refused to commit his future to the Spanish club. Continue reading “Atletico de Madrid sign Lemar-2018”
Watford have signed Gerard Deulofeu for an fee of £11.5m on a five-year deal from Barcelona. Continue reading “Watford sign Gerard Deulofeu-2018”
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium eased to victory against Costa Rica in their World Cup warm up match against Costa Rica on Monday. Continue reading “Romelu Lukaku Goals vs Costa Rica-2018”
Here are the list of teams that are going to participate in the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia which is going to be played from June 14th to July 15th. Continue reading “List of Teams Participating in FIFA World Cup 2018”
Here is the video of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scoring a spectacular goal against Liverpool in the Champions League final Continue reading “Gareth Bale Goal vs Liverpool in Champions League Final-2018”
Gareth Bale scored twice including a brilliant overhead kick as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 to win their third straight Champions League final at Kiev. Continue reading “Liverpool vs Real Madrid Champions League Final Match Report-2018”
Real Madrid will be bidding to lift their third straight Champions League title when they square off against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in what promises to be a mouthwatering clash in Kiev on Saturday evening.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are the only team in the history of the modern Champions League era to win back to back trophies, and they could cement their position as one of the greatest ever modern European teams if they beat the Reds in the Ukrainian capital city this weekend.
With arch rivals Barcelona winning both La Liga and the Spanish Copa del Rey, the Champions League represents the only chance of silverware for Real’s French gaffer. Los Blancos finished third in La Liga, wrapping up a disappointing campaign with a 2-2 draw away at Villarreal last weekend. Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, both potentially key figures in Kiev, put Real 2-0 ahead before a late fightback allowed Villarreal to pick up a point.
Liverpool sealed 4th place and a spot in next season’s Champions League by easing past Brighton on the final day of the Premier League season. If they had lost to the Seagulls and Chelsea had beaten Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp’s side would’ve been in the unenviable position of having to win the CL in order to participate in the tournament next season. As it stands, they don’t have that burden on their minds, and have also had the benefit of an extra week’s rest in comparison to Real in the buildup to this mega event.
The Spanish side have taken the hard path to this season’s final, first emerging from a “Group of Death” that also contained Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur, and then beating Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich in consecutive knockout ties.
Liverpool had an easier group, topping one that also included Sevilla, Spartak and Maribor. Their knockout opponents were Porto, Man City and Roma, in that order, with their performance against Pep Guardiola’s side over two legs the highlight of their campaign.
Real Madrid have already lost twice in Europe this season, once to Spurs at Wembley, and the other to Juve at home. However they have the habit of producing the goods when required, and a look at the Champions League odds confirms that Zinedine Zidane’s men are favourites for this clash (8/11 in comparison to LFC’s 23/17 at the time of writing), so all Champions League lovers will enjoy watching the game for sure! To bet on Liverpool or Real Madrid, it’s a hard choice, and it will be interesting to see the latest odds online for the winner of this year’s Champions League final.
Liverpool are in their first Champions League final since 2007, and will be without the services of Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for this clash.
Recent form guide
Liverpool 4-0 Brighton
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Roma 4-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-0 Stoke
Liverpool 5-2 Roma
Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 6-0 Celta Vigo
Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-1 Leganes
Real Madrid v Liverpool kicks off in Kiev at 21.45 EEST on Saturday May 26, 2018.
Former Real Madrid and Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has stoked the flames ahead of Los Blancos’ Champions League final clash against Liverpool by saying that no player from the Reds would make Real’s starting eleven.
Del Bosque, a two time Champions League winner as Real manager, made the statement to COPE, and said that he couldn’t find a single Liverpool player “who would improve Real” and “not even Mohamed Salah”
Salah has been in sparkling form for Liverpool, breaking records for fun and has been pivotal in their unbeaten run to the final. The Egyptian was a key player in the Reds’ knockout victories over Porto, Man City and Roma and his duel with Real left Marcelo is expected to be a key one in Kiev this weekend.
Despite the fact that Real have already lost twice in the CL this season, Del Bosque remarked that “they had the best squad in Europe” currently and would beat the Reds “4-1” in the final.
Del Bosque, Spain’s coach at the 2012 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup, heaped praise on the club’s BBC trio, saying that Bale, Benzema and Cristiano were key to the Spanish side’s fortunes.
Real and Liverpool have never met in the final in the modern CL era. Liverpool’s last final appearance came in 2007 while Real are the holders, having beaten Juventus in the last year’s final.
Outspoken Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michael Aulas has indicated that the Rhone Valley outfit have had no contact with Liverpool over a summer transfer for Nabil Fekir.
Fekir is widely expected to move to Anfield this summer, with reports indicating a transfer fee or around £60-70m. Aulas has indicated that the Reds would have to break the bank for the transfer, saying that someone would have to be “very, very rich” for OL to sell their star playmaker.
Lyon qualified for the Champions League with a final day 3-2 win over Nice thanks to a hat trick from Memphis Depay and Aulas has indicated OL’s presence in Europe’s premier club competition may persuade Fekir to stay for another season. However French media sources seem to think otherwise, with Canal reckoning the deal is “99%” done, and the home crowd giving him a standing ovation when he was substituted against OGCN- the kind one would expect when the player is potentially playing his last game for his club.
Lyon were widely tipped to be one of the favourites for the Europa League with a final on home soil, but crashed out in the round of 16 to Russian outfit CSKA Moscow, after qualifying behind Atalanta in their group.
Liverpool and Real Madrid fans wishing to watch their two teams do battle in Kiev this weekend are finding out the whole trip will end up denting their wallets by more than just a bit.
Both clubs were given 16,626 tickets each, meaning a little over half would be given to fans of the two teams squaring off in the 63,000 capacity stadium in the Ukrainian capital.
Resale tickets for the event have been selling as high as £1,337, the face value of which was just £61 during the club’s official ticket allotments.
But fans are keen to go, with Liverpool making their first European Cup final appearance in over a decade. In fact, local band Echo and the Bunnymen wanted to reschedule their concert in order to see the final, but changed their mind after angry fans made their voice heard on social media.
It’s not just tickets- hotels and airlines are making merry as well. For example, a hotel room for the final costs a whopping £859, but the same is available for just £16 a week later. Even flights from Kiev to London appear to be carrying a 6x markup, with a return around the time of the final available for £1,214 versus a modest £267 for the same sector a week later.
Liverpool fans have dubbed these a “tax on their passion” with Derek Twigg, a British parliamentarian who is also a LFC season ticket holder, calling the situation “appalling”
Mohamed Salah created Premier League record as Liverpool finished in a top four with a comfortable 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. Continue reading “Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion Match Report-2018”
This is the New Manchester United Kit third kit for the year 2018-19. Continue reading “New Manchester United Third Kit 2018-19”
This is the new Chelsea home jersey for the year 2018-19. Continue reading “New Chelsea Home Kit 2018-19”
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named as Chelsea’s player of the year for the first time in his career which was announced on Thursday. Continue reading “N’Golo Kante wins Chelsea Player of the Year-2018”
Goals from P. Aubameyang (14,75), A. Lacazette (45), S. Kolašinac (54), A. Iwobi 64) helped Arsenal beat Burnley 5-0 at Emirates Stadium Continue reading “Arsenal vs Burnley Goals on 6 May 2018”
Liverpool in the second half scored twice, as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Continue reading “Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Match Report- 2018”
Here is the video of Edinson Cavani Bicycle kick goal against Czech Republic. Continue reading “Uruguay Czech Republic- Video of Edinson Cavani Bicycle Kick Goal vs Czech Republic”
Stoke City have officially announced that Paul Lambert will take over the reigns at the Bet365 Stadium from Mark Hughes. The Potters are currently third from bottom in the Premiership and will square off against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford later tonight. Lambert will not be in charge for that fixture- his first assignment will be this weekend against newbies Huddersfield Town, who lost 4-1 at home to West Ham over the weekend.
Lambert was chosen by Stoke after their original top three targets- Martin O’Neill, Gary Rowett and Quique Sanchez Flores, all declined the opportunity to succeed Hughes.
Hughes had managed Stoke for four and a half years before his dismissal and guided them to three straight ninth place finishes and one 13th place finish. However a run of six defeats in the last eight games and elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of lowly Coventry sealed his fate.
Stoke will be Lambert’s third Premier League assignment after Norwich (P38- W11, D12, L15) and Aston Villa (P101- W25, D26, L50). He has also managed the likes of Colchester, Wycombe Wanderers, Blackburn and Wolves in the past.
Chelsea are seriously considering the option of moving for West Ham striker Andy Carroll to solve their goal scoring crisis. The Blues’ last three games have been 0-0’s and if rumours are to be believed, they want to sign a stop gap arrangement for now before moving for a big name in the summer, and Carroll apparently fits the bill. The likes of Watford’s Richarlison and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Thorgen Hazard (the brother of Chelsea star Eden), are also being targeted by the Blues.
It appears tough to fathom why Chelsea might want to sign Carroll- he’s been injured for most of his time with West Ham and broke the longest goal drought with them with a brace against Albion. A loan deal with an option to make the move permanent in the summer could be what the Blues are looking for. However West Ham are expected to allow Diafra Sakho and Javier Hernandez to move on in the current window, which makes selling Carroll unlikely.
The potential signing of Carroll also means that Michy Batshuayi will, in all likelihood, leave the Bridge, with Sevilla a rumoured destination as he seeks vital playing minutes ahead of the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Here is the video of Sergio Aguero scoring a magnificent goal against Iceland Continue reading “Sergio Aguero Goal vs Iceland-2018”