Football

Arsenal Enters Quarter-Finals Of Europa League With 3-1 Win Over Olympiacos

Arsenal registered an impressive win against Olympiacos to get a smooth entry into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Gunners delivered 3 goals with stunning action and received only one. But the talking points of the match were about the opportunities missed.

What was the talking point of the match?

The Gunners revealed their true spirit but at the same time, they exposed their darker side. They were like both an angel and a demon. Whether it is ball possession or strike, Arsenal dominated the field but they look scattered in the field. There was little coordination between Arsenal players.

First is the selection of team….

Mikel Arteta decided to play with the team that drew 1-1 with Burnley in the Premier League. But he replaced Gabriel Magalhaes and Hector Bellerin came in for Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers to strengthen his team’s position.

In the first half….

Martin Odegaard was quick to assume the moment at 34th minute when he landed the ball into the net. Jose Sa looked quite helpless at the sudden strike.

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Salah And Mane Took Liverpool To The UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals

Liverpool’s 2-0 victory during the round of 16 second leg over RB Leipzig on Wednesday paved its way UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. But it wasn’t a smooth advance as RB Leipzig looked more dominant till the 70th minute of the game.

Goalless first half

RB Leipzig was successful in warding off the relentless press of The Reds but it couldn’t break Liverpool’s high defensive line. It failed in making any meaningful attack on The Reds despite keeping the possession of the ball for maximum time in the first half. Liverpool made a comeback into the third-quarter of the first half but the opportunities were missed due to lack of finishing. So, both the teams failed to get any breakthrough in the first half.

RB Leipzig changed its strategy in the second half

RB Leipzig brough attacker Alexander Sortloth into the game in the second half. He was replaced midfielder Kevin Kampl. It also made minor … Read the rest

United Was All Praise For Crystal Palace After The Wednesday Draw

Manchester United finished second on 51 points from 27 games after the Wednesday match with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The match ended on a draw despite both the contestants getting plenty of opportunities to score goals. United is 14 points behind Manchester City that still has a derby game at hand. But Crystal Palace stands on the 13th with only 34 points.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed most disappointed

It was a third successive 0-0 draw in all competitions for United. They failed miserably despite having their best striker Edison Cavani who missed the last four games due to a muscle injury.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that it was disappointing. They were just a little bit off. He further said that if the team weren’t on spot, they won’t win games. Palace had always made hard for United.

United has just came into their form after winning Real Sociedad with 4-0 after a goalless Stalemate with Chelsea. But the Wednesday match again pushed the United into uncertainty. They lost the edge they are known for.

Manager Solskjaer accepted that Palace is a … Read the rest

Liverpool End Their Dry Season By Defeating Sheffield United With 2-0

Liverpool defeated the last-placed Sheffield United with 2-0 on Sunday. But there is little to triumph for The Reds already had a miserable run of four defeats in February. Also, the defending barely managed the Sunday match that includes an own-goal by Sheffield’s Kean Bryan.

What are the chances of defending champions in Premier League 2021?

The Reds have almost lost their chances to the championship this season. The Sunday win with 2-0 could do little for the defending champions that need more time to come out from the shock of losing crucial matches to Everton, Manchester City and Leicester. But manager Jürgen Klopp looked hopeful about Liverpool’s prospects.

What did Jürgen Klopp say about Liverpool’s win?

Liverpool beat Sheffield United 2-0

A jubilant Jürgen Klopp said that Liverpool should have scored three times before they scored two goals. He further said that the finishing was good and that he knew that the team needed improvement for the upcoming fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right in his assessment of his team’s ability to score three times?

Liverpool missed many opportunities in the first half but it was Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale … Read the rest

A Goalless Draw Takes United To Europa League Last 16

Manchester United had to contend with a goalless draw against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on Thursday. But it couldn’t prevent the Man U team from progressing to the Europa League round of 16.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s knew that his team would reach the next level as they were leading 4-0 from the first leg of the league. Also, he was confident of the players like Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial.

Missing goals

Manchester United

Real Sociedad missed the first goal opportunity in the 13th minute when they were awarded with a penalty kick for a clumsy challenge from Daniel James of the United. But captain Mikel Oyarzabal sent the ball too wide of the goal.

It was United’s turn to score a goal on the 24th minute when Bruno Fernandes spotted the Sociedad goalkeeper Alex Remiro off his line and tried to send the ball into the net but the shot was crushed at the crossbar.

In 36th minute, Remiro provided James an opportunity to score a goal when he saved a lofted from Fernandes but James failed with his headed effort.

Man U got another … Read the rest

What Are Real Madrid Fans Rejoicing About?

It is a big day for Real Madrid. The Merengues won the match with Atlanta and with this win, they kicked off their round of 16 win. But this victory has bigger meanings for Real Madrid. With this victory, they got the opportunity to play in 100 UEFA Champions League knockout round fixtures. Also, it became the first team to reach this stage.

Real Madrid makes history

Real Madrid makes history

It has been 25 years since Raúl González led Real Madrid to the victory against Juventus that was the title winners at that time. It was a narrow first-leg victory for Real Madrid in their first outing in the latter stages of the league that had been revamped by then.

Real Madrid earned a unique distinction of winning the group stages in all of 25 of their UEFA Champions League campaigns. Also, they are the first and the only club to reach this stage with 50 knockout wins. Their close competitor Bayern are just one win away after their victory at Lazio. Real Madrid is also the 13-times European champion and now they have become the first clubs to play a century of … Read the rest