Category: Soccer News

England League 1 – Walsall vs Doncaster 27/09/2014

Walsall news:

They left the away crash to Rochdale behind and having a severe defensive look they took a 0-0 draw in the away match against Gillingham. It was a balanced game, with a few good moments for both teams. However, we should not overlook that they have not score in five of their nine games, while they have surpassed the single in only of them.

They return home where they have just two wins in last 15 games since last year.

Doncaster news:

Doncaster fought a lot at the away match against Fulham for the 3rd round of the League Cup, but finally they relented 2-1. Until the 32 minute they were back at the score 2-0, reduced in 60′ and lost penalty shootout in 78′ for the equalizer.

Paul Dickov said that he is satisfied by the effort of his players. In the championship they are derived from the home 3-2 win against Chesterfield, while it is worth to mention that they already have two wins in their last three away matches.

Italy Serie A – Atalanta vs Juventus 27/09/2014

Atalanta news:

They were fairly defeated 2-0 to Inter Milan. In 30′ Sportiello confirmed his exceptional form by fending off Palacio’s penalty. Ten minutes later he could do nothing in unbelievable kick from Osvaldo. The “bergamaschi” pressed in the second half, lost chances to equalize, but in 87′ Hernanes finalized the score.

“If we had equalized with the chances we lost, everything would be different,” said Stefano Colantuono. “Juventus and Roma are the two best teams in the category and it is difficult to deal with them. The only way to have chances is to play offensively. We start from the last good appearances, although the results were not corresponding” claimed the coach of Atalanta.

Juventus news:

They needed the help of referee Giacomelli who gave a nonexistent penalty in 18′ and Juventus scored. Vidal in 64′ doubled his personal goals and his team, while the final 3-0 was formed by Lichtsteiner in 85′.

They achieved the “5 out of 5” holding the zero in the defense for 7th consecutive match in Serie A.

Buffon said that it will be difficult for the team to repeat last year’s success.

On Wednesday, they travel to Madrid for the difficult match against Atletico.

“We must be serious, because in Bergamo no one wins easily. Firstly we need to get the three points today and then think about the games against Atletico Madrid and Roma. However, I do not believe that the match against Roma will be decisive. I want to get the victories and points. The spectacle is not by concern” Massimiliano Allegri said.

Italy Serie A – Roma vs Verona 27/09/2014

Roma news:

They made the easy things difficult at ‘Ennio Tardini”. Preceded in the 27′ with the goal from Ljajic after a fantastic assist from Totti. They got drawn in 55′ by De Ceglie and while they had lost a lot of chances to make the score 0-2, eventually Pjanic gave the solution with a tremendous kick in 88’. Roma conceded their first goal of the season, but the fact is that they achieved the “5 out of 5” proving that their quality roster has the solutions to the injury problems.

Next Tuesday they face Manchester City in England in the second game day of the Champions League groups.

Today is a great day for Francesco Totti, who reaches the 38 years and naturally he’ll be deified by the tifosi of “giallorossi”, although Garcia probably may not use him at all, due to the upcoming match against Man.City.

“I do not think that my players will think over the game against Manchester City. They did not that even before the match against CSKA Moscow. Currently we only think about Verona. The other teams do not concern us. I do not believe that this year’s championship will be determined at 100 points, because there are many teams to fight for the title. Totti is a power of nature. There is no need to tell him his real age. He thinks he’s still 28 years old and we believe the same too. The fact that he reached up here is due to his tremendous professionalism” Rudi Garcia said.

Verona news:

Verona did not gave up despite losing 2-0 at “Bentegodi” to Genoa in 48′. They reduced the score with a goal by Panagiotis Tachtsidis in 52′ and equalized by Ionita in 64′. The Moldavian scored for the second successive game day.

“My team never gives up,” said Andrea Mandorlini proudly.

“I hope Totti will celebrate his 38 years after the game and not during it. Roma are a very good team and have greatly reduce the difference from Juventus. However, the latter is accustomed to win” said Verona’s coach.

Brazil Serie A – Palmeiras vs Vitoria 25/09/2014

Palmeiras news:

Veteran Lucio and former football player Victorino won easily the youngsters of Goias, with an unbelievable 6 goal score written on the stadium’s board. Dorival Junior had the bright idea to make three changes in 46′(4-0). They had an injury and a sent off in the second half, which resulted in a completely black scenario for “verdao.”

Palmeiras blamed Ricardo Gareca for all the mistakes, and now “verdao” is a laggard for sure, who pay for the very poor planning that the management had made since the beginning of the season.

Vitoria news:

They were taken aback by Bahia in 6′, but they equalized the score quickly, with a set-play (9′). In the 80 minutes that followed they were the best team, reaching a fair victory at “Classico” of El Salvador, in which they also had two shoots at the post. The winning goal was scored in 53 ‘.

Second consecutive win and third out of the last four games for Ney Franco’s team, which nevertheless remains in last place.

Brazil Serie A – Botafogo vs Goias 25/09/2014

Botafogo news:

Lucky at Santa Catarina, they preceded with a penalty in 37′, but got drawn in the same way from Criciuma in 68′. A goal of their opponents did not count wrongly when the score was 1-1, which maintained until the end and was unfair to Criciuma.

They got their first point after four consecutive games, with Vagner Mancini gaining time on the bench. However they maintain under the relegation zone and must subsequently generate positive results, in order to disengage early from the battle to avoid relegation.

Goias news:

They had a party with the unacceptable defense of Palmeiras, preceded 4-0 before half-time, while they added two more goals in the second half, giving large dimensions to their victory (6-0) and scoring with six different players.

After two consecutive defeats, Ricardo Drubscky’s team returned to victories in the best way, maintaining a safe distance from the last four teams.

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German Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart 24/09/2014

Borussia Dortmund news:

By conceding a goal in the first half, losing a penalty in 70′ to tie and ending with an own goal in the 74′, they completed a bad night at Mainz and finally lost 2-0.

It makes no sense to say that they were better than their opponent. These games hide such traps. Klopp’s team lacked freshness and pure mind. “We deserved to lose,” said the coach of the Westphalian. Tragic splurge was Immobile by losing a penalty, as well as Ginter with an own goal.

Generally these two newcomers have not yet stuck with the team. It remains to be seen if Dortmund is going to react with a good appearance, as they use to do after a negative result.

Stuttgart news:

The first victory did not come neither in the 5th official game. They had no substance in the game, only meaningless superiority. Guests had the way to score; they did so twice and won easily (2-0).

Armin Veh is supposed to return to put an order in Swabian but for now things have not changed at all. Four games without a win, which is missing for five months, only one goal in assets and not to forget the exclusion in the Cup at the beginning of the season.

Everything is going badly, in the worst start of Stuttgart in the last 15 years.

“I’d imagined things differently,” Veh admitted, but promised immediate improvement.

In order to regain this, the team must finally play more rationally in the attack, begin creating real chances and of course score.

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German Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg 24/09/2014

Bayer Leverkusen news:

The game at Wolfsburg went wrong from the beginning. Unfortunately, a penalty and a red card in the 8th minute were given against them who tied the score in 29′. They could not stand strongly in the game and lost 4-1.

The last ten days were the worst for the “aspirins”, which after the draw 3-3 to Werder Bremen, they defeated to Monaco in the Champions League and on Sunday they lost to “wolves” too. There is a mini crisis in the ‘aspirins’ club and they have to react calmly. Here we’ll see the skills of Roger Schmidt who must lift up the psychology of his players.

The match against Werder happens once in a time, they were unlucky at Monaco where they could not score and at Wolfsburg it was the bad luck too. If they look at it this way they’ll walk further, otherwise they will continue having bad psychology.

Augsburg news:

Although they were found themselves back in the score from the start of the game (3′) in the home game against Werder, although the latter replied in the overthrow by equalizing, Augsburg did not stuck and gained the victory 4-2.

Second consecutive win for Markus Weinzierl’s players who found their way just after the moment they were playing offensively.

The system works well having Molders at the top and Bobadilla at the wings, since most players enter the box and this way Augsburg becomes more threatening. Without having any pressure in the match against Leverkusen, Weinzierl appeared very optimistic.

English championship

England Championship – Wigan vs Ipswich 22/09/2014

Wigan last news:

Nothing seems to change especially in away matches where they have many problems in the beginning. Yet another modest appearance in the 0-0 against Huddersfield (at least they took their first point in away match for the season) in a match in which Wigan had insipid ball possession and were ineffective in the few chances created.

Coach Uwe Rosler was furious with the referee Stockbridge, from who he asked three penalties: one for Mc Manaman’s overthrow in the first half, and two in the second one!

In view of the current match, the German coach asked from his players except from winning and a good appearance. “Always the evening games are separate. It is understood that the first thing in our minds is victory. However, in front of the cameras and our fans, we are obliged to do a good appearance too “said Rosler.

Ipswich last news:

The most … silent group of the Championship! With two consecutive home wins they climbed in the first half of the table and got psychology for the continuity.

It was a hard match against Brighton. They had a shoot at the post in the first half while the opponent responded with some good moments. In the 79′ they scored 1-0 with a goal from Parr. In the 88′ they “finished” the match in a counterattack with a nice long shot from Murphy.

In away matches Ipswich remain without a win for five consecutive games (0 wins-2 draws-3 losses), whilst if they win today they will reach 14 points and they’ll be one point far from the top six.

Spain Primera Division – Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo 20/09/2014

Atletico Madrid news:

From the huge victory at ‘Bernabeu’ to Real (1-2) to a defeat to Olympiacos (3-2) at Piraeus for the premiere of Champions League. They conceded goal in the first important chance of the match, pressed well until the end of the first half, but in the second half they seemed to be very tired and had no tension in the game.

“Olympiacos were effective, we did not have the required concentration. At Greece we played badly, I expect tomorrow to be better, “said Diego Simeone, who took risks with the participation of the Oblak under the posts and did not vindicated.

The Argentine is serving another agonistic tonight and will be forced to see the game against Celta far from the bench, as happened in the last four official games.

Celta Vigo news:

They threw two points away against Real Sociedad (2-2), unable to manage a clear lead of two goals from the start of the second half.

Celta gave spaces, the Basques scored in 71′ and equalized with an own goal in injury time from Castro, in an unfortunate chance.

“We lack experience,” said Eduardo Berizzo, although what is obvious is that the team is paying the lack of ambition to succeed third goal and “finish” the game. Goalkeeper Sergio is responsible for the first goal, generally he does not seem to be very confident.

Spain Primera Division – Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid 20/09/2014

Deportivo La Coruna news:

La Coruna scored a lucky goal at the start of the match, resisted the pressure and left from Eibar as winners (1-0) on Monday, achieving their first win of the season.

In passive role, they created no dangerous chances throughout the match. La Coruna lined up with many changes, having as key players Postiga and Sidnei, both acquired at the end of the transcripts.

The head coach was vindicated by result but not on the basis of appearance. Obviously satisfied, Victor Fernandez, was presented optimistic in yesterday’s press conference. “The original concept is to win, we want to be headlines everywhere on Sunday ‘, was coach’s characteristic slogan.

Real Madrid news:

Real erupted on Tuesday in the Champions League, reaching an easy and impressive 5-1 score against the Swiss champions Basel.

They started dynamically and “finished” the match from the first half (4-1) by scoring three goals in less than ten minutes. Casillas and Benzema were disapproved again, although Ancelotti tried to downplay the matter.

“I saw that people enjoyed the game.” Yesterday at a press conference the Italian coach asked “more effort from Modric and Bale.”

We remind you that a defeat was preceded in the city’s derby to Atletico (1-2), second in a row in the league after that 4-2 at “Anoeta” to Sociedad.