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The Champions League Semi Finals are upon us once again, Juventus play Real Madrid, while Barcelona play Bayern Munich in the other semi. Considered to be the weakest out of the four teams, we shall look at Juventus’ chances in this year’s competition. Can they get past Real, and if they do, can they win the whole thing?
The underdog tag out of the four semi finalists is what helps Juventus, they have the chance to take to the field with no pressure, allowing them to relax and express themselves. They …

In the afternoon Kick Off on Saturday Barcelona were in action at Home to Valencia as they looked to maintain a 2 point lead at the top of La Liga and after just 1 Minute Barca were in front when Gerard Pique won the ball in his own half who played it to Sergio Busquests who played it through to Lionel Messi who turned and played in Luis Suarez who poked it in the past Deigo Alves with a first time shot but Valencia responded very well and Rodrigo came …

On Saturday in the Afternoon both Madrid Teams were in action Real were at Home to Eibar and Atletico travelled to Malaga, Real claimed a comfortable 3-0 Win with the opener coming after 21 Minutes from who else but Cristiano Ronaldo from a Free Kick although there was an element of luck with a deflection wrong footing the Keeper as the ball ended up in the middle of the Goal, the Second came on Minute 31 when Javier Hernandez headed in Alvaro Arbeloa’s cross from the right into the far …

On Tuesday 3rd Placed Atletico Madrid claimed a solid 2-0 Win against Real Sociedad thanks to Goals on 3 and 10 Minutes with First coming when Koke’s inswinging Corner from the left was headed in to his own net at the near post by Defender Mikel Gonzalez and the Second came from Koke’s 20 Yard Shot was parried there was Antoine Griezmann to tap home the Second and it was generally comfortable from there for Atletico.
Sevilla could have a say on this Season Title Race with Barcelona and Real Madrid to …

Remaining Fixtures
Barcelona:
Almeria (H)
Sevilla (A)
Valencia (H)
Espanyol (A)
Getafe (H)
Cordoba (A)
Real Sociedad (H)
Atletico Madrid (A)
Deportivo (H)
Real Madrid:
Rayo Vallecano (A)
Eibar (H)
Malaga (H)
Celta Vigo (A)
Almeria (H)
Sevilla (A)
Valencia (H)
Espanyol (A)
Getafe (H)
Atletico Madrid:
Malaga (A)
Deportivo (A)
Elche (H)
Villarreal (A)
Athletic Bilbao (H)
Levante (A)
Barcelona (H)
Granada (A)
As it Stands:
1. Barcelona 29 Played 64 Goal Difference Points 71
2. Real Madrid 29 Played 60 Goal Difference 67 Points
3. Atletico Madrid 30 Played 34 Goal Difference 65 Points
It’s advantage Barcelona going into the last 9 Games in La Liga as they have a 4 point lead currently but it’s only in the last month or …

Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

After the recent announcement concerning this years Ballon d’Or. Surely it’s pretty obvious which man is in main contention to be crowned world player of the year. A certain extraordinary Portuguese superstar is leading the chase by quite a distance. Not many would disagree that this candidate for the 2014 crown is well deserved.
A dominant campaign by Real Madrid winning last seasons Champions League there 10th ‘La Decima’, they  have a strong showing of 5 players, which include Angel Di Maria of Manchester United now. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid …

Following the seven undefeated matches in La Liga with an equal number of clean sheets , Barcelona are now set to face their eternal rivals Real Madrid at the  Santiago Bernabeu. The match seems to be a clash of titans as both teams have been in terrific form in the recent weeks. Barcelona haven’t conceded any goals in the league so far making a new record of clean sheets by Claudio Bravo.While Real Madrid have recovered very well from the earlier defeats they faced against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid while …

So, to the fourth in this series of 6 articles looking at the top 60 players in world football and probably the hardest list to select. In researching this list I realised our generation is blessed with a group of fantastic central midfielders and picking just 13 was very difficult. In fact, it proved too difficult and I had to choose 4 honourable mentions instead of just 3. I apologise and hope you will understand the difficulty. Thank you and please enjoy, comment, discuss, vent your outrage at my selections and read the …

The third in a series of six articles looking at the best 60 players in the world at the moment, we are now onto full-back having done golkeepers and centre-backs. Please enjoy, comment, discuss and read the next article; the top 10 central midfielders.
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Honourable mentions:

Fabio Coentrao – A frustrating year for the 26 year old former Benfica man, playing second fiddle to Marcelo for club and having a disappointing World Cup for country. However, he is still an intelligent player, who is technically skilful and tactically versatile. Young enough to still …