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What We Have Missed

We are back!  Our past few weeks have been slammed with work, so we haven’t been able to post many articles except a few videos.  So this single article will help breakdown briefly what we’ve missed over the past few weeks.  

United vs City

The game that decided it all.  The title race came down to the huge derby between the Manchester Clubs at the top of the table.  In a lackluster performance from a controversial squad chosen by Alex Ferguson, Manchester United struggled to create many chances going forward.  With red hot Valencia, Hernandez, and Welbeck all on the bench Sir Alex chose a conservative lineup with Giggs, Scholes, and Park all in the lineup.  That left Rooney and Nani to generate all the chances.  Ultimately Vincent Kompany’s header proved to be the difference at the end and catapulted them level with United with only 2 games left.

FA Cup

Drogba’s phenomenal scoring record in cup finals continued again when Liverpool faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final.  After a great through ball by Mata, Ramires was in on goal and scored near post on Pepe Reina.  Drogba then scored with 40 minutes left giving Chelsea a 2-0 lead.  Within the next 15 minutes Andy Carroll, with a great run into the box, showed great skill to get John Terry off balance and put a rocket in the roof of the net.  For the rest of the game Liverpool put constant pressure on the Petr Cech.  Their best chance to equalize was on a cross by Luis Suarez to the back post towards Andy Carroll.  Carroll put a firm header into the top corner only to be stopped by a great reaction save by Cech.  After looking at replays it was clear that it was definitely a close call, but a correct one. Not many other chances were made and Roberto Di Matteo went on to win his first trophy as manager of Chelsea.  Let us see if he can snag another in the Champions League Final next week.  

Champions League

In the Semi Finals Chelsea defeated Barcelona in an epic 1-0 nil win followed by a 2-2 draw and Bayern Munich defeated Real Madrid in a penalty shootout.  Manuel Neuer blocked both Ronaldo and Kaka’s penalties followed by Sergio Ramos’ blast into the parking lot was what sunk Madrid.  In the other match up Messi missed a PK that proved vital when Fernando Torres in the 90th minute touched the ball past Victor Valdes and passed the ball into the back of the net securing their place in the final.  Due to suspensions the final will not include key figures for each side. David Luiz and Gary Cahill are both fighting to be back in time for the final.  


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Christiano Ronaldo: Check out this unbelievable power strike by Real Madrid’s star winger…as well as his celebration.

Muamba Making Improvements

This past weekend in an FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Bolton Wanderers, Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the 41st minute suffering from cardiac arrest.  His heart was not beating on its own until he arrived at a near by hospital in London.  The 23 year midfielder is still in intensive care and is still considered to be in stable, but critical condition.  Tributes, prayers, and thoughts of Muamba have been seen all over the soccer world.  Get well soon Muamba has been trending on twitter lately, Gary Cahill after scoring a goal revealed a Pray 4 Muamba T shirt underneath his Chelsea kit, and in one of the classiest decisions I have ever seen Real Madrid wore specialized get well soon Muamba kit’s.  Everyone keep up the faith in a speedy recovery to a great footballer and an even better human being.  Pray 4 Muamba.

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Ronaldo Back Heel Goal: When you think he has done it all.

Mourinho to Make Chelsea Return?

What does one do after winning the Premier League, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Liga, Champions League, UEFA Cup, and on the verge of winning La Liga? That question is easy for the Special One- go back to England and win another Premier League title.  After winning the title in England, Italy, Portugal and on the way of winning it in Spain, there are rumors Mourinho wants more in England.  Ten points clear of Barcelona, his future is already a topic of discussion.  

With Chelsea suffering their sixth defeat of the season, the relationship between AVB and Abramovich isn’t looking too good.  Abramovich has already spoken to AVB recently stating a fourth place finish isn’t good enough.  Chelsea just does not have a full squad, especially attacking wise.  Torres still cannot get out of his nightmare time which is affecting the rest of the team.  If Mourinho were to return, this would bring excitement back to Chelsea.  If there could be one manager to get the best out of any team he coaches, it would be him.  They don’t call him the Special One for nothing.  These rumors still exist because he has yet to decline them and pledge his future to Madrid.  With previous claims of him wanting to come back to England sometime soon, there is no doubt this could be a possibility.  You never know with the Special One, he could be eyeing being Sir Alex’s successor.  

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It’s only January…but this one will hold up as one of the goals of the year. And the dance will go down as one of the worst of the year. Nevertheless, enjoy!

El Clasico!

The biggest rivalry in Spain or perhaps in the worlds never fails to impress as far as entertainment is concerned. This time it was a first leg matchup for the Copa Del Rey tournament. Once again Barcelona FC outplayed and out passed Real Madrid FC in the Santiago Barnebeu and showed why it is the best club in the world. Messiʼs world class pass to Eric Abidal had the Madrilenos furious as they overturned the score. Madrid always seems to start out very strong as Ronaldo gave Madrid a 13th minute lead which they took into halftime. Puyol again scored against Madrid to level the score on the 50th minute header and put Barca back into the game. Barca comes out on top with a 2-1 win thanks to its defense scoring both goals, but not without some dirty plays in the game. Pepe somehow managed to stay in the game after 3 late tackles and a hand stomp on Messi. Lass Diarra also managed to keep himself on the pitch after nailing Xavi Hernandez to the ground multiple times. A brilliant Casillas was not enough for Madrid to come out on top. Next Wednesday is the second leg at the Camp Nou, and if Madrid can pull of the huge upset, Iʼm sure Mourinho will find a way to get himself fined for his theatrics.

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