REAL MADRID VS. VALENCIA

Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia CF: Real Madrid Salavage Just A Point As The Gap Increases With FC Barcelona

Real Madrid dropped two vital points against Valencia CF as they salvaged a 2-2 yesterday. The away side surprisingly took a convincing two-goal lead in the first half itself. Paco Alcacer scored the opening goal of the match in the 19th minute and Javi Fuego increased the lead after 5 minutes. Pepe reduced the margin in the 56th minute and Isco came to rescue for Madrid as he scored the equaliser in the 84th minute. Carlo Ancelotti fielded his team in a 4-3-3 formation so that they could pick up early goals. Javier Hernandez started as the front striker. Real Madrid looked dominant from the very beginning. They were unlucky not to go ahead in two occasions when Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s shot hit the crossbar and came back. Paco Alcacer broke the deadlock from a swift counter-attack. Jose Gaya ran down the left flank and curled a cross inside the penalty box. Paco received it and took a […] Read more »

West Ham United: West Ham, Diafra Sakho And The Tangle With FIFA

Recent verdict of FIFA to fine West Ham United £ 71,000 has revived an old debate. Club or Country. Ever heard of players avoiding club matches in order to play for their nation? Seems like an odd situation, however the opposite is acceptable and quite common in football. Since when did Club football become more important than playing for your country? In the age old days of bows and arrows, counties with small armies often hired paid men to bolster their forces to fight for their side. These special breed of men neither had a country they called home nor did they pledge loyalty to one, their only driving force was money. Mercenary, a name given to a breed of warriors who would fight for the side that paid them with no remorse. Today in the world of football, a list of players can be named for their undying loyalty to their colors. However, many have been shown to look […] Read more »