Inter Milan vs AS Roma

Analysis: Inter Record Late Win Against Stuttering Roma

Mauro Icardi’s 17th goal of the season took Inter Milan back into the hunt for a place in Europe next season and dented Roma’s Champions League aspirations with a 2-1 win. These sides used to battle for the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup, but went into this game in desperate need of a victory. The Nerazzurri had little chance of qualifying for Europe, while the Giallorossi were joint second with Lazio. Gary Medel and Davide Astori were suspended, though Fredy Guarin, Marcelo Brozovic, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas returned from their bans. Gervinho was finally fit to start again after injury and boost a misfiring front line. The last 20 editions of this fixture in all competition provided 70 goals, an average of 3.5 per game, but Inter had failed to win any of their last seven meetings with Roma.The Roman side was looking to build up ground against city rivals, Lazio, who have leapfrogged Roma into […] Read more »

Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC

Manchester United: 5 Goalkeepers That Can Potentially Replace De Gea In The Summer

David De Gea is reportedly bound to replace Casillas at Real Madrid next season. We analyse five players that Manchester United could sign to replace De Gea. David De Gea has been rumoured to join Real Madrid in the summer. The Spaniard is yet to extend his Manchester United contract, which comes to an end in 2016. It is reported that the keeper is biding his time at the Old Trafford and will force a move in the summer. De Gea has been a vital cog in Manchester United’s league performance this season, which sees them third in the Premier League and poised to qualify for the Champions League. If the Red Devils cash in on De Gea in summer, Louis Van Gaal will have to bring in an able replacement for the former Atletico stopper. Here are five goalkeepers that could potentially replace David De Gea, should he leave for Real Madrid. Hugo Lloris The French joined Tottenham Hotspur […] Read more »

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Inter Milan vs AS Roma – Team News, Tactics, Lineups And Prediction

INTER MILAN v AS ROMA San Siro, Milan Sunday 26th April, 2015, 18:45 GMT  *** Two of Italian football’s most successful clubs meet on Saturday evening, as Inter Milan welcome Roma to San Siro. The visitors will move up to second in the Serie A table with a victory, while only three points would be enough to keep alive the Nerazzurri’s fading hopes of qualifying for Europe. Roma know they must rediscover the fighting spirit which helped them finish in second place last season as they hit the home stretch in Serie A.The Giallorossi travel to the San Siro to face Inter Milan on Saturday having won just two of their last eight league games. Rudi Garcia’s side missed a chance to reclaim second place last weekend after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta. The result left Roma level on 58 points with city rivals Lazio, who stand second on goal difference. Second place is important because […] Read more »

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Ancelotti: Real Madrid Need To Be At Their Best To Win Against ‘Legendary’ Juventus

Real Madrid will face Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals and Ancelotti believes the Spanish outfit will have to be at their best to beat the ‘legendary’ club from Italy. Real Madrid drew Juventus in the semi-final draw of the Champions League on Friday. This is the fifth consecutive semi-final for the Spanish giants and a win over two legs will mean that they will play the final for the second time in a row. If Real Madrid make it to the final, they will have the chance to be the first team to retain the Champions League trophy. Real Madrid manager, Ancelotti, managed Juventus from 1999-2001 and he will be facing the Old Lady for a second time as Real Madrid’s manager. The last time he faced Juventus was in the group stage of the 2013-14 Champions League, which the Italian went on to win. Over the two group-stage games last season, Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-1 in the […] Read more »

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UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich Draw Barcelona, Real Madrid To Face Juventus

Barcelona will face Bayern Munich, while Juventus will play Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. Defending champions Real Madrid have probably drawn the most favourable team, as they will be facing Italian champions Juventus en route to the Champions League final. The two teams last met in the semi-final stage of the competition in 2003 when the Italian side managed to beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate to make it to the final. Coincidentally, the Spanish club were defending their European champions’ status back in 2003 as well. Meanwhile, Barcelona have drawn Bayern Munich in the other semi-final. The last time these two teams met in the semi-final stage of the competition was in 2013 and Jupp Heycknes’ Bayern Munich simply destroyed Barcelona over two legs with a 7-0 aggregate scoreline. The German side then went on to win the Champions League after beating Borussia Dortmund in the final. The first leg of both the semi-finals will be played […] Read more »

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Bayern’s Stunning Comeback, Juventus’ Joy and Other Talking Points Of This Week’s Champions League Action

The second legs of the Champions League quarterfinals offered plenty of action as German, Spanish and Italian league leaders along with title holders Real Madrid reached the semifinals. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg against FC Porto, Bayern Munich staged a stunning comeback at the Allianz Arena with their breathtaking football thrashing FC Porto 6-1 and making it 7-4 on aggregate. Barcelona, meanwhile cruised into the semifinals with an easy 2-0 victory and 5-1 on aggregate at Camp Nou against Paris Saint-Germain courtesy Neymar’s brace. On Wednesday night, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez who came in for injured Karim Benzema handed Real Madrid their first victory against their local rivals Atletico Madrid in 7 matches scoring the only goal of the two legged tie sending the defending champions into semifinals. Juventus held onto their 1-0 lead from the first leg to reach semifinals for the first time in 12 years at the cost of AS Monaco after playing out a goalless draw […] Read more »

AS Monaco vs Juventus FC

Analysis: Juventus Reach Champions League Semi-final After Goalless Draw In Monaco

Juventus moved into the last four of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years after playing out a goalless draw with Monaco in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie. Juve went into the clash with a 1-0 aggregate lead after tasting victory against the principality club in the first leg and the Italian giants held onto that lead to book their place in the last-four draw along with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Old Lady made the trip south to the Stade Louis II aware of the fact that a clean sheet would mean progression to the Champions League semifinals and a place at football’s top table. Massimiliano Allegri chose to send out his men in the tried-and-tested 3-5-2, with Andrea Barzagli’s return offering aerial reinforcement against a Monaco attack heavily reliant on crosses from the wings. Andrea Pirlo came back to the base of midfield, with Roberto Pereyra starting this one from the […] Read more »