BAYERN MUNICH v PORTO Allianz Arena, Munich Wednesday 21st April, 2015, 20:45 GMT *** Bayern Munich host FC Porto in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday, in what will be a do-or-die match for Pep Guardiola’s men. A surprise 3-1 defeat for the German giants at Porto last week leaves them with no scope for error this time around. Bayern Munich Bayern come into the fixture on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win at Hoffenheim, but have a depleted squad at the moment. Mehdi Benatia, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, Tom Starke and Arjen Robben are all on the sidelines and will play no part in the tie. Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger may be available for the fixture, although both will not be expected to start the game. Having made the semi-finals every year since 2012, Bayern know that the task will not be easy this time after falling 3-1 down in the first leg. Outplayed […]
A troubled Manuel Pellegrini takes his Manchester City team to a resurgent Old Trafford
Bayern Munich visit in-form Werder Bremen in Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture at Bremen. The absence of Ribery and Robben will offer the hosts consolation as they look to continue their 2015 form.
FC Barcelona will travel to San Mamés to face Athletic Bilbao in a match that is absolutely crucial to their La Liga title hopes.
Louis van Gaal takes his Manchester United team to the Boleyn Ground this Sunday as third placed United look to pull away in the battle for third in the Premier League.
2010 and 2011 champions, Dortmund begin 2015 with an away trip to Leverkusen in hopes of beginning the slow ascent back up the table. Their opponents, Leverkusen will look to improve their chances of Champions League qualification with a win in Saturday’s top game at the Bay Arena. Leverkusen stand in 3rd place, 6 points of second placed Wolfsburg and their opponents Dortmund are languishing in 17th, after a dreadful first half of the season which saw them pick up just four victories. Although thirteen points separate the two sides, coach Roger Schmidt remains wary about the strength of the Dortmund attack. Jurgen Klopp on the other hand firmly has stressed the fact that this is not a game where Dortmund are not the favourites, and the possibility of relegation is still present. Dortmund new boy Kevin Kampl and Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt are reunited after their days together at RB Salzburg. The Slovenian is also a youth product of […]
LIVERPOOL FC vs LEICESTER CITY FC Thursday; January 1 2015; 15:00 GMT Anfield, Liverpool ************** After a moral boosting 4-1 thrashing of Swansea in the last game of 2014, the Reds would be looking to make it 3 wins a row when they face bottom side Leicester City at Anfield on New Year’s Day. Rodgers will be confident of doing the double against the Foxes and start off 2015 on a bright note. Team News and Tactics Liverpool Monday night’s mauling of Swansea City was by far the best performance put up by Liverpool in 10 home games this season. This goes to show how average the Reds have been, and Rodgers’ team will be looking to make amends in the second half of this season. […]
After a "fantastic Christmas" win over Newcastle United, Louis van Gaal takes his team south to London, where the third place Manchester United face seventh placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool V Stoke City Anfield, Merseyside Saturday, 29th November, 15:00 GMT *** Stoke City are the visitors to Anfield this weekend as Brendan Rodgers’ side aim to get back to winning ways in the Barclays Premiership. The month of November has been nothing short of a disaster for Liverpool as the Reds have not got 3 points since their streaky win against QPR in the third week of October. Mark Hughes` Stoke City, who are currently 1 point ahead of the Reds will be coming to Anfield hoping to at least nick a point off them, if not getting all three points. Team News Liverpool Brendan Rodgers has been under constant pressure with his baffling team selection and poor tactics for the past few months. The negative goal difference goes to show how poor the Reds have been in attack and defence this season. The draw at Sofia midweek summed up their woes of being absolutely incapable of holding onto […]
Matchday 8 of the Bundesliga sees table toppers Bayern Munich face a winless Werder Bremen in Munich, the debut of Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo in the Bundesliga, and the return of Ilkay Gündogan and Marco Reus.