(Wednesday 22 APRIL 2015)
FC Bayern Munich has overcome a
first leg 3-1 deficit to demolish FC Porto 6-1 at home.
Guardiola’s men had their foot
on the gas from the word go, raining in five goals before half time. Their 6-1 demolition, made the opposition look like a bunch of forty year olds from Sunday league, reminiscent
to the 7-1 thrashing Germany gave to Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.
Bayern ran rampant in the
midfield, leaving the Porto defence red faced. The attacking prowess came through
Robert Lewandowski, finishing the game with a brace. The Polish attacker looked
dangerous from the moment he hit the post in the 10th minute. Thomas
Muller also found the score sheet earning himself the outright record for
highest all time German goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League.
Funny how football works, as a
manager you can lose one game badly and everyone turns on you. It’s too bad
that Pep Guardiola knows how to silence the media critics with beautiful
It will be described as a
perfect night in Munich, concluded with Muller orchestrating the chants in the
stands. This is yet another example of the interaction between players and fans
in the Bundesliga.
Bayern go into another UEFA
Champions League Semi Final for a fourth consecutive year. After tonight’s
match, they look like good odds to win the trophy.
Easy road for Barcelona
It was an easy night for
Barcelona, effortlessly finishing off Paris Saint Germain 2-0 and cruising into
the last four. The Brazilian, Neymar finished with a brace leaving his
counterpart David Luiz even worse for ware, after being embarrassed in the
previous fixture. Barcelona have made the semifinals seven times in eight
years, perhaps an even better stat than Bayerns.
the English Premier League season draws to a close, the dog fight to avoid
relegation becomes desperate for the bottom six teams.
Burnley have the easiest run home after surviving a horror run of fixtures
against the big four. Don’t be surprised if they end up skyrocketing out of the
fixtures are probably the next best thing to Burnley, although they will need
to find inspiration to win a string of games and overtake Hull and Sunderland.
and Hull are struggling for form and face the hardest run home. Hull’s last six
games include Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United while
Sunderland go up against Everton, Arsenal and league leaders Chelsea.
to the taxing run of games for Sunderland and Hull, I am predicting the unthinkable.
Burnley and Leicester can escape relegation. Leicester has the next four of
six games at home and will need their home support to get over the line. Burnley
have the harder task of winning games away from home but have a kind draw of
fixtures on their side.
My Prediction: Sunderland, Hull and QPR to be relegated
TRANSFER TALKS OR CHINESE
Despite PSV winning their first Eredivisie since 2008, they face the
burden of losing their stars to other clubs this summer.
With only one regular starter over the age of 25, you can
imagine the young talent this team possesses. Despite their joy of obtaining Champions
League football next season, they will be hammered with transfer speculation. Memphis
Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum likely to be sold off to one of the world’s
It’s a sad reality for clubs like PSV, who often fall to the
hands of bigger clubs in Spain, England and Germany post success. It’s unfortunate
we will never see their full potential and whether their team from 2015 can
pose as a threat against the world best in the UCL.
ESPN’s Rory Smith also shares similar opinions (ESPN)
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set to leave the club
after another failed year to make Champions League.
He played CL in all four
seasons with French team Lyon and is one of the only French nationals not to be
playing CL football. He has been vocal to the clubs chairman Daniel Levy,
stating his desire to play European football again.
Lloris is being tied to Manchester United, after De Gea
looks even more certain to leave United for Real Madrid. (Guardian)
Games to Watch tomorrow morning!
Champions League 2nd Leg
Monaco v Juventus (0-1)
Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid (0-0
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