The Bianconeri has finally reached their first Champions
League Final in 12 years, it’s been a long wait..
The Italian underdog has landed an astonishing knock-out
blow, eliminating favourites Real Madrid from the illustrious Champions League
Ironically, it was former Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata
whose goal has sent the Italian giants to Berlin for a date against Barcelona
in the Champions League Final. The 22 year old averaged a goal every 70 minutes
last season for Madrid, making his sale to Juventus questionable.
Real Madrid was first on the score-sheet, earning themselves
a penalty through James Rodriguez early in the match, converted by none other
than Cristiano Ronaldo. The club legend has equalled Alfredo Di Stefano’s goal
scoring record of 307.
Real Madrid’s shot statistics tell the true story, failing
to capitalize on clear cut chances. The last 20 minutes of the game had most
fans on the edge of their seat, as Madrid bombarded Gianluigi Buffons goal with
an onslaught of attacking opportunities..
Not even 75,000 deafening home fans could change the result
of this match. The Real Madrid fans are well renowned for being hard to please
and too often take their frustrations out on their own players. Ronaldo boo’d
at training, Bale coping flack for majority of the season and more recently veteran
goalkeeper receiving jeers and whistles from the crowd. For the first time in a
long time, Real will be trophy less this season which could spark many changes
for the club.
What a story for the Italians.
The fans have had to ride an emotional roller-coaster over
the last decade, going from European Champions to the Serie B. It’s been a
patient wait for Juve fans who could be celebrating once again on the 6th
of June in Berlin.
To get to the final in
Berlin, Juventus have had to see off Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Real Madrid.
In the group stage they finished in second place behind Atlético Madrid but
ahead of Olympiacos and Malmö. The Italians are gunning for the treble as they
are already league champions and finalists in the Coppa Italia.
Matilda’s prepared for womens World Cup
With the World Cup less than a month out, the Matilda’s are
ready to take on the world in Vancouver, Canada.
The Matilda’s are not fazed by the task ahead of them which sees 2nd
ranked USA, 5th ranked Sweden and African Champions Nigeria in their
The Matilda’s have come off a brilliant run of form
overseas, defeating Finland and the Netherlands in the Cyprus cup.
The squad holds so much depth, coach Alen Stajcic was forced
to leave out W-League golden boot leader Kate Gill due to their being other
players better suited to the role.
The women’s game is constantly growing year by year, with
many Australian women opting to travel overseas to play in the US.
The Matilda’s are going out to win and are in hope of
returning with one of the most prestigious football trophies the game possesses.
All matches from the FIFA
Women’s World Cup 2015™ will be live on SBS ONE, SBS HD and online, with
the only exceptions being the concurrent group stage matches which will be
streamed live online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame.
Scottish Referee head-butted
in Saudi Arabian Derby.
Scottish official John Beaton was head-butted by Al Hilal
player Salem Al Dawsari this week, which has called for action from Saudi
Al Hilal are never short of controversy, and arise in international media once again a disgusting act on referee John Beaton in the Saudi Derby.
James Bee, chairman of the Scottish Senior Football Referees
Assosiation is calling for Saudi officials to make an example of Dawsari.
In a statement, Bee said: ‘This type of behaviour is
unacceptable in any country and no referee should be treated in this way.
‘Assaults or attempted assaults on match officials should be
met with zero tolerance. John Beaton dealt with the incident correctly on the
field of play and the appropriate authorities should deal with the matter
correctly off it.
‘The most important thing for us though is that, thankfully,
John does not appear to have been physically harmed in the incident.’
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