Arsenal have capped off their 18th consecutive win this
season which has placed them back in second position in front of former
champions Manchester City.
Last night’s win has also secured Arsenal of a Champions League place
for next year, which will assist them in their pursuit for world class players.
It didn’t take long for Arsenal to break the deadlock, Chilean Alex
Sanchez scoring a deflected free kick from 25 yards leaving the Hull City goalkeeper
Steve Harper motionless.
Luck struck twice for the Gunners as Aaron Ramsey’s low show
was deflected leaving Harper once again wrong footed.
It was all over by half time after Sanchez danced around
Harper to score his second goal of the game.
Despite relegation fears, if Hull City can defeat Burnley at
home this week they will be sitting on 37 points. Sunderland sits one point
behind with a game in hand, but holds the impossible task of gaining points from Everton,
Arsenal and Chelsea.
It will all come down to the wire on the 17th of May, when
Sunderland host Leicester City. Whoever wins that game will be my favourite to stay
up in the Premier League this year.
Can Juventus pull off the impossible and beat Madrid?
Juventus are going to need something special to happen
tomorrow night at home to defeat Read Madrid.
It is there first semi final in 12 years, dating back to 2002/03 when they defeated Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate. Could we see a repeat of that tomorrow?
The Italian giants will feel fortunate to know that Karim
Benzema won’t be playing due to a knee injury. However they do know that ‘Los Blancos’
has the fire-power to put them away in the first leg, ever heard of that guy Portugese guy Ronaldo?
More than anything, veteran Pirlo could be the difference for the Bianconeri. The 35
year old has definitely slowed down, but he has never lost his touch on the
ball and still possesses one of the deadliest free kicks in the world.
Pirlo’s experience will be greatly needed due to the long
injury list Juventus have. To add to the absence of Kwandwo Asamoah, Star
midfielder Paul Pogba is in doubt to play with hamstring trouble along with
Martin Caceres, who is struggling with an ankle injury.
Juventus will need to be tight in their defense and are
likely to look to play the counter attack. Marchisio, Vidal and Bonucci will
all need to be at their best.
Tomorrow night’s match is set to be a blockbuster. Both
teams play a totally different brand of football and will be looking to earn a
rightful place into the Champions League final.
Checkout how 50,000 Bournemouth fans celebrated their
promotion to the Premier League.
Transfer Talks or Chinese Whispers?
Reports from Spain have revealed Real Madrid Star Karim
Benzema could be on his way to Manchester City for 40 million. Makes sense
since City are in desperate need of a striker. (Talk
Pirlo has revealed that he will join Lampard and Gerrard in
the MLS if Juventus win the Champions League this year.
“Ending my Juventus story by pocketing the Champions
League would be a dream come true,” said Pirlo.
“But I won’t stop playing, I’ll go on as long as I have
the same great desire to keep training every day. (Talk
Manchester United winger Ashlee Young is set to be handed a
3 year contract extension at the end of this season. Young will be forever in
debt to LVG after his career hung in the balance under the management of David
Despite all the transfer rumours and speculation. Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger has denied claims that he wants to sign Premier League veteran
goalkeeper Petr Cech. Despite Cech being one of the most prolific goalkeepers
in the last decade, Wenger has said he believes in the goalkeepers he already has.
MATCH OF THE DAY TOMORROW
Juventus v Real Madrid (Juventus Stadium)
KO- 4.45am (Fox Sports) (SBS)
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