Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Manchester City, campaign begins with a loss

FT: City 1-2 juventust ends.  's  campaign begins with a loss. Full report and reaction to follow.
87. SAVE! The evergreen Buffon at his best yet again - this time to deny a curling @YayaToure effort. Still 2-1 to Juve here.  
Morata is replaced by Barzagli.  
CITY SUB: @aguerosergiokun comes on for @SamNasri19 for the final seven minutes. He's done it so many times before but can he save the day?
80. Goal for Juve. A fine effort from Morata beats Hart and the visitors take the lead. City 1-2 Juventus  
JUVE SUB: Goalscorer Mandžukić is replaced by Dybala.  
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76. Under 15 minutes to go. Can City get themselves back in front here?    
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MATCH SHOT: @YayaToure in action with Patrice Evra.    
CITY SUB: A debut for @Notamendi30 who comes on in place of @VincentKompany.    
CITY SUB: It's a home debut for @DeBruyneKev who replaces @sterling7 for the remaining twenty minutes.    
70. Goal for Juve. And it's Mandžukić who steers in to equalise. 1-1 now!  
69. @DeBruyneKev will be joining the action shortly. Who should he replace?  
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Some say he's a defender. Some say he is a striker. All I know is... His name is Vincent Kompany 💙 
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58. ALMOST TWO! @sterling7 set-up brilliantly by @21LVA but Buffon saves Juve again! Unbelievable stop!  

Officially given as an own goal off Chiellini, but it doesn't matter - City are 1-0 up here! Get in!!    
56. GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! @VincentKompany!! 1-0!!  
52. Not much has changed in terms of the ebb and flow of the game so far in the second half. How would you swap things around? 
There are 50,363 inside the Etihad Stadium for tonight's game. Thank you for your support!    
MATCH SHOT: @Sagnaofficial challenges Alvaro Morata.    
45. Back under way at the Etihad with @juventusfc getting us under way. No changes at the break. Come on City!    
It was billed as Toure v Pogba but Fernandinho stealing the midfield show. So sharp in those last couple of yards when closing down.
Much like a bus from Juve, stalling our game. City chances were encouraging, just need to play the attacking game we always do. #cityview
fernandinho is our best player by far this match. need to up the tempo. #cityview  
Let's have your thoughts on the first 45 using #cityview now! What would you change? What has pleased you so far?    
HT: 0-0 at the break. @sterling7's early chance and @fernandinho's effort the closest we've come.  
44. Closing stages of the first half. No goals yet, but plenty of attacking intent. Thoughts as we approach the break?    
He's had a brilliant start to the season!    
@fernandinho has been our best player so far by a country mile   #CTID
fernandinho a whisker away from opening the scoring with a ferocious half volley! Did you think that was in?!  
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A great atmosphere inside the City of Manchester Stadium. Plenty of attacking intent from both sides.
34. CHANCE! Brilliant low ball in from Kolarov but Bony can't arrive in time to finish. City upping the tempo now!  
32. CHANCE! @21LVA nips in and finds Bony. The Ivorian tricks his way into space but lashes at the eventual shot - well wide in the end.
30. We're a third of the way through. Still 0-0, but it's a finely poised clash so far. Who's edging it you reckon?    
@dlamb75 Sterling needs to get into more pockets of space to receive the ball and run!
Who'd you want to see on the ball more to get us up a gear?    
Far too slow from   so far. Need to up the intensity 
22. Fizzing shot from @fernandinho isn't too far away. You sense City have stepped up in the past few minutes. What do you think?  
MATCH SHOT: The line-up...      #ucl
15. City lifted as @21LVA and Bony combine and the Blues win a corner. Pretty even game so far, would you agree?  
Good result in the youth champions league! Good luck to the boys in the start of the new campaign! 
11. Pogba lurking at the back post and finishes well past Hart put no goal given... offside! Correct decision?  
10. The early @sterling7 chance and resulting save from Buffon the closest we've come to a goal as yet.
5. Pogba shapes up to hit a volley towards goal but @Sagnaofficial blocks well. What do you think to the start of this game?  
2. CHANCE! Huge save from Buffon to deny @sterling7 an early goal after @YayaToure's burst through.  
0. And we are off! @21LVA and Wilfried Bony get City's #UCL campaign under way!  
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Champions League group stage ended in disappointment as hosts PSV Eindhoven

Champions League 2015 : PSV Eindhoven Vs Manchester United 2-1, Champions League group stage ended in disappointment as hosts PSV Eindhoven
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Possession: PSV 33% United 67%
Shots: PSV 6 United 17
Shots on target: PSV 4 United 5
Corners: PSV 3 United 9

FT: PSV Eindhoven Vs Manchester United 2-1 A disappointing evening as the hosts fight back to win against the run of play.
90+1' - We're into three minutes of added time. 
86' - also make a change, bringing on Valencia for Young.
85' - Lestienne comes off for PSV, replaced by Locadia. 
83' - PSV miss a big chance, with De Jong blazing over from close range after being set up by Hendrix.

75' - Substitution for   as Marouane Fellaini comes on for Ander Herrera.
72' - The home side make a change, bringing on Schaars in place of the injured Guardado. 
71' - PSV defender Bruma is booked for dissent. 
67' - Smalling brings down Guardado and gets a yellow card as a result. 
61' - A superb ball from Schweinsteiger finds Mata at the back post but the Spaniard can't quite get it under
60' - Moreno is booked for a foul on Young. 
57' - Goal. PSV Eindhoven 2   1. Narsingh puts the hosts in front with a diving header.
55' - PSV defender Arias is booked after tripping Young. 
51' - Nice one-two between Memphis and Martial ends with the Dutchman firing a low effort at Zoet.
Thank you everyone for your messages , words can't describe how gutted I am , my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.
46' - PSV get the second half under way. Come on! 
Elsewhere in Group B, Wolfsburg are 1-0 up at home to CSKA Moscow at half-time. 
HT: PSV Eindhoven 1   1. Moreno's header cancelled out Memphis's opener in a half marred by Shaw's injury.
45+2' - Goal. PSV Eindhoven 1   1. Moreno's header is deflected off Blind past De Gea.
44' - What a run from Smalling! The skipper wins the ball from Lestienne and bursts through before Zoet
3' - Almost another for Memphis, who fires just wide of the far post from a tight angle. 
41' - GOAL! PSV Eindhoven 0   1. Memphis nets against his old side!
40' - The ball trickles through for Lestienne but he gets it wrong and slices well wide. 
38' - Chance for   as Bruma knocks Mata's free-kick delivery onto the head of Martial, with the ball 31' - First sight of goal for PSV as Lestienne shoots straight at De Gea, though the flag was already up for offside. 
24' - Rojo comes on for Shaw, who leaves the field on a stretcher applauded by both sets of fans. We all wish him a speedy recovery. 
19' - Shaw is still receiving attention from the medical staff. He's going to be replaced by Marcos Rojo. 
15' - A brilliant run forward from Shaw is ended by a crunching challenge by Moreno, and unfortunately the   defender looks badly hurt.
PIC: The view from the press box in the Philips Stadion. It's 0-0 with 10 minutes gone. 
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7' - Memphis drills a low ball into the box and Martial gets a slight touch on it but it's straight at PSV keeper Zoet. 
1' - Mata and Martial kick off - we're under way in Eindhoven. Come on United! 

PSV Eindhoven: Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Brenet; Hendrix; Propper, Guardado (Schaars, 72); Narsingh, De Jong, Lestienne (Locadia 86'). Substitutes not used: Pasveer, Pereiro, Poulsen, Vloet, De Wijs.
Booked: Arias, Moreno, Bruma.

United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw (Rojo, 24); Schweinsteiger, Herrera (Fellaini, 75); Young (Valencia 86'), Mata, Memphis; Martial. Substitutes not used: Romero, McNair, Carrick, Schneiderlin.
Booked: Smalling
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Luke Shaw : My Road to Recovery Starts Now, I will Come Back Stronger

Champions League 2015 : Manchester United confirmed Luke Shaw, injured by broken in the second part of his right leg. injury during Manchester United's 2-1 defeat of PSV Eindhoven.
Luke Shaw, receiving tackle from Hector Moreno when he ran in the PSV penalty box. match interrupted for 10 minutes because of a medical team perform emergency care. Marcos Rojo replaces Shaw, The Red Devils explain if Shaw had surgery for his injuries, as soon as he got back to Manchester, England.
"The results were disappointing tonight. But, we all together Luke Shaw. Remain steadfast, comrade," said United defender who is also currently injured, Phil Jones.
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Paul Pogba 'is the world's best players

Juventus match against Manchester City this evening, the legendary Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon gives a special assessment to his colleague, Paul Pogba. Buffon said that Pogba is one of the world's best players.

"Level Paul Pogba since a few seasons ago, he is someone who has the capacity of the best players in the world, and I said, including better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo," said Buffon as reported by Mirror (15/9)

Buffon revealed it after the rumors that some big European clubs including tonight's rivals, Manchester City want to bring players the Frenchman.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's performances last season put him alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in the world, according to the Frenchman's club captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Juve claimed a domestic double in the 2014-15 term and surprised many by making it all the way to the Champions League final before losing to Barca.

Buffon believes Pogba put himself among the best in the game with his performances in the campaign, per the Mirror's David Anderson: "The level that Paul Pogba was playing at last season, there was nobody better in the world, and I include Messi and Ronaldo in that."

The Old Lady managed to keep hold of their star 22-year-old over the summer despite huge interest from elsewhere. The club reportedly turned down an €80 million (£58.6 million) bid for Pogba from Barcelona, per Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t ESPN FC).

Manager Massimiliano Allegri will hope the France international continues to perform from the centre of midfield where he was so vital last term.

A different type of player to Messi and Ronaldo, Pogba contributes both defensively and in attack.

His goalscoring contribution is nowhere near the level of the La Liga duo, per WhoScored.com. However, he is similarly valuable to his side.
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Buffon is the best keeper in the world

Goalkeeper and captain of Juventus, Gianluigi Buffon revealed, which makes it very enthusiastically to review the away game against Manchester City in the party Champions League Group D opener on Wednesday (16/9) morning Later at the Etihad Stadium.
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Buffon reveals who he thinks is the best keeper in the world

Ahead of their heavyweight clash with Manchester City in the Champions League, World Cup winning goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has revealed who he think is currently the best goalkeeper in the world.

    I’ve been watching his game for a few years now, and Joe Hart is now for me one of the top three goalkeepers in the world.

    He had the period where he made some mistakes and was dropped, but he needed that
    Since his return to the team after being dropped, you won’t think of a better goalkeeper in the world

Ok, so he goes from saying Hart is one of the top three goalkeeper’s in the world, to saying you won’t think of a better goalkeeper in the world.

Jeez, make your mind up GiGi.
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