Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Di Maria gave victory to PSG

Champions League 2015 :  Paris Saint-Germain FC successfully conquered the Swedish Malmo in the first game of Group A of the Champions League at the Parc des Princes Stadium, Wednesday, September 16 morning. 

For this result, PSG clung Real Madrid in the standings after a fight in another Madrid also resemble victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Malmö Review
90 'goal for offside
90 'There will be 2 minutes of added time.
80 'Another beautiful centerGvanderwiel, alas Swedish by the keeper!
74 'What a wonderful succession of passes between Motta @ MarcoVerratti1 and Di Maria !!
68 'Di Maria takes the corner, it will not work andMalmo_FF gets the ball.
65 'Yellow card for @ MarcoVerratti1
60 'On a centralmaxwellscherrer,Ibra_official recovers and gives the ball toECavaniOfficial which marks the head!
59 'Following a poor clearance,maxwellscherrer gets the ball and strikes, Wiland deflects the ball for a corner!
57 'Yellow card for Adu.
56 'Passes succeed the Parisian side to try to make out the very grouped defense.
52 'The ball is taken by the head of the corner @ DavidLuiz_4 but is off target!
52 'New strikes rolled signed Di Maria on the left, the guard in the parade and corner Paris !!
50 'Big Action Paris, servesECavaniOfficial backIbra_official that fails to get on his good foot injury !!
46 'Di Maria is perfectly in itsECavaniOfficial who tried to hit without control but misses the shot!
44 'Corner to Paris, led by Di Maria, he will give nothing but Paris keeps the ball
41 'Ibra_official hit but unfortunately just wide !!
40 'Di MariaIbra_official and appears to pull !!
40 'free-kick well positioned to Paris to 20m a little off-center to the left !!
37 Always 70% possession forPSG_inside !!
36 'The corner will not work and in hand againstMalmo_FF
35 'Di Maria corner, @ tsilva3 gets his head. The ball out for a corner.
33 'Angel Di Maria tries his luck with a coiled in 25m shot from the left that does not go away from the right post by Wiland
32 'Ibra_official hands the ball to head overMATUIDIBlaise trying unsuccessfully a volley!
31 'Lovely ball protection Angel Di Maria!
30 'Corner to Paris, led by Di Maria, he will give nothing but Paris keeps the ball past!
24 '@ DavidLuiz_4 wellIbra_official launches in depth, the Swede fails to return the ball!
21 'Corner to Paris, led by Di Maria, he will give nothing but Paris keeps the ball
20 'New attempt to @ Ibra_official, the ball is taken close to the goal line
19 'signed volley attemptIbra_official near the surface, the finish is framed and Wiland can release
16 'New Paris with dangerous actionIbra_official which is taken at the last moment!
15 '70% ball possession forPSG_inside after 15 minutes!
1 'Paris gives the kickoff, it left for 90 minutes
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Arsene Wenger Wants Arsenal Gets Winning Champions League

Champions League 2015 : Wenger has a great desire to win the Champions League. declared himself very motivated to bring Arsenal won in the Champions League. 

Ahead of the opening match in Group D of counter Dinamo Zagreb, Wenger hopes his team can get back in the final, even become a champion. The Arsenal boss also wants to keep his balance

Quote @Arsenal.Com

The Gunners begin their Champions League campaign against Dinamo Zagreb at Stadion Maksimir on Wednesday, just three days before their Premier League fixture at Chelsea.

Arsenal then face trips to Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, but Wenger is confident that his side have enough strength in depth to cope with the congested fixture list.

    I try to keep the balance right and give a little breather to players who need it
    Arsène Wenger

“It is more the global programme we have to absorb in the next three weeks, rather than one game,” he said. “I knew since I [found out] our schedule that I have a squad of 20 players, all experienced and every decision I make is very difficult.

Pre-Match:Blues were behind Mou to Support it Remain at Chelsea

“It is quite easy to change two or three players, [more] than it was in years before because they are all at a very good level.

“I know the same team cannot play every single game over the next three weeks. I try to keep the balance right and give a little breather to players who need it.”
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Pre-Match:Blues were behind Mou to Support it Remain at Chelsea

Champions League 2015 - After poor results in some games in the Premier League, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho got the urge retreat from some quarters. However, apparently the players the Blues were behind Mou to support it remain at Chelsea.
Match counter Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League this midweek would be betting their efforts to find a winning momentum.

Quote Chelsea
The most successful club in their country's history, Maccabi Tel Aviv last faced English opponents in the 2011/12 Europa League, finishing bottom in their group with just two points after 2-1 and 3-0 defeats by the Stoke City. The Yellow-and-Blue are 86th in UEFA’s club rankings, one place behind the Potters.

While this is the Blues’ 14th Champions League group stage, Maccabi Tel Aviv have reached this level for the first time since 2004/05, their only other appearance. There is a gulf in competition experience: 19-year-old Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has more Champions League career minutes to his name than all but three of Maccabi’s squad.

The Israeli Double-winners progressed through three qualifying rounds despite failing to win an away match. Successive 2-1 defeats at Hibernians and Viktoria Plzen were followed by a 2-2 draw in Basel.

Basel have been a thorn in Chelsea sides in recent tournament encounters, which makes the Yellow-and-Blue’s achievement all the more creditable. Winger Eran Zahavi's 24th-minute equaliser in the 1-1 home draw with the Swiss was much celebrated in Israel, but it was his two away goals in Switzerland – one a late leveller at the end of seven minutes’ stoppage time – that secured Maccabi’s debut in the Champions League group stage.

The play-off decider, watched by 13,350, was at the Bloomfield Stadium in their home town. The Yellow-and-Blue are playing their home group games in the newly opened 30,800 capacity Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, 60 miles up the coast. It is also the national stadium.

UEFA have provided clarification to their many matchday officials on the offside law, regarding players attempting but failing to make contact with the ball while in an offside position. This was an International Football Association Board missive, so the enforcement applies to this competition as well as the Premier League.

Likewise a more consistent interpretation is being sought on handball decisions, especially regarding whether the offence is deliberate, and the distance and speed of the ball to hand.

Officials have also been urged to clamp down on dissent by players and benches, so expect some examples to be made early this season.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in the history of Chelsea, though it is rarely mentioned. On Friday 24 June 1955 the club’s board were coerced into withdrawing their acceptance of an invitation to take part in an innovative new pan-European knockout competition, conceived by Gabriel Hanot and Jacques Goddet of l’Equipe.

The fateful decision itself is buried in the bureaucratic euphemisms of official records. Under the imprecise heading ‘European Inter-Clubs Cup Competition’, Football League minutes from the adjourned Ordinary General Meeting held at the Cafe Royal record the following:

‘The Secretary reported Chelsea FC had informed him that they had accepted an invitation to participate in this Competition between Clubs from European countries, and asked for the approval of the Management Committee.

‘Although of the opinion that they could not withhold permission, the Management Committee instructed the Secretary to ask Chelsea FC to give the matter further consideration, because they felt that their playing in such a competition would not be in the best interests of the League Competition.’   

(In the next item, the Committee blocked Bristol City from taking part in a BBC-televised, FA-approved five-a-side football tournament.)

The outcome meant a double slap in the face that day for Chelsea and our Chairman, Joe Mears (pictured below), a member of the same Management Committee. The nephew of Chelsea’s founding father, Gus Mears, he had stood for election as League President at the start of the meeting, losing out to Vice-President and Wolves director, Arthur Oakley.

Shortly afterwards he was humiliatingly forced to withdraw his club from the debut season of what was to become the world’s most prestigious and coveted competition, the European Cup.

As Secretary of the champions elect of England, Chelsea’s John Battersby was the only British club representative who attended the Paris planning meetings in April, alongside the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan, and he was elected to its committee.

The tournament received UEFA accreditation just three days before the Football League’s Little Englanders executed their own ‘Brexit’. Imagine if it had been Chelsea, not Real, whose name went round the world as first winners of this remarkable tournament in 1955/56; 2012 could have been our second trophy.

Our ‘best interests’ thwarted in summer 1955, it would be another 44 years before the Pensioners received an invitation again.

Chelsea are the highest English side in UEFA’s club rankings. The Blues are currently in fourth place, with Arsenal (seventh) the only other Premier League side in the top 10. The Gunners, our Saturday lunchtime visitors, are 850-odd miles away tonight playing Dinamo Zagreb in Group A.

The mean UK viewing figures for last season’s Barcelona-Juventus final were 497,000 on Sky Sports, 5.3 million on ITV. When Chelsea dramatically saw off hosts Bayern Munich in the 2012 showpiece, the average numbers were 1.5 and 8.2 million respectively. This year the final of the Champions League will be played at San Siro, Milan, on Saturday 28 May 2016.
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