Monday, November 23, 2015

Champion League : Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb Preview

Tweet Football - Arsène Wenger has revealed the following team news ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb:

Champion League - on team news…
Coquelin and Arteta are out. Arteta is short-term and Coquelin is longer. How big the damage is we don’t know but we will know for certain this [Monday] afternoon. Everyone from Saturday's game is available and Ramsey is available.

on Coquelin’s injury…
It is at least a month. I’m a bit cautious as we have had so many bad surprises on the scans… but the team for the next few months will be without Coquelin.

on getting more injuries than most clubs…
It looks like that at the moment. I must say we have been hit very hard in November as until November and the Sheffield Wednesday game we had quite a good record and since then we lost a few players. But now we have Ramsey and for the weekend Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back as well. After that Walcott will be the next one. [As for] the players who have long-term injuries, basically some of them are from last season like Rosicky and Welbeck

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Tweet Football - Valencia have completed a training session at the Petrovsky Stadium of Saint Petersburg and fight to Zenit

Champions League - Valencia CF face their penultimate match of the group stage of the Champions League against Zenit this week, looking to ensure the team's qualification for the next round of the competition. Zenit are the leaders of Group H and have already has sealed their progress to the knockout stage. The game will be held on Tuesday from 6pm Spanish time, and very low temperatures are expected in St. Petersburg.

Valencia have completed a training session at the Petrovsky Stadium of Saint Petersburg this afternoon where the team will play against FC Zenit tomorrow. The training session has been characterised by the low temperatures. Kick-off of tomorrow's match is at 18:00 h, Valencia CF will do their best to take the victory home.
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Barcelona Positive Spirits focus, Turns to the Champions League

Tweet Football - Focus now turns to the Champions League. Barcelona side take on AS Roma for Matchday 5 of the group stages

Champions League - After the 4-0 triumph against Real Madrid on Saturday, the focus now turns to the Champions League. Luis Enrique’s side take on AS Roma for Matchday 5 of the group stages. After training, Dani Alves appeared before the press to speak about the physical and mental state of the team.

“The morale of the team is very high because the Clásico is always a difficult match to win. When you win, especially in the way we did, you gain confidence and leave with the feeling that you are doing things well,” said the full-back.
El Clásico
Alves was keen to highlight the good performance at the Bernabéu: “It was not down to the demerit of our opponent, but to the great merit of ours. It was a game in which Madrid were far inferior. We were incredible in all areas. We did not allow them to have options and I think we played better than in the 6-2 (win in 2009) because on Saturday we controlled the game and dominated.”

The Brazilian, however, stressed that Barça must now remain focused on the main objective: “It is great to have won the match against Madrid, but the ultimate goal is at the end (of the season). If you win the Clásico but do not win titles, you are left to look silly."
Barça’s secret

“The key to winning these games is to have a great team with ambition,” said Alves. “Our objective is always to be better than before but this is only proven if we win titles. We are on track.”

Alves has been with the club since 2008 yet he feels that the team continues to evolve despite various changes that have taken place over the years.

“Barça has revolutionized football in recent years, for the good of those who love this sport,” he stated. “Over the years, different managers have passed through the club but the concept remains the same. For this, I believe Barça has changed the history of football,” he concluded.
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Luis Enrique : Confirmed that Leo Messi is Fully Fit Game With AS Roma

Tweet Football - Luis Enrique Says : Champions League game with AS Roma tomorrow, Messi is fully fit.

Champions League - Luis Enrique spoke to the press on Monday ahead of the Champions League  game with Roma tomorrow at 8.45pm CET, saying that “it is essential for us to secure top spot in the group against Roma. We have two games left and that’s what we intend to do … It is important for us to play well, because I think we’ll be dealing with a very different kind of Roma tomorrow to the one we saw at the Olimpico”.

A lot of the questions, and quite understandably, were about the amazing 4-0 victory at the Bernabéu on Saturday, including the concern that after all the fuss, it might be hard to bring the players back down to earth for another match. “I think the team is intelligent enough to know how difficult it is to win football matches” he retorted. “People are heaping praise on us at the moment, but we are fully aware that this is still the first third of the season and there’s a long way to go yet.”
Roman conquest

He was also asked how it feels to be facing the side he once managed – and who would be in trouble if they don’t get anything out of the game on Tuesday. “I think it’s a nice game for them” he replied. “They have to come and win at the Camp Nou. Nothing else will do … It will be a very different game to the first one. They played it very tight at the back in Rome, while tomorrow I think we’ll see an interesting game between two top quality skilful sides.”

“The pace of the game at the Olimpico was not what we wanted” he continued. “But we always struggle when a team sticks eight or nine men behind the ball. But all the same, we didn’t give them many chances and created lots for ourselves. I’ll always take a game like that. We played well, and I hope we are just as superior tomorrow, but that this time we manage to take our chances when we get them.”
Messi back

Luis Enrique also confirmed that Leo Messi is fully fit. “He looked great when he came on against Madrid and it’s a joy for all the fans and everyone involved at Barça to know that. Now what he needs to do is get back into the rhythm of playing matches, charge up his batteries, and in no time we’ll be able to enjoy seeing Messi back at his best.”

Source : Barcelona Official Web
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Diego Pablo Simeone: Atletico Madrid played very well

Tweet Football- Our coach answered the the media after the team's win by 0-1 against Betis. Simeone analysed the match against the green and white team.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid
Liga BBVA - Diego Pablo Simeone appeared in the pressroom at the end of the game at the Benito Villamarín. The Argentinian coach analysed Atlético’s win in Seville: "I think the team played a great match. It managed from the start of the match to be deep, decisive, with good pressure and that immediately created scoring situations. In the second half, it was slightly more of the same, where the team held the pressure and we also generated many scoring situations. What’s important is that we continue to grow."  
With respect to how he sees the team, our coach said that "this team is building up and is renewing itself with some new guys. The important thing is to know what we’re playing and from that, the team will continue to grow. Today a very good match was played on all lines and we are happy."
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AS Roma Football Clinics in the Country of South Africa

Tweet Football - AS Roma this week brought the joy of football to almost 1,000 underprivileged children in South Africa.

AS Roma
AS Roma
Serie A - The Italian giants were invited to host a number of football clinics in the country by the South African Sports Minister and this week a delegation of Roma coaches – led by Ciccio Graziani, European Cup finalist with the Giallorossi and World Cup winner in 1982 – visited a number of cities to put on the AS Roma Soccer Clinic 2015.

The coaches met poor and needy children from Johannesburg, Soweto, Sun City and Polowkane as part of a AS Roma project that aims to highlight the fact that football knows no colour – it’s a sport for all.

As well as coaching the children, Roma’s  coaches took time out to coach their South African counterparts – passing on invaluable best practice tactics and tips for developing young football players in the future.

AS Roma would like to thank all the young players who attended the clinics and wish them luck for the future.
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