Zinedine Zidane has become only the second French manager to win the Spanish league title after his Real Madrid side beat Malaga 2-0 at the Rosaleda to finish three points ahead of arch rivals Barcelona.
The last French manager to win the Spanish league title before Zidane was Marcel Domingo, who did it with Atletico Madrid in 1970- Los Colchoneros pipped Athletic Bilbao (they were called Atletico Bilbao during that period) to the title by a single point that year. Zidane is therefore the first French gaffer in 47 years to win La Liga
Real also remain on course to complete a league and CL double this season and will face Italian champions Juventus (who are bidding to complete a treble themselves!) in the final.
Bayern’s Manuel Neuer has earned his reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and he again showed why last night in Bayern’s 2-1 loss against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League tie.
One sees Neuer producing a finger tip save, while the other sees him stand firm against an effort that carried power (a bit Matrix-ish if we may say!)
If not for Neuer, Bayern have might lost the clash 4-1. They did lose 2-1, but are still in the tie ahead of the return leg at the Bernabeu Continue reading
After knocking over Europa League holders Sevilla in the round of 16, Leicester City will be seeking an encore when they square off against another Spanish side in the form of Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The Foxes were one of three English teams in the Round of 16 and given their poor league form, few expected them to get the better of Sevilla. Despite losing the first leg 2-1 at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Jamie Vardy’s away goal gave them a lifeline, and with new manager Craig Shakespeare stepping in, they produced a remarkable turn around at the King Power, triumphing 2-0 to seal their progress into the last eight at the expense of the Andalusians. Continue reading
Very nice team goal scored by Borussia Dortmund to equalise against Real Madrid in their game on 7 December, 2016- a result that ensured they finished top of their group. Watch Emre Mor vs Marcelo first- Mor tracks back, dispossesses Marcelo and then produces a pin point long pass that launches Dortmund’s counter attack. The speed of Aubameyang and Reus’ finish do the rest Continue reading
Very controversial piece of refereeing from Craig Thompson in the Dinamo Kyiv vs Besiktas Champions League game on 6 December, 2016. With the score at 1-0, Thomson awarded Kyiv a penalty which Yarmolenko converted and also sent off Besiktas’ Andreas Beck. Besiktas eventually finished the game with nine players and lost the game 6-0 Continue reading
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS CELTIC V BARCELONA 2016 DOWN
Played on 23.11.2016 in 2016/17 Champions League season
Celtic unable to conjure up a 2012 encore against Barcelona as they lose 2-0 to Luis Enrique’s side Continue reading