New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill says that his team will undoubtedly be going into the Eastern Conference championship match against New England Revolution as the favourites. He also regards New York to be a better team than the opposition.
One of the most talked about and exciting of these markets is always the race for the Golden Boot. With this in mind, we consider the form and prospects of three of the favourites for that title.
With 2 matches left in the Football League Championship, clubs in that league are trying to conclude the season on a high note and this is something that Leicester City certainly has managed to do as they have already been crowned as the champions.
Leicester City’s victory against Bolton Wanderers was enough for them to secure the Championship trophy after what has been a superb season for the team of Nigel Pearson.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was the hero as he guided his side into this season’s Champions League final following a sensational 3-1 second leg victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has claimed that he is extremely happy that the team managed to contain the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben when they came up against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford.
United were coming into the match as the overwhelming favourites to get beaten quite heavily, as Bayern Munich have been extraordinary this season. Not only have they managed to seal the Bundesliga title with seven matches remaining, but they have also broken numerous records along the way.
Chelsea were able to qualify for the semi-final of the Champions League following a 2-0 victory over PSG at Stamford Bridge last night.
Darren Mattocks was one of the surprise starters for Vancouver Whitecaps in their match against New York Red Bulls last weekend.
Vancouver were expected to struggle in the encounter due to the presence of Mattocks, who has scored only three goals in 20 appearances in the previous season. He was the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Bayern Munich legend, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the club’s decision to keep hold of Franck Ribery back in 2008 has proven to be a great decision. Ribery is considered as one of the finest attacking players in the world.
Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery could be out of the meeting between the two teams in the Champions league last 16 stage.
It is one of the highly anticipated fixtures of this round since both teams play attacking and attractive style of football. However, this match was seen as a negative aspect for Arsenal given the way the fixtures have panned out.
The Welshman who became the world’s most expensive player when he signed for Real Madrid back in September and spent 6 years of his career in Tottenham Hotspur revealed that he felt more pressure playing in the Premier League with Spurs than in Real Madrid.
The former Tottenham player praised the playing style and system that Real Madrid utilizes and spoke about how different it is from his former club Tottenham.