Monday, March 30, 2009

England 4-0 Slovakia

Friday, March 20, 2009

Uefa Champions League 1/4 final draw

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Highlights: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool

Full Match: Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn

Friday, March 13, 2009

AS Roma 1-0 Arsenal

FC Barcelona 5-2 Lyon

Manchester United 2-0 Inter Milan

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Full Goals: Bayern Munich 7-1 Sporting Lisbon

Full Match HQ: Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid

Full Highlights: Juventus 2-2 Chelsea

Monday, March 9, 2009

As he prepares for Champions League date with United, Jose eyes Fergie’s job

MILAN — Sir Alex Ferguson predicted Jose Mourinho would indulge in mind games before they both meet on Wednesday in a Champions League last-16 showdown at Old Trafford and, as is usually the case, the Manchester United manager was spot on.
.Mourinho, the Inter Milan manager, admitted over the weekend that he expects to be considered when Ferguson finally quits Old Trafford.
.Clearly hinting that he was a match for Fergie, Mourinho — who will lead out his Inter Milan side against United in the Champions League after a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Milan — rates himself as “one of the best managers in the world”.
.His gift for self-promotion hit its peak when he told the British tabloid News of the World: “I have big jobs left in me that is for sure — but I can’t commit to which ones.
.“If you want me to rule out ever being Manchester United manager, I can’t.
.“Special clubs need special managers so in theory it could work, but nobody knows what the future is in football.
.“The England national team wanted me as coach and that is the biggest job in England, so I am sure when Sir Alex retires they will look at the best managers in the world and I certainly fall into that category.”
.Opinion is mixed over Mourinho’s claims that he could become United manager.
.It does look as if the Portuguese is on course to win the Serie A title, after an impressive 2-0 victory at Genoa on Saturday (yesterday morning, Singapore time).
.Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli maintained Inter’s seven-point lead at the top of Serie A, butwhat would have pleased Mourinho most was that the team put on a display fullof power, commitment, organisation anda little swagger, too.
.The only negatives for Mourinho were injuries to centre-backs Marco Materazzi and Nicolas Burdisso, who both left the game during the first half.
.That, and United’s impressive showing in beating Fulham in the FA Cup, will be Mourinho’s two main worries ahead of the Old Trafford visit.
.Nevertheless, the win was the perfect response to Inter’s midweek 3-0 Coppa Italia defeat to Sampdoria.
.“What happened against Sampdoria was due to individual mistakes, which can happen in football,” said Mourinho.
.“Tonight we played with great spirit. After losing Materazzi and Burdisso we had some problems with our formation. Ibrahimovic wanted to come off but other players like Balotelli were fantastic. They weren’t easy opponents.”
.Cristian Chivu and Walter Samuel are already struggling to be fit for the United date, but a defiant Mourinho said: “We have faith for the game in Manchester even if I won’t be able to sleep because we’ll have lots of problems in defence against very strong, attacking opponents.
.This team have always come out with their heads held high despite all the problems.” source Agencies

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Manchester United Vs Tottenham Carling Cup Final

Monday, March 2, 2009

United in belief

Two down, three to go, while Fergie’s not getting carried away, the chase is on

.LONDON — Manchester United fans formed a huge mural from placards before kick-off, spelling out the word “believe”, as if confidence could ever possibly be a problem for an untouchable set of players who are champions of England, Europe and the world.
.Each of Alex Ferguson’s players believes in himself, in his team-mates and in the manager. Stars like Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov were rested but the belief remained in the red shirts.
.Such faith guided United through squalls of high pressure whipped up by Tottenham Hotspur’s outstanding Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon in the Carling Cup final at Wembley on Sunday (yesterday morning, Singapore time).
.Such poise helped United negotiate a penalty shoot-out with ease after a 0-0 scoreline after extra-time, the safe hands of Ben Foster assisting United in getting their eager hands on the trophy, the club’s second after winning December’s World Club Championships in Japan.
.The Carling Cup may appear small beer when set against United’s intoxication with more celebrated chalices, notably the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, but there was an undeniable thirst for victory here.
.United’s DNA ensures they give everything in every game. Ferguson’s men wanted to lift this trophy, and keep the momentum going.
.Two down, three to go. Sunday was all about Carling, Foster and dreams of a five-pack. After two hours of interesting but not compelling action, the assurance that flows with the red blood and adrenaline through United veins was particularly evident, and they were brutal in executing their dead-ball duties.
.Ryan Giggs stepped up first, his penalty flew in off a post and any belief drained from Tottenham. Poor Jamie O’Hara, Spur’s first taker, resembled a man heading towards a firing squad. David Bentley’s subsequent miss meant the Red Devils could celebrate after Anderson slotted home their fourth spot kick.
.Redknapp’s betting on United now
.With United so imperious, and their squad’s strength in depth, it’s almost inconceivable that Ferguson would consider retiring anytime soon.
.While other clubs struggle with rotation, United do it with ease and look so lethal at the moment. For the League Cup Final, the Scotsman left out of his squad four of the club’s strongest players — Berbatov, Rooney, Michael Carrick and Edwin van der Sar.
.Tomorrow night (Thursday morning, Singapore time), Ferguson will again rotate his squad for the trip to Newcastle United in the Premiership — United are seven points ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool, with a game in hand — and again for their FA Cup quarter-final at Fulham on Saturday.
.By mid-March, the odds on a “quintuple” could be very much shorter, but the manager insists he’s not thinking about that.
.“Only you guys, the media, will get carried away with it,” he said. “We’ll keep our feet on the ground.
.“My experience is we could go to Fulham this weekend in the FA Cup and the ball comes off somebody’s backside and we are out of the cup. That is what cups can do to you.
.“The best thing we can do is gather ourselves, energise ourselves for Newcastle on Wednesday ... and go from there, taking it one step at a time.”
.Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been around long enough to share Ferguson’s scepticism, but he believes United’s squad have more than enough quality in depth to make their own luck.
.“They have got a big chance — they are the team to beat,” he said. “They have a fantastic squad ... (and) it looks as if the league is going their way for sure.
.“And you wouldn’t bet against them in the Champions League and the FA Cup.”
.Few out there would, certainly not United and their fans. Belief courses through their veins. source Agencies