Monthly Archives: February 2014

Real Put Schalke To The Sword

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Real Madrid signaled their Champions League intentions by dismantling a hapless Schalke side 6-1 at the Veltins Arena. Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale helped themselves to a brace and all but secured safe passage to the last-eight.

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Champions League Preview: Galatasaray vs Chelsea

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There is little room for emotion in modern day sport but for Chelsea, especially their manager, this tie will be an emotional one. In the opposing ranks is a man who can lay claim to being one of the greatest players in the club’s history; the same man whose goals lit up many a night for the men in blue. Didier Drogba is a proper Jose Mourinho player, built in the image of what the Portuguese likes in his players, the Ivorian scaled great heights one of which surely be the competitive steel which will push him to get one over his old boss. The London club is definitely a work in progress, something Jose has repeated time and time again, but under no condition will their Russian owners’ expectations be any lesser.

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Greek Tragedy for Manchester United

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Olympiakos beat Manchester United 2-0 in Piraeus, Greece in what was an unconvincing performance by the English team. After the match, Moyes openly admitted that his team had performed below par, while his opposite number Michel was celebrating what is a famous victory in what was being seen as Greek football’s biggest match this season.

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Match Preview: Chelsea vs Everton

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League leaders Chelsea meet Everton on Saturday in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. This is a must-win game for both teams. Chelsea will be conscious of the competition at the top of the table with as they, along with Arsenal and Manchester City vie to wrest the Premier League trophy away from current holders. Liverpool too aren’t too far behind. Everton, on the other hand, aim to grab the last remaining Champions League spot, and will want to challenge their Merseyside rivals Liverpool all the way till the final day of the season.

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