Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bayern Crush Sporting 5-0

Bayern Munich wasted little time taking advantage in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie defeating Sporting Club de Portugal 5-0 at the Estadio Jose on Wednesday night. Franck Ribery and Luca Toni each knocked in a brace with Miroslav Klose finishing out the scoring. It was, however, the home side that looked better…

Drogba Fires Chelsea Ahead

A first-half goal from Didier Drogba ensured Chelsea a 1-0 win and the advantage heading into their Champions League last-16 second-leg clash at Juventus in a fortnight’s time. The Blues created the game’s first chance four minutes in as Salomon Kalou cut inside from the right before unleashing a curling effort, but Gianluigi Buffon was…

RVP Hands Gunners Advantage

A first-half penalty from Robin van Persie handed Arsenal a 1-0 win over Roma at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening to give the Gunners the advantage going into the second-leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Arsene Wenger’s men looked sharp from the off and created their first real chance six minutes in as…

Maradona Happy With Form

Argentina coach Diego Maradona is delighted with the way the his side have responded since his appointment in November. Maradona took over after the departure of Alfio Basile and has led the Albicelestes to two friendly wins, 1-0 over Scotland shortly after his appointment and 2-0 over France a fortnight ago. In particular, Maradona has…

Gerrard To Return In Madrid

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been included in the squad for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid. Gerrard has been on the sidelines since suffering a hamstring injury in the Reds’ FA Cup defeat to Everton earlier in the month and he was tipped for a possible return against Manchester City on Sunday….

Ronaldo – Time To Kill

Cristiano Ronaldo believes it will be a case of “kill or be killed” when Manchester United face Inter Milan in the first leg of an eagerly awaited last-16 Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday. “From now on, all games are important. It’s time to kill or be killed,” the World Footballer of the…

Inter Claim Milan Derby

Inter Milan extended their lead at the top of Serie A to nine points on Sunday night by beating city rivals AC Milan 2-1 in an entertaining derby at the San Siro. Jose Mourinho’s side seemed in complete command at the break thanks to goals from Adriano and Dejan Stankovic. But a second-half rally from…

Chelsea Give Scolari The Axe

Luiz Felipe Scolari has been fired as Chelsea manager. A statement on the club’s official website says the decision was made “to maintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for”. The statement added: “Felipe has brought many positives to the club since he joined, and we all feel a sense of sadness…