Los alemanes vienen de derrotar a otro equipo ingls, el Arsenal, y ahora buscarn acceder a la semifinal ante los diablos rojos que no han estado en su mejor momento en la Premier League, pero que remontaron una desventaja de dos goles ante el Olympiacos para acceder a la fase de cuartos de final.
(CNNMxico) – Los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones enfrentarn al Barcelona y al Atltico de Madrid, los dos equipos que disputan el liderato de la Liga espaola al Real Madrid, en un partido que pondr a prueba a dos delanteros estrella: Lionel Messi y Diego Costa.
Finalmente la otra llave para las semifinales ser definida por el Chelsea dirigido por Jos Mourinho, lder de la Premier League, y el Pars Saint-Germain de Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
As lo decidi el sorteo de este viernes en la ciudad suiza de Nyon. Por su parte, el Real Madrid tendr una oportunidad de revancha ante el Borussia Dortmund alemn, que en la semifinal pasada gole por 4-1 al equipo madridista.
El vigente campen de la Liga de Campeones, el Bayern Munich, se medir en los cuartos de final ante el Manchester United.
Los de Carlo Ancelotti, con una gran trayectoria en la presente competicin, llegarn con ganas de revancha al duelo con el Dortmund, que lleg a cuartos gracias a su victoria en San Petersburgo (2-4) sobre el Zenit, que le derrot hace dos das en la vuelta (1-2).
Los de Mourinho, lderes de la Premier League, aspiran a repetir el ttulo de la Liga de Campeones que conquistaron en 2012 tras superar al Bayern en los penaltis, a pesar de la efectividad del sueco Zlatan Ibrahimovic -40 goles en 40 partidos- y de la suculenta oferta del milln de euros para cada jugador hecha por los propietarios catares del club si ganan la Liga de Campeones.
El duelo de goleadores entre Cristiano Ronaldo y Robert Lewandowski ser un aliciente aadido, aunque se pospondr hasta el partido de vuelta porque el delantero del equipo alemn se perder la ida por acumulacin de tarjetas.
I was going to say he’s not in it for the money but, genuinely, he wants to play at the top level.
“It’s not financial. It’s hard to say. He’s too good a talent – I’ve seen that first hand – to not play any football, but unfortunately I don’t think there’s any window open for him now.
“If he wanted to play in Qatar, he would have gone there a long time ago. If he had the desire to want to come and play football again, I would have taken him in a heartbeat,”
“We still have to respect his decision, whatever he makes. It’s not his fault he’s not part of their plans.”
. The only problem now is to find a solution for him and a solution for the club, something that is good for both sides.”
Former Arsenal frontman Adebayor had been with Spurs for four years after initially signing on loan from Manchester City for the 2011/12 season.
He scored 18 goals in that campaign and made the switch permanent in the summer of 2012.
Last season – Pochettino’s first in charge at Tottenham – Adebayor made only 17 appearances in all competitions, netting twice.
Adebayor almost joined Aston Villa in the summer transfer window and that move could now be revived.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood worked with Adebayor at Tottenham and recently confirmed he remained interested in the forward, saying: “I would not hesitate. It’s easy to say that when you’re on his money, but he would genuinely play for nothing.
Tottenham have released striker Emmanuel Adebayor from his contract at the club by mutual consent.
The 31-year-old’s deal with Spurs ran until the end of the season but he has not played for the club yet this term and was left out of both their Premier League and Europa League squads.
Adebayor released a statement which said: “I can confirm that I have reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to terminate my contract.
“I wish to thank the club and the fans for my time there and I wish them well for the forthcoming season.”
And a statement on Spurs’ official website on Sunday morning said: “We can confirm that we have reached a mutual agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor which will see him released from his contract with the club.
“We wish Emmanuel well for the future.”
Adebayor was linked with a move away from Tottenham when the transfer window was open but ended up staying at White Hart Lane.
However, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday that he had informed Adebayor that he did not have a future at the club.
“I was very clear with him, we had a conversation before the end of last season and I explained my idea,” said Pochettino.
“I think it is clear he is not in my mind or in the plans for the future of Tottenham.
“It is not a problem for him or a problem for us.
“It was clear from the beginning three or four months ago and it was his decision whether to stay or not.
“We are always available to help him, we have a good relationship. It’s his – I can’t influence it.
“Am I disappointed? I’m disappointed for him because he’s not going to play
Tottenham Honours: Premier League x2, FA Cup x8, League Cup x4 and the Community Shield x7.4. Honours: Premier League x20, FA Cup x11, League Cup x4 and the Community Shield x20. Man Utd heavily bolstered their title wins not so long ago having won the Premier League 3 times on the trot between 2006 – 2009 again in 2010/11 and then most recently 2012/13. The third most successful English team in all European and worldwide competitions is Chelsea with their 5 trophies. Honours: UEFA Champions League x1, UEFA Europa League x1, UEFA Cup Winners Cup x2 and UEFA Super Cup x1.
2. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Premier League was formed, taking over from the First Division as the top tier in English football. Chelsea and Tottenham are joint for 5th spot with both winning a respectable 21 English football trophies, Chelsea Honours: Premier League x4, FA Cup x7, League Cup x4, Full Members Cup x2 and the Community Shield x4. Their latest title win was in the 2003/04 season where they accrued a massive 90 points and they also were the first team to go through a whole season of 38 matches undefeated. Honours: UEFA Champions League x3, UEFA Cup Winners Cup x1, UEFA Super Cup x1, UEFA/CONMEBOL Intercontinental Cup x1 and FIFA Club World Cup x1. Manchester United sit in second position with 7 European and Worldwide title wins. Liverpool seem to be losing their respect as one of the ‘big four’ teams of the top division but they went a long way to silencing those words last season with a more than respectable second placed finish, are the tides turning and are we going to see a challenge from Liverpool once again..1. Manchester United have won the Premier League and Community Shield more than ANY other team, they have also made the most FA Cup final appearances with 18 along with their record of 28 Community Shield appearances.European And Worldwide Titles Won
So after the Premier League titles and a round up of all English competitions, lets now take a look at which English team has been the most successful in all past European and Worldwide competitions, including, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and UEFA/CONMEBOL Intercontinental Cup, along with the present competitions of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
3. Honours: Premier League x9, FA Cup x5 and the Community Shield x9. Liverpool have made the final of the League Cup on 12 occasions, more than any other club.1. Please feel free to leave a comment below, thanks for reading.
. Arsenal stroll in at 3rd place with a tasty 13 league titles. Honours: Premier League x13, FA Cup x11, League Cup x2 and the Community Shield x13. Man Utd are the only team in history to win the Premier League three times in a row, twice.All English Football Competition Titles Won
Here are the top 5 teams in ALL English football competitions, including, Football League First Division and it’s successor the Premier League , FA Cup, League Cup, ScreenSport Super Cup which was a one off competition in the 1985/86 season, set up for the English clubs that qualified for European football which they couldn’t proceed with due to all English football clubs being banned by UEFA following the Heysel Stadium disaster. Liverpool were awarded the UEFA Champions League trophy permanently after winning it a fifth time in 2005, the only English club to do so. 34 of their 48 trophies came within these times. With the clubs success of 2005 they were also runners-up in 2006/07 but have not lived up to their European pedigree since.Updates
This Hub was last updated on 29th December 2014 and all the information it contains is to the best of my knowledge and research. There is only one major trophy that Man Utd have never won, the UEFA Europa League. With an unrivalled 11 titles, Liverpool lead the rest of English clubs when it comes to trophies outside of England. Honours: UEFA Champions League x5, UEFA Europa League x3 and UEFA Super Cup x3. Here I bring to you, the top 5 Premier League title winning teams which also includes the previous Football League First Division titles.
5. English Football Clubs
Lets take a look at the success of English football clubs, within English, European and Worldwide competitions. Honours: Premier League x18, FA Cup x7, League Cup x8, ScreenSport Super Cup x1 and the Community Shield x15. Arsenal come in at 3rd place with an impressive 39 wins. All of their trophy wins have come prior to the forming of the Premier League. Full Members Cup and the Community Shield are also included.
5. No other team has spent more time in the top tier of English football than Everton’s 110 seasons.3. Aston Villa are the 5th most successful team in the top division of English football with 7 trophies to show for their efforts. They last won the top flight title in 1986/87 with 86 points, taking the crown from arch rivals Liverpool, however the next season they could only manage 70 points, putting them in 4th place with Liverpool reclaiming what was theirs, Everton haven’t touched it since. Arsenal’s most note-able trophy to date would have to be their sublime 2003/04 ‘The Invincibles’ Premier League campaign, winning the trophy undefeated!2. Liverpool have only finished runners up twice in the last 20 seasons which isn’t such a great statistic, however they were a rejuvenated side last season and finished a close second. Starting with the Top Division/Premier League followed by all of the English trophy competitions, moving onto European and Worldwide titles with the final rundown of which English football club has won the most trophies all together.
Top 5 – Top Division Title Winners
The top division of English football was the Football League First Division. This doesn’t distract from their supporters optimism however, with a lot of followers claiming every season that they have ‘turned a corner’ and that ‘this is our season’. Everton come in as the 4th most successful team with 9 top division trophies. Everton have won a juicy 23 titles in all English competitions. Manchester United come sailing in as the most successful team in all English football competitions with an unprecedented 55 titles, winning 31 of them under Sir Alex Ferguson. They have won the Premier League a whopping 12 times in the last 20 seasons, all under current manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Liverpool have earned themselves a nice hefty 18 top division trophy wins but are yet to win the trophy again since they last did in 1989/90. Their last non-English based trophies came in 2008, winning their third UEFA Champions League title in May and the FIFA Club World Cup in December.1. Despite Everton’s chunky trophy haul, they have not won a title since winning the FA Cup back in 1995!3. After they achieved that incredible feat they had earned the nickname ‘the invincibles’. Liverpool are the 2nd most successful team in all English competitions with 48 trophies, with most of their outstanding trophy winning capabilities coming from the 1970s and 80′s. They have not won the top flight of English football for more than thirty years, with their last top tier trophy coming in 1980/81. Manchester United are the most successful club in the top division competition of English football with an incredible 20 title wins. Unfortunately for Liverpool, they seem to be on the downfall having won just one trophy in the last five years, the League Cup in 2012. This aided their Premier League record of 49 matches without a defeat.2. Man Utd have won an astonishing 10 English titles within the last 5 years. With the retirement of Sir Alex, United managed to finish just 7th placed and there are now question marks whether or not they can regain a title winning mentality. Aston Villa hold the record of 128 goals in a single top flight season.4
A fine Arjen Robben strike, a Gerard Pique own goal and a Thomas Mueller header ended any lingering hopes of a Barcelona comeback in a 3-0 victory for Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
See more funny pictures of the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Barcelona below.
Lionel Messi 2013: Barcelona star answers critics with winners against AC Milan (Photos)
Bayern Munich had an outstanding game at the Camp Nou stadium as they defeated Barcelona 3-0 and 7-0 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League semifinal series on Wednesday (May 1, 2013). Four minutes later, Thomas Mueller headed in Franck’s cross to make it 7-0 on aggregate.
Lionel Messi never budged from the bench due to a hamstring injury during the game on Wednesday.
See more >>>Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo 2013: Another memorable showdown
Gerard Pique inadvertently added to Barcelona’s humiliation as he could only connect with Franck Ribery’s dangerous cross with his knee to divert it beyond Victor Valds and into the back of the net.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United: Funny Pictures After Winning 19th English Premier League
Enjoy the best funny pictures of the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match between Barcelona and FC Bayern Muenchen.
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Funny Cartoons of Real Madrid vs Barcelona
. In the 72th minute, Franck Ribery crossed and Gerard Pique hammered the ball past his own keeper for the second. The former Real Madrid player burst creating a three-on-three attack but his decision to shoot with team-mates well placed allowed Alex Song to block. In the first leg of the match, Barcelona was kept off-balance by counterattacks led by Arjen Robben. However, the deadlock was broken in the second half when Arjen Robben cut into the middle and smacked a left-footed shot that eluded Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valds, high and inside of the far post. The first 45 minutes ended scoreless. It will be the third Champions League final in the past four years for Bayern Munich, who lost in the final in 2010 and 2012. The champion of Germanys Bundesliga is now headed to Wembley Stadium in London to face its domestic rival, Borussia Dortmund, in the final on May 25
Ljungberg was outstanding throughout a campaign which
climaxed with a goal created for Sylvain Wiltord in the title-clinching
win over Manchester United and a goal for himself in the FA Cup Final
Byline: Darren Lewis
HE was the man who surprised defences throughout last season and
last night Freddie Ljungberg stunned Highbury with a miraculous recovery
for this Champions League opener.
But a hip injury put Ljungberg out of the World Cup and out of the
side which would begin their defence of the Premiership title.
Without Ljungberg Arsenal stand head and shoulders above the rest
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The Swedish midfielder was expected to return on Saturday to begin
weaving his inimitable magic against the easier opposition – on paper at
least – of Bolton.
He was back last night, though, with the kind of trademark runs
that will again shred backlines up and down the country this season.
. Its been a long and difficult summer for the Barclaycard player of
last season. With him they are perfectly capable of realising
Arsene Wenger’s European Dream.
HAPPY MAN: Arsene Wenger
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The Gunners are deemed by many to be among the title contenders this season, although they started with mixed accomplishments, losing at home to West Ham in the first and having barely overcome Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the second game. The final whistle blew: Liverpool – Bournemouth 1:0.
The Conclusion and Some Talking Points
The game provided Liverpool with another three points, taking them to the total of 6 out of 2 games, together with the two Manchester clubs and Leicester City. The points are after all the most important part of the puzzle, so we can truthfully say it was a productive matchday for Liverpool.
Other players are looking good as well. The German chipped over the Bournemouth defense line to the right wing, where Clyne was making his run. On the other side, the Reds also created a few promising situations, with Philip Coutinho’s shot getting blocked after some good work by Benteke. It was very visible that Bournemouth players are used to controlling the game and enjoying possession, having previously played in the Championship. They’ll need to adjust to playing against better teams and fast in order to stand a chance of survival.
With one minute of regular time on the clock, Roberto Firmino, having come on instead of Ibe, started a swift attack, passed short to Emre Can and continued his run into the box. Towards the end, Coutinho made way for Alberto Moreno, and while this initially looked as a defense-strengthening move, Moreno actually went to play out on left flank of the attack, and didn’t look out of place at all. Also, many criticize him for choosing Lovren over Sakho, but the Croat is justifying the trust put into him so far.
Meanwhile, as the game went on, Bournemouth were making themselves the ones controlling the game, and managed to create a few decent chances, with a couple of notable shots just wide from Matt Ritchie. Stay tuned.
Good news for Brendan Rodgers is that his new signings are looking good so far, with a strong feeling that they will only improve as the season moves on. The visitors tried desperately to get forward during the added injury time, but nothing came of it. Let’s take a look at what awaits Liverpool in the next few away games:
The visitors, AFC Bournemouth, displayed real bravery and considerable team quality. Henderson, Coutinho, Can, Ibe, Lovren, all of them give out a really positive impression and are a just cause for optimism. The full-back then sent in a cross that flew over Firmino, but found Benteke who hit the crossbar, with the whole of Anfield sighing loudly. The famous 2013/14 season also started with two 1:0 wins for the Reds, so there’s reason for the superstitious among the fans to be optimistic. Adam Lallana and Martin krtel are really the only ones who aren’t meeting expectations, and should this continue, they could find themselves warming the bench, especially Lallana, as Firmino slowly progresses towards full fitness.
Rodgers himself is continuing to worry the fans, with his refusal to start a game with a different formation, however impotent the 4-2-3-1 seems at times. Nathaniel Clyne is building on the foundations he had set during pre-season, James Milner as well. Joe Gomez is proving to be quite a revelation. He was replaced by Emre Can, who is expected by the manager to step into the defensive midfield role as soon as his fitness reaches a satisfactory level.. He combined extremely well with Benteke.
The Second Half
After the break, the visitors charged forward again, and Liverpool were once more hard put to it. Will the Reds be able to continue their march against stronger opposition? We’ll soon find out. After 51 minutes, captain Jordan Henderson left the pitch with a foot injury. Christian Benteke played a very good game against Bournemouth and started his goal-tally in a Liverpool shirt. Roberto Firmino is looking a bit rusty, but he’s also showing class.
But now the really hard work begins, with the next game being played at the Emirates, against Arsenal. However, the impression is that manager Eddie Howe will need to make some tactical tinkerings if he intends to stay in the Premier League after the season ends. To sum things up, it was another hard-working Liverpool performance against an unexpectedly tough side, another win and another three points. He received applause from the Anfield crowd, having done a lot of work directing the play and shown real leadership. One more step forward
They had a very positive attitude when they came
back and they have shown their character by reacting so well,” he
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has warned title rivals ManchesterUnited and Liverpool to beware an early-season backlash as his threeFrance internationals aim to patch up their wounded pride.
Arsenal face their first test tomorrow in the Community Shield
against Liverpool in Cardiff, with Wenger stressing Gerard
Houllier’s side will be just as much of a danger to his team as
United this season.
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“I believe people will be surprised by just how strongly
motivated they are. “What helped them to get over it was that Arsenal won the
Double last season.
The Frenchman believes there is a special desire within compatriots
Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Sylvain Wiltord after their early
World Cup exit.
“It is also an advantage to us that they have had more
BACKLASH: Arsene Wenger
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