Confirmed Lineups

14 04 2009

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Bayern Munich: Jorg Butt, Phillip Lahm,Lucio, Martín De Michelis, Christian Lell; Andreas Ottl, Zé Roberto, Mark Van Bommel, José Sosa; Franck Ribéry, Luca Toni
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Barcelona: Víctor Valdés, Eric Abidal, Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Dani Alves, Andrés Iniesta, Touré Yaya, Xavi, Seydou Keita, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o

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Chelsea FC: Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Branislav Ivanovic, Alex, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Florent Malouda, Michael Ballack, Solomon Kalou, Didier Drogba

Liverpool FC: Pepe Reina, Álvaro Arbeloa, Martin Skrtel, Jamie Carragher,  Fabio Aurélio, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso,  Yossi Benayoun, Kuyt, Fernando Torres





Champions League- Away Leg

8 04 2009

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Arsenal Take Home Cake (And Away Goal)

Villarreal 1-1 Arsenal

VIL: Senna (10′)
ARS: Adebayor (66′)
If there was a match to watch because of the beauty of the goal it was this one.  Marcos Senna opened the scoring for the Yellow Submarine with a hellfire of a shot from about 25-30 meters out, beating out Manuel Almunia early on, but it would be their first half that would be a clinic in moving the ball around.  Arsenal came back in the second half simply had the home side defending everything within their own 18.  The English side absolutely dominated the game in the second half and that form would be established after Togolese international Emanuel Adebayor scored one of the top ten goals of the tournament. Read the rest of this entry »





Barca Beaten To The Punch By Madrid With Garay

15 05 2008
New Madrid Addition Ezequiel Garay (Daylife)

New Madrid Addition Ezequiel Garay (Daylife)

After previous speculation that Barcelona were on the fast track to obtaining Racing midfielder Ezequiel Garay, Real Madrid sealed the deal and sign the Argentine international.

The dealmaker apparently for Real was he fact that they were able to pay Racing 10 million euros in one payment instead of the four payments totalling 18 million that Barcelona proposed. He would also remain at Racing for one more season, but as on a loan basis.

Garay, 21, finished playing his third season in Spain and has yet to debut for the Argentine national team, but is constantly mentioned for future Albiceleste call-ups. A key member of last year’s U-20 World Cup winning team, Garay bolted onto the scene. The former Newell’s Old Boys’ player caught the attention of teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool while playing for Racing Santander. Although he presently take up a non-EU player spot he would no longer do that by the end of next season as he would be eligible for Spanish citizenship.