Madrid - Carlo Ancelotti confirmation Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in the match against Galatasaray on Wednesday (11/27/2013). Real Madrid's coach also could not confirm whether CR7 had to re-sod sat against Real Valladolid on Sunday (01/12/2013). Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a hamstring injury during Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Almeria. Ronaldo allegedly experiencing fatigue after performing all-out in the play-off match against Sweden in order to deliver the Portuguese national team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Marca launch, based on clinical diagnoses medics Sanitas La Moraleja, CR7 suffered an injury to the left thigh. He suffered the injury while playing for Real Madrid to face Almeria in La Liga, Spain, last weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo suffered an injury that made him doubtful against Real Valladolid in the domestic competition next weekend.
"Ronaldo will not play in the match against Galatasaray due to minor injuries. However, we still do not know if he can play at the weekend's matches," said Ancelotti.
"Angel Di Maria or Ronaldo Jese Rodriguez will replace. We do not want to take the risk," he said.
Currently occupy Los Blancos will play the top of Group B Champions League with a collection of 10 points. Galatasaray came in second place with four points, the same packaging with Kobenhavn. Juventus are on the bottom because of the new packing three points.
Despite playing without Ronaldo, goalkeeper Diego Lopez believes his team can play well and beat Galatasaray. He believes that other Madrid player Ronaldo could replace the role.
"There is no doubt that Ronaldo is a decisive player, but last Saturday when he was replaced, we can still crush Almeria. On this team a lot of other great players. However we will still miss him," Lopez said as reported by Football Espana.
In a match against Galatasaray Real Madrid tomorrow, Lopez also will not play. As usual, coach Carlo Ancelotti will playing Iker Cassilas in a Champions League match. Lopez also admitted to not matter.
"Coach is going to determine who will play in any matches. Whoever plays will give the best of himself. While that is not playing will be there to support and be prepared if there is an incident.
Since rolling in the 1995-1996 season, the European Cup, now renamed the Champions League, often presenting exciting football moments that make the most prestigious top club tournament in the Blue Continent is often touted as the most intense competition and better than the World Cup. For nearly half a century of running the competition, the Champions League to carve a record. Here are 10 records that deserve rated as the most attractive.
First: Six players scored three goals aka hat-trick made his debut in the Champions League. The sixth player is Marco Van Basten (AC Milan), Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle United), Yakubu (Maccabi Haifa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus) and Grafite (Wolfsburg).
Second: The fastest goal. Roy Makaay holds the record for playing for Bayern Munich, which is the goalkeeper of Real Madrid in just 10.12 seconds, March 7, 2007.
Third: Only one club that managed to escape the group stage after losing in the first three games. The club in question is Newcastle United in the 2002-2003 season. The Magpies qualify for the knock-out round thanks to goals from Craig Bellamy in the last match against Feyenoord.
Fourth: Only one club which is always a draw from six group stage games, namely AEK Athens in the 2002-2003 season. AEK ranks third group followed by Real Madrid and AS Roma.
Fifth: Milan City, the only city that has two clubs that won the Champions League, the Inter Milan and AC Milan. Madrid City thereunder scored nine following the success of the Real and Atletico titles that appear as runner-up in the 1973-1974 season.
Sixth: The only team that scored the highest but still knocked out in the group phase, the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the 1997-1998 season. Collecting 12 points, PSG runner-up position in the group under Bayern Munich, losing rank of the two best runners-up other groups: Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus. At that time, the competition consists of 24 teams divided into six groups. Who qualify for the quarter-finals only six group winners and two best runners-up group.
Seventh: Only four teams who must undergo three rounds in the qualifying session in order to qualify for the group phase. Namely, Liverpool and Artmedia Bratislava in the 2005-06 season, Anorthosis and Batea Borisov in the 2008-09 season.
Eighth: The team with an unbeaten record in the Cage
Bayern Munich emerged unbeaten in 31 Champions League home games from 1998 to 2002. Might Munich collapsed after beaten Deportivo La Coruna 2-3.
Ninth: The team with the longest unbeaten record
Manchestr United look mighty in 25 games since the start of the 2007-2008 season until the final competition of the 2008-2009 season when it defeated Barcelona 0-2.
Tenth: Only one player who won the Champions League with three different clubs, namely Clarence Seedorf. The former Netherlands midfielder's first title with Ajax Amsterdam in the 1994-1995 season, and with Real Madrid in the 1997-1998 season, and twice with AC Milan in the 2002-2003 season and 2006-2007.
The match Arsenal vs Marseille in the Champions League will take place at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 . The Gunners hope to ensure a step to the last 16 by beating Marseille who have never got the numbers . Arsenal is currently topping the Premier League by a margin of four points from Liverpool and Chelsea , but in the Champions League , Arsene Wenger problematic . They fell in three of the last six home games in European competition ; including Borussia Dortmund during a meeting last October .
Wenger wary of Marseille is potentially explosive when performed without pressure . Velodrome stronghold is no longer possible to escape . He said , " Marseille are in a good period since winning the last two games . " Quality and focus our concentration will be vital in the game . 12 points may not be enough , but may also not be enough ( to ensure qualifying for the round of 16 ) . So , why not better just won 12 points . "
As ever, this time Arsenal could not be amplified Abou Diaby , Lukas Podolski , and Alex Oxlade - Chamberlein . While Theo Walcott has been entered as a substitute when Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0 .
In Marseille camp , coach Elie Baup asked his team came up with pride . According to him , " We do not want to end without collecting a point. We have to look my best in the remaining two games . Arsenal is the best team in our group . They have a quality line of attack is very good , and incredible spirit in the team . " Club France alone would not be strengthened by Andre Ayew . Similarly, Rod Fanni , but Luca Mendes is back in the squad list while Marseille defeated Ajaccio 1-3 .
Arsenal opportunity to ensure a ticket to the last 16 in this game , wide open . Moreover, they have the capital , never beat Marseille 1-2 in the first meeting last September 2013 , however , Florian Thauvin and Andre - Pierre Gignac , who scored in the last two games Marseile , can make a difference .
Head to Head Arsenal vs Marseille:
18 September 2013 Olympique de Marseille vs Arsenal 1-2
1 November 2011 Arsenal vs Olympique de Marseille 0-0
October 19, 2011 Olympique de Marseille vs Arsenal 0-1
Cristiano Ronaldo ( Real Madrid ) is to score more goals than Franck Ribery ( Bayern Munich ) , but the French midfielder capable of creating hell for opposing defenders . So that was delivered by Ribery himself to Le Monde , the French daily . The statement said Ribery to reveal the reason why he deserves the Ballon d'Or this year . He said , " It is true Cristiano Ronaldo scored a lot of goals , but I am too . " He may find the net more than I , but our players in different positions . I did not score as often as he is , but I like that make life hell for opposing defenders .
Franck Ribery exemplifies what happens in the play - offs for the 2014 World Cup in Europe some time ago . Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal goal scorer of all time they get rid of Sweden with a 4-2 aggregate .
As for Ribery , he did not score in the match France against Ukraine , but the Bayern Munich player , he has great influence that led Les Bleus to fly to Brazil . " I successfully made three punished players off the field ( two of them yellow cards , and one due to yellow card accumulation ) . I was also involved in two of the three goals of France at the Stade de France ( which was made by Sakho and Benzema ) , but unfortunately , such things get less attention . "
Currently , Cristiano Ronaldo crowded discussed as a potential winner of the Ballon d'Or 2013. Franck Ribery were initially seeded , looks a bit drowned , but the midfielder did not feel tired . " I'm not afraid . I 've done that must be done . Now it is just waiting for the results . What we did at Bayern Munich musimlalu , treble winners , very historic , "said Ribery .
The match between Celtic vs AC Milan in Champions League Group H on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, could be a vital point in the course of the Rossoneri this season. Maybe Max Allegri's troops emerged from the crisis, or even an end to supplement the record winless streak to seven games. AC Milan's last win in the official party occurred at the end of last October, when the beat Udinese 1-0. Now, seven matches left, four draw and three defeats. Definitely not slick to the winner of a record seven League titles.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri fully understand this. He said, "Celtic only lost twice in 11 games at home, but defeat will make us qualify even if it depends on the outcome of the other match (Barcelona vs Ajax). We have three targets: to qualify for the last 16, there is at the top of Serie A that did not go smoothly, and beralga in the Coppa Italia. The players just need to focus on this fight. "
Mario Balotelli is in the last game missed a penalty will be featured as a starter, but Milan still have a laundry list of injuries: Marco Amelia, Cristian Zaccardo, Mattia De Sciglio, Giampaolo Pazzini, Stephan El Sharaawy, up to Sulley Muntari.
If Celtic lose automatically eliminated. Neil Lennon coach, did not want to be careless. He said, "We will face a very good team despite their domestic league results in less slick. Milan less fortunate thus failing to win against Genoa. Beyond that, they still look to the tempo of a high caliber. In the context of the Champions League match against Milan is a fight that must be won. "
In the last five meetings, Milan is slightly superior by recording two wins, but the Rossoneri also can not conquer Celtic Park. That is, it is not possible crisis that hit Kaka and his friends. will be prolonged.
The heat of the Champions League Group F labeled the group of death, can be seen in the match Borussia Dortmund vs Napoli held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Dortmund are in trouble because of a three defeat streak. Instead, the troops departed Rafael Benitez with a similar injury, has lost in the last two games.
Crisis of players due to injury, continued to be felt by Juergen Klopp. Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic, Marcel Schmelzer, Ilkay Gundogan and will not appear on the death match against a representative of Serie A. In addition, striker Robert Lewandowski had not scored a goal in five consecutive games. The good news, captain Sebastian Kehl and Lukasz Piszczek right-back was able to play. Of course this could be some kind of motivation for the Dortmund at the first meeting in Naples lost 2-1 to Napoli.
Klopp itself, remains optimistic. He said, "We are very focused and can not be conquered easily. Napoli lost to Parma and no one in Italy who spoke about the crisis. Probably, there will be saying, the two clubs are entangled crisis will be met, but hopefully no one was aware of the crisis with our performances on the pitch. "
The problem, at least Serie A club was in 'the upper hand'. Kubu San Paolo may be uprooted from Juventus and Parma, but they only needed a draw in the game this time. With 10 points, Napoli will not be overtaken by Dortmund will reach a maximum nine points in the match day six.
Journey Rafael Benitez brought his team to qualify for the last 16 will not be easy in Westfalen. The team's primary key, Marek Hamsik, been ruled out after suffering an injury in the domestic league. Napoli will also lose Camilo Zuniga, Miguel Britos, and Giandomenico Mesto. Rafael Benitez admitted challenged with the game against Dortmund. He said, "Both teams are equally troubled by injuries. We focus on the back line and at the same time, wounding them with a lightning attack. Dortmund is a top class opponent. and I like this kind of game. "
Supposedly, with the advantage of playing at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund are more likely to pick three absolute numbers. however, such an attitude does not focus when defeated Bayern Munich 0-3, may be present in the back row Dortmund patchy. If that be so, the host ready just waved the white flag.
The match between Ajax Amsterdam vs Barcelona at the Amsterdam Arena Champions League will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 . Ajax Amsterdam has the potential to become the first team that can conquer the loss of Victor Valdes Barcelona , Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez . Together with a Tata Martino , Barcelona is like untouched . 20 games gone in three competitions , they have not been defeated . Finally, the Blaugrana won 4-0 against Granada to make three points distance from Atletico Madrid in the domestic competition .
Ajax coach Frank de Boer who had once competed for the Catalan club , believes , without Lionel Messi , Barcelona remains dangerous . He said , " Barcelona did not lose a lot of points when Messi is playing . " They can still rely on so many star players . If we were in the best performance , and so are Barcelona , perhaps the most convenient , they are winning . We will try to play a good football .
Dani Alves is still in the recovery of injuries . Similarly Jordi Alba . While Jonathan Dos Santos , Isaac Cuenca , and Ibrahim Afellay in similar condition . Circumstances compounded by the absence of Alexis Sanchez in the last 12 matches with Chile and Barcelona , scoring 11 goals . The attacker must undergo a yellow card accumulation .
Ajax is currently at stake . They have to win this crucial match , AC Milan hoping that crisis , loss rate when treated Glasgow Celtic , but certainly not the Eredivisie champions will be strengthened by Siem de Jong and Kolbienn Sigthorsson are still injured . Similarly striker on loan from Barcelona , Bojan Krkic .
Talk meeting notes , Ajax curse every meet the team from the Spanish league . In the last nine meetings against the representatives of La Liga , the Dutch club always helpless . Barcelona itself will undergo 250th game in the Champions League in this battle .
On paper , Barcelona underdog , but like Tata Martino said , " Ajax will be a tough opponent . They have a good working system . Make us lose ball possession . It would be risky if we do not appear pressing Ajax .
Champions League schedule next week will incite the European elite teams in order to seize 12 tickets for the remainder of the round of 16 . Opportunity for Manchester United , Chelsea , Real Madrid , PSG to follow the trail to Atletico Madrid , Manchester City , Barcelona , and the defending champions Bayern Munich .
Real Madrid is likely to ensure a ticket to the final round against Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu . 1-6 victory at Turk Telekom Arena allowing Los Blancos gets full points ( 13th ) on Thursday ( 28/11 ) . This figure will not be overtaken by Juventus , who are now in the final position and the absolute need three points against Kobenhavn .
Manchester United are temporarily located at the top of Group A , heavier fighting . If losing to the host Bayer Leverkusen , while Shakhtar Donetsk get maximum numbers against Sociedad who have certainly thrown , MU will compete with the Ukrainian club in the last matchday .
As for PSG , with 10 points earned up to Matchday 4 , just need one ticket numbers again to be sure , but certainly Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to come out as champion by beating Olympiakos in Group C , while exhibiting themselves as competitors Bayern Munich .
group of death'grup Group F ' , is still an opportunity for Arsenal , Dortmund and Napoli . BVB will certainly fatigue pad against Napoli on Wednesday ( 27/11 ) as previously fought it out with Bayern Munich . Series will make sure Dortmund eliminated because Arsenal will win easily against Marseille .
Here is the schedule of the Champions League Match day 5 November 26-27 2013
A special note inscribed by Gianluigi Buffon when Juventus against Livorno. Buffon has just passed the 500th match in Serie A.Gianluigi her Buffon dropped as a starter in the match at the Stadium Armando Picchi, Sunday (11/24/2013). 35-year-old goalkeeper was able to maintain his goal remained a virgin until the fight was over. Juventus won 2-0 thanks to goals from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez.
For Buffon, it was the 500th appearance in Serie A. Together Ciro Ferrara, he occupies the 12th position in the list of players with the most number of appearances in Serie A. The first position is still held by the former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini, with 647 appearances. Underneath is Javier Zanetti (604 appearances). Francesco Totti in sixth position with 543 appearances.
Of the 500 who lived Buffon match in Serie A, 332 of which he did in a uniform with the rest of Juventus and Parma. Buffon diving debut in Serie A on 19 November 1995, at the age of 17 years. At that time, met AC Milan and Parma Buffon successfully recorded a clean sheet.
"It is a basic part of the first, and since then we have put another 499 and 37 (parties) in Serie B. At that time, I just want to be a key player and also show the world that I was there on the screen," said Buffon on the site Juventus official.
"I do not know if I'm the best, but all I know is that I always need to show it," I feel stronger than when I was so young players. When I focus, I rarely make mistakes, but I have to continue to show it. If not, it might be better to retire, "said Buffon.
In his career, Buffon has won four Scudetto, the Coppa Italia trophy, five Italian Super Cup, and the UEFA Cup trophy. Together with the Italian national team, he won the 2006 World Cup.
Manchester - Jesus Navas opened the party Manchester City win over Tottenham Hotspur with a goal quickly . Although created when the game has been running for 14 seconds , it's not the fastest goal in the Premier League this season . Navas scored twice as City beat Tottenham 6-0 in Premier League week 12 . Uniquely , Navas scored the opener at the same time to cover the game.
Jesus Navas made the first goal during the match balls runs 14 seconds . It begins Hugo Lloris made a mistake when he kicks the goal that actually leads to the release of Sergio Aguero . Lloris was still able to block the kick hard Aguero , but he was powerless as the ball bounced from the event in - rebounded by Navas .
Navas cleverly melob ball and direct it to the far post . Ball flying past Lloris smooth landing inside the goal . Quoted on the London Evening Standard , the Premier League ahirnya certify that the goals came in the second-to- 14 . Second goal in the 14th not the quickest in the Premier League , even for this season only. The fastest goal in the season 2013/2014 was made keeper Asmir Begovic .
In a game with a face Southamtpon , Stoke City goalkeeper was breaking into gawag opponent in 13 seconds , with a shot from inside his own penalty box . Related fastest goal in the history of the Premier League , the record is still Ledley King . When Tottenham Hotspur face Bradford strengthen, the defender scored in the second to 9.9 .
Barcelona: It is common knowledge if Barcelona star Lionel Messi was involved rivalry with Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo. Competition was really happening when Ronaldo moved to the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid enclosure, from Manchester United in 2009. Competition occurs ranging from seizure trophy, both locally and Europe, as the leading scorer, to who should win the FIFA award Ballon d'Or. Special for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Messi four years in a row beat Ronaldo. This year, both players returned to compete in the awards.
Lionel Messi ensure that the gossip club so her interest is not nonsense, but Lionel Messi's claim to want to fight with Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2014 World Cup, admitted his love only leads to Barcelona. Speaking to the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, The Lionel Messi said, "I'm flattered every time my name linked with some big clubs. It is true that many elite teams interested in me, but it did not change the position of the heart. "
"This is what I love about football. Playing for Barcelona has always been a dream. I did not undergo a great season so far, but after Christmas, when the calendar matches entering difficult times, I hope this myself ready, "added Lionel Messi is still recovering hamstring injury.
Lionel Messi also confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player. In fact, the man from Rosaria said, "Right now everyone is saying, how apiknya Ronaldo play, but he is already showing remarkable in recent years, for club and country."
King Leo felt challenged by the presence of Portugal in the 2014 World Cup. Compared to Argentina, the Selecao claim is more recent in the ration to Brazil, but Messi claimed await the fight with any country, not to mention Portugal.
"Of course I am happy to Portugal in the list of participants for the 2014 World Cup. The best teams should be in the competition. Because, if you want to be the best, you must beat the best anyway. I think, more and enliven the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup 2014. "
French national team has ensured a place in the 2014 World Cup after beating Ukraine with a 3-2 aggregate advantage in the play-offs, Tuesday (19/11/2013). Les Bleus squad was immediately released the official uniform that will be worn in Brazil. The new uniform is still dominated by primary colors of blue, but this time for a uniform look more simple with white color combined at the collar, rooster logo, and sponsors.
Meanwhile, for uniform technology, Nike, as the main sponsor of France, still rely on the innovation of Nike Dri-Fit. In addition, the uniform was also combined with "burnout" mesh and laser cut ventilation holes in order to help regulate body temperature performance of the players.
"By adjusting the sweat and keep the body temperature remains cool even longer, the players feel more comfortable, sweat less, and perform better," said Martin Lotti, Nike's Creative Director for Football.
Lotti added French uniform design is kept simple this time because he wanted to highlight the historical impression. In fact, he admitted, every detail in the uniform fabric is processed with a focus to improve the comfort of the players during a match.
"When we asked the players to talk about the kind of protection they need during the game, they showed us scars and abrasions on the upper hip area," said Lotti.
"Some of our players showed the same injury so we intend to add protection, while balancing the needs of lightweight materials and the ability to breathe," he added.
For pants, French still be using the dominant white color that will blend with the red socks that blend the color depicts the greatness of the French flag. French midfielder Blaise Matuidi also said he was happy with the design of the new uniforms.
"When we played it was for the fans and the country. We want to make them proud. Latest Kit This is a symbol of French elegance with technology that will help us to do our best in Brazil," said the player of the Paris Saint-Germain.
The match between Barcelona vs Granada will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Care Gerardo Martino will be without so many key players including Lionel Messi and Victor Valdes. Will Granada incised first defeat for the Spanish league standings?
41 years have passed since the last defeat by Barcelona Granada, in April 1972. Now, Tata Martino confronted with FIFA virus attacks and latest performances Andalusian club if performed outside Los Carmenes, but optimism remains sound of Argentine coach. He said, "We are not going to play the players and the world's best goalkeeper, but we have other players who can be relied upon such."
Barcelona amid the slick performance before the break international matches. They won a five-game winning streak and unbeaten in all competitions. Are holidays and injuries make the Catalan club to lose the moment? Tata Martino chose commented, "We just need to have the best players available, then try to win the game. We must continue to evolve. "
The absence of Victor Valdes will have a big impact . This year , L' Hospitalet goalkeeper performed a series of brilliant rescue that often determines the final score , but Martino confirms Jose Manuel Pinto " always look good every given opportunity . " Leonel Messi 's injury will make Cesc Fabregas false number nine position . No problem , he yet accustomed to this , but by no means be underestimated Granada . Lucas Alcaraz forces are currently ranked eighth after winning three win in the last four games . Stud on the front lines , Youssef El - Arabi has also just scored a hat trick before the break international matches . In fact , in four meetings since Granada promotion back to the Primera Division , Barcelona is always difficult to conquer them . This is also likely to occur at the Camp Nou tonight . Whatever it is , still more favored Barcelona .
The match between Real Madrid vs Almeria on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in the Spanish League continued into the 14th week . FIFA viral hit with injuries so players , Carlo Ancelotti's team again rely on Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Almeria rising .
" I'm going to rest Cristiano Ronaldo if he looks tired , but , this time he did not seem so . Moreover , he will get time to rest since getting penalties in the Copa del Rey ( due to a red card in last season's final ) so that he could break next week , " said Carlo Ancelotti .
It is important for Madrid to continue the positive trend , grabbing three wins in three matches in La Liga terakihir . Moreover, the BBC ( Bale - Cristiano Ronaldo - Benzema ) kept stable by scoring 15 goals in the last 14 of the Los Blancos in the domestic competition , however , problems still exist in the midfield and back line . Angel Di Maria , Sami Khedira , Marcelo , Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao absent . Carlo Ancelotti must play the brain , and may use the services of Casemiro who have never appeared since September .
Coach Almeria , Francisco Javier Rodriguez , admitted that Real Madrid are very dangerous in the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale . Nevertheless , " In fact , we could still be picked up three points in this special match . Almeria will put five defenders in Juegos Mediterranos . While on the front lines , which resemble Rodri 2 goals in 2 games last tear will become a mainstay goalkeeper Diego Lopez . but , the host has a bad record . In the last five meetings they could only achieve a series , the rest lose.
One obstacle that complicates Madrid is themselves . Ancelotti said , " Almeria played well so far . We must be very careful because after a gap of international matches we usually problematic . Does this mean Almeria can repeat incident in February 2008 when they won 2-0 ? Time will tell .
The match Bundesliga between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Four points adrift, it is the duty to re-create the League Dortmund Germany beat better with the champions at the Signal Iduna Park. Capital to win so there. Indeed, last season, BVB can be said to be incarnated as a loser as always beaten Bayern Munich, but last July in the DFL-Super Cup, Juergen Klopp forces can defeat Pep Guardiola's squad by a score of 4-2.
Unfortunately in this game, will host tremendous headache. A few core players injuries. Starting from the right-back Lukasz Piszczek who has been absent long, Neven Subotic, Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer to left back. Things that make Klopp Manuel Friedrich then insert that has no club. Dortmund are also being exposed to unsatisfactory results of the international game before the break. Their losing streak from Arsenal and Wolfsburg. Contrast that with Bayern Munich since toppled from BVB unbeaten in 19 games last, plus reap just two series.
As well as the runner-up last season, Bayern could not be amplified several star players. Franck Ribery was the winner of the Ballon d'Or candidate absent. Similarly with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Claudio Pizarro, Xherdan Shaqiri and. The difference, of Munich squad depth is better than Dortmund.
Imposing Kevin Grosskreutz and Jakub Baszczykowski as right and left, will be a risky alternative that will be pursued by Klopp. Meanwhile, Munich need a 'traitor' named Mario Gotze. Either rain derision as what will be launched in men who joined Munich in the summer of this year.
Head to Head Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
July 27, 2013 Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munic 4-2
May 25, 2013 Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich 1-2
May 4, 2013 Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich 1-1
February 27, 2013 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund 1-0
December 1, 2012 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund 1-1
Estimated Lineup Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller - Blaszczykowski, Sokratis, M. Friedrich, Großkreutz - S. Bender, Sahin - Aubameyang, H. Mkhitaryan, Reus - Lewandowski
Bayern Munich (4-1-4-1): Neuer - Lahm, J. Boateng, Dante, Alaba - Javi Martinez - Robben, T. Müller, T. Kroos, M. Götze - Mandzukic
The Merseyside Derby between Everton vs Liverpool Premier League will be opening this weekend , Saturday ( 23/11/2013 ) at Goodison Park . Like the other derby battle of two teams , the two teams meeting always brings high blood pressure , not least in this fight . Liverpool took full points in order to oust Arsenal from the top position . Difference of two numbers that exist now can only be exceeded if they beat Everton at home .
Unfortunately , Liverpool actually have problems on the front line team . Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez may experience fatigue after defending their respective countries . Moreover Suarez who should be diving trips away from South America after defending Uruguay .
Fortunately , it was clearly understood by the Everton manager , Roberto Martinez . Liverpool though without the two players , they still have other dangerous players . One great if they just focus on the two strikers . Then , another player who feared than Suarez Martinez and Sturridge ? Jordan Henderson .
" Jordan Henderson is in peak performance in Liverpool . He could give the team plenty of options in terms of tactical flexibility . Would be a big mistake if we just focus on Luis and Daniel because it will ease the burden on the other Liverpool players . "
One that should be anticipated is the strategy that will be used Rodgers . After long relying 3-5-2 formation , in the final match at Fulham Rodgers gave a surprise by changing to a 4-4-2 formation . The result ? Liverpool won 4-0 in the game .
So who will excel in the Merseyside Derby edition of this 221 ?
Estimated Lineups Everton vs Liverpool:
Everton ( 4-2-3-1 ) : 24 . Tim Howard ; 23 . Seamus Coleman , 6 . Phil Jagielka , 15 . Sylvain Distin , 3 . Leighton Baines ; 18 . Gareth Barry , 16 . James McCarthy ; 21 . Leon Osman , 22 . Steven Pienaar , 11 . Kevin Mirallas ; 17 . Romelu Lukaku .
Manager : Roberto Martinez
Liverpool ( 4-4-2 ) : 22 . Simon Mignolet ; 2 . Glen Johnson , 37 . Martin Skrtel , 5 . Daniel Agger , 20 . Aly Cissokho ; 21 . Lucas Leiva , 8 . Steven Gerrard , 14 . Jordan Henderson , 10 . Philippe Coutinho ; 7 . Luis Suarez , 15 . Daniel Sturridge.
The match between Arsenal vs Southampton formerly less attractive, then certainly for the situation would be different this time. Understandably, ahead of the match which will be held in Emirates Stadium, Saturday (11/23/2013), Southampton was third in the Premier League standings under Arsenal and Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino side are now collecting 22 points, or just within three points of the opponents they will face. Potential to displace Arsenal's position is wide open if they can win at the game tomorrow. Nevertheless, Southampton troops still feel must be humble. They realize that what they have achieved today is arguably still a chance. Unless they did in fact beat Arsenal in the game later.
"I think the next few games will affirm our decency are in this position. Arsenal playing at home, so they are more favored although the pressure will be on their shoulders, "said the young midfielder Southampton, James Ward-Prowse.
Gait Southampton this season also become a concern for Arsene Wenger. The Gunners manager praised Southampton achievements so far, as well as a alarm for his team in the last match of Manchester United defeat.
"The Premier league this season is unpredictable. What is needed is consistency if they want to keep winning. Mauricio (Pochettino) has done amazing things with minimal fuss. You have to give him credit in itself, "said Wenger.
Injury-hit Arsenal still ahead of the game. Lukas Podolski, Ox-Chamberlain, Mathieu Flamini, and Yaya Sanogo is still absent. Theo Walcott has improved conditions, but presumably will not be forced to play.
Estimated Lineups Arsenal vs Southampton:
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): 1. Wojciech Szczesny; 3. Bacary Sagna, 4. Per Mertesacker, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 28. Kieran Gibbs; 8. Mikel Arteta, 16. Aaron Ramsey; 7. Tomas Rosicky, 19. Santi Cazorla, 11. Mesut Ozil; 12. Olivier Giroud.
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Southampton (4-2-3-1): 31. Artur Boruc; 2. Nathaniel Clyne, 6. Jose Fonte, 5. Dejan Lovren, 23. Luke Shaw; 12. Victor Wanyama, 4. Morgan Schneiderlin; 16. James Ward-Prowse, 20. Adam Lallana, 9. Jay Rodriguez; 7. Rickie Lambert.
London - The match between West Ham United vs Chelsea at the Boleyn Ground Saturday, (23/11/2013 ) . The Blues have a great chance to win . Consistency is still a difficult thing kept Chelsea at the start of this season . Titled London Derby , West Ham vs. Chelsea meeting predictable run -sided. A team player with all the benefits of the material and a better attendance record , are in a more favored position . Not only can the three points , The Blues have a great chance to win big for the Hammers in the middle of a bad trend . When Chelsea are unbeaten in last four London derby , West Ham have not won it in the last four home games in the Premier League .
The following data and facts meetings between West Ham vs Chelsea .
- West Ham only taken one point from four games at home in the event terakir Premier League ( D1 L3 ) .
- Chelsea are unbeaten in six statistical terakhirm their London derby is W4 D2 .
- Frank Lampard scored three goals in four games with West Ham United , but so far the trend Lampard is not good because in the last 10 Premier League games he failed to score . It was the longest touchdown Lampard fasting from April - August 2013 then .
- Fernando Torres also had a good record over West Ham United. Torres has scored six goals in seven appearances against the Hammers , there is no other club in the Premier League who could net as much as he collapsed .
- West Ham are a club who won the fewest points from home games this season . So far West Ham have only four points from home games with details of W1 D1 L3 .
- Of the 12 who had suffered defeat Jose Mourinho in Premier League games while undergoing all came away , and between them created in the above Fulham London Derby ( March 2006 ) and Tottenham Hotspur ( November 2006 ) .
- Mourinho still holds the record as the coach ( minimum 15 games ) with an average points away in the history of the Premier League . Throughout his career in the Premier League , Mourinho earned an average of 2.05 points per match away to undergo .
- Sam Allardyce only picked up two points in six meetings with Jose Mourinho in Premier League ( D2 L4 ) . Allardyce record get worse if the game was held in the cage since his record to three times less than three occasions.
Gareth Bale tumultuous universe with its status as the world's most expensive player. Displacement transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid considered unreasonable but it actually happened, but unfortunately the reputation of the world's most expensive player will not be globalized because he's going to miss the highest soccer stage the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Football fans around the world certainly will not see action the world's most expensive player.
Gareth Bale only fans will see Bale play this season at Real Madrid. Bale brings Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after only ranked 5th Group A European zone. In addition to Gareth Bale, who also will miss the World Cup as a spectator is Aaron Ramsey, Bale compatriot. Ramsey absence is equally unfortunate, considering the performance of the Arsenal player who was on fire at the club level.
Other famous names from the English Premier League is definitely absent are two stars Chelsea, Branislav Ivanovic and Petr Cech. Respectively with the national team, Serbia and Czech Republic, Ivanovic and Cech could only finish in third place in Group A and B. Ivanovic joined the national team in Serbia is a doorstop Manchester United Nemanja Vidic. Tottenham new star Christian Eriksen and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger mainstay (Denmark).
Young, talented Bayern Munich defender David Alaba (Austria), as well as Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski (Poland) which is definitely boxed in with their respective national teams. In Italy, Napoli star Marek Hamsik is out for failing with Slovakia.
The most recent player spotlight is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Paris Saint-Germain star is unable to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo, who successfully defeated Sweden to take Portugal to the World Cup finals.
After the international break , the Premier League and the rolling back immediately bring a hot match between Everton vs Liverpool and Arsenal vs Southampton . It is quite possible the results of the matches will change the composition of the board on the table . A series of Premier League action this weekend will be directly opened by a hot match at Goodison Park : Merseyside Derby . Party held on Saturday ( 11/23/2013 ) This is a match between two all 221 Rivel derby , Everton and Liverpool , in all competitions.
Of 220 previous matches , Liverpool ahead with a number of 88 wins versus 66 victory belongs to Everton . While the other 66 matches ended with a draw . Should be remembered that in the last two seasons Everton could finish better than Liverpool in the standings , six and seven positions with the difference of two numbers in the last season , and the seventh and eighth to within two points in the 2011-12 season . Given that the game will be held at Goodison Park , Everton increasingly have to watch out because it is one of two new teams in the premier league once lost , where the number is the least so far.
Up to 11 games , the two teams had just three points despite ' The Red' had a better position , Liverpool was in second place with 23 points , Everton in sixth place with 20 points . Indication of this increasingly tight derby looks considering two meetings last season ended in a draw.
Another game that certainly goes the extra fierce over the weekend will take place at the Emirates Studium , also on Saturday ( 23/11 ) , when Arsenal against Southampton . This is the match between the team standings with a team of three occupants of the position , where both are only separated by three points only.
After entering the international break with a 0-1 defeat to Manchester United , Arsenal clearly need to rise in order to remain in positive track earlier this season , so of course also in the top of the standings lasting , but the London team effort that has so far collected 25 points is very likely going to get severe test of Southampton.
Last season Arsenal were able to win 6-1 over Southampton at the Emirates, but the results should not be made the Gunners complacent because the existing Southampton this season looks quite different. Good start to the season, Southampton have so far been able to achieve a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield and then drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Two formidable opponents who also headquartered in the "haunted". The pace of the team last season finishing in the top 14, it was regarded as a special phenomenon in the beginning of the Premier League season. As Everton, Southampton is also the team with the least number of defeats so far.
Lionel Messi get the official European Golden Boot 2012-2013 season . It is a form of respect ESM (European Sports Media ) on the success of Lionel Messi as the league's top scorers throughout Europe last season with 46 goals . For La Pulga , this is the third Golden Boot entire career . More remarkable because it earned three Golden Boot Lionel Messi is only within the last four years . That is, only one who can break Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi's dominance in Europe , that occurred in the 2010-2011 season . Remaining in the 2009-10 season , 2011-12 , and last season , nothing can surpass the man from Rosario in blue continent .
Records Lionel Messi will be even more impressive if we look at his performance throughout the 2012-2013 season . That said, he alone makes Barcelona won the Spanish league through his goals are . Everyone certainly has not forgotten how La Pulga scored goals in 21 league games in a row .
If there is a shortage , of the number of goals Messi . Compared to previous seasons , the productivity of the Argentine captain , minus 4 goals . Because the 2011-2012 season , Lionel Messi packing 50 goals and recorded as the greatest scorer in a season that never received the European Golden Boot .
As for 46 goals from Lionel Messi last season , which is equivalent to a packed by Hector Yazalde , the Argentine who received the European Golden Shoe in the 1973-1974 season . Plus , still under Dudu Georgescu , Dinamo Bucharest player who scored 47 goals in the 1976-77 season .
Whatever it is , Lionel Messi also broke the record for most players who won the European Golden Shoe entire career . He passed a series of famous names who could collect the 2 European Golden Shoe trophy , such as Eusebio , Gerd Muller , Mario Jardel , Thierry Henry , and his rivals Cristiano Ronaldo.
FIFA decided to extend the voting time gathering the world's best selection of players this year, until Friday, November 29, 2013. Cristiano Ronaldo, who had just scored a hat trick to make Portugal qualify for the 2014 World Cup, could be more benefit. FIFA itself, took the decision after seeing at least a response from the parties who are entitled to vote for several awards in the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013. Previously, the deadline is actually polling there Friday, November 15, 2013 last.
"Because of the low response from the coach, captain of the national team, as well as media representatives, and to ensure the number of votes, FIFA and France Football extending the voting deadline until 29 November 2013," said a FIFA spokesman.
Not only extend the time. FIFA also ensure that parties who have entered the names of their choice, can change the selection to a new time limit prescribed. It added, "Federation of FIFA members and media representatives are invited to vote, have been informed. The voice that has been entered can be changed to 29 November. "
Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo is in the wind. Portugal's captain was 'harassed' by Sepp Blatter has just bought up all the goals that secured his country qualify for the 2014 World Cup. In addition, the appearance of Real Madrid winger amid red-hot. Well, will this momentum will make the destiny favor CR7?
FIFA itself ensures, unlike previous years, there will be five nominees for Ballon d'Or this year. Many are predicting four names that will be in the top five it was Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid / Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona / Argentina), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich / France), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG / Sweden).
Have repeatedly goals from Cristiano Ronaldo gave the victory to the club and his country . Final against Sweden , Ronaldo showed that he was always there when Portugal needed performance ( great ) . Ronaldo became the actor behind victory to Portugal 2014 World Cup finals when he became a star in the two- leg playoff against Sweden . In the first meeting last Friday , the single goal Ronaldo gave Portugal a 1-0 win over a smooth road .
In the second meeting held at the Friends Arena , home to Sweden , Portugal needs Ronaldo again action on the field to pass them to the world football stage . Goalless until halftime more , Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 50th minute . Portugal went on the brink of failure after the hosts took the lead thanks to two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic , but Ronaldo then bury deep in the Swedish dream that night when he scored two additional goals in minute 77 and 79 to give the victory 3-2 ( aggregate total 4 - 2 ) the Selecao Das Quinas .
After a couple of days ago Records his name in the headlines , Ronaldo returned to discriminate similar things and even more resounding with a hat -trick . It was Ronaldo's 47th goal in Portugal uniform and make it at par with the national team top scorer Pedro Pauleta as .
" I know I'm in Portugal need the matches like this and I showed that I was there , " said Ronaldo told Portuguese TV told Reuters .
" I'm just doing what I've done lately , " he continued . " We had to let Sweden equalized after a little flourish . This is why football is a game that is difficult to guess , " said he .
Ronaldo has scored 13 goals in the last six , both with Real Madrid and Portugal . Of the six games , three games in which the player is 28-year -old scored a hat -trick , namely against Sevilla in La Liga against Real Sociedad - also in La Liga - and last in the game against Sweden . Other records , it was Ronaldo's second hat- trick in the last three months in the Portugal national team , following on September 6 he did against Northern Ireland .
Paulo Bento run out of words to praise Cristiano Ronaldo
Paulo Bento run out of words to describe the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo in the game against Sweden. Bento clearly satisfied with the performance of the 28-year-old. "We show that we perform better when under pressure than when you're winning," said Bento.
"At 1-0 up we did not have any problems and appear to dominate the first half, although we had trouble in the final third in the first 30 minutes." After scoring the first goal, we were then hit by two set piece, but then responded properly. We deserved this victory. "
For Bento, Ronaldo clearly has a large effect on this victory. To the extent that he was confused about what Ronaldo praised. "I do not know what else can be said for a player who scored a hat-trick in a match like this. Course he has a big effect on the outcome."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to compete with Cristiano Ronaldo . This time in the second leg play-off round 2014 World Cup between Sweden vs Portugal on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 . If the first game was won by CR7 , this time luck would side with Ibrahimovic ?
Three days ago , Cristiano Ronaldo 's header goal determines the score 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz . The goal was also creates a large difference between the captain of Portugal with Ibrahimovic in the game like disappearing from the field , but Sweden coach , Erik Hamren already warned , Ibrahimovic not going to repeat the event in the first leg . He said , " Zlatan able to handle the pressure . He has been in the top level in many years . After all we are not a match for Ronaldo vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic . This is a match between Portugal against Sweden . "
With age has been 32 years , Ibrahimovic was kemungkinana will play next year's World Cup final . Something that might give him extra oomph . Ibrahimovic blast threat is also being wary Ronaldo . We have the advantage mininum , but this result is better than the series . It would be better if we win more ( in the first leg ) . We will undergo a major party in Sweden , " said CR7 .
When it comes to the latest records , Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in three international matches . Ronaldo is better with four goals in as many games .
In the first leg , without the support of a midfield that lost power eaten Portugal , Ibrahimovic did not move . CR7 , almost similar fate before the goal . Now , if Ronaldo still explode like the first leg , or so provoked by the Swedish back line , may be things would change .
As conceived by Mikael Lustig , his team would make Ronaldo crying like the Euro 2004 finals when Portugal defeated Greece . Mustahilkah this happen to the candidate winning the Ballon d' Or?
Paris - Paul Pogba willing to sacrifice to do anything for the sake of passing France to the 2014 World Cup . Included also change the style of play itself while the second leg World Cup play-off against Ukraine at the Stade de France on Tuesday ( 19/11 ) . During this time at Juventus , he was known as the type of attacking player and can make a lot of important goals . He was asked to change the style of attack became more staying ahead of the crucial match France against Ukraine .
The reason , in the French team is now crowded with players attacking character . Call it for example , Franck Ribery or Samir Nasri who usually occupy the post attacking midfielder . "The coach called me to create such a goal in Juventus . I will bend over backwards . At Juventus I play more attacking . Upon request I do not hold out much problem . I am comfortable in any position . " he said during the interview session L' Equipe .
Pogba did have to sacrifice one hundred percent if do not want to be embarrassed in the eyes of the world . As is known, the French threatened not to perform at the World Cup following a kekahan 2-0 of Ukraine in the first leg . So to be able to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil , France must win a minimum of 3-0 without reply . "I have no inclination in one position . Important thing just to be on the field . " Pogba said .
Pogba himself so far is pahlwan France in the World Cup junior level . A few months ago he led his partner won the U- 20 World Cup which took place in Turkey with status as team captain . With the precarious situation facing the senior French national team , it's time for Pogba to demonstrate ability at senior level as well as an opportunity for her to experience the World Cup for the first time .
French defeat in the first leg and it is therefore highly ironic . French filled a number of players whose names shine in the big European clubs . The majority of them are even top attackers , but whatever happens , a number of the star players wearing the uniform looks sluggish when Les Blues . French coach Didier Deschamps Ribery performance even complained that initially highly expected to bring French victory .
" Actually , Ukrainians know how dangerous the threat of Ribery , but they are very aggressive in front of Ribery . Ribery also did make some mistakes until we get a penalty . Indeed, this is something that is difficult when there is no room , " said Deschamps .
Ukrainian coach Mikhail Fomenko who led his team are unbeaten in six matches since December , 2012, also did not lose confidence in stating that timmya are in a high motivation for the challenge .
"France is a team of experienced and formidable opponent , but we are not afraid . I think all the players are very aware of what we have to finish the game against France , " said Fomenko .
Ukraine is currently the upper hand . Their chances to qualify for the World Cup is wide open . Condition they not conceded , even wit a goal draw or a 1-0 defeat was enough for them to get a ticket to Brazil .
Both France and Ukraine are both not reinforced because the defender a red card penalty . France lost Laurent Koscielny temporarily lose your Ukraine Olexandr Kucher .
The match between Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Cristiano Ronaldo will continue in the second leg play-off 2014 World Cup European zone between Sweden vs Portugal . Hot match will be held at the Friends Arena , Stockholm , on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 . Currently , CR7 had the upper hand in his fight with Ibrahimovic . Not only Portugal 's 1-0 victory that forced Sweden have superior margin of two goals in the second leg . But also , Ronaldo became the sole scorer in the first leg , while PSG attacker can not transmit its productivity at the club level while defending the country .
Ronaldo has not been an absolute triumph . Remember that at the Friends Arena , Zlatan Ibrahimovic is king . In the last three games at the stadium , the former Barcelona player successfully bought six goals . Sweden was defeated 3-5 in the last match of the German Friends Arena , but when it was Ibrahimovic did not play .
In contrast , Portugal had to prove their quality . One step to Dunai Cup 2014 could be dashed if the Selecao still showed their habits to deal with the elite teams in away games . Paulo Bento forces somehow less satisfying . Do not forget , never smothering Portugal Russia 1-0 . Then , Israel could even draw 3-3 . Then in September , at a neutral venue , Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 .
Portugal hopes now rely on their midfield . Joao Moutinho would be a key playmaker with duo defensive midfielder Miguel Veloso and Raul Meireles . They nonetheless proved to make Swedish inconvenience in possession in the first leg .
Cristiano Ronaldo figure itself remains central role . Position as team captain was felt in the first leg , when he continued to demand appears trengginas Selecao . Turn it off would be a mammoth task difficult for Mikael Lustig .
On paper , the match Sweden vs Portugal is likely to end in a draw . Host is seeded at Friends Arena . but , if the first leg is the only benchmark , Portugal succeed in the game make FIFA 25 countries rated as second-class team .
Head to Head Sweden vs Portugal:
March 28, 2009 Portugal vs Sweden 0-0
October 11, 2010 Sweden vs Portugal 0-0
16 November 2013 Portugal vs Sweden 1-0
Estimated Lineup Sweden vs Portugal:
Sweden (4-2-3-1): Andreas Isaksson; Mikael Lustig, Per Nilsson, Mikael Antonsson, Martin Olsson; Rasmus Elm, Kim Källström; Sebastian Larsson, Johan Elmander, Alexander Kačaniklić; Zlatan Ibrahimović Portugal (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fábio Coentrão; Raul Meireles, Miguel Veloso; Nani, João Moutinho, Cristiano Ronaldo; Hélder Postiga
ATHENS - Life in Greece is not conducive to following the economic crisis in the southern European countries . Break-out Greek national team to the 2014 World Cup is expected to be a cure for the nation's solace . Therefore Ethniki will strive beat Romania in Georgios Karaiskaki , Friday 15 November 2013 , on the first leg of the playoffs .
Greece coach Fernando Santos , originally from Portugal , but he already considered himself as a Greek. Understandably , since 2001 , Santos had trained in Greece before being appointed as head coach three years ago Ethniki . During 11 years in Greece , Santos knows exactly how the character of the people in the country . According to him , the famous Greek people are very fanatic and proud of his country .
Santos also said the children show pride in their care through the game on the field .
Regarding the current situation in Greece today, the economic crisis , Santos make sure the players do not feel depressed . According to Santos , rather than serve as a pressure , a crisis is actually motivating forces Ethniki .
" Average of unemployment in the country reached 30 percent . We all have friends or family who are in difficult situations . If we qualify for the World Cup in Brazil , it will be a little off the suffering of our people , " said Santos on FIFA 's official website .
Santos admitted drug brings solace was not easy because Romania is not an easy opponent . Former coach of Porto , Benfica and Sporting Lisbon was assessed Romania 's back found glory as the golden generation . Santos believes the game will be running open .
" The home matches will be crucial . I ask the public to trust the players , teams , and we all . We want everyone in the stadium cheering us on , " said Santos is confident victory over Romania by relying on senior players are midfielder Georgios Karagounis and striker Georgios Samaras . It's not an easy task for the 2004 European Cup winners beat Romania . Of the last six meetings , Greece has never beat Romania .
At the last meeting , 16 November 2011 , Victor Piturca upbringing squad to score a landslide defeat Greece 3-1 in a friendly match in Austria .
Piturca said the meeting notes can be a significant capital to face the playoffs , however, Piturca sure Greece will struggle to break the record . According to Greek Piturca a very strong team and pragmatic , but we had a chance and we will try to achieve it . We have to score at least one goal in Athens because you will not win if it does not score a goal , and you are not going to win without a pass , "said Piturca on UEFA 's official website .
KIEV - bad memory when diving in 1993 overshadows France first leg 2014 World Cup play-off against Ukraine at the Olympic Stadium , Kiev , Friday ( 15/11 ) . Roosters team trying to erase the memory of the victory in Kiev . In 1993 , when the French were driven by class players Eric Cantona , David Ginola , and Jean - Pierre Papin lost by a score of 1-2 at the hands of Bulgaria at the Stade de France thanks to Emil Kostadinov scored in the last minute . The defeat was also shut down the steps Les Bleus to the 1994 World Cup in the United States .
Didier Deschamps is now the head coach of the Roosters team to be a part of Gerard Houllier 's squad at the time. After 20 years passed , the former France captain was still often imagined failure . The incident probably happened 20 years ago , but is still embedded in my brain . I do not want to experience it again , "said Deschamps was quoted by Four Four Two .
So that this does not happen , Deschamps stressed the importance of the team in order to avoid the anxiety that can interfere with their performance in Kiev . Winger Franck Ribery added the importance of removing the fear and scored in Kiev to be more calm about the second leg at the Stade de France . What is expected by Deschamps and Ribery realized . At least the young courtier courtier - wide Les Blues Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi did not think of a bad memory 1993.
" France against Bulgaria ? I do not remember anything , " said Pogba told Reuters . " One minute I did not even really think about it , " added Matuidi .
French will not meet the ease of victory in the Olympic Stadium . Ukraine are unbeaten in 11 matches , 10 of whom achieved under cold hand polished Mikhail Fomenko , who took office in December 2012 . Ukraine 's success can not be separated from defensive solidity . Currently Ukraine through a seven- game winning streak with a record of clean sheets .
" They often let the wings is vacant and we should exploit . Aggressive team and they have a solid defense . I do not fear them , " said Ribery was quoted by Reuters .
France should be wary of relying duet aggressiveness Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka . Of the last seven games , Ukraine has poured 24 goals . In that span they scored 17 goals against San Marino in two games .
" I want to have a defensive midfielder who was standing in front of me . It is important to address the full back who likes to go forward and also to ward off the counterattack , " said the French defender Laurent Koscielny . Arsenal 's players to get what she wants . Koscielny is likely to be paired with Eric Abidal or Raphael Varane will get support from an increasingly shining Pogba Juventus .
Lately Pogba often played as an attacking midfielder for Juventus , but Deschamps needed him as a defensive midfielder . Les Blues in my job is more likely to survive . I had no choice , but I love playing for this team , "said the former Manchester United .