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The Oceania Champions did not enjoy great success in their first match of the Confederations Cup. A 6-1 defeat against Nigeria has Vicente Del Bosque set to rest some of his players for Thursday's match.
Going into the 2013 Confederations Cup, many football fans were surprised to see Tahiti listed. After their first match against Nigeria, those same fans are not surprised to have seen the 137th ranked nation go down in flames against Nigeria
UPDATE: Spain starting XI confirmed:
Reina; Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal; Javi Martínez; Mata, Silva, Cazorla, Villa; Torres.
Tahiti starting XI: ROCHE, TEHAU, VAHIRUA, LUDIVION, CAROINE, BOUREBARE, VALLAR, LEMAIRE, CHONG HUE, AITAMAI, TEHAU.
With just one professional player on the squad, Tahiti certainly did not come into the competition with high hopes, considering they are up against Spain, Nigeria and Uruguay.
What they likely did not expect was to get routed 6-1 in their opening match. They now will have to forget their match against Nigeria, and pay close attention to every single detail going into Thursday's match at the Maracana.
Soccer fans in USA and the world are set to witness 30 minutes of top coverage on ‘The CNN FC’ in the aftermath of Tuesday’s Manchester United vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League blockbuster.
Miami Beach, Florida (March 4, 2013) - LiveSoccerTV.com reminds its viewers to watch 'The CNN FC' live on Thursday, March 7, 2013. This new sport program will tune up its level this week, precisely two days after Manchester United and Real Madrid clash in a decisive UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg fixture.
The maiden edition of 'The CNN FC' hit television screens across the globe on the first Thursday of the second month of the year – February 7, 2013. The CNN FC unites soccer lovers from around the world to discuss the hottest topics on a weekly basis. Led by skipper Pedro Pinto (the host) and vice-captain Ben Wyatt, the program features every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST on the world’s leading news network, CNN.
Barcelona have claimed the 2011/12 Copa del Rey title. They beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0.
Pedro Rodriguez kicked off the party with a goal inside the second minute of the match. Lionel Messi doubled Barcelona’s lead after 20 minutes with an unstoppable right-footed shot from a tight angle.
Andres Iniesta made the killer pass leading to that goal. Pedro finished off Athletic Bilbao in the 25th minute with a low shot. Bilbao were left to chase the Catalans all over the pitch.
Xavi and Iniesta ensured Muniain had a miserable night despite all his efforts to put Athletic Bilbao in control of the game. Mascherano and Pique were like bricks in defence, leaving Fernando Llorente helpless in attack.
The Brazilian outfit obtained a last-gasp victory over the Dutch champions at the Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo.
Palmeiras beat Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 in an international friendly match that was staged at the Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo on Saturday. The only goal of the match was scored by Pedro Carmona in second-half stoppage-time.
In their opening match of the year, Palmeiras paid tribute to legendary goalkeeper Marcos, who put an end to an accomplished twenty-year career at the conclusion of 2011.
The game started at a frantic pace, as both sides went looking for a goal. Ajax almost went ahead when Christian Eriksen sent a precise through ball between two Palmeiras defenders, and into the path of Siem de Jong, but the striker flashed his shot awfully wide when he had the goal at his mercy.
Sporting’s final league match before the Christmas break is a tricky-looking encounter at 6th-placed Académica.
Sporting coach Domingos Paciência has worked wonders to mould a completely new set of players into a team that can legitimately claim to be right in the mix to win silverware this season.
The Lions have won 15 or their last 18 matches, and the defeat against Lazio in midweek will have done nothing to dent their confidence. Indeed, with the top spot in their Europa League group sewn up before the trip to Rome, Domingos fielded a second-string side precisely to rest players ahead of the trip to Coimbra.
As before the midweek match, the coach reiterated the fact that he considers the game on Sunday a crucial game. “We are aware that to keep the points gap to our rivals the same we can’t lose points in this game,” he said.
FC Barcelona face Santos in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final in Yokohama, and the Catalans are willing to prove that the team is as united as ever.
With their only aim being to win the Club World Cup title once again, Barcelona are not ready to let anything get on their way. Key player Pedro Rodriguez declared that the announcement of David Villa’s injury came as the “worst news in the world”.
Even so, the team is prepared to make the best out of what some would consider as bad luck: “Villa’s injury motivates us more, because he really wanted to win this title for the first time,” Pedro told the press.
But the club’s assistant manager is also in the players’ minds. Tito Vilanova underwent surgery in November following a problem with his parotid gland.
Two legs of hot action await football fans in the 2011 Supercopa de España, but forward Pedro Rodriguez insists the pre-season challenge is really one to be excited about.
Barcelona closed another successful season a few months ago with two titles from La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in their hands. Their participation in the World Football Challenge tournament however did not produce much, with their rivals Real Madrid taking full advantage of their sloppiness by going on to win the summer competition.
Although their last matches were far from convincing from a plain angle, the Catalans see no reason to fear their Super Cup opponents. “We have another important challenge and we’re very excited about it,” Pedro was quoted saying by the official FC Barcelona website.
FC Barcelona booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Final on Tuesday with a 1-1 second leg draw against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
After their 2-0 first leg victory at the Bernabeu, Barca earned a 3-1 aggregate victory in a bad tempered affair over two legs.
Pedro opened the scoring for Barcelona, before Marcelo fired home an equalizer for Los Blancos. Real tried desperately to make the aggregate score closer but spent long spells chasing possession as Barcelona closed out the win n style.
Real started the game strongly with Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo looking particularly threatening. Lionel Messi threatened at the other end for Barca and as the game went on Xavi and Andres Iniesta began to keep possession in familiar fashion.
There are at least 8 money-related issues you perhaps don’t know concerning the recent story of the Real Madrid vs Barcelona rivalry. Live Soccer TV invites you to know more ahead of El Clasico.
Welcome to Saturday’s showdown between the team that has it all when it comes to money and the team that rests most on their home products. What could we be talking about but Saturday’s Real Madrid vs Barcelona match at the Santiago Bernabeu?
It’s El Clasico time! Eventually, Live Soccer TV gives you an opportunity to know 8 interesting facts about the differences that exists between Florentino Perez’s and La Masia-inspired Barcelona.
Barcelona's Trio of Doom granted Pep Guardiola a major victory last Saturday with three exquisite goals.
Lio Messi finally became Liga's top striker last week in his 251st cap wearing the Blaugrana shirt. Unlike Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo -the Portuguese striker hoards half the goals scored by Jose Mourinho's Blancos so far- Barcelona's offensive has proven to be much more versatile. Figures do not lie.
The fact that David Villa and Pedro have scored 21 and 20 goals each makes them one of the deadliest attacking duos in the Spanish League. In fact in 34 out of the 42 games played so far at least Messi or one of them had a chance to taste the net.
Andres Iniesta and Xavi play a vital role in the midfield. Their depth of view and finesse sharpens Barcelona's trident even more, as it's clearly shown with a quick look at the statics: Only once in all the games Messi, Pedro and Villa have played together from the first minute on, the three of them failed to score, as Barcelona faced Athletic for the King's Cup. Sporting and Mallorca
Barcelona winger Pedro believes that the attacking threat posed by Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas will make life difficult for the Catalans. However, the 23 year old believes that his team would stay calm and take their chances.
Pedro believes that Fabregas and Van Persie have been hitting top form recently and that could be bad news for him and his teammates.
Arsenal will host Barcelona in a repeat of last season's Champions League Quarter-final tie where the Catalans won comfortably on 6-3 on aggregate. However, Pedro expects a tougher match this time around.
"It will be more complicated this year because Arsenal now have Cesc and Van Persie in great form," Pedro said, according to The Sun.
"We will go out focused, keep the ball and take our chances. Arsenal are a team that allows you to play."
Despite Sporting Lisbon’s poor result in their last match, midfielder Pedro Mendes has insisted that his side is ready to face Rangers in the UEFA Europa League.
Sporting Lisbon were actually leading 2-0 over lowly side Olhanense at the weekend in the Liga Sagres, but they suddenly allowed their opponents to come back into the game to settle for a draw in the most miserable manner. Rangers however enjoyed a great Saturday thanks to a 6-0 win against Motherwell at home.
Perhaps, there is no doubt that the Scottish giants are currently in much better form than the Portuguese strugglers. Yet, despite everything, Pedro Mendes has yet to overestimate his adversaries in the Europa League.
"Every season, there will be a Rangers game which finishes 5-0, 6-0 or 7-0... So I am not worried about that,” the former Porto player said. “It was just the same when I was there.
Barcelona playmaker Sergio Busquets has extended his contract with the Catalans till 2015, while Pedro has urged his side to stay compact ahead of the return-leg game against Almeria in the Copa del Rey.
Busquets first made his appearance in the senior Barcelona side in the very early stages of the 2008/09 season, and he has since then turned into a key player at the club. On Thursday morning, he expressed his desire to stay longer with the Blaugrana through the extension of his contract, which sees his buyout clause rise from €80million to €150million.
“I am very happy,” he told Barca TV. “It is the best way to start the New Year and great news for everyone.
“I am feeling full of positive sensations. I am still young, I’m only 22, and I look forward to a career full of success. I am at the best club in the world, and I just hope that the years to come will be like those I have had here so far.”
Barcelona will travel to Cornella-El Prat to play their local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. Barcelona vs Espanyol appears as the Catalans’ toughest match so far, according to striker Pedro.
Barcelona have regained their inexorable power after surprisingly losing to Hercules earlier in the season. They trashed Sevilla and Real Madrid in La Liga and now they are about to affront Espanyol as the campaign continues.
Despite the away factor, Barcelona are still very much favorites to record 3 more points which could see them create a 5-point lead at the top of the table before Real Madrid will host Sevilla on Sunday.
However, Pedro has advised his team mates to keep avoiding complacency as local rivals Espanyol appear as tough challengers. Barcelona’s official website quoted the young Spaniard as saying:
On Thursday, Lionel Messi collected the European Golden Boot award at a ceremony. Leo scored over 40 goals last season, and pal Pedro believes he is “irreplaceable”.
Over the past few years, Lionel Messi’s status as the undisputed world’s best player in terms of the public’s opinion was largely contested by rival Cristiano Ronaldo. But the 23-year-old Argentine, who has been at Barcelona since the past 10 years, gradually won over the majority of the public through unprecedented achievements, mind-blowing performances, and club football glory.
According to Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez, no-one compares to Lionel Messi who is currently working to reach full fitness following the ankle injury he sustained earlier in September. The young Spaniard declared during a press conference on Friday:
“Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and he cannot be compared to any other player. He is irreplaceable although we’ve won games without him.
Having lost two precious points on match-day one of La Liga, Real Madrid need to bounce back against Osasuna on Saturday.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna will mark Los Blancos’ first home game of the season, and Pedro Leon is eager to help his side start well at the Santiago Bernabeu. Speaking to the club’s sponsor Bwin, the midfielder affirmed:
“We’ll have to play well, and as a tight knit group. In this way, we’ll have a chance to win. It’s not going to be easy, though. I’m sure it will be a difficult match. Yes, Osasuna drew their first match, but they are a battle-hardened team and they’ll pressure a lot. I’m sure they will trouble us.”