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New Zealand 1 - 0 Serbia video Goals 29 May 2010

sábado, 29 de mayo de 2010

New Zealand 1 - 0 Serbia video Goals 29 May 2010
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International Friendlies - 2010 World Cup preparation

1-0 Shane Smeltz 22'

Australia 2 - 1 New Zealand video Goals 24 May 2010

martes, 25 de mayo de 2010

Australia 2 - 1 New Zealand video Goals 24 May 2010
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International Friendlies - 2010 World Cup preparation

0-1 Chris Killen 16'
1-1 Dario Vidosic 56'
2-1 Brett Holman 90 '

Internazionale Milano win Champions League 2010

domingo, 23 de mayo de 2010

Diego Milito
Diego Milito scored both goals as Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as charismatic coach Jose Mourinho engineered an historic treble.

Argentine striker Milito embarrassed each of Bayern's centre-backs in turn as the Bavarians' vulnerable defensive core was ruthlessly exposed.

In their first Champions League final since 1972, Inter won their third European title and first since 1965.

They also became the first Italian team to achieve the treble of Serie A, Italian Cup and Champions League.

Robben takes swipe at Mourinho's tactics

jueves, 20 de mayo de 2010

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has taken a swipe at Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho's negative tactics ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.

Robben, who will face Inter in the final in Madrid this weekend, played under Mourinho for three years at Chelsea and grew tired of his safety-first philosophy.

The Holland international believes Mourinho was too concerned with winning at all costs and didn't let his players express themselves.

"He puts out a winning team, it doesn't matter if it's done with nice football or not," Robben told BBC Sport.

"The philosophy at Bayern is the coach (Louis van Gaal) wants to win games by playing nice football."

The 26-year-old added: "As a player you want to play and enjoy the game, that's also an important part."

Robben gradually fell out of favour with Mourinho at Chelsea because the Portuguese coach was unimpressed with his player's poor injury record and switched to a formation that made less use of wingers.

"I was working with him three years at Chelsea. It was a successful time, he's a big personality and as a coach of a top team you need to be," Robben said.

"He knew how to work with big players and put them together and let them work together.

"He certainly knew what he was talking about and had the respect of every single player.

"But we started to play more in this diamond without wingers, which is not good for me. The system changed a bit so I made my decision and left."

Barcelona win League spain 2010

lunes, 17 de mayo de 2010

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola saluted his players for retaining the La Liga title, but admitted he felt his team should also be in Saturday's Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Barcelona crushed Valladolid 4-0 on Sunday at Camp Nou to lift their fourth league title in six seasons and celebrate their title triumph with their jubilant fans.

Barcelona followed up last season's historic treble with four trophies with the league, the Spanish and European Super Cups and World Club Championship but Guardiola felt the absence of the Champions League left a bitter taste.

Portsmouth vs Chelsea Final England FA Cup

viernes, 14 de mayo de 2010

Chelsea vs Portsmouth

The world’s oldest soccer tournament retains its mystique thanks to 129 years of extraordinary storylines, but few have been as improbable as this weekend’s showdown between the poorest club in the world and one of the richest ever.

Saturday’s FA Cup final in England is the ultimate tale of David vs. Goliath between Portsmouth, which is mired in $201 million of debt and already relegated from the English Premier League after finishing dead last, and newly crowned champion Chelsea, which is funded by the riches of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Bayern and Bremen contest German Cup final

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich goes after its second trophy of the season when it plays Werder Bremen in the German Cup final on Saturday, a week after winning the Bundesliga title for the 22nd time.

The contest at Berlin's Olympic stadium brings together the two most successful clubs in the competition _ Bayern has 14 titles and Bremen, the holder, has six. Bayern has been in the final 16 times, Bremen nine.

"There is nothing better than beating Bayern," Bremen captain Torsten Frings said.

Although they are the most successful campaigners in the competition, the two clubs have met only twice before in the final _ when Bremen won on penalties in 1999 and Bayern finished up a 3-0 winner a year later, when it also captured one of the record seven German league and cup doubles.

Louis van Gaal's first season as Bayern's coach got off to an erratic start but the club is now chasing a rare trophy treble as it faces Inter Milan in the Champions League final on May 22.

"Now that we've gone so far, we want to win," Van Gaal said of the cup final.

"I want to win everything. We are in a certain rhythm, we are flying high, we had success in all of our games in April.

"And the most important months in football are April and May. When it mattered, we won. We have to remain in this rhythm and that's why we have to win against Bremen, so that we can have a better chance to win the Champions League," van Gaal said.

Bremen recovered from a midseason slump to finish third in the Bundesliga under longtime coach Thomas Schaaf and clinch a place in Champions League qualifying.

"Bremen is a strong rival with a good coach and very good players. They have very creative players in the attack and they can always score," Van Gaal said.

While Bayern scored the most goals in the Bundesliga (72), Bremen was right behind at 71. In the league, the two teams drew 1-1 in Munich, while Bayern won 3-2 in Bremen.

"It doesn't hurt the competition when such two extraordinary clubs play in the final," Schaaf said.

Schaaf was in his first month as coach when Bremen beat Bayern in the 1999 final. Bayern was then coming off a heart-wrenching 2-1 injury time loss to Manchester United in the Champions League final.

"At the time, as now, no one was talking about us. Everyone was just predicting how big we would lose," Bremen's captain Frings recalled.

Schaaf doesn't think Bayern's players will be complacent after taking a few days off to celebrate the Bundesliga title.

"They still have a lot to accomplish. They are in the fortunate position of aiming for a historic treble. That's going to give them incredible motivation," Schaaf said.

Bayern defender Philipp Lahm is sure Bremen won't be lacking motivation either.

"If they beat us, that would be a satisfaction for them because they'd beaten a team that was German champion and shone internationally," Lahm said.

"But if we play the way we can, we'll win, for sure," Lahm said.