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Champions League tonight!

Tonight is a night loaded with matches in the Champions League. Today begins the first series of matches in the fourth round of the Champions League groups. After today the situation of some groups will be very close to the final, while in others we hope will be complicated.

Here are the matches to be played today:

Zenit – Shakhtar Donetsk
BATE – Milan
Plzeň – Barcelona
APOEL – Porto
Valencia – Leverkusen
Genk – Chelsea
Arsenal – Marseille
Dortmund – Olympiakos

For betting fans, they can bet online before the game and during games and the odds are not disappointing, Unibet Romania showing odds that attract many bettors.


Barcelona vs Espanyol, the Catalan derby

With no worries left after they’ve booked their ticket to Wembley, the leader of Primera Division turned his attention to the league setting on Camp Nou a local battle against their old time rivals RCD Espanyol.

In order to secure their title as soon as possible, Pep Guardiola sent out his strongest, and fittest, line-up.

The 29 minute was the minute when Barcelona took the lead, thanks to some wonderful footwork by Andres Iniesta. After playing a one-two with Fontas, he ran forward slid a shot into the bottom left corner of the net.
Starting the second half, and with less than two minutes gone, FC Barcelona scored their second goal of the evening. Xavi made his way in a corner, and Pique battled hard with the defenders and sent a downward header that overtook Espanyol’s goalkeeper.

Espanyol struggled to keep up with Guardiola’s soldiers but with no chance to succeed.

Since the beginning of the season, no team has managed to score a goal against FC Barcelona in the first 15 minutes and has not lost their last 27 official home games in all competitions.


Barcelona made 2

The No.3 meeting between Real and Barcelona was a real show. Lionel Messi scored twice in the last 15 minutes, the second a fabulous solo effort. This game showed why Messi is probablly the best player in the world.

FC Barcelona took a giant stride towards a second UEFA Champions League final in three seasons after his brriliant player, Messi, struck twice in the final 15 minutes, the second a memorable solo strike, to earn victory at ten-man Real Madrid CF.

Messi suffered a muscle stretch in this No.3 episode of El Clasico, 2-0 to Barcelona! The argentinian player will certainly miss Saturday’s match, away against Real Sociedad! Messi could recover until the last episode of El Clasico, next week on Tuesday.

About ball possesion:
The game was a thrill for the fans, and in the ball posesion, Barcelona broke all the limits. And regarding this, Real Madrid had the ball 17 minutes and 9 seconds, while Barcelona kept the ball for 43 minutes and 23 seconds, almost an entire first part.

To shadow Barca’s victory, Murinho said: “I would be embarrassed to win as Guardiola did “.


Barcelona, a walk in the park!

Last night, UEFA Champions League offered us a magic evening. The entire Europe were awaiting the game between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk. A game that was announced as a balanced one, with good odds on both sides, turned out to be a bit different.

With a shy game, the champions from Ukraine got the first taste of a Champions League quarter-final, when Iniesta puts the ball in the net in the 2nd minute from the start. Not having a lot time to recover from a shocking start, Alves served by Iniesta passes Pyatov and takes the score at 2-0 for the Catalans.

The break was a hope for recovery for Shakhtar’s players but, just minutes after, Barca strikes again through Pique. The Eastern Star was crashing bit by bit after Keita wrote his name on the scoreboard. 4-0 Barcelona.

The spark was just for a moment when Luiz Adriano scored the honor goal for Shakhtar, a moment forgotten after Xavi sealed a qualification after the first leg with a score of 5-1.

Real vs Barca is almost a sure thing but still, the ball is round!


Shock on Bernabeu, Real -3 points

Bernabeu stadium is the witness of the shock that stroke Spanish Primera. Real Madrid faced a defeat in front of its own supporters against a low rank team, Sporting Gijon.

After a game like this, Real has compromised almost all the chances for winning the championship. The shock was double for Jose Mourinho. Without some heavy pieces, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Marcelo and Xabi Alonso, his Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing defeat in front of modest Gijon (ranked 15): 0-1. Beside diminishing chances for title for Real Madrid, Murinho broke his record of home invincibility, old since 23 February 2002 in a 2-3 with Beira Mar, when he was coach at Porto.

This result is due to the referee Gonzalez Gonzalez, who denied a penalty in the first half fot the galactics with the help of a poor defense performed by Real’s players and not to mention all the mistakes and misses at the end.

Jose Murinho reached No. 150 in the count for the home winnings and No. 14 from winning at home since he is on the ropes at Real Madrid.