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Tottenham Aim is to finish in fourth place in the Premier League At a time when Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea are assumed as the favorite to win the Premier League, VillasBoas guarantees that he will fight for the remaining place that gives access to the Champions League. According to the Portuguese manager, the biggest opponent will be Arsenal.
"From what I've seen, it is obvious that Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea are in a great title fight. To play for that fourth place, it'll be hard to beat all the competition that lies ahead, "confirmed. Futebol365: http://www.futebol365.pt/noticias/ artigo.asp? ID=72858&CAT=Internacional&CODID =874313524
"In the last years, they have achieved more qualifications for the Champions, so our goal for this season will be what they have achieved in the last years. We're certainly closer this time, but the past shows that they have been more regular in this type of objectives', started by saying, being aware that it will be difficult to take on better players from Arsene Wenger.
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Man City crushes Aston Villa (5-0) When Carlos Tevez is on a good day, it becomes very difficult to stop him. The Argentinian international, supported by Aguero, was an arrow pointing at goal of Aston Villa who left Manchester City's ground with five goals against. The match did not start easy for the group of Roberto Mancini. With a young team, but cohesive, Aston Villa managed to to delay the first goal conceded almost to halftime when the Spaniard David Silva opened the scoring. The advantage at break did well to citizens who came out of the locker rooms with other type of arrangement. It was about to start the show from Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero. The first scored in the 65 'and 74', the second scored on 54 'and 67'. It is called to this a successful partnership. With this result, the Man City took the lead in the Premier League after Man United loss against Norwich
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Chelsea falls at the feet of surprising WBA (2-1) Chelsea have not won for four consecutive matches. The team of Roberto Di Matteo collapsed against a West Bromwich Albion who were quite organized . Trained by Steve Clarke, a former assistant coach of Jose Mourinho, the baggies showed that being European champion is no more than a status. In the field, when they play 11 against 11, anything is possible. And that is precisely what Shane Long began to show after just ten minutes. The Irish took the international assistance from and James Morrison and broke the deadlock. Chelsea woke up and came to equality before the break through the Belgian Eden Hazard.
WBA again entered without fear and show that they had lesson at they fingertips. After 51 minutes, Odemwingie got up in front of Petr Cech and did not missed the opportunity to take the stands at The Hawthorns to complete euphoric. With this setback, the blues are going on a run of four games without a win. Futebol365: http://www.futebol365.pt/ noticias/artigo.asp? ID=72982&CAT=Internacional& CODID=14193714
In the second half, Chelsea expected become a more dominant, but that did not happen..
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Man Utd loses in Norwich and provides the lead to the league rival Man City Manchester United lost the leadearship today of Premier League rivals Manchester City to They, as they lost 1-0 at Norwich in the 12th match day of the competition. In the the match that ended the day, and already after champions Manchester City had crushed Aston Villa 5-0 and provisionally assumed the lead with a point advantage, United "fell" with a goal from Pilkington, 60 minutes.
In the the match that started the round, Tottenham Hotspur, coached by Portuguese AndrĂŠ Villas-Boas, was crushed by 5 -2, in the visit to Arsenal, having been winning 1-0. Futebol365: http://www.futebol365.pt/noticias/artigo.asp? ID=73003&CAT=Internacional&CODID=14193 714
The defeat ended a run of nine games unbeaten team managed by Alex Ferguson, opponents of Sporting Braga in the Champions League. Manchester United, who played without the Portuguese international Nani, injured, thereby follows in second place, one point behind leader and three ahead of Chelsea third, which today lost against West Bromwich 2-1.
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Liverpool suprising win against Wigan (3-0) Anfiel Road has not watched such a big victory for a long time. Liverpool have recovered in recent days of a start to forget, and today finished Wigan Athletic with artistic note. In the end, 3-0, two goals from Luis Suarez. The first part was resistance. Wigan coached by Spaniard Roberto Martinez, arrived and handled the attacks by the reds and entered the break with a goalless draw But in the return of locker room Luis Suarez decided to end the matter. At 47 'and 58', the striker scored for Liverpool and solidified his lead in the table of top scorers in the Premier League, with ten goals. Shortly after the hour mark, the left-back Jose Enrique has not lost the opportunity to taste the foot and closed the score board. With this victory, Liverpool provisionally amounted to 11. Place in the championship, with 15 points and have not lost a significant number of journeys.
In other matches, highlighting the victory of Southampton in the field of QPR (1-3). A team from the south of England has not abandoned the relegation places, but sank the Londoners in the position of red lantern. Newcastle is suffering by participating in the Europa League and have lost the last two games in a row. This time was doubled home by Swansea City's (1-2). Moreover, Reading defeated Everton (2-1) and left the relegation places in exchange with Aston Villa. Futebol365: http://www.futebol365.pt/ noticias/artigo.asp? ID=72983&CAT=Internacional& CODID=14193714
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Saturday, November 17, 2012 Arsenal - Tottenham, 5-2 WBA - Chelsea, 2-1 Reading - Everton, 2-1 QPR - Southampton, 1-3 Newcastle - Swansea City, 1-2 Man City - Aston Villa, 5-0 Liverpool - Wigan, 3-0 Norwich - Man Utd, 1-0
Sunday, November 18, 2012 Fulham - Sunderland, 1-3
Monday, November 19, 2012 West Ham - Stoke City, 8:00pm
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Mรกlaga ties level with Osasuna. After a dream start, Malaga is having difficulty keeping form in the Liga BBVA. Already established for the first knockout round of the Champions League, Pellegrini's men were not beyond a draw on the ground of Osasuna. The last victory for Malaga in Liga BBVA date of October 20, the reception to Valladolid (2-1). Then tie the ground of Spanish (0-0) and two defeats (1-2, Rayo Vallecano, 1-2, Real Sociedad). Now, 0-0, in the field of Osasuna. Futebol365_ http://www.futebol365.pt/ noticias/artigo.asp? ID=72991&CAT=Internacional& CODID=14667305
Levante 2-0 Deportivo Levante provisionally climbed to fourth place today of the Spanish League football by beating Deportivo La Coruna at the Stadium Riazor 2-0, both teams ended up reduced to 10 players. Five minutes before the break Levante was winning 1-0 thanks to a goal of the Nigerian Obafemi Martins. Deportivo benefited from a penalty at the 55th minute, which dictated the expulsion of defender Pedro Lopez, but Riki wasted the penalty.. 20 minutes from the end of the match, the goalkeeper of Deportivo Aranzubia was sent off after a foul on Martins. With the substitutions used up, coach Jose Luis Oltra put in goal midfielder Alejandro Bergantinos, who would be surprised by a shot from long distance from Jose Barkero, in the 82nd. Futebol365: http://www.futebol365.pt/ noticias/artigo.asp? ID=73046&CAT=Internacional& CODID=14656361
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Barcelona wins again(st), Zaragoza With the maestro Lionel Messi, Barcelona received and beat Zaragoza.
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Even after a long midweek trip to Saudi Arabia, Messi was predominant in the Catalan triumph, being involved in all the goals. Soon in the 16th minute opened the contest after Jordi Alba assistance. Zaragoza equalized shortly through Montanes, but four minutes later the Argentine served Alex Song, who debuted to score with Barcelona shirt.. In the second half, the men of Tito Vilanova circulated more the ball, the game became slower and at they favor, until they blow final. Lionel Messi (who else?) Closed the score board at 3-1. Messi isolated himself on the list of top scorers with 17 goals. With this victory, Barca now sum 34 points from 36 possible, leading the Liga BBVA at their leisure. Off The Pitch 13
Real Madrid crushes Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid crushed Athletic Bilbao today, 5-1, Cristiano Ronaldo went blank, with the Frenchman Karim Benzema being the main figure. On return of Fabio Coentrao to the lineup of "Merengues", in which the company had also usual Pepe and Ronaldo, Benzema was eventually shining, with two goals and an assist. The French striker scored at 12 and 32 minutes and watched Mehmet Ozil at 56, the fourth goal of the team of Jose Mourinho. Before, Sergio Ramos had increased their lead at the 30th, and Khedira completed the scoring, at 72. In return for Llorente to the Basque team after some disciplinary problems, Gomez did score to honor of Atheltic Bilbao, at 42.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Osasuna - MĂĄlaga, 0-0 Valencia - Espanyol, 2-1 Barcelona - Zaragoza, 3-1 Real Madrid - Athletic Bilbao, 5-1 Sunday, November 18, 2012 Deportivo - Levante, 0-2 Celta Vigo - Mallorca, 1-1 Getafe - Valladolid, 2-1 Granada CF - AtlĂŠtico Madrid, 0-1 Sevilla - Betis, 20:30 Monday, November 19, 2012 Real Sociedad - Rayo Vallecano, 20:30
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Interview with Dincic What is the reason you started playing football? My brother played football and I saw him playing, I started liking football, so I started playing football too.
In big matches, How do you handle the pressure? First time is very hard to control your pressure, but after some big matches you feel like you already got the experience so it feels as any other match.
Who is your favourite player and why? My favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo, I could go and write much more about him, but why? There is only one way to describe him â€œMACHINEâ€?
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One Football moment you can never forget in your career? The most important moment in my football career is not about me, I think the most important moment was when Predrag Mijatovic scored in the UEFA Champions League final for Real Madrid against Juventus in the season 1997/98, I felt special as he “gave” the UEFA Champions league to Real
How do you guys motivate each other in half time if you are behind in scoreline?
It’s very hard to motivate in adverse conditions, it’s very different as if you were winning, but we try to take pressure off and make a good second half.
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Juventus, Internazionale and Napoli draw, Fiorentina wins and takes advantage . Italian League matchday was equal to draw for the top three of the competition. Started by Juve draw with Lazio on Saturday (0-0), Napoli followed the same example against AC Milan (22) and Internazionale completed the coincidence today in another home draw with Cagliari (2-2). Fiorentina crushed Atalanta (4-1) and lost no opportunity to get closer to the front of the table. In front of their supporters, Internazionale started the match up on top with a goal from R. Palacio on 10 minutes, but Marco Sau equalized just before the collect to the changing rooms. At 66 minutes, the Italian striker of 24 years repeated the achievement by putting Cagliari ahead. There was an own goal scored in the goal of Astori with only eight minutes remaining and the taste could be even more bitter for the men of Andrea Stramaccioni.
With this draw, Inter Milan remained in second place, with 28 points, four points behind of the leader and defending champion Juventus. Napoli and Fiorentina are followed in this order, both with 27 points. Only Fiorentina triumphed, asserting itself as the best from in in the league, making it more balanced in the top-4 Series A. In other matches this afternoon, highlighting win of Bologna against Palermo (3-0) in a game with four expulsions. Catania won against Chievo (2-1), Siena won by the minimum margin against Pescara and Udinese did no better than a home draw with Parma (2-2).
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Saturday, November 17, 2012 Juventus - Lazio, 0-0 Napoli - Milan, 2-2 Sunday, November 18, 2012 Udinese - Parma, 2-2 Siena - Pescara Calcio, 1-0 Inter - Cagliari, 2-2 Fiorentina - Atalanta, 4-1 Catania - Chievo, 2-1 Bologna - Palermo, 3-0 Sampdoria - Genoa, 19:45 Monday, November 19, 2012 Rome - Torino, 19:45
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Lyon does not forgive PSG slide and assumes Ligue 1 The match was not easy for Lyon, but an own goal from Weber near the break gave the psychological advantage that the hosts needed to meet the costs of the game. That's what happened in the second period. Bafetimbi Gomis made it easier on 73 minutes and the Argentine Lisandro Lopez, former FC Porto, closed the scoreboard above the 90th minute.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 Lorient - Lille, 2-0 Saturday, November 17, 2012 PSG - Rennes, 1-2 Valenciennes - Montpellier, 1-1 Stade Brest - Bastia, 3-0 Evian TG - St.Etienne, 2-2 Troyes - Nancy, 3-3 Ajaccio - Sochaux, 0-1 Sunday, November 18, 2012 Lyon - Stade Reims, 3-0 Nice - Toulouse, 1-0 Bordeaux - Marseille, 20:00
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Futsal: Brazil defeats Spain and renews title of World Champion With an overcrowned Arena , the first part had no goals. However, early in the second period, Neto made it 1-0 to the Brazilians. From that moment on, the Spaniards had woke up legs to turn the strife. Torras equalized and Aicardo took the fans 'nuestros hermanos' to the sky, putting the European team in the lead. But Falc達o was there. The brazilian star equalized three minutes from time and forced extra time. In all or nothing, Neto scored with only 20 seconds from the penalties and became the hero of the match, Brazil and the World Cup The lion is the king of the jungle, Brazil is the king of futsal. Again, the canaries showed who's boss in the game and lifted their seventh world title. Remarkable!
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