Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United: Real dominate but United withstand the pressure

February 14, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo
“A headed goal for either side – and all to play for the in the second leg. Jose Mourinho chose Rafael Varane at the back, and Karim Benzema upfront – elsewhere, his side was as expected. Sir Alex Ferguson named a very positive starting XI, with four outright attacking players in the side – Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa both started. Jonny Evans played at centre-back rather than Nemanja Vidic. Real Madrid dominated in terms of possession, territory and shots – but both sides had chances to win the game.” Zonal Marking


Why would any manager want the Chelsea job?

February 14, 2013

“Talented Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has essentially ruled out a potential move to Chelsea, claiming he is ‘definitely’ going to remain in Germany next season. This seems to be an intelligent move, given the certain risk attached with becoming the Chelsea manager. Klopp is only the latest manager to reject the overtures of the Stamford Bridge club with Pep Guardiola having out right snubbed the club in favour of taking the managerial role at Bayern Munich. With the tough demands of the Chelsea job, why would anyone want to manage them?” Think Football


Victorious Zenit St Petersburg set Liverpool a tough task at Anfield

February 14, 2013

“Relief for Liverpool came only from the terraces at Zenit St Petersburg. Fears of racist abuse from sections of the home support proved unfounded but the reputation of the Russian champions did not as they left Brendan Rodgers’ team with a major task to preserve their final hope of silverware this season. On current form or, specifically, current finishing, you would not bet on another Anfield recovery in the second leg.” Guardian