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Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa is of the opinion that Barcelona have a much tougher run in in the last eight matches of the season compared to his club.
Even though the Catalan club have a four-point advantage in the table, this difficult run is likely to make them dropped points and Arbeloa reckons that Madrid should be in a position to take advantage of it. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have suffered a huge dip in form since the turn of the year. Their six-point advantage has been converted into a four-point deficit in the matter of a few weeks.
Barcelona have simply look irresistible in the last couple of months with Lionel Messi leading the pack. In this position, the Catalan club are seen as the favourites for yet another la Liga title. After a trophy less campaign, victory in the league will be a massive boost for Luis Enrique in his first season at the club. Both teams have relatively the same tough opponents between now and the end of the campaign, but Barcelona will also be up against Atletico Madrid away from home. Sevilla and Valencia are some of the tough remaining matches for the club. Madrid recently managed a 9-1 win over Granada to boost the confidence. Read the rest of this entry »
Caño de Messi a Toni Kroos I Lionel Messi nutmegs Toni Kroos – Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga 2015April 11th, 2015
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Former Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos says that he is starting to enjoy his role at Real Madrid, which takes a lot out of him in a physical sense. At Bayern Munich,Kroos was merely used to keep the ball in the centre of the park.
At Real Madrid, he has been required to do more duties in order to help his team win matches. These duties include the defensive area as well.Kroos has recalled that he is now playing much deeper compared to his Bayern Munich days. Even though he has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, it is not affected his game much.
Krooshas been used in a 4-3-3 formation. The 25-year-old has been not able to score the same number of goals as he did at Bayern Munich, but his overall game appears to have improved a lot.Kroos is now starting to assert a considerable influence on the game, which was definitely not the case a few years ago. The midfielder has already featured in 32 matches in all competitions for Madrid. If he manages to stay without suffering many major injuries, he could be looking at featuring in more than 50 matches this season. Read the rest of this entry »
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Toni Kroos was subjected to intense transfer rumours from all the top teams in the world during the summer. However, it was primarily thought that Manchester United and Real Madrid were the favourites to sign him.
United had held a long-standing interest in the German international with rumours suggesting that David Moyes made from his number one transfer target even before being sacked. Moving to United would have madeKroos as one of the important players at the club. At Real Madrid, though, the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to dominate the headlines.
After a slow start to life in the Spanish league,Kroos is starting to dominate matches just as he did at Bayern Munich. Read the rest of this entry »
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In the Premier League this Sunday, Southampton would be hosting the first position holders Chelsea.
It’s the 19th game for both the teams and a much important one.
The Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the table at the moment, but, they know City is not that far behind and it’s only a matter of one bad day.
A loss here for Chelsea would give City the opportunity to get levelled up in terms of points.
City’s goal differential is not that worse either. It’s plus 24 as compared to Chelsea’s plus 27.
Chelsea’s only defeat this season has come playing on an away ground which means that they are a team which can feel the heat at times when the crowd is not behind them and the Saints can take heart from it.
At the start of the season, many people were saying that it’s almost impossible to beat Chelsea with the kind of balanced squad that they have and they would probably go unbeaten through this entire season if their main players remain fit.
But, Newcastle has shown that Chelsea can be put on the mat and if they can do it, there is no reason why Southampton can’t.
As an outsider though, you would still like to put your money on Chelsea because they have come back from that Newcastle defeat in the best possible manner, winning their last three games on the trot and that too rather convincingly.
The Blues have not conceded a single goal in the last three games which certainly suggests that they have done a bit of work on their defence after that setback.
Southampton also has secured 6 points in their last couple of games and playing in their home conditions, they surely have a chance, but, as far as having the upper hand is concerned, it’s Chelsea which has the upper hand simply because of the strength of their squad.
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