Thursday, 26 April 2012

Top favourites Real Madrid and Barcelona suffer an early exits.

TAKE IT CHELSEA:Lionel Messi of Barcelona
The world top favourites to reach the finals of
European champions league has suffered a surprise exits.It was written on people's mind that the two will meet in the finals but it wasn't it at the end of the semifinals.

Barcelona has out played their opponents,Chelsea but it wasn't good enough to see them reach the finals in Munich on the 19th of May.Barcelona had the most in ball possession compared to Chelsea but they couldn't convert their chances.

Tough battle it was but Chelsea have stacked to their basics of dealing with defending champions style of play.Chelsea strategy saw the Barca players frustrated in dealing with the ten men Chelsea after captain John Terry got a red card.

The champions saw themselves eliminated in the champions league  second leg in front of their fans.Now Barca have no chance to lift a trophy after a defeat in the weekend's Clasico against Madrid.

O MY GOSH:Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid
On Wednesday another Spanish giant(Madrid) suffered a home defeat against Bayern Munich,who went to Spain with a 2-1 win in the 1st leg.Madrid suffered a shock defeat on penalty shootout against the four-time Champions of European Soccer's top club tournament,who are now reaching the finals for the second time in three seasons.

Madrid were outstanding but not doing well on the penalty shootout to book a place in the finals.

What these two teams have:
  • quality players
  • they play good football
  • plenty of supporters
  • record breakers,CR7 Ronaldo(Madrid) and Lionel Messi(Barcelona)
Watch out for the finals:Bayern Munich vs Chelsea at Allianz Arena stadium in Germany,19 May 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Maritzburg United end Chiefs title hopes

Maritzburg United players celebreting(

Maritzburg United has ended Chiefs title hopes after defeating them 1-0 on Tuesday 17 April 2012,at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane,Limpopo province.

The team of choice has done their homework and putting to much pressure on the glamour boys to get their important three points to stay away from the relegation battle with a different approach that payed the dividens at the end of the game.

It was a nice return of Maritzburg coach,Ernst Middendorp at Peter Mokaba Stadium,the venue where he and his former team Golden Arrows,caused a lot of complications in the Amakhosi camp back in September.

United made it clearly to the bottom clubs that they are willing to keep their status in the top league.They played well but it was on Chiefs side who wanted the win most to keep in touch to the log leaders.Maritzburg got their first away win all season at Peter Mokaba by defeating Chiefs.

The only goal that separated both teams came from the Zimbabwean striker Cuthbert Malajila on the 74th minutes.In the cause of the game Chiefs had a penalty decision turned down in the second half, a similar one to what Maritzburg had in the first half.

Chiefs had all their chances to win the game but they couldn't convert them and also failing impress under the new coaching staff Donald(Ace) Khuse,Doctor(16v) Khumalo and Arthur(10111) Zwane.This will be the worst season for the glamour boys ending it without a trophy.

Big up for the team of choice,keeping their hopes alive and possible to end the current season in the top flight football.Maritzburg will prove a point to the teams that are still going to play them in the remaining games after a positive results the got against Chiefs.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sundowns and Pirates are on the race to clinch the PSL title

Orlando Pirates logo
On monday 9-04-2012,Orlando Pirates beat the religation strugglers Jomo Cosmos 2-1 at Orlando stadium to keep their hope of defending the title.
Pirates were too strong for Cosmos where they managed to grab the three ponts in the last minutes of day to keep on the run of winning the Premier Soccer League title.The win gave the soweto giant hopes of deffending their title and putting pressure on the Brazillians.

Pirates has been doing well since the dismisal of their head coach,the Brazillian born Julio Leal.
Good things about Pirates at the moment:
  • They have good character in the field of play
  • They show determination of winning as a team
  • They respect their opponents
  • They have good quality players who are willing to win

Mamelodi Sundowns logo

While their counter part Mamelodi Sundowns are showing the determination of winning the title this season as it has being long for them to win something.Mamelodi Sundowns played Limpopo side Black Leopards at Peter Mokaba on Wednesday night to keep their title hopes alive by beating them with the same score as Pirates(2-1).

Sundowns despite spending too much cash in the previous seasons buying players,their are determined to change all that by winning the title and making their supporters happy.They want to make a double this season after qualifying in the quarter finals of the Nedbank Cup.

This gives to much pressure on both teams sharing the same points with Sundowns having a better goal difference on Pirates.The questions who is going to be the last standing at the end of the season?