April 30, 2009
Hamburg got a great away win over Bremen tonight in the uefa cup the only goal of the game was score by Trochowsk.Martin Jol’s side may have been outplayed on the night, but will take a lead and an away goal to next week’s second leg.The visitors had the better of their hosts in the first half as they created lots of solid chances.Bremen came out all guns flying in the second half with new energy and commitment but missed many chances to turn this around. Jol will be very happy with this all german tie result and has a great advantage to back for the return leg at home next week.This is not over yet and bremen will be sure they can sneek a away goal .Highlights below
More to follow
April 30, 2009
Fernandinho’s hit a second-half equaliser that gave Shakhtar Donetsk a 1-1 away draw against Dynamo Kiev in their UEFA Cup semi-final first leg.Dynamo who looked most likely to make something happen, with the powerful free-kicks of playmaker Aliyev always seeming a threat and young striker Artem Milevskiy forcing a save from Andriy Pyatov on 14 minutes.
It was from a free-kick the breakthrough came as Aliyev fired in a ball from the right-hand side of the pitch that flicked off Bangoura before deflecting in off the shin of Chygrynskiy at the far post.The own-goal stung the visitors in to action, and from having offered no attacking intention at all in the opening few minutes Shakhtar began to make incursions into their opponents’ half.The closest they came was in a couple of efforts just after the half-hour mark. Brazilian winger Fernandinho controlled a long ball well and drew a good save from Stanislav Bogush with his right-foot effort from the edge of the box. two minutes later, Jadson put Ariano through on Bogush , but the Kiev keeper closed him down well to snuff out the danger.
Dynamo’s defence clicked into action after the close calls, however, and it was the second half before either team had another chance.And the remaining chances mostly fell to the visitors, who upped the tempo hugely as they produced an improved second-half display.Pushing for an equaliser, they consistently put the Dynamo defence on the backfoot , and after patiently probing their reward came on 68 minutes.Brazilian duo of Jadson and Willian combined on the right, the latter putting in a ball in for compatriot Fernandinho who had run in to the edge of the six-yard box to fire home.
Highlights and goals below
April 30, 2009
Playing Carlos Tevez last night in the champions league instead of Dimitar Berbatov Fergie once again got it spot-on.The man showed his class and pure hunger to wear the red shirt and played for his badge.A favourite Stretford End refrain is “Fergie, sign him up”, in reference to United’s failure to make permanent Tevez’s loan deal which expires at the end of the season.
As it stands, Tevez appears to believe he is on his way out of Old Trafford but he remains desperate to win a second Champions League winner’s medal.
Tevez said: “It is very important to get the 1-0 win but next week the game will be very difficult. It was very good for me to be in the starting line-up tonight.
“We played well and wanted to score another goal but we must be happy with the way we played. It was great to hear the fans chanting my name. The crowd here are great to me and it means a lot.”
We think he gets our vote for todays lookalike and for giving 100% last night carlos Tevez is the hulk ! Porto forward star even has the name the hulk on his shirt see how close he looks to the green machine click here make your choice thank you Mr cawthra for this
April 30, 2009
Chivas USA: Despite losing to Toronto midweek, this is still clearly the class of MLS. Shouldn’t have much trouble against San Jose this weekend either.
Toronto FC: Perhaps the strangest week in MLS history: win two games – including one against previously unbeaten Chivas USA – and lose your coach in the process. If they win next week, maybe the owner will sell the team to celebrate.
Seattle Sounders: Nothing like a visit from San Jose to get a team back on track. A huge match this week at Chicago will go a long way to tell is the Sounders are for real.
Real Salt Lake: Sure, New England’s on the decline – but 6-0? Yowza. You won’t see a more impressive half of soccer all season.
Kansas City Wizards: Beating New York 1-0 after being up a man for basically the entire match hardly inspires confidence…
Chicago Fire: …and neither does tying a lousy Columbus side – and having to score twice in the final five minutes to get that. Very Galaxy-like.
D.C. United: Showed some grit in rallying to beat New York on the road. Now if they can avoid giving up goals in bunches…
Colorado Rapids: Had so many chances to put away the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night but couldn’t capitalize. They’ll be missing those two extra points by the end of the season.
New England Revolution: As much as it pains me to put a team that lost 6-0 – with all the goals coming in one half! – this high up, it’s more a matter of how lousy the bottom half of the league is than anything else.
Houston Dynamo: A bye week means one week to build on the momentum of their win against Colorado the week before.
San Jose Earthquakes: A flat effort against Seattle leads to a predictable result.
Los Angeles Galaxy: Back-to-back draws on the road have to count for something, right? But fans sure would like to see a win at some point.
New York Red Bull: Gutty performances in two games this past week, but the name of the game is results and Red Bull wound up with zero points to show for their effort.
Columbus Crew: They were on their way to a possible season-changing victory against Chicago before a last-minute collapse. Bad teams find a way to lose points at the last minute.